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Alumni Spotlight – Diane Belcher & Shelby Harris

Diane and Shelby at the 95th Celebration! Diane Belcher and Shelby Harris are proud Woodstocker Alums who met at Camp Woodstock in 1989 and are happy to remain great friends in Boston to this day!  Diane started at Woodstock in 1980 as a Nipmunk.  After 2 weeks, she called her parents to see if she could stay for 2 more weeks and she went on to be a regular 3rd and 4th session camper. Diane became an LIT and then came back as a 2nd year LIT (What we currently [...]

2018-04-25T17:14:30-04:00February 25th, 2018|Categories: Alumni|

Give the Gift of Camp

This past summer was a milestone at Camp Woodstock, we celebrated our 95th Anniversary! We continue to provide long-lasting and life-changing experiences to our campers. Over 180 kids in need had the opportunity to attend camp in 2017 and this was possible due to your valuable generosity, continued support, and time, THANK YOU!!! As many of you know, YMCA Camp Woodstock is an incredible place that has a lasting impact on each person who visits. Some of you may be alumni, who know first-hand the invaluable influence that just one session at [...]

2018-03-06T17:37:08-05:00January 18th, 2018|Categories: Strong Kids Campaign|

Alumni Spotlight – John Healy & Bill Parkman

Camp Woodstock alumni John Healy (70's - 80's) and Bill Parkman (60's - 90's) both started at Woodstock as campers and worked their way up to support staff. Bill also became the full-time caretaker of camp in the early 80's. We were happy to welcome both John and Bill back to camp at the 95th Celebration in June. John is currently enjoying his role as the Director of Exercises and Assessments for U.S. European Command. As a Brigadier General in the Air Force, John and his wife Catherine are living [...]

2018-03-06T17:25:47-05:00January 17th, 2018|Categories: Alumni|

Celebrating 95 Years in the Pines of Woodstock

Over 200 Woodstockers came to camp for the 95th Anniversary Celebration June 16th - 18th. Alumni from the 1950s-2016 brought their loved ones, including many future Woodstockers, to experience camp, some for the first time. It was a perfect weekend to gather, reminisce, and reconnect. Those who arrived on Friday night were greeted by rain, but it did little to diminish the Woodstock Spirit. Upon arrival, Woodstockers made their way to the twinkling lights of  Pop's Lodge to get their cabin assignments, roast marshmallows, and find old friends. Just like [...]

2018-03-06T17:11:14-05:00October 26th, 2017|Categories: Camp Updates|

Exciting Changes for Summer 2018

Yurt Village Expands! Grants totaling $90,000 have been awarded to Camp Woodstock to expand the very popular Yurt Village. Executive Director Anthony Gronski and longtime Woodstock volunteer Carey Greene teamed up to write several grant applications that have been instrumental in creating a series of strategic changes for 2018 and beyond. A $45,000 grant from YUSA was matched by a grant from the Rorabach Fund which together has provided the funds necessary to construct an additional Yurt as well as expand the Yurt Bath House to accommodate the increase in Yurt [...]

2019-12-06T17:35:51-05:00October 25th, 2017|Categories: Camp Updates|

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

2017-10-02T13:12:32-04:00June 19th, 2017|Categories: Camp Updates|