Sleepaway Camp North Carolina

Camp Friendship | Co-ed Sleepaway Camp

Camp Friendship is a sleepaway camp located on a beautiful campus in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains right near North Carolina. Here at Camp Friendship’s sleepaway camp, we believe that camp should be child centered as opposed to skill-centered and that our facilities, co-ed sleepaway camp programs, activities, and staff, are all to benefit our campers. Allow your son or daughter to spend their summer at Camp Friendship’s co-ed sleepaway camp in Virginia and allow them to experience the inherent worth of every individual, a feeling of unity amongst their camp community, and an awareness and concern for the natural heritage of our earth. We hope to see you this summer at Camp Friendship near North Carolina!

For more information on Camp Friendship’s co-ed sleepaway camp near North Carolina, please contact us today. We are always happy to answer your questions.1-800-873-3223, 434-589-8950 |

What a Summer!

session8a92The past eight weeks have positively flown by, but there is no denying it- this is the last week of summer 2016. Although we are nearly done, there is still fun to be had this week at Camp Friendship.

Last Friday, everyone participated in our second Color Wars of the summer. The Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows theme meant that the teams were the Elder Wand, Resurrection Stone and Invisibility Cloak. The Elder Wand, captained by SV1’s Claude Kirton and JG’s Antonia Lanaras, wore green all day. Meanwhile, the Resurrection Stone team was led by JB’s David Ross and JG’s Amy Pedlow and favored white. The day included a surprise for me, as I was one of the captains of the Invisibility Cloak team along with JB’s Daniel Hajdar. Our team sported purple throughout the day.

session8a97The day was full of fun competition, even with on-and-off rain throughout the morning and early afternoon. In the morning, campers played dodgeball and volleyball, competed in lake events and worked on the songs, dances and floats for their teams. They earned more points for their teams during silent lunch, with groups of campers and counselors performing silent dances and skits to entertain the supervisors. In the afternoon, it was time for the House Cup relay race. The race ended at the edge of lower fields when the team captains built a fire to snap a rope suspended off the ground. Following the relay race, the teams met at their headquarters so that everyone could learn the songs and dances. After a break for dinner, it was time to head to the drama theater to show off the songs, dances and floats.

session8a98After performances in the theater, everyone headed to Campfire. After acts from various activities and campers, it was time for the big reveal. The captains were called down onstage and the supervisors revealed a Sorting Hat. The Sorting Hat announced that, after a day of fierce competition, the Invisibility Cloak team had won!

There is a lot more to look forward to this week. In addition to the production Beauty and the Beast being staged on Thursday, we have an Olympics-themed dance and the final closing Campfire of the summer coming up.