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F3 Dads is taking over YMCA Camp Thunderbird the weekend of August 16 – 18!

We will have full run of the campground with all the activities, air-conditioned cabins and meals prepared by the Y staff. This event is open to everyone from Charlotte to Columbia, Raleigh, Statesville and beyond.

  • WHO: F3 Dads from across the F3Nation and 2.0s of all ages
  • WHAT: Full-on summer camp experience with 2.0s… think: ZIP-LINES / CLIMBING WALLS / ARCHERY & RIFLERY / CANOEING / CAMPFIRES / AND MORE F3 THEMED ACTIVITIES similar to what you get each week at F3 Dads. All fully staffed with YMCA camp counselors.
  • WHEN: August 16 – 18 (Arrive on Friday evening for orientation – Depart Sunday around noon)
  • WHERE: YMCA Camp Thunderbird (located on Lake Wylie, just south of Charlotte)
  • WHY: 2nd F – Making memories / Building character
  • HOW MUCH: $86 / person (includes lodging, meals and all the activities).  If you have smaller children and can only arrive on Saturday and stay on for one night then we have an option for you as well!!   Please indicate in the comments section that you only are looking to stay one night.  The cost savings is ~$15 per person and we will work with you offline to accommodate.


EVERYONE Must Bring Items for SMORES:

  • Box of marsh mellows
  • Box of Hershey bars
  • Box of Graham Crackers

 Recommended List:

  • Sleeping bag or blanket and sheet
  • Pillow
  • Sleepwear
  • One or two pairs of close-toed shoes
  • Daily changes of socks and underwear
  • Heavy and light shirts
  • Shorts for warm weather
  • Rainwear
  • Toothpaste and toothbrush
  • Soap, shampoo
  • Bath towel and wash cloth
  • Water bottle
  • Flash light
  • Sunscreen

 Optional List:

  • Binoculars
  • Fishing equipment
  • Tennis racquet and tennis balls
  • Insect repellant (non spray type)
  • Travel Coffee Mug


  5:00-8:00 Arrive at Camp / Check in Cabins / Free Time
  8:00 – 9:00 Orientation
  9:00 – 10:00 Get settled into Cabins
  8:00 – 9:00 Breakfast
  9:00 – 10:00 F3 Dads Workout
  9:00 – 12:00 Camp Activities – Free Time
  12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
  1:00 – 4:00 Camp Activities – Free Time
  4:00 – 6:00 Competition (e.g. Kickball, capture the flag, blob buster)
  6:30 – 7:30 Dinner
  8:00 – 10:00 Evening Activities (fire, smores, music, games)
  8:00 – 9:00 Breakfast
  9:00 – 10:00 Church Service
  10:00 – 1:00 Camp Activities – Free Time
  1:00 Leave F3Camp

Step One – Comment on this post

Please HC in the comments below indicating:

  • 2.0 headcount
  • 2.0 gender(s)
  • Your home workout

(We will do our best to allocate cabins but please indicate in comments if you have any special requests.)

Step Two – Payment

Pay for the appropriate no. of people via the Pay Pal form below.

(Registration now closed.)

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.

-Halfpipe and Blackjack

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0 thoughts on “1st ANNUAL F3 CAMP – UPDATED!!!”

  1. This is going to be great. I will have two 2.0’s: 1 Boy Carter (12) and one girl Reese (7). My base is Atlas. #Atlas4life

    1. 1 2.0

      We will be arriving saturday morning and staying saturday night. If at all possible, we would like to be in the same cabin with Dan Cottingham (Boone) and Allen Cates (Brisket) as our daughters are the same age and know each other.

      Thanks for organizing, this is going to be an awesome time.

  2. I’m in with two 2.0s: Girls Caroline (8) and Maggie (6). Base is CLT Metro / anything at AG works (Gamucci, The Worm, etc.)

  3. McNugget (8 in 3 days, not that we’re counting) and I are in! Home workouts are Armor/Fortress and Governator (can’t choose one).

  4. Reboot plus 2.0 6 yo girl, 2.1 4 yo boy IN. #F3Atlas home base.


    P.s. We may have enough left over S’mores from the campout to cover 😉

  5. In.
    Two with me – 2.0 (Butch, Male, 6), 2.1 (The Kid, Female, 4)

  6. This is great. Both my kids are at the Hawkeye age with Y Guides. I think this will be an awesome event. I am in me and 2 kids. One boy and one girl rising 5th and 6th grader


    1. Snoop here…the 2.0s are pumped about the F3 camping trip! Skylar(13)F, Ashton(10)F
      Thanks to Halfpipe for the prepost…we’re in!

  7. This sounds awesome. I’m bummed that my kiddos and I can’t make it, due to a pending house move that weekend. Consider hiding a bunch of “gold” (spray-painted rocks) for the kids – they do it at Y-Guides Longhouses, and our tribe went bananas for it.

  8. Solid lead. Looking fwd to it. Ann & Hope is in with two 2.0s… Hot Slicer (male, 8.5 yrs old) and Ninja Gummy Bear (male, 5 years old).

  9. Looking for Dads or 2.0s who have TALENT (or just willing to perform). If you can play a guitar, bongos, spoons or sing post below as we are looking build out some entertainment for Saturday night. Reply below…

  10. In with two 2.0’s, 7yr old boy and 6yr old girl. CltSouth workout home base (Matrix/Skunk/Anvil/Hydra/Kevlar/A51).

  11. Baracus in with two 2.0s, 1 girl and 1 boy – Emma (12) and Nolan (7)

    Home – South Charlotte – Skunkworks, Fast Twitch, Anvil, Kevlar, The Rock, Day Zero

  12. Chris Scofield

    Blueprint HC’ing with (1) seven year old 2.0 and NOCO is the home base. Cabin request if possible is with Free Pass, Special Sauce and Sweet Caroline.

  13. Submitting for Boutique – one boy 2.0, Graham (5)

    Would like to share cabin with Baracus if possible.

    Home workout – South Charlotte – Anvil, The Maul, Day Zero

  14. Dolphin is In.

    Three girl 2.0s
    Caroline – 12
    Ella – 10
    Olivia – 8

    Home workouts: SCLT Stonehenge, Death Valley, Metro: Shark Tank

  15. Header is in with (2) 2.0s
    Jake (footer) is 12
    Jude (wheels) is 8

    We will be there on Fri and need to check out Sat night.

    Charlotte South is home for us!

    We would love to stay with Jim (Skywalker) Fagen and his 2.0.

  16. Tantrum in, my 2.0 Connor a 6 yr old boy. We’d be glad to join the NoCo cabin if there’s still room.

    1. Little John – what is your home workout and the age/gender of your 2.0s?? thanks and glad you are going to be able to make it!

    1. That is great Apple – I am glad Columbia will be represented. If you can round up some more of your PAX, I will keep you guys in cabins together,

    1. Is the kids sizing based on typical age?

      For example – S(6-8) – is that typically for ages 6-8?

      Obviously, I don’t do much of the shopping for the kids.

  17. HC for Grapevine and his two 2.0’s: (12 (FNG), 10 (Raisin).

    Home workouts are Split Endz/Achilles/Gamucci/Uhh-A.S.S./Fortress/Armor/*CORE*

  18. Groupon is in with Finn (11-M) and Penny (8-F).

    If possible please put us in the same cabin as Pat Harkleroad (Goulash) and his 2.0 (Reese).


  19. Coming in hot Friday with 2/F (Mallory/7 and Courtney/5). Metro is home.

    Bunk request with Latchkey (Matt Kinney).


  20. Coming in hot Friday with 2/F (Mallory/7 and Courtney/5). Metro is home.

    Bunk request with Latchkey (Matt Kinney).


  21. HC for Latch Key and his two 2.0s: Liam (8) and Clara (5). He would like to be in the same cabin with Green Machine (Brady Koesel) if possible.

  22. I’m in with two 2.0s for Saturday night only. Girls, Mary Michael (8) and Millie (5). Base is CLT Metro/AG/Cotswold.

  23. Abel is in with 2 2.0s Hatcher – 6, David – 5. Metro workout. Mustang – Core. Would like to share cabin with Lee.

  24. Black Eyed Pea is in with one 2.0, Big Time (Anthony age 5). Home is North Country. We are all paid up. Thanks!

  25. Halfpipe – Is there a list of items we should plan to bring, or do you plan to send something out? I’m guessing that each “camper” will need bed linens and towels, plus are their other items that might not be obvious or easily forgetten.


  26. I’m in with two 2.0’s Girl (9) skating monkey, and boy(7) Mr. Go. Can’t wait! (DMZ, ALS, Governator, CoreMeltdown, Armor.)

  27. I’m in with my 2.0s: Liam (8) and Clara (5). Home workout is metro/jungle. Prefer to share a cabin with Snowman and Green Machine

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