Youth Summer Day Camp
Wellspring’s Youth Summer Day Camp is where it all began for Wellspring 52 years ago and we’re still going strong. This free 6-week ‘Camp’ is a summer highlight for hundreds of Fort Wayne families where we welcome children 4 to 17 Mondays through Fridays from 9:00am to 1:30pm.
Why are summer camps like ours important?
While other organizations offer summer experiences to Fort Wayne youth, Wellspring is one of the only free opportunities in the area. To ensure access, we not only offer the Camp at absolutely no charge, we provide free transportation by school buses (contracted through FWCS), which more than half of our youth rely on.
David B. McCracken Wellspring Camp Endowment
David B. McCracken was a man dedicated to youth development and he spent his entire career working with youth as a coach, teacher, professor, and camp counselor and director. David made a personal connection with campers and took his role as a mentor seriously; he believed in the power of camping to positively influence kids and help them build successful lives. The David B. McCracken Wellspring Camp Endowment helps us ensure that children in Fort Wayne benefit from an enriching camp experience.
Daily activities include:
235 enrolled campers in 2021.
Each group is professionally staffed by Wellspring. Roving instructors on dance, music and yoga also meet weekly with youth.
Groups are divided by grade and are hosted at four participating sites this year.
Wellspring Center: Pre-K
St. Mary’s Catholic: 2nd & 3rd Grade
Trinity Episcopal: 4th & 5th Grade
Salvation Army: K-1st Grade, 6th-8th Grade, & 9th-12th Grade/p>
Please contact Lois Ehinger or Cierra Thomas for more information: