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F3 | June 29, 2017

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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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  1. Tango Delta

    Awesome work, Gentlemen. This will be awesome.

    • Tango Delta

      3; F, F, M; Metro

    • Tantrum

      Tantrum and Little Fit (boy) will be there.

    • 3; M, M, M; Metro.

      2.0(s) 4 and 5.

      We will arrive Saturday morning for breakfast.

  2. Halfpipe

    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

    • Hawaii 5-O

      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.

  3. Superman

    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.)

  4. In. Raider (old), Party Girl (12) and Damsel Fly (10).

  5. Bad at following directions. Copperhead is home base.

  6. Silent Bob

    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).

  7. 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 ;-)

  8. Belk is in. 2,F,F,Pan-Metro

  9. I’m in.
    1 2.0/M/4yrs (Brady)
    Bagpipe/anvil/centurion/Stonehenge (can’t pick one)

    • What’s fng status for their event? All welcome?

      • Halfpipe

        Absolutely – great chance to introduce guys to F3

  10. Sundancer

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

  11. 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


  12. Halfpipe

    Snoop is in out of Metro with two female 2.0’s (13 & 10)

    • 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!

  13. Aye, Free Pass from NOCO is in with male 2.0, age 5.

  14. Semi-Gloss

    Semi-Gloss from CLT South is in. 2.0 Tucker age 5 as well. Base is DMZ/Death Valley

  15. Menthol

    Sounds like a lot of fun. My 2.0 (Shore age 12) will be there. Base is The Fort!

  16. Grasshopper

    Grasshopper in, with one 2.0 (Dylan,6,M)

  17. 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.

  18. Talk Box

    Daughter, 6, Metro

  19. In. 2 2.0’s
    Daughter – 6 Son – 8

  20. Moonshine is in with two daughters, 2.0s. Ages 7 and 10. Home is Charlotte Metro at Selwyn/AG.

  21. In with two 2.0s: 10-year old girl and 8-year old boy. #Metro is home.

  22. Ann & Hope

    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).

    • Ann & Hope

      Gamucci, AG, Ring Run… Charlotte Metro

  23. 1- M, Metro/South

    • Son will be 2 weeks away from 4yrs old at the time of the camp.

  24. In with 2. Yoda (male 11) and Solo (male 10). Aye

  25. BOS in with 2.0
    McKenzie (Girl 7)
    aka: Music Box

  26. Halfpipe

    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…

  27. Snowflake

    Snowflake is in w 10 yr old daughter. Prometheus is my #painhome

  28. Sweet Caroline is in with 5.5 year old boy (shark tornado). NOCO is home base.

  29. Peppers

    Peppers the 2.0’s (Trebek – Male 13 and B^2 Male 11) are in. Home workout is Metro – Core.

  30. In for Saturday with 2.0 ( 2 year old girl).

  31. Sir Topham Hat

    In with two 2.0’s, 2 girls 6yr old and 4yr old, Clt metro workout home base. Can’t wait

  32. Young Love

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

    • Young Love

      Will arrive Sat morning, so only staying one night.

  33. Chelms (metro and south) in with one 2.0 (10 yr old girl)

    • 2.0 can sing but dont know if she will – shy like her dad (who has zero musical talent)

  34. HC for calypso — McKenna “Spirit” – 11, and Beckham “Sky Ninja” – 6

    He has Paid via paypal on site already.

  35. Uncle Leo

    Uncle Leo in with 2 2.0’s – boy (12) and girl (9). Area51 is homebase

  36. Baracus

    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

  37. 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.

  38. Baracus

    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

  39. Dolphin

    Dolphin is In.

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

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

  40. 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.

  41. Tantrum

    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.

  42. Little John

    In – with 2.3 and 2.4

  43. Little John

    In – with 2.3 and 2.4 – kids are excited!

    • Halfpipe

      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!

      • Little John

        My sons Henry and Nathaniel (both 7) will attend with me.

        We’re F3Metro – Either Mustang or Jungle

  44. I am in with at least 2.0- boy age 6. Possibly another 2.0- girl age 4.

    Home workout is Columbia Brickpile.

    • Halfpipe

      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,

  45. Halfpipe

    HC for Riptide out of the NOCO in Davidson. He will have his 2.0 (Grace) who is 10.

  46. Halfpipe

    HC for Geraldo from South Charlotte and his 2.0 Honeynut Cheerio (6)

  47. Malkovich

    Order deadline to get an F3 2.0 shirt for the weekend is 8/7. The earlier you order the better chance it arrives on time.

    • Superman

      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.

  48. Halfpipe

    HC for Ewok and both his 2.0’s (Will and Jack) for Saturday night

  49. Halfpipe

    HC for Long Distance and his three 2.0’s: Stephanie (12), Andrew (9) and Eric (7).

  50. Halfpipe

    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*

  51. Groupon

    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).


  52. Groupon

    Home workout is Ring Run / Governator.

  53. RedRider

    In with 9 year old girl (Maggie) and 7 year old boy (Marshall)

    Home workout is Metro (Govenator/Armor)

  54. Green Machine

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

    Bunk request with Latchkey (Matt Kinney).


  55. Green Machine

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

    Bunk request with Latchkey (Matt Kinney).


  56. Halfpipe

    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.

  57. I look forward to it along with my twin boys Mac(6)&Wilson(6)

  58. #Mustang

  59. I am in for Saturday night only with my nearly 3 year old son. Home workouts are Indy / Ranger.

  60. Matador

    Matador is in with 2.0 Jackson (5).

    Home base is South Charlotte

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

    • One more to add to my group: Girl, Olivia Eubank (8).

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

  63. Black Eyed Pea

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

  64. Steamer is in. Straight out of Metro. Two 2.0’s: Flying Squirrel (Girl – Morgan age 9), Numchuk (boy – Dawson age 6).

  65. Apple Biter

    Apple Biter (Metro/Atlas)is in with two 2.0’s: Mountain Man (Jack – 10) and Water Bug (Mae – 7)

  66. Baracus

    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.


  67. Baracus –

    They have a Pack List here and there are some other good FAQs as well.

    • Baracus

      Thanks Free Pass. That’s what I needed.


    • It mentions the medcial form. Should we assume this is not necessary for this event? Thanks

      • Halfpipe

        They will have the forms we need to sign when we check in – no medical form is needed.

  68. Halfpipe

    HC for Babylon and his 2.0 from the North Country

  69. I would add sunscreen to the list as well.

    • Halfpipe

      Good point – should be cooler this weekend but sunscreen has been added to the list. See you on Friday!

  70. Everyone on their own for dinner Friday night, correct?

    • Confirmed as on-your-own for Friday, 3 meals Saturday, and breakfast Sunday.

  71. In, with Duncan (son, age 9) and Hank (son, age 7). Staying both nights. Home workout is Cherokee and Governator.

  72. Spruce Goose

    There for both nights with two daughters, Kate (12), and Phoebe (10), and son Henry (7).

    • Halfpipe

      Goose – what is your home workout??

  73. Halfpipe

    HC for Snowman and his two male 2.0s (Grant, age 9 and Cooper, age 6). Metro (Jungle).

  74. Judge Smails

    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.)

  75. LatchKey

    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

  76. Halfpipe

    HC for Jaz from Columbia with his 2.0 Davierre (11) for Saturday night only

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