Daytime activities

With over 35 exciting activities to choose from, campers are encouraged to make their own choices in a safe and supportive environment. Campers select 5 activities to take part in each day for a week.

Kids can also choose to dive in deeper with our half-day activity options in horseback riding, tennis and drama production. Campers who choose to do half-day activities will still have time to enjoy 2 activities in the afternoon.

Adventure activities

Archery

1 Hour

Want to rank among the likes of Katniss Everdeen, Hawkeye or Robin Hood? Archery class will teach you how! Spend time at our outdoor archery ranges learning how to handle your bow, knock your arrows and practice the different techniques that will allow you to hit that prized bullseye.

Challenge course

1 Hour

Avoid activating the lasers on the Spider’s Web and swing to safety on the Nitro Swing! Our Low Ropes Challenge Course will require strategic thinking, physical stamina and teamwork to succeed. The elements may be lower to the ground than our high ropes course, but the Swapping Log, Big Wobbly and the Bouldering Wall are no less challenging! 

High ropes

1 Hour

For the adventure-seekers out there, our High Ropes course offers an adrenaline rush at every turn! Challenge yourself mentally and physically on the Pamper Pole, Stairway to Heaven & Jacob’s Ladder. Celebrate your accomplishments with a trip down our awesome Zip Line! (Must be in Senior Village)

Horseback riding

1 Hour

Learn the basics in ring lessons before progressing to trail rides, playing games on horseback, and even taking some of our water-loving horses to the river!

Mountain biking

1 Hour

With challenging hills, passes and plenty of wooded trails to choose from, this activity is a great way to get into biking and see more of our beautiful 500 acres. Helmets and bikes are provided. (Must be at least 4’6”) 

Mountain boarding

1 Hour

The ultimate camp adrenaline rush for all ages, mountain boarding is an exciting cross between snowboarding and skateboarding. Grab your board and take on Overlook Hill with all its challenging mounds and dips!

Wilderness survival

1 Hour

Do you think you could be the next Bear Grylls? Get all the skills you’ll need to survive out in the wild. From how to build a fire to how to make a shelter, this activity will prepare you for the unknown!

Aquatics activities

Aqua Zumba

1 Hour

Can’t get enough of the pool or dance class? Aqua Zumba is a high energy, low impact activity that allows you to dance along to popular, fist-pumping music while doing easy-to-master exercises. Suitable for all fitness levels, you’ll get a great workout without ever breaking a sweat!

Canoeing

1 Hour

Get the chance to explore the entirety of Friendship Lake as a team with your canoe partner and practice a variety of strokes to help you navigate around the fountain, docks and bridges. You’ll learn how to control the canoe from various positions and play awesome canoe games that are bound to have you coming back for more.

Fishing

1 Hour

Are you hooked? You’ll have the chance to catch-and-release Bass, Blue Gill, Sunfish and Catfish at Friendship Lake. Plus you’re sure to see a turtle or two while you wait for the Big One!

Kayaking

1 Hour

Race around Friendship Lake in your very own kayak this summer, passing under the bridges, swerving around the floating docks and splashing through the water fountain. Kayakers will learn the proper techniques and safety practices through fun and challenging games that encourage individual skill development.

Lake swim

1 Hour

Can’t get enough of Friendship Lake during Free Swim? Lake Swim as an activity will give you more time to play on the rope swing, zip-line, diving board, slide and high-dive. You can also choose to hang out under the pavilion and chill on the beach or floating docks with your friends.

Paddleboarding

1 Hour

Master the art of stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) this summer – the latest craze in water sports. Learn how to balance, paddle, steer and race around the lake. You can even test your balancing skills with some Paddleboard Yoga. (Must be in Senior Village)

Pool swim

1 Hour

Our Junior Olympic sized pool is the perfect place to cool off during the hot summer days. If you want more time to hang by the pool outside of Free Swim, choose Pool Swim as an activity. Spend more time relaxing in the shallows or taking a plunge off the diving board.

Waterpolo

1 Hour

Have fun learning the ins and outs of this popular, fast-paced water sport. You’ll learn how to handle the ball, and practice different passing and communication techniques. You’ll get the chance to put all your new skills to the test in mini-matches. (Must be in Senior Village)

Art activities

Arts & crafts

1 Hour

It’s time to get creative in Arts & Crafts! Each day presents a new opportunity for you to express yourself through art. There’s tie-dye, beadwork, candle making, dream catchers, nature crafts and more. We can’t wait to see what you create!

Dance

1 Hour

Learn to express yourself through movement and have loads of fun in the process! All levels and styles are welcome. Campers can try their hand at choreographing pieces of their group’s dance and work towards a performance at closing campfire.

Digital photography

1 Hour

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so why not develop your picture-taking skills and creativity with your camera in hand?! Learn how to use different camera modes and photo editing software so you can create a unique souvenir to take home with you!

Drama

1 Hour

Whether your style is more Shakespeare or “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” you’ll have the chance to display and develop your talents in this fun drama class. Improv games, acting tips and the chance to perform in front of the entire camp at Campfire…to act or not to act? That is the question.

Drawing & painting

1 Hour

Get inspired by your beautiful surroundings and enjoy the relaxing art of drawing and painting. Learn how to make use of color, shading and proportion with acrylics, pastels, watercolors, charcoal sticks and pencils.Whether it’s a scenic painting or a self-portrait, your creation is sure to remind you of summer camp! 

Dungeons & Dragons

1 Hour

A board game of epic proportions! Explore a fantasy world that you help to create and fill it with magic and adventure! Be it wizard or warrior, everyone will have the chance to create their own unique character and join the battle against giants, skeletons and (of course) dragons! (Must be in Senior Village.) 

English Immersion Activity

2 Hours

For campers who want to improve their English vocabulary and conversational skills, Camp Friendship ESL is a fun-filled contrast to regular classroom sessions. We believe that everyday communication through games and activities is one of the best ways to learn a language!

Friendship bracelet making

1 Hour

We are Camp Friendship and friendship bracelet making is what we do! This class is the perfect opportunity to try out different patterns, color combinations and techniques. Make a ton of awesome friendship bracelets to give to your friends. 

Glee club

1 Hour

Do you have the urge to spontaneously break into song? Join the (Glee) club! Sing the songs you love or write your own while learning about voice control techniques, pitch and harmonies. Perform at closing campfire and receive your first of many standing O-vations!

Pottery

1 Hour

Good, messy fun is a camp necessity! Learn how to make bowls, mugs or any other creation you can think of during pottery wheel and pottery flat classes. You can even glaze your item and take it home to use until you make a new masterpiece next summer.

Video production

1 Hour

Are you the next Steven Spielburg or Quentin Tarantino? If you’d like to create your own movie, YouTube music video, gif or stop-motion clip, take this class and discover the art of film! Try your hand at acting, filming, directing and editing your own video. Watch your masterpiece play before your very eyes!

Zumba

1 Hour

This fitness class blends elements of dance and aerobics into a high-energy, fun-filled session that will get your endorphins flowing! Zumba’s choreography incorporates hip-hop, samba, salsa, mambo and martial arts. Zumba also gives campers a chance to experience the different music associated with these dance styles.

Sports activities

Aerial silks

1 Hour

Feeling confident on the ground? Learn to master basic skills and tricks in the air in this fun and challenging aerial skills class in our state-of-the-art Gymnastics Center.

Badminton

1 Hour

Roll on up to play this fun, fast-paced racket sport! Learn the rules as well as how to serve and smash that birdie around the court!

Basketball

1 Hour

Could you be the next Michael Jordan or play in the WNBA? Get your start by learning all the skills of the game including passing, shooting, dribbling and dunking!

Fencing

1 Hour

A class with a point! Safely learn the age-old art of fencing including stance, techniques, aim and strategies. All protective equipment is provided.

Flag football

1 Hour

Touchdown! Whether you are a seasoned veteran or a complete beginner, this activity will have you running, dodging, catching, throwing and scoring as part of a team. See how many flags you can grab!

Gymnastics

1 Hour

All levels of gymnasts are welcome to flip and tumble through the many fun elements at our Gymnastics Center. Challenge yourself on our balance beams, bars, rings and pommel horses or enjoy a bounce on the trampolines! 

Mixed Sports

1 Hour

Try a new sport every day of the week with our Mixed Sports activity! Have a shot at camp favorites like gaga ball, volleysquare, lacrosse and volleyball or try out new international sports like cricket, rugby and more! 

Soccer

1 Hour

Learn to master the most popular sport in the world on Camp Friendship’s athletic fields! Campers learn the techniques of shooting, dribbling and passing through enjoyable drills and games. You will also practice skills in mini-matches throughout the week.

Tennis

1 Hour

Rank among the likes of Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal! Receive great instruction from our ace tennis team. Develop your game based on individual strengths and work on stroke, footwork, tactics and match preparation.

Ultimate frisbee

1 Hour

Combine American football, lacrosse and frisbee – what do you get? This exciting game is far more than just run, catch, throw, repeat. With endless possibilities to get creative by running, jumping, diving or sliding to make that all-important catch, Ultimate Frisbee is an ultra-fun team sport to play with friends!

Volleyball

1 Hour

Have a shot at serving, bumping, setting and spiking on our beach volleyball courts. You’ll learn a new skill or improve current skills and get practice working as a team player. For a change of pace and to work on strategic thinking, play a game of volleysquare to see if you can be the last one standing!

Yoga

1 Hour

Take a moment to be mindful. Yoga is a great way to start or end your daily activities and helps regenerate your body, mind and soul. Our fun poses work on strength, flexibility and balance. Yoga offers a relaxing way to work out, unwind and streeeetch!

Half-day summer activities

Riding

Half day

Ring lessons, trail rides, horse care and our famous river ride are all in a half-day’s work.

Beginner to Intermediate

Equestrian programs

Drama

Half day

For campers who want to be involved in all aspects of a drama production.

Beginner to Advanced

Tennis

Half day

Learn more about tennis and take your game to the next level with our certified tennis pro!

Beginner to Advanced

Tennis programs

Camp-wide evening activities

The fun doesn’t stop when the sun goes down! Different activities are offered each evening, where campers get to know each other and have fun together at the end of every day.

  • Campfire
  • Capture the Flag
  • Chip Cup
  • Cookout
  • Counselor Hunt
  • Mock Olympics
  • Noodle Hockey
  • Pool Olympics
  • Pool Party
  • Powder Fairies
  • Slip ‘n Slide
  • Themed Dances
  • Tri Cone Ultra
  • Trash Bag Fashion Show
  • …and more!