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America’s Top Teen-Only Summer Camp

French Woods Sports and Arts Center (FWC) is America’s Top Teen-Only Summer Camp. We are located in Hancock, New York only 2.5 hours from New York City. Campers ages 12-17 have the option of an affordable 2, 4, 6, 8, or 10-week session. Campers come from all over the USA and abroad with a variety of interests. FWC provides the summer of a lifetime in a safe, supportive, supervised and age-appropriate environment.

  • Teen Only

    Age-appropriate programming specifically designed for campers ages 12-17.

  • Fully Elective

    Campers choose their own schedule from a range of traditional and non-traditional activities.

  • Flexible Dates

    Affordable 2-week sessions can be combined in any way up to 10-weeks.

  • Premier Facilities

    Wifi and air-conditioned/heated facilities all year round.

Since 2015

A Unique Camp Experience

Our fully elective program was designed and implemented at French Woods almost 50 years ago. We are masters of elective and creative programming, can work with any camper no matter what their interest or skill level is, and pride ourselves on offering each camper a unique individual camping experience.

Create Your Own Schedule

Our major and minor option gives campers the ability to mix concentration, experimentation, fun, recreation, and exploration. Each camper is encouraged and supported to realize and surpass their full potential in their chosen activity areas.

My daughter truly enjoyed her time at French Woods Sports & Arts this summer. She came home with a new camp vocabulary, wonderful memories and an unforgettable experience. She made new friends, disconnected from her devices, and explored new sports and activities she never would have had the opportunity to do at home. Her time at camp has allowed her to grow, to step outside of her comfort zone, to develop a deeper appreciation for personal connections and to enjoy the simple pleasures that good times and good people bring.

Jasmine Parent

I want to thank you and your amazing team for the wonderful experience our daughter had at camp. Those four weeks have had a huge impact on her and she’s become more confident, organized, caring, respectful, responsible and the list goes on. As she said, she’s had “the time of her life”.

Mónica & Douglas Parents

Thank you for a wonderful experience my kids had during this summer’s session 4. I’m truly amazed how huge influence it had on them. They can’t stop talking about it and for sure they are planning to come back next summer!

Please continue to do all you and your family is doing, to make it possible for teens to grow, learn, explore and meet other kids from all around the world.
Joanna Parent

My first summer as a staff member at French Woods Sports and Arts was, and forever will be, the best experience of my life. Not a day goes by that I don’t think about it- I made lifelong friends from all over the world, met the most amazing kids, and gained so many new skills and confidence; all while doing what I love and being the happiest I’ve ever been. It is truly unmissable.

Eve Staff

Since my daughter stepped off of French Woods Sports and Arts Center property after a month of being a first-year camper there, there has been nothing she holds in higher regard than her time there. She says, “It’s the only place where I really feel comfortable being me!” The worst part of CV-19 for her was not being able to attend camp in Summer 2020. These days you will often hear her in the house remarking, “I miss camp!” French Woods Sports and Arts is where your child can grow, learn, thrive, and just have a great time.

Brian Parent

French Woods is truly one of the most amazing places in the world. As a former camper, CIT, and now staff member, FWC is my second home. Camp is an incredible place to grow, learn, have fun, explore, and be yourself. Being a camper and counselor both brought me the confidence to try new things, helped me step outside my comfort zone, and shaped me into the person I am today.

Cassidy Staff

Best camp ever. People from all around the world are welcomed, you make a lot of friends, there’s wifi so you can keep in touch with your family and share your experience at any time.

Estelle Camper

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View of the lake at French Woods Sports & Arts Center