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2017-2018 Camp Fairs and Open Houses

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Westchester, New York
Scarsdale High School Camp Fair
Scarsdale High School
1057 Post Road
Scarsdale, NY 10583
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Saturday, December 9, 2017
NY Family Magazine – NYC Upper East Side
St. Jean Baptiste High School
173 East 75th Street
Between Lex and 3rd Aves
New York, NY 10021
12 Noon – 3:00 PM

Sunday, December 10, 2017
NY Family Magazine – NYC Upper West Side
Congregation Rodeph Sholom
7 West 83rd St.
Between Central Park West and Columbus Ave.
12 Noon – 3:00 PM

Sunday, December 17, 2017
South Florida
Open House at School of Rock – Boca Raton
141 NW 20th Street, Suite F1-F2
Boca Raton, FL 33431
12 Noon – 4:00 PM
RSVP (954) 346-7455

Saturday, January 6, 2018
Philadelphia, PA
Open House at the home of Aimee & Eric Rubin
220 Marcella Lane
Media, PA
12 Noon – 4:00 PM
RSVP (954) 346-7455 or (954) 305-3539

Westchester, NY
Meet ‘N Greet
Westchester Hilton
699 Westchester Avenue
Rye Brook, NY
12 Noon – 4 PM
RSVP (954) 346-7455 or (614) 296-5404

Vail, Colorado
Open House at the home of Dana and Brian Maurer
148 Russell Trail
Edwards, Colorado 81632
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
RSVP: (954) 346-7455 or (248) 622-0796

Sunday, January 7, 2018
Westchester, NY
Meet ‘N Greet
Westchester Hilton
699 Westchester Avenue
Rye Brook, NY
12 Noon – 4:00 PM
RSVP: (800) 634-1703 or (614) 296-5404

Thursday, January 11, 2018
Winter Park, Florida
Meet ‘N Greet
At the home of Lourdes and Gerald O’Connor
2120 Venetian Way
Winter Park, Florida
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Thursday, January 18, 2018
Acton, Massachusetts
Mass Acton Summer Camp Fair
Merriam School
Parker Damon Building
11 Charter Road
Acton, MA
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Saturday, January 20, 2018
Boston, Massachusetts
Boston Camp Fair & Summer Camp Expo
Dedham Health & Athletic Complex
200 Boston Providence Highway
Dedham, MA 02026
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Doylestown, Pennsylvania
ACA Bucks County Camp Exposition
Delaware Valley Cottage
Student  Central Building
700 East Butler Avenue
Doylestown, PA 18901
12 noon – 3:00 pm

NY Family Magazine – NYC Upper East Side
St. Jean Baptiste High School
173 East 75th Street
Between Lex and 3rd Aves
New York, NY 10021
12 Noon – 3:00 PM

Livingston, New Jersey
Meet ‘N Greet at the Home of Elaine and Jason Woodlee
80 N. Hillside Avenue
Livingston, NJ 07039
12 Noon – 3:00 pm
RSVP: (954) 346-7455 or (614) 296-5404

Sunday, January 21, 2018
Summit, New Jersey
Sensational Summers
The Grand Summit Hotel
570 Springfield Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901
12 Noon – 3:00 PM

NY Family Magazine – NYC Upper West Side
Congregation Rodeph Sholom
7 West 83rd St.
Between Central Park West and Columbus Ave.
12 Noon – 3:00 PM

Boston, Massachusetts
K.I.D.S. Fair
Brookline High School
Tappan Street Gym
66 Tappen Street
Brookline, MA 02445
12 Noon – 2:00 PM

Andover, Massachusetts
27th Annual Summer Opportunities Fair
Phillips Academy
180 Main Street
Andover, MA 01810
12 Noon – 3:00 PM

Monday, January 22 to Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Madrid, Spain
There will be a French Woods Director in the area.
AC Hotel by Marriott Cuzco
Paseo de la Castellana 133
28046 Madrid, Spain
(954) 346-7455 or (561) 756-6643 – Call for an appointment.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Berwyn, Pennsylvania
Main Line Camp Fair
Conestoga High School
200 Irish Road
Berwyn, PA
5:30 PM- 8:30 PM

Greenwich, Connecticut 
GHS SummerFare 2018
Greenwich, High School
10 Hillside Road
Greenwich, CT
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Wednesday, January 24 to Thursday, January 25, 2018
Milan, Italy
There will be a French Woods Director in the area.
Hotel Dei Cavalieri
Piazza Giuseppe Missori 1
20123 Milan
(954) 346-7455 or (561) 756-6643 – Call for an appointment.

Thursday, January 25, 2018
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Teen Summers
Milton & Betty Katz JCC
1301 Springdale Road
Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Columbus, Ohio
Meet ‘N Greet
Panera Bread
2924 East Broad Street
Bexley, Ohio
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
RSVP: (800) 634-1703 or (614) 296-5404

Friday, January 26, 2018
Cleveland, Ohio
Meet ‘N Greet
ALoft
1010 Eaton Blvd.
Beachwood, OH
3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
RSVP: (800) 634-1703 or (614) 296-5404

Austin, Texas
Meet ‘N Greet at the home of Nicole & Tyson Tuttle
608 Baylor Street
Austin, Texas 78703
5 PM – 7:30 PM
RSVP: (954) 346-7455 or (248) 622-0796

Friday, January 26 through Sunday, January 28, 2018
 BroadwayCon NYC – 3 day Expo*
Javits Convention Center
 655 W. 34th St, New York, NY 10001
FWF is a vendor 10 AM – 6 PM each day
* BroadwayCon ticket required for entry

Saturday, January 27, 2018
Lyndhurst, Ohio
Northeast Ohio Parent Camp Fair
Hawken School – Lower Campus
5000 Clubside Road
Lyndhurst, OH 44124
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

NY Family Magazine – Cobble Hill Brooklyn
Brooklyn Heights Montessori School
185 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY
12 Noon – 3:00 PM

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Springside Chestnut Hill Academy 26th Annual Camp & Summer Program
500 West Willow Grove Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Saturday, January 27, 2018 thru Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Paris, France
There will be a French Woods Director in the area.
Chateau Frontenac
54 Rue Pierre Charron
Paris 75008
(954) 346-7455 or (561) 756-6643  – Call for an appointment.

Sunday, January 28, 2018
NY Magazine – Park Slope Brooklyn
Berkeley Carroll School
181 Lincoln Place
Brooklyn, NY 11217
12 Noon – 3:00 PM

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Philly-Metro Kids Super Camp Fair
Plymouth Meeting Mall
500 W. Germantown Pike
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Monday, January 29, 2018
Newton, Massachusetts
Boston-Newton South High School Fair
Newton South High School
140 Brandeis Road
Newton Centre, MA 02459
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm  

Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Lexington, Massachusetts
Lexington High School
251 Waltham Street
Lexington, MA 02421
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Thursday, February 1, 2018
Wilmington, Delaware
Tower Hill Camp Fair
Tower Hill School Fieldhouse
2813 W 17th Street
Wilmington, DE 19806
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Friday, February 2, 2018
Los Angeles, California
Meet ‘N Greet at the home of Karen & Rick Shaine
15420 Hamner Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90077
4:00 pm – 6:30 PM
RSVP (954) 346-7455 or (614) 296-5404

Saturday, February 3, 2018
Pasadena, California
Westridge Summer Opportunities Fair
Westridge School
324 Madeline Drive
Pasadena, CA 91105
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Nashville, Tennessee
Summer Camp Adventures Fair
Cool Springs Galleria
1800 Galleria Blvd.
Franklin, TN
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
San Francisco, California
Meet ‘N Greet at the home of Shannon Tobin
56 Presidio Boulevard (In Presidio Park)
San Francisco, CA 94129
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
RSVP: (800) 634-1703 or (614) 296-5404

Saturday, February 10, 2018
Washington, DC
Meet ‘N Greet at the Albury Ludaway Family home
2805 Ellicott Street NW
Washington, DC 20008
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
RSVP: (800) 634-1703 or (614) 296-5404

Bethesda, Maryland
Meet ‘N Greet at the home of Marisa & Mark Rosenblum
9503 Nowell Drive
Bethesda, MD 20817
2:30 PM – 5:30 PM
RSVP: (800) 634-1703 or (614) 296-5404

Saturday, February 24, 2018
Scottsdale, Arizona
Raising Arizona Kids Magazine’s 15th Annual Camp Fair
Rancho Solano Prep High School
9180 E. Vis de Ventura
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Northbrook, Illinois
Camp Expo
Northbrook Court
1515 Lake Cook Road
Northbrook, IL 60062
TIME:

Atlanta, Georgia
Meet ‘N Greet
Westin Buckhead Hotel
3391 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30326
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
RSVP: (800) 634-1703 or (614) 296-5404

Sunday, February 25, 2018
Chicago, Illinois
Meet ‘N Greet at the home of Cindy Besecker
901 S. Plymouth Court (Party Room)*
Chicago, IL 60605
12 Noon – 3:00 PM
RSVP: (800) 634-1703 or (561) 756-6643
* Call (312) 848-6769 or (561) 756-6643 for entrance

Atlanta, Georgia
Meet “N Greet at home of Dara & Mark Wassersug
4010 Powers Ferry Road NW
Atlanta, GA 30342
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
RSVP: (800) 634-1703 or (614) 296-5404

Saturday, March 3, 2018
Las Vegas, Nevada
Meadows Camp Expo
8601 Scholar Lane
Las Vegas, NV
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

French Woods is excited to announce that we will be a Maker Education Initiative Maker Corps Host Site for 2015

aerial photo of French Woods Festival

French Woods Festival

French Woods is one of the largest training centers for the performing and visual arts for children and teenagers in the world. Our fifteen hundred campers and five hundred staff come from across the country and around the world. During our thirteen-week season both campers and staff experience a program that is totally unique in the world of camping. Each person attending French Woods has a personalized schedule of activities tailored to their interests and abilities affording each individual the opportunity to receive the most from the camp’s programs. We’ve partnered with the Maker Education Initiative to become a Maker Corps Host Site for 2015

Maker Education Initiative

The Maker Education Initiative (MakerEd.org) was established to create more opportunities for all youth to develop confidence, creativity, and interest in science, technology, engineering, math, art, and learning as a whole through making. We want young people to join—and eventually lead—the growing Maker Movement. Our Maker Corps program brings together a great diversity of people and organizations into a cohesive community of learners and makers, while allowing for and ensuring that all programming is relevant to its audiences.

This will extend our existing offerings at French Woods Festival in game design, trains, model cars, and rocketry, jewelry, programming, electronics, laser cutting C-n-C milling and more and interface with our existing woodworking, leather, ceramics, tech theater, magic, and performing arts programs. In addition, our Maker Corps members will work with teens at our new program at the French Woods Enrichment Center as we start up our programs in robotics and 3-d printing and more technology and maker activities.

French Woods is deeply committed to the idea that children and teens grow and learn from the summer camp experience. We believe that making things with their hands teaches life-long skills that cannot be gained any other way. The Maker Corps program also values the physical and mental challenges of building things. We look forward to working with them.

French Woods is hiring maker types who want to share what they do with children, we offer a salary, room and board, and a chance to work with some of the most gifted and creative individuals you will ever meet. Families may also be accomodated. to find out more, call us or fill out our online application at https://frenchwoods.campintouch.com/ui/forms/application/staff/App

As a summer camp, we offer a wildly diverse and artistically rich environment where prospective makers will be surrounded by magicians and artists, musicians and aerialists, jugglers and craftspeople, performers of every sort, dancers, singers, actors and athletes. In addition to living and working with kids, you will watch them perform in the literally hundreds of shows we do every summer: theater, rock, magic, dance, classical and jazz music, waterski shows, film festivals, the list goes on. Every summer we look at each other and say, “this could not happen anywhere else”. If you need more info, call or email us, we look forward to talking with you.

 

 

Casting Call

My name is Richard Hicks.  I’m the Casting Director of the movies ‘Gravity’, ‘Hairspray’, ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ and others.  We are currently casting an independent feature film called WEIGHTLESS, starring Nick Nolte (’48 Hours’) and Jason Clarke (‘Zero Dark Thirty’), and we’re searching for a young boy to play the leading role of ‘Will’, age 8-12, who weighs approximately 150 lbs. or more.

This search is quite special, because we have the opportunity to find a “diamond in the rough” to play the leading role. He doesn’t need to be a professional actor at all. And because of his size he’s the kind of kid you don’t see a lot of in movies, and we want to change that. Our lead, ‘Will’, is just a sweet, quiet, shy kid. But, he’s also coping with childhood obesity, bullying and divorce — issues that affect so many kids today.

Attached is a flyer with some more information on the movie and link to our website, www.weightlessaudition.com.  On the website is a link where they can audition.  They can also ‘like’ our Facebook page and get updates there (www.facebook.com/WeightlessCasting).

We would so appreciate it if you could share the flyer with anyone you think might be right or might possibly know someone who would be right. Kids, adults, teachers, counselors, etc., etc.

Any kid who might be in the ballpark, you can certainly encourage them to ‘audition’ by filming a short interview (doing it on a smartphone is fine – it doesn’t need to be fancy) and uploading it to our audition site. There are helpful instructions and tech support available through the website.

PDF.Weightless-Camp.flyer

2013 – 2014 Camp Fairs

 

Wednesday, April 4 – Saturday, April 12, 2014

Memphis, Tennessee
There will be a French Woods Representative in the area.
(800) 634-1703  Call for details.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Manhattan Media – Upper East Side
St. Jean Baptiste School
173 East 75th Street
New York, NY
12 noon – 3 pm

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Manhattan Media – Upper West Side
Rodeph Shalom
7 West 83rd Street
New York, NY
12 noon – 3 pm
 
Fort Lauderdale, Florida Open House
At the home of the Camp Owner
Beth Schaefer/ Michael Knauf
5419 NE 31st Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL
12 noon – 4 pm
RSVP (800) 634-1703