Friendly Pines Camp is nestled high in the Bradshaw Mountain Range in Prescott. We are situated at 6,300″ elevation, tucked between Spruce Mountain and Bean Peak in the Prescott National Forest.
The camp has dining, sleeping and activity areas available for over 300 people. Insulated redwood cabins with indoor bathrooms provide amply for sleeping space, in cabin groups of 4 to 8, depending on age. The buildings are rustic but well-constructed. Electric power and hot water are supplied. Cabin Villages are organized by age and separated by gender, with a single seating in the dining hall, maintaining the “family feeling” essential to the camping experience.
A sanitary, modern kitchen serves delicious meals family-style in the Dining Lodge. The Kiva is where arts, crafts, gymnastics, dance and drama activities take place, and frequently is the site of evening activities. The Infirmary, where a camp nurse is always on duty, offers a bright and cheerful retreat if first aid or bed rest for minor indisposition is needed. Emergency paramedics are just a few blocks away at the Groom Creek Fire Station and the physicians and hospital of Prescott are only a fifteen minute drive away. The Log House provides for staff housing and meeting space. There are two tennis courts and a brand new swimming pool. Groom Creek runs for a mile through our property ending in our lake. There are separate Western, English, and pony-cart riding arenas, and corrals for our 50+ head of horses. We have 3 secure ranges for our riflery, BB, and archery programs. Our own deep wells supply us with fresh, clean water. We also have a private and secluded swimming hole at Hidden Canyon on the Hassayampa River, several miles away. It’s a great place for an overnight camp-out.
We think our facilities are unmatched in the state. You’ll think so too, once you have come to see them for yourself. Visitors are welcome at any time year-round (with prior appointment). Come up for a picnic, or to play in the snow in the winter… we’ll be glad to show around! If you are looking for information about renting our facilities during the non-summer months you can find it here.