Pinewood Derby Registration Now Open – Race March 12

Attention Mighty Fox Nation!

Save the date for one of our most popular events of the year! Our 2017 Pinewood Derby race will be held Sunday, March 12 at the Everett Elementary School.

You must pre-register your child here in order to participate in the race

Break out the power tools, sandpaper, and paint and create the fastest and coolest car you can. Trophies will be awarded for the fastest cars for boys and girls tribes, as well as a special trophy for overall fastest car. Design trophies will be awarded for the coolest car designs as well as trophies for the most authentic Native American themed designs.

This is an all family event, so bring the siblings and invite the grandparents.

11:30 AM – Weigh-in and Registration Begins

12:30 PM – Judging on the following categories:

• Overall Paint and Design
• Native American Themed Design
• Each category will have multiple places

1:00 PM – RACING STARTS & should conclude by 2:30

Pizza for sale throughout the event

Pine Wood Derby car kits are available for sale from your tribe chiefs. Car kits are $5 each – we have plenty!

Please note that our Fox Nation Pine Wood car kits are custom kits and are NOT the ones used by the Boy Scouts or other Nations. You will ONLY be allowed to use a car from one of our approved kits.

Race rules, car weights and dimensions can be found here. Cars that do not meet the weight and dimension limits will NOT be eligible for a trophy. Cars will be weighed and measured during race registration. Basic tools will be available on site for last minute modifications but please bring any special tools or extra weights you might need if you’re close on weight.

Chicago Wolves Hockey Game – 2/26

Ah ho Fox Nation!

Our annual Chicago Wolves hockey outing is coming up soon on Sunday, February 26th at 3:00pm. Come see your hometown Wolves take on their Central division rivals the Iowa Wild at the Allstate Arena!

  • This is an all-Nation family event and everyone is welcome to attend!
  • Tickets are $10.00 each and available for purchase here.
  • Tickets will be located in Section 112 in the lower seating area.
  • Tickets will be dropped off at your home before the game on February 26th.
  • All those purchasing tickets from Fox Nation will receive a free Wolves winter knit hat for each family member!
  • All Fox Nation Dads in attendance will be entered for a chance to win a Wolves replica hockey jersey!
  • Parking at the Allstate Arena is $15 per car. Carpool and save!
  • Chicago Wolves & The Daily Herald are hosting a Summer Camp expo during the game. Learn more about local area summer camp experiences!

2017 Winter Camp – Jan 27 – 29

Mighty Fox Nation, it’s not too late to sign up for this year’s Winter Camp Out being held January 27 through 29 at Camp Anokijig.

Even though their may not be much snow, expect a weekend of sleigh rides (with wheels), arts and crafts, bowling, and swimming. We also are happy to welcome our favorite Ojibwe Indian to camp, Brian Bearshadow and his wife Carla. As always, campfire fun and winter adventure is at the core of our winter campout experience.

For those new members who have never experienced a winter camp out, it is a truly unique experience and a great mix of indoor fun and outdoor winter activities.

Sign up here!

Fox Nation Bowling – 1/8

Mighty Fox Nation,

This coming Sunday, January 8 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm is our annual All Nation Bowling Event. Get out of the cold or away from the video games and join us for an awesome afternoon of dad and kid bowling, pizza, and sodas. The playoff games will be televised there so you won’t miss any post-season football action.

All of this food and fun is just $10 for dads and $5 per kid. Please remember to bring cash, and exact change is always helpful. We will have plenty of lanes available for our use.

We will also be selling Pine Wood Derby car kits as well, so bring a few extra bucks and stock up on the kits you need to get ready for the big race in March. Pine Wood Derby car kits are $5 each.

  • Where: Brunswick Lanes – 316 Center Drive, Vernon Hills, IL 60061 (Behind Babies R Us)
  • When: Sunday, January 8th from 1:00pm – 3:00pm
  • Who: All Nation Event (Dads and Kids)

2017 Winter Campout: Jan 27 – 29

Mighty Fox Nation, please save the date for this year’s Winter Camp Out being held January 27 through 29 at Camp Anokijig.

Last year was an awesome time. The kids loved the snow – it made Camp Anokijig even more a magical place than it already is.

Look forward to a weekend filled with tubing, sleigh rides, broom ball, frozen milk-jug curling, ice skating, ice fishing, arts and crafts, bowling, and swimming. Yes, swimming. We rent the Sheboygan high school pool out. They have diving boards and a water slide also. Hopefully we will be able to welcome our favorite Ojibwe Indian to camp, Brian Bearshadow and his wife Carla.  As always, campfire fun and winter adventure is at the core of our winter campout experience.  We’re still trying to solidify plans for Saturday night’s dinner, but there may be an additional function that we add this year. Stay posted for more information.

For those new members who have never experienced a winter camp out, it is a truly unique experience and a great mix of indoor fun and outdoor winter activities.

Sign up here! As of right now we are offering a significant discount for those who sign up early. So please don’t miss the sale!

Submarine Sleepover Oct 8, 2016

Fox Nation Indian Guides and Princesses are sleeping in a submarine! Join us in the USS COBIA – “The Nation’s Most Completely Restored WWII Submarine”

Sign up here

The Wisconsin Maritime Museum’s USS Cobia Overnight Program offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience first-hand a taste of submarine life. This an educational alternative to the traditional camp-out, and facilitates an appreciation of history. Ages 6 and up. Space is limited – this is a popular event that we expect to sell out. Activities include learning how to fire a torpedo and dive a submarine, Morse code, identifying WWII planes and ships, a behind the scenes tour of rarely seen parts of the submarine, and much more!

Last year we also went bowling and out for pizza the afternoon before boarding the sub, it’s quite a fun event!

Fall Campout – Sept 9 – 11

Fox Nation Indian Guides & Princesses!

Fall camp out is approaching quickly the weekend of September 9 through 11, 2016. This event is a great opportunity to meet your new tribe or reconnect while spending special father-son/daughter time together! Either drive up on Friday night or Saturday morning & spend a good ‘ole fashioned weekend in the great outdoors!

Camp Anokijig Activities

Camp activities galore await you such as swimming, archery competitions, BB gun marksmanship contest, Native American arts & crafts, fishing, canoeing, face painting, horseback rides, and the annual Fox Nation torch parade and ceremonial campfire on Saturday night!  Spend all day at one activity or try them all – it’s up to you!  Make the drive up Friday afternoon & grab a prime cabin or tent location and cook out your hot dogs, burgers, s’mores (whatever you bring on up!) for dinner while enjoying casual community time with your tribe!  Full hot & tasty meals are included Saturday (breakfast, lunch & dinner) and Sunday breakfast.  And, don’t forget to bring your critter catcher to grab your critter for our famous Critter Race and a decorated old sock for the annual “Old Man Grouch” burial at the flagpole!  These are the types of annual traditions your children will look forward to at each campout!

Register

Registration for camp out is now available here. Sign up now to enjoy our generous early registration discount which ends soon. When registering for campout, please remember to sign up for our 2016/2017 season as well. Registration is quick and easy with no paper forms to return and no checks to fill out.

More Information:
Map of Camp Anokijig
Camp Agenda
Driving Directions
Items to Bring to the Fall Campout

Fox Nation Fall Picnic

Fox Nation family!

Join us on August 28 from 3pm – 6pm at Townline Community Park for our annual fall picnic! There will be award winning barbecue served by our very own Jeff Silvers from Smokin’ Deal BBQ, as well as games and activities for the kids. In addition, we’re lucky to have an authentic Aztec dance performance, with costumed dancers and authentic music.

More information on the picnic logistics

This “welcome back” picnic is the first all nation event of the 2016 – 2017 Fox Nation Indian Guides & Princesses season. It’s the perfect opportunity for new or prospective members to learn more about Indian Guides and Princesses, meet the other dads and kids in your tribes, and eat some world famous BBQ.

This is an all family event for new and current members so come out and join us for an afternoon of fun! This is also the perfect opportunity to extend an invitation to neighbors and friends to learn about the Fox Nation. Even if you can’t make the entire picnic, stop over and say hi!

4th of July Lake Bluff, IL Independence Day Parade

It’s the time of year again to celebrate our Nation’s independence, and represent the proud Fox Nation at the same time. On Monday, July Fourth we will walk and ride on our newly refurbished float, and hand out candy as well as recruitment flyers for new potential members along the parade route.

This is a fun and exciting event for the kids as they get to ride on our float in front of their friends and family along the parade route. Face painting will be available at the float staging area. Arrive there early to have your face painted by our older Indian Princesses. Please see the logistics document and parade map for all the details.

  • Where: Float position 29 in the float staging area on East Center Street (see parade map above)
  • When: Arrive at the float at 9:45am.
  • What to Bring:
    • Your Vest
    • Your Fox Nation T-Shirt
    • Sunscreen
    • Ice cold water
    • Your pride for our Country and for our organization

This Saturday – Milkweed for Monarchs

Join us on Saturday, May 21 for the second annual Fox Nation Plant Milkweed to Save the Monarch Butterfly Event.

Come out and help us plant Milkweed to support the Monarch butterfly population and help them thrive in our local Forest Preserves. Monarchs cannot survive without milkweed; their caterpillars only eat milkweed plants, and monarch butterflies need milkweed to lay their eggs. With shifting land management practices, we have lost much milkweed from the landscape.

Event Details – click here for more detail

When: Saturday, May 23rd 9am-11am
Where: Middlefork Savanna at Elawa Farms
Who: This is an all family event so bring the entire family for this short and meaningful experience to help the Fox Nation give back to our community and surrounding nature.

This will be a great event for members of all ages.

See everyone out there.