Date(s) & Time(s)::
Daily from June 20, 2011 until June 24, 2011
Daily from June 27, 2011 until July 1, 2011
Daily from July 11, 2011 until July 15, 2011
Daily from July 18, 2011 until July 22, 2011
Daily from July 25, 2011 until July 29, 2011
Daily from August 1, 2011 until August 5, 2011
Daily from August 8, 2011 until August 12, 2011
June 13, 2011
June 14, 2011
Phone: (260) 427-6000
Since its inception in 1946, Franke Park Day Camp has provided unforgettable childhood experiences for thousands of Fort Wayne area youth. With its strong emphasis on nature education, basic camping skills and Native American Lore, Franke Park Day Camp provides an environment which fosters cooperation, problem solving and socialization as well as the dirty, muddy, outdoor fun kids of all ages enjoy!
4-5 Year Old Program
A thematic approach exposes participants to the concepts of seeds and plants, trees, animals, and Native Americans in this pre-camp experience.
6-11 Year Old Program
Nature education, basic camping skills, and Native American culture are emphasized in the 6-8 and 9-11 year old programs. Campers enjoy a wide range of activities including hiking, fire building, outdoor cooking, swamp study, nature walks, arts and crafts, Native American rituals/dancing, games, mud sliding, etc.
Advanced Camper Program
The Advanced Camper program is open to individuals 12-18 years of age who wish to be Junior Leaders (12 years) or Counselors-in-Training (13-18 years). The program involves day camping, overnight camping, Native American Lore, basic camping skills, canoe instruction, nature education, ecology, conservation, camp and community service projects, social activities and assisting the Franke Park Day Camp staff with everyday duties.
We are very committed to the safety of the children who attend Franke Day Camp. Please review our Safety Guidelines. Direct any questions to Tony Acosta, 260.427.6008.
Meet the Supervisor
The Franke Park Day Camp supervisor is Chris Freehill. Chris is returning for his 35th year on staff and his 22nd year as the camp's supervisor. He has many fond memories of his own childhood summers at Franke Park Day Camp. Chris teaches fifth grade at Forest Park Elementary School.
Day Camp Fees
(All fees are for a one week session)
4-11 Year Old Campers: $86
Junior Leaders (12 Year Old Campers): $86
Counselors-In-Training (13-18 Year Old Campers): $69
CIT's may attend five weeks or more for a flat fee of $276
AM Camp Care: $25
PM Camp Care: $25
Note: Financial assistance is available for qualified youth. Please inquire about the Franke Park Campership program at the time of registration. Check out: Youth Scholarships
2011 Franke Park Day Camp Schedule
Session 1 (June 13-17) Canceled
Session 2 (June 20-24)
Session 3 (June 27-July 1)
Session 4 (July 5 – 8)**
Session 5 (July 11-15)
Session 6 (July 18-22)
Session 7 (July 25-29)
Session 8 (August 1-5)
**Just ADDED: A NEW Session 8 (July 5-8) Prorated week for $68
Youth Classes – Daytime youth classes begin Tuesday, June 14; daytime preschool classes begin Monday, June 13; all youth evening classes begin on Monday, June 13.
Lifetime Sports Academy – Begins Tuesday, June 14.
Summer Supervised Playground Program – Begins Tuesday, June 14.
For more information about Parks & Recreation programs, visit www.fortwayneparks.org or call 427-6000.
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