Q: How much does it cost? What does that price include?
A: The price includes everything while you are here; food, lodging, instruction, and a whole lot of fun! The only things that are not included are horseback riding, Go-Karts, paintball and 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.
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Q: What is a camp bank?
A: Our camp bank works just like a bank account. Each camper 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 campers do not have to carry any cash on them. We keep it safe for them, and 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: Why can't my 9 year old stay in a cabin with her 12 year old sister?
A: With over 40 years of experience we have found that 7-9 year olds do better when housing is separate from older girls. We can give more appropriate care to the younger campers 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. Please see our Youth Camp page.
Q: What Olympians will be there 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: 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. (For all other questions anyone in the office can help you)
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, 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: 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 9:00 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 easy to pay for camp with your debit/credit card. Please click the "register for camp" button on our home page in order to start the 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, dessert, and drinks. The outdoor grills allow campers to enjoy their choice of hamburgers, veggie burgers, hot dogs and chicken fajitas, during lunch and dinner.
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, Paintball and Horseback riding tickets may also be purchased in the store.
Q: Is there anything else to do besides gymnastics?
A: Yes, we have a wide variety of extracurricular activities, these include; horseback riding, go-karts, paintball, arts and crafts, photography, rockwall, ropes course, swimming, and a recording studio. There is an additional charge per ride for horseback riding, go-karts, and paintball. Please see our Recreation page by CLICKING HERE.
Q: Where can parents stay in the area when they come to drop off or pick up their children?
Inglebean Coffee House - (814) 349-4898
Woodward Crossings - (814) 349-4484
A: There are a few local Hotels and Bed & Breakfasts that we recommend.
The following is a list of the places closest to us:
(From the West)- 45 min
Day Inn - State College - 1800 258 3297
Holiday Inn Express - State College -1814-867-1800
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
(From the East) - 45 Min
Hampton Inn - Lewisburg- 570-522-8500
Days Inn - Lewisburg- (570) 523-1171
Best Western - Lewisburg- (570) 524-5500
Comfort Inn - Lewisburg - (570)-568-8000
Susquehanna River Valley Visitors Bureau
Toll Free: 1-800 525-7320
Phone: (570) 524-7234
For up-to-date listing call our main office.
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 (EST) during the fall, winter, and spring months. During the summer our office is open everyday from 9:00am to 10:00pm. (EST)
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. Our junior staff are required to be 16 years of age. 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 a position at Woodward Camp, please check out our Employment page for positions and requirements by CLICKING HERE.
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