Monthly Archives: May 2015

2015 Spring Campout – May 29th to 31st

Mighty Fox Nation, our Spring Camp Out is tonight!!! We are heading back to Camp Minikani May 29th to May 31st for a weekend full of wonderful activities, outdoor experiences, and Native American culture.

For those that have not been to Camp Minikani before, it is an outstanding and full-service camp facility with newer cabins, lake access, heated swimming pool, climbing wall, high ropes course, horse back riding, archery, and canoeing among many other activities we have planned. (The food’s good too.)

For those that like to bring their own tents, there are many flat and grassy areas to pitch your tent and build a fire.

We are also very pleased to announce that we are taking the opportunity at this Spring Camp Out to recognize and celebrate all of the dads and kids that make the Fox Nation Indian Guides and Princesses program such an amazing, fun, and rewarding organization.

As a “Thank You” to all of our members, we will be hosting a fully catered outdoor BBQ dinner on that Saturday evening.

Silver Spur BBQ will be providing a full BBQ feast for dads including pulled pork, smoked chicken breast, and beef brisket along with a full assortment of sides and sauces. Kids will enjoy burgers and hot dogs, chips, and sides.

Please register for camp out in advance on our website here. We are offering discounted rates to any family that signs up in advance so please take advantage of the great discounts.

Invited guests and potential new members are always welcome to join us at camp out. It’s a great opportunity to get people introduced to the Fox Nation.

I will be sending out cabin assignments as we get closer to the big weekend. Please find the Camp Out Agenda, directions to Camp Minikani, and a packing list.

Please let me know if you have any questions. Looking forward to seeing everyone up at Camp Minikani.

Ah, Ho

Milkweed for Monarch Butterfly Recap

Thanks to everyone who attended the Milkweed planting event at Middlefork Savanna at Elawa Farm. Despite the holiday weekend, we had wonderful attendance: 20 dads with their children. Monarch butterflies need Milkweed to survive and our Indian Guides and Indian Princesses made a difference by planting 250 Swamp Milkweed plants to help boost the Monarch butterfly population in Lake County.

2015 Milkweed for Monarchs

The first monarch spotted where we planted milkweed
The first monarch spotted where we planted milkweed

Milkweed Planting at Elawa Farms – May 23

Join us on Saturday, May 23rd for the first ever 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 8am-10am
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.