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Program Details


Activities Offered
  • Archery
  • Bowling
  • Camp
  • Fitness
  • Various Recreational Activities
  • Wheelchair Racing
Building Access
  • Meets ADA standards
  • Accessible areas of building: entire camp including a 5,000 foot nature trail

Participants Served
  • Age range of participants: 7 to 26

  • Accessible by Public Transportation: No

  • Transportation Provided by the Program: No


Camp Fish Tales is a barrier-free camp located on 67 wooded acres on the corner of Erickson and Old State Road between Linwood and Pinconning (4 miles North of Linwood, 1/2 mile East of M-13).

The benefits of sending a camper to Camp Fish Tales are huge! As soon as you get experience the Camp Fish Tales program you will notice how much more confidence and independence your camper will have. It is a proven benefit that all campers have. Lets not forget about the opportunity to interact with other kids, develop friendships, and build relationships. It is amazing how much out positive role modeling adults will help your camper become a better person. Let�s, not forget about the personal assistants of these campers, while your camper is experiencing the most amazing time here, you will be given the chance to have a much needed break from your normal routine.

Camps for children and adults with disabilities also give children and adults the opportunity to be around other campers, who are just like them, an opportunity they may never have. Independence is another benefit camp can provide. For example, an overnight camp like Camp Fish Tales can give a child or adult with a disability the chance to be without parents, doctors, or physical therapists for a week. This allows them to do more things for themselves and learn how to ask friends to help. Learning that their peers or other adults can help them is also valuable for kids and adults with disabilites. They can learn to be assertive in problem-solving and communicating needs.

In addition, camp provides the physical benefits of increased activity as well. Many people with disabilities or chronic illnesses are sedentary and don't often participate in the sports or recreational activities that their peers do. They therefore miss out on the social and health benefits that exercise brings. Camp provides a variety of activities such as wheelchair racing, dancing, bowling, or archery. This gives them immediate health benefits in terms of improved cardiovascular fitness and also provides recreational options that will carry over into the rest of there life.

In addition, many camps combine learning environments with these physical activities, giving campers with behavioral or learning problems the chance to develop, or catch up on, needed skills during the summer.