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Camp French Woods Festival
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Type:  Overnight
Gender:  Co-Ed
Focus:  Fine Arts / Performing Arts
Website:  frenchwoods.com external link
Winter Phone:  800-634-1703
Summer Phone:  845-887-5600
Accreditation:  American Camp Association
Profile updated: 6/1/12    Submit profile update    Subscribe to profile updates

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Rating: 4.6 out of 5 based on 68 reviews.

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 6/30/14   4     3     5     4     5   ive been going to fwf for 3 years. i love fwf i meat alot of friends their they have an amazing dance and theatre program. the only thing that stinks is that the shows are cast a lot on seniority and who knows who so its really hard to get a part no matter how talented you are because ron has his favorite so if your looking to learn a big part dont go here but if you dont mind being in the ensemble its a good place. i learned more from the dance program bcause i was always casted in the ensemble and always will be. ive kinda given up on getting a part but i love fwf anways and its an amazing camp experience and you get to pick your classes and your not with your bunk all day so you make different friends i met one of my best friends at fwf and she was from a different bunk. so would recommended this camp for the most part RID: 47492
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 1/1/13   5     5     5     5     5   I have been going here for years. This is my favorite place in the entire world. I start counting down the days until I return from the second I leave. French Woods is my home. RID: 43295
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 8/17/12   4     5     5     5     5   Hi, I am the baseball coach at French Woods Camp for the summer of 2012. I would like to say my experience here has been very positive. The kids are great and everyone gets along well. The owners and senior staff are very helpful and always wanting to make things good for everyone. The dining hall serves a good meal that has a great selection of salads and fresh fruits. Great camp for all types of children. The theater program is very popular, and the other programs such as sports and outdoor activities are fun for everyone. RID: 42412
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 6/26/12   4     3     5     4     4   I have been going to French Woods for three years and always look forward to go back. The people who run it are very flexible and it is a great opportunity to any aspiring artists, or people who want to try new things. I found/find it a fun learning experience with a lot of freedoms for everyone. Most of my problems were social-related or with counselors, which are only at a personal level. One real concern is that most toilets are clogged, and there are spiders crawling up your bed when you sleep. (There is also no temperature control.) Still, a lot of my best memories happened at camp, and out of all camps I know of, the big grounds of FWF give the most opportunities for friendship, learning, fun, and freedom than any other camp I know of. And great times go beyond spiders and a few mean counselors. RID: 41450
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 4/12/12   5     4     5     5     5   Let me first review this as an adult who has worked at FW for the past few summers, and who went to sleepaway camp as a child.This is an amazing, creative, nuturing place. The grounds are beautiful..well maintained. The bunks are typical bunks..but nice..many with new bathrooms and plumbing. And the food is the best I can ever recall at a camp. And even if you don't like the main selection of the day..the other options are endless.As far as the opportunity to immerse yourself in theatre, or circus, or dance, or rock shop, or glass blowing, or zip lining, etc....well it's really just incredible. I only wish I were a camper.Which brings me to the second part of this review. I have also sent my daughter to this camp for the past few years, and I can honstly say that she has never had a better time in her entire life. She has learned amazing talents...gained great social skills..and has made some amazing friends all over the world. There's really nothing like FW !! RID: 40765
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 8/16/11   5     4     5     5     5   My daughter has had the time of her several summers in a row. The only question si how many sessions she will attend. Facilities are fine, counselors are great and thre is great attention to each camper. RID: 36740
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Click to report rating    4/8/11   3     5     5     3     3   This is a great camp to go to. You can do anything you want! It's like all camps combined into one. The food is great. The counselors are nice. And it's a great experience there. I'm looking forward to my sixth summer there!!! RID: 35595
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 10/27/10   5     5     5     5     5   Incredible range of quality activities in a tremendous facility, with a staff that certainly cares about what it is doing. Many happy campers. RID: 34324
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 7/22/10   3     1     5     3     3   The junior lodges were more then terrible th Ebathroom stalls wouldn't close and the showers had bugs in them the bunk beds weren't even bunk beds they just put a bed on top of a bed and put duct tape on them hey also put latters on but on friends bed they forgot she had to climb up the side. I chose a bottom bunk and I looked up to find a series of curse words. The counselers were good and bad are head conseuler was terrible but most off the other conseulers weren't terrible the activties were amazing but the evenin activity is more then bad french woods would make an amazing day camp but it isn't one so it dosnt really matter RID: 33417
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 6/27/10   5     5     5     5     5   I went 2 this camp 4 the first time last year and i had the best time of my life i can not image a world without FWF RID: 33138
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 3/15/10   5     5     5     5     5   OMG i love frenchwoods! So much!!! the food is great and has a very wide varity, and the activites are amazing and u can do basicaly anything u want, like activity wise, cuz even though the counslers arent strict, they do keep things organized. They r great at personal attention (the only thing i would say bad about them is that for the shows the kids they tend to know get the leads, and about organization, 6 minor day is a little unorganized, but u learn fast) the campus is great and for those people writing about the nurses, i went during the swine flu outbreak, and we were tested before we even got to camp ( just our temps) but ive never seen a more devoted crew of madical staff and counslers! I <3 FWF! RID: 32379
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 1/30/10   3     4     5     5     5   This was my favorite out of the 4 camps I've ever been to. I was very homesick at first and I wouldn't talk to my counselors or bunkmates but they still kept trying to make me comfortable. I ended up loving it and I made lifelong best friends with my bunk mates. Isaac does a great job directing the camp, however the owner, Ron is EXTREMELY rude. He yells at the staffers who do a great job, and he yells at kids who are homesick. All in all though, I reccomend this camp. RID: 31999
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 4/9/09   5     5     5     5     5   best camp ever. i loved it here. they have so much to offer. i have made lifelong best friends everyone is so accepting and nice and even the counselors are some of my best friends. RID: 29459
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 2/1/09   5     5     5     5     5   In response to the review below me- I'm not quite sure what you're talking about, as all children are placed in a production. If they audition, it's guaranteed. Food could be better, but not horrible. There is always PLENTY of options to chose from, so almost always something for everyone. The nurses are decent, but not the best. They will be able to assist with most issues, but if you had a serious medical problem (not just a fever, etc.)- your best bet would be to ask to be taken to the local hospital if they didn't suggest it already. Can't comment on a specific girl in the cabin. Camp is only what you make of it. If you chose to take helpful classes, you will gain skills. I know i have... You can learn and do anything you want, you just need to reach out and make the effort. This camp is for kids who are very independent on their own. As to the quality of hotels surrounding French Woods, it's like that with any camp. They're in the middle of no where- you can't expect a Four Season RID: 28796
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 1/31/09   2     3     2     1     1   daughter went last year. She was never in any productions...seems only a few are chosen. Food was terrible...lived on the evening junk.became ill and the nurse ignored her...I had to intervene. She had a crazy girl in her bunk who sounded seriously mentally ill and the camp kept her there. The girl sounded like she could have really harmed some in the bunk. There is no place halfway decent for the parents to stay on visiting day in the area. I thought she would learn more dramatic technique or skills...nothing much learned. She has zero desire to go back. RID: 28783
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Click to report rating    9/30/08   5     5     5     5     5   this is my favorite place in the world. every minute i'm there, i enjoy. i see people complaining that their children didn't get enough time with independent study or that the counselors weren't helpful, but i just went for my 3rd year and i never experienced any of that. the activities are great, anything you can think of will be there. the circus program is absolutely amazing. plus if you don't like your bunk, you can always switch, isaac is usually really good about that, but if you can't switch, don't worry because you don't have to hang out with your bunk that often. i was in g12a and i had a lot of friends in g11b so i would always just go to that bunk and hang out. plus you have a choice of any activity. you don't have to go with your bunk, you can go by yourself and meet new kids. honestly, i think french woods was an amazing learning experience because it taught me lots of independence. next year i'm going for 6 weeks instead of 3 and i'm sure it'll be amazing. i reccomend fwf RID: 26808
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Click to report rating    9/14/08   5     5     5     5     5   Anybody considering this camp should not even think about not going. Counslers are amazing and hired from all over the world. For example, The counselers in my bunk were from Holland, South Korea, New Zeland, Denmark, and Scotland. I only had one from the US. Thats six counselers. I only had seven campers in my bunk. They were comforting. I got homesick once and i was helped by all my counselers.There are 100 activities to choose from and you choose everything you do. I would deffinetly recomend this camp. RID: 26530
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Click to report rating    9/7/08   4     5     5     4     4   Nice camp with nice facilities and great activities and a great program, but some of the rules were a little harsh and stupid like no picnicing on Visting days...come on thats the only chance u have to get real food. RID: 26399
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Click to report rating    8/16/08   4     4     5     5     5   1st of all, who ever put the focus as horseback riding was crazy... also it's not a sports camp! so don't go there for sports! also they've never made anyone use ping pong paddles and lacrosse balls for TENNIS. they have two nice tennis courts. don't lie just cuz you don't like the camp. Now, I've been going to French Woods for a while and it's the most amazing camp I've ever been to! I've met soooo many new and cool people, and i've learned so many new things there. the theatre department's phenomenal; all the shows turn out amazing. the circus is amazing and always have great performances. the visual arts are great, the teachers/counselors are always there to help you. It just keeps getting better and better every year!! I absolutely can't wait to go back next year. It's definitely my home away from home. RID: 25709
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Click to report rating    7/21/08   5     5     5     4     5   I love this camp! I went to 3 other sleep-away camps before I found this one and can honestly say, it is by far the best. Unless your a big sports person. They have a good sports, but alot of campers dont sign-up for them, except the tennis and horseback programs which are both great . RID: 24995
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Click to report rating    7/16/08   5     5     5     5     5   Nothing short of phenomenal. I spent three summers there and I can honestly say that it opened my eyes to so many amazing things and truly made me who I am today. The most fun a kid could have and I will definitely send my children there. I cannot thank frenchwoods enough for the experiences they made possible for me RID: 24871
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Click to report rating    6/27/08   5     5     5     5     5   I am a camper at Frenchwoods Festival of preforming arts and this coming up summer will be my 4th year attending this amazing camp. To me though, this isn't just a camp. It is really a second home. Friends i've met 4 years ago have become my sisters and staff that i've known for such a long time have become practically my parents. Right when you get to camp you feel as you belong because everyone there is so understanding and wants you to have the summer of your life. The staff there is amazing especially in the theatre department and sports department. The theatre department has so many people that once worked on broadway. The sports department has so many people who are highly intellagent in sports and are very encouraging. I suggest this camp to anyone who wants to have the summer of there life . Even though to me it is the best preforming arts camp across the country they have almost evreything there you can think of. This place is where i live to go everyear. RID: 24382
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 6/18/08   5     5     5     5     5   French Woods is, by far, the best performing arts camp in the country. Although it's not known for its athletic department, it's also great, actually run by a former NBA player. The music department and the tech theatre department are especially good, and run by people who are well known in their fields. I would recommend French Woods to anyone who is interested in the performing arts. However, if you're not interested in the performing arts, French Woods is not the place for you and is never going to be. RID: 23957
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Click to report rating    6/7/08   5     4     5     5     5   I have gone to this camp for years and it is PERFECt (for me at least). It definitley isn't an athletic camp but if you are interested in Theatre of ANY sort, and dancing, and circus this is your camp. I used to go to an all around camp which had great facilities but wasnt fun French woods is full of great kids and great talent and I wouldn't give it up for anything. RID: 23628
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Click to report rating    6/2/08   5     5     5     5     5   I went to this camp as a late bloomer at the age of 14, and for the 3 summers that i attended, it was a wild and crazy ride. I grew up, learned about life, made some incredible friends, whom I still keep in contact with, and have never had a summer after that could compare. French Woods is a eutopia, a place of discovery. I recommend it to any family with an artistic child. There is so much in store for them. Not only will the kids they meet become better than family, they will have the summer of their lives. RID: 23531
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Click to report rating    5/25/08   5     5     5     5     5   My children have attended this camp and now my grandchildren are attending. The opportunities are endless. My grandkids love being on stage, flying on trapeze, waterskiing and playing in bands. What a life! - Here's to many more years at FWF. RID: 23383
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Click to report rating    5/9/08   4     4     5     4     5   OMG i lovee fwf. I have sooo much fun here! the people are really nice and the food is great.the best thing is deff the circus. all the activities are so much fun i've been going for 5 years and im soo not bored with it b/c the activities are so fun. i learned 2 waterski there and fly on the trapeze. where else can you do that?? visiting day is rly crazy tho. but its so fun and i love it. RID: 23042
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Click to report rating    4/26/08   5     5     5     5     5   My daughter will be attending for her third year this summer. She loves it, and the time I've spent there on parent's weekends was fabulous. She is very circus intensive, and the training is unique- where else can a teenager learn to work a cloud swing? Post camp is even better! She will start college in the fall, but is likely to be back next year too. RID: 22669
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Click to report rating    4/17/08   5     4     5     5     5   who ever says the counclers are mean is crazy, because im a returning camper, and 2008 is going to be my 5th year, and i have never had a bad councler. if children are going to be homesick, dont send them to camp. the counclers arent there to cater to the child's every need. my first year, when i was very homesick, i was in fact comforted, greatly even. my councler let me use her laptop when the other computers were in use to emial my mom. there are so many activites that by the end of the day, i forgot about all my homesickness. in this camp, i was never teased or made fun of. the kids are unique, and all are very nice, at least to me. the bunks may not be "country club" worthy, like my friends camp, but the atmosphere, activites and staff totally made up for it. i took djing and i had the coolest councler wwho only got mad if u didnt respect your counclers. the people who say that the counclers are mean are snobb and spoiled, or just anit-social because they are very nice and caring. RID: 22356
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Click to report rating    4/16/08   5     5     5     5     5   I went to fwf for 7 years. Now that I am older I look back on my summers there and realize what a truly amazing place it is. Although it is a fine arts/ performing arts camp, the thing that makes fwf truly special is the fact that campers make their entire schedules themselves! There is no one telling you that you must do something you might not be interested in--campers choose their own activities. From fwf I also gained a true appreciation for the arts and I have carried that with me throughout my college life. Surprisingly years later I am still very close with many of the friends I made during my summers there. I would highly recommend fwf to any parents as it is truly the perfect camp. RID: 22327
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Click to report rating    4/2/08   5     4     5     5     5   haha, I love FWF! I went there for just 2 years & I'm planning on coming back as a counselor soon. The people are so fun, though admittedly it did go downhill a bit even in just the 2 years I went. I wish they kept the VA porch though, that place was awesome. The circus and theatre classes were amazing and I pretty much lived at rock shop. I also loved the photography darkroom and the individual attention you received. Staff is very fun and open and while it is somewhat expensive it's an AMAZING place to go <3 RID: 21868
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Click to report rating    3/17/08   4     3     5     4     5   The camp is fun and keeps you busy but the bathrooms in the bunks are disgusting and well yeah, but i love it there go fwf! RID: 21410
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Click to report rating    2/23/08   5     5     5     5     4   FrenchWoods is an amazing place. I have been there for 4 going on 5 summers, and it truly is a place that one will remember forever. As one rater here mentioned, the bunks maybe be older, but thats whats the camp feel is. The kids have chores and clean their own bunks and the maintenence people are wonderful. The kitchen has a wonderful diversity and you can basically eat whatever you would like. The fine arts section of camp is just one part. We have EVERYTHING. You create your own summer. 3 majors are done every day and 3 minors (which can stay the same or change) depending on the child. It really is something you have to experience. All the musical put on whether lower, middle, or upper campus (age limits) are all wonderful and dedication is definitly seen. The counselors are wonderful and work to their full potential to give each camper a wonderful camp experience. You have the opportunity to try everything.Please if your reading this give it a try, it's worth it! RID: 20593
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Click to report rating    2/17/08   4     4     5     4     4   I went to French woods for 11 years. No joke. I started when I was 10 and finished when I was 20. I was a camper for 8 years and staff member for 3. I had a great experience and was able to get involved in activities that you cannot do anywhere else. The program is very much focused on the camper. You pick what you want to do and if you don't like it you choose something else. French Woods gives you the full camp feeling but with some technological advancements. The food is really good for a camp and facilities keep getting updated. You will not find better facilities at any other camp. I can guarantee it. It is located on a private lake and the campus is beautiful. There is something for everyone. From sports to theater to music, circus, arts and crafts, dance, water sports, and so much more. I highly recommend checking out the website and seeing everything for yourself. Take a visit up to the camp and see it. Hopefully, this review helped. RID: 20354
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Click to report rating    1/25/08   3     4     5     4     5   I've gone to French Woods for 3 years now, and I'm returning next year for a 4th. I absolutely love it there! While it has an amazing theatre program, there's also an awesome circus with so many cool acts, a great visual arts program (silkscreen!), a lake with swimming, kayaking, water skiing, wake boarding and much much more, a horseback program, a magic department, a sports program, and so many more wonderful aspects that keep people coming back year after year. Also, since I live on the west coast, i've made many new friends on the east coast whom I enjoy visiting whenever I'm in the area. Overall, French Woods Festival is one of the most amazing summer camps there is. I couldn't imagine doing anything more cool during the summer! RID: 19412
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Click to report rating    1/21/08   3     3     5     4     2   I guess it's mainly luck upon going to French Woods. I've gone for two years. My first year my bunk was fun but annoying and the bunk nextdoor was great. This year the opposite. My bunk were jerks and next door were mafia thugs. However i had lots of friends outside my bunk and when i would hang out with them my counselors would get really pissed off at me. All in all it was a positive experience the activities were great beyond belief. However their's a lot of theater snobbery, but the program's phenomenal RID: 19216
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Click to report rating    1/18/08   5     5     5     5     5   I am a former camper of FWF and now my kids go too! My daughter is into musical theatre, art classes and the general camp experience and my son, who usually does sports at home decided to try something different and did rock shop, rocketry, circus stilt walking, wood shop, rock climbing and anything he could try (he was 9!). They both LOVE it and have made lifelong friends. This camp is an excellent blend of a serious peforming arts/musical theatre program and also the traditional camp stuff - cranked up like 100 notches! Truly a magical place and the people make it special. RID: 19125
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Click to report rating    1/14/08   5     4     5     5     5   I luv FWF 2007! It was the best camp i have eva been too. It was an awesome experience with a lot of talented people! RID: 18938
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Click to report rating    1/3/08   4     5     5     5     5   THE MOST AMAZING PLACE ON EARTH. there are 100s of activities to choose from and everything is SO much fun! there are tons of councilors and a lot of them are pretty young so they are really fun to talk to. the medical staff isnt all that great....they will do their work (no worries about like dying or anything (: ) but it can take some time. the people at french woods are amazing and you will meet so many! This place is BETTER than heaven on earth! i have kept in touch with so may of the people i have met here!basically just come to this camp and you wont regret it! RID: 18579
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Click to report rating    12/30/07   4     5     5     5     5   k basically its the most amazing camp in the whole world i love everyone in my bunk and they have millions of activities but i mostly go back for my friends. i dont love the counslers but there are good ones if your lucky..i just usually dont get the good ones =] this is my sixth summer and i love camp so much !! RID: 18466
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     12/21/07   1     1     1     1     1   don't go, counslers are mean, no follow-up on complaints from campers, dirty bathrooms and bunks, medical staff uncaring,no follow-up there either I think people are paid to write good reviews. Went to visual arts once and no counslers there, email never work. My parents called my counsler and it would take 2-3days for him to return the call, RID: 18198
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Click to report rating    11/21/07   5     5     5     5     5   This is the best camp I've yet to go to!I went from camp to camp for three years and the first year at french woods made me never want to leave. This summer will be my third. It has truley become my home. I have never been in such a place where there was so much acceptance and love. French Woods has taken a really special place in my heart! RID: 17316
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 10/21/07   5     5     5     5     5   I've been at French Woods for six years and it is truly my second home. The friends I have made here are lifelong and I talk to them at least once a day. All the amazing things I've experienced at FWF are things I never could have done at home, like being in the circus. All of their programs are great and a ton of fun. I can't imagine what my life would be like without looking foreward to FWF each summer. I'm counting down the days until the summer of '08! I recommed French Woods to everyone looking to make friends forever and have the best summer of their entire life. Words can't even come close to what French Woods has come to mean to me. It's honestly heaven on earth. RID: 16394
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Click to report rating    10/2/07   5     4     4     5     4   i used to go to this camp from 03-05 great horseback program..and i was in Les miserables(<3 in 05) Mikado and HMS pinnafore(2004 +2003) if u love to act/horse ride/do magic trix u will love it the most b/c thats what there known for even if ur not amazing at acting/singing no matter what if u tryout for a musical u will get into a musical...like i was in ensemble all 3 shows but i loved it...its amazinnnng i left not b/c i was dissapointed but b/c i wanted to move on get a job...and most of my friends weren't returning RID: 15769
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Click to report rating    9/17/07   5     4     5     5     5   this camp is the most amazing camp ever. my dad and his cousins went there, and then my older cousins went there and now me and my sister go there. at this camp there are so many amazing things to do. when i get back home i tell my friends all these amzing stories, and they never believe, like expecially things about circus. i will be returning for my 5th year this year and i am 13. at this camp, whether you black white purple or green, striaght,gay, shy, hyper, youw ill always be accepted. this camp has been such a big part of my lie. ever since i was 8 i have been going 9 weeks, and its never been a watse of time. i have made so many amazing memories made there. also, the friend i have made their have been their for me alwys my 2nd year, i had two girls frrom london in my bunk, and when i went to london, 2 years later, we meet up. i see so many camp friends away from camp, go so many places with them. frenchwoods is truely my home away from home. this is truely an amazing camp. RID: 15393
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Click to report rating    9/9/07   5     5     5     5     5   this is the best camp i've ever been to. it is amazing- the rest of the year i spend dreaming about it. i would never go anywhere else!!! there isn't a place better than fwf. the only bad thing- the campus is so huge and packed with stuff that you have to walk a lot to get to your classes!! but this is a labor of love. great, great, great love. RID: 15069
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Click to report rating    9/5/07   5     5     5     5     5   Frenchwoods is one of the most amazing camps in the country. If you like theatre, its there, dance, its there, sports, they've got em, art-check. Anything you can imagine is at camp and the people that work there are the nicest as can be. My best friend this past summer was a counselor. It is the greatest experience in my life, and in many of my friends who go there as well. RID: 14931
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Click to report rating    9/3/07   5     4     5     4     4   This camp is great! i usually hate camps but this was the most non camp camp experience ever! after three weeks you may think you want to come home.. but once you leave you just want to come back. i love love love this place. i got really close with all the girls in my cabin, even with the counselors. we were like a family. its an experience i will NEVER forget, and its probably the best thing that has ever happened to me! I <3 FWF!!! RID: 14854
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Click to report rating    8/19/07   5     5     5     5     5   I attended this camp as well as worked as a staff member, and I can say without reservation that you cannot pick a better place for your child. The camp is for, about and geared to your child. The staff's only goal is to make sure your child has a wonderful camp experience. The program is the ultimate in camp, YOUR CHILD CHOOSES THEIR PROGRAM! If you want your child to begin to learn independence, what could be better than having your child choose their own activities? The food is varied and interesting, and despite other opinions, the staff IS well trained in helping with homesickness. Send your child, you will not be disappointed. RID: 14218
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Click to report rating    7/25/07   5     4     4     3     5   This was my first year sleaping away from home and I am happy I did it at French Woods. I am very interested in theatre so it was the perfect place. There were great opurtunities in almost every type of theatre. I made great friends and also met a lot of people from foreign countries. All my counselors in my cabin were from Austrailia.The food here was ok you will try something new, believe me. The reason I made personal attention my lowest rating is because there are a lot of kids and if you don't get one of the main roles in the show sometimes the director doesn't really see you. On the other hand in my cabin my counselors were always there for me. I would strongly reccomend going her because it's a great place with great people. I LOVE FRENCHWOODS!!!! RID: 13260
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Click to report rating    7/16/07   5     4     5     5     5   My kids went to French Woods this year for the first time. They are very different children, and both had what they said was the "best summer of their lives". The camp really gives the child the opportunity to explore their individual interests. My son loves sports. He played baseball every day, and dallied in tennis, waterfront, basketball as well as doing a show and loving the magic program. My daughter loved horseback riding, gymnastics, and of course acting. My daughter said that when she was at camp she was always happy, always busy, and always smiling. What more could I ask for?! They will both be returning to camp next year for 6 weeks! RID: 13022
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Click to report rating    6/3/07   5     5     5     5     5   anyone interested in performing arts must look into french woods. its a great place to act, and have fun doing it. it is not very structured, it is great if that is what you are looking for. there is no program like it, and no place like. french woods will always be a part of my life. RID: 11446
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Click to report rating    5/5/07   4     4     4     4     4   FWF if my LIFE!!! i am sooo excited to go back this summer!!! i go for 2 sessions and i NEVER want to go home!! it is my summer home and i could never be anywhere else..IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR AN UNFORGETTABLE SUMMER...COME TO FWF! you make your best friends...and it is so much fun! i will always treasure my times at FWF...i miss my campiess <3 RID: 10502
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Click to report rating    4/5/07   5     5     5     5     5   Many parents send their children away for a summer with the intent of 3-9 weeks for "parenting vacation." Well, I assure you FWF is the best place to send any child interested in expanding their minds, honing their talents, creating, but most importantly; becoming a more confident, self-aware individual...and being surrounded by the most supportive and loving fellow campers and staff. As a former French Woods camper, I can comofortably state that FWF has shaped me into a person I am proud of, a more open-minded individual. There, I learned to grow as a performer; learning all of the aspects of theater, involving myself with their superior Orchestra, flying on the trapeeze...and meeting the most amazing people I would never have met otherwise. I love this place, and I bet your children would too, I urge any parent looking for an arts camp to look no further, at FWF there is a place for every child <33 Thank you Ron, for giving me the best summers of my life! RID: 9450
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Click to report rating    4/1/07   5     5     5     5     5   french woods is soo amazing. ron and isaac really make dreams come true there...it's really to amazing to even describe. i love it there and it will be my second home forever!! RID: 9345
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Click to report rating    3/26/07   5     5     5     5     5   I went to FWF for 8 summers including being a CIT, and counselor the last years... this was back in the 80's. The friendships I made there I still have to this day. FW is a wonderful place to let your kids experience supervised independence and the friends they make may last a lifetime. Thanks Ron & Isaac for many wonderful years. And I will be sending my kids there when they are old enough! RID: 8975
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Click to report rating    3/12/07   3     4     5     5     4   my faovirte place ever! Im going back for my 4 year this year and i cant wait! I dont like the girls counslers most of the time, some of them are nice but it seems that the girls are more strict then the boys. the shows there are amazing and u make the best friends ever! im still friends with some of the kids in my bunk from 4 years ago! RID: 8567
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Click to report rating    11/22/06   5     5     5     5     5   fwf is my seconh home. this year was my 4th year and i honestly never wanted to leave. i cried for days after i left. i met so many amazing people. at this camp, everyone is accepted for who they are, and no one makes anyone change. the theatre program is great, and there are a million amazing shows that go on. there are sports, too. even though this is a performing arts camp, i had friends who didn't do anything at camp that had to do with theater. there is no pressure. everyone there supports each other. the food is great. the staff is funny and nice. the facilities are clean. Frenchwoods is definitly my favorite place in the world. i couldn't imagine my life without it. i recommend this camp 100%. RID: 5226
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Click to report rating    11/22/06   5     5     5     5     5   frenchwoods festival is the equivalent of my life. i could never imagine going to any other camp. I've made some amazing friends there. The theatre program is incredible. the food is great and the staff is very friendly. everyone is accepted no matter what. i've gone to this camp for 4 years and each year i had the best time. i really think that you should choose this camp. RID: 5204
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Click to report rating    11/18/06   3     4     5     5     5   I loved French Woods when I went there...The only thing I really didn't like is the favoritism, but that's in all of life I Guess. RID: 5089
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Click to report rating    11/15/06   5     5     5     4     5   french woods is my second home. i've made amazing friends and the camp itself is amazing. french woods is the best place ever. the end. RID: 5020
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Click to report rating    11/8/06   5     4     5     5     4   French Woods, as sappy as it sounds is my second home. I absolutly love it there. I miss it soo much and can not wait to go back for year number 5. The staff is fantastic, the bunks and not so fantastic, but i would spend 12 months there in a heartbeat. There is no sense of aleination or anything of the sort at FWF. You sit down in the audience at a performance and you think your watching a Broadway play. FWF is THE best camp experience a young performer can get. RID: 4733
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Click to report rating    10/28/06   5     5     5     5     5   THIS CAMP IS THE BEST PLACE ON EARTH I HAVE BEEN GOIN FOR 8 goin on to 9 years and i love it so much it is life i have met so many cool people and i still stay in touch with themm.. RID: 4401
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Click to report rating    9/14/06   5     5     5     5     3   French Woods is one of the best things I've ever done my whole life!!! I made tons of friends there and the cool thing is they live everywhere you can imagine. Arizona Pennsylvania new York Connecticut calfornia and tons of other places 2 it really was just sooooooo amazing! i especially loved: tubing, banana boating, going on the high trapeze(sooooo fun) and hanging out with my friends! its really great also because every night there is a fun activity like a kewl concert or big game or dance to go to! also they have canteen every night so you can chill and hang out with ur friends! the acting singing and dancing are great at french woods and also th sports and art sections . french woods is just sooooooooooo kewl bcus they hav evrything u could possibly ever want to learn or do. you can experiment every day with new things in ur minors and also hav three majors which r always the same! to sum it all up. there's no place like French Woods. I <33 it! RID: 3167
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Click to report rating    8/27/06   2     3     3     2     2   We were very disappointed in FWF after our children went there for 3 weeks this summer. It is very loosely supervised. The counselors are not well trained in comforting homesick kids or in creatively distracting them. Our son's counselors "playfully" referred to the boys in the bunk as "shitheads" and worse. Our kids were exposed to some really inappropriate stuff thanks to the older (teenage) campers there. The camp offers "tutoring" for those kids who need to do some summer work. We were assured there would be qualified high school students to monitor their work and be available to answer questions. There was no one at all available. Instead, the kids were shown to a room off the lounge where they worked on the floor with teenagers sleeping nearby. Apparently, a lot of cursing went on in all quarters on a daily basis. Not only were we sorely disappointed, we feel we were misled by the camp's brochures, management and head counselors. RID: 2461
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Click to report rating    7/22/06   5     5     5     5     5   I went in 1982-1986. I loved every bit of it and found that French Woods will always be a part of me today. I hope to send my children there one day. RID: 1535
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Click to report rating    7/16/06   5     5     5     4     5   Just got back from visitng weekend at this camp and all I can say is...WOW!!! Really...WOW! The circus was not-to-be-believed, the shows were top notch and the staff members were all incredible. These are not inexperienced couselors who get thrown into new areas to teach. these are professionals of the highest caliber who WANT to be here, summer after summer...and their professionalism and instructional skills shine through. This is a place where children of diverse backgrounds with diverse interests all work beautifully together. Thanks Ron & Isaac for giving our daughter the summer of her life. We'll definitely be back! RID: 1422
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Click to report rating    5/24/06   5     5     5     5     5   Beautiful, well maintained facility with LOADS of activities to choose from. And that's that's the beauty...YOU get to choose! You pick three majors that you keep the whole session & three minors, which change each day, so you can really mix it up. GREAT for theater lovers...but also has music, circus, skateboard park, horseback riding, rock climbing, tennis...you name it. Each session is 3 weeks long. RID: 426
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