Hello – From Cris at Camp Friendship!

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I’m Cris Higginbotham, Camp Friendship Director. I’d like to extend an invitation to you to call me or email me with any questions you might have about our summer camp in Virginia.  At Camp Friendship, we welcome you and your family to come take a tour of our facility and meet our staff. Come and see first-hand what we’re about, what we have to offer your child and how they would benefit from spending the summer here.

2015 starts Camp Friendship’s 49th year. We continue to bring young people together to help them understand important life values. They learn to lead, and also what it takes to follow. At Camp Friendship, children realize that this is the place where they belong, free to be themselves and accepted for who they are. More importantly, that they are a part of a big family that promotes community.

Camp Friendship helps kids to learn to live together and care for one another. “Enter Here to Be and Find a Friend” is the camp’s motto. Once friends at camp, always friends. It’s a great place with great people and offers the best summer camp program as well as fun events that happen all through the year.

Me? I’ve been working at Camp Friendship since 2004. I’m originally from Puerto Rico. I attended Mississippi State University and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where I graduated with a degree, Bachelor of Fine Arts. In my 10 years of camp, I have gained a lot of experience working with quality staff members as well as getting to know, support and encourage thousands of campers who have spent their summers with us. I’m a former boy scout, a current member of the American Camp Association and recently became a Standards Accreditation Visitor for the ACA Virginias section.  My two children; Aiden - who just spent his second summer as a camper here, and Isabella - who is ready for her first camp experience and to take on the world!

I look forward to hearing from you! Call me at 1-800-873-3223, 434-589-8950 or email me at cris@campfriendship.com.
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There’s still a chance to get a Discounted Camp Experience!
Register and pay-in-full by February 15th and SAVE at least $50 per week.
KIDS LOVE CAMP!
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Friendship Outdoor Recreation Center is gearing up for an exciting spring season.
These programs are a great way for adults and children to try something new.
Don’t forget to keep checking our events page to find out about upcoming events.

Thank you for Choosing Camp Friendship. Let’s keep in touch!

This Year’s Goal – Summer Camp

DSC_0056If you haven’t come up with any New Years resolutions, it’s still a good time to write down this year’s goals. People who take the time to write down goals and read them often seem to have a better chance of attaining them. Knowing what your goals are can many times help you define what steps are necessary to reach them.

If one of your goals is to help your child with character development then one thing you might want to consider is making the decision to send them to summer camp. At summer camp kids develop and exercise their sense of independence. Here’s a list of benefits, experiences and opportunities that summer camp can provide to help your child build character while they have fun with peers.

Your child will have the opportunity to…appreciate nature…participate in some fun physical activities…gain communication skills…lead others…learn to cooperate with others…gain various activity skills…learn to encourage others…be encouraged to try new things…build self esteem…learn responsibility…share ideas…have a chance to be themselves…build friendships …all in a fun, safe environment. And that’s just to name a few.

At Camp Friendship in Virginia we want to answer any questions you may have about sleep away summer camp. Please feel free to call our office any time at 1-800-873-3223 or email us at info@campfriendship.com. We have exciting new opportunities for your camper to participate in and look forward to seeing and hearing from you soon!

If you haven’t registered for summer sleep away camp don’t forget… February 15 Discount Save $50 per week. Call us for more details!

Keep checking our events page to find out about upcoming events.

The Best Camp For The Best Kids!

IMG_3566As you know from spending the summer at Camp Friendship, we’re the best camp for the best kids! Right now we’re filling up, but want to give you the opportunity to bring some quality kids (your friends) to our summer camp by introducing them to us. If you know someone you think might be interested in Camp Friendship, use the Camper Referral form available on your CampInTouch account.

For every new camper that enrolls as a result of your referral, you’ll get a $25 discount off your final tuition balance up to a total of $100 off for 4 referrals. However, if 5 new campers enroll for 1-week each, you’ll receive an additional FREE week of Camp!

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Invite members of your community, friends, and/or family friends to an Open House hosted at your home. Camp Friendship representatives will attend to give a small presentation about the benefits of summer camp and answer questions. Host this event for $100 to cover your expenses. If 5 new campers who attended your Open House enroll for a minimum of 1-week each, we’ll also give you an additional Free Week of Camp (not to be combined with other offers).

FYI-we at Camp Friendship are really missing everybody and hope to see you next year! If you haven’t registered for the summer don’t forget…

February 15 Discount
Save $50 per week. Call us for more details!

Don’t forget to keep checking our events page to find out about upcoming events.

 

Become A Camp Ambassador

Become A Camp Ambassador “Camp Buddy”
You can be eligible to get a summer camp discount or FREE week of Camp Friendship!

Any kid will tell you that making friends is one of the most important parts of the best summer camp. What better way to champion your favorite summer camp than to tell your friends about us! We’re always looking for some great kids to join us for the summer. If you  know someone that would love summer camp as much as you, or if you would like them to join you in all the fun we have  here at Camp Friendship, then use the Camper Referral form available on your CampInTouch account (if you are a returning family) and help your friends choose the right camp, Camp Friendship! If you are a new family, please email us at info@campfriendship.com to request the Camper Referral form. We’ll send one to your friends.

For every new camper that enrolls as a result of your referral, you’ll get a $25 discount off your final tuition balance up to a total of $100 off for 4 referrals. However, if 5 new campers enroll for 1-week each, you will receive an additional FREE week of Camp.

If you haven’t registered for the summer don’t forget…time is running out and summer will be here before you know it!

February 15 Discount
Save $50 per week. Call us for more details!