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Gary Ream is the Founder and President of Camp Woodward. He’s also the President of the International Skateboarding Federation (ISF) which is formally organized and incorporated as Skateboarding’s International Federation and World Governing Body.
Gary started with Camp Woodward in 1977 in State College, Pennsylvania when camp was only seven years old and offered a world-class gymnastics program. Five years later, Ream started the action sports programs creating “The Woodward Experience” model that has been incorporated into all of Woodward’s business structure, operations and all of Woodward’s expansion and growth. Ream has played an integral role in advancing the popularity of Skateboarding and BMX Freestyle, and has been a key player in the formation of USA Skateboarding, the International Skateboard Federation, and the International BMX Freestyle Federation – currently holding leadership positions in each organization. Ream graduated in 1976 from Penn State University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. A native and resident of central-Pennsylvania, Ream resides in State College with his family.
Camp Woodward has become the leader in lifestyle and action sports progression. Camp Woodward offers the “ultimate experience” for aspiring youth and professional athletes in addition to the most innovative facilities in the world. Woodward is a family community that mixes the structured sport of gymnastics with the creative freedom of action sports and matches those elements with the progression of world-class creative arts. Camp Woodward now offers 11 different programs open to all ages and ability levels and has expanded to three more locations including Woodward West in Tehachapi, California; Woodward Tahoe at Boreal Resort in California; and Woodward Copper in Summit County, Colorado. In addition to the U.S. destinations, Camp Woodward has partnered with All Inclusive Collection to launch Woodward Riviera Maya in Mexico and Woodward Punta Cana in Dominican Republic offering vacationers a new and unique concept in experiential travel. The new Woodward facilities will debut in 2016 at Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana.