Camp Friendship has long stood as an internationally diverse program. Since it’s founding in 1966, Camp Friendship has welcomed campers and staff from over 93 different countries. Being an American camp we deeply appreciate the opportunity of bringing the world closer. Our campers learn about foreign cultures and traditions through meeting people of different nationalities.
We individually customize each camper’s program to ensure the best possible experience. Our international campers and staff raise the flags of their respective countries during our camp flag raising ceremonies. This event is always a treat to see, countries from all over the world uniting in peace.
Camp Friendship is located in the state of Virginia, just two hours south of Washington, DC.
Special services are provided for our international campers, see below:
- Transportation from and to Washington Dulles International Airport
- Assistance with camp programs selection
- Laundry and linens service at camp
- Safeguard of any valuables (passports, money, cell phones)
- Two-way communication between campers and their parents
Camp Friendship provides a great opportunity for those campers who do not speak English or don’t speak it well. We provide an immersive English speaking community where non-English speaking campers will quickly expand their English vocabulary. Camp Friendship believes that everyday communication through games and activities is one of the best ways to learn a language. Campers of the same nationality are assigned to different cabins to ensure complete language immersion.
We also offer English Immersion Activity which provide a unique and fun-filled contrast to regular classroom sessions. See more information here.
We recommend all international campers stay for at least three weeks. Usually the first week is a time of adjustment and a chance to learn about camp life, and the remaining two weeks allow campers to fully experience all the benefits camp has to offer.
Visit our Camper Testimonials page to see what International campers are saying about Camp Friendship.