Mother’s Day Getaway with Summer Camp Magic at Camp Friendship

Camp Friendship FamilyAdults always ask: “When can WE come to Camp?” At Camp Friendship, the answer is always: “Come to Family Camp!”

Family Camp is a casual, family-focused atmosphere full of summer camp fun for all ages.

Based on the popularity of their annual week-long Family Camp at the end of summer, Camp Friendship has created a Spring Family Camp over Mother’s Day Weekend, May 10 – 12. Celebrate Mother’s Day by surrounding yourself with your family, friends, and crisp Blue Ridge Mountain air. Camp Friendship hopes this weekend will help families enjoy a fresh new start and a change of pace during a particularly busy time of year.

“We believe everyone should be able to experience the magic of summer camp!”

At camp, everything goes back to a simpler time, which is particularly powerful in today’s plugged in world. Here at camp, genuine friendships, the glow of campfires and lifelong memories replace electronics. Campers who are lucky enough to call Camp Friendship their summer home may not know how to describe the ‘magic of camp’, but they must be doing something right when year after year they hear campers say “I wish I could stay here forever!”

Camp Friendship Canoe

Located just one hour from Richmond, Camp Friendship is surrounded by over 600 acres of scenic fields and forests, offering the perfect atmosphere for families to come together among the trees and under the stars.

Rediscover your inner child at Family Camp!

Family Campers choose from a variety of summer favorites when it comes to activities: high ropes, tennis, canoeing, pottery, archery, horseback riding, and more! Night time fun will include campfires, s’mores, wine tasting for Moms and an awesome lawn party complete with a band, so it’s safe to say the fun won’t stop when the sun goes down!

Families stay in their own traditional camp cabin and enjoy buffet meals in the Dining Hall. For more information on Camp Friendship’s Spring or Summer Camps, visit their website, email or call 434-589-8950.

Camp Friendship Zipline

Camp fun has no age limit!

Spring Family Camp Weekend runs over Mother’s Day Weekend, May 10 – 12, 2019. Lodging, meals and all campy activities are included for $200 per person. Kids under 4 stay for free.

Camp Friendship is where our family lives and works. Our hope is that Camp will be the perfect place for you and yours!


Camp Friendship LogoAbout Camp Friendship: Sparked by the adventures childhood brings, Camp Friendship sets the benchmark for an exceptional overnight 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 Association, and each summer we welcome campers ages 7-16 to their home away from home in Palmyra, Virginia.

We call ourselves a traditional camp but don’t be fooled by what others may deem traditional. At Camp Friendship our traditions are timeless – steeped in a simple way of life and acceptance for all. Diverse by design, we offer a vibrant camp environment founded in kindness. Since our start, we have welcomed campers and staff from over 90 different countries. At camp, we embrace and celebrate differences, which is why each summer we hear people say “I wish the whole world was like Camp Friendship!”

Content and images for this article were provided by Camp Friendship.