Fun and Community
"My favorite thing about FMC is that I can play my instrument but still be seen as a whole person with a unique identity."
-- Camper reflection
Creating a strong (and fun!) camper
and staff community is an important part of the FMC experience. By living together in dorms and participating in recreational activities and other all-camp events, we
grow each year into a strong community group -- something that is
treasured by everyone at FMC.
Campers have dedicated free time each day. Many
choose to sit and talk with friends, read quietly, make crafts, or play
guitar and sing (which often attracts quite a large group). Others
are more active, going for walks around campus, or
playing ultimate frisbee, badminton, basketball, or soccer. A staff of male and female counselors provides supervision in the dorm and organizes free time activities. The dorm lounges are popular
hangout areas on rainy days.
programs happen after dinner each night. Many evening programs are staff or camper recitals. Those that are not are often games like soccer or capture the
flag, or are special speakers, often on peace and justice issues. We
also have a few special nights like "stunt night" (a kind of funny
talent show) and the camper-planned dance.