At Adirondack Woodcraft Camps our mission is to help young people grow in courage, build resilience, and see the natural world and fellow friend with caring eyes. Since 1925, summer campers from around the United States and overseas have come to Woodcraft to slow down, open up, and explore.
The atmosphere at Adirondack Woodcraft Camps is non-competitive, warm & fun. We're all family here. Woodcraft is small by design; everyone knows each other by the second day! When you ask Woodcrafters what they love most about camp they will tell you they love the sense of freedom they feel while they explore and learn in the great outdoors and enjoy the company of great friends among the peace and beauty in this special Adirondack setting.
Wondering what the Woodcraft in Adirondack Woodcraft Camps means?! Woodcraft refers to an old term for skills related to living and thriving in the woods!
Leadership Team: Doug & Christina Bartlett are the camp owners and directors. They live at camp full time with their three children. They each have 20 plus years of experience operating and directing camps for other private owners and non-profit organizations including: The Orme School & Summer Camp, Camp Jeanne d’Arc, Telluride Academy, Fleur de Lis Camp, Buckley Country Day Camp, and LakeView Day Camp. Doug holds a degree in Recreation Management and is a volunteer firefighter. Christina holds a M.S. in Counseling Psychology and is a certified guidance counselor. Together they provide training for a select group of qualified staff. The staff is a mix of college aged and working professionals most of which are educators. Doug & Christina are energetic, loving, “hands-on” camp directors who work together with their staff to create a safe and caring camp community every day.
Setting: Adirondack Woodcraft Camps offers unique access to untouched wilderness right out its cabin doors with direct access to two private unspoiled lakes where campers swim, boat and explore. The Moose River is a walk through the camp's woods away and offers incredible views and paddling with only the rush of water & beavers and otters to keep them company. With 500 miles of trails bordering our 250 acre property, campers can enjoy endless hiking and biking directly from the camp property.
Living: Woodcraft’s buildings are rustic and beautiful Adirondack style cabins with a wooden exterior and red tin roofs. The camp dining hall and long house have full log ceilings with post and beam construction and floor to ceiling stone fireplaces. Our youngest campers live in one larger cabin with bathrooms. As campers grow older, they move to divisions with individual cabins for 4-6 campers and one counselor with shared bathhouses next door.