BENEFITING: FISH TALES
Camp Fish Tales is an overnight, week long camp for people with disabilities. 150 people with disabilities attended Camp Fish Tales last year. Unfortunately, the cabins at Camp Fish Tales need repairing. Financial difficulties at the camp have prevented cabin repairs.
The campers stay at the cabins unless they are close enough to be a day camper. The vast majority of campers stay at the cabins.
The camp provides people disabilities an escape from their humdrum daily routines to a cabin setting deep in the wondrous fresh air, sights and smells of the pine forest featuring food, fellowship, recreation, crafts, and educational activities.
The mission of Camp Fish Tales is to provide a unique and exciting outdoor learning experience where individuals with special needs interact and develop skills that enhance their health, abilities, independence and quality of life.
Camp Fish Tales opened in 1993 as a one-week, overnight, camp at Saginaw Valley State University. In 1996, Camp Fish Tales opened near Pinconning in mid-Michigan. This barrier-free, wheelchair accessible camp, located on 67 ½ acres, is a dream come true for campers and their loved ones.