Adults always ask:
“When can WE come to Camp?”

Family Camp

Two family members walk along the floating dock at Friendship Lake in Virginia

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

Children under the age of 4 stay for free!

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

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

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

Activities

Family campers have the freedom to choose from a wide variety of daily activities. There’s something to suit every interest – from yoga to tennis to pottery and everything in between.

For those looking to add even more adventure to their Family Camp experience, try out horseback riding, canoeing, archery, high ropes and more!

The fun doesn’t stop when the sun goes down! Some of our favorite evening activities are dance parties, hay rides and campfires with s’mores.

Lodging

Families stay in their own traditional cabin with enough bunk beds to accommodate up to 12 family members. Cabins are not air-conditioned, but offer just the right amount of rustic with electricity and screened windows.

Some cabins have en-suite bathrooms, while others have bath houses located a short distance away.

Picnic tables overlooking the Rivanna  River at Camp Friendship overnight camp

Meals

Family Camp is an all-inclusive family holiday! Buffet meals are served in the Dining Hall three times a day, with plenty of delicious options for all tastes. All dietary needs are catered for including vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and nut free.

Frequently Asked Questions


Summer Family Camp is cancelled for 2020 – what are my options?

Currently Enrolled Families: 

Option 1) Roll over money paid towards a Cabin Rental in 2020

Option 2) Roll over full tuition to summer 2021 and secure the rate you paid in 2020 for the same length stay and same number of guests

Option 3) Pay in full by July 31st 2020 to secure the rate you paid in 2020

Option 4) Receive a full refund. Please know that refunds will not be immediate and we will communicate our refund schedule by July 3rd. 

Please let us know your decision by completing this COVID Cancellation Form by June 30th. If we do not receive a response by this date we will automatically roll over funds to 2021. 

 

Currently Cancelled Families:

If you have already cancelled and your deposit has been retained, you will receive a refund of your deposit as soon as possible without the need to complete a Covid Cancellation Form. If you would like to re-enroll to secure your 2020 rate for 2021, please contact us to pay in full by July 31st, 2020. 

Please let us know your decision by completing this COVID Cancellation Form by June 30th. If we do not receive a response by this date we will automatically roll over funds to 2021. If you miss the deadline and would still like to request a refund, just reach out to us and we’ll be happy to help. 

Family Camp Rollover / Transfer to Cabin Rental

A rollover will allow you to avoid paying an increased Family Camp tuition for 2021 for the booking you are rolling over. If you rollover your full Family Camp tuition to be used as a credit in 2021, you lock in the rate you paid in 2020 for the same length stay and same number of family members.

Renting a cabin during the pandemic is very different to our regular Family Camp program. Just think of it as camping indoors! Bring all sporting gear, linens, food and drinks. Be sure to bring all the typical camp fixings and the requisite chocolate, marshmallows, and graham crackers for s’mores! Our Dining Hall is closed, so families can cook on communal fire pits with complimentary firewood, venture off grounds to support local restaurants or arrange delivery to our main office from local eateries. 

 

We are offering limited programming such as scheduled canoeing, kayaking and lake swim hours, but will not offer evening activities, Kids Camp or many of the staff-lead program activities that occur during our summer Family Camp. Contact our Equestrian Center directly to arrange guided trail rides or hayrides for your group and arrange tennis lessons directly with Alina. All other activities are “free range,” meaning they are self-guided where we provide the space and you bring your own equipment. Families are free to enjoy our outdoor communal spaces such as tennis courts, basketball gym, volleyball courts, picnic areas, hiking and biking trails and fishing spots.  

Families that have opted to roll over will be given priority for registration before the online application is available to new families. That being said, we cannot guarantee or hold any spots without receiving an application

Families that have opted to roll over will be given priority for registration before the online application is available to new families. However, we cannot guarantee specific cabin or village requests. 

Any attendees added after July 31st, 2020 will be at the new 2021 rate.

Yes, full refunds will be available until May 1st, 2021. No questions asked. Our cancellation policies are as follows: After May 1st, the $250 per family deposit is retained, but all additional fees paid are refundable. After August 1st, 2021 there are no refunds for cancellations or no-shows.

Family Camp Refunds

This amount is listed in the cancellation email you received from us on June 19th.

We will do everything in our power to honor refunds as soon as possible. We will reach out to all families who have requested a refund by July 3rd to communicate our refund schedule.

Family Camp 2021 Registration

At this time, we do not know when Family Camp registration for summer 2021 will open. However, those who choose to roll over funds to 2021 will be offered the opportunity to select their dates before registration is available to other guests.

We have not yet set the dates for Summer Family Camp in 2021, but we will share this information via email with all of our Family Campers as soon as this information is available.

We sure are! We have Fall Family Camp Weekends scheduled for September 11-13th, 2020 and October 2nd-4th, 2020.

At camp, everything goes back to a simpler time, which is particularly powerful in today’s plugged in world.