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.

Shannon Forshee appointed Camp Fish Tales Executive Director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: April 11, 2018
Contact Person: Shannon Forshee
Info: (989) 879-5199

Shannon Forshee

(Pinconning) The Board of Directors for Camp Fish Tales, located in Pinconning, Michigan, is pleased to announce the appointment of former board member, Shannon Forshee, as Executive Director. Shannon is a former special education teacher with Bullock Creek Public Schools, and an engaged community volunteer for a number of local organizations. In her two years of board involvement with Camp Fish Tales, and as chair of the fundraising committee, Shannon has raised over $50K in additional scholarship and programmatic funding for camp.

“Shannon has shown a great deal of leadership on our board from day one,” said Karl Ieuter, current Camp Fish Tales board chair “although she will be missed in this capacity, we have full faith in her ability to bring camp to the next level during this transitional phase”.

Camp Fish Tales is partnering with IKUS Life Enrichment Services, formally Indian Trails Camp, out of Grand Rapids to deliver its 11 week camping season in 2018.

“This partnership is a great opportunity to bring the expertise and innovation of IKUS to our local community as we work on continually improving our program and providing the best possible experience for our campers” Ieuter added, “With their programmatic leadership and Shannon’s connections and knowledge of this community, we know this will be our best camp season yet”.

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 our campers.

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

Camp Fish Tales Receives Scholarship Money for Midland Campers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Pinconning, MI – April 3, 2018

Camp Fish Tales, a camp for children and adults with special needs, located in Pinconning, Michigan received a grant of $10,000 to provide scholarships to Midland County residents with special needs to attend summer camp.

“Providing an opportunity to attend summer camp is a once is a life time experience for many of the campers,” said Karl Ieuter, Chair of Camp Fish Tales Board of Directors. “We hope these scholarships will provide opportunities for campers from Midland that may not have had the opportunity to enjoy an outdoor camp setting.”

Midland County Youth Action Council (MCYAC) is a project of the Midland Area Community Foundation and is made possible through the Council of Michigan Foundations and supported by a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.  The Midland Area Community Foundation provides philanthropic leadership to strengthen our community by fostering collaboration and giving today and in the future.

Camp Fish Tales opened its doors in 1996.  Since that time, summer camperships have grown from 25 campers to 160 campers.  Camp Fish Tales weekend respites have added substantially to camper numbers in the past two years.

“We never want to turn a camper away because they can’t afford camp.  These scholarships will give Midland County campers the opportunity to attend the premier summer camp for campers of all ages with special needs,” said Jan Lampman, member of the board.

Board Member, Shannon Forshee added, “This generous grant from the Midland County Youth Action Council will allow more campers to have their summer dreams come true.”

To apply for a scholarship, go to www.campfishtales.org and fill out the scholarship application or call 989-879-5199.  Registration is open for camp online.

Contact:
Karl Ieuter, Chair
director@fishtales.org
2177 E Erickson Road
Pinconning, MI 48650
989-879-5199