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Friendly Pines Camp

Camper Travel Information

ADVENTURE CAMP
ADVENTURE TRAILS

SESSION DATES: 5/28-6/3

ARRIVAL DATE LAST NAME RANGE
Saturday, May 28th
A - L: 1:00PM - 2:00PM
M - Z: 2:00PM - 3:00PM
SESSION 1
PIONEER A
CILT

SESSION DATES:
S1 & CILT: 6/12 – 6/25
PA: 6/12 – 6/18

ARRIVAL DATE LAST NAME RANGE
Sunday, June 12th
A - L: 1:00PM - 2:00PM
M - Z: 2:00PM - 3:00PM
PIONEER B

SESSION DATES: 6/19 – 6/25

ARRIVAL DATE ARRIVAL TIME
Sunday, June 19th
1:00PM - 2:00PM
SESSION 2
EXPLORER A
CIT A

SESSION DATES:
S2 & CITA: 6/26 – 7/9
EA: 6/26 – 7/2

ARRIVAL DATE LAST NAME RANGE
Sunday, June 26th
A - L: 1:00PM - 2:00PM
M - Z: 2:00PM - 3:00PM
EXPLORER B

SESSION DATES: 7/3 – 7/9

ARRIVAL DATE ARRIVAL TIME
Sunday, July 3rd
1:00PM - 2:00PM
SESSION 3
TRAILSEEKER A
CIT B

SESSION DATES:
S3 & CITB: 7/10 – 7/23
TSA: 7/10 – 7/16

ARRIVAL DATE LAST NAME RANGE
Sunday, July 10th
A - L: 1:00PM - 2:00PM
M - Z: 2:00PM - 3:00PM
TRAILSEEKER B

SESSION DATES: 7/17 – 7/23

ARRIVAL DATE ARRIVAL TIME
Sunday, July 17th
1:00PM - 2:00PM
ADVENTURE CAMP
ADVENTURE TRAILS

SESSION DATES: 5/28-6/3

DEPARTURE DATE LAST NAME RANGE
Friday, June 3rd
A - L: 8:30AM - 9:30AM
M - Z: 9:30AM - 10:30AM
PIONEER A

SESSION DATES: 6/12 – 6/18

DEPARTURE DATE DEPARTURE TIME
Saturday, June 18th
1:00PM - 2:00PM
SESSION 1
PIONEER B
CILT

SESSION DATES:
S1 & CILT: 6/12 – 6/25
PB: 6/19 – 6/25

DEPARTURE DATE LAST NAME RANGE
Saturday, June 25th
A - L: 8:30AM - 9:30AM
M - Z: 9:30AM - 10:30AM
EXPLORER A

SESSION DATES: 6/26 – 7/2

DEPARTURE DATE DEPARTURE TIME
Saturday, July 2nd
1:00PM - 2:00PM
SESSION 2
EXPLORER B
CIT A

SESSION DATES:
S2 & CITA: 6/26 – 7/9
EB: 7/3 – 7/9

DEPARTURE DATE LAST NAME RANGE
Saturday, July 9th
A - L: 8:30AM - 9:30AM
M - Z: 9:30AM - 10:30AM
TRAILSEEKER A

SESSION DATES: 7/10 – 7/16

DEPARTURE DATE DEPARTURE TIME
Saturday, July 16th
1:00PM - 2:00PM
SESSION 3
TRAILSEEKER B
CIT B

SESSION DATES:
S3 & CITB: 7/10 – 7/23
TSB: 7/17 – 7/23

DEPARTURE DATE LAST NAME RANGE
Saturday, July 23rd
A - L: 8:30AM - 9:30AM
M - Z: 9:30AM - 10:30AM

HOW TO COMPLETE THE ONLINE TRAVEL FORM​

Travel Form DUE: MAY 15th
STEP 1:
STEP 1:

Log into your account

To do this you will need to go to your Household Account, where you enrolled for camp (click "Current Families" tab at top of this webpage, then click "Account Login".)

STEP 2:
STEP 2:

Click on "View Registration Details"

STEP 3:
STEP 3:

Find the names of your enrolled campers under the "Forms" section on this page.

You should see all of the forms that you have completed and those forms that are waiting to be completed (if you have any).

STEP 4:
STEP 4:

Click on "2022 Travel Form"

STEP 5:
STEP 5:

Decide on Arrival Method

You will see the two modes of travel. Here is what you will need to do under each scenario:

  • CAR ARRIVAL:

    You will be asked to tell us your arrival date. It’s not that we DON’T know the day a session starts, but for reasons both technical and practical, we ask you to include the exact date that your camper will arrive to camp. It helps us run off accurate reports. Though most campers arrive on the date a session starts, some will need arrive a day or two late. Some campers stay for multiple sessions, so their arrival date may be two weeks before a given session. In any case, we ask you to indulge us and enter the date your camper arrives.

  • AIR ARRIVAL:

    You will need to provide Airport, Arrival Time, Arrival Date, Flight #, & Airline. We will contact you within 3 days before your camper's arrival to give you the name of the person who will meet your camper at the airport. REMEMBER: We will make a $30 charge to the credit/debit card we have on file, each way, for Airport campers.

STEP 6:
STEP 6:

Decide on Departure Method

Click through to the next page of the form. You will again see the two modes of travel. Here is what you will need to do under each scenario:

  • CAR DEPARTURE:

    You will provide the Designated Pick-Up person. Please designate ALL persons allowed to pick-up your child from camp, even if they're not likely to be the actual ones to pick up your camper. Don't forget yourself &/or your spouse; just because you appear as the parent(s) on your household account, that does not mean you will automatically be added to the Designated Pick Up list. We will only allow folks listed below to enter the camp on Departure Day. You will also provide us the Date Of Departure. Again, we know the departure days of each session, but for the accuracy of our reports we ask that you indulge us. IMPORTANT: If your camper is staying for multiple sessions, please put in the date that he or she will ACTUALLY be leaving, after their last session.

  • AIR DEPARTURE:

    You will need to provide Airport, Departure Time, Departure Date, Flight #, & Airline. We will contact you within 3 days before your camper's arrival to give you the name of the person who will be accompanying your camper to the gate. REMEMBER: We will make a $30 charge to the credit/debit card we have on file, each way, for Airport campers.

TRAVEL FAQS​

We do not provide bus transportation to or from camp.

 

We will have airport pick up and drop off available for out of state campers. There will be a $30 transportation fee each way for airport campers. 

 

All other campers should make arrangements to be dropped off/picked up at camp. 

As of 4/15/2022, we will allow families to go inside the cabins, ONE FAMILY AT A TIME. We also ask that anyone not staying at camp (basically everyone who isn't a registered camper) wear a mask while inside the cabin building (regardless of vaccine or testing status) to avoid potential contamination. 

 

We will continue to monitor the state of the ongoing COVID pandemic, and make make adjustments to this policy. We will let our camper families know if that's the case. 

 

FRIENDLY PINES CAMP ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR SUPERVISION OF ADULTS AND/OR NON-ENROLLED CHILDREN. ONCE YOU HAVE SECURED CUSTODY OF YOUR CAMPER, HIS/HER SUPERVISION WILL BE TOTALLY YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.

That’s totally up to you!

 

We will have light refreshments available during drop off for our two week sessions, Adventure Week, and our “A” one week sessions. 

 

Families usually leave within a half hour or so, as beyond the refreshments and seeing the cabin, there isn’t too much to do. Lingering too long can also have a negative affect on the adjustment period for campers; so while it may sound harsh, erring on the shorter side of your stay is usually the better option to choose! 

We will have staff at the airport to pick up your camper at their arrival, and likewise our staff will drop off your camper at their departure gate. We’ll be able to let you know the name of the staff person who will accompany your camper within approx. 3 days of the camper’s arrival/departure. 

 

Otherwise, just put all the flight info on your camper’s travel form and we’ll contact you if we have any questions! 

 

Please remember: there is a $30 transportation fee each way for airport campers.

Arriving at camp a day or two late, or getting picked up a little early is totally fine and we’re usually almost always able to accommodate these unique travel plans. 

 

If you haven’t already completed your travel form, you can indicate the need for any special arrangements on that online form. If you have already submitted the form, feel free to contact us and we can make the change on our end (you won’t be able to make changes yourself once you’ve submitted the form.) 

 

You can absolutely give us a call, but please also send us an email with your travel info request; that way we have a paper trail!

The short answer is yes. However that’s not always a realistic possibility. Upon check in, we will let you know if we’re missing any forms (in addition to the email reminders we’ll send out in the weeks leading up to camp). Just give us a heads up if you’re planning on bringing any paperwork with you to check in. 

As it stands, we will only be transporting campers that are arriving/departing by plane, and have a scheduled flight.

If you haven’t already submitted your travel form, you can list all designated pick up persons on that form.

 

If you have already submitted the form, please send us an email with the request, and we will update things on our end. You are welcome to call, but we will ask for that email request in addition to establish a paper trail. 

 

Reminder: don’t forget to put both parents on the designated pick up person list; just because you’re listed as the parent in the account, does not mean you’re automatically added to that pick up list!

We do not mind or need to know who is doing drop off. The only thing to keep in mind is that if you’re missing any paperwork that need signatures by a parent or guardian, those will need to be submitted before arrival or brought with the camper. 

 

Pick up is a different story, and we will only allow folks listed on your camper’s designated pick up list to enter the camp property on Departure Day. 

Stuff happens, especially traffic on the I-17! Just give us a call at (928) 445-2128 or send us an email to info@friendlypines.com  letting us know you’re running late. We will of course (and obviously) keep the camper supervised if there’s a delay to your travel plans on departure day. 

This happens all the time. If you’re still in the area when you realize you forgot something, you’re certainly welcome to turn around and drop it off at the camp office; we’ll make sure the missing item is turned over to your camper.

 

You can also send any forgotten items in the mail, and that package won’t be counted towards your camper’s “one package” limitation. 

The physical address for camp is 933 E. Friendly Pines Rd., Prescott, AZ 86303.

If you’re driving from Phoenix, take I-17 to SR-69; follow this to Prescott, then turn south on Senator Highway/Mount Vernon Street. You’ll eventually turn south west onto Marapai Rd.; then, you’ll turn south on Peter Mackin drive, which eventually turns into Friendly Pines Rd. You’ll see signs for camp once you’re on that road! 

 

You’ll want to avoid GPS directions that have you travel through Wickenburg or Crown King, as those routes extend your trip by a good hour or more and take you on primitive, dirt roads. So just double check the route takes you up I-17! 

Yes, though keep in mind that the last half mile into camp is on a dirt road (that’s well maintained). Low clearance vehicles might not be super great for that last stretch, but they will ‘technically’ be able to make the trip. 

While we love all animals at Friendly Pines, for the safety and comfort of all of our campers, guests, and staff, we ask that you leave your dogs and any other non-service animals at home.