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Camp Friendship

  • Program Address:

    573 Friendship Way
    Palmyra, VA 22963, U.S.A.

    Phone: 434-589-8950
    Fax: 434-589-5880
    Toll Free:
    Toll Free: 800-873-3223
  • Winter Address:

    P.O.Box 145
    Palmyra, VA 22963, U.S.A.

Directors: Cris Higginbotham, Chuck Ackenbom, Alina Ackenbom

Camp Friendship is a family-owned residential summer camp founded in 1966. Each summer we welcome campers ages 7 - 16 from all over the US and the world into our Friendship Family, and would love to do the same for your son or daughter! Centrally located in Virginia in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Camp Friendship provides campers with an experience unlike any other, and with 520 acres of rolling hills and scenic woods, there's plenty of space for 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. One of the many unique aspects of Camp Friendship is that campers are able to create their own schedule and fill their days with exciting activities to gain new skills and most of all have fun. With over 40 different activities to choose from including horseback riding, waterskiing, gymnastics, challenge courses and arts and crafts, campers are sure to create memories and friendships that will last a lifetime! Camp Friendship staff come from all over the world and are carefully selected for their commitment to supporting camper development. The camp experience also offers great evening activities, weekend trips and memorable campfires that will send your camper home 'a happy camper.'

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  • Directors:
    Cris Higginbotham, Chuck Ackenbom, Alina Ackenbom
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  • Nearest city:
    Charlottesville, VA
  • Season opens:
    June 16, 2019
  • Season closes:
    August 17, 2019


  • Tennis
  • Archery
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Riflery
  • Mountain Boarding
  • Photography
  • Drawing and Painting
  • Basketball
  • Drama
  • Dance
  • Fencing
  • Pottery
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
  • Video Making
  • Water Sports
  • Horseback Riding
  • Ropes Course
  • Yoga

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