The Camp is owned by the Leach family. Jack Leach, who was Superintendent of the Town of Webb Schools in nearby Old Forge purchased the camp in 1976. Today, it is still a family operation as John and Tim Leach, Chris Derrick, and Allison Eldridge, all educators, maintain a camp style that is still familiar to older alumni. 

Woodcraft is a part of both John and Tim's lives. They live in homes on the camp property all year, ski its wooded trails in the winter and watch over the grounds when campers are away. John raised his children as part of the Woodcraft family and taught elementary school in the Town of Webb School system until he retired in 2012.  Tim has taught social studies and English at the Town of Webb School since 2005.  Chris and Allison were both longtime campers who became counselors.  Allison is now the Program Director and Chris works as an Assistant Director.  Both have more than 15 years of experience at Woodcraft and are school teachers in the off-season. 

 

Sadly, Dave Leach passed away in the spring of 2015.  Dave moved back home in the late 70's with his wife Lesley to help direct Adirondack Woodcraft Camps with his brother John.  Dave was an inspiration to all and everybody who had a chance to meet him was a better person for it. 

 

The family history and commitment to the camp is an important part of the Woodcraft's sense of place. This is a family’s place, and a family of educators. When you come to Adirondack Woodcraft Camps you’re welcomed into that family.