Overview

Camp Friendship is a family-owned sleepaway camp founded in 1966. Each summer we welcome campers ages 7-16 to our central VA location to enjoy a summer of fun and adventure! Our diverse, fun-loving staff members come from all over the world and enjoy teaching our campers a wide range of activities. 

Camp Friendship is a co-ed sleepaway camp where campers are supported to be themselves, learn, play and grow in our camp community. One of the many unique aspects of Camp Friendship is that campers are able to create their own schedule and fill their days with exciting activities to gain new skills and most of all have fun. With over 50 different activities to choose from including: horseback riding, high ropes, gymnastics, challenge courses and arts and crafts, campers are sure to create memories and friendships that will last a lifetime! The camp experience also offers great evening activities and memorable campfires that will send your camper home "a happy camper". Activities at Camp Friendship include:

  • Water Activities - Canoeing, paddleboarding, kayaking, fishing, lake swim, pool swim, and water polo.
  • Primitive Skills - Archery & Wilderness Survival 
  • Sports - Soccer, volleyball, tennis, basketball, mountain biking, mountain boarding, fencing, gymnastics, badminton, GaGa ball, ultimate frisbee, rugby, yoga.
  • Low & High Ropes
  • Creative Arts - Arts and crafts, drawing and painting, dance, pottery, video production, drama workshop, friendship bracelet making, digital photography
  • Evening Activities - Themed dances, capture the flag, pool party, ice cream party, cookouts, slip n slide, and much more!

Camp Friendship staff come from all over the world and are carefully selected for their commitment to supporting camper development.

Sessions run for 1 week from Sunday through Saturday and can be combined to stay multiple weeks over our 9-week summer. 

Cost and Session Information

Counselor In Training

Co-ed | Ages 15-17 | $1800 per session

4-week sessions

Session A: June 21-July 18, 2020

Session B: July 19-August 15

Equestrian CIT applicants: Dates may vary. Please contact us before submitting an application.

Traditional Camp 

Co-ed | Ages 7-16 | $1375 per week

All 1-week sessions

1A: June 14-20, 2020

2A: June 21-27

3A: June 28-July 4

4A: July 5-11

5A: July 12-18

6A: July 19-25

7A: July 26-August 1

8A: August 2-8

9A: August 9-15

Equestrian Camp 

Girls | Ages 9-16 | $1575 per week

1 or 2-week sessions

1A: June 14-20, 2020

2A: June 21-27

3A: June 28-July 4

4B*: July 5-18

6B*: July 19-August 1

8A: August 2-8

9A: August 9-15

*2-week sessions end with a horse show

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Testimonials

Camp is the only place I can really be me…make my own decisions, and be responsible for myself!

- Nicole, 15 years old - June 21, 2013

My daughter had a delightful time! I was so happy to see her have some time towards developing her own interests and goals. It is gratifying to see that she is already including her first overnight camp as a major milestone in her life. Thank you for giving Julia a special lifetime memory.

- Karen, mother of Julia aged 11 - July 5, 2012

Before I came to camp I was a very shy person. Here I learned to stop being shy. I made so many new friends who were very nice to me that I didn’t feel homesick. My friends always asked me questions about my home country and my friends. I enjoyed telling them about my life in Ghana. At camp I learned new skills and taught my friends some games we play at home. I even got to perform in front of the whole camp at the closing campfire. I will miss my camp friends so much.

- Afua Asantewaa from Ghana, 12 years old - July 27, 2012

Camp Friendship is my home away from home. After 5 summers at camp I learned so many new skills and met so many great people. Before I didn’t speak any English but now I have no problems using it. I also enjoy waterskiing at Lake Anna. I enjoy trips out of camp especially a trip to Kings Dominion. I miss camp and can’t wait to come back.

- Nikita from Russia, 15 years old - March 8, 2011

I liked camp because I could make up my own schedule for each week. I especially liked playing sports with my American friends. At night I always had evening activities and I especially enjoyed campfires and marshmallows. When I go home I will tell all my friends to go to this camp.

- Diego from Spain, 15 years old - Aug. 16, 2013

Participant Reviews

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Testimonials

Camp is the only place I can really be me…make my own decisions, and be responsible for myself!

- Nicole, 15 years old - June 21, 2013

My daughter had a delightful time! I was so happy to see her have some time towards developing her own interests and goals. It is gratifying to see that she is already including her first overnight camp as a major milestone in her life. Thank you for giving Julia a special lifetime memory.

- Karen, mother of Julia aged 11 - July 5, 2012

Before I came to camp I was a very shy person. Here I learned to stop being shy. I made so many new friends who were very nice to me that I didn’t feel homesick. My friends always asked me questions about my home country and my friends. I enjoyed telling them about my life in Ghana. At camp I learned new skills and taught my friends some games we play at home. I even got to perform in front of the whole camp at the closing campfire. I will miss my camp friends so much.

- Afua Asantewaa from Ghana, 12 years old - July 27, 2012

Camp Friendship is my home away from home. After 5 summers at camp I learned so many new skills and met so many great people. Before I didn’t speak any English but now I have no problems using it. I also enjoy waterskiing at Lake Anna. I enjoy trips out of camp especially a trip to Kings Dominion. I miss camp and can’t wait to come back.

- Nikita from Russia, 15 years old - March 8, 2011

I liked camp because I could make up my own schedule for each week. I especially liked playing sports with my American friends. At night I always had evening activities and I especially enjoyed campfires and marshmallows. When I go home I will tell all my friends to go to this camp.

- Diego from Spain, 15 years old - Aug. 16, 2013

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