River Camp

Look for River Camp information very soon!


Fort Wayne developed around the confluence of three rivers: the St. Joseph, the St. Marys, and the Maumee. Learn all about the role our rivers have played in the history of our city and how they are still used today. Campers will learn about our rivers through hands-on exploration and leave with an enthusiasm for our waterways. Water activities, outdoor games, fishing, science experiments, dragon boat paddling, pontoon excursions, canoe paddling, hiking, river clean-up and water safety are all part of the fun! A confirmation letter will be sent out with details a week prior to camp! Ages 8-12.

Additional information on River Camp will be available in the spring.

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Important Information

Register on-line for River Camp in the spring 

Important Forms
Confirmation Information River Camp
Release & Authorization form
Release and Waiver for COVID-19

Medication Permission Forms (As needed)
Medication Protocol Information
Prescription Medication Permission Form
Over the Counter Medication Permission Form

COVID Statement:

Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation has thoroughly researched COVID safety precautions, working with local, state, and national organizations to determine best practices for our summer day camps. COVID guidelines specific to each day camp will be sent to families in their confirmation packets, approximately 1 week prior to the camp week the child is attending. Please review guidelines carefully, as we are counting on you to help us keep our community healthy! We will continue to monitor guidelines and keep families informed should guidelines change; at this we will require all campers and staff to wear masks when indoors and any time social distancing is not possible.

COVID-19 Plan for River Camp

River Camp will separate campers in to groups of 10 children with 1 counselor. Groups may not intermingle. The use of shared items/equipment will be reduced to items that can be properly sanitized. Equipment such as life jackets and paddles will be assigned to campers so that these items are not shared. These items will be disinfected every day. Staff will sanitize high touch surfaces multiple times a day. Masks will be enforced while indoors and social distancing is not possible. Campers will be given clear instructions on when they can take breaks from wearing masks and when they are required to wear masks. Camp staff will be trained on speaking to children about COVID and guiding them to practice healthy hygiene habits. We also have a Communicable Disease Plan in place.


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