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Friendly Pines Camp

Our Activities

Campers get to choose from over 30 different activities during their session and receive their own individual schedule...
  • Campers will rank their top twelve (12) activity preferences before they arrive using an online form emailed to their parents in the two weeks before their arrival at camp.
  • FPC will create an individual schedule for each camper, comprised of eight (8) activity periods.
  • There are four (4) activity periods each day. We alternate activity schedules every other day.
Pay close attention to the descriptions under each activity to see if that activity has any restrictions...
  • Most activity periods last for one hour, but some last for two hours (and take up two available periods in a camper's schedule).
  • The majority of our activities are for all ages, but some have age restrictions. Some activities are offered to campers age 6-9 years old, while others are available only to campers aged 10+.
  • Most of our activities can be signed up for by both two- and one-week campers, but some activities don't work well with the shorter schedule of a one-week session and are thus only availble to two-week campers.
  • Adventure Camp has a slightly different schedule & offered activities. The descriptions listed below are applicable to our one- and two-week sessions in June & July

Adventure

Campcraft

ALL AGES | 1 HOUR | 1WK & 2WK
Campers will learn Outdoor Skills. Some of these skills may include but is not limited to; chopping wood, fire building, navigating with a compass, shelter building, general survival skills.

Earthlore

AGES 10+ | 1 HOUR | 1WK & 2WK
Exploring the 180+ acres of our property with intention to learn about the local flora & fauna.

Fun in the Forest

AGES 6-9 | 1 HOUR | 1WK & 2WK
Exploring the 180+ acres of our property with intention to learn about the local flora & fauna. A large focus on FUN!

Hiking

AGES 10+ | 2 HOURS | 1WK & 2WK
In Hiking campers will explore some hiking trails in the Prescott National Forest under the watchful eye of our First-Aid & CPR Certified counselors.

Pet Care

AGES 6-9 | 1 HOUR | 1WK & 2WK
Pet Care is an activity reserved for our younger campers. Campers learn how to care for a variety of different animals. Some animals we have previously housed in our Pet Farm are; kittens, goats, chicks, ducklings, piglets, etc.

Arts

Drawing & Painting

ALL AGES | 1 HOUR | 1WK & 2WK
Express yourself creatively with the opportunity to paint and draw.

Handcrafts

ALL AGES | 1 HOUR | 1WK & 2WK
Hands-on opportunity to tie-dye shirts, make friendship bracelets, and create other various arts and crafts projects!

Sewing

ALL AGES | 1 HOUR | 1WK & 2WK
Learning basic sewing skills with a machine or hand-stiching. Making items such as pillows or stuffed animals. Progess through different levels and learn how to sew more advanced pieces.

Athletics

Basketball

ALL AGES | 1 HOUR | 1WK & 2WK
Basketball is a game played between two teams of five players each on a rectangular court, usually indoors. Each team tries to score by tossing the ball through the opponent's goal, an elevated horizontal hoop and net called a basket.

Fencing

ALL AGES | 1 HOUR | 1WK & 2WK
Organized sport involving the use of a sword—épée, foil, or sabre—(at camp we use foils) for attack and defense according to set movements and rules.

Fitness & Yoga

ALL AGES | 1 HOUR | 1WK & 2WK
Stay active and flexible. Move your body with fun, exhilirating fitness activities. Learn about yoga positions, breathing exercises and meditation.

Soccer

ALL AGES | 1 HOUR | 1WK & 2WK
Learning the basics of passing, dribbling and shooting a soccer ball. After basics are learned they are applied to games of soccer down on our meadow.

Sports

ALL AGES | 1 HOUR | 1WK & 2WK
Kickball, basketball, wiffle ball. If it uses a ball we can likely play it. Team sports in a friendly but competeive environment.

Tennis

ALL AGES | 1 HOUR | 1WK & 2WK*
Learning the basics of serving and volleying a tennis ball. After basics are learned they are applied to games of tennis on our tennis courts.
*Activity Placements ("try-outs") for experienced campers available for two-week campers.

Ultimate Frisbee

ALL AGES | 1 HOUR | 1WK & 2WK
Playing ultimate frisbee--stay active and practice your frisbee throwing skills with this non-contact, team game. Campers may even get the chance to play our 9-hole disc golf course.

Volleyball

ALL AGES | 1 HOUR | 1WK & 2WK
Game played by two teams, in which an inflated ball is volleyed over a high net.

Challenge & Ropes Course

Challenge

AGES 10+ | 2 HOURS | 1WK & 2WK
This activity encompasses Team Building, Low Ropes, & High Ropes.

Challenge X

AGES 12+ | 2 HOURS | 2WK ONLY
Our most challenging ropes course activity. Elements that aren't available to normal challenge will be in this activity.

Jr. Adventure

AGES 6-9 | 1 HOUR | 1WK & 2WK
This activity encompasses Team Building, Low Ropes, & High Ropes.

Jr. Facilitators

AGES 13+* | 2 HOURS | 2WK ONLY
Learning to safely belay and facilitate participants on various high ropes course elements. Knot tying, communication and safety procedures are the main focus of this activity.
*Returning campers only; Must have participated in Challenge or Challenge X before.

EQUESTRIAN

English Riding

ALL AGES | 1 HOUR | 1WK & 2WK*
English Horseback Riding will take place in our English Arena. Campers will learn the basic differences between English Riding & Western Riding. English Horseback Riding has a large focus on technique.
*Activity Placements ("try-outs") for experienced campers available for two-week campers.

Pony Carts

ALL AGES | 1 HOUR | 1WK & 2WK
Learning how to drive ponies, building up to eventually riding on the pony-driven carts through camp!

Ranch Hands

ALL AGES | 1 HOUR | 1WK & 2WK
Learning to safely care for animals including the daily feeding and watering of the camp animals.

Vaulting

ALL AGES | 1 HOUR | 1WK & 2WK*
Equestrian vaulting, or simply vaulting, is most often described as gymnastics and dance on horseback. As campers gain skill and confidence, they graduate from a standing horse, to a walking horse, & beyond.
*Activity Placements ("try-outs") for experienced campers available for two-week campers.

Western Riding

ALL AGES | 1 HOUR | 1WK & 2WK*
Western-style Horseback Riding. Campers get the oportunity to explore the beautiful Prescott National Forest on Horseback.
*Activity Placements ("try-outs") for experienced campers available for two-week campers.

performance

Dance

ALL AGES | 1 HOUR | 2WK ONLY
Learn dance routines and move your body to the beat, leading up to a performance at out Camper Talent Show.

Drama

ALL AGES | 1 HOUR | 2WK ONLY
Campers will learn simple drama games, & the basics of acting, culminating in an onstage performance at our Camper Talent Show if they choose to do so.

Guitar

ALL AGES | 1 HOUR | 2WK ONLY
Play the accoustic guitar. Learn about chord progressions, music reading, and the basics of guitar playing. Culminating in an onstage performance at our Camper Talent Show.

Improv

ALL AGES | 1 HOUR | 2WK ONLY
A theatrical technique used for performances and plays. Usually off the cuff and with comedy at its center. Culminating in a performance at our Camper Talent Show.

Media Arts

ALL AGES | 1 HOUR | 2WK ONLY
Media Arts is an activity encompassing skills required for work in media. Campers will write a sort of news article, along with recording a podcast episode to accompany that article.

Performing Arts

ALL AGES | 1 HOUR | 1WK ONLY
This is a combination of our Drama, Singing, & Dance activity made for 1-week campers.

Singing

ALL AGES | 1 HOUR | 2WK ONLY
Be a pop star and have fun singing your favorite songs, culminating in an opportunity to perform in our Camper Talent Show.

Videography

ALL AGES | 1 HOUR | 2WK ONLY
Become a movie star and act in front of a camera. Brainstorm a plot, outline a script, and film a movie to be edited by our Videography Counselor.

Podcasting

ALL AGES | 1 HOUR | 2WK ONLY

TARGET SPORTS

Archery

AGES 10+ | 1 HOUR | 1WK & 2WK
Archery is the sport, practice, or skill of using a bow to shoot arrows.

BB Guns & Jr. Archery

AGES 6-9 | 1 HOUR | 1WK & 2WK
Campers will learn the skills required to shoot BB Guns, & Bows with Arrows.

Riflery

AGES 10+ | 1 HOUR | 1WK & 2WK
Learn how to shoot an air rifles at paper and metal targets, as well as moving targets. Special emphasis on gun safety and cleaning.

Tomahawk Throwing

AGES 10+ | 1 HOUR | 1WK & 2WK
Learn how to throw axes at a target! With practice, hone your skills and get closer to the bullseye.

Waterfront

Canoeing

ALL AGES* | 1 HOUR | 1WK & 2WK
Campers will learn the skills required to paddle a canoe, kayak or paddleboard. They will get the chance to explore the lake on the water.
*Must pass a swim test on Arrival Day

Free Swim

ALL AGES* | 1 HOUR | 1WK & 2WK
This activity gives campers an hour of free time in our pool to swim, relax, and socialize, all under the supervision of lifeguards with access to lots of toys, noodles, and balls for games.
*Must pass a swim test on Arrival Day