French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts



Fully elective individual program, every camper chooses their own schedule based on their interests. Major activities at French Woods include music, art, theater, magic, dance, nature, circus skills, skateboarding, fitness, a sports clinic (basketball, soccer and gymnastics), tennis, riding and waterfront offerings. Minor activities are offered in various artistic and athletic areas, including martial arts and circus skills. French Woods occupies a lakeside site in the western Catskill Mountains.

General Info

Name French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts
Location Hancock, NY
Summer Phone 607-637-8400
Off-season Phone 954-346-7455
Program Focuses & Features Acting, Aquatics, Art, Baseball, Basketball, Boating, Canoeing, Ceramics, Circus Skills, Climbing Wall, Computers, Crafts, Cross-country, Dance, ESL, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Film, Fine Arts, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Kayaking, Lacrosse, Martial Arts, Media, Mountain Biking, Mountaineering, Music, Painting, Photography, Riding, Roller Hockey, Ropes Course, Sailing, Skateboarding, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Theater, Volleyball, Water-skiing, Watersports, Weight Training, Woodcraft, Writing/Journalism
Grade Range (rising grades) 2-12
Age Range Residential — Coed Ages 7-17
Application Deadline Rolling
Director Ron Schaefer, Beth Schaefer & Isaac Baumfield, Directors
Residential Fee $750-11600 (+$150), 1-13 weeks.
Year Established 1970
Dates & Sessions June-Aug; 5 sessions, 1-13 weeks long


Ron Schaefer, Beth Schaefer & Isaac Baumfield, Directors