Category Archives: Camp out

Posts relating to camp outs. Our Indian Guides and Princesses regularly do log cabin or tent camping at Camp Anokijig and Camp Minikani, with campfires, songs, cooking, etc.

Spring Camp Out – June 2 to 4 at Camp Anokijig

Mighty Fox Nation, our Spring Camp Out is quickly approaching!!! For the first time in several years we are heading back to Camp Anokijig on June 2 to June 4 for a weekend full of wonderful activities, outdoor experiences, and Native American culture. See the following for information on this weekend’s campout:

Cabin Assignments:

  • Check back closer to camp for published cabin assignments

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!

For those that like to bring their own tents, there are many areas to pitch your tent near the camp fires.

Register

Registration for camp out is now available here. Sign up early to enjoy our generous early registration discount. Registration is quick and easy with no paper forms to return and no checks to fill out.

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.

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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!

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!

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

2016 Winter Camp Recap

We had a huge turnout at last weekend’s Fox Nation Indian Guides & Princesses 2016 Winter Campout! 114 campers joined together to enjoy the great weather, family and friend togetherness and very cool activities.

Tubing was great as usual, as was ice skating, sleigh rides, crafts, bowling and swimming. I’m sure the guides and princesses had the time of their life. See below for some photos and videos of the event.

Broom ball video:

Winter camp 2016 starts 1/29!

For those of you who were on the fence, the weather looks perfect, join us at the winter camp! We already have around 100 people signed up, but there is plenty of room still available. The signup form is here

If you’ve never been to a campout, here are some useful links:

I spoke to the camp director at Anokijig yesterday and the ice is in great shape for all our ice activities, and they have more snow than we do so the tube hill is open as well.  This year, bowling and swimming are included in your camp registration fee.  Please note that similar to last year, we will NOT be providing dinner at the camp on Saturday night.  Please plan to make your own arrangements for dinner on Saturday night.  In the link above you will find a document with several restaurant recommendations which are close to both the bowling and swimming activities.

Please note that this year we are making helmets MANDATORY for all kids on the tubing hill.  Even a basic bike helmet is fine, but please plan accordingly to make sure we keep the kids as safe as possible on the tube hill.  Also, all kid’s tubing activities MUST be monitored by at least one dad.  Please do not send your kids to the tube hill without supervision.

2016 Winter Camp – Jan 29 – 31

Mighty Fox Nation, please save the date for this year’s Winter Camp Out being held January 29 through 31 at Camp Anokijig.

Last year was an awesome time, barring a snowy drive home on Sunday. The kids loved the snow though – it made Camp Anokijig even more a magical place than it already is.

Expect a weekend of tubing, sleigh rides, broom ball, frozen milk-jug curling, ice skating, ice fishing, arts and crafts, bowling, and swimming. I think the dads had as much fun in the curling competition as the kids did. 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!

2015 Fall Campout Recap

Last weekend over 100 of our guides and princesses participated in the annual fall camp out at Camp Anokijig. It was another unforgettable experience, with some of the best weather we have ever had.

Our Indian Guides and Indian Princesses participated in archery, bb guns, canoeing, kayaking, and our ever popular critter race. Additionally there was the Nation bonfire, where we experienced Native American stories and songs.

See below for some of the pictures from last weekend’s campout. And if any dads have more pictures they’d be willing to share, send them to your chief and ask him to get them on the website.

2015 Fall Camp

2015 Fall Camp at Camp Anokijig

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Fall Camp Out – September 11th – 13th

Attention all Fox Nation Indian Guides & Princesses!

Our next event is the most popular of the entire season, our Fall Campout, the weekend of September 11th through 13th. This weekend-long event is a great opportunity to meet or reconnect with your tribe while spending special father-son/daughter time together! 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!  Drive up Friday night & get your tent pitched (or grab a cabin!) 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 (departure is noon!).  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!

Freebies!

For the first time ever, receive a free Fox Nation t-shirt for you and each of your kids coming to camp when you show up at Camp Anokijig!  Camp Anokijig is about a 2-hour drive north in beautiful Plymouth, Wisconsin!  For new members, our Fall Camp Out is a great way to meet other members of your tribe and to begin new friendships for both dads and kids.

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 2015/2016 season as well. Registration is quick and easy with no paper forms to return and no checks to fill out.

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

2014 – 2015 Season Recap

Thank you to the entire Fox Nation, including all of our Indian Guides and Indian Princesses for a successful 2014-2015 season. It was one of our best years yet.

We started the season with our most popular event – the Fall Campout, where we had a record turnout. After the Fall Campout came the LEAD Red Ribbon Race, where we participated as an entire nation, and also sold pumpkins as a fundraiser to help support our organization.

Next was one of our more unique events – spending the night aboard the U.S.S Cobia Submarine at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum. The kids absolutely loved sleeping on the submarine, and exploring all the different nooks and crannies. In December we visited Claridge Healthcare Center, and did caroling for the residents. One of our members went above and beyond and made snowman treats for the residents out of marshmallows. It was a heartwarming event.

We moved things inside for our first nation event of 2015, bowling at Brunswick Zone. For the adventurous families, the Fox Nation Winter Camp Out came shortly after. Again it was an awesome time, where the kids participated in ice fishing, milk jug curling, skating & hockey, and then of course swimming at the Sheboygan High School. We got quite a bit of snow Saturday into Sunday, which made the trip home interesting, but it was worth the memories with the kids.

In February the nation participated in a Feed My Starving Children event, which was very fulfilling, and helped reinforce with our kids the importance of helping others that are less fortunate. The kids and parents packed close to 12,000 meals for families in Africa. Next on the agenda was the ever popular Indian Guides & Princesses Pinewood Derby race, where we had the first ever transformer pine wood derby car (car to robot).

Once the weather started getting nice (it took a while this year), we moved our volunteering outdoors, and planted Milkweed plants for Monarch Butterflies at Elawa Farm in Lake Forest, IL. We planted over 200 plants, and there have been Monarch Butterflies sighted there since using the plants for reproduction. Thanks to this event, the Fox Nation Indian Guides and Princesses are forming a partnership with Elawa Farm and will be doing more volunteering there next season.

We also spent the night at another museum, this time at the Museum of Science and Industry. Around this time there was also a Chicago Wolves game that the nation went to, and had our name displayed proudly up on the scoreboard.

Wrapping up the 2014-2015 season was our participation in the Lake Bluff 4th of July parade. As always we had an awesome turnout. Our guides and princesses handed out candy and flyers, and enjoyed riding atop the Fox Nation Indian Guides and Princesses award winning float.

It was an unforgettable year, and I look forward to seeing everyone at the upcoming Recruiting Picnic at Elawa Farm in August.