Friendly Pines Camp is nestled in the tall, cool pines of Prescott, Arizona. Our property is located in the midst of the Bradshaw Mountains, and much of it borders Prescott National Forest. At an elevation of 6,300 feet, we enjoy warm, comfortable summers and mild winters. We are just six miles from charming and historic downtown Prescott, at one time the Territorial capital of Arizona. Prescott offers many great restaurants, shops and historic sites to keep counselors busy on their days off. Many enjoy relaxing on the Courthouse Square in the center of our city, paddling on one of our many beautiful lakes, or hiking the vast number of trails in the mountains surrounding town. Friendly Pines Camp boasts close proximity to many other visit-worthy locations:
The Grand Canyon
Just over 3 hours north of Friendly Pines Camp, a visit to the Grand Canyon’s South Rim makes a comfortable day-off trip.
Just a one-hour drive east will bring you to Sedona’s red rock countryside. While in Sedona, you’ll be able to experience attractions like a natural water slide, a church built right into the red rock, and a well-known rock formation in the shape of Snoopy. This is not to mention all the hiking, shopping and sightseeing Sedona has to offer.
On your way to or from Sedona, Jerome makes a great stop. Often called “America’s Most Vertical City” or “Largest Ghost Town in America”, it’s a sight you don’t want to miss.
Just a two-hour drive northeast will bring you to the historic, outdoorsy, and colorful town of Flagstaff. Home of Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff boasts shopping and dining choices galore, and an overall festive quality that makes it a hard town to resist.
Phoenix & Scottsdale
The bustling capital of Arizona is just two hours away. An incredible restaurant scene, sprawling metropolis, and beautiful desert landscape awaits. See a baseball game, explore Old Town Scottsdale, or walk along Tempe Town Lake.
Tubing on the Salt River
Just a short drive from Phoenix, drifting along the lower Salt River would make for a relaxing afternoon.
A famous and picturesque bend in the Colorado River. Located roughly four hours away, just outside of Page in Northern Arizona
A majestic, sandstone slot canyon just east of Page in Northern Arizona, roughly 4 hours from camp
World famous Las Vegas is just 4.5 hours away. Possible on a quick 24-hour day off, but definitely worth a visit during travels after the summer ends!
A symbol of the Great Depression, this monstrous, 60-story-high dam holds back the largest man-made lake in the US. Worth a stop on your way to Las Vegas!