Frequently Asked Questions
Is this the first time you’ve planned a field trip? Check out some of our helpful hints related to the booking process. We’re dedicated to making your booking procedure as easy as possible. We’re always here to help so please contact us for any further questions!
How much does it cost?
We are competitively priced to make it easy for schools large and small to get an amazing experience. A basic program can start at about $119.00 per student. The program can be adjusted to fit your exact budget. Contact us for a quick quote for your school!
What makes Friendly Pines as a facility so great?
Everything that sets us apart can be seen here.
What do campers need to pack?
Basic necessities. When you book you will be provided with a printable packing list. 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… We go the extra mile to ensure all campers have something nutritious, delicious, and warm to eat!
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 heavily 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?
What do actual teachers have to say about your program?
Glad you asked! You can check out what they think right here.