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.
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.
The Folk Festival of the Catskills took place towards the end of summer. Camp Woodland’s neighbors performed along with campers.
Map shows graphically where some of Camp Woodland's neighbors lived in relation to camp. Click to view full size.
Camp Woodland was located on Mt. Garfield, in the Woodland Valley near the town of Phoenicia, about 25 mi. northwest of Kingston.