Choosing the Right Residential Camp

While this summer is relatively half-way over, the search for the perfect residential camp near Pennsylvania for sons and/or daughters is still not over for some families! The earlier that you start looking for a residential camp, the less stressful (and cheap) your experience will be. Here at Camp Friendship we have come up with a few tips to make the search a little bit easier, so keep on reading ahead! However, keep in mind that we still have some sessions open for your child to attend! Don’t take too long though, you might miss out on what could’ve been an amazing summer experience for them!

  1. What does the camp offer? The best way to guarantee that your son or daughter enjoys their experience is by sending them to a camp that offers what they are interested in. Look through the residential camp activities to see all of the options. At Camp Friendship, we offer sports, water activities, low and high ropes, creative arts, and different evening activities to end the day. There is something for everyone to do at Camp Friendship!
  2. How far away is the camp? The distance away from home shouldn’t affect your decision way too much. If you think a residential camp is the right fit, don’t cancel it out because it’s farther away than you wanted. Just make sure to visit the residential camp first before you make any final decisions.
  3. Who will be taking care of your children? One of the most important things to find out about is the residential camp staff. Ask about the hiring process, any licenses and training they take, and what the ratio of counselors to campers is. These are the people who will be with your children all summer, so feel free to ask as many questions as you want.
  4. What are on the campgrounds? Whether you’re taking an online tour or actually visiting the camp in person, find out about the residential camp facilities. Look at the cabins, all of the different fields and courts, the pool, the lake, etc. At Camp Friendship, we are constantly updating and checking the facilities to guarantee a safe and fun experience for our campers!

Now, are you ready to sign your son or daughter up for the best residential camp near Pennsylvania? Then contact Camp Friendship today at (434)-589-8950 for more information or to schedule a tour!


Overnight Equestrian Camp | Washington D.C.

If your daughter is between the ages of 9 and 16 and horseback riding is her passion, there is no better place for her to be this summer than at Camp Friendship’s overnight Equestrian CampCamp Friendship‘s overnight Equestrian Camp is nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia on 520+ acres of scenic woods and rolling hills. Thousands of campers have journeyed to Camp Friendship’s overnight Equestrian Camp from nearby Washington D.C. Our overnight Equestrian Camp is designed to provide a safe, fun overnight camp experience involving a full day of horses! Washington D.C. campers can participate in a combination of well instructed riding programs, lessons on the fundamentals of horses and riding, and tons of fun with our horses – whether playing with them in the river or taking them out on our extensive cross country trails. Give your Washington D.C. horseback riding enthusiast her most amazing summer yet at Camp Friendship‘s overnight Equestrian Camp!

For more information on our overnight Equestrian Camp, close-to-home in Washington D.C., please contact us at Camp Friendship today!