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Summer Camp For Teenagers Near Me

Where Can I Find A Summer Camp For Teenagers Near Me?

Camp Friendship is a coed summer camp for teenagers in Palmyra VA. We welcome campers and staff from all over the world, which provides opportunities for each camper to learn about different traditions and cultures. Enjoy the beautiful environment in a calm natural setting that will be home to fun and memories for all of our campers.

What Ages Are Accepted At A Summer Camp For Teenagers?

At Camp Friendship, we specialize in overnight camp and summer camp for teenagers. However, we are capable of accommodating boy and girl campers ages 7 to 16. For younger campers, we understand that it may get difficult being away from home. Although, we make sure the transition into our summer camp program goes smoothly. We encourage all of our campers to create lifelong memories and friendships.

What Activities Are Available At A Summer Camp For Teenagers?

summer camp for teenagersOur sleepaway camp for teenagers allows your child to “disconnect” from all the electronics and enjoy a wide variety of fun activities in the beauty of nature. We allow all of our campers to create their own schedule. This allows campers to choose things that match their interests or spark their curiosity. Our activities include:

  • Sports – basketball, volleyball, tennis, soccer, badminton, frisbee, fencing
  • Arts – drawing, painting, crafts, pottery, bracelet making, video production
  • Outdoor – archery, yoga, Zumba, mountain biking/boarding
  • Watersports – canoeing, kayaking, fishing, swimming, water aerobics
  • Adventure – horseback riding, wilderness survival, high ropes

Finding A Summer Camp For Teenagers Near Me

In conclusion, our team at Camp Friendship are experts in summer camp. We are here to answer any questions or concerns you may have regarding sleepaway camp or summer camp for teenagers in North Carolina, Virginia, Washington DC, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. Contact Camp Friendship today to schedule a visit or find out more information. Call now 434-589-8950.

Tennis Summer Programs VA

How Long Does A Tennis Summer Program In VA Last?

Camp Friendship is an ACA-accredited summer camp that offers fun and competitive tennis summer programs in VA. As a result, we specialize in providing kids with a safe and positive environment that will encourage participation and healthy social interactions.

What Type Of Tennis Programs Do You Offer?

Our tennis instructor has developed multiple tennis programs for campers as well as Fluvanna county residents. These programs include summer camp tennis clinics, junior team tennis leagues, adult cardio tennis classes, local community homeschool and public school tennis clubs.

What Do I Need To Play Tennis?

tennis summer programs We recommend athletic apparel such as supportive sneakers, shorts, and lightweight shirts. Our Pro Shop is fully stocked with tennis rackets and tennis balls available for groups and individuals. We also have a concrete backboard available for anyone who wishes to practice their game alone. After completing the registration process at Camp Friendship, each family receives a detailed handbook that lists all suggested camp items.

What Are The Benefits Of A Tennis Summer Program?

A sports camp with a tennis program in VA gives children an opportunity to participate in new activities and develop new interests. Regardless of your child’s current playing level, our program introduces new players and improves competitive player’s games. Our instructor is experienced in working with a wide range of skill levels, which makes your child comfortable and excited to learn about tennis.

Finding Tennis Summer Programs In VA

In conclusion, our team at Camp Friendship are experts in sports camp. We are here to answer any questions or concerns you may have regarding summer camp or tennis summer programs in Virginia, Washington D.C., Maryland, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania. Contact Camp Friendship today schedule a complimentary consultation. Call now (434) 589-8950.

Tennis Summer Program Virginia

Where Can I Find A Tennis Summer Program in Virginia?

At Camp Friendship, we understand the importance of offering children the classic summer camp experience with activities from horseback riding to our tennis academy. We are proud to offer group and private tennis lessons to children and adults of all ages and playing levels. Our property features 4 full tennis courts, located in a beautiful natural setting in the heart of Camp Friendship. As a result, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a fun game of doubles or a private lesson from our pros in this serene outdoor environment.

Where Can I Purchase Tennis Rackets And Tennis Balls?

Need tennis equipment? Don’t worry! We have a Courtside Pro Shop that is fully stocked with professional-grade tennis rackets and tennis balls available for groups and individuals when at camp. We also have the option for the concrete backboard, which is available for anyone who wishes to practice their game on their own.

Who Teaches The Tennis Programs?

Our resident tennis professional Alina holds her Elite Tennis Professional Certification from the United States Professional Tennis Association. With over 30 years of experience of playing and teaching tennis, she is capable of improving any player’s game.

Do You Need To Be An Experienced Tennis Player?

No, there is no experience necessary! We accommodate children and adults of all levels, from first-timers to professionals. Regardless of your playing level, our tennis pro is capable of teaching everything from basic skills to new techniques.

Finding A Tennis Summer Program Virginia

Our team at Camp Friendship are experts in summer camp. We are here to answer any questions you may have regarding sleepaway camp, horseback riding camp, or our tennis summer program in Virginia, Washington DC, Maryland, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania. Contact Camp Friendship to schedule a free visit today! Call now 1-800-873-3223.

Friendship Camp, You Will Never Know What You Mean to Me

Sunday

And here we are, our last check in of summer 2018! This may be the last week, but it is certainly not the least. This was apparent as soon as we moved to Opening Campfire and witnessed the best rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody ever performed at Camp Friendship! Our counselors are always quick to get up and perform – encouraging the campers to do the same and to not be afraid of looking a little bit silly in front of your friends!

Monday

It’s Monday and we begin our activities today! In pottery wheel everyone is deciding what they want to create in the week, many have chosen to make a jewelry dish to take home. Photography and video production are discussing their themes for the week; video production have decided to capture the best dance moves on camp from all of our different villages and areas! Monday evening means cookout! Taco skillet (cooked on the campfire) has become the favorite dish to try!

Tuesday

“Oh what a beautiful moooorning!” (Compulsory part of camp: bursting into song without warning) The lovely weather meant very happy campers, especially at the pool and the lake. Campers got to relax and enjoy an ice cream at snack bar before their last two activity periods. After dinner we revealed the evening activities… Capture the Flag for seniors and Pool Olympics for juniors!

Wednesday

Cinnamon rolls for breakfast can only mean one thing… today is going to be a good day! It’s midweek and campers are already promising to keep in contact with each other, after just three  days. Friendships made at camp seem to be that much stronger than in ‘the real world’, and that’s one of the reasons we have campers coming back every year. Paddleboarding and kayaking joined forces today to create an epic boating session! In the evening our juniors got to play ‘Insanity’ (one of our counselors’ favorite evening activities). The seniors headed to the pool for what they’re always asking for… a pool party!

Thursday

Tonight’s dance theme is ‘When I grow up I want to be…’ We had astronauts, ballerinas, teachers and lots of camp counselors! We danced to all of our classic camp songs- Every Time we Touch, Cotton-eyed Joe and Wagon Wheel. Yep, another compulsory part of camp: bursting into a choreographed routine with no prior warning!

Friday

After a sing-along musical breakfast, everyone began their last full day of activities. Drama production has been working on their play “The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon” for two weeks and today is the long-awaited performance! Everyone moved down to the drama theater after dinner and sat ready for curtain up. The show was loved by all and had everyone laughing out loud most of the way through! As if that wasn’t enough drama for the evening, we then all headed to council fire for our last ever closing campfire of 2018! After some of the best acts we’ve seen all summer, everyone gathered together and sang our friendship song. There were a few tears shed and lots of hugs going around, but this isn’t the end of our new friendships, it’s only the beginning!

Session 8A- May the CF force be with you!

Sunday
A long time ago, in a camp not so far far away… we began the epic week that we know as 8A! After check-in, all of our new campers met their counselors and cabin mates and settled straight into camp life. We had dinner, international flag raising and then headed to opening campfire where we saw the long-awaited comeback of the act ‘YES!’ performed by 12-year CF returner Ben and Junior Boys superstar Jay! Some stayover campers also took to the stage and we had a brilliant ukulele rendition of Ed Sheeran’s ‘Castle on a Hill’.

Monday
And they’re off! Our campers have begun their first day of activities and we can see a lot of smiling faces. We had beautiful weather which made free swim very popular and the ice creams from snack bar went down a treat! Thankfully the sunshine stuck around and made our evening cookouts that much more enjoyable, especially for Riding Camp who partied at the lake and our senior villages who chilled at the pool.

Tuesday
Today our campers get to continue with their activities; mountain boarders get to ride the bigger hill; mountain bikers can head out on the more difficult trails and archers get a full hour of shooting. In the evening, our juniors got to run around playing chip cup (a tactical water fight!) and the seniors got to dive down Slip N Slide! Be sure to check out the photos on your CampMinder accounts!

Wednesday
Mid-week at camp and it started with glorious sunshine! We managed to get all of our five activities in before the rain (more commonly known as liquid sunshine at camp) started to fall. This meant our senior campers’ evening activity changed to a hilarious quiz night and juniors getting to play in an awesome dodgeball tournament.

Thursday
By Thursday all of our campers are showing how good they’re getting at their activities; archers hitting bullseyes, fencers perfecting their technique and tennis pros playing some pretty tense matches! Everyone was looking forward to the evening activity- the dance! The theme was ‘The Greatest Show at Camp Friendship’, all things circus! The campers were given colored wristbands to gain entry to the big top; mid way through the dance however, something strange happened… Luke Skywalker appeared! Then Leia, then Darth Vader and even R2D2! Random characters appearing and acting out a dramatic storyline? It can only mean one thing… COLOR WARS! The campers looked down at their wristbands and found out which team they were on! It’s safe to say it was difficult to go to sleep after all that excitement and knowing that tomorrow was going to be the ultimate day at camp!

Friday
Rebels, the Empire and Droids… Star Wars is our Color Wars theme this week and wow did our captains find the force! The lake events were awesome, with watermelon relays, sinking some canoes and some of the best interpretative dives ever created at Camp Friendship! Favorite moments included Luke finding out who his father was and falling off of the high dive in shock! What we love about Color Wars day is that sportsmanship also earns you the same amount of points as actually ‘winning’, so the chants and cheers are heard all over camp! After a much needed rest during village time, it’s on to the S tar Wars relay. We start at the lake and end up at the lower fields for the incredible rope-burning fires, everyone participates and it’s pretty epic! The last stage of the day is at the drama theater for the team songs, dances and floats. This is where our campers can get creative- black team’s dance to a Star Wars remix was absolutely phenomenal! 

As if all that isn’t enough for one day, we then moved to our closing campfire. This is where we discovered the winner of Color Wars 2018… Droids, yellow team! What a day and what a way to finish session 8A. Campers: in the words of Yoda… amazing, you were.

Session 7A- Sunshine, Soccer and so much S’more!

Sunday
The gates are open, and in come our campers for week seven! It’s a great week to be at Camp Friendship: we have our annual soccer game with Triple C as well as our second horse show of the summer. As always, we had our opening campfire on Sunday evening with some very funny acts from counselors and stayover campers. Junior boys created a skit called ‘The Interview’ which had everyone in fits of laughter!

Monday
Rise and shine campers! With over 35 activities on camp, our campers get to learn many different skills and try loads of new things. After a full day of free swim, snack bar, cabin time and five activity periods, you would think we’d be done for the night… not so! Our evening activities began – juniors had loads of fun with Slip N Slide and our seniors played Capture the Flag!

Tuesday
Soccer shirts, chants and banners at the ready! The 2018 Camp Friendship VS Triple C soccer match has arrived! Arts and crafts is busy today creating signs and flags for the game, our kitchen staff are preparing an all-camp cookout down at the lower fields and our soccer and dance teams are starting to get just a little bit nervous! Our day ran as normal up until 5:45pm, when we moved to the soccer field for the event everyone had been waiting for.

After eating our hotdogs and burgers, we welcomed Triple C onto camp and got settled ready to watch the match unfold. Both teams were phenomenal; the game had to go to extra time and then penalties! Right at the end, Triple C managed to score the last penalty and won the game. Our team were amazing, as well as our fierce dance team who performed the half-time routine!

Overall, a great evening was had by all and our campers are the best supporters in the world!

Wednesday
After all the excitement yesterday, we had some sleepy campers this morning! It was fluffy waffles and bacon for breakfast (there are definitely worse ways to start a day) and then off to Day three of activities. Everyone enjoyed resting up during cabin time and junior girls prepared decorations for this evening’s dance: ‘Glitter and Glow!’ Neon glow sticks, glitter face paint, even a handmade disco ball, Camp Friendship campers sure know how to light up a dancefloor!

Thursday
Today our campers continued learning in their five activities, as well as spending more time with their newly-found friends during village time and free swim. The juniors got to dress up their counselors in ‘CF’s next top counselor’ using trash bags and imagination! Seniors moved to the gym and played Noodle Hockey variations, the hungry hippo round was a favorite!

Friday
Friday always brings mixed feelings to camp, we have loads to look forward to; our last full day of activities; finishing up projects we’ve been working on for the whole week and of course closing campfire. However, tomorrow means it’s time to go home and that can be bittersweet. Camp fire was certainly a great way to end week 7, we had glee perform ‘Titanium’, dance and drama showed us their amazing skills and lots of campers were getting up on stage to make us laugh out loud. It’s crazy how much we’ve squeezed into one week, hopefully we’ll see everyone next year for summer 2019!

Session 5A: Virginia My Second Home

Sunday

Today we met all of our new campers for Session 5A, which means we’re already over half way through our summer season! Time is really flying, but this week showed just how special and lasting a mere six days at Camp Friendship can be. Campers that meet on Sunday go home with new best friends on Saturday, with newly-discovered skills and maybe even a new love for a life away from technology… maybe!

We started off the way we always do with our opening campfire; highlights included the Junior Boys’ ‘Magical Frisbee of Camp Friendship’ and the original song written by some of our previous counselors, ‘Virginia My Second Home’.

Monday

We raised the American flag on Monday morning and then began a full day of activities. We have our newly added ‘Land Sports Ultra!’ running this week- campers get to try lacrosse, rugby, ultimate frisbee, gaga ball and many more sports all throughout the week. In the evening, each village had their weekly cookout. Hamburgers, hot dogs, taco skillet and s’mores all round!

Tuesday

Tuesday started off sunny and bright as everyone headed off to their activities. We have some incredibly talented campers with us this week, arts and crafts is full with amazing portraits, paintings and pottery projects! Later in the day we had some lovely liquid sunshine (known elsewhere as ‘rain’) which meant us combining activities and giving everyone the chance to try something that isn’t normally on their schedule. Evening activities ran as normal, juniors got to try ‘Minute to Win It’, a fast-paced game that presents a new challenge every minute. Our seniors took part in Mock Olympics and represented their country while competing in epic battles such as ice skating using paper plates as skates!

Wednesday

Another camp day and everyone is mastering the skills they are learning here. We had loads of fun during free swim and snack bar, as well as some much-needed chill time in the cabins. Wednesday also brought us the incredible ‘Hoedown of Horrors’ dance night! We had zombie cowboys, spooky scarecrows and a headless horseman! I think Wednesday night was the most people we’ve ever had on the dance floor for ‘Cotton-Eyed Joe’, led by the fantastic Riding Camp counselors!

Thursday

As we near the end of Session 5A campers are already talking about next year, “Will you be coming back?” “Will you be my counselor again?” “Maybe we’ll be in the same cabin again!” It’s amazing to see how much our campers end up meaning to each other after just six days. Aqua Zumba (a 2018 addition to our activities) has proven so popular that even our director team took part today! No matter who you are, there’s always time for a bit of fun here at camp. This week Volleysquare has become camp’s new favorite game. We’ve played it in the pool all week and then moved it to Overlook Hill for the seniors’ evening activity, Slip N Slide! Our juniors headed to the lower fields for an intense and very funny game of Powder Fairies.  

Friday

We begin every Friday with a musical breakfast, including a compulsory ‘Cotton-Eyed Joe’ flashmob dance for Riding Camp. Today is the first Horse Show of this summer. Our Equestrian staff and campers work tirelessly to put on a show for the parents and showcase the skills they’ve learned over these 2 weeks. The show came together brilliantly and everyone was very proud of our campers and their horses! The evening brought us our closing campfire; we had many skits from campers this time around, as well as some funny counselor acts! Knowing that tomorrow will bring a lot of goodbyes makes everyone sing our Friendship song a little bit louder. Session 5A, you’ve been a blast!

Session 4A – Let me see your Funky Chicken!

Sunday

Session 4A started off with a pretty amazing campfire: we performed some classic skits including  ‘If I Were Not A Camp Counselor’ and ‘1,2,3,4′ also known as the ‘Funky Chicken’. A memorable moment during this performance was Gary (our SV2 Supervisor from Ireland) dancing around the stage like a leprechaun trying to find a pot of gold! Our new campers learnt how to ‘Jigga’ and give a ‘standing O’ (short for standing ovation).

Monday

Mondays are always exciting at camp – it’s the first full day and our campers get to try out their schedule of activities for the first time. During free swim and snack bar, the campers got to spend some time with their new friends, both in their cabins and from other villages. In the evening, every village had their own campfire and cookout and then it was time for bed to experience another full day of activities tomorrow!

Tuesday

The sun is shining today at camp! Aqua Zumba (one of our new activities this year) has proved massively popular, with two full classes running this week. We can’t wait to try it during Family Camp this summer. The juniors took part in ‘Camp Friendship’s Got Talent’ for their evening activity, where each cabin performs an act for our judges: Balthazar the Wizard, the Dairy Queen (our Junior Girls supervisor in a cow onesie!) and Spiderman! Our senior campers joined together for an SV3 pool party which involved music, inflatables, pool noodles and lots of smiling seniors!

Wednesday

Half way through our week and our campers are progressing nicely in their activities! Our performing arts areas are working on campfire skits for Friday and Glee club is creating a spooky Friday 13th themed mash-up for us. Evening activities were Pool Olympics for our junior campers (biggest splash, smallest splash, most creative synchronized swimming routine!) and a Noodle Hockey tournament for our senior campers.

Thursday

Thursday marks our weekly dance night at camp. This week’s theme was ‘Back to the Future’, where campers and counselors could come dressed as a caveman from the past, or maybe an alien from the future! We also had Marty McFly turn up from the actual film, hoverboard and all! We danced the caveman conga, as well as rocking out to ‘Johnny Be Good’ and of course all the other camp favorites we love.

Friday

It’s Friday, and everyone is getting their friendship bracelets finished to give to their new-found buddies; our media students are finishing up their photography and video projects so they have something to take home and our sport-lovers are making the most of their last day running around playing ultimate frisbee! Our evening activity is of course our closing campfire where Glee got to show us their amazing monster mash/ ET mash-up and the dance classes received standing ovations when their hard work paid off. Our Equestrian campers are lucky enough to enjoy another full week of riding, with the much anticipated horse show coming up on Friday of next week. 

At the end of each Friday night campfire, we celebrate our 5-Year Campers by welcoming them on stage for a giant high five and a well-earned 5 Year Pin. We also sing our bittersweet song ‘Linger’ which shows just how much camp means to everyone that comes to their home away from home.

‘Mmm-mm, I want to linger, mmm-mm, a little longer, a little longer here with you…’