Welcome To Our Site Ferrwood 2017
2017 Camp Dates
(Week 1 - July 2nd - 7th )
(Week 2 - July 9th - 14th)
Accommodations for our Ferrwood Instructors are provided courtesy of the Hamister Group, LLC, which locally owns and operates the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, Residence Inn by Marriott in Humboldt Station, and the Hampton Inn by Hilton. Please visit their websites and visit the area’s premier hotels.
The 2017 Camping Season will be dedicated to the
Ryanne Jade Cara, 4, beloved daughter of Matthew J. and Vanessa (Rossi) Cara, of Conyngham,
passed away unexpectedly 12-16-2015 after a sudden illness at home.
A scholarship fund has been established in her name.
Please consider a donation.
All donations to the scholarship fund will go to helping campers attend camp in the memory of Ryanne.
In memory of Ryanne Jade Cara the family is accepting donations to
Conyngham Recreation Board, c/o Deborah Cara, PO Box 405, Conyngham, PA 18219, for
playground equipment to be purchased in Ryanne’s name for Whispering Willows Park.
As the camp director, I implore you to please consider making a
donation to keep the memory of this young child alive.
Ferrwood is Sponsored by The CAN DO Community Foundation
The CAN DO Community Foundation has created a unique model to carry out its mission of “Conservation, Preservation and Reclamation CPR – Breathing New life into the Community”. The foundation “adopts” a project. In the case of Ferrwood Music Camp, the foundation worked with many contributors in restoring the camp that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The camp is named for its founder, “Father Joe” Ferrara. Father Joe believed that while he may not turn every child into an accomplished musician, through music, he could nurture a better person for life. He would instill a set of values to his students that would last a lifetime. Today Ferrwood Music Camp continues and each summer it comes to life through the time and effort of many dedicated volunteers and accomplished instructors. Father Joe’s dream of building better individuals through music has inspired many, many people both as students and future instructors and volunteers. For nearly 50 seasons the camp continues to be a venue for kids to have fun and learn about music and life. The CAN DO Community Foundation is proud to play a vital role in the restoration and ongoing programming at Ferrwood Music Camp.
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