Recent Donors to Camp Fish Tales

Kiwasee Kiwanis Foundation 4-19-2019April 15, 2019 – Kiwassee Kiwanis Foundation Vice President, Duane Townley, presented a check to Camp Fish Tales for $6,400 to Camp Executive Director Shannon Forshee and board member Karl Ieuter. The funds are being used to help furnish the camp’s new 24-bed cabin due to open for campers on June 2, 2019. “We are very thankful to the Kiwassee Kiwanis Foundation for being so generous to Camp Fish Tales. This new furniture will be a wonderful addition to the camp,” said Executive Director, Shannon Forshee.

 

Midland Soccer ClubApril 15, 2019 – Thank you to the Midland Soccer Club for donating soccer goals they were no longer using. We will be using them for our new sports field at camp! The campers appreciate it.

 

 

 

April 7, 2019 – What an amazing weekend of giving!

The Ability Experience is the philanthropic initiative of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity. They strive to instill a passion for lifelong service in the fraternity members while helping to empower people living with disabilities.

They did our front landscaping, helped re-vamp the interior of several of our cabins and took on several other projects around camp. Their fundraising efforts throughout the year allowed them to make a $5000 donation to camp. ”Create a community one relationship at a time where all abilities are recognized and valued.”
We are thankful!

Six weeks and counting


 

Hello Campers and Families!!

We are about 6 weeks away from the start of camp! The first day of camp is June 2nd. Go to our home page www.campfishtales.org, then click on the button that says ‘Register’. If you already registered last year, please do not make another profile. You can use last year’s profile and just update the new information and the week you wish to register. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the office 989-879-5199 or my cell at 989-615-7840.

Our theme this year is AROUND THE WORLD IN 5 DAYS! The campers are going to be issued passports, so have them be prepared to travel the world!! We are so excited for the season to begin!

Shannon Forshee
Executive Director

“Keep the Fire Burning Award” presented to…

“Keep the Fire Burning Award” presented to…

At Camp Fish Tales annual “Fish Races”, the camp presented the 3rd annual Ben Wackerle “Keep the Fire Burning Award” to Thomas N. Thelen, a long time supporter, fundraiser, and board member of Camp Fish Tales.

Mr. Thelen has been instrumental in the construction of new structures at camp as well putting in procedures that help bring Camp Fish Tales to the next level. His commitment to camp has made him the recipient of the Ben Wackerle “Keep the Fire Burning” award. We are thankful for you, Tom!

Drum Roll, Please!

Drum Roll, Please!

CFT Fish Races update

We are excited to announce that our 3rd Annual Fish Races Fundraiser brought in $30,173.00!!! We are so extremely grateful! We couldn’t have done it without our gracious sponsors, all of the volunteers, the many people that donated items and guests that showed up that night. Thank you!

All proceeds will go towards camperships and camp maintenance.

By the way, the winners were…

Ieuter Insurance Group won first place in our 3rd annual fish races! Congratulations and thank you for all you do for camp!

 

 

2019 Camp Fish Tales Fish Races

Camp Fish Tales Fish Races

 Join us for the Camp Fish Tales’ Fish Races

Friday, March 15, 2019

Doors open: 5:30 pm ⋅ Dinner served: 6:00 pm ⋅ Post time: 7:00 pm

Purchase your Tickets

Join us Friday, March 15th for this crowd pleasing one of a kind event which includes pari-mutual betting on wooden fish. Doors open at 5:30, dinner served at 6:00, betting starts at 7pm. Six fish will race in each heat on a custom track. Admission $25.00 per person and includes dinner and an evening of gambling fun. Event is BYOB. Must be 18 to attend and place bets. Purchase tickets below or call 989-879-5199. ALL proceeds benefit Camp Fish Tales programming, scholarships, and camp maintenance.

For questions, please email director@campfishtales.org

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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.