Book Now for 2020 Summer Band Camp. We have a few weeks still available.

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About Us

Friendly Hills Camp & Conference Center offers a variety of opportunities to meet your needs. From individual camping, to large group opportunities with up to 186 bunks available for group camping experiences. RV and tent sites available for an additional 24 sites expands the opportunities. Dining hall and multipurpose building offers 2 large indoor sites for group meetings, educational opportunities, family reunions, weddings, receptions, the list goes on and on.

Large open outdoor space offers opportunities for band and football camps, youth groups to plan recreational activities, etc. In ground swimming pool available on a seasonal basis. Access to the Muskingum River and hiking trails offer additional outdoor fun.

Foster Children & Summer Camp

Friendly Hills Camp & Conference Center is a non-profit organization.  We have partnered with Journey Home Foster Care to offer a week long Summer Camp Program as well as offering other experiences throughout the year.  The harsh reality for foster children is that their childhood isn’t normal.  Being removed from your home because of abuse or neglect and being placed somewhere with someone you don’t know is simply frightening and traumatic.  Journey Home understands that children learn from their experiences.  Children in foster care have already had many obstacles in life, and Journey Home wants their experiences in foster care with them to be positive.  Journey Home works to build lasting connections to help children realize their full potential, to give them a reason to have hope, to believe in themselves again, and to begin to heal physically and mentally.  Journey Home Foster Care does more for their children and families than any other agency.  Their children are surrounded by people that are dedicated to offering them a different path in life.  They have hands on Foster Care Coordinators, Mentors that are assigned to their children, and incredible activities and programs that they provide on a weekly and monthly basis that we help partake in.  

Here are 5 Benefits of our Foster Care Camp Program

1. We give children the opportunity to stay an overnight camp for a week where they can have new experiences.

2. Summer camp is a chance for siblings to reunite.  

3. Summer camp helps improve social skills.  

4. Summer camp is a break from the daily routine.  

5. Summer camp is a chance at normalcy.  

Up Coming Events

The Saturday after Labor Day features the annual horseshoe and corn hole tournament. Everyone is welcome to participate.

Labor Day weekend includes the Motto Guzzi motorcycle rally.

Contact the camp directly for summer camp opportunities.

Check out our Facebook page for more current activities and comments at Friendly Hills Camp & Conference Center.

Band Camp Openings for 2020

We still have the following dates available for booking - June 29 - July 3, July 5 - July 21, & August 9 - August 22.  E-mail or call us today.  

Current Promotion

Mention that you saw our web site and get 6 or 7 nights camping for the price of 5.

RV campers can get 4 weeks for the price of 3 weeks.

The RV campground offers 13 full hookup camp sites including 30/50 amp electric, sewer and water as well as access to the dumpster with 11 additional sites available for the more primitive RV and tent campers.


Are dogs allowed?  Most definitely. In the RV and cabin areas about 70+ % of our visitors bring their 4 legged family members along. We ask that they be on a leash or otherwise restrained but they are part of the family and are welcome here.

Are there hot showers available?  Yes. We have a shower house/restroom facility in the center of the RV campground and on in the cabin area as well. each have hot and cold water for the showers and restrooms.

How large is your football field?  We typically line out 60 - 70 yards but can go up to 100 yards if you don't mind one corner having some slope to it.

Do you offer meals?  Yes. for our overnight camps and special events we have a commercial kitchen and a staff of cooks that will work with you to meet your dining requirements.

About Us


Family Friendly

Support youth programing

Variety of facilites

We are a quiet family friendly facility with a lot of opportunities for your enjoyment. 


Variety of facilites

Support youth programing

Variety of facilites

We have everything from a conference center to dormatories to rustic cabins, full and primitive RV campsites and tent sites to accomodate your needs.


Support youth programing

Support youth programing

Support youth programing

By staying with us you can enjoy what we have to offer and know that you are also helping us to help the youth and senior programs as well.

Contact Us

Better yet, see us in person!

We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.

Friendly Hills Camp and Conference Center

5880 Friendly Hills Road, Zanesville, OH 43701, US

(740) 452-0016


Monday - Saturday: 10 am - 7 pm

Sunday: 11 am - 5 pm

or by appointment

Drop us a line!