Disney and French Woods are teaming up to develop three new Disney titles this summer!

These shows have never been performed before and French Woods has been asked to help develop the shows before they are released to the public.

Our staff will be working on these shows with the help of the Disney Theatrical Productions development team. Disney staff will be attending the performances of the shows as well as working directly with French Woods campers and staff.

Disney’s Winnie the Pooh is being developed in session 3 for 7-11 year olds:
Deep in the Hundred-Acre Wood… Pooh, Piglet, Owl, Rabbit, Tigger, Kanga, Roo and Eeyore are on a mission to rescue Christopher Robin from the dreaded Backson! This new musical for young performers includes classic songs like “Winnie the Pooh” and “The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers” as well as three new songs from the upcoming animated feature film, Winnie the Pooh (2011).

Disney’s Little Mermaid JR, being developed for 11-14 year olds in session 4:
More than anything, the young mermaid Ariel wants to be part of the human world above, but her father, King Triton, will allow nothing of the sort. When Ariel trades her voice for a pair of legs, she has only three days to get Prince Eric to kiss her or she becomes the Sea Witch’s slave forever! This thrilling and touching ocean adventure for young performers features all of the songs from the 1989 animated feature (including “Under the Sea” and “Kiss the Girl”) as well as two new songs from the 2008 Broadway musical.

Disney’s Camp Rock: The Musical is being developed for 11 – 17 year olds in session 2 based on the Disney Channel movie as well as the new movie that will be released in the fall.
This summer was supposed to be about relaxing, enjoying their music, and getting to know each other better. But with Camp Star across the lake threatening Camp Rock’s very existence, Mitchie and Shane must spend every waking moment getting the young campers into top shape for the final jam! This new musical based on the Disney Channel hit movies Camp Rock and Camp Rock 2 celebrates making music, overcoming obstacles, and fostering friendships.

For more information, contact french woods or check out our website at www.frenchwoods.com

Broadway Show – The Adams Family – session 3

We have some exciting news. On Sunday, August 1st, we have made arrangements to attend the new Broadway production of “The Adams Family” and meet with the cast. Seating will be limited to the Front Mezzanine and orchestra sections only.

We will have brunch at camp. Our coach bus will arrive in NYC by 2:15 pm. Showtime is at 3 pm. There will be a question and answer session with the cast following the show. We will leave the city at 6:00 pm. We will have dinner at 7:00 pm on the way back to camp.

The all-inclusive fee is $150.00 (Ticket and transportation). So, if you are interested, please forward a check to French Woods for $150.00 along with the tear off slip below. We are also limiting the trip so act soon. Parents who wish to join us at the theatre will be welcome at the same fee. This is a first come first serve opportunity. Once the initial tickets have been sold, we are unable to get anymore.
lSee the website for the permission form or call the office

2010 Camp Fairs

Please check out our schedule for the upcoming fairs. Feel free to come down and join us!


Tue Feb 2, 2010

  • Where: Gulliver PREP High School Campus 6575 N. Kendall Drive Miami, FL

11am – 1:30pm TIPS Fair – Miami, FL

Thu Feb 4, 2010

  • Where: Tower Hill Academy Weaver Gym Tower Hill School 2813 West 17th Street Wilmington, DE 19806

3:30pm – 7:00pm

Sat Feb 6, 2010

  • Where: Westridge School 324 Madeline Drive, Pasadena, CA 91105

10am – 3pm Westridge, CA

  • Where: Chestnut Hill Academy Chestnut Hill/Philadelphia 500 W. Willow Grove Ave.

11am – 2pm  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19118

  • Where: The Franco – American Community Center in Paris 65 quai Orsay 75007

2pm – 7pm Camp Experts – Paris, France

Sun Feb 7, 2010

  • Where: Marymount High School 10643 Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles,CA

11am – 2pm TIPS – Los Angeles, CA

  • Where: Westtown School Fieldhouse 975 Westtown Road West Chester, Pennsylvania 19382

11am – 3pm West Chester, PA

  • Where: Cincinnati Museum Ctr 1301 Western Ave cincinnati, Ohio 45242

12pm – 4pm Cincinnatti Fair

  • Where: Metro Parent Camp Activity Fair West Bloomfield High School 14925 Orchard Lake Rd
    West Bloomfield, MI 48323-2964

11am – 3:30pm

Mon Feb 8, 2010

  • Where: Camp Experts – Paris, Franc 70 rue du Theatre 75015 Paris

5:30pm – 7:30pm

  • Where: George School, Worth Sports Center 1690 Newtown-Langhorne Rd. Newtown, Pennsylvania 18940

5:30pm – 8:30pm Newton, MA

Wed Feb 10, 2010

  • Where: Colegio Buen Consejo C/Juan Montalvo 30 28040 Madrid Spain

5:30pm – 8:30pm Camp Experts – Madrid, Spain

Thu Feb 11, 2010

  • Where: Colegio San Agustin C/ Padre Damian 18 28036 Madrid Summer Camp & Teen Expo

5:30pm – 8:30pm Camp Experts – Madrid, Spain

Sat Feb 13, 2010

  • Where: Pittsburgh Camp Expo Ross Park Mall Dr/N Hills Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania 15237

11:00am – 2:00pm

Sat Feb 20, 2010

  • Where: Bernard – New York Open House

11:00am – 2pm

Sun Feb 21, 2010

  • Where: The Episcopal School of Dallas 4100 Merrell Road Dallas, Texas

1:00pm – 4:00pm

Wed Feb 24, 2010

  • Where: Spanish River High School 5100 Jog Rd Boca Raton, FL 33496-2299

7pm – 9pm Camp Experts – Boca Raton, FL

Sat Feb 27, 2010

  • Where: Solon Community Center 35000 Portz Parkway Solon, OH 44139

10:30am – 2:30pm Solon, OH

  • Where: Middlesex School 1:00 – 3:30 pm Middlesex School 204 Hollow Tree RidgeRd. Darien, CT

1pm – 3:30pm Tips Fair – Darien, CT

Sun Feb 28, 2010

  • Where: The Gemini Center 20777 Lorain Road Fairview Park, Ohio 44126

11:30am – 3:30pm Cleveland, OH


Sun March 7, 2010

  • Where: The Silow’s Residence – 548 Manayunk Road Merion Station, PA 19066

12:00pm – 4:00pm (RSVP to isaac@frenchwoods.com)

Thu Mar 11, 2010

  • Where: Rue Fer à Cheval, 78100 St Germain en Laye

4:30 – 7:00pm Tips Fair – St. Germain, France

Fri Mar 12, 2010

  • Where: 28 Aveenue George V Paris, France 4:00-8:00 PM

4pm – 8pm Tips Fair Eurosites – Paris, Franc

Sat Mar 13, 2010

  • Where: 28 Aveenue George V Paris, France 2:00-7:00 PM

2pm – 7pm Tips Fair – Paris, France

  • Where: NY Camp Fair – Upper East Side – Lycee Francais,505 East 75th St. @ York Ave

12:00pm – 3:00pm

Sun Mar 14, 2010

  • Where: International School of Brussels Kattenberg 19 Brussels,Belgium

1pm – 4pm Tips Fair – Brussels, Belgium

  • Where: NY Camp Fair – Upper West Side – 200 west 72nd street @ Broadway

12:00pm – 3:00pm

More camper news:

  • Rachel Curcio has been cast in A Midsummer Night’s Dream for the New Jersey Arts Incubator (www.njai.org) Festival at Verona Park in Verona, NJ.  This is NJAI’s inaugural production which will be part of a two-day Arts Festival in Verona Park on July 18 and 19, 2009.
    This spring Rachel was selected to sing a Jersey Boys Medley, in a sextet, at H.B. Whitehorne Middle School in Verona, for the school’s concerts. Rachel is also a member of the Acoustics Select Chorus at HBW and plays the clarinet in the Gold (highest level) Band.
  • Sarah Shane is playing Helena in her schools production of A Mid Summers Night’s Dream
  • Riley Sexton was part of Downtown Youth Behind the Camera Program at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City this year. Riley and his fellow filmmakers from the Children’s Museum of the Arts Film Class had a film in this years festival called The Pain. an homage to the old black and white silent film. He was an active participant in the Q and A following the film, and was interviewed by Marshall Curry, director of the documentary Racing Dreams, and winner of the 2005 Audience Award for Street Fight.
    Riley couldn’t be more excited attending French Woods this summer!
  • Heather Braverman’s film Crickett and the Little Girl Power will be part of the Hoboken Film Festival. The screening will be in Teaneck on May 30, 2009 at noon!

Camper news that came in too late for the performer

We have received some camper news that came in after the May newsletter went to print:

Ben Schrager played Picasso in “Picasso at the Lapin Agile” by Steve Martin.
Lisa Graye completed an NYU film titled “Daughter of Lilith” directed by Manja Lyssy. Lisa played the lead role of a haunted Hasidic girl named Techiya.
Molly Lang appeared as Louise in  the Lower Merion High School Players’ spring production of Moliere’s comedy “The Imaginary Invalid”. 
Emilie Sohl played Willy Wonka in her school’s performance of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Melanie Haberman will be performing at Carnegie Hall in New York City with the Childrens Orchestra Society’s Young Symphonic Ensemble on June 3rd and with the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra’s Suffolk Principle Orchestra on June 7th. She will also be attending the Crane School of Music in the fall
Jenna Shelby-Glick recently sang her first solo in her 6th grade school production of School Daze.
That’s all for now, keep us informed!