Ferrwood Music Camp

Welcome to Ferrwood !

About Ferrwood Music Camp


     Ferrwood Music Camp is located in the Valley of Drums PA. It is a two week camp dedicated to providing a quality music program that is affordable and family friendly. The founder of our camp, Father Joseph Ferrara, passed away in December of 2004; however his vision of providing a quality music program lives on. For those of us lucky enough to have studied under this amazing individual can remember him saying, “If you become a great musician, that is a bonus, I’m here to make you a good person” Father knew that the serious study of music produces individuals who are focused, creative and have the ability to work collaboratively. 

     At Ferrwood Music Camp we focus on the whole person and we create our programs to help young musicians realize their God-Given potential. We take great strides to provide an atmosphere that embodies respect, tolerance and cooperation. At Ferrwood we are a family who works together for the betterment of the individual child while emphasizing the importance of working in harmony with others.

     Camp focuses on band instruments, chorus, and young beginners who have never played an instrument but would like to learn.



Grades K-1  Music Appreciation Classes 9:00 – 12:00 Lunch is included** ($110 per week)
                      *new this year 15 student max

Grades 2-3  Recorder class and recreation, learn to play the recorder and have fun with music- Lunch is                        included** 9:00 – 4:00 ($125 per week)

Grades 4-12 Day Camp 9:00 – 9:00 Includes Lunch, dinner, snack recreation and activities** ($185 per week)

Grades 4-12 Resident Camp Includes Breakfast, Lunch, dinner, snack recreation and activities ($225 per week)


** Breakfast is an option for an additional $25 fee. Includes breakfast Mon - Friday

Strings and Guitar- We will not offer Strings or Guitar classes this year. Dwindling enrollment forced this change. Last year only one person expressed interest in Guitar and 5 in strings. String players or guitar players are welcome to play a band instrument or they may join the chorus.

    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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