Friendly Pines Camp

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How big is the camp?

Roughly 120 acres. Most of it is undeveloped pine forest. Most of the buildings sit on 35 acres. The rest is used for camping and hiking. The camp is bordered on two sides by the Prescott National Forest. We are only 6 miles from Prescott, Arizona, but the camp has the feeling of being secluded …

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What are the cabins like?

Rustic. All of the cabins have electricity, hot water, and a full bathroom (toilet, sink, shower). Most have wooden floors and bunk beds, but size and layout varies.

Can I use my cell phone at camp?

Cell phone reception, although much improved over recent years, is still limited due to our mountain location. Cell phones, along with any other electronics, are not allowed inside of cabins with children or in the main camp area AT ANY TIME, and can only be used while off duty. Friendly Pines Camp reserves the right to take …

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Where can I do laundry?

Most counselors will do it in town at one of the laundromats on their day off; however, you have the option to utilize the same laundry service that we use for the campers. It is sent into town and carries a per pound rate. As a courtesy, we cover a portion of laundry costs for …

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What if I don’t have a car?

Many of our counselors do not have a vehicle at camp; many of them do. We keep that in mind when determining the day off schedule. Chances are you will choose to spend your day off with other counselors who are off duty. Chances are that many of them will have vehicles. If needed, we …

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How do days off work?

Within a 2-week session, staff members will receive two evenings off (6 hours off) and one 24-hour day off. For the evenings off, you are free to leave starting at 5PM, and you must check-in by 11PM. There can be absolutely NO alcohol or drug consumption on evenings off–this is a fireable offense. At the …

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What are the minimum qualifications?

Staff members must be at least 18 years of age, have some college education, and remain a non-user of tobacco and alcohol during the dates of employment.