Sign up for this camp if you are ready to complete advancement requirements. Food is provided, but you need to arrange your own lodging and gear.
Working on Buckskin level?
Start by downloading the Buckskin workbook, and complete it before you come to camp. All you need to know is in the packet and before you can advance, you will be expected to:
- Your Buckskin rep is Buffalo Tipper. Email him with questions
- Develop a complete outfit on your own
- Choose a frontier name
- Develop a totem
- Select a trade skill and present a sample of your work
- Memorize the FCF pledge
- Memorize the meaning of the FCF symbol
- Memorize Matthew 28:19–20
- Read the book God's Armor Bearer Vol 1 by Terry Nance
- Have two mentoring meetings with your mentor
- Demonstrate your tomahawk skills
- Demonstrate your knife-throwing skills
- Start a fire with flint & steel
- Complete this Buckskin camp
- Complete Company Trapper level (5 Outpost+5 Church+5 Community + 5 Missions volunteer hours)
- Boys achieve Adventure Silver or E2
- Men, earn Trained Level and assist at least 1 boy in becoming an FCF member
Working on Wilderness level?
Download the Wilderness Workbook, you will be expected to:
- Complete the Wilderness Vigil, which is offered the day before Fall Trace
- Achieve Bourgeois Trapper (10 Outpost+10 Church+10 Community + 10 Missions hours over 2 years)
- Boys and men, assist at least one boy in becoming an FCF member
- Boys achieve Adventure Gold or E3, men need Advanced Training level
- Be in good standing with your Rangers outpost
- Your WIlderness rep is Midnight Bear. Email him for help and advice
Commanders and Elite grads who wish to serve on staff have to be approved by the camp organizers!
Staff have to be approved by the Camp Commander before registering on Campwise and adults 18+ have the Pastor reference form signed and turn it in at camp registration. Yup, you'll need one for every camp.
WHAT TO BRING
Food ingredients will be provided.
Clothing (check Goodwill):
- Wool blanket as a jacket
- Button up shirt
- Pants (look period correct, white painters pants with pockets removed work well)
- Boots or shoes for outdoor activities (modern is okay, no tennis shoes)
- Sleeping bag & Pillow (cots are provided)
- Small cast iron pan*
- Cooking grate*
- Grilling tongs and wooden spoon*
- Dutch oven*
- Lip Balm (chapstick)
- Pencils (2 ea.)
- Small Bible
- Personal First-aid kit & meds
- Camera (optional)
- Insect repellant
*Items that can be borrowed from camp, but start acquiring them for your own gear.
All prescription medications must be checked-in with the Camp Medical Officer at registration.
NO Electronic Devices allowed at camp. No flashlights!
- Register on Campwise. Registration closes two weeks ahead of camp.
- Over 18, get this form signed by your pastor and turn it in at camp registration. Yup, you'll need one for every camp.
- Consider packing your gear in a wooden box, which can serve as a seat!
- Sleep over or arrive as early as you can to help with set-up. The camp starts at 10 am on a Friday so you may miss a day of school.
- Arrange for your parents to attend your graduation at 3pm on Sunday, you go home with them after that.
- Make sure your Commander gives you credit for any merit requirements you achieved at camp.
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