- How long has the Camp been in existence?
- Is the camp accredited?
- What’s the meaning of the name Woodcraft?
- Who are the key administrators?
- Where does your staff come from?
- What kind of training does your staff receive?
- Where do most campers come from?
- How big is the camp?
- How will I know how they are doing?
- Is there a parent’s day?
- How do we keep in touch with our campers?
- How much choice is there in terms of activities?
- What is your philosophy in terms of competition?
- Is it unusual for campers to come to camp without a friend?
- What is the food like?
- What time do the campers go to bed?
- Will there be any additional fees?
- What about Health Insurance Coverage?
- What kind of medical facilities and personnel are available?
- What is your Waterfront safety program?
- What is the system for laundry?
- Are religious services available?
- How do campers get to and from Camp?
- Is financial aid available?
- How can I find out more?
- What are the costs?
Who are the key administrators?
John and Dave Leach are the owners and directors of Woodcraft. They both took over the reins of running the camp after having worked under the tutelage of Chief Abbot. Both have Masters Degrees in Education and in their off-season they teach and coach at the local school in Old Forge, NY.
Alex Bumpas is our program director and has been associated with Woodcraft for nearly a decade. He is a teacher in the Nashville area of Tennessee and has many years experience leading trips to the Alaskan and Adirondack Wilderness areas. Before coming to AWC, Alex was a director of a Natures Classroom Outdoor Education Center.
The Camp is fortunate to have in its ranks a number of experienced and skilled personnel. Tim Leach, the nephew of John and Dave, is Deputy Director. He has a Master’s Degree in history and currently teaches at the local school in Old Forge, NY. We also have many current professional teachers and graduate students that help lead all the different activity areas of Woodcraft.