Traditional Camp

Co-ed | Ages 7-16 | $1300 per week
All 1-week sessions

1A: June 16-22, 2019
2A: June 23-29
3A: June 30-July 6

4A: July 7-13
5A: July 14-20
6A: July 21-27
7A: July 28-August 3

8A: August 4-10
9A: August 11-17

Equestrian Camp

Girls | Ages 9-16 | $1500 per week
1 or 2-week sessions

1A: June 16-22, 2019
2A: June 23-29
3A: June 30-July 6

4B*: July 7-20
6B*: July 21-August 3

8A: August 4-10,
9A: August 11-17

*2-week sessions end with a horse show

Counselor In Training

Co-ed | Ages 15-17 | $1800 per session
4-week sessions

Session A: June 23-July 20, 2019

Session B: July 21-August 17

Equestrian CIT applicants: Dates may vary. Please contact us before submitting an application.

Camp tuition includes…

  • Accommodation
  • Daily meals & snacks
  • e-Letters
  • Laundry service when staying multiple weeks
  • Camp activities, equipment & supplies (some Program Add-Ons will incur an additional fee)
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Program Add-Ons

Optional add-ons for campers in Junior and Senior Village.

Perfect for campers who want to participate in traditional camp activities, but also spend a large part of their day with horses. Designed for beginner to intermediate riders, the Half Day Riding Program includes ring lessons, unmounted theory lessons, trail rides and our famous river ride!

Camp Friendship Equestrian Center believes that teaching safe horsemanship practices and caring for these wonderful animals are just as important as learning to ride. For that reason, campers are responsible for grooming and tacking their horses, as well as helping with basic barn chores to ensure our horses are comfortable.

The Half Day Riding Program takes up 3 of a camper’s 5 selected activities and is a great option to develop the fundamental skills of horsemanship in a fun, safe environment while getting to enjoy all that our traditional camp has to offer.

Camp Friendship offers a specialized Half Day Tennis Program for all levels – from beginner to advanced. Designed by our certified tennis professional Alina Ackenbom, the program gives campers the chance to work with Alina and her team of coaches to improve the fundamentals of their game and enhance their skills through instructional activities, games and matches.

The Half Day Tennis Program takes up 3 of a camper’s 5 selected activities, and is a great way to make new friends on and off the tennis court!

Camp Friendship’s Half Day Drama Program is a 2-week program for campers interested in the creativity of theater. Run by our Performing Arts Supervisor, this well-rounded program gives campers a chance to be involved in all aspects of a production, from set design and character development to stage makeup and more!

The Half Day Drama Program takes up 3 of a camper’s 5 selected activities and is only available for campers staying sessions 2A&3A, 5A&6A or 8A&9A.

Camp Friendship’s 1-Hour Riding activity is for campers who want to include horseback riding as 1 of their 5 selected activities. This program is only for beginners and is designed to introduce them to English hunt seat riding. Campers in 1-Hour Riding practice the fundamentals in ring lessons and then progress by riding our scenic trails. They even get to experience riding our water-loving horses in the river! This is a wonderful program for beginner riders to get a glimpse into the world of horses.

Available Discounts

Early Registration Discount: Save $100 per week if you register and pay-in-full by February 1st

Sibling Discount: Save $100 per camper

Multiple Week Discount: Save $100 per week after the 1st week

Fluvanna County Residents Discount: 50% off Traditional Camp tuition for the first week of camp (Session 1A). Does not apply to Equestrian Camp or Program Add-Ons. Call our office at 434.589.8950 for more information.

Payment Plans

6 Months, No Interest. Enroll for the summer by March 1st to take advantage of this offer. For more information, please contact our office and speak to our Camp Registrar.

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Spring Break Camp

A group of  coed junior campers poses with their mountain boards at the end of a lively activity.

Whether you’re a first-time camper looking to try sleep away camp for the first time, or if you simply can’t wait until summer to come back to Camp Friendship, our Spring Break Camps are a great option! Both riding traditional camps are available, and each week is filled with new friends, new experiences and as much camp fun as possible!

2019 sessions

Each Spring Break Camp runs Monday 7pm through Friday 1pm.

  • April 1-5, 2019
  • April 15-19


  • Traditional Camp – $475 per camper
  • Equestrian Camp – $525 per camper
  • Van transportation – $25 per camper

Family Camp

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Camp fun has no age limit! We can’t wait to welcome the whole family.

Children under the age of 4 stay for free!

Cabins with bathrooms are limited & can be requested in advance for an additional $150.

Individuals can be added for a portion of your stay for $65/person/day.

Spring Weekend Check In: 5pm – 7:30pm
Check Out: 5pm

Summer Camps Check In: 4pm – 6pm
Check Out: 12pm

2019 sessions

Fall Weekend
October 18-20, 2019
$200 per person

Spring Weekend
May 10-12, 2019
$200 per person

Summer Full Week
August 19-25, 2019
$385 per person

Summer Weekend
August 23-25, 2019
$165 per person

Summer Half Week
August 19-22, 2019
$220 per person

Our programs inspire wonder and empower children with the opportunity to make their own choices in a safe and supportive environment.
Camp programs