Here's some of what our campers have to say, in their own words...

Dear Ron
I didn't go to camp so I didn't "get" what it is all about - all I know now is you perform magic up there. Do You know that you instill caring and commitment and courage in our kids?
I always have felt blessed to be Marty's mom - and every September when he comes home from your wonderful camp - I am amazed at how he has grown and matured. His Friendship with Danny and Alex is, no doubt, a life long bond and very precious to Marty.
He calls you and the staff and the whole camp his family. I am so happy for that - for Marty to have that - 
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all you do - for caring for my son.

Best Regards

And and extra thank you for letting Marty shine in a "Ron show" - The Mikado - We Loved It



Ron, just a quick note as I know you're a very busy man. I wanted to thank you again for this summer - and while I'm at it, every summer since I was six.

This place is truly magical, my most special memories are from my experiences here. The closest friendships of my life were begotten on these grounds. French Woods has had such a wonderfully positive impact on me, & I am forever grateful. I hope to see you again next summer.



Dear Ron, This is just a short note to thank you for a fantastic visiting day. Alan and I have not seen our son Jonathan so happy. Your camp is providing a wonderful environment for Jon to shine and he certainly is getting the most out of his summer.

Your show Gypsy was fantastic and your conducting on such a difficult musical was outstanding. We are so happy Jon had the opportunity to play in your pit. We thank you again for your expertise and couldn't have choosen a better camp for our son.

Barbara and Allen


Dear Ron,
I am writing this letter simply to say thanks. And when I say "thanks" I don't mean your everyday thanks. I mean you changed my life by giving me the opportunity you gave me. I have really been changed for the better due to the opportunity you gave. I can't say thank you enough for the absolutely wonderful place you have created. The things I have learned at French Woods will stay with me my entire life, and the warm feelings of acceptance I received will always be with me. French Woods truly is heaven.



Dear Ron - The boys are so happy! We thank you for empowering, encouraging and enabling them to be the best they can be! After 6 years we are still in awe of the "magic" of French Woods!

Aimee and Larry


French Woods I had a great time thank you so much it was a wonderful experience. I had a fun time riding and taking care of horses. I just wanted to say thank you and I hope I can go again.



Dear Ron and Isaac, For the past 5 summers French Woods has changed my life forever. I have developed as a musician, & person, and have made friends that will last a lifetime. The memories and experiences that Frenchwoods has offered me are a noteworthy bunch that cannot be listed. I want to thank you both for offering me the opportunity to grow and make more memories for twice as long as ever this summer. I am sure that they will be the best 6 weeks of my life so far. I wanted to share with you some of the stuff I love nearly as much as French Woods. Thank you so so much.



"French Woods offers much more: it offers a new way to behave, play, and learn." -- "Furthermore, the staff is skilled in motivation, problem solving, and just letting kids have fun."

Stephanie Lerner


Would you like to know more?

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


199 Bouchoux Brook Rd
Hancock, NY 13783


Email: admin@frenchwoods.com
Phone: (607) 637-8400
Fax: (845) 827 0302

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