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Summer 2017 Dance Themes

Session 1- Sweet Treats Vs. Fruits and Veggies: dress as your favorite fruit, vegetable, or candy Session 2 – Dinosaurs Session 3 – Product Characters: dress as a brand mascot; Mr. Clean, Tony the Tiger Session 4- Extinct Jobs: dress up like a job that is or is going extinct;  milk man, taxi driver ...
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95th Reunion Celebration, June 2017

You’re Invited! The Woodstock Board of Advisors would like to invite you to celebrate our 95th year. We’re calling on former campers, staff, board members, and other friends to join us for a weekend event at Camp Woodstock. Feel free to bring your family, significant other, or future Woodstockers to what we hope is our largest celebration to date ...
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We’re having a SCORCHER today!

Woah! The weather reports are for some serious heat today! Never fear, we'll still have fun in the Pines. We will be making sure all of our friends are SUPER hydrated and covered in sun lotion...and, as a special treat we are having a Morning Free Swim! Campers will get a chance to cool off in Black Pond twice today! We'll be bringing you photos of all the fun soon! Stay cool today! ...
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Staff Spotlight: Alissa S.

Meet Alissa, one of our amazing Senior Counselors at Camp Woodstock and most recent recipient of the Staff Creed Award. During her time on staff, Alissa has handled every curveball thrown out her with grace and integrity and we couldn't be more proud of her achievements. She credits former staff member Hannah Aitken for showing her the value of constantly improving, and she has made that commitment to improvement clear. She can be found doing anything and everything at camp, which is where she says she feels most at home and she feels she can better the world. Alissa says ...
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Staff Spotlight: Shane M.

Meet Shane, the Senior Counselor who was chosen to be the Reaper for Session 2 CHAOS! Now in this 6th summer at camp, this Fairfield, CT native showed his stuff this past session by always doing a great job with quiet grace. We are so lucky to have Shane here at Camp Woodstock! He comes back again and again because everyone here is friendly, but everyone at camp knows that they can always rely on Shane to be a friend too! Shane also says that he likes to be able to stretch himself and step outside of his comfort zone ...
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What is being an LIT All About (written with help from LITs)

Ever wonder what it's like to be an LIT at Camp Woodstock? We did too, so we asked some of our LIT friends to tell us what it's like....here's what they had to share. LIT stands for Leader In Training…and they are just that! The LIT program here at Camp Woodstock trains tomorrows leaders, whether that means they are the next generation of leaders here at camp or in their communities. They are spending a month at camp, which concludes at the end of this session. (Time flies!) Our LITs want you to know what the program is all about….in ...
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Staff Spotlight: Brenna H.

Meet Super Senior Counselor Brenna! This Winthrop, MA native is now in her 11th summer at Camp and was chosen to be The Reaper in Dayos this past week for her awesome work so far this summer. Over her time on staff, Brenna has proven to be an irreplaceable presence on camp and can always be spotted with some kind of cat apparel. When she is not at camp, Brenna is teaching preschool through Jumpstart as a volunteer while she studies special education at Wheelock College. Drawing inspiration from Sarah Bonner to always see the good in people and in herself, ...
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Staff Spotlight: Shannon H

Meet our Store Manager, Shannon. Now in her 9th summer at camp, you can find Shannon at the Trading Post or helping train our LITs to become lifeguards. Following the footsteps of her father, Shannon describes camp as her second home. She has met her best friends here and feels that this is where she can truly be herself. When she isn't at camp, Shannon is studying history and education at UConn. She is an active member of her sorority, where she spends a lot of time fundraising for EGPAF and Sharsheret. Shannon draws her inspiration from some of her ...
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Bunk1 Update

Greetings! We want to provide a preemptive update about our Bunk1 updates for tonight and tomorrow during the day. Today we have taken so many great pictures, but you will notice a brief hiatus in photos for our morning and afternoon. We will resume taking pictures at dinner tomorrow, and will make sure we keep you as up to date as possible! We appreciate your understanding, and we can't wait to bring you our next update! Thanks, Camp Woodstock's Public Relations Team ...
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Want to know more about our incredible staff?

Ever wonder how our program leader became program leader? Ever ask yourself how someone finds themselves as a CIT, JC, or senior counselor? We are pleased to share with you that we are starting a new feature...Staff Spotlight! Starting this Saturday, we will be sharing the stories of our staff, and why Camp is so special to them. Excited? We are too! ...
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