As you’ve probably already gathered—at least from our name if not a million other things—we’re all about summer camp here at Everything Summer Camp, your one-stop shop for kid’s camping gear and a wonderful assortment of other summer camp supplies! Summer camp is kind of our thing. That’s why more than 300 camps across the country work with us directly. And we love shining our camp spotlight on those camps!
We’re fixing our spotlight westward to the mountains of Prescott, Arizona. Here we find Camp Friendly Pines, situated between Groom Creek and Ponderosa Park, a family-owned and operated, private, and independent residential summer camp. It was Ms. Bebe May who founded this fantastic camp 80 years ago in 1941.
Recently having passed away in the spring of last year, our hearts here at Everything Summer Camp go out to the Brown family as well as Friendly Pines camp community. Let her memory live on among the pines.
An interesting thing about Bebe is that she her grandmother and grandfather were passengers on the famous voyage of the Mayflower in 1620! When they came to America, these pioneers helped found the town called Pine and they kept a cattle ranch. Bebe’s mother then, grew up on this ranch where she learned to rope and ride and shoot with the best of them. She passed her love of cowboy fun on to her daughter Bebe and Bebe passed it on to countless campers!
It’s a very sweet story.
There’s lots of fun stuff you can do at Friendly Pines like Archery, BB Guns, Basketball, Canoeing & Kayaking, Campcraft, Challenge, Dance, Drama, Drawing and Painting, Earth Lore, English Riding, Fencing, Fun in the Forest, Free Swim, Guitar, Handcrafts, Hiking, Improv, Jr. Adventure, Jr. Facilitators, Land Sports, Pet Care, Photography and Journalism, Podcasting, Pony Carts, Ranch Hands, Riflery, Singing, Sewing, Soccer, Tennis, Tomahawks, Ultimate Frisbee, Vaulting, Videography, Volleyball, and, of course, Western Riding!
Check out all the fun you could be having in the next camp season if you choose Camp Friendly Pines for your summer camp stay. You can get a closer look when you check out their website by clicking right here and, as always, thanks for reading!