French Woods is nestled around a private lake in the Catskill mountians of western New York State surounded by farms and forest.
This video walks you through the five theaters and two fully equipped scene shops plus a huge costume and prop warehouse give our theater program a depth and breadth no other camp can match.
Our five dance studios are air-conditioned, feature high ceilings, mirrors and barres.
A look at the Motivation Center's fitness studios and workout center.
A look at the main magic classroom and the magic theater. Our Magic department has its own specially constructed theater, allowing budding magicians to practice large-scale stage magic, as well as sleight of hand and close-up illusions.
A look inside one of our bunks, where campers live during the summer.
A look inside the horseback riding facilities. In addition to our miles of trails, our indoor riding ring gives us the ability to continue programming in any weather.
A look at our lake and heated olympic sized swimming pool which support our swimming and waterfront programs.
Our Indoor Skatepark features a 10 1/2 foot halfpipe, a bowl a street course and a beginners area.
Our Ropes Course, Climbing Wall, and Zipline add a full compliment of climbing excitement to the program. You can even go side-by-side ziplining with a friend.
Our Circus building for our youngest campers, with appropriate sized aparatus
Inside our main Circus building
The Knipe music center
The Facilities at French Woods are unmatched; each department has the space and resources it needs to offer world class programs.
Our 12,000 sq foot covered circus pavilion rivals the training facilities of many professional circuses.
We have 11 tennis courts, 4 indoor and one outdoor basketball courts, baseball, soccer and lacrosse fields and a golf course across the street.
Our music building is a large two story air-conditioned structure with small rooms for practice and lessons and large rooms for symphony, orchestra and concert band rehearsals and performances.
The Rock and Roll program features 12 rehearsal studios, each outfitted with drum kits, guitar and bass amps and keyboards, plus a professional quality 24 track recording studio.
Our Dining Hall is air-conditioned, and has backup power generation.
In a similar fashion, each of our programs is supported by the finest equipment and great spaces for you to learn and grow in.