Family Summer Getaway
Escape the heat! Rent an individual cabin for the family,
enjoy our delicious camp food, and partake in
some of our famous activities!
We know many families are eager to get outdoors after the long-quarantined spring. To meet that need Friendly Pines Camp is offering an exciting program for families and campers alike!
The Family Summer Getaway offers an opportunity to enjoy your own private cabin in the woods, be served six delicious and freshly prepared meals, and to participate in your favorite camp activities.
The Family Summer Getaway is a 2 night/6 meal stay, with 10 activity periods. Activity offerings include:
- Horseback riding
- Pony rides (for ages <5)
- Zip Line & Climbing Wall
- Guided Hikes to
- Goldwater Lake
- Toby’s Hole
- FPC Lake
- Boulder Pile
- Tomahawk Throwing
- Pet Care
“On Your Own” Activities and equipment checkout available too:
- Disc golf
- Gaga Ball
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$175 per adult
$100 per child
$200 per adult
$125 per child
Wednesday check-in at 2PM
Friday check-out at 12PM
Friday check-in at 2PM
Sunday check-out at 12PM
No. The composition of the cabin is of your choosing. It may just be your family. It may be your family and a friend or two from school. Your call.
They are the same cabins we use for summer camp. The cabins will have between 3 and 5 sets of bunk beds. Mattresses are 5” foam mattresses. Each cabin has a shower, sink, and toilet. The cabins do not have cooking equipment, refrigerators, or air conditioners.
If you would like to stay only one night, you can book your stay through Airbnb and elect to add on our activities and meal package. This will be billed additionally to your Airbnb booking. Activities subject to availability. Discounts on food and activities for longer stays.
Easy one. Check in is 2 PM. Check out is 12:30 PM. You, of course, can arrive late or depart earlier. If you are going to arrive later than 5 PM, please give us a call so we have someone around to check you in.
Yes. Over the years our kitchen staff has gotten very good at working with vegetarian, vegan, paleo, and gluten free diets. If you have special foods you particularly like, we advise you bring them.
You have to bring bedding, pillows, towels, toiletries. Most people bring sleeping bags. We’ll also provide a packing list for you in the lead up to your arrival.
Additionally, you can bring fishing poles and tackle. Sports equipment – tennis racquets, basketball, baseballs and mitts, frisbees. We have most of this stuff to loan but you’re welcome to bring your own. It is also a good idea to bring some games, cards, snacks. We don’t offer evening activities. An extra pair of shoes is a good idea because your feet can get wet in canoeing. Swimsuit if you’d like to use our pool.
Each camper will be able to sign up for their activities online before arrival. You will receive instructions via email after registering.
Other self-directed activities might include
- Gaga ball
- Disc golf
- Mountain Biking (your own bike)
- Hiking (we can advise)
- Reading Under A Tree
- Doing Absolutely Nothing
There is Wifi throughout the grounds, that does not require a password.
However, wifi and service in general is spotty.
We think so. We have designated space for working that has reliable internet. Your kids can be off doing activities, and you can get some work done. We also offer some private space with reliable internet for teleconferencing. So don’t let job responsibilities keep you from coming.
Absolutely. If you have a caregiver that is at least 18 and someone you trust with your children, go right ahead. If you need to stay home for work, or if you just need to catch your breath, babysitters, a niece or nephew, grandpa and grandma are wonderful options.
Yes. We ask that you keep the dog on a leash when you are away from the cabin. We also ask that you pick up after your dog. We don’t have the little doggie poop bags, so you will need to bring something.
You bet. If you are comfortable with them sharing a cabin, then great. You can even add one of your own friends. The composition of the cabin is your choice. Our cabins hold 6-10, so there should be plenty of room for most any size group. To enroll, you may need to add these children to your family. We can remove them later.
Your 5 year old should be able to do most of the activities, but in most of these cases, an adult will need to attend with him/her. Your child can canoe, but you need to be there in the canoe. Your child can shoot a bb gun, but you need to be there. Two of the activities he/she won’t be able to do is horseback riding and zip line. We do offer pony rides for under 6 year old campers. Regular horseback riders are required to be at least 45” and 6 years old.
No. Your tuition includes the room, six meals, and 10 activities. We actually offer more than 10 activities, so even if you have a full schedule, you won’t be able to do everything we offer.
Short answer, Yes. The only restriction is going to be on the zip line. Participants must weigh less than 250 lbs.
Most of the time, masks are not required. The only times they are required is when
- You walk into the camp office.
- You must come in close contact with a staff member (i.e. mounting a horse, riding the zip line.)
During these times our staff will be masked as well. Remember it is to protect others, and respecting other’s health is a principle that we think is important for children (and adults) to understand.
Payments are final. You, however, can move to another date if there is space.
Yes. If you use the discount code “2020Credit”, you will receive a $50 credit for everyone in your cabin, whether they are a family member or not. We would love to be able to allow you to use it all, but the reality is that we need to pay for groceries and staff and utilities, so some cash flow is a requirement for us to operate The Getaway.
Please note, this code is only applicable to families that were enrolled in a regular Summer 2020 camper session before we cancelled on June 12, 2020. We will be reviewing each statement to ensure only those that fall into this category are using this discount code.
Yes! The Snack Shack is open during regular business hours, in the same building as the Office where you’ll check in. We do encourage you to bring your own snacks, but we’ll have some available for purchase. We’ll also have FPC swag and apparel available for purchase, as well as small “we forgot!” toiletries like toothpaste and chapstick.
How We're Staying Safe
First of all, having a family in a cabin greatly controls the risk as opposed to mixing non-family members in a communal living situation. Beyond that, here is what we do:
- Avoid all large indoor gatherings
- Maintain distancing in activities
- Wear masks when distancing is difficult
- Disinfect each cabin after a family leaves.
- Encourage hand washing before and after activities
- Make hand sanitizer readily available.
- Meals are picked up at dining lodge and eaten outdoors or back at cabin
- Loaned equipment is sanitized after use.
- We discourage hand shaking – even though that doesn’t sound very neighborly.
Our cabins are undergoing additional misting sanitization after each departure. We are spraying top to bottom with appropriate solutions per recommendation from the Yavapai Health Department and the CDC. A 50-point cleaning checklist is in place to maintain thorough cleanliness and safety.
Our food will be prepared by our wonderful kitchen staff. All of our food is made with the best ingredients and utmost care. Friendly Pines Camp is known for its food, and what we serve at Family Getaway Camp will be no exception.
Our Friendly Pines Camp kitchen has earned and exceeded the Yavapai County’s “Golden Plate Award” for cleanliness. The “Golden Plate Award” is given to establishments that have met or exceeded all food safety guidelines during the year’s random health inspections.
Every family will have a table at their cabin for dining when the weather allows. Families will pick up “to-go” meals at the Dining Lodge.
For those times when indoor dining is required or desired our Dining Lodge has greatly reduced density. We allow on family per table. After each meal, the tables and dining lodge will be additionally cleaned and sanitized to maintain safety.
We don’t have any large indoor gathering areas. We have set up space for doing work that requires reliable internet. Those spaces will be cleaned/disinfected after guest use.
Our activity equipment will be sanitized and cleaned after each use by campers and guests. Items checked in and out of our camp office (sports equipment, frisbee’s, fishing poles) will be sanitized after each use by our office staff.