Life Lessons Learned at Southwoods by Erica

 For the past six years, I’ve attended a summer camp in the Adirondacks called Southwoods. Thinking about the experiences that have shaped me, I believe that my time in camp has taught me several important lessons about life. From getting along with different people, to experimenting with new things.

My Southwoods Story By Stephanie Rathgeber

        When trying to sum up my Southwoods story, it seems nearly impossible to keep it brief. I spent 7 years of my adult life at Southwoods and those were 7 of the most influential years of my existence.

My Southwoods Story By Rachel Golden

 My first memory of Southwoods was parents day 2004 when my family trekked up to the Adironacks to pick up my brother who was a Lower Inter Boy that summer. I remember receiving letters from him all summer long saying how much fun he was having and I couldn’t wait to see the camp and all it had to offer.

My Southwoods Story by Gary Peacock

  My Southwoods story began in July 2007. I had decided I wanted to go to America to live and work but had no idea how I was going to do it. Then a friend told me about working at summer camp and I thought it would be perfect for me.

My Southwoods Story by Emilia Bohac

   In the evenings at line up, to recognize someone’s outstanding effort, a call and response cheer goes up.

My Southwoods Story by Tess Shacknow

 My Southwoods story is one in which there is so much to say I believe I could write a novel and still not fully capture it. I remember watching endless camp videos as a 10 year old trying to decide where I wanted to go to sleep away camp. I was making the leap from day camp to sleep away camp, which seemed like the most important decision of my life.

Reunion Wall of Fuzzies



Neal Gurland deserves a Fuzzy...He is a good brother and I look forward to seeing him for the summer of 2015, when I come back as a counselor...from his big bro Josh Gurland

Our Southwoods Story by Mathy Wasserman

   In October of 2000, we made a decision which became the single most significant choice and investment in our three boys' lives. Here in California, we did not know families who were sending their kids to sleep away camp in 3rd grade, let alone for a month, let alone across the country.

My Southwoods Story by Taylor Dyer

 My camp story began my first year of University. Young and full of adventure I was on the hunt for an amazing summer job.  Growing up in a small town in Saskatchewan, Canada,  summer camp wasn’t something I had experienced as a kid. Instead my summers were spent camping with my amazing family.

End of Summer

Well, another truly amazing summer has come and gone! As we hear about our campers embarking on another year at school, the Southwoods Team is settling into the Westchester winter office.




Birthdays This Month!
Gabriel Keller 7/31
Ledi Qiu 7/31
Zoe Winston 8/1
Sophia Lotito 8/2

Caleigh Barber 8/6

Neal Gurland 8/7
Andrew Pleeter 8/7
Henry Meyer 8/9
Sadie Gutterman 8/10
Amelia Bradbury 8/13
Mason Levitsky 8/14
Cheyenna Bardsley 8/16
Laura Cardillo 8/16
Elias Wainberg 8/17
Ryan Khalil 8/17
Alberto Santos 8/20
Zachary Gibbs 8/22
Peter Pappas 8/23
Melody Yang 8/25
Ryan Wang 8/26
Zoe Rubin 8/26
Melanie Barest 8/26
Josh Schildkraut 8/28
Deniz Akdeniz 8/28
Arthur Oroujev 8/29
Evan Kurnev 8/29
Sophie Card 8/30
Sarah Waring 8/30
Ainsley Simmons 8/30
Lily Ives 9/3
Sophie Bradbury 9/4
Danica Parent 9/5
Blake Migden 9/7
Eli Goldstein 9/8
Jacob Burnett 9/8
Hannah Satty 9/9
Robbie Hays 9/9
Jake Gershberg 9/9
Selin Reyna 9/11
Alara Reyna 9/11
Zachary Rubin 9/12
Jesse Goldberg 9/14
Luke Friedman 9/15
Antonia De Lorenzo 9/16
Rachel Sacks 9/20
Emma Guarini 9/21
Kira Sehgal 9/21
Nay Kawwah Blatt 9/22
Avery Max 9/22
Aaron Eben 9/24
Eli Winikoff 9/24
Jason Wu 9/25
Yixiu Li 9/26
Oliver Morrison 9/27
Gus Morrison 9/27
Dusya Petrova 9/27
Alexa Citron 9/27
Courtney Sirkin 9/27
Valerie Schellenbach 9/28
Sarah Skoler 9/28
Charlotte Helmig 10/1
Nora Rotman 10/2
Chrisbaha Du 10/3
Max Goldstein 10/4
Elaine Yang 10/4
Willa Kuhn 10/6
Justin Herrera 10/8
James Ernst 10/8
Jack Zawadzki 10/10
Wiley Miller 10/12
Marlon Edlin 10/13
Ethan Golden 10/15
Joshua Miller 10/17
Samuel Rothstein 10/17
Christopher Pinto 10/17
Emily Moelis 10/19
Mary McClay 10/21
NJ Langman 10/22
Cindy Xiao 10/22
Alison Passarella 10/25
Alyson Barsky 10/25
Maxine Moses 10/26
Andrew Strott 10/26
Bill Xu 10/26
Maximillan Liste 10/27
Rowan Simmons 10/28
Daphne Ballas 10/29
Jake Fawcett 10/29
Ben Rothstein 10/30
Emma Gershberg 10/31
Anmol Acharya 10/31