Camp Friendship is a family-owned residential summer camp founded in 1966. As leaders in the camping industry, Camp Friendship sets the benchmark for an exceptional summer experience. Each summer we welcome campers ages 7 - 16 from all over the US and the world. Centrally located in Virginia - just 30 minutes from Charlottesville, 1 hour from Richmond and 2.5 hours from Washington DC - your children will find themselves in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains surrounded by rolling hills and scenic woods - an ideal setting for a summer of fun and adventure! Camp Friendship is a co-ed sleep-away camp where campers are supported to be themselves, learn, play and grow in our camp community. With over 40 different activities to choose from in addition to exciting evening activities and memorable campfires, your child is sure to leave as "a happy camper". Activities include horseback riding, gymnastics, land sports, creative and performing arts and water sports, campers are sure to create memories and friendships that will last a lifetime! Half-day programs for Tennis, Drama and Horseback Riding are also available. The Equestrian Program for girls ages 9-16 is a firm favorite for girls who just love horses.