Parent Planner – A Few Reminders!

Tuition– Must be paid in full 2 weeks prior to camper arrival unless part of Community Mental Health.

Physical Exams– Every camper is required to have a physical within a year of their arrival at camp. Need a physical form? Under registration, create a profile, under health history click physical form.

Medication– Must be brought in original bottles and turned into the nurse.

Camp Fish Tales Gear– Bring cash for the camp store! CFT sells t-shirts, sunglasses, snuggle buddy bears, notebooks and much more!

Snack Shack– $2 a day is plenty for our daily trips to the Snack Shack!

Packing List– Found at & scroll down.

Check-in: Upon arrival, we have 3 stations:

  1. Under pavilion. Unload luggage (remove meds). Pull a number & staff will call you up.
  2. Take your number, meds, and cash for the store with you to the Nurses Station. The staff will call your number.
  3. Walk your camper back to the cabins where you will find your luggage and a counselor will be there to greet you. Walk your camper back to the lodge for an activity.

Camp Fish Tales’ 2020 Fish Races

Camp Fish Tales’ Fish Races

Friday, March 20, 2020

Fish Races Flyer 2020

Click flyer to enlarge

Purchase Your Tickets

Join us on Friday, March 20th 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, the betting starts at 6:30 pm sharp. Six fish will race in each heat on a custom track. Admission begins at $25.00 per person and includes dinner and an evening of gambling fun. The event is BYOB. Must be 18 to attend and place bets.

Tickets are available NOW at:
or by calling 989-879-5199. ALL proceeds to benefit Camp Fish Tales programming, scholarships and camp maintenance.

Doors open: 5:30 pm ⋅ Dinner served: 6:00 pm ⋅ Post time: 6:30 pm
Shannon Forshee
Camp Fish Tales 2177 E Erickson Rd Pinconning, MI 48650

Email us:
Call us: 989-615-7840

Camp Fish Tales honors Thelen

Tom Thelen

Tom Thelen

At Camp Fish Tales’ annual Fish Races Fundraiser, 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.

Wackerle was one of the “super friends” who were the reason behind the start of Camp Fish Tales. Wackerle died in September 2016 at age 44. One of the traditions at camp is to take the ashes from the last camp fire of the week and restart the first campfire of the season with those ashes. Hence, keeping the spirit of camp alive and “Keeping the Fire Burning.”

“Mr. Thelen has been instrumental in the construction of new structures at camp as well putting in procedures that helped bring Camp Fish Tales to the next level,” Executive Director Shannon Forshee said. “His commitment to camp has made him the recipient of the Ben Wackerle Keep the Fire Burning award.”

Open House and 5K Run Walk set for May 19

CFT 5K Run/WalkJoin us for our annual Happy Camper 5K Run/Walk and Open House at Camp Fish Tales on Sunday, May 19th! 

Register here

ALL proceeds will benefit camper scholarships.

Bring your family and run or walk through our beautiful wooded campus and be one with nature.

Our Open house takes place just before the race from 12-2pm and this event begins at 2pm. Feel free to join us before the race for our open house. We will have tours of camp, activities for the kids and an outdoor picnic style lunch.

Our 5K is open to individuals, families and pets (pets must be leashed and friendly).

$20 a runner or $50 a family of four.  Kids 16 and under are $15.

Check-in begins at 1pm.  Race begins promptly at 2pm.

You will receive an email after registering to get age of each participant.  Click on the link below for additional details and registration information:

The trails at camp are so beautiful.  Click on the link for details and registration:

Register here


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Give Local Bay is a day to celebrate our community and support our local nonprofits!

Donate on May 7th and your gift makes a larger impact! Every donation made in the 24-hour period will be increased by an incentive pool. The more each nonprofit raises, the more incentive money they receive! Your donation will help Camp Fish Tales build it’s endowment fund and will enable us to provide experiences for many generations to come!!

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