Friendly Pines Camp

Consider a position as a camp counselor at Arizona's Friendly Pines Camp. It will be a job and a summer like none you've ever had- and like none you'll ever have.

Are you interested in a summer job at Friendly Pines?

We're all familiar with the tedious and repetitious summer jobs that are easy to get and just as easy to forget. Retail shops at the mall. Fast food. Low-level office work. Unlike any of these, a summer at camp will engage you physically, psychologically, and spiritually.

Nestled in the tall, cool pines of Prescott, Arizona, Friendly Pines Camp shares its 67 years of camping experience with boys and girls, ages 6-13. Campers choose from a list of over 30 activities that are not only fun, but are also designed to encourage learning, promote independence, build self-esteem, and stimulate creativity.

Our workplace consists of 110 acres of pine forest in the heart of some of the most beautiful land in America. And our product is vastly more important than fried burgers, designer jeans, or collated documents. We are purveyors of childhood magic!

Friendly Pines is a short six mile drive from charming and historic downtown Prescott, at one time the Territorial Capital of Arizona. Prescott offers many great restaurants, shops and historic sites to keep counselors busy on their days off. Many enjoy relaxing on the Courthouse Square in the center of our city.

Pre-Camp training begins May 23 and your last day for the summer is July 30 totaling 10 weeks of employment. 

Camp is fun. Your job as a counselor is to help make that fun happen. We, therefore, look for staff who haven't lost that childlike wonder. (By the way, "childlike" is quite different from "childish")  A sign in our Dining Lodge reads, "It's not doing what you like, but liking what you do."  

It's the rare individual that couldn't like the work at camp. All of our counselors are either the head or assistants in activities such as:

  • Riding
  • Ropes Course & Rock Climbing
  • Tennis
  • Swimming
  • Nature Study
  • Handcrafts
  • Archery & Riflery
  • Photography

The salary for the 10 week summer is $2300 for first year counselors. The dates of employment are May 23 - July 30. There are three pay periods, the first two cover about 20% of your total salary and the third covers the balance. In addition to the salary, for those counselors traveling from out of state, a travel stipend is added onto your salary to help with any travel costs incurred in getting to camp.  Room & board for the summer is also provided.

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