3rd Annual Happy Camper 5K Family Fun Run/Walk

5K Fun Run-Walk

Camp Fish Tales Happy 5K Fun Run/Walk

Inaugural Fun Run Walk

A group shot of participants at the Inaugural 5K Family Fun Run/Walk.

The 3rd Annual Family 5K will be held September 30th at 2pm. The event will take place at camp. Runners & Walkers will get to explore parts of the property’s 66 acres via the groomed trails.

Race is timed. Registration begins July 2018, and if using the link provided, you reserve your t-shirt and swag bag!

Adults $20; Kids 16 and under $15, $50 for a family of 4
Online payment capabilities will be added as available.

All proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit Camp Fish Tales.

Call Camp Fish Tales at 989-879-5199 for more information!

CFT Fish Races 2018

CFT Fish Races 2018


2nd Annual Fish Races: March 16th, 2018
Doors open: 5:30pm
Dinner Served: 6pm
Post time: 7pm

Join us for dinner and this crowd pleasing, one of a kind event which includes pari-mutuel betting on wooden fish. 6 fish will race in each heat on our very own “track.” Admission is $25 per person and includes dinner and an evening of gambling fun. Event is BYOB. Must be 18 years old to attend and place bets.


Online tickets are now available or call 989-879-5199 to purchase.



Tickets are $25/each

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What’s Been Happening at CFT?

CFT is having a very busy off-season this year!

We ended 2016 with weekend respites in October and November with 34 total participants.

“Studies reveal that people who act as caregivers for family members are at a higher risk for stress-related health conditions such as depression and chronic disease.” says ED Beth Dow.

“Respite care should not be considered a luxury, but should instead be an important component of a care giving program. Regularly scheduled respites are recommended so that you aren’t waiting until you are on the verge of burnout to get help. It benefits not only the caregiver but also the person being cared for.”

Campers are still being accepted for the weekend respites being planned for the weekend of March 17 for possibly two weekends in April.

CFT also hosted a food giveaway at camp in conjunction with Hidden Harvest and the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan. The event was such a huge success, with over 180 families receiving food, that another food distribution has been set for February 23rd.

CFT’s first annual Fish Races has been scheduled for Friday, March 10. This fundraiser is very unique to our region and expected to be a lot of fun.

Last but certainly not least, CFT is working to hire quality staff for summer camp.