Why send your child to Camp Friendship next summer?
Camp Friendship sets the benchmark for an exceptional summer camp experience. Established in 1966 by Chuck Ackenbom, Camp Friendship is still proudly run by the Ackenbom family today. We take pride in being accredited by the American Camp Assocation and are active leaders in the camping industry. We value your trust and work hard to earn it, with tried and true methods stemming from over 50 years of experience.
Diverse by design, we offer a vibrant environment founded in kindness and acceptance. Since our start, we have welcomed campers and staff from over 90 different countries!
Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and surrounded by over 600 acres of scenic fields and forests, Camp Friendship offers the perfect atmosphere for coming together among the trees and under the stars. Here, genuine friendships, the glow of campfires and lifelong memories replace electronics. By unplugging, our campers make a great connection and experience what it’s like to be fully together and focus on what’s important – each other.
Create your own adventure!
We believe in inspiring wonder and empowering children with the opportunity to make their own choices in a safe and supportive environment. With over 35 activities to choose from, we encourage exploration and offer a wide range of possibilities for rich and meaningful experiences. With different activities each evening, campers get to know each other and have fun together at the end of every day. Slip n’ slide, s’mores, cookout, campfire…the fun doesn’t stop when the sun goes down!
Turning moments into lifelong memories
Camp Friendship’s family of staff are chosen because they are caring, skilled and fun to be around! Counselors become your camper’s loudest cheerleader as they take on new challenges. They are also there for quiet moments, guiding kids through daily reflection and problem solving. Our campers come first every time!