Adirondack Woodsmen's School
  • How old do I have to be to attend?
    • You need to be entering your senior year in high school or a current college student.
  • What are food and lodging accommodations?
    • Three meals a day will be provided. Students will reside in one of the campus residence halls, except when on overnight camping trips.
  • Do I have to attend Paul Smith’s College in order to attend this summer program?
    • No.
  • Can special dietary needs be met?
    • Yes, with advance notice and coordination.
  • What equipment will be provided?
    • All equipment needed to participate in the woodmen’s school will be provided, including tents and cooking equipment for overnight camping. Sponsors Carhartt and Stihl will provide a T-shirt, logger dungarees and an athlete training kit for each student.
  • Can I bring my pet?
    • Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate pets.
  • Will there be an opportunity to go fishing?
    • Yes, during daily free time. Please bring your equipment and valid New York state fishing license.
  • Will sheets and bedding be provided?
    • Sheets and linens will not be provided, however please bring them if you like. This would be in addition to your sleeping bag, which you’ll need on overnight camping trips.
  • Will there be free time?
    • Yes, about two hours each day.
  • Can/should I bring my cell phone or other personal electronic devices? Will I have computer and internet access?
    • Feel free to bring personal electronics. Please also know that you are responsible for these items should you want to bring them. You will have access to on-campus computers and internet if you like.
  • What should I pack?
    • Get ready for an Adirondack experience! The weather during July can fluctuate quite a bit. We may have a warm stretch of weather, but normally, we experience some temperature fluctuations and periods of rain. A good bet is to check the long range forecast when it gets close to camp time.
      • Comfortable shoes (soft soled athletic shoes)
      • Work boots or hiking boots (steel toe not necessary)
      • Swimming suit
      • Towels (bathing and swimming)
      • A minimum of two pairs of pants, shorts
      • Ample supply of socks
      • Sweater(s)
      • Sleeping bag and pad and pillow
      • Flashlight
      • Pocket knife
      • Personal care items
      • Bug spray
      • Rain suit
      • Light jacket
  • Can I bring food? Is there a refrigerator?
    • While food is provided for you, you may bring some snacks if you like. Some limited refrigerator space is available if necessary.


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