Camp Fish Tales announces 2018 Camp Director

J Scholma
My name is Jodi Scholma. I’m very excited to be working as the Camp Director of Camp Fish Tales for the summer. I love working with people who have disabilities and therefore I chose to get my bachelors degree in Special Education. I have taught in the classroom for 5 years as well as I’ve worked in group homes, and at day camps. I also love different cultures and to travel. I have lived in Spain, Liberia and Israel; a total of three continents. Out of all of the jobs I’ve had, my all time favorite job, was working at a camp. I’ve worked at a camp in Indiana and in New Mexico. At these camps I’ve worked as counselor, mountain biking instructor, dining hall assistant and lifeguard. No matter what title or position you have; you can guarantee it will be great fun if you’re working at a camp.

Camp Fish Tales Introduces New Program Lead – Mitchell Prater

Mitchell Prater

Mitchell Prater, Program Lead

We are very excited to introduce our Program Lead for 2018, Mitchell Prater! Mitchell is a recent graduate of Siena Heights University where he graduated with his Bachelors of Social Work. During his time at Siena,  Mitchell was involved in many organized groups and held various leadership positions including Pi Lambda Phi, Campus Ministry, and Orientation Team. Mitchell has always had a passion for working with individuals with disabilities and fell in love with the camp experience last summer at Indian Trails Camp in Grand Rapids. He is excited to make even more wonderful camp memories at Camp Fish Tales this summer. When he isn’t at camp,  Mitchell enjoys watching Netflix, playing video games, and spending quality times with his family and friends.

CFT would like to thank our Fish Race Sponsors

Camp Fish Tales would like to thank our 2018 Fish sponsors for our Fish Races that were held in March.

Your commitment to camp and your generosity is certainly appreciated!

Below is a list of all 2018 Fish Race sponsors.
*= indicates businesses and individuals who are also 2018 camp sponsors
Arc of Midland
Kathy Dolan
The Forshee Family
*Fisher Companies
*Sowle Properties
*Ieuter Insurance Agency
*Bartlett Farms
*Pioneer Golden Estates
*Eden Fields Assisted Living and Memory Care
Associated Builders and Contractors
Midland Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
The McClelland Family
*Chemical bank
The Riddle Family
George Phillips Law Firm
Judy McAtee
Alex Rapanos
Pavlik Trucking
Standish Milling
*Richardson’s Standish
*United Bay Community Credit Union
*GEI Insulation
Jensen Family
*Three Rivers Corporation
Karl and Julie Ieuter
Bubba’s Tri-City Cycle
CJ’s Sports Grill
Arbury Insurance Agency
Thelen Auto Group
*Associated Family Dental Center
Rick & Judy Cundiff
The Gaskell family
Classic Lawn Care
Disability Network
Bay Side Home Care

Volunteers Needed for Camp Clean Up

Volunteers Needed for Camp Clean Up

Looking to lend a hand?


Clean Up Day has been moved to Sunday, April 29 from 12 to 4.


Help us spiff up camp before summer camp begins.

Your help is greatly appreciated and we thank you in advance!



CFT Spring Respite Weekends

Respites Spring

Camp Fish Tales will be offering a couple of Spring respite weekends. Click on the links below for more information.

All  overnight respites registration/drop off times are Friday between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. and pickup times are Sunday between 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
$225.00 per person

April Showers Respite Weekend
April 13-15 – April Showers and Planting Flowers
Up, Up & Away Respite Weekend
April 20-22 – balloons, kites and more

Be Greater Race Series

Be Greater Race Series

5K Fun Run-Walk

Become part of the Be Greater Race Series and join us at our 5K Family Fun Run/Walk.





Camp Fish Tales’ 5K Family Run/Walk is now part of the Be Greater Race Series!

Stay committed all race season and register to run the Great Lakes Bay Region! This collection of races which will keep you moving and motivated all race season long!

FREE to register for the series! All you have to do is race in at least four races to receive a shirt and gain eligibility for prizes provided by Runners.


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