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GENERAL CAMP FAQ's

 

 

Q: Can I talk to a parent or camper that has been to camp before?

A: Yes, call the camp office at 814-349-5633 and we will give names and phone numbers of previous campers and parents that would love to talk to you about their camp experience. You can also read some letters we have received by CLICKING HERE.

Q: How much does it cost? What does that price include?

A:  The price includes the following while you are here; food, lodging, instruction, and a whole lot of fun! The only things that are not included are horseback riding, spending money for the Camp Store (Canteen), and the Bike/Skate Shop. We recommend children bring between $50.00 - $100.00 for their camp bank. Click here for the RATES AND DATES

Q: What is a camp bank?

A: Our camp bank works just like a bank account. Each child receives a number that is their bank account for the week. We take their money at registration to start their account, and they can spend their money as they please. They are able to take out small amounts of pocket change for sodas and arcade games. This system helps prevent theft and loss. The children do not have to carry any cash on them, we keep it safe for them. At the end of the week, anything they do not spend, they get returned.

Q: Where do the campers stay?

A: The campers stay in cabins with approximately 16 other campers around the same age. The children may request to stay with their friends. We will do our best to put the campers together. Each cabin has a counselor that is at least 18 years old.

Q: How old do you have to be to attend Camp?

A: The vast majority of our campers are between the ages of 7 - 18.  We happily accept adult campers, who must submit to a background check and will be housed separately from the younger campers.

Q: Can anyone between the ages of 7 and 18 attend?

A: Yes, all people are welcome to attend our programs and use our camp regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin, or disability. If you have a disability and feel you need assistance or further information, Please call Russ at 814-349-5633.

Q: What should be brought to camp?

A: Once you become a registered camper, we will send you a suggested list of what to bring. Remember to bring your helmet, elbow and knee pads. All campers should remember to bring a pillow, towels, and bedding or a sleeping bag. Please mark all your clothing using your first and last name, with a permanent marker. Lost and found items are easier to find and return with names on them.

Q: Do you have to be a certain skill level to attend camp?

A: No, each session we get all ability levels from beginner to advanced. We evaluate the campers on Sunday to place them into groups with campers of the same ability level; This allows campers in the same group to learn and work on the same or similar skills.

Q: What is the camper to instructor ratio?

A: There are  about 12 campers in each group with one instructor. The class size varies slightly each week according to the number of campers for each sport.

Q: When can I sign up?

A: You can sign up through our online registration process by CLICKING HERE.  There is no deadline to register - However sessions fill on a first come first served basis so it is important to register as soon as possible. As long as there is space available we will accept applications until the day a session begins.

Q: What time can campers arrive at camp?

A: Campers arrive Sunday between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. for registration. Camp ends the following SATURDAY, check out time is 9:00 a.m.

Q: May I use my credit card to pay for camp?

A: Yes, our online registration process makes it simple for you to pay for camp using your credit/debit card.  Please click on the "register for camp" button to start this process.

Q: If I cancel do I get my deposit back?

A: After April 1st, there is NO REFUND OF REGISTRATION FEES. Please read the refund policy in the brochure carefully.

Q: Can parents come and visit?

A: Yes, all parents and visitors must first sign-in at the camp office. Since we are a private camp, we are not open to the public.

Q: What will the children eat at camp?

A: All meals are included in the camp fees. Hot breakfast entrees are complemented by a cold cereal, bagel, and fruit bar. Along with two lunch and dinner entrees are soup, salad, potato, or pasta bar, desert, and drinks. The outdoor grills allow campers to enjoy their choice of hamburgers, veggie burgers, hot dogs and chicken fajitas, during lunch and dinners.

Q: What do you sell in the Camp Store?

A: The Camp Store sells necessities such as toothpaste, stamps, batteries, and postcards. The store also has snacks, such as pizza, soda, ice cream, pretzels, chips, and candy. Campers may also purchase Woodward apparel including leotards, shorts, T-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, etc. Go-kart, Paint Ball and Horseback riding tickets may also be purchased in the store.

Q: Is there anything else to do besides my childs camp program?

A: Yes, we have a wide variety of extracurricular activities, these include; horseback riding, go-karts, arts and crafts, photography, rockwall, ropes course, paintball, and swimming. There is an additional charge for paintball and per ride for horseback riding and go-karts. Please see our camp Recreational page by CLICKING HERE.

Q: Where can parents stay in the area when they come to drop off or pick up their children?

Locally:

Inglebean Coffee House - (814) 349-4898

Woodward Crossings - (814) 349-4484

Centre Mills B&B - (814) 349-8000

(From the West)- 45 min
Day Inn - State College - 1 (570)-523-1171
Holiday Inn Express - State College -1 (814)-867-1800

Hampton Inn - State College - 1(814)-231-1899

Ramada Conference Center Hotel - State College - (814) 238-3001

Central Pennsylvania Convention and Visitors Bureau
State College, Pennsylvania
Toll Free:  800 358-5466
Phone:  (814) 231-1400
www.visitpennstate.org

(From the East) - 45 Min
Hampton Inn - Lewisburg- 570-522-8500
Days Inn - Lewisburg-  (570) 522-8500
Best Western - Lewisburg- (570) 524-5500
Comfort Inn - Lewisburg - (570)-568-8000

Susquehanna River Valley Visitors Bureau
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
Toll Free:  800 525-7320
Phone:  (570) 524-7234
info@VisitCentralPA.org
www.VisitCentralPA.org

Q: Can I call and talk to someone in the camp office?

A: Yes, the phone number is 814-349-5633. The camp office is open Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm during the fall, winter, and spring months. During the summer our office is open everyday from 9:00am to 10:00pm. (EST)

Q: Why can't my 9 year old stay in a cabin with his 12 year old brother?

A: In over 40 years of experience we have found that 7-9 year olds do better when housing is separate from older campers. We can give more appropriate care to the younger camper when housed with other younger campers. Don't worry, your children are not far apart and will have the opportunity to spend plenty of time together each day.

Q: How does camp handle prescription medications?

A: Our medical staff will collect and dispense the medications your child brings to camp as directed.

Q: What should I do if my child gets homesick?

A: Do not be alarmed if your child gets homesick since homesickness is very normal for campers of all ages. First, tell them you love them, and that their feelings are perfectly normal. Then encourage them to go to their counselor and tell them how they are feeling. Counselors are trained how to deal with homesickness and are used to handling such cases. If progress is not made at this point please call the Housing director at 814-349-5633. We encourage you to work through our office rather than trying to mend things over the phone lines with your child. This is difficult to go through as a parent, but we will do all we can to see that your child leaves camp with a positive experience.

Q: How old do you have to be to work at Woodward Camp?

A: You have to be 18 years old to work at Woodward Camp. If you are interested in a position please contact the camp office for further details or see the Web Site section on jobs available. If you are interested in working at Woodward Camp, please see our Employment page for positions and requirements.

 

 

 

ACTION SPORTS FAQ's

 

 

Q: What pro's will be there this summer?

A: The pro's vary from week to week. We usually get their schedules sometime in May. You may want to call the week before you are scheduled for camp to find out. Please see the list of previous years Visiting Pro's by clicking your sport.  SKATEBOARDING , BMX, INLINE, SCOOTER, SNOWBOARD AND SKI, PARKOUR

Q: What is the camper to instructor ratio?

A: There are around 10-12 campers per instructor in action sports instruction.

Q: What do you sell in the Shop?

A: The Bike/Skate Shop sells a full stock of parts you may need to fix your bike, skateboard, inline skates, or scooter in case they break while you are here.  We also carry stickers, hats, T-shirts, sweatshirts, and safety gear.

Q: Who are the instructors?

A: The children will be taught by our visiting pros and amateurs, returning staff members, and new staff members.

 

 

 

GYMNASTICS PROGRAM FAQ's

 

 

Q: What Olympians and VIP's will be at camp this summer?

A: We usually get their schedules sometime in May. You may want to call or check the website closer to the time you are to come for the current  Olympian schedule.


You can find the currently scheduled Olympians by CLICKING HERE

Q: Who are the instructors?

A: The campers will be taught by gymnastics instructors, college coaches, college gymnasts, private gym school owners/directors/staff and current/former Olympians.

Q: What should be brought to camp?

A: Once you become a registered camper you will be emailed a suggested packing list. Remember to bring your work out clothes, leotards and grips as well as towels, a pillow and bedding or sleeping bag. Please mark all your clothing using your first and last name, with a permanent marker. Lost and found items are easier to find and return with names on them.

Q: Do you have to be a certain skill level to attend camp?

A: No, each session has all ability levels from beginner to elite. We evaluate the campers on Sunday to place them into groups with campers of the same ability level; This allows campers in the same group to learn and work on the same or similar skills

Q: What is the camper to instructor ratio?

A: There are 8 campers per 1 instructor.

Q: What is the typical daily schedule for my child?

7:00 am - Rise and Shine!  Clean Cabins
7:30 am - 8:45 am - Breakfast
9:00 am - 11:30 am - Morning classes or Open Workout, Arts and Crafts , Digital Lab, Ropers Course, Rockwall, Horseback riding, B-boy, Paintball, or Recording Studio
11:30 am- 1:00 pm - Lunch and leisure Time..
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm -  Occasional demo or Afternoon clinic
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm - Afternoon classes OR open workout, arts and crafts, digital lab, ropes course, rockwall, horseback riding, B-boy, Paintball, or Recording Studio.
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm - Dinner and Leisure time
6:45 pm - 8:30 pm - Evening open workout
8:45 pm - 10:00 pm - Recreation Activity
10:30 pm - 11:00 pm -  Prepare for bed
11:00 pm - Lights Out

 

 

 

CHEER PROGRAM FAQ's

 

 

Q: Does my cheerleader have to come with a team?

A: No. Many of our cheerleaders come as individuals, but you always have the option of coming with your teammates or friends from another team.

Q: What advantages are available when bringing an entire team?

A: If you bring a team of 20 or more, your team gets extra time in the gym including private tumble/stunt sessions with the staff of your choice, a pizza party, team t-shirts, your team's picture in the brochure, and other benefits.  Please contact the office for more information on bringing your entire team!  814.349.5633

Q: How do campers practice stunting?

A: While Woodward's Cheer Program focuses mainly on tumbling, it also uses different pieces of equipment while applying progressive drills and techniques to teach the stunting aspect of cheer.  Twisting belts, resi work, and trampolines, along with the skilled knowledge of our staff, combine to provide a curriculum designed to teach aerial awareness and flexibility required by today's cheerleaders.  Whether you are a base, flyer, or brand new to the sport, any individual or team can learn the fundamentals of stunting with our unique program.  Participants will utilize Woodward's adapted stunt program during mandatory practices.  Those interested in traditional stunting with a group of 4 will be assisted during open gym times working in a group of their choosing.  Woodward is not responsible for constructing stunt groups.

Q: Who are the instructors?

A: The campers are taught by cheer instructors, college coaches, college cheerleaders, private gym school owners/directors/staff and current/former Olympians.

Q: What should be brought to camp?

A: Once you become a registered camper we will send you a suggested list of what to bring. Remember to bring your work out clothes as well as towels, a pillow and bedding or sleeping bag. Please mark all your clothing using your first and last name, with a permanent marker. Lost and found items are easier to find and return with names on them.

Q: Do you have to be a certain skill level to attend camp?

A: No, each session has all ability levels from beginner to elite. We evaluate the campers on Sunday to place them into groups with campers of the same ability level; This allows campers in the same group to learn and work on the same or similar skills

Q: What is the camper to instructor ratio?

A: There are 8 campers per 1 instructor.

Q: What is the typical daily schedule for my child?

7:00 am - Rise and Shine!  Clean Cabins
7:30 am - 8:45 am - Breakfast
9:00 am - 11:30 am - Morning classes or Open Workout, Arts and Crafts, Build a Bow, Digital Lab, Ropers Course, Rockwall, Horseback riding, B-boy, Paintball, or Recording Studio
11:30 am- 1:00 pm - Lunch and leisure Time..
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm -  Occasional demo or Afternoon clinic
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm - Afternoon classes OR open workout, arts and crafts, Build a Bow, digital lab, ropes course, rockwall, horseback riding, B-boy, Paintball, or Recording Studio.
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm - Dinner and Leisure time
6:45 pm - 8:30 pm - Evening open workout
8:45 pm - 10:00 pm - Recreation Activity
10:30 pm - 11:00 pm -  Prepare for bed
11:00 pm - Lights Out

 

 

 

DIGITAL MEDIA PROGRAM FAQ's

 

 

Q: Do I get to ride?

Yes, Digital Media Camp (DMC) is the best of both worlds. If your into action sports and love video production, digital photography, graphic arts, or music recording you will get the most out of your Woodward experience. This is summer camp, not school, so all activities outside of your instructional period are available to you.

Q: What should I bring?

Video Production: Video camera, capture cables, camera bag, batteries, charger, and a tripod are recommended.   If you plan on taking part in any of the action sports you will need your Bike, Skateboard, Inline Skates, Scooter and all protective gear.

Photography Camp: DSLR camera, battery chargers, extra batteries, tripod, and proper carrying case are all recommended.  If you plan on taking part in any of the action sports you will need your Bike, Skateboard, Inline Skates, Scooter and all protective gear.

Music Recording Camp: Musical instrument (if you have one), lyrics (singer/songwriter), a padlock for your locker, and a hard drive or thumb drive with a minimum of 16GBof storage to take your projects home.  If you plan on taking part in any of the action sports you will need your Bike, Skateboard, Inline Skates, Scooter and all protective gear.

Q: What if I'm not into any of the action sports?

Many campers who are only interested in digital media attend Woodward each week. The facilities, instructors and talent at Camp Woodward are unprecedented. Our 5,000 square foot Digital Media Studio is equipped with iMac computers, green screen studio, professional lighting and even a hair and makeup department as well.  Add the best action sports athletes and gymnasts into the mix and the possibilities are endless.  You have hundreds of people at your disposal to create whatever it is you can dream of.  If that isn't enough Woodward boasts amazing traditional summer camp recreational activites.  Check out the recreation section of our website for more details.

Q: Do I need to have experience with digital media?

No, you do not need experience. Interest is the only requirement to sign up for our programs.

Q: How do I get an internship?

Apply for an internship by filling out a job application.  We award internships based on experience in your chosen digital media field.

Tips on getting noticed include attaching a resume and links to your current work.  If we don't have access to your current work your application will be held until we do.

Download a Job Application by Clicking Here.

Q: What if I already know a lot about my digital media field?  Is it worth it to sign up?

Here at Woodward Camp each program caters to improving your work.  It is always worth it to get hands on experience from the professionals that are actively working in the industry.  Our instructors and staff are prepared to educate and inspire on every level.

Q: What Digital Media Professionals will be at camp?

Click here to view the Digital Media Visiting Guests.

Q: Will my equipment be safe?

We recommend that you invest in a locking carrying case.  You can store your equipment in the Digital Media Lab where there are lockers on hand. Please bring a combo lock or purchase one in our canteen.  Your equipment is always your responsibility and Woodward assumes no risk in any circumstance.

Q: Who are the instructors?

A: Digital Media Campers will be taught by those that are currently working in the action sports industry.  Top Filmmakers (worldwide) will be on hand to share their knowledge with you.

Q: What should be brought to camp?

A: Once you become a registered camper you will have access to a suggest packing list. Remember to bring your helmet, elbow and knee pads if you are interested in action sports. All campers should remember to bring a pillow, towels, and bedding or a sleeping bag. Please mark all your clothing using your first and last name, with a permanent marker. Lost and found items are easier to find and return with names on them.

Q: Do you have to be a certain skill level to attend camp?

A: No, each session we get all ability levels from beginner to advanced.

Q: What is the camper to instructor ratio?

A: In the digital media program there are about 7 campers to 1 instructor.  The class size varies slightly each week according to the number of campers.

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