Pick Your Own Activities!
(Choose from over 35)

  • Archery
  • Canoeing
  • High Ropes
  • Swimming
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Tennis
  • Basketball
  • Glee
  • Wilderness Survival
  • Mountain Biking
  • Flag Football
  • Photography
  • Soccer
  • Mountain Boarding
  • Fishing
  • Volleyball
  • Gymnastics
  • Water Polo
  • Dance
  • Fencing
  • Drama
  • Pottery Wheel
  • Pottery Flat
  • Kayaking
  • Water Aerobics
  • Sports Variety
  • Badminton
  • Yoga
  • Zumba
  • Drawing & Painting
  • Friendship Bracelet Making
  • Song Writing
  • Video Production
  • Horseback Riding

Read more about all our elective activities!

1-Hour Riding

One Hour Riding is for general campers that would like to include horseback riding as one of their five selected activities. This program is only for beginners and is designed to introduce them to English hunt seat riding. Campers in One Hour Riding will first practice basic fundamentals in ring lessons and then progress by riding on our scenic trails. They even get to experience riding one of our water-loving horses in the river! This is a wonderful program for beginner riders to get a glimpse into the world of horses.


Half Day Activity Options
(additional fees apply)

Half-Day Riding

Half-Day Riding - Coed Ages 7-16:  The Half-Day Riding program is for campers in our general camp programs/villages that would like to participate in general camp activities, but also spend a large part of the day with horses. This program is designed for beginner to intermediate riders and includes ring lessons, unmounted theory lessons, trail rides and even our famous river ride! Camp Friendship Equestrian Center believes that teaching safe horsemanship practices and caring for these wonderful animals is just as important as learning to ride. For that reason, campers are also responsible for grooming and tacking their horses, as well as helping with basic barn chores to ensure our horses are comfortable. This is a wonderful program to develop the fundamental skills of horsemanship in a fun, safe, environment while getting to enjoy all that our general camp has to offer.

Half Day Tennis

Camp Friendship is proud to offer a world-class tennis program to campers of all ages and levels. This specialized program is designed by our own Tennis Professional Alina Ackenbom and is an excellent half-day add-on for all campers in our Junior or Senior Villages, regardless of their previous tennis experience.

Every morning campers join in the fun with instructional activities and games designed to help each player enhance their skills, increase their self-confidence and make new friends. Our coaches are dedicated to helping each player improve the fundamentals of their game as well as their on-court movements and match play. This is a great program for beginners who want to learn the sport of a lifetime or experienced players who wish to take their game to the next level.

This program is offered Monday through Friday, 9:00am - 12:15 pm.

Sample Half Day Tennis Schedule:

9:00-9:15 Warm up/Stretching
9:15-10:00 Tennis Instruction and Drills
10:00-10:50 Games and Drills designed to improve strategy and physical conditioning
10:50-11:00 Snack Break
11:00-12:00 Singles and Doubles Match Play
12:00-12:15 Stretching and Coach's Evaluations

Our Friday tournament is a non-elimination event open to players of all levels. The event is designed to teach players all aspects of tournament play including mental fitness and good sportsmanship.

Meet Our Tennis Pro 

Alina Ackenbom, camp co-owner and Elite Certified Tennis Professional has over 20 years' experience teaching tennis to children and adults of all levels. Growing up in Russia, Alina competed in numerous tournaments and was ranked in the top 10 juniors for many years. After graduating from UFA State Pedagogical University with a Masters Degree, Alina moved to the US and joined the Camp Friendship family. Over the years, she has helped many junior players become successful high school and college players. Many of her students have competed and won championships in USTA tournaments. Alina believes that through working with children on the tennis courts she is able to teach them tennis skills as well as many important life skills.

For any questions or comments about our Half Day Tennis Program please email

Half Day Drama

Our Half Day Drama activity option is designed for campers interested in the creativity of theatre.  As a 2 week option, this well rounded program will allow them an opportunity to be involved in all aspects of a production. The Performing Arts Supervisor will audition campers for various roles in the performance including actors, stagehands, technical assistance and background designs. It's our goal to immerse campers in what a full production looks like beyond the audience's perspective.


Evening Activities

  • Slip ‘n Slide
  • Pool Olympics
  • Themed Dances
  • Capture the Flag
  • Mock Olympics
  • Powder Fairies
  • Pool Party
  • Campfire
  • Tri Cone Ultra
  • Cookout
  • Chip Cup
  • and more!