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Skidmore College
Camp Northwoods

After careful consideration of current projections surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, Skidmore College has made the difficult decision to cancel all on-campus summer institutes, camps, conferences, events, and academic programs. All advance registration and program fees for summer programming will be refunded. We very much regret the necessity for this action and share in the disappointment it brings, but the well-being of our local and extended community must continue to be our highest priority. We look forward to a time very soon when we can safely be together.

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Indoor Waterpark Field Trip
Indoor Waterpark
Field Trip
Treasure Hunt
Treasure Hunt
Smoothie Day
Smoothie Day

2020 Camp Northwoods Dates - CANCELLED

  • SESSION I:   June 29 - July 10, 2020 (no camp Friday, July 3, national holiday)
  • SESSION II:  July 13 - 24, 2020
  • SESSION III: July 27 – August 7, 2020
  • SESSION IV: August 10 – 14, 2020

 2020 Online Camp Registration Dates

  • January 29, 2020:   Dependents of Skidmore Employee Registration 
  • February 12, 2020:  Returning Camp Northwoods Camper Registration
  • February 26, 2020: New to Camp Northwoods Registration 

Watch this site for the online application to become available February 26, 2020. If you are a Skidmore College employee or returning camper, watch your e-mail for your advanced registration notice.

The program draws on the rich and varied resources of Skidmore College and the surrounding area. The camp's home base is Falstaff's Pavilion on the Skidmore College campus, but campers frequent the Williamson Sports Center, Schick Art Gallery, Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery and Zankel Music Center. The daily enrichment activities led by the qualified staff are supplemented by weekly field trips to recreational and historical sites and visits by special guests.

Children will also enjoy activities that include arts and crafts, ceramics, games, hiking and daily swim time. Our goal is to provide a variety of fun activities that happily challenge the imagination, intellect and body. We hope you will join us this summer.

Please note: Campers must be entering first grade and be 6 years old by December 1, 2020. Due to the popularity of this program and our desire to be fair to the local community, campers may attend Camp Northwoods for a maximum of six summers.

Our online application makes it easier than ever to register and pay online. Parents will receive immediate confirmation when they register their camper—no more waiting! Registering for more than one child has been made easier too.

Please note: A $40 (nonrefundable) application fee for each camper and a 50% deposit is required at the time of registration. $100 per camper, per session of your 50% deposit is nonrefundable. Your 50% deposit will be credited toward the cost of tuition, and $100 of your deposit (per camper, per session) will be forfeited if registration is canceled or changed for any reason.

Please refer to the Fees & Payment Page for further details.