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Friendly Pines Camp

Adventure Camp Activities

ACTIVITIES FOR ADVENTURE CAMP ARE A LITTLE DIFFERENT THAN OUR OTHER ONE- AND TWO-WEEK SESSIONS LATER ON IN THE SUMMER...
  • There are five (5) activity periods in an Adventure Camp day. Each activity period lasts for 50 minutes.
  • Every camper will pick their three (3) "MAJOR" Activities for the session before they arrive.
  • Campers will participate in all 3 of their Major Activities every regular day of the session. (There are no regular activity periods on Arrival & Departure days.)
  • Every regular day of the session campers will also have the opportunity to participate in two (2) "MINOR" Activities.
  • These two Minor Activities are chosen each day, so they have a wide variety of activities to try out in addition to the Major activities.

"MAJOR" Activities

Below are a the Major Activities that Adventure Campers will sign up before arriving at camp, and then take every day during the week.

Keep in mind that most of the Major Activities will NOT be offered as Minor Activities; if a camper is at all interested in doing any of the activities listed below, they should include them on the Major Preference Form that will be filled out before their arrival. 

Archery

AGES 10+
Archery is the sport, practice, or skill of using a bow to shoot arrows.

BB Guns & Jr. Archery

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

Canoeing

ALL AGES*
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

Challenge

ALL AGES
This activity encompasses Team Building, Low Ropes, & High Ropes.

English Riding

ALL AGES
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.

Fencing

ALL AGES
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.

Handcrafts

ALL AGES
Hands-on opportunity to make friendship bracelets and create other various arts and crafts projects!

Pet Care

ALL AGES
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.

Riflery

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

Sewing

ALL AGES
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.

Western Riding

ALL AGES
Western-style Horseback Riding. Campers get the oportunity to explore the beautiful Prescott National Forest on Horseback.

"MINOR" ACTIVITIES

Every day, campers will get choose from a variety of activities listed below to participate in for the next day’s minor activity periods. These are not signed up for ahead of arrival, but instead are chosen each day during the session. 

All MINOR activities are for ALL AGES…even Pet Care!!

Basketball

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.

Campcraft

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.

Climbing Wall

Climb both sides of our climbing tower!

Dance

Learn dance routines and move your body to the beat, leading up to a performance at out Camper Talent Show.

Drama

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.

Drawing & Painting

Express yourself creatively with the opportunity to paint and draw.

Free Swim*

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

Hiking

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

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.

Photography

Photo scavenger hunt using camp's digital cameras.

Pony Carts

Learning how to drive ponies, building up to eventually riding on the pony-driven carts through camp!

Ranch Hands

Learning to safely care for animals including the daily feeding and watering of the camp animals.

Singing

Be a pop star and have fun singing your favorite songs, culminating in an opportunity to perform in our Camper Talent Show.

Sports

Kickball, basketball, wiffle ball. If it uses a ball we can likely play it. Team sports in a friendly but competeive environment.

Soccer

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.

Tie-Dye*

Make fun, colorful patterns dyeing a t-shirt; a total camp tradition!
*One shirt per camper per week provided, but you can bring your own supplies to dye!

Vaulting

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.

Volleyball

Game played by two teams, in which an inflated ball is volleyed over a high net.

Zip Line

Our zip line drops you off a 35 ft. platform and zips you over the meadow!