Frequently Asked Questions


How much does it cost?

We are competitively priced to make it easy for schools large and small to get an amazing experience. Contact us for a quick quote for your school!

We did a similar trip to another camp in the past, why should we choose Friendly Pines?

Everything that sets us apart can be seen here.

What do campers need to pack?

View our packing list here.

Do the cabins have restrooms?

All cabins have their own private restroom facilities. Private shower, toilet, and sink areas. Check out our map!

I have a dietary restriction, do I need to bring my own food?

We are a NUT FREE facility. We pride ourselves on being able to accommodate all dietary restrictions. Vegan, lactose intolerant, vegetarian, gluten free, soy, etc…

I want to do my own science camp for my school, is that something you do?

Of course! We offer our facility for a variety of groups. Including those that host their own program. It’s common for them to supplement some of our programming into their schedule. Keep in mind, the Outdoor School program offers many of our resources at a discounted rate.

I like how your program looks, can I change a few things for my school?

Yes! We want you to get the best experience possible. You know your school group better than we do. Contact us for specific details of how we can accommodate your school.

What’s your chaperone allowance, and what do the chaperones have to do?

We operate at a ratio of 1 chaperones per every 5 students. All chaperones within this ratio will be free, and any over this ratio will be charge a discounted rate. Chaperones will need to be present at every activity to help with supervision. We recommend 1 - 2 chaperones in each cabin with the students.

So we arrive at camp, what involvement from the teachers and chaperones are needed?

Your students will be fully engaged the entire time at camp. Chaperones will be asked to help facilitate students getting into their day groups. Some behavior monitoring might be required depending on your group.

I’m not so sure how I feel about letting my child stay overnight at camp, how do I know they’ll be safe?

At camp, we are nestled on our own 120 acres of private land. All of our employees are screened through drug testing and an intense background check. We pride ourselves on how amazing our staff is. We think you will agree.

I’ve never planned a trip like this, what are some tips to get started?

That’s okay, we’ll walk you through the process from the moment you hit contact us.

What do actual teachers have to say about your program?

Glad you asked! You can check out what they think right here. 

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