Tucked into Prescott National Forest, our Bradshaw Mountains campus at Friendly Pines Camp takes full advantage of all that the mountains of Arizona have to offer. 5 minutes to the National Forest running or biking trails, 20 minutes to world-class Groom Creek Bouldering, and 2 hours or less to Phoenix, Sedona, Flagstaff, and the Grand Canyon. This campus has redwood cabins with indoor bathrooms, a pond, tennis courts, a basketball court, an outdoor amphitheater, and trails that head out into the mountains.
Native land acknowledgement
Our Bradshaw Mountains campus sits on traditional Yavapai lands.
I will like this location if…
I like hiking in the morning, walking from my bed to world-class granite bouldering, mountain biking, or trail running.
Prescott, AZ is a mini outdoor recreation mecca — Granite Dells, Watson Lake, Thumb Butte, Granite Mountain, and Prescott National Forest — the central Arizona high country is a playground of the highest quality. Splitter climbing on sandstone, granite, or basalt, 4x4 overland adventures, and the southern gateway to the Grand Canyon make this area one of the most sought-after recreation destinations in the United States.
We've converted 15 person cabins to triple occupancy, removing bunks, adding shelves and drawers, and putting in a big round table for work. Bathrooms and showers are en suite, and additional communal bathrooms add extra capacity.
During chilly days or the mornings, participants study or work in the Lodge, Pavilion, Wagon shed, Piano Room, Library, or their own cabins. In the sun, there's expansive outdoor wifi and covered picnic tables for studying among the trees. And our ENO hammock classroom or the Treehouse make better backgrounds for your zoom calls.
Our Arizona campus is a 15 minute drive from beautiful Prescott, Arizona.
Temperature during stay
Sunny with highs that average from 54° F in January to 79° F in May, and lows from 26° F to 50° F. Averaging less than .1 inches of rain from January to May, chilly mornings give way to the days that feel warm under the Arizona sun.