Woodward Camp or Camp Woodward is a sleep away summer camp in Woodward, Pennsylvania, United States. It was founded in 1970 by Ed Isabelle and has become world-renowned for its action sports, gymnastics, and cheer programming. Providing first-class facilities, Olympic medalists, and top action sports professionals, Woodward offers a summer experience attracting campers from all over the world.
Named after a small town 35 minutes east of State College, Pennsylvania, Woodward started out as a gymnastics camp bringing in Olympic medalists and college coaches, and providing expert training immersed within a summer camp experience. When the US decided to boycott the 1980 Olympic games, Woodward Camp expanded its programming to include BMX racing. The BMX program quickly grew and the facilities were expanded to include ramps. Word of an action sports facility in central Pennsylvania traveled quickly, and skateboarders and aggressive inline skaters were drawn to Woodward as action sports hit the mainstream with the blowup of the X-Games. Woodward offers first class facilities for action sports.
In December 2008, Copper Mountain resort in Colorado opened the first installment of 'Woodward at Copper' with the Cage, a retail store focused on action sports with such features as an indoor skate bowl and the Woodward All Ages Lounge. Woodward at Copper offers winter camp days and week-long residential summer camps, including dry land as well as mountain facilities and training areas.
Woodward opened its first international camp, Woodward Beijing, in Beijing, China in the summer of 2010.
FUEL TV Presents Camp Woodward is a show about Woodward campers and their experiences. FUEL TV and Woodward partnered to create the show in 2007, and its fourth season began airing in February 2011.