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Woodward, located in eastern Centre County and at the eastern end of Penns Valley, is about 6 miles east of Millheim. The town was settled by the Motz's, which were a family of influential merchants in the region. Previously known as Motz's mill, the town was renamed for a candidate for governor of Pennsylvania in 1845 named George Woodward.
The town has a total area of about 0.9 miles and a population around 200 people. The nearby Woodward Cave and Woodward Camp are popular locations for visitors. Woodward Cave is one of the largest caverns in Pennsylvania, consisting of five spacious rooms, one of which is over 200 feet long. Woodward Camp, a sleep away summer camp, was founded in 1970 as a gymnastics camp. In 1980 when the US decided to boycott the Olympic games, Woodward expanded to include BMX racing. Word spread and as action sports hit the mainstream with the popularity of the X-Games, Woodward became world-renowned for its action sports, gymnastics, and cheer programming.