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! 

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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:

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Support local nonprofits

It’s a Great Day to Give Where You Live!

Give Local BayGive Local Bay Begins in a Week!

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!!

Visit GiveLocalBay.org to donate and support Camp Fish Tales.

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!

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 Open House Scheduled for May 20, 2018

Camp Fish Tales Open House Scheduled for May 20, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: April 20, 2018
Contact Person: Shannon Forshee
Info: (989) 879-5199

(Pinconning) Camp Fish Tales will be hosting its Spring Open House on May 20, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at its Pinconning location. Refreshments will be available, including a hot dog bar, snacks, and drinks. Guests will enjoy a number of outdoor activities, including golf cart tours of the property, pontoon rides, a rock wall, and crafts. Anyone interested in learning more about camp is encouraged to attend!

In addition to the regularly scheduled activities, the Camp Fish Tales board will be conducting a number of ribbon cuttings on renovated, newly built, and planned additions to the facilities. Numerous community donors have generously contributed to the improvements at camp and will be honored at the ceremonies; including, Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation, Strosacker Foundation, Rollin M. Gerstacker Foundation, Dow Corning Foundation, Saginaw Society for Crippled Children, Leadership Bay County, Lions Clubs of Midland and Bay City, Jean and Donald Massnick, the LaTulip Family, the late Mary Ellery, Don Wackerle, the Thelen family, and  the Community Wishes Gala of Midland.

Camp Fish Tales is a barrier-free, accessible camp located on 67 acres located on the corner of Erickson and Old State Road between Pinconning and Linwood. Camp Fish Tales serves individuals of all ages with varying types of disability in order to ensure an enjoyable and enriching experience for all campers.

For more information regarding Camp Fish Tales, or to register a camper, please visit www.campfishtales.org or call (989) 879-5199.

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