My 12 year old daughter just returned from a 2 week stay at French Woods Sports & Art camp. I was very hesitant to send her almost 1,000 miles away (we live in Ky) for 2 weeks (she has NEVER been away that long). She has retuned happier and more confident than I've ever seen her!!! This is a girl who is normally very reserved and she has talked non-stop about all the great experiences and friends she has made from all over the world (she actually cried when she left- this is NOT like her, trust me)! She said the activities, classes and events were the best ever and she did things she would never do before!!! She adored her new friends, awesome counselors and all the fantastic staff!! She said she can't wait to go back next year!!!! Great job to Nigel and staff!!!
-VERY HAPPY daughter and happy parents in Ky
My two kids just finished the first session at French Woods Sports and Arts Center. We followed Nigel and Mallory here after an amazing experience last summer in Minnesota. Yesterday, when I met my kids at the airport, both said that they wished they could have stayed longer and were sad to leave camp. This is exactly what I wanted to hear -- we will for sure go back next year. The options for the various activities are endless, the grounds look beautiful and the staff couldn't be more fun and attentive to the campers. I HIGHLY recommend this camp!!
Sam and Hannah S.
The first time I heard about FWC, I was so excited. When I met Nigel, I was even more hyped. When I toured it, I couldn't wait anymore. When I arrived, I was about to explode. The staff are wonderful. From the first steps I took in which Patrick brought my bags to my bunk, I knew the staff were knowledgeable, unique, funny, and helpful. If the activity exists, it's likely at FWC. The kids are so nice. We had a great time, and shared so many awesome memories together. French Woods really is my home.
Finding French Woods Sports and Arts for my daughter this summer truly changed her life. The year before, she had a summer experience at a popular New England camp where her younger sister was going. Socially, having started at age 13, it was not as successful as we'd hoped. Something we knew might happen, but hoped wouldn't. My daughter wanted a summer camp experience and I truly wish we had known about camps for teens. Fast forward to my delight during a google search when I came upon French Woods Sports and Arts. Everything felt right about it. I trusted that being around other teens who were also just getting to know each other was the missing piece we didn't have the year before. My daughter spent 6 of the best weeks of her life there this summer. She met amazing friends from all over the US and the world (and thankfully a few very local as well), learned new skills (unicycling!), got more comfortable in her skin and was the happiest I've ever seen her. That's all we ever want for our kids. This September she began High School in a great place -- in large part to the amazing growth experience and confidence she gained while at French Woods. She went not knowing a soul, she came back with so many beautiful friendships. She can not wait for summer 2017! Thank you to Nigel and Mallory and the entire staff!
We visited the incredible facilities, met with Nigel and his exceptional team on drop-off day and immediately knew that we couldn't leave our kids in better hands. We were right - both our children (12 & 15) had the time of their lives and can't wait to be back. Be prepared for an explosion of enthusiasm as your kids tell you about their camp experience at Frenchwoods arts & sports and a few days of campsickness upon return. Thank you Nigel & crew !
My now 15&1/2yo son chose this camp for his first camp experience last year, and couldn't wait to get back this year. His nearly 13yo brother is also having the time of his life. Thank you, Nigel, Mallory, their counselors and teachers, and all the rest of the staff!!
Caroline and Nick N.
Love this camp! Had an awesome time can't wait to come back next year for more Beautiful Days In The State Of New York!
My daughter went to French Woods Sports and Arts reluctantly. After two weeks there, she didn't want to come home! She had an amazing time, she loved the counselors, she made great friends and she learned so much. Part of her initial reluctance was due to her celiac, and her dietary needs (gluten free). The chef 100% took care of her. All of her food was prepared separately, and she loved it. And more importantly, she never got sick. She can't wait to go back next year 💜
Camp was life changing for Sami. We live in a rural community in MN. where culture and diversity is limited. Camp allowed her to appreciate people for their differences. This is a lesson that will be with her for life. She now sees the world differently and without hesitation she will jump at the opportunity to travel and appreciate all walks of life. She made amazing friends and she stepped out of her comfort zone and tried new things. (Flying without lines) Sami holds her camp friendships, councilors, and Nigel and Mallory close to her heart everyday. I am forever grateful for this camp and for making such a difference in my daughters life.
Sami got sick while she was at camp. I was most impressed at how quickly they got her medical attention and most importantly back to camp activities.
My son Robert just came back from the 2nd session. He had such an amazing time. He met many new friends that he will keep in touch with. He says it's an awesome camp. He has never been away from home before and he was nervous but he came back more confident than I have ever seen him. Thank you so much for the amazing experience you gave him. He will be back!
I had the best time of life at FWC. I can't wait to go back this summer! The staff is amazing, the buildings are pristine and everyone is loving and excepting of everyone! Of course Nigel makes it so much better than other camps. For 1 he knows each camper by name, he is funny and you can't beat his breakfast wake! "It's a beautiful day in the state of New York"
Excellent staff and a beautiful facility! Call and within two rings Mallory or Nigel are answering and making you smile! Its truly a family atmosphere at FWC, and everyone is better for spending time there!
FRENCH WOODS IS THE BEST CAMP EVER!! they have everything you could ever want to do and the people there treat you like family!! - love Emma.
Nigel is THE Best Camp Director Ever and his family is AWESOME! He inspires his staff to deliver the best summer ever for each camper! Nigel's passion for camp reflects in the positive enriching summer camp experience every kid receives at FWC.
Thank you French Woods Sports and Arts Center, you really know how to make a teenage kids’ summer ROCK!
WOW what are amazing place. Can’t wait for summer 2016 and to be back in my happy place.
William came home with a HUGE smile. He found FWC awesome. He really enjoyed his time with the other campers from all over the USA and other countries. He talks about how great the counselors and activities were. Congratulations on a great summer and see you next summer.
Nigel, thank you very much for 3 incredible weeks that Alix and Mathilde spent at French Woods Sports and Arts. They both came home absolutely delighted. In particular they enjoyed the activities, but also the kindness of the counselors and how dynamic, positive and carefull they were. They appreciated every day at camp and took full advantage of the program you offer. A big thanks to you and your team and for taking such great care of my girls.
Alix and Mathilde C
Hi Nigel, Just wanted to send you a quick note to let you know that whatever you and your staff did this summer, it was incredible. Colin came home a positive, happy and focused kid. I simply don’t have words to express how much it means to me that he had such a life-changing summer experience. I’m grateful for everything you’ve done and are doing. I’m planning on sending Colin for 4 weeks next summer and will register before the early registration deadline.