Woodlanders gathered in the camp’s amphitheater for many events during the summer. The meetings helped create and sustain the sense of communal connection that defined Camp Woodland.
Woodlanders with George Edwards at a campfire.
Collecting songs and folklore from Camp Woodland’s neighbors was a focus of the summer’s activities. George Edwards was the source of hundreds of folk songs collected at camp. George Edwards spent extended periods at Camp Woodland where he sang and his songs were taken down and preserved.
Folk Festival of the Catskills at the Simpson Memorial Ski Slope in the 1950s.
The Folk Festival of the Catskills took place towards the end of summer. Camp Woodland’s neighbors performed along with campers.