Exclusive to the Fossil Creek facility, our Cable Park is the absolute best way to learn watersports such as wakeboarding, wakeskating, or skiing. The FC Cable Park sports two floating features – a flatbox and a kicker – to help campers progress in their riding. You’ll love the relaxing atmosphere of the cable park as you can hop right off the water and sit on the sidelines as your friends take their turns.
The Lagoon at Lake Maverick is a great place to be on hot summer days! The swimming area has a zero entry beach and a gradual slope. Whether you’re swimming in the cool water, testing your balance on the rolling log, or hanging out on the floating dock and watching your friends fly off the Blob, there’s always plenty to do at The Lagoon!
Three afternoons a week, we hang outside in the shade on the big Quarry porch to get crafty! Come for a few minutes, or hang out the whole time perfecting your creation; the fun projects and great fellowship make the “crafts porch” a happening place to be! Past crafts have included string art signs, magnet boards, duct tape flowers, homemade candles, and more.
Climbing a stack of crates doesn’t sound too hard, right? It may look easy from the ground, but you’ll quickly discover the challenge when you’re balancing on a stack of crates in the middle of the air! Campers are secured while they climb (and descend) via an auto belay system, and this activity is fun to try once, or to see if you can’t set a new camp record for speed or number of crates!
The Frontier Camp Giant Swing, high ropes course with double zip line, and Junkyard Leap will be open for Teen Campers at least once during the week. In addition, Teen Campers have access to the Fossil Creek ropes course throughout the week. Come race your friends on the zip line, jump off to catch the trapeze at the junkyard or swing for the sky on the giant swing!
Trail Rides & Rodeo Practice
Available at different times throughout the week, everyone is welcome to join us for a fun trail ride around camp. This half hour to an hour ride requires no previous riding experience and is a great camp activity! For those with prior horseback riding experience, you may want to try out for the FC Rodeo! Riders practice every afternoon for a chance to compete on Thursday evening in front of the whole camp.
Baseball inside?! The only place it is OK to hit a ball inside is at camp! One of the most popular activities at camp, whiffle ball is played in the chapel during afternoon recreation. Similar to baseball in many ways, there are some differences (you can “peg” someone out!) but it doesn’t take long to get the hang of it. Come swing for the fences, er, the sound booth, with us in whiffle ball!
Perhaps the only game at camp more popular than Pit Ball, Dodge Ball is a Teen Week favorite! We use soft foam dodge balls so even when they’re thrown hard, they don’t hurt, but the dedicated campers will jump, flip or dive to avoid getting hit! Cabin challenges, multiple lives, handicaps, and partners all add unique twists to games and never fear if you get out, the next game will start soon!
Pit Ball (formerly known as “Gaga”) is a fast-paced, fun and addicting game! Best described as “dodge-ball in a box” campers (and staff) love to play! We haven’t tested this theory, but based on how much time campers spend playing Pit Ball, we think we could give them a ball and a pit, and they’d be happy just playing Pit Ball all week.
Our large Athletic Field is host to a variety of games throughout the week. From football to ultimate frisbee, or a quick soccer game before lunch, there’s almost always something happening on the field. Take a break from the lake and challenge your friends to a game!
Take the scenic route around Fossil Creek as you play the 9-hole disc golf course. Easy to pick up (think golf, but with Frisbees!) this game is fun with a couple friends or your whole cabin and is a great activity any time of the day. Come “putt” for the lowest score to win this summer!
Whether you’re hanging out with friends, or challenging your counselor to a game, the gym is always a fun place to be. With basketball courts, Pit Ball, four-square and nine-square-in-the-air, you won’t be bored in the gym. Guy counselors especially love to take on challengers in the games!
Using their camper spending account, campers can make purchases in the Quarry Store, located on the second floor of the Quarry. The store is stocked with FC merchandise and lots of snacks and drinks for refreshment during the week! Grab something to go or come hang out in the AC in the café for a bit. The Store is open multiple times a day, including during Sunday Check-In and Saturday Pick-Up, so stop on by and see us!
Wilderness Survival Skills
Experience life in the outdoors as you learn how to make fire, build a shelter and practice compass orienteering! Activities change year-to-year but the ever-popular “weapons” day is sure to be found each summer, featuring instruction and safe-handling on throwing tomahawks and spears, and shooting slingshots.
This camp favorite has campers working on at least one wood project each week. Past projects have included bird-houses with a Texas license plate roof, ring-toss games, tool boxes and even soap box derby cars. Projects change each year so there won’t be any repetition. Safe use of hand tools such as hammers, saws and screwdrivers are taught and practiced.