Special Events

There are special events during the summer in every session, performances, masterclasses, trips to see broadway shows and all-camp events...

Pre Camp


Get Together for first time campers and their parents.

a pre-camp get together up at French Woods on Saturday, May 16th, from 11 AM until 4 PM.  You will have an opportunity to meet the directors, head counselors, our program director, and the rest of our administrative staff. There will be an informational session in one of our beautiful theaters, a tour of the camp facilities, and a luncheon prepared by Ryan, our Executive Chef. 

Feel free to bring your first time camper's siblings.  

Please RSVP by calling (800) 634-1703 or email us at admin@frenchwoods.com.

Session One

Mini-Camp one night sleepover
for prospective campers


Mini Camp is an opportunity for your children to spend a weekend at French Woods to “test the waters” and get a “taste” of what a 1-week or 3-week session would be like. The cost is $100.

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Side by Side with Members of The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Larry Livingston

Members of the PSO will join distinguished conductor and educator, Larry Livingston and the French Woods Symphony Orchestra in a performance and will spend a day at camp teaching master classes.

Session One Broadway Show Trip
For a limited number of Session 1 campers - we have tickets to see the new Broadway musical production - “Company", on Sunday, June 21. The all-inclusive cost of $195 includes ticket, transportation and dinner.

If you are interested in having your child(ren) attend, please go to your CampIn Touch account online and complete and e-sign the permission slip and credit card authorization.

This is a first come first served opportunity. Once the initial tickets have gone, we will be unable to get anymore.

Race for the Arts
All Camp 4K Race for the Arts, donations benefit Hancock-French Woods Arts Alliance.

Session Two

Patriotic Pops and Side by Side with Members of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Our outstanding 4th of July celebration includes an international exposition and a patriotic music concert that is capped off with our annual spectacular fireworks display.

Members of the BSO will join the French Woods Symphony Orchestra in a performance and will spend a day at camp teaching master classes.

Session 2 Broadway Show Trip
For a limited number of Session 2 campers - we have tickets to see the new Broadway musical production - “Sing Street", on Sunday, July 12. The all-inclusive cost of $195 includes ticket, transportation and dinner.

If you are interested in having your child(ren) attend, please go to your CampIn Touch account online and complete and e-sign the permission slip and credit card authorization.

This is a first come first served opportunity. Once the initial tickets have gone, we will be unable to get anymore.

Race for the Arts
All Camp 4K Race for the Arts, donations benefit Hancock-French Woods Arts Alliance

Session Three

Concerto Night
Now in its 15th year, Concerto Night is an evening that spotlights some of the best and brightest students in our music program. Selected by audition, students are invited to perform a movement of a concerto with our camp orchestra. This evening is now another in our Side by Side Series with members of The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. BSO members will coach our soloists and work with all of our students before our rehearsal and performance.

Session 3 Broadway Show Trip
For a limited number of Session 3 campers - we will be attending the new Broadway musical production of “Six" on Sunday Aigist 2. The all-inclusive cost of $195 includes ticket, transportation and dinner.

If you are interested in having your child(ren) attend, please go to your campIn Touch account online and complete and e-sign the permission slip and credit card authorization.

This is a first come first served opportunity. Once the initial tickets have gone, we will be unable to get anymore..

Race for the Arts
All Camp 4K Race for the Arts, donations benefit Hancock-French Woods Arts Alliance

Session 4

Side by Side with members of the New York Pops and Friends Hailed as the “Biggest Night of The Summer” The Side by Side with The New York Pops has become the capstone of our music offerings at French Woods. Led by Maestro Steven Reineke (music director, The New York Pops) this evening brings the best of our instrumental program together with our theater program. Fifteen members of the acclaimed New York Pops teach all of our students and then perform side by side with our Symphony Orchestra. More than 100 people take the stage in this Gala evening that celebrates the classics, film composers and of course Broadway.

Final Burn and Closing Ceremonies
The last night of camp features a late night candle lighting ceremony and a final burn to close out the summer.

Race for the Arts
All Camp 4K Race for the Arts, donations benefit Hancock-French Woods Arts Alliance

 

Would you like to know more?

Call or email us to talk to a camp director... 
(607) 637-8400 / admin@frenchwoods.com

Address

199 Bouchoux Brook Rd
Hancock, NY 13783

Contacts

Email: admin@frenchwoods.com
Phone: (607) 637-8425
Fax: (845) 827 0302

Winter Office

PO box 770100
Coral Springs, FL 33077