Southwoods Kids Camp Looking North



Southwoods Camp – which has graced Paradox Lake under different names over its glorious history – has just been honored as one of the top 50 summer camps in the US.

In 1914 the lakeside property was known as Camp Woodmere, a retreat for girls, where for decades locals worked summer jobs year after year.

The honor was bestowed on the Camp by the Top Education Degrees website, ranking it at 22 out of 50 camps.

From Top Education Degrees:

The 25 cabins of Southwoods camp in upstate New York are situated by beautiful Paradox Lake, surrounded by the mighty Adirondack Mountains. The camp features a golf green and range, a nature center, a climbing wall, basketball courts, and a hockey rink, among other facilities. The four-week kids’ getaway – which is certified by the ACA – describes its camp experience as a safe environment in which children can “explore and grow.” Activities include a wide variety of land and water sports, artistic pursuits, outdoor adventures, and nature- and community-focused programs. Southwoods’ origins date back to 1914, when the property became Camp Woodmere, a retreat for girls. However, it now also includes boys in the camp and accommodates 250 kids per session. Website Lantern Camps describes it as “one of the country’s premier four-week programs” and references its “beautifully maintained cabins and activity facilities” as well as its “scenic grounds.”