PROGRAMS

FEDERATION OF NORTH-AMERICAN EXPLORERS (FNE) PROGRAMS

FNE develops the whole child from a physical, emotional, spiritual, social and intellectual perspective.  We further teach and model responsibility, promise, commitment, leadership, service, and loyalty.

We accomplish these promises by safely and constructively exploring nature, the great outdoors, the community, service to others and our Catholic faith.

All season camping, service projects such as visiting seniors, raking leaves, 10-day summer camps, pilgrimages, weekly meetings, challenging games and International travel make all of these promises possible.

FNE will help our youth to embrace and demonstrate concern for others while also growing in self-confidence as how they can make a positive difference not only in their own lives but also in the lives of others.

Lessons experienced and learned in FNE will help prepare them for the challenges that life will bring in their adult years while growing in love and trust for Jesus Christ from within our Catholic faith perspective. Our youth are tomorrows leaders and citizens, FNE will prepare them well to embrace core values and beliefs even if society is at times moving in a different direction.

OTTERS – For those ages 6 to 7

A fun new way of growing and learning

Just like real-life otters, children in this program are encouraged to use their playful and inquisitive nature to explore the world around them. Within a safe and joyful environment, Otters are encouraged to make a positive difference in the lives of others through activities that enhance their sense of:

  • Fairness
  • Sharing
  • Cooperation
  • Self-discovery
  • Love
  • Curiosity

Our Unique Program Offering

Our regularly scheduled single gendered programs consists of:

  • Physical games
  • Activities & Crafts
  • Skills Development
  • Prayers
  • Songs
  • Learning through Stories & Pictures

Our members grow in their love for God through stories, discovering the joy and power of prayer, and by happily helping others.

We also offer regular field trips and outings to discover nature and its seasons.

TIMBER WOLVES – For those ages 8 to 12

Building memories & friendships for life

As a Timber Wolf, your child will learn how to: differentiate between right and wrong; work hard and play fair; finish what they start; never give up; and keep a promise. Through the program, we also hope to develop their sense of:

  • Bravery
  • Trust
  • Honesty
  • Love
  • Family
  • Confidence

Our Unique Program Offering

Our weekly single-gender programs consists of:

  • Physical games
  • Activities & Crafts
  • Badge work
  • Life Skills Development
  • Prayers
  • Songs
  • Spiritual Development

Our members grow in their love for God through regularly celebrating the sacraments of the Eucharist and Confession, and giving back to the community.

We also offer field trips, all-season weekend camping (in cabins), annual 10-day summer camp, retreats, and International Travel opportunities.

EXPLORERS – For those ages 12 to 16

Preparing for life’s greatest challenges

Explorers, like their name suggests, “explore” the great outdoors, nature, and service. The program develops all aspects that build their character like no other organization can deliver. With Christ at the center of it all, Explorers develop their sense of:

  • Leadership
  • Collaboration
  • Responsibility
  • Love
  • Friendship
  • Adventure

Our Unique Program Offering

Our regularly scheduled single-gendered programs consists of:

  • Challenging & Unique Games
  • Basic Design & Development of Engineering Concepts
  • Survival & First Aid Training
  • Music & Photography Skills Development
  • Occasional Visits from Special Guests

Our members grow in their love for God through regularly celebrating the sacraments of the Eucharist and Confession, and giving back to the community.

We also offer field trips, all-season weekend camping, annual 10-day summer camp, and International Travel opportunities.

WAYFAYERS – For those ages 17 to 24

Building on the experiences from the Explorer Program, the Wayfarer Explorers utilize both their learned skills and faith to build themselves up to be mature young adults in today’s society. Unhindered by the sways of the majority, the Wayfarer movement is built on the fundamental principals of the FNE movement, and keeps at heart universal, Catholic values.

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