Happy Hollow Day Camp


Happy Hollow Camp is an active way for children ages 6-14 to experience camp without having to spend evenings away from home. Happy Hollow is a nine-week program, Monday thru Friday, beginning in June.  Campers enjoy varied activities throughout the week including:  arts and crafts, swimming and fishing, nature activities, archery, pony rides, sports and field games.  Happy Hollow offers theme weeks, talent shows, and other special activities to make campers enjoy their summer at camp.

Applications for the 2022 season at Happy Hollow will be available at Friendly House, 380 North Mulberry Street, Mansfield, Ohio 44902, starting in April of 2022.  Registration will begin the first week of May, 2022 on a first come first serve basis.  Friendly House families who are in need of financial assistance for Happy Hollow fees may seek assistance through ODJFS.  Parents should speak and confirm with their case worker before registration.  Camperships are also available through Friendly House.

The 2022 Happy Hollow season will begin with the first of 9 sessions in mid June, 2022.


This year Friendly House is mailing out registration packets for Happy Hollow Day Camp to all of those on our mailing list beginning the first week of April, 2022.  OR, you may pick up a registration packet after the first week in April, 2022 at the Friendly House office.  Registration begins the first week of May, 2022 at Friendly House on a first come first serve basis.  This year you may reserve a week by turning in all of your completed registration materials with a $10 deposit per week per camper.

When enrolling for Happy Hollow there is a non-refundable $10.00 deposit per camper payable with the return of your camp application. The $10 fee is a deposit toward weekly payments and guarantees your camper a spot for the week selected.  If you want to pay the $10 deposit fee for all 9 weeks of camp be prepared to pay $90 on registration day, you will guarantee your camper a spot each week as long as the balance of each session is paid on time.  Late payment will forfeit your deposit and your campers spot.  Upon receipt of your $10.00 deposit, you will receive a parent handbook.  CAMP FEES MUST BE PAID 10 CALENDAR DAYS IN ADVANCE OF YOUR CHILD’S ENROLLMENT.  For example, if your child is attending camp the week of June 14, all his/her fees must be paid by June 4th.  Your child will not be permitted to attend camp until fees are paid.  Camp fees are a fixed rate.  You will not receive a reduction in fees if your child does not attend all five (5) days of camp. CAMP FEES MUST BE PAID AT FRIENDLY HOUSE.  FEES WILL NOT ACCEPTED AT CAMP.

Camp fees are per week.

  • $125.00 per child

The fees for the week of July 4th will be reduced as we are closed July 5th for the July 4th Holiday.  Fees for that week are as follows:

  • $100.00 per child

All payments must be paid at Friendly House.  We do not take credit card payments or online registrations.

Campers may be taken directly to Happy Hollow Day Camp or Friendly House beginning at 7:00 am.  All campers must be picked up no later than 5:30 pm.

If you are unable to drop-off or pick up your child or children at camp, busing is available at a cost of $12.00 per week, per child. If one way transportation is needed, the cost is $6.00 per week, per child. The bus leaves Friendly House at 8:15 am and returns to Friendly House around 4:45 pm.  Campers must be picked up before 5:30 pm.

Bus service fees are a fixed rate. You will not receive a reduction or refund if you have requested this service on the transpiration application. Friendly House is the drop off and pick up point for bus service.

The camp consists of 25 acres of woods, open fields, a stream, a pond and a swimming pool. It is located in Washington Township at 792 Hull Road. The camp has indoor plumbing, five log cabins and a central main lodge. Activities include arts & crafts, sports and games, archery, pony rides, swimming, pond activities, nature, and other special events throughout the summer.  Happy Hollow will provide a nutritious lunch with milk for each camper as well as an afternoon snack.  If your campers would like to bring their own lunch they may but it must be in a disposable container – no lunch boxes.  Again, milk will be provided.

Happy Hollow is open to any boy or girl between the ages of six and fourteen. No one shall be denied admission to our camp or the benefits of our United States Department of Agriculture Nutrition Program because of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age.

Friendly House has posted our Happy Hollow Day Camp COVID-19 Mitigation & Operations Plan for the 2021 camping season.  Important changes to our program include a reduction of ratio of staff to camper to 1:9.  Cabin groups will remain together each day and will not mix with other cabin groups.  Masks will be required minimally and only when indoors or in close contact with other groups.  As the situation with the Pandemic changes, we hope for the better, Friendly House will update the plan in real time.

Our goal is to provide a complete camping experience for all of our campers. To aid us in accomplishing this goal, we ask all of our applicants to inform us if they have any disabilities or impairments.

We suggest that all campers and their families visit the camp before enrolling to ensure that our program will meet expectations.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call Friendly House at 419-522-0521.