Adirondack Woodcraft Camps

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Adirondack Woodcraft Camps is a co-ed, sleep-away camp near Old Forge, New York.[1][2] Also known as AWC or Woodcraft, the camp was founded in 1925 by William Abbott.[3][4] Abbott, with the backing of investors, bought the property after coming across two small lakes while scouting the area for New York State.

Name[edit]

The name "Woodcraft" comes from an antiquated term regarding outdoors skills and knowledge of the forest.[5][6] It is not a woodworking camp. The word "Camps" is plural because originally the different age divisions were regarded as separate camps.

Location[edit]

AWC is located in the Town of Webb around Lake Kan-Ac-To and Lake Te-Jec-Na, two small kettle lakes about four miles northeast of the village of Old Forge.[7] The North Branch of the Moose River passes the camp just to the north. Woodcraft's location is considered to be in the West-Central Region of the Adirondack State Park.

Lake Kan-Ac-To

Program[edit]

Adirondack Woodcraft Camps runs a traditional outdoor-oriented program. Campers experience canoeing, swimming, hiking, arts & crafts, nature education, mountain biking, archery, riflery, and rock climbing.[8] Canoeing and hiking trips are taken to many parts of the Adirondack State Park.[9]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Camp History". Adirondack Woodcraft Camps. Retrieved 5 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Old Forge: Adirondack Woodcraft Camps". Trip Advisor. Retrieved 8 October 2012. 
  3. ^ Derrick, Chris. "The Founding of Woodcraft". Woodcraft Blog. Adirondack Woodcraft Camps. Retrieved 5 October 2012. 
  4. ^ Bond, Hallie (2006). A Paradise for Boys and Girls: Children's Camps in the Adirondacks. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press. ISBN 0815608225. 
  5. ^ "Woodcraft Definition". Dictionary.com. Retrieved 5 October 2012. 
  6. ^ Seton, Ernest (1912). The Book of Woodcraft. Garden City, NY: The Country Life Press. 
  7. ^ "Woodcraft Location". Google Maps. 
  8. ^ "Woodcraft Program Activities". Adirondack Woodcraft Camps. Retrieved 5 October 2012. 
  9. ^ Derrick, Chris. "Woodcraft Trips 2012". Woodcraft Blog. Adirondack Woodcraft Camps. Retrieved 5 October 2012.