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!

Click here to register for River Camp!

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. 

 

Sensory Clubhouse

 

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


Summer Programs

Bingo

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

June 28, July 12 & 26, August 9 & 23

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Bingo is held at 1:00 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month. Prizes include snacks, canned goods and miscellaneous household items. Fee: 3 cards/$1. Sponsored by American Senior Communities.


Relaxation Station: Adult Coloring

3rd Mondays, 10:00-11:00 a.m.

June 10, July 15, August 19

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


Managing Money: A Caregiver’s Guide to Finance

Monday, August 19, 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

This seminar by the Alzheimer’s Association® is designed to help you understand the costs of caregiving and the benefits of early planning; teach you how to avoid financial abuse and fraud; help you start a conversation about finances; assess your financial and legal needs; and find the support you need. Call 427-6460 by August 12 to reserve your place in this FREE seminar.


Effective Communication Strategies

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

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Communication is more than just talking and listening – it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease. The Effective Communication Strategies program of the Alzheimer’s Association was designed to provide practical information and resources to help dementia caregivers learn to decode verbal and behavioral messages from people with dementia. If you are interested in this free seminar call 427-6460 by July 8 to register.


Eating Smart and Moving More

Wednesday, June 26-August 7

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

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Eating Smart and Moving More provides FREE lessons on food, nutrition and exercise. You will learn to plan nutritious meals, be active, handle food safely, spend food dollars wisely and improve food purchasing and preparation skills. You can earn a free cookbook and handy kitchen items just by attending!  This program is free, however, pre-registration with an email address is required. Please call 427-6460 to sign up by June 20.

 


 

Spring Programs (March-May 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.

Summer Programs (June-August)


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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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 Meet Me On Our Riverfront!

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Check out: Riverfront Fort Wayne 
for a complete list of activities including the Muddy River Concert Series, Dragon Boat Races, Paint with a Purpose, and so much more 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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Summer 2024 Programming (June-August)

We are full for this summer.  Check out information on Jennings or Weisser Center.


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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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