(260) 427-6725 (in season)
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, this popular camp provides an environment which fosters cooperation, problem solving and socialization as well as the dirty, muddy, outdoor fun kids of all ages enjoy! For more information or to sign up, visit www.fortwayneparks.org or stop by the Parks and Recreation Department.
All campers must be of minimum age by June 1, 2017.
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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.
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.
ANNUAL BIG POW-WOW
Tuesday, August 1, 7:00 pm
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