River Camp

 

July 29-August 2, 2024
9 am- 4 pm 

Shoaff Riverlodge, 6401 St. Joe Rd.

In this one-week camp you will learn about our rivers through hands-on exploration and leave with an enthusiasm for our waterways. Water activities, outdoor games, fishing, science experiments, canoe and kayaking, 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. 

Fee: $165/week


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Spring registration for River Camp will begin on March 25th!

Important Forms
Confirmation Information  Please read through this information prior to camp and bring the required contact information form and other supplies with you on your first day of camp!
Release & Authorization form


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

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Unwind Your Mind: Activities for Persons with Early Dementia

A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia is life changing. Because individuals with dementia often feel isolated and disconnected, it is important that opportunities to participate in community activities that are meaningful, creative, and social are made available to them. Such activity can provide a sense of competence, a reduction in depression, and improved relationships with family members. Studies have shown that arts, crafts, computers and social activities help slow mild cognitive loss by up to 50%.

The Parks and Rereation Department offers classes and activities at the Community Center for those those with signs of early dementia. 

For additional information including to register please call the Community Center, 260-427-6461 or 260-427-6466. 

 

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For more information about the Sensory Room check out "Walk in the Park" on 21Alive featuring Patti Davis, Recreation Superintendent and Suzan Moriarty.

 

Winter Programs (December-February)

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Spring Programs (March-May)


Bingo

2nd and 4th Friday, 1:00 p.m.

March 8 & 22, April 12 & 26, May 10 & 24

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Join the BINGO fun on the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month. Prizes include snacks, canned goods and miscellaneous household items. Sponsored by Heritage Park & Coventry Meadow. Fee: 3 cards/$1


Relaxation Station: Adult Coloring

March 18, April 15, May 20

10:00-11:00 a.m.

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Who doesn’t like to color? Listen to relaxing music, visit with your neighbor and color till your heart’s content using colored pencils or gel pens. No pre-registration is necessary. Drop-in fee: $2.


Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body

Monday, April 15, 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age. Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement. The program is free; however, pre-registration is required. Call 427-6460 by April 8 to sign up.


Understanding & Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior

Monday, March 18, 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways people living with dementia communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common triggers, and learn strategies to help manage some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease.  Call 427-6460 by March 11 to sign up for this free seminar.


Eating Smart and Moving More

Wednesdays, March 20-May 8

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Eating Smart and Moving More consists of 8 weeks of free lessons on food, nutrition, and exercise. This class will help you plan nutritious meals, be active, handle food safely, spend food dollars wisely and improve food purchasing and preparation skills. You can also earn a free cookbook and handy kitchen items just by attending!  Call 427-6460 by March 13 to sign up.


 

 

Winter Programs (December-February 2024)


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Please note: when FWCS is closed for the day during the school year and the Center is open for registered youth from 9 am-5 pm, then the Indoor Playground  and Pickleball courts at McMillen Park Community Center are closed for the day.




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Please note: when FWCS is closed for the day during the school year and the Center is open for registered youth from 9 am-5 pm, then the Indoor Playground  and Pickleball courts at McMillen Park Community Center are closed for the day.

 

 

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Check out the YouTube link to check into this unique sport!  


McMillen Park Community Center Rentals

The McMillen Park Community Center has a space for every event. Let us host your family reunion, birthday party, baby shower, pickleball tournament, basketball tournament, conference, group meeting, wedding reception or other event. We have a variety of room sizes depending on the needs of your group. Alcohol is permitted at the Center. Please contact Percinta Hunter, Program Coordinator at (260) 427-2420 for additional information.   


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 Meet Me On Our Riverfront!

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Check out: Riverfront Fort Wayne 
for a complete list of activities including Spring Celebration on the Riverfront!
 

Meet Me at the Park 

...and explore a new park (check out the list of our 89 parks)! We have 89 parks covering 2,840 acres of parkland! All city parks are open from 6am until 11pm daily! 

 

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... and we can visit the Old Fort!

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....for a hike with Wild Walkers or a Hibernation Hike at Lindenwood Nature Preserve

 

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...so we can wander Salomon Farm or take a Cooking class!

 

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...to paint, play a game, eat lunch or take in a special event at the Community Center

 

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...for all sorts of sports (Youth Athletics or Adult Athletics)

 

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...and let's volunteer! We have different volunteer opportunities, check us out! 

 

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...in order to Unwind Your Mind (activities for those with signs of early dementia). Such activities include Bingo, Adult Coloring, Educational Presentations and much more! 

 

 

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...and check out Botanical classes, Winterval events, and much more!! 
   Learn more at www.botanicalconservatory.org 


...for endless FUN! 


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Meet Me On-Line!

If you would like to enjoy virtual activities check out our link: FWParks@Home where you can explore "walks", "classes", blogs, "activities" and just have fun!  Check back often as we add more content periodically.


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We created a link (FWParks4FUN) to list all of our games & activities we are releasing  How about BINGO? So check out this link and visit a park soon!


Looking for even more ideas or have a question? Give us a call at 260-427-6000.  Or check out our Current Fun Times!  

For questions about any of these activities please call the Main Office at 260-427-6000.  

 

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Sign up for Winter Programming at McMillen Park Community Center    


Winter Programs (December-February 2024)

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Spring Programs (March-May 2024)

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McMillen Park Community Center Rentals

The McMillen Park Community Center has a space for every event. Let us host your family reunion, birthday party, baby shower, pickleball tournament, basketball tournament, conference, group meeting, wedding reception or other event. We have a variety of room sizes depending on the needs of your group. Alcohol is permitted at the Center. Please contact Percinta Hunter, Program Coordinator at (260) 427-2420 for additional information.
 

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Sisters of the Cloth 

The Master quilters of Sisters of the Cloth work one-on-one with youth ages 8-18, teaching the craft of quilting. Class sizes are limited. Call 427- 2420 for more information.

 

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Testimonials

Mrs. Cin. is very professional, nice and overall helpful.  The staff is wonderful with children.  L. Crawford
Staff is very professional. Tami C.
Awesome job-keep up the great job! Proud of the Center-Sandra W.
My son gets to enjoy some of his summer with other kids he may not get to see during the summer. Jennifer C.
Great program.  Glad that it is available to my kids. B. Pritchard
Your doing good.  Ms. Cin is great! N.G.
The program is very helpful because I didn't have anywhere to take my grandchildren for the summer. C. Shepherd
Great program for the kids, they also have plenty of activities. Kristal S. 


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