(260) 427-6725 (in season)
Franke Park Day Camp provides children with enjoyable outdoor experiences in a wooded setting which foster cooperation through learning, playing, working, problem solving, and socializing together. Since 1946, Franke Park Day Camp has been serving the children of this community with an emphasis on basic camping skills, nature education, and Native American Lore. Any individual, 4-18 years of age, may register for Franke Park Day Camp, regardless of sex, color, national origin, religion, or disability.
All campers must be of minimum age by June 1, 2017.
Franke Park Day Camp was once again chosen as the First Place Winner (Places To Go And Things To Do; Summer Day Camp Category) of the 2015 Fort Wayne Newspaper’s Reader’s Choice Award.
Check out the Registration/Schedule link for Franke Day Camp brochures and registration forms posted in the spring.
Franke Park Day Camp is located in Franke Park at 3411 Sherman Blvd. The parking lot is located between Pavilion #2 and the playground.
M, T, Th, F 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Wednesdays 1:00-7:00 p.m.
AM Camp Care 6:30-9:00 a.m.
PM Camp Care 3:30-6:00 p.m.
2016 Camper Information
WEDNESDAY EVENING PROGRAM
Day Camp ends every Wednesday evening with an open house, staff introductions and a special program of songs and skits from 6:00-7:00 p.m. Parents and family members are encouraged to attend and join the fun. Franke Park Day Camp t-shirts will be available for purchase at this time.
Each session of camp closes with a pow-wow on Friday, from 2:00-3:00 p.m., where the campers will perform authentic Native American dances and receive their feathers and/or dog tags. The weekly pow-wows help campers prepare for the Annual Big Pow-Wow at the end of camp. Family and friends are invited to attend.
70th ANNUAL BIG POW-WOW
Tuesday, August 2, 7:00 p.m., Franke Park Franke Park Day
Campers from all sessions throughout the summer are invited back to participate in the annual Big Pow-Wow and reunite with the friends they made during camp. The program features authentic Native American dances around a big bonfire. Family and friends are invited to attend this traditional Franke Park Day Camp finale!
For additional information:
Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation, 260.427.6000