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

Camp fun has no age limit!

When you’re here at Camp Friendship, you not only have a full slate of recreational camp activities at your disposal, you also spend your days surrounded by the natural beauty of Virginia forests near the Blue Ridge Mountains. While we have plenty to offer during each Family Camp experience, you can choose what you wish to do with your time. We offer a world unto itself – a place where time seems to pass more slowly, causing you to wonder what decade you’re in.

Family Camp Dates & Rates

We can’t wait to welcome the whole family!

While the pandemic has changed so much of our normal lives, the wonders of the great outdoors remain the same as always. Enjoy the beautiful foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains while you explore our hiking trails, make memories and keepsakes at arts & crafts, and relax under the fireflies and stars during our Saturday night lawn party. We’ll have trail rides amongst the woods, hayrides in our horse fields, canoeing and kayaking on the lake, archery on the range, and so much more!

Fall Family Camp Weekend 2022

October 21-23, 2022

Weekend Session (Friday-Sunday)

$250 per person | Children under the age of 4 stay for free! | Price includes lodging, meals, and activities.

Fall Family Camp Weekend is FULL.

Summer Family Camp 2023

August 21-27, 2023
1-Week Session (Monday – Sunday)
Check In: 4pm–6pm | Check Out: 12pm

$750 for adults | $600 for children | Children under the age of 4 stay for free!

Individuals can be added for a portion of your stay for $125/person/day.

Registration for Summer Family Camp will open in January 2023.

Activities

We encourage adventuring of all kinds!  Family campers have the freedom to choose from a wide variety of daily activities.  Programming will change with the season, but our activities are curated specifically with fun for all ages in mind.  Guests have access to everything from Free Range “self-guided” activities such as hiking trails, fishing and multiple sports areas to Counselor-Led activities where our staff love seeing adults enjoy our programming just as much as the children!  Flex your maker muscles at our Arts and Crafts Cottages or dip your toes in Friendship Lake.  Try out horseback riding, canoeing, archery, and more. The fun doesn’t stop when the sun goes down.  Some of our favorite evening activities are lawn parties, dances and hay rides.  We highly recommend finishing your day connecting around a campfire with s’mores – but we’ll leave that up to you. 

Lodging

We are a no-frills summer camp complete with charming old-school cabins.  Families stay in their own traditional cabin with enough bunk beds to accommodate up to 12 family members, depending on the cabin. Our cabins are not air-conditioned, but offer just the right amount of rustic with electricity and screened windows.  Some cabins have ensuite bathrooms for an additional charge of $200 (price applies for Summer Family Camp), while others have bath houses located a short distance away.  Our humble accommodations enhance the simple pleasures that Camp Friendship is all about.  

Meals

Family Camp is an all-inclusive family holiday where 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.  Our menus celebrate seasonal local ingredients sourced from the area’s bountiful farms and emphasize organic options whenever possible.

Frequently Asked Questions


Unfortunately, we do not. If you are interested in staying with us for a weekend, you may prefer to register for our Spring and Fall Family Camp Weekend offerings.

Cabins with ensuite bathrooms are first come, first serve.  There is an additional fee of $200 per week for those attending Summer Family Camp if they wish to select a cabin with a bathroom.  When registering for Family Camp, please indicate your bathroom preference and we will contact you with availability.  Fall and Spring Family Camps only utilize lodging with ensuite bathrooms due to colder weather, so no additional fee is required.

Yes, full refunds will be available.

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