Frequently Asked Questions
Our Overnight Adventure Camp (ages 10-15) take place from Sunday through Saturday each week. Adult Camp is a three-day program from Saturday, July 1, 2017 - Monday, July 3, 2017. Our specific dates and rates for each program can be viewed on our 2017 Session Information information page.
Yes! One of the things we pride ourselves on is developing an inclusive camp community. To do this, most night activities involve the whole camp, and siblings who choose the same afternoon electives can also spend time together each day. There will be times throughout each day, including cabin and meal times, when campers will be divided by both age and gender to encourage them to meet new people, develop independence, and learn age-appropriate skills.
Yes. On occasion we do travel off-site to provide some unique activities and electives for our campers. Our off-site travel includes trips to go hiking in nearby mountains. While most hiking takes place adjacent to camp, our longer hikes on Palomar Mountain requires campers travel offsite in 15-passenger vans, and all our drivers are licensed as class B commercial drivers with a passenger endorsement. Highly skilled and certified personnel, all of whom have many years of experience running various activities, oversee each of our off-site adventures.
Fox Mountain has a nurse onsite 24 hours per day to attend to any illness or injury at camp. Most of the time when campers are sick it is short lived, and a bit of rest and water will get them back on their feet in no time. In the event a camper is sick for a full day, we then require parents pick up their camper so they can recover at home. They are of course welcome to return for the remainder of the session once they are cleared by their doctor.
Homesickness is a normal reaction to being away from home for both kids and adults, and is something our team handle many times over each summer. Our counselors and administrative team are skilled at recognizing the signs of homesickness and use several strategies to help campers cope with their new surroundings. We also offer several parent resources, including strategies for helping your camper prepare for feelings of homesickness prior to arriving at camp.
No! At Fox, we believe that camp is a place where people can connect and relate to their peers offline, unconnected, while participating in time-tested camp games and activities. Electronic devices prevent campers from truly investing in their camp experience and disconnecting from their friends and comforts from home. We find that after just a day or two most campers never even miss their electronics!
Fox Mountain has a zero tolerance policy for any bullying taking place at camp. Our maximum 2:10 staff ratio helps our counselors connect with each and every camper, so they can proactively address and identify any potential serious issues. Any camper found to be bullying another camper, at the sole determination of the camp director, will be immediately sent home without refund.
At Fox, camper safety is of the highest importance. As a result, our camper to counselor ratios offers a maximum ratio of 2 staff for each 10 campers. In addition, we have an administrative team and full time camp nurse onsite to ensure campers are supervised at all times. Our overall staff to camper ratio is approximately 1:3.
Fox Mountain Adventures is proud to have campers join us from all over the world! A vast majority of campers come from the United States' south west, but we have had campers also join us from Taiwan, China, France, South Korea, and many other countries. Campers come from a mixture of ethnicities and cultural backgrounds, and our campers love meeting their counterparts from across the country and across the world!