Summer Camp at Adirondack Woodcraft Camps: The Best Unplugged Gift Idea of the Holiday Season

Nov 19, 2019

Finding the right gift for kids can be challenging but there’s one that is perfect for all ages: the gift of Summer Camp in the Adirondacks at Adirondack Woodcraft Camps. Instead of arguing about setting time limits on the latest gadget your child just unwrapped, or stumbling over the “coolest” toy that now decorates your living room floor, give the gift that keeps on giving: a totally unplugged summer camp adventure in a healthy environment where kids and teens can reboot on pure air, real time connections with awesome new friends, and an incredible amount of fun discovering new skills in a pristine wilderness setting. 

As a camp director I am a big proponent of summer camp. I met my husband through the American Camping Association and we built our dreams on our passion for and dedication to the incredible experiences summer camps provide youth. As a parent of three children, I am also a huge believer in gifting experiences rather than things. This feeling is amplified by living in what we lovingly refer to as “The Nest,” a 700 square foot cabin on camp that provides just enough room for sleeping, cooking, eating, hanging out… and very little room for “stuff!” But regardless of space, I know you understand. Experiences bring about opportunities for growth that things cannot. And what better way to promote positive growth for your child or teen than giving the gift of camp?

Adirondack Woodcraft Summer Camps’ mission is to help young people grow in courage, build resilience, and learn to care for their friends, themselves, and the natural world around them. What gift can compare with that?! I am frequently asked how campers even survive without their Ipads and phones for the duration of summer camp. My answer is--better than you can imagine! Think less stress and more freedom. Think looking up at pine trees and clear, blue skies and not down at a screen. Think running and jumping into a lake, hiking a first peak, building a shelter, earning your first archery patch, crafting with clay, setting out on a canoe trip or biking through forests instead of checking messages. Think reaching out to play cards or a game of soccer with friends instead of retracting to a game on a phone. 

The freedom to grow and discover at Adirondack Woodcraft Camps is endless and the connections campers build to each other and the natural world around them are real. It’s magical, actually! If you’d like to learn more about the perfect unplugged gift for this holiday season, don’t hesitate to give us a call. Our friendly, beautiful camp awaits! Information about gift certificates toward a summer camp adventure at Adirondack Woodcraft Camps is available HERE.

Have a great day, campers!

Best from Woodcraft,


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