More than an Experience

kids-rabbits Fernwood Cove is more than an experience… Fernwood Cove will allow your daughter to become the best version of herself. Fernwood Cove is a safe haven where the burdens of the ordinary world are left behind and true friendships and 21st Century Skills are developed in a safe, electronic free outdoor setting. Fernwood Cove becomes a haven for today’s girls – a home-away-from-home.

Our all-girls’ residential camp fosters values of simple living, community, diversity, respect for the outdoors, friendship, traditions and personal growth.

Grounded in our values and constantly evolving program, campers develop true friendships and a lifetime appreciation for the outdoors.

The two 3 1/2 week summer sessions, each accommodating approximately 200 campers, provide high-quality, skill-based instruction in a variety of traditional outdoor activities – including popular waterfront programs and visual arts programs and outdoor adventure programs, as well as much more — along with plenty of fun from start to finish. Your daughter will also gain 21st Century Skills in Creativity and Innovation • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving • Communication and Collaboration. Our campers gain these skills innately through our program as they return year after year, becoming a better version of themselves each summer.

“I would not be the person I am today without my extraordinary eight years with the cove. My experience never ended. I take camp with me every day and keep in contact with the fc community constantly. Fernwood Cove is a place for self exploration and child-centered learning.”
– Carrie Marsh (Camper and Staff Alum)

Fernwood Cove Mission

paintFernwood Cove, extraordinary summers for girls… encourage participation, exploration and personal growth through simple group living in the outdoors. Our half-season traditional program provides girls with a forum to experience new challenges, enhance self-confidence, develop skills, and establish enduring friendships in safe, beautiful surroundings. Each camper at Fernwood Cove brings something special to the camp atmosphere and cooperative spirit. Our unique gathering of girls and caring, professional staff creates a diverse and supportive community.

Testimonials – Fernwood Cove

“All of you have created such a safe environment, emotionally and physically, which allows the girls to feel empowered to be who they are and to take risks to challenge themselves.”

– Lon Rosenbaum (mother)

“The kindness, compassion and sense of personal pride you instill in these young women in 3 1/2 weeks is truly amazing. I can honestly say that they are the best 3 1/2 weeks of my daughter’s year!”

– Gail Herzig (mother)

“Her Summers at Fernwood Cove helped shape her personality into the confident and smart young lady she is today. As she heads off to Skidmore this Fall she feels that sharing living quarters in a dorm will be easy.”

– Elise Orlando (mother)

“She has grown so much over the past four years and camp (Fernwood Cove) has been a tremendous part of that growth”

– Bonnie LaRaus (mother)

“Fernwood Cove has become an integral part of our girl’s lives”

– Lisa Rosen (mother)