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Activities

Computers and video games are left behind as campers immerse themselves in physically and mentally challenging activities each day.  Campers choose the activities they want to take on the first day.  Everyone takes swimming and nature but after that you can choose from a variety of activities (over 70 in all).  There are always more things to do than you have time for so there's always something new to do next year.  Each camper will participate in his or her chosen activities during the entire Camp Term.  This allows enough time for personal growth and advancement within each activity. 


Evenings and nights are a special time at Fern with something different going on each night.  Campers participate in a variety of tribal and non-tribal activities. Whether it's a game of capture the flag, carnival, or stunt night, it's sure to be FUN!


Waterfront Activities

Whether you are learning new strokes in a swimming class or how to paddle a canoe, the Camp Fern waterfront is the "cool" place to be.


Waterfront activities include:

Red Cross Swimming

Lifeguarding* (15yrs and Up)

Canoeing

Sailing

War Canoe*

Kayaking

The Blob

Aqua Cycle

Paddleboard

Skiing

Slalom Skiing

Barefoot Skiing

Knee Boarding

Ski Bob

Wakeboarding

Wake Skate

 

Sports

Are you ready to challenge yourself to learn a new skill or perfect an old one?  Then try one of Camp Fern's sports activities.   Climb the pamper pole, become a marksman in riflery, or learn to "flip out" on the trampoline, whatever your choice it's time to take it to the next level with all things sports.


Sports activities include:

Archery

Riflery

Ropes (Challenge) Course - High and Low Ropes

Rock wall

Zip Line

Pamper Pole

Tight Rope

Basketball

Soccer

Tennis

Volleyball

Boxing*

Fencing

Ping Pong

Trampoline

Weight Lifting*

Skeet Shooting

Golf/Mini Golf

Dodgeball

Alternative sports* 

 

Riding

Do you love horses? Then saddle up and join us at the stables for the ride of your life.  Our riding program starts with the basics for beginners and includes jumping for the more advanced.  Not only will you learn to ride but to care for your horse as well.


Riding activities include:

English Horseback Riding

Flat Work

Jumping *

Trail Riding

Overnight Horseback Rides *

Horsemanship

 

Nature

Ready to experience the outdoors in a whole new way?  Blaze a trail to the Camp Fern Nature cabin to learn what it takes to live and survive in the outdoors.   Build a fire, cook a meal, tie a knot, or learn to identify local plants and animals.  All this and more awaits you in Fern's all out nature experience.


Nature activities include:

Nature and Camp Crafts

Plant Identification

Edible Plants

Animal Identification

Fire Building

Outdoor Cooking

Orienteering

Knot Work

Lashing

Shelter Building

Trip Preparation

Hiking

Backpacking

Fishing

Overnight Camping Trips

Constellation/Star Gazing

Conservation

 

Arts and Crafts

Want to explore your artistic side?  Come on by the Crafts House and try your hand at making some leather crafts or paint a plaque for your room at home.  Perhaps you might enjoy making something from nature.  Whatever your interest, just come on down and start creating!


Arts and Crafts activities include:

Leather Crafts

Bead Loom

Potters Wheel

Clay Sculpture

Ceramics

Plaque making

Glass Beads

Crature (Natural Crafts)

Tie Dye

Dream Catchers

Tribal Art

Dance/Drama

 

* Not offered at 2 week coed