With 3 targets available for use and an archery net to stop those errant shots, find that Robin Hood in you in Camp Fontanelle forest. Camp Fontanelle has 14 Genesis Compound bows which are also used by the National Archery in Schools Program. With left and right handed bows available learn to shoot like a pro. A trained facilitator to lead this activity is required and a fee is charged for archery.
We have a full court outdoor basketball court located next to our swimming pool.
The barrel train is a huge hit during our corn maze and summer season. This train travels all over camp. Look for the station sign to get on the train!
The little ones delight in bouncing in these inflatable playhouses. Our 13’x13′ bounce houses with entertain that energetic Tigger in your brood. Drain the Energizer Bunny in your child for a promised good night rest with our bounce house. Adult supervision is required at all times. Bounce houses are not used available when winds exceed 25 miles per hour.
With 150 acres of woods, Camp Fontanelle has an abundance of firewood. Campfire rings are found throughout the camp with 13 different campfire sites available. All visiting groups are welcome to use campfire sites while visiting; inquire about which site best suits your needs.
Camp Fontanelle is the perfect place to bring your school class, scout troop, or any other group for a field trip. With 180 acres and 5 miles of trails, many opportunities for outdoor education exist. A compass course and scavenger hunts are available as well as Project Wet, Project Wild, and Learning Tree resources. The pumpkin patch and corn maze are available in the fall for groups to visit by reservation during the week as well. Set a date for your group to enjoy the great outdoors at Camp Fontanelle!
We have a 9 hole Frisbee golf course that wraps around our main lodge.
GaGa Ball was the hit of the summer in 2010. Campers at other camps had been playing the game for years and years. As soon as the Camp Fontanelle staff learned of the game we started playing with campers. Survivor I Camp was the first camp to play in the summer of 2010 and destroyed the ball we played with. Knowing this game was a hit the staff made sure all the campers signed the ball and it is now on display above the “In” door for all to remember the first time GaGa Ball was played at Camp Fontanelle.
During the fall corn maze season, hayrack rides are available every weekend and by reservation. Rides may be given by request from guest groups as well. There is an extra charge for rides outside of corn maze season.
With over 5 total miles of trails, hikers can enjoy the diverse plant and animal life at Camp Fontanelle. Trails are mowed 5′ wide regularly. Being along the Elkhorn River valley, terrain is often steep and not for the tenderfoot. Buttermilk Creek, a small stream fed by springs, cuts across the camp. Many deciduous trees including towering cottonwoods as well as beautiful firs, pine, and spruce trees on Christmas tree hill provide a perfect habitat for a variety of birds. Animals inhabiting the woods include squirrels, rabbits, deer, raccoons, bobcats, opossums, coyotes, foxes, and ground hogs. Please contact the camp for permission prior to visiting to hike. Click to view a map of the trails at Fontanelle.
Our human Foosball is always a big hit at camp, and for our guest groups.
A 31’x65′ jumping pillow was installed in 2011 and a 2nd one in 2015. Permanently installed in the ground and surrounded by 100 tons of sand, this heart pounding attraction is not for the faint of heart. Enjoyed by kids and kids at heart of all ages, the jumping pillow is addictive. While rough play and inverted flips are never allowed, a good time is guaranteed. The jumping pillow is also available for overnight slumber parties on ‘the pillow’ with a clear country view of the night sky on a clear night. The pillow is included in the price of a corn maze ticket during the corn maze season. Adult supervision is required. Fee for guest use.
Great for small group team-building, our facilitators will help your group to find strengths as they learn to support each other. With team challenges, spotting techniques, and time on low course elements such as Nitro Crossing, the Meat grinder, the 10 foot wall, TP Shuffle, the Catwalk, Porthole, Mohawk walk, Trust fall and more your group must fuse together to conquer the elements. Typically groups of 12 or less is best for work on the course. More than one group can participate at a time. A trained facilitator is required to lead this activity and a fee is charged for the initiatives/low ropes course.
Our pedal kart track provides lots of racing fun. This raceway is offered at Corn Maze, Summer Camp, and for guest groups!
Donkeys and rabbits and goats, oh my! The petting barn is a favorite for those animal lovers. With friendly animals all around, all ages enjoy the diverse assortment of animals. Depending on the time of year, alpacas, peacocks, sheep, chickens, duck, geese, and pot bellied pigs might also be found in the petting barn vicinity. Open on movie nights, the petting barn has animal food vending machines with alpaca and goat food available for 2 quarters. Picnic tables under a lean to are available. Hand sanitizer is available or wash your hands at the 7:24 Shelter A big 19′ x 30′ stage and 10′ x 10′ sand box are just to the north of the petting barn along with 6 campfire rings. Games in the petting barn vicinity include stumps, ringmaster, ladder ball, tic-tac-toe, ladder ball, washers, and a wall with funnels and chutes on magnets so kids and kids at heart can make their own course for marbles to run.
Enjoy time together in the fall at Camp Fontanelle’s Split Oak Hollow Corn Maze which opens during our Fontanelle Fall Festival on September 30th and October 1st and runs weekends through October 29th. Enjoy a 9 acre maze, Acorn Alley concession stand, jumping pillow, bounce house, petting zoo, hayrack rides, 350 foot zip lines, pedal karts, barrel train rides, slides, rock climbing wall, modern restroom facilities, and more. Maze and activities are open to the public on weekends during maze season. Admission is $10 for children up to age 12 (under age 3 are free), $15 for adults. Groups can make reservations outside of regular hours by contacting Jane Van Horn at email@example.com or by calling the camp office 402-478-4296. Private Camp Fires are also available by reservation for $50 for 3 hour block. .
Enjoy challenge in you friends in these one of a kind Roller Racers.
The roller slide is near Fort Jones at camp. It’s a one of a kind 40′ slide on rollers. Great fun for all ages.
Groups visiting during the winter months can enjoy our 150′ long sledding hill complete with outdoor light for night sledding. Only smooth sleds or tubes please (saucer type, inner tubes or sledding tubes, plastic flat bottomed sled with no grooves) to keep the runs smooth and faster. With a shorter hill, sledders must walk up along the sides for safety and to keep the sledding runs smooth for faster runs.
We have a beautiful 30′ x 60′ swimming pool.
Camp Fontanelle boasts 32 treeboats for sleeping under the stars. Treeboats are like hammocks but more stable, so they can be used two feet or fifty feet off the ground! Book a birthday party or retreat never to be forgotten sleeping outside overnight for $20/person. Rent our 12′ x 12′ outdoor screen and LCD projector and bring your own movie as you watch from the comfort of your tree boat. Make reservations today!
We have a standard size sand volleyball court at camp. It’s located near our main lodge.
In 2013 two 350′ zip lines were completed with the screams of delight heard echoing through the trees. A person jumps off a 20′ tower and rides across a big ravine landing with a running stop on the other side. The fun is not over because then the rider climbs another tower and zips back across the ravine back to the start! Visiting groups can enjoy the zip line by reservation. The zip line is available on weekends in the fall when the corn maze is open and by reservation.