Location

1046 Camp Rd, Marshall, TX 75672, USA

Additional information

  • Phone: 903/407-0246
  • Email: info@campfern.com
  • Website: campfern.com

Computers and video games are left behind as campers immerse themselves in physically and mentally challenging activities each day. Campers choose the activities they want to take on the first day. Everyone takes swimming and nature but after that, campers can choose from a variety of activities. There are always more things to do than you have time for so there's always something new to do next year. Each camper will participate in his or her chosen activities during the entire Camp Term. This allows enough time for personal growth and advancement within each activity.

Nights are a special time at Fern with something different going on each night. Campers participate in a variety of tribal and non-tribal activities. Whether it's a game of capture the flag, carnival, or stunt night, it's sure to be FUN!


* Not offered at 2 week coed
Waterfront Activities
Whether you are learning new strokes in a swimming class or how to paddle a canoe the Camp Fern waterfront is the "cool" place to be.

Waterfront activities include:
Red Cross Swimming
Lifeguarding* 15yrs and up
Canoeing
Sailing
War Canoe*
Kayaking
The Blob
Paddleboard
Skiing
Slalom skiing
Knee Boarding
Ski Bob
Wakeboarding
Wake skate

Sports
Are you ready to challenge yourself to learn a new skill or perfect an old one? Then try one of Camp Fern's sports activities. Climb the pamper pole, become a marksman in riflery, or learn to "flip out" on the trampoline, whatever your choice it's time to take it to the next level with all things sports.

Sports activities include:
Archery
Riflery
Ropes (Challenge) Course – High and low ropes which include the Rock wall, Zip Line, Pamper pole or Tight Rope
Basketball
Soccer
Tennis
Volleyball
Boxing*
Fencing
Ping Pong
Trampoline
Weight Lifting*
Skeet Shooting
Dodgeball
Gaga Ball
Alternative sports*

Riding
Do you love horses? Then saddle up and join us at the stables for the ride of your life. Our riding program starts with the basics for beginners and includes jumping for the more advanced. Not only will you learn to ride but to care for your horse as well.

Riding activities include:
English Horseback Riding
Flat work
Jumping *
Trail Riding
Horse Show at end of session
Overnight horseback rides *
Horsemanship

Nature
Ready to experience the outdoors in a whole new way? Blaze a trail to the Camp Fern Nature cabin to learn what it takes to live and survive in the outdoors. Build a fire, cook a meal, tie a knot, or learn to identify local plants and animals. All this and more awaits you in Fern's all out nature experience.

Nature activities include:
Nature and Camp Crafts
Plant Identification
Edible plants
Animal identification
Fire building
Outdoor cooking
Orienteering
Knot work
Lashing
Shelter building
Trip Preparation
Hiking
Backpacking
Fishing
Overnight Camping Trips
Constellation/Star gazing
Conservation

Arts and Crafts
Want to explore your artistic side? Come on by the Crafts House and try your hand at making some leather crafts or paint a plaque for your room at home or create a piece of jewelry or a clay project or even learn to use the potter's wheel. Those 12 and over can make a real glass bead to put on a necklace or bracelet. Perhaps you might enjoy making something from nature. Whatever your interest, just come on down and start creating!

Arts and Crafts activities include:

Leather Crafts
Bead loom
Potters Wheel
Clay Sculpture
Ceramics
Plaque making
glass beads
Tie Dye
Dream Catchers
Painting
Tribal Art