Camp Fish Tales will hold its Fourth Annual Fish Races on Friday, March 20, 2020!

Date: February 19, 2020
Contact Person: Shannon Forshee
Info: (989) 879-5199

Doors open: 5:30. Dinner served: 6:00. Post time: 6:30

Chris and Molly Girard, Honorary Chairs

(Pinconning)  -Join us for dinner and this crowd-pleasing, one of a kind event which includes pari-mutuel betting on wooden fish. Six fish will race in each heat on a custom track. Admission is $25 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 at our website or by calling 989-879-5199. ALL proceeds to benefit Camp Fish Tales programming, scholarships and camp maintenance.

Our Honorary Chairs this year are Chris and Molly Girard. They have been married for 22 years and have four children: Laura, Brooklyn, Kayla, & Rachel and five grandchildren. In addition, they have been foster parents to numerous children throughout the years.  Chris is the President and CEO of Do-All, Inc. serving individuals with a disability and Molly serves as the administrator for the Episcopal Diocese.  In their free time, they operate GIRARD Investments, a residential real estate business managing over 60 rental units.  Chris was recently elected to serve as a City Commissioner for Bay City.

Camp Fish Tales is a barrier-free, accessible camp located on 67 acres 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 or call (989) 879-5199.

Fish races press release

Camp Fish Tales Receives Scholarship Money for Midland Campers

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 and fill out the scholarship application or call 989-879-5199.  Registration is open for camp online.

Karl Ieuter, Chair
2177 E Erickson Road
Pinconning, MI 48650