The French Woods Performer Newsletter March 2023

The Performer Newsletter

March 2023
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CAmp is Back!

Dear French Woods Families

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Tristan, Michael & I will be leaving for camp before we know it and we are so excited to get back up there!

There is nothing we look forward to more than the upcoming summer season and this is going to be a great one. We put together a fabulous show schedule and we even will be debuting some new shows this summer.

We continue to work hard to put together the best staff for you this summer and we do have so many wonderful people who will be with us this year. We still are looking for staff in a few areas, so if you know someone looking for a summer plan, please let them know. Potential staff members can submit their application to work with us right on our website. We are particularly looking for people who have tech theater skills.

Are you a nurse or do you know one? We currently are looking for camp nurses and PAs, particularly in session four. Please call us if you are interested.

See you soon!

March Birthdays


March 1
Alyssa Azeke
Charlotte Casella
Rafael Kauffman

March 2
Eloise Calatozzo
Hayley Brick
Rosalind Viola Hoover

March 3

Ari Glenn
Eva Edelman
Felix Farrell
Jagger Halverson
Rebecca Kleinhans

March 4
Haley Ruthman
Idara Valdez-Starks
Liat Skolnick
Luca Aghababaie
Michael Mintz
Sasha Caplan

March 5
Alisa Kravchuk
Oliver Queenan
Scarlette Chene
Soren Honarvar
Stanislav Kuchmuk
True Kreisberg

March 6
Danny Baumfeld
Eve Ross

March 7
Charlotte Reiser
Josephyne Schaefer
Maxwell Frank
Violet Rebolledo

March 8
Charles Younes
Harper Robinson
Julia 'Jules' Goldstein
Livia Gelinas
Rilo Pearl Karnes
Wyatt Eisner

March 9
Liam Ruthman
Vivian Dinota

March 10
Harrison Morgan
Kieran Salvatierra
Livia Tatlow

March 11
Ava Rizzo
Benjamin Fertig
Ella Rae Gill
Eva Franco
Sophia Spalten

March 12
Chloe Contreras
Hannah Hiatt
Kirill Furson
Sophie Turok

March 13
Alexa Davidson
Annie Jaquette
Bianca Treloar
Jane Kaufman
Mira Sceusi

March 14
Oleksandr Zubko
Penelope Stern
Zimu Qiu

March 15
Elliot Miller

March 16
Ian Matteo
Lily Rae Feuerstein

March 17
Katherine Baumkirchner
Mika Prissert

March 18
Aleksandra Fischer
Ardyn Wales
Autumn Wadhwa
Margaret Salvatierra
Natalie 'Nate' Hovav
Samantha Alper

March 19
Ari Farrell
Gideon Miller
Jack Farrell
James Wallace

March 20
Arden Maynard
Gaspard Viros
Henrietta D'Egidio
Sienna Withers

March 21
Charlotte Kong
Emilia Leng

March 22
Catalina Skinner
Chloe Lucich
Ella Fielding
Heather Sambrowski

March 23
Emery Gowen
Katie Young
Kirin Choi
Roderick Greenfield
Theresa Wofford

March 24
Amelia Wright-Frost
Maxwell Cohen

March 25
Daliha Polissaint
Giacomo Harris
Hannah Happes
Leila Cayton-Hodges

March 26
charlotte poole
Genevieve Alonso
Lennon Watford

March 27
Colin Sherer
Harrison Sherer
Lucas Petitto

March 28
Alexander Delgado
Benyapa Sherman
George Rosen
Zachary Udin

March 29
Harold Hurley
Maria Brenes-Hernandes
Teo Driscoll-Mann

March 30
Madeline Palmatier
Marisol Hwang
Maxine Wedelich
Owen Enslein
Scout Webber

March 31
McKenna Foxford


Just Registered (to 3.13.23)


Alec Burstein
Alek Silver
Alexandra Doree
Alexandra Gabbay
Aliya Mouflet
Allegra Sandell
Allen Minard
Ana Sofia Avila Ardila
Andrew Adams
Angelika Klump
Ari Gelman
Ari Melnick
Autumn Redd
Azoriana White
Brianna Rudd
Cali Greenhalgh
Caroline Roth
Caroline Watters
Cecilia Valencia
Celine Hall
Chloe Lagarde
Chloe Lucich
Cinthya Osorio Gongora
Claire Skowron
Clare O'Connor
Colette Candelario
Cora Owen
Daniel Fenteng
Doron Kazdan
Ekua Dufu
Eleonore Haas
Eli Rachelle
Elinor Dennis
Ella Shalev
Elliott Peterson-Lester
Eloise Tunis
Elyjah Moderio
Emilia Kicillof
Emilia Nurilov
Emilio Fragoso Gonzalez
Emma Goldsmith
Emma Krenn
Emma Maufroy
Emmett Hemmings
Eva Donahey
Frances Klump
Frances Oh-Dreher
Francesca Clark
Francesca Halpern

Gabriel Wotman
Gabriela Kulikov
Hannah Joe
Harry Watters
Hortense Poujardieu
Ingrid Dessner
Issa Hadden
Izzy Goldsmith
Jackson Foote
Jacob Gotler
Jake Greenspun
Jonah Sterns
Jordana Mutchnik
Josephine Manning
Kaiser Ghausi
Katherine Connor-VanDyke
Katherine Nekrasov
Katherine Watters
Kirill Fursov
Kofi Dufu
Larissa Breslin
Leah Rosenbaum
LelaRose Adams
Leo Hayward
Liam Diamond
Liat Mandelker
Logan Timmerman
London Lee
Maayan Kazdan
Macie Palma
Madeline Magedoff
Maia Mandel
Maksim Perevozchikov
Malena Recht
Malu Kang
Margaret Harblin
Margaux Comer
Mason Foote
Mateo Valencia
Matt Goldansky
Maxwell Cohen
Maxwell Paulyson
Mia Weddepohl
Michaela Murray
Natalie Martin
Nathaniel Helpern
Nnamdi Hyacinthe

Noa Anderson
Paloma Muhsin
Paul Finstad
Philip Reiffe
Rafaela Halpern
Ramey Hall
Raya Diamond
Reed Hemmings
Reese Lores
Reggie Forrester
Renata Canto Andrede
Roderick Greenfield
Rowan Garcia
Ruth Krausz
Samuel Dantzic
Sarah Joe
Saray Ruan
Sarrah Barr
Sasha Paulyson
Scarlet Tanzer
Scarlett Hock
Sean Pernaselli
Simone Levy
Sofia Kicillof
Sofia Schiff
Sofia Fursova
Sofia Perevozchikov
Sophie Turok
Stella Krausz
Stella Supple
Stella Vrapi
Talia Swint
Tess Frey
Tessa Boyle
Thalia Farley
Theresa Wofford
Thomas Clark
Veronica Tsao
Vesper Shreve
Victoria Finstad
Victoria Rudd
Victoria Strauch
Violet Carlin
Violet Rebolledo
Wyatt Eisner
Yasmin Sandell
Zaina Hyacinthe
Zoe Comer
Zoe Hocking
Zohara Minns-Fink

Session 3 2023 Shows                (Subject to Change)


101 Dalmatians   Ages 7-9
In a loving home in the city of London, Dalmatian parents, Pongo and Perdita happily raise their Dalmatian puppies, until the monstrous Cruella De Vil plots to steal them for her new fur coat! Join all the dogs of London, as they daringly rescue the puppies from Cruella and her bumbling henchmen. With a delightfully fun score, lovable characters, and one of the most deliciously evil villains in the Disney canon, this stage adaptation is certain to charm and delight.

The Grinch Jr.    Ages 9-11
The junior version of this storybook classic is sure to thrill younger campers! Featuring the hit songs “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas,” The Grinch discovers there’s more to Christmas than he bargained for in this heart-warming holiday classic.

Willy Wonka Jr.   Ages 9-11
Roald Dahl’s timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to life in this stage adaptation of “Charlie and The Chocolate Factory,” which features the songs from the classic family film.

Beauty and the Beast - Ages 9-11
Step into the enchanted world of Broadway's modern classic! Based on the Academy-Award winning animated feature, the stage version of Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. Your audiences will be transported to the heart of provincial life in a lovely French town. When Maurice becomes lost in the woods on the way to the fair, he seeks shelter in an old castle, but the master of the castle is a horrible beast that takes him captive. Maruice's daughter, Belle, must then give up her freedom to save his life. Belle's taming of the unfortunate Beast and his ultimate transformation back into a handsome prince will enthrall.

Cats   Ages 11-12
Cats is a musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber based on Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats and other poems by T. S. Eliot. It tells the story of a tribe of cats called the Jellicles and the night they make the "Jellicle choice" by deciding which cat will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new life. Cats is one of the most popular musicals of all time having been performed around the world in numerous productions. 

Good News   Ages 11-14
This collegiate musical from the twenties with its football heroes, wide eyed coeds and stern professors feature a wide range of show stopping songs. Wonderfully American, it is as exciting and liberating as fourth of July fireworks.

Disaster!   Ages 11-14
Disaster! features some of the most unforgettable songs of the '70s. "Knock on Wood," "Hooked on a Feeling," "Sky High," "I Am Woman" and "Hot Stuff" are just a few of the scintillating hits in this hilarious musical comedy with a book by three-time Emmy Award nominee and SiriusXM Broadway host, Seth Rudetsky, and Jack Plotnick.

School of Rock   Ages 11-14
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s award-winning smash hit musical premiered on Broadway in 2015, and has since been seen on stages around the globe! Based on the hilarious hit movie, this  musical follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. There he turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band!

Hot Dam!   
 Ages 11-14
On a sunny morning in “The Town 30 Minutes Outside of Poughkeepsie,” the local beavers storm the town square with three DAMands: they require higher wages, closer lavatories, and longer lunch breaks to maintain the dam that sits on the edge of town. If these needs are not met in five days time, they will destroy the dam, flooding the town and killing everyone in a horrific scene. HOT DAM! follows five townsfolk as they tie up their unfinished business in the days leading to their inevitable demise. Loved by many at camp, this musical is written by French Woods alum Danny Feldman and Lizzy Cenicola.

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying   Ages 11-17
A satire of big business and all it holds sacred, H2$ follows the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch, who uses a little handbook to climb the corporate ladder from lowly window washer to high-powered executive, tackling such familiar but potent dangers as the aggressively compliant “company man,” the boss’ whiny, nepotistic nephew, the office party, backstabbing co-workers, caffeine addiction and, of course, true love. Guaranteed to appeal to eleven to fourteen year olds, the show boasts a show-stealing star role, memorable secondary characters, a catchy, witty score, and a wicked sense of humor that’s as biting, unforgiving and on-target today as ever.

Head Over Heels   Ages 11-17
This laugh-out-loud love story is set to the music of the iconic 1980's all-female rock band The Go-Go's, including the hit songs, “We Got the Beat,” “Our Lips Are Sealed,” “Vacation,” Belinda Carlisle's “Heaven is a Place on Earth” and “Mad About You.” A modern musical fairy tale where once-upon-a-time is right now, it follows the escapades of a royal family who set out on a journey to save their beloved kingdom from extinction. New York Magazine calls it “a clever, delightful, bubbly, exuberant party!”

Urinetown   Ages 11-17
An award-winning satirical comedy musical, poking fun at local government, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, and petty- minded, smalltown politics. Urinetown rejects musical theatre convention. There are parodies of all- time successful Broadway shows including Les misérables. In addition, the production satirizes its own significance. Last but not least, in reverse pantomime style, the unconventional plot line shatters audience expectations of a pleasant ending.

The Bodyguard  Ages 11-17
Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge – what they don't expect is to fall in love. A ‘BRILLIANT!’ (The Times), breathtakingly romantic thriller, THE BODYGUARD features a whole host of irresistible classics including One Moment in Time, Saving All My Love, Run to You, Greatest Love Of All, Million Dollar Bill, I Wanna Dance With Somebody and one of the greatest hit songs of all time – I Will Always Love You.

Our Town   Ages 11-17
"Our Town" tells the story of the fictional American small town of Grover's Corners between 1901 and 1913 through the everyday lives of its citizens. It is an essential play about how we must embrace and appreciate the value of life itself.

39 Steps   Ages 11-17
A man with a boring life meets a woman with a thick accent who says she's a spy. When he takes her home, she is murdered. Soon, a mysterious organization called “The 39 Steps” is hot on the man's trail in a nationwide manhunt that climaxes in a death-defying finale!

Isaac's Corner

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This winter, many of our new French Woods families were able to participate in one of our online info sessions that allowed them to “meet” some of our dedicated staff, learn all about French Woods and what we offer children. Parents had the chance to ask questions and everyone benefited by hearing both their questions and our answers.

One of the concerns we heard is that many first-time camp parents are concerned about homesickness. I assure you that our counselors are trained and our long-time staff is experienced in helping our campers (and parents) overcome homesickness. Here is a short video that addresses homesickness and how to be our partners in making your child’s stay at camp successful.  Please listen to it. It is 9 minutes 'short' and includes examples, tips and the means to help you feel comfortable and confident that we have your child's best interest at heart.

There are a few more zoom info sessions scheduled for this month. Just email if you would like the link.

What comes next…

Let me reiterate Ron's invitation to our new campers and their families. We welcome you  to join us for a pre-camp get together up at French Woods (199 Bouchoux Brook Road, Hancock, NY 13783) on Saturday, May 20th, from 10:30 AM until 4 PM. There you will have an opportunity to meet the directors, head counselors, our program director, our executive chef and the rest of our administrative team as well as some of our counselors. There will be an informational session in one of our  theaters, a tour of the camp facilities, sample activities for the children and a luncheon prepared by Chef Ryan.  Additionally, Chef Ryan will be available to discuss any food questions you may have. Remember we are nut-free.

Please let us know if are able to attend by completing the RSVP form on your CampIn Touch dashboard. The whole family is welcome. Be sure to include any dietary restrictions in the comments section.

Just remember ALL - it's 84 days till Session 1 and 103 days till Session 2.

Won't be long now,


Camper & Staff News


David Tabatchnik recently performed in a program titled Holocaust Impact Theatre in Miami, that  raised awareness to the impact the Holocaust has had on modern society.

Sabrina Bianco recently performed in Paramount Hudson Valley Theater’s production of Legally Blonde in the role of Brooke Windham, and is currently in rehearsals for Spring Awakening in the role of Ilse. Sabrina also joined a new dance troupe at the DeRosa Performing Arts Center and will be competing in multiple events thought the spring season.

Harrison Morgan has been cast in Manhattan’s Applause spring musical, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown in the role of Snoopy. Harrison also was cast in Basis Independent Manhattan School’s production of the Odd Couple in the role of Felix.

Ben Wohl recently played Trunchbull in his school’s production of Matilda, and Freddy in Sandbox’s production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Ben is currently in rehearsals for Random Farms Kids’ Theater’s production of Spring Awakening.

Amelia Barnes recently played Davey in Artistree Arts performance of Newsies, and recently has been cast in Rock of Ages with the same company, in the role of Regina. Amelia also is playing saxophone in the Hommocks Middle School Jazz Band, Pep Band and Pop Ensemble where she is a lead vocalist. 

Maddie Wohl has been cast in Random Farms Kids’ Theater’s production of High School Musical Jr. in the role of Sharpay.

Talia Grill has been cast in Helen Hayes Theater’s production of Be More Chill in the role of Christine.

Alexandra Toupikov recently performed in Jamaica Musical Theater Company’s original production of Nesta’s Rock, and was a dancer and extra in the film Flowers from a Brook — a 50s rom-com set in Jamaica.

Solange Altidor has been cast in Blessed Sacrament School’s production of Once on this Island in the role of Storyteller.

Lucinda Phillipps has been cast in the America School of Barcelona’s performance of Matilda.

Maddie Droste recently performed at the Ohio Music Educators Association and placed gold. Her show choir won in their division at a recent competition and she is also in a production of Bye Bye Birdie in the role of Alice.

Avery Badani has been cast in the Spence School’s production of Into the Woods, in the role of the Baker’s Wife.

Gray Pattinson recently performed in the Hammond School in Cheshire’s production of Urinetown in the role of Mr. Caldwell. Gray is currently in rehearsals for a production of Legally Blonde, as a swing for Emmet, Warner and Professor Callahan. Gray also has been talking with friends from camp throughout the year and is excited to be at camp again this summer!

Shirley Klein has been cast in Village Community School’s production of Bye Bye Birdie in the role of Harvey Johnson.

Madison (Owen) Rudnitsky is in the pit orchestra for Felix Festa School’s production of Grease. Autumn Nardini also is in the show as Patty Simcox.

Alexandra Savoy will be celebrating her bat mitzvah in April.

Bella Lieberman has been cast in Stephen Gaynor School’s production of You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown in the role of Snoopy.

Erica Young has been cast in Northern Valley Old Tappan’s production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

Hannah Myers has a dance showcase, dance competition, and choir concert, all in March!

In March, Jagger Davies had two horse shows in Florida, a competition with the Junior Theatre Festival in Atlanta, and performed in a musical showcase and a production of Mary Poppins at the Nashville Theatre School.

Sarah Strom has been cast in the ensemble of Curtin Call’s performance of The Wizard of Oz.

Sophia Sasso recently performed in Fox Lane Middle School’s production of Shrek in the role of Young Fiona. Sophia also has been cast in Actor’s Technique of New York’s production of Mean Girls, in the role of Janis Sarkisian.

Morgan Williams recently played guitar in a “Rock 4 Relief” rock concert for her school where significant funds were raised for charity. Morgan also worked to build the set for her school’s production of Matilda, and is currently building the set for Cinderella, as well as being in the cast.

Ava Shawe is currently performing in her school’s production of High School Musical in the role of Gabriella Montez and Mean Girls in the ensemble. In this school year, Ava has performed in her school’s production of The Audition and Trap, and has sung the national anthem for her school multiple times. 

Chelsea Teng has been cast in her school’s production of The Little Mermaid in the Chef Ensemble.

Sawyer Rolontz has been in his school’s production of Skid Row in the role of Seymour, and Legally Blonde in the roles of Nikos and the aircraft pilot. Sawyer, currently, is in rehearsals for on original production, devised completely by students. Sawyer is “excited to return to camp and see all [his] friends again”.

Marcus Chinchilla recently was cast in the NYC Center production of Oliver. He also is performing in Mti's Broadway Junior Revue-pure Imagination at Success Academy. 

Jules Goldstein recently performed in a production of Chicago.

Kieran Salvatierra recently performed in Random Farms Kids Theater's productions of Newsies Jr. as Davey and High School Musical Jr. as Coach Bolton.

Maggie Salvatierra recently performed in Random Farms Kids Theater's productions of Newsies Jr. as Les and High School Musical Jr. as Ryan.

Sophia Edrington Martinez is currently in rehearsals for her school's production of Mean Girls in the role of Janis. She's excited to play such an impactful character!

Elkin Frank is currently performing in his school's production of Twelfth Night: The Musical. Elkin also is playing for his school's tennis team and recently started preseason for varsity football.

Olivia Grace Cushman recently performed in her school's productions of Love and Information as various characters, and Mamma Mia in the ensemble and understudy. She also sang a solo in her school's winter holiday concert.

Dylan Crespo will be joining his school's tennis team this spring and is counting down the days until camp!

Nate Colton has been cast in Slow Burn Theatre Company's production of Mary Poppins at the Broward Center of the Performing Arts, in the role of Michael Banks.

Avery Otoo has been cast as Matilda in Matilda at her middle school, Princeton Day School in Princeton, NJ.

Sabrina Halzel just filmed an episode of season 54 of Sesame Street.

Sarah Joe is working to balance school and dance. She's reached out to a lot of her camp friends and they FaceTime and talk about what they are most excited for when they get back to camp, what is going on in their lives and just general well-being. Sarah will be in a performance at the end of the school year for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

Phoenix Cervantes  is a semifinalist in the Music International Grand Prix Youth Popular Vocals category. 

Ana Viveros is Assistant Choreographer for Finding Joy: A Celebration in Dance that will take place at the Mission Hill Arts Festival in Boston in June. 

Alma Viros Weil participated in a harp concert near her home in Paris. She played a piece by Alexander Borodin and also an adaptation of a gospel song called, I know de Lord lays his hands on me. 

India Mae Fraser has benn working on four different shows!  They are a writer as well as the understudy for all female tracks for the original Sharon High School play It Starts with a Boat which is competing in the Massachusetts Educational Theatre Guild High School Theatre Festival. India Mae is also choreographing Descendants for children in grades 1-6 with Uncommon Theatre Company; directing and choreographing Matilda Jr. for students in grades 3-12 at Sharon High School and rehearsing for their role as Race in Newsies with Ensemble Performing Arts Studio. India-Mae also is happily committed to attend Oberlin starting in fall, 2023.

Idara Valdez Starks "had a play and a theater thing coming up and also has a singing concert coming up." Idara also comments that she is in touch with her French Woods friends and is very exciting to be going back to camp.

Reese Gilbert recently performed in a Florida Children’s Theater Circus Production at Broward College in Davie, Florida, aweing the audience in the Daring Adventures of Gretel and Hansel.

Evan Gilbert is in rehearsals for a Broadway Review at Broadway Bound Academy in Coral Springs, Florida.

Back to Broadway!


For Session 1 and Session 3 Campers - If you want to attend a Broadway Show - be sure to have your parents fill out the permission form to sign up now. We have a limited number of tickets and once they are gone - that's it. Imagine what it is like to go to NYC and see a Broadway show with 300+ of your new best friends! So much fun!

In Session 1, we have SOME LIKE IT HOT. This show is terrifically entertaining — and thoroughly modern — a reinvention of the classic Hollywood comedy. Set in Chicago during Prohibition, Some Like It Hot follows Joe (Christian Borle) and Jerry (J. Harrison Ghee), a sax player and a bass player who go on the run after witnessing a mob hit. They disguise themselves as women — now going by Josephine and Daphne — and join up with an all-female band, Sweet Sue and Her Society Syncopators, traveling with the group aboard a cross-country train.

Session 3 is KIMBERLY AKIMBO which has been called “The season’s most moving new musical earning its place among the behemoths of Broadway.” Kim is a bright and funny Jersey teen, who happens to look like a 72-year-old lady. And yet her aging disease may be the least of her problems. Forced to maneuver family secrets, borderline personalities, and possible felony charges, Kim is determined to find happiness in a world where not even time is on her side.


Important Online Forms and Documents


 So you've signed up your kid(s) for camp!

Now it is time to complete  their camp forms -regardless of which session(s) they've enrolled in!

Our full time staff is so busy in the office! In just 7 short weeks we all will be headed up to camp! And...

We need your help in all our preparations. First - please remember that your child's physical must be performed within 1 year of attending camp! last year's physical will not suffice. Make your appointment now. We understand the insurance restrictions of having to wait one full year since the last one. 

Please get the rest of the forms done now. We know it is a lot. Remember, the more we know about your child the better it is for them and you.

Every form is important - all the medical ones - yes + transportation, activity preferences, camper confidential profile & lessons sign ups, bunk requests.  

Forms and documents are accessible online. The forms you submit online become attached automatically to your child’s file. Please, please help us by getting this done timely. 

ONLINE INSTRUCTIONS: Please go to and in the toolbar, click on “Login”. From there you will enter the parent email address that we have on file for you. If you have not yet had the chance to sign into CampIn Touch or if you forgot your password, click on retrieve/set password. Once you get your password, you will be directed to your Forms Dashboard. Click on Forms and Documents and there you will see two types of forms - the ones with a barcode icon must be printed out, filled in and signed by either the physician and/or parent.

The Registration, Physician’s Exam, Health Care Provider OTC’s, Parent Medical Authorization and Meningitis Vaccination forms are all forms to be printed out. Once completed and signed, you can scan the completed/signed forms into your computer and preferably upload each form on to your dashboard where indicated. 

The other forms type has a computer monitor icon. Those are all web-based forms and can be filled in online. The Application, Bunk Requests, Transportation, Health History, Immunizations, Activity Preference, Tennis lesson signup, Race for the Arts, Broadway Shows are all web-based forms. Please call the office if you need any assistance at all. We are here to help you. (607) 637-8400.

Below the Forms and Documents for your camper you will find Forms and Documents for Your Family. There you will find important information including a  packing list and information about CampMeds. If your child takes medication, New York state requires individual packaging of all meds. CampMeds can help you take care of this requirement. Please note that no child will be admitted to camp without a completed medical form signed by your physician. In addition, all immunizations must be documented. These are New York State Health Department rules that we must abide by.

A Note From Ron

Talking Camp With Ron Schaefer

Hey Frenchwoodites,

The summer gets closer and closer and so much is happening. Just about all the bunks have been remodeled, and those that
are not finished will be done as the summer goes along. We've put in a brand new dock down at the waterfront. We’re now working on the Cat Theater and expecting it to be done
before camp starts. For maintenance we have a brand new shop and a new exciting counselor lounge is in the works. The
Broadway trips are set and the show schedule is in place.
                                             I just can’t wait.

I want to remind all first time campers and their parents about our open house at Camp on May 20th. This is a great opportunity to get to know the camp first-hand before the summer. We will tour the camp, have a general orientation and have sessions in magic, circus, audition technique and sports for the kids. If you have any chance to get away, try your best to come. It will be fun and informative. Plan to arrive about 10:30am ET. We will provide lunch and the day ends about 3:30 which gives you more than enough time to easily get home. We would love to see you.

Just another note: We are still looking for an adult to head Stagecraft. If you know of anyone, please call.

In any case, keep those emails and phone calls coming. I love to hear from you.


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