Friendly Pines Camp

Camp Family Testimonials


Liberty S. – Oro Valley, AZ

“"This is the third year our son has attended Friendly Pines and each year he gets more excited for his session to start! All the activities, friendships and memories he makes are the greatest things about camp! Just being a kid and getting outdoors to do activities and try new things is amazing! Thank you counselors and staff for always making camp so much fun!"”


Monica O. – Phoenix, AZ

“"We have been a fan of Friendly Pines Camp for over a decade. All three of our children have consistently had a high quality summer camp experience at Friendly Pines. Memories from camp bring smiles to my children’s faces regularly and we often hear about the delicious meals when eating dinner. The atmosphere at FPC is warm and welcoming and the activities encourage new skills and improve upon learned skills. The camp leadership team is excellent and they strive to create an outstanding safe experience for everyone at camp. We highly recommend FPC!"”


Kara A. – Scottsdale, AZ

“"We were so happy with Friendly Pines! Our son had the BEST time - he seemed genuinely shocked at how many activities he was able to participate in during his week at camp. We love that he was exposed to so many new adventures and that he had a chance to make so many friends. He was talking about next summer at Friendly Pines before we even made it home!"”


Chantal U. – Yuma, AZ

“"Our Bella was a second generation camper this year. I love that I can now share my experiences with her and see her make her own memories. I highly recommend this camp to anyone who appreciates: tradition, values and good old fashioned fun."”


Elizabeth P. – Scottsdale, AZ

“"Summer 2021 was our first session at FPC and it will now be an annual summer tradition. The kids had such a positive, fun experience. Thank you for the great memories!"”


Kimberly H. – Mesa, AZ

“"We were a little anxious at first as this would be both our kids first time away from home for a whole week and without electronics. But, both our kids loved it so much! My daughter, in particular (12 yrs old) really loved it - everything from the bonds she formed with her cabin-mates to the songs to the activities. We're already looking forward to next year!"”


Patricia M. – Tucson, AZ

“"My daughter absolutely loved camp! She loved the freedom of being away from home and in nature and never felt worried about being away from home. Everyone made her feel safe. She made a ton of new friends and had many new experiences. She also said the food was the best she ever had (I am trying not to be insulted by this comment LOL). This was her first time at any sleep away camp and she cannot wait to go back! She said it was the best experience of her life!"”


Allison F. – Chandler, AZ

“"Our daughter has been going to FPC for four years now and we have also attended family camp. There is so much thought and energy put into every single detail, from registration, to pre-camp checklists, activities, food, safety, communications, the entire experience. Everyone is kind and enthusiastic. As soon as camp is done for the summer our daughter is already planning for next year."”


Cynthia S. – Brooklyn, NY

“"We live in New York City, and this was such an amazing traditional summer camp experience for our 10-year-old son. He loved his cabin and counselors, his favorite activities were horseback riding, riflery and canoeing, and the first thing he said when I picked him up was, 'I’m definitely coming back next year!'"”


Katie A. – Sahuarita, AZ

“"This was our son's first year at FPC and to say he fell in love with the camp experience is an understatement. From the second he got home all he could talk about was going back next summer. The freedom, independence, and confidence FPC gives kids cannot be overstated. He learned so much about animals, nature, and himself. If you are wondering if the cost is worth it - the answer is absolutely yes! If you question whether your child is ready for a week (or two) away from home - again, the answer is yes! You'll be amazed at the confident, happy child that returns home to you."”


Debi P. – San Tan Valley, AZ

“"Best camp in Arizona. Staff has been awesome every year my kids have gone. My son went for 5 years and my daughter just went for her 5th year. She's already talking about going back next summer. The kids have plenty of options for activities. This past summer my daughter got sick while she was at camp and the staff at Friendly Pines kept me informed about how she was doing the whole time she was with the nurse. Every time I've gone to pick my daughter up it reminds me of when I went to camp! I would highly recommend this camp to anyone looking for a great place for your kids!!"”


Heather L. – Waddell, AZ

“"Your children only live once and for them to experience camp the way my kids did is a wonderful experience. It's a time to let them spread their wings and fly. The staff and this camp is hands down the best. They made me feel completely 100% safe about leaving my kids in their care. My kids will never forget their first year of camp and I will not either. Definitely going to be sending them for years to come."”