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Friendly Pines Camp

SUMMER 2023 DATES & RATES

FPC WILL DIRECTLY EMAIL FAMILIES IN TIERS 1 & 2 THEIR SPECIFIC PRIORITY ENROLLMENT LINKS SHORTLY BEFORE ENROLLMENT OPENS!

ALL OTHER FAMILIES WISHING TO ENROLL MAY USE OUR REGULAR ENROLLMENT LINK (FRIENDLYPINES.CAMPBRAINREGISTRATION.COM) COME OCTOBER 1ST.

ENROLLMENT TIER ELIGIBLE
ENROLLEES
ENROLLMENT
2023 OPEN DATE

1

  • All families that had at least one camper that ATTENDED a 2022 overnight camp session
September 1st, 2022

2

  • All families that had at least one camper that was WAITLISTED for a 2022 overnight camp session
  • All campers that attended a 2022 Family Camp session

AND

  • All families that had at least one camper that  ATTENDED a 2022 overnight camp session
September 15th, 2022

3

  • The general public

AND

  • All families that had at least one camper that ATTENDED a 2022 overnight camp session
  • All families that had at least one camper WAITLISTED for a 2022 overnight camp session
  • All campers that attended a 2022
    Family Camp session
October 1st, 2022
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SESSION
ONE
DATES
Sunday, June 11
- Saturday, June 24, 2023
SESSION
TWO
DATES
Sunday, June 25
- Saturday, July 8, 2023
SESSION
THREE
DATES
Sunday, July 9
- Saturday, July 22, 2023
TWO-WEEK RATES & DEPOSITS
RATE
$2,895
$2,795
-$100 Early Bird
discount thru 10/15/22
INITIAL
DEPOSIT
$845
thru 10/15/22, then
$745 due upon enrollment
SECONDARY
DEPOSIT
$545
due 3/1/22
ADVENTURE WEEK SESSIONS
ADVENTURE
CAMP
DATES
Saturday, May 27
- Friday, June 2, 2023
ADVENTURE CAMP RATE & DEPOSITS
RATE
$1,625
$1,575
-$50 Early Bird
discount thru 10/15/22
INITIAL
DEPOSIT
$475
thru 10/15/22, then
$375 due upon enrollment
SECONDARY
DEPOSIT
$325
due 3/1/22
ADVENTURE
TRAILS
DATES
Saturday, May 27
- Friday, June 2, 2023
ADVENTURE TRAILS RATE & DEPOSITS
RATE
$1,875
(No Early Bird discount)
INITIAL
DEPOSIT
$445
SECONDARY
DEPOSIT
$375
due 3/1/22
REGULAR ONE-WEEK SESSIONS
PIONEER
A
DATES
Sunday, June 11
- Saturday, June 17, 2023
PIONEER
B
DATES
Sunday, June 18
- Saturday, June 24, 2023
EXPLORER
A
DATES
Sunday, June 25
- Saturday, July 1, 2023
EXPLORER
B
DATES
Sunday, July 2
- Saturday, July 8, 2023
TRAILSEEKER
A
DATES
Sunday, July 9
- Saturday, July 15, 2023
TRAILSEEKER
B
DATES
Sunday, July 16
- Saturday, July 22, 2023
ONE-WEEK RATES & DEPOSITS
RATE
$1,875
$1,800
-$75 Early Bird
discount thru 10/15/22
INITIAL
DEPOSIT
$545
thru 10/15/22, then
$445 due upon enrollment
SECONDARY
DEPOSIT
$375
due 3/1/22

Our CILT & CIT programs are for campers that have “aged out” of our traditional overnight program. Both programs are reserved for returning campers.

CILT = Camper In Leadership Training. These are usually 15 year old former campers. In this two-week program, CILTs will receive an introduction to the responsibilities and duties of being a Counselor at Friendly Pines. 

CIT = Counselor in Training. These are 16 year olds who have usually completed the CILT year. Their session is a month long, and they participate more in the leading of activities and have more cabin management responsibilities. 

To learn more about both programs, head over to this webpage

CILT
DATES
Sunday, June 11
- Saturday, June 24, 2023
CILT RATE & DEPOSITS
RATE
$2,595
(No Early
Bird Discount)
INITIAL
DEPOSIT
$650
SECONDARY
DEPOSIT
$450
due 3/1/22
CIT
DATES
Sunday, June 25
- Saturday, July 22, 2023
CIT RATE & DEPOSITS
RATE
$2,895
for four weeks
(No Early Bird discount)
INITIAL
DEPOSIT
$745
SECONDARY
DEPOSIT
$545
due 3/1/22
*ADVENTURE WEEK CIT
DATES
Saturday, May 27
- Friday, June 2, 2023
*PLEASE NOTE!: This session is only available to former campers, those that have previously submitted a CILT/CIT application, and those that will be 17 after August 1, 2022 and before August 1, 2023.
ADVWK CIT RATE & DEPOSITS
RATE
$815
for one week
(No Early Bird discount)
INITIAL
DEPOSIT
$215
SECONDARY
DEPOSIT
$175
due 3/1/22

2023 Family Camp session info will come in the new year!

In the meantime, feel free to check out our Family Camp Info page.

AVAILABILITY AS OF 9/27/2022 AT 11:00AM

TWO-WEEK SESSIONS
Session 1
(June 11 - 24)
WAITLISTING FOR BOYS
1 SPACE LEFT FOR GIRLS
Session 2
(June 25 - JULY 8)
WAITLISTING FOR BOYS
85% FULL FOR GIRLS
Session 3
(JuLY 9 - 22)
WAITLISTING FOR BOYS
60% FULL FOR GIRLS
ONE-WEEK SESSIONS
ADVENTURE CAMP
(MAY 27 - JUNE 2)
WAITLISTING FOR BOYS
1 SPACE LEFT FOR GIRLS
ADVENTURE TRAILS
(MAY 27 - JUNE 2)
ALL WILL INITIALLY WAITLIST
Pioneer A
(June 11 - 17)
WAITLISTING FOR BOYS
WAITLISTING FOR GIRLS
Pioneer B
(June 18 - 24)
WAITLISTING FOR BOYS
WAITLISTING FOR GIRLS
Explorer A
(June 25 - JULY 1)
WAITLISTING FOR BOYS
WAITLISTING FOR GIRLS
EXPLORER B
(July 2 - 8)
PLENTY OF SPACE FOR BOYS
PLENTY OF SPACE FOR GIRLS
Trailseeker A
(July 9 - 15)
2 SPACES LEFT FOR BOYS
1 SPACE LEFT FOR GIRLS
Trailseeker B
(July 16 - 22)
7 SPACES LEFT FOR BOYS
WAITLISTING FOR GIRLS

All of our sessions are virtually the same; food and lodging is included, campers live in a cabin of similarly aged children, and they participate in a variety of different activities as well as evening activities like the Overnight Campout, Round Dance, Carnival, Talent Show, and Rendezvous.

All sessions, unless otherwise specified, are for children ages 5-14.
Two-Week Sessions:

A 13-night program where campers ages 5-14 get to create their own daily schedule by choosing from our 30+ activity offerings. This is our most popular program, as the children get a real taste of the camp magic, and is a great option even for first-time campers! Our most popular sessions.

ONE-Week Sessions:

A 6-night program similar to our two-week session, just in half the time. One-week campers do have some specific one-week activities (horses, target sports, ropes course), but also do get mixed in with the two-week campers for most other activities (hiking, water sports, arts & crafts, etc.). A popular session with our first-time campers.

The names of the sessions (Pioneer vs. Explorer or Trailseeker A vs. Trailseeker B) are simply used to determine the specific session in question; there is no difference between any of the weeks each session name represents.

PLEASE NOTE: All one week-campers live with other one-week campers. i.e. if friends want to be in the same cabin as one another, they must be enrolled in the same type of session. We cannot house a camper signed up for a two-week session with a camper here for a one-week session.

Adventure Camp Session:

A 6-night traditional Friendly Pines Camp program where campers, ages 5-14, will have their 5 favorite activities daily, rather than 8 activities broken up into 4 periods every other day; this is the only major difference from a one-week session, and allows the campers to have 5 activity periods in a day instead of 4. Popular with returning and first-time campers alike.

A common question we get is “Why does this session cost less?”. Adventure Camp happens at what we consider an “awkward” time of year…not all of the Arizona schools (or schools in other states for that matter!) are out by the end of May. We lower the price compared to our other sessions in hopes of attracting more people to this somewhat less busy week. Same quality of program, same activities, just a less “desirable” time of year!

Adventure TRAILS Session:

A 6-night program for campers, ages 10-16, that focuses on horseback riding, horsemanship, and horse care. Campers that love horses, have extensive prior experience with horses, and want to ride all day, every day usually go for this session. Campers who like horses, but don’t have much experience with them OR want to participate in our other activities should choose a different two- or one-week session; these campers can still sign up for plenty of horse activities! Very limited enrollment; Previous horse riding experience & extensive time spent around horses necessary for participation.

PLEASE NOTE: Adventure Trails campers are given a set schedule; they do not choose their own activities, and their week-long schedule is comprised of ONLY horse activities. If your camper wants to do anything else, like the Ropes Course, swimming, arts & crafts, etc., or have any “say” in their schedule, they must sign up for any of our other sessions. 

“Why does this session cost as much as a normal one-week session, even though it has the same dates as Adventure Camp?”.  Despite the fact Adventure Trails happens during that “awkward” time of year we mentioned before, this is a HIGHLY specialized session, with extremely limited enrollment. Extra plannings, staff, and resources go into making the Adventure Trails session a success, and our rate reflects this.

Family Camp Sessions:

For info on Family Camp, please visit this webpage.

Campers can cancel and receive a refund, but the amount is dependent on the date of cancellation. If you cancel before March 1st, your camper will receive a full refund, less the $100pp cancellation fee. As we progress further into the spring, more of the tuition becomes non-refundable and serves as the “cancellation fee” in the event of a cancellation. See the table below to see cancellation fee/non-refundable tuition amount by date. 

CANCELLATION DEADLINE CANCELLATION FEE
SEPTEMBER 1ST - FEBRUARY 28TH
$100
per camper
MARCH 1ST - APRIL 30TH
BOTH Deposits (Initial
+ Secondary; per camper)
becomes non-refundable
MAY 1ST
The ENTIRE Tuition Balance
(per camper) is due &
becomes non-refundable

Please see our Family Camp info page for cancellation fees for those sessions.

DISCOUNT PER SESSION
-$200
for every additional
TWO-WEEK
session, per camper
-$125
for every additional
ONE-WEEK
and/or
ADVENTURE TRAILS
session, per camper
-$110
for adding
ADVENTURE CAMP,
per camper

When campers are enrolled in sessions of varying length, the discount is applied to the shorter stay.

  • For example, if a camper signs up for Session 2 (2 wks) and Trailseeker A (1 wk), they would receive a $125 discount
  • Another example, if a camper enrolls in Adventure Camp (1 wk), Explorer B (1 wk), and Session 3 (2 wks), they would receive a total multi-session discount of $235 ($110 off Adventure Camp + $125 off Explorer B)
DISCOUNT PER SESSION
-$200
for siblings in a
TWO-WEEK session
-$125
for siblings in a
ONE-WEEK session
or ADVENTURE TRAILS
-$110
for siblings in
ADVENTURE CAMP

Sibling discounts automatically applied to the second, third, fourth, etc. child enrolled. When siblings are enrolled in sessions of varying length, the discount is applied to the shorter stay.

  • For example, if a family enrolls two campers in Session 3 (2 wks), the second camper would have a $200 discount applied to their total tuition amount
  • Another example: if a family enrolls two children for Session 1 (2 wks), and a third camper for Pioneer A (1 wk), the second camper would receive a $200 discount and the third camper would receive a $125 discount, totaling $325 off the total household statement. 

Receive a $100 discount on your total household tuition if you refer a BRAND NEW FPC family! Make sure they put down your family’s name and contact info when they enroll online! 

Referral Discount Terms:

  • Referral must be somebody whose whole family has never attended any Friendly Pines Camp program or event before.
  • Referred family must enroll in any regular Adventure Camp, one-, or two-week session; discount does not apply if newly referred family only enrolls in Adventure Trails and/or a Family Camp session.  
  • Discount may be applied to the referring household with campers enrolled in any regular Adventure Camp, one-, or two-week session;
  • Discount does not apply to the referring household with campers only enrolled in Adventure Trails and/or Family Camp sessions
  • Discount is void if referred friend cancels registration.
  • Discount cannot be redeemed for cash or credit.
  • Discount applied to entire household tuition, not per camper.
  • Discount must be used in the same season that the referred family enrolls. 
  • Discount can be used towards total tuition balance.
  • Discount cannot be used to settle camp store charges.
  • Limit of three referral discounts per household (total of $300 off tuition).  
  • Only one household may refer a new family (i.e. multiple families cannot refer a new family).

Upon enrollment, you will pay an initial deposit:

SESSION LENGTH AMOUNT PER CAMPER
TWO-WEEK
SESSIONS
$845

($745 after 10/15/22)
ONE-WEEK
SESSIONS
$545

($445 after 10/15/22)
ADVENTURE CAMP
SESSIONS
$475

($375 after 10/15/22)
ADVENTURE TRAILS
SESSIONS
$545

($445 after 10/15/22)

Then, on March 1st, 2023, you will pay a secondary deposit:

SESSION LENGTH AMOUNT PER CAMPER
TWO-WEEK
SESSIONS
$580
ONE-WEEK
SESSIONS
$375
ADVENTURE CAMP
SESSIONS
$325
ADVENTURE TRAILS
SESSIONS
$375

The purpose of the secondary deposit is to break up the payments; in the past, enrollees would pay their deposit in the fall, then a large lump sum in May. 

Some sessions will have waitlists. Particularly sessions that are in ‘desirable’ times during the summer, or offer a specific program (like Adventure Trails, our horse-specific session). 

We send out weekly Enrollment Update emails to notify current & prospective families on the enrollment or waitlisting status of each of our sessions. To make sure you receive those emails, be sure to join our mailing list!

You can also check the availability of each session on our Dates & Rates webpage. 

The likelihood of getting into a session you’re waitlisted for is hard to call; there are so many factors that go into waitlist movement. It kind of depends on the year, the session, and how much before or after the cancellation deadlines (March 1st and/or May 1st) we’re at. We’ve had waitlists in the past that had 15 people who all eventually were able to get into the session, but conversely, we’ve had waitlists of one person that never had any movement. So determining how likely your camper is to get in to a specific session is really not always possible to determine. 

There is no penalty for waitlisting, nor is there any money that has to be put down to reserve a spot on the waitlist. If you’re at all interested in potentially getting into a specific session, it is in your best interest to at least get on the waitlist. We will email all campers on a given waitlist first, should spots open up. You can register as normal; upon ‘check out’, you will select the waitlist option right in your shopping cart. You can also enroll for a session that does have availability AND the session that you’re actually interested in but has a waitlist; if a spot opens, we will be able to manually switch your registration. That way you can still get a spot somewhere during the summer.

PLEASE NOTE: FPC reserves the right to close any and all waitlists at any point during the enrollment season. If you’re at all interested in a session, whether it’s waitlisting or not, do not hesitate to register today! 

If you have questions about the waitlist or what position you’re currently in, please contact registrar@friendlypines.com or call us at (928) 445-2128. 

We ran HUGELY successful camp programs in 2021 and 2022, mitigating risk while focusing on fun and connection. If nothing changes significantly by Summer 2023, we have plans in place to ensure we will be able to care for your children.

Please know that if COVID-19 is still a risk, we will take conservative safety measures to ensure our programs are as safe as possible for your family. Community health and risk management have always been paramount for us, but COVID-19 has demonstrated the importance of parent partnership on an unprecedented level. If the virus is still a threat, participation in FPC’s programs will require you and your family to help us keep our camp community safe from outbreaks.

Possible COVID policies (several of which were in place for our 2021/2022 seasons!) we may need to implement in 2023 and future summers, should we deem it necessary:

  • Antigen or PCR Testing before & after arrival at camp
  • Social distancing efforts
  • Wearing masks in mixed-group, indoor situations
  • Requiring staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID
  • Encouraging campers (that are eligible) to get vaccinated 
  • Keeping campers in their cabin groups for the first few days of camp & having them follow a set schedule (but then allowing them to move into individual-choice schedules after we’ve passed the point of symptoms showing up)
  • Possibly more, depending on local, state, and CDC guidance

You can read more about our COVID policies we implemented for Summer 2022 by clicking here.

Our tuition covers all activities, food & snacks, and housing for their entire session.

Your camper may have some small charges added to their Camp Store account during their stay; Charges to the child’s store account are made for laundry charges (in excess of $15; an option two-week campers only), any purchases, craft and sewing supplies, transportation charges, “pre-existing” medical prescriptions, etc.

Our little ”store” exists only for the campers’ needs (not for any camp profit!) and the counselors monitor all purchase requests. We carry a limited selection of necessities such as toiletries, stamps, writing materials, etc. We don’t sell food, gum, or soda.

After summer, when accounts for ALL SESSIONS are finally posted and figured, you’ll receive a statement for any store charges. After you have had a day or two to look it over, a charge will be made to the credit card we have on file.

(FYI: We do have an online camp store where you can buy Friendly Pines Camp shirts, sweatshirts, fleece, backpacks, hats, and more. Click on the shopping cart icon at the top of each webpage on our website, or click here!)

We are sometimes able to offer camperships. Typically, when we do award camperships, they cover a portion of tuition (as opposed to the entire tuition cost).

We aren’t usually able to determine our ability to offer aid each year until after our May 1st final payment/cancellation deadline.

There is an application process for those seeking campership money. You are welcome to email info@friendlypines.com at any time requesting the application information. 

Families are welcome to combine sessions and stay all week!

Those that sign up for both Family Camp A and B will be eligible for a multi-session discount of  $25 per person!

Adults (aged 18+) would pay a total of $600 for their stay (rather than $625), and children (aged 6-17) will pay $400 (rather than $425). Kids 5 & under will be free for both sessions. 

Please note that dinner on Thursday, and Breakfast & Lunch on Friday will not be provided for these “stay-over” families, but you will be welcome to stay in your cabin for both sessions.