Friendly Pines Camp


All of our sessions are virtually the same; food and lodging is included, campers live in a cabin of similarly aged children, and they participate in a variety of different activities as well as the evening activities like the Round Dance, Talent Show, Campfire time, and Rendezvous.

Two-Week Sessions:

A 13-night program where boys and girls ages 5-14 get to create their own daily schedule by choosing from our 30+ activity offerings. This is our most popular program, as the children get a real taste of the camp magic, and is a great option even for first-time campers! Our most popular sessions.

One-Week Sessions:

A 6-night program similar to our two-week session, just in half the time. One-week campers do have some specific one-week activities (horses, target sports, ropes course), but also do get mixed in with the two-week campers for most other activities (hiking, water sports, arts & crafts, etc.). The names of the sessions (Pioneer vs. Explorer or Trailseeker A vs. Trailseeker B) are simply used to determine the specific session in question; there is no real difference between any of the different weeks. A popular session with our first-time campers.

All one week-campers live with other one-week campers. i.e. if friends want to be in the same cabin as one another, they must be enrolled in the same type of session. We cannot house a camper signed up for a two-week session with a camper here for a one-week session. 

Adventure Camp:

A 6-night traditional Friendly Pines Camp program where boys and girls, ages 5-14, will have their favorite activities daily; the only major difference from a one-week session is that campers have 5 activity periods in a day instead of 4. Popular with returning and first-time campers alike.

A common question we get is “Why does this session cost less?”. Adventure Camp happens at what we consider an “awkward” time of year…not all of the Arizona schools (or schools in other states for that matter!) are out by the end of May. We lower the price compared to our other sessions in hopes of attracting more people to this somewhat less busy week. Same quality of program, same activities, just a less desirable time of year! 

Adventure Trails:

A 6-night program for boys and girls, ages 10-16, that focuses on horseback riding, horsemanship, and horse care. All skills taught are to prepare campers for a two-day, overnight horseback trip. Campers that love horses, have extensive prior experience with horses, and want to ride all day, every day usually go for this session. Campers who like horses, but don’t have much experience with them or want to participate in our other activities should choose a different two- or one-week session; these campers can still sign up for plenty of horse activities! Very limited enrollment. 

Previous horse riding experience & extensive time spent around horses necessary for participation.

“Why does this session cost as much as a normal one-week session, even though it has the same dates as Adventure Camp?” Despite the fact Adventure Trails happens during that “awkward” time of year we mentioned before, this is a HIGHLY specialized session, with extremely limited enrollment. Extra plannings, staff, and resources go into making the Adventure Trails session a success, and our rate reflects this.