Friendly Pines Camp


After eight decades of camping, our camp remains firmly fixed on a philosophy that embraces the following principles:

  • Maintain a safe, caring environment in which a child feels happy, secure, and appreciated as an individual.
  • Select staff of outstanding role models, who are worthy of the campers’ trust in them.
  • Offer a non-competitive program allowing each camper to succeed at his or her own pace.
  • Provide campers with the opportunity to make meaningful choices.
    Teach campers the skills required for living in a group setting.
  • Foster a camper’s appreciation for the beauty and value of the natural world.
  • Create an environment that encourages independence, self-reliance, and a sense of responsibility.
  • Show campers how to develop their own creative, wholesome forms of entertainment.
  • Help each camper to identify and cherish his or her unique strengths, talents, and interests, and to seek the best in others.
  • Allow campers to learn by doing.
  • Offer a low-stress, FUN experience that lets children enjoy all of the wonders of childhood!
The choice is yours...the pleasure is ours!