Friendly Pines Camp

Waitlist Info

When does next summer's enrollment open?

We usually open enrollment for the following summer in September each year! It’s in your best interest to sign up for our email list so you don’t miss out when we announce open enrollment!


The earlier you enroll, the better! Some of our sessions will be full within days of enrollment opening.

How do I get my camper onto a waitlist?

To sign up for a waitlisting session, you’ll actually register as normal; use the “ENROLL NOW” button at the top of this page. Upon ‘check out’, you will select the waitlist option right in your shopping cart.


Registering for a waitlist is best if you do it yourself through our online portal, as opposed to you simply emailing or calling us asking to put your camper on a waitlist. However, if you run into any problems during the online sign up process, you can of course call us!


You may sign up for as many or as few session waitlists as you like.

How likely is it for spots to open up?

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 deadline (March/May 1st) we’re at. We’ve had waitlists in the past that had 25 people who all eventually were able to get into the session, but conversely, we’ve had waitlists of three 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.

How will I know if my camper has gotten into a session?
Friendly Pines will contact you if a spot opens up for your camper.

We will first send an email to the address you used to register for the waitlist to notify you of the open spot. If you haven’t received an email from us, then a spot has not yet opened and your camper is still on the waitlist. If we need to, we may call you to make sure you got our email.

You will have 24 hours to accept the spot before we move on to the next camper on the list. Please reply to the email we send you to accept the spot. We prefer an email acceptance to a phone call, purely so we have the open slot acceptance in writing with an easily identifiable paper trail.

Deposit payment will be due upon acceptance of a spot.
  • Before March 1st: Initial Deposit Due
  • After March 1st, before May 1st: Initial + Secondary Deposit Due
  • After May 1st: Final payments will be due within 7 days of accepting the open slot
If you’re interested to see what number your camper is on a given list, please email registrar@friendlypines.com. Be sure to include your camper’s first & last name in the email request so we can look them up. FPC will email campers on a given waitlist first, should spots open up. After we’ve exhausted our waitlist campers, we will open the available session to the general public for anyone to enroll.
What do I have to pay to join the waitlist?

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.

Our 2022 Sessions are COMPLETELY FULL! 
(Family Camp waitlists remain open).


This summer filled at an unprecedented rate, and we were full by the beginning of February!

We will still continue to contact campers on our waitlists should spaces open up, though keep in mind that we have only had 2 cancellations since March 1st for any 2022 camper sessions. 

We realized that if campers joined the waitlist now, so late in the season, there’s virtually no way for them to ever hope to get in based on the insane waitlist lengths. 

Click the toggles below to read more info about our waitlists.