The Week So Far… Session 7A!

It’s Week 7 here at Camp Friendship in Virginia, and it’s been nothing but fun, friendships and WAR… SV Wars to be precise! This week our Senior Villages have declared war and are out to win in the epic battles of SV WARS. SV Wars is a brand new Village Time activity here at camp where campers and counselors compete in various activities throughout the week – there have been dance offs, ping pong tournaments, fashion shows, volleyball challenges and so much more! Be sure to follow our Camp Friendship Facebook and Instagram pages to find out whether SV1 or SV2 are victorious at the end of the week.

Taking it back a day or two to Sunday, we started Week 7 in the same way we start every week at Camp Friendship, with our Opening Campfire on Sunday night. This campfire is a time for new friends to come together beneath the stars and get to know each other a little better. It’s also a time where we watch our counselors make complete fools of themselves up on stage, and we love every minute!

After an early start on Monday, there was much excitement as everyone received their activity schedules and prepared to try their activities for the first time! Instead of regular dinner in the Dining Hall, our campers and counselors ate outdoors in a camp-wide cookout that was great fun!

After a full day of activities on Tuesday, it was time to cool off with a few camp favorites for evening activity: Slip ‘n Slide for Juniors and a highly competitive round of Pool Olympics for Seniors.

On Wednesday we received some much needed rain which gave us all some time to rest and recover from the high-energy activities we’ve been doing all week.

Rest time didn’t last long though as it was soon time to head Under the Sea for our camp-wide dance. It’s always great fun to see how our campers interpret the dance theme, and this week we had sharks, crabs, fishermen, squid and a whole crew of Spongebob Squarepants characters that made everyone giggle. Needless to say we had a whale of a time!

As we near the end of our week, we still have big plans for camp fun with our camp friends. Thursday‘s evening activities are some camp classics: Pool Party for Juniors and Powder Fairies for Seniors. Our Equestrian Campers will spend the evening preparing themselves and their horses for the big day on Friday: Horse Show Day! At the end of every 2-week Equestrian Camp session, the girls get the chance to perform the skills they’ve learned at camp to their families and friends, and of course their counselors swell with pride at seeing how far each rider has come in just 2 short weeks.

Be sure to look out for photos of your camper on CampInTouch over the weekend, and there’ll be a special Week 7 Wrap Up video to watch on our YouTube channel.

The Week That Was… Session 1A!

Blink and you’ll miss it – we can’t believe that Week 1 of camp is already over! Although for many of our campers it went by far too quickly, we managed to squeeze in as much fun as possible, and here’s how:

We kicked off the week by welcoming our campers and staff from all over the world with our International Flag ceremony, before checking out some awesome acts at campfire. We learnt some new songs (one of which is a new favorite ‘Funky Chicken’) and witnessed some of CF’s finest campfire classics such as the Airplane Skit aka Chicken or Beef.

Excitement was in the air on Monday morning as we got ready for our first full day of activities! As always, there’s never a dull moment at camp and things got a little wet in the afternoon but as we say at camp… there’s no such thing as rain, there’s only liquid sunshine! We spent the time in our cozy cabins getting to know our cabin mates and playing games like dodgeball, shadow puppets, spoons and cards. Our dance pavilion transformed into a movie theater for our seniors which just goes to show that rain can never get us down here at camp!

On Tuesday evening it was time for Senior Villagers and Riding Campers to go head to head in an epic battle of Capture the Flag. The intensity was kicked up a gear when the campers took on the counselors…and won! The Juniors competed in a new evening activity called Get To Know Your Counselor where they had to guess all sorts of silly facts about their cool and crazy counselors with all their fun accents.

With the sun shining brightly on Wednesday we did some serious splashing with Slip ‘n Slide and a Pool Party and of course plenty break out dances when counselors were asked to ‘Show me how you get down!’

During our Thursday daily activities we started to put the skills we learned into practice in games and matches and then it was time to dress up for the big dance! We had berets, boots, flags, feathers and more as we all took to the gym floor for the Around the World boogie!

The final campfire on Friday is always bittersweet as it brings the week to a close, however there was much to celebrate with some campers receiving their 5 Year Pins for being loyal CF campers since 2013! We had some fantastic performances from groups and individuals including drama, dance, glee and more. Be sure to check out the Week 1 Wrap Up to see more, but it’s safe to say we had some really talented people here at camp this week!

We’ve been working hard to make 2017 our #bestsummerever, and so far it seems we’ve done a good job: a whopping number of Early Birders have jumped at the chance to sign up for next year! We can’t wait to see what Week 2 will bring… watch this space!

Summer Camp North Carolina

Camp Friendship is a wonderful co-ed summer camp program near North Carolina designed for children aged 7-16. At Camp Friendship’s co-ed sleepaway camp near North Carolina, we offer a variety of summer camp programs designed to fit the unique needs of each one of our campers. Located on 520 acres of rolling hills and scenic woods, Camp Friendship‘s co-ed summer camp in VA has been offering boys and girls the best summer possible since 1966. Allow your child to boost their self esteem, learn to work as part of a team, make new friends, and build positive values this summer at Camp Friendship!

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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!

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Best Summer Camp in Virginia

Have you ever considered sending your son or daughter to summer camp? The benefits of summer  camp are infinite, and give you the perfect excuse to sign them up right away! But how can you be sure that you’re choosing the right summer camp for your son or daughter? Meet Camp Friendship, we are the best summer camp in Virginia, and we promise your son or daughter will have the best camp experience!

The best way to ensure that your son or daughter enjoys camp is by sending them to one that caters to their interests. If there are specific summer camp activities that your son or daughter is interested in pursuing, choose a camp that offers them!

Now, its time to get out there and continue the search for the best summer camp in Virginia for your son or daughter! And you can start with Camp Friendship, call us at 434-589-8950 for more information or to schedule a tour today.


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Are you looking for a large space to hold a conference, retreat or event? Camp Friendship offers a unique destination to connect through leadership training or office team building seminars at their conference center in Virginia. We are located in Palmyra, Virginia and our professional staff will help you so that everyone’s time can be productive in a different sort of conference center at our retreat in Virginia that offers natural surroundings and a breath of fresh air.

Our facility provides the opportunity for a positive experience away from the office where your business team can work together, create new relationships, be challenged, gain a new sense of confidence and leave rejuvenated and inspired.

Camp Friendship‘s scenic atmosphere and accommodations are the perfect environment to facilitate your group’s weekend or weeklong stay and make it a success. Contact us today! For more information call 1-800-873-3223.

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Camp Friendship is a highly acclaimed co-ed sleepaway camp in the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Camp Friendship’s co-ed sleepaway camp allows campers to express themselves, interact with their peers in a warm and comfortable setting, and enjoy a new-found sense of independence and responsibility. Our wide variety of camp activities ensures that every camper will have a busy summer filled with fun – no one is ever left bored or left out at Camp Friendship! Every one-week session at Camp Friendship’s co-ed sleepaway camp in Virginia is a mixture of varied activities that are chosen by the individual camper. Our teen campers are given 5 periods to fill throughout the day and all partake in a free swim. Allow your teen a summer filled with freedom, new activities, and new friends at Camp Friendship’s co-ed sleepaway camp in Virginia!

For more information on Camp Friendship‘s co-ed sleepaway camp, please contact us today: 1-800-873-3223, 434-589-8950

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Are you looking for the best sleepaway camp for teens for your son or daughter this season? Then search no further than the beautiful Camp Friendship! Camp Friendship is located on a picturesque facility in Virginia and we aim to give all of our teen campers the most exciting summers possible! Our Senior Village program is developed to give teens ages 13-16 the opportunity to grow their independence, instill a new sense of responsibility, and form lasting friendships with their peers. Here at Camp Friendship, we believe independence and freedom is key when it comes to our teen campers and we allow all of our Senior Village campers to create their own schedules from our wide variety of activities. In addition to choosing how they spend their days at Camp Friendship’s sleepaway camp for teens in Virginia, teens can participate in exciting events like evening sports, team challenges, talent shows, high ropes, and more! Camp Friendship is the BEST sleepaway camp for teens because of our commitment to making sure none of our teens are left bored or left out. See for yourself what makes Camp Friendship the best this summer!

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