The Therapeutic Camp program is designed to support each group’s medical, social, and physical needs. Camps are grouped by diagnosis so that each child has his or her specific needs met. This also provides a unique opportunity for youth to form social connections with and receive support from others who have similar life circumstances.
Multiple clinical research projects at Bradford Woods have concluded that our Recreation Therapy summer camp program meets the psycho-social needs of our campers through this disability specific design in that it provides a normalizing experience, a supportive community to be one’s self without medical labels, and to simply be a kid without barriers. We recognize that opportunities to find support from staff and peers with similar disabilities is absolutely crucial for positive psycho-social support, growth, and long term achievement. Indeed, our research has confirmed that there are few, if any, opportunities for youth to have this experience in a supportive, empowering, inclusive, and camper first environment.
To read quotes from campers and volunteers about the benefits of camp, please visit our Testimonials page
Summer Camp Sessions
|June 2-7, 2013||Camp Hi-Lite|
|June 7-14, 2013||MDA Camp|
|June 9-14, 2013||Camp R.O.C.K.S. 1|
|June 14-16, 2013||Camp About Face Leadership Academy|
|June 16-21, 2013||Camp About Face|
|June 16-21, 2013||Camp Riley 2|
|June 21-27, 2013||CHAMP Camp|
|June 22-28, 2013||HEAR Indiana|
|June 23-28, 2013||Camp R.O.C.K.S. 2|
|July 30 – July 5, 2013||Kan Du|
|July 7-12, 2013||Camp Riley 1|
|July 7-12, 2013||Camp Care for Kids|
|July 14-26, 2013||Camp Riley 3/Venture|
|July 26-28, 2013||Little Red Door Leadership Academy|
|July 28 – August 2, 2013||Camp Little Red Door|
|July 28 – August 2, 2013||Camp Independence|
|August 4-7, 2013||Adult Camp|
|May 13-17, 2013||Leadership Team, RT Interns, and Adventure Challenge Staff Training|
|May 19-24, 2013||CHIPS (Cabin Heads/Interns/Program Staff) Training|
|May 20-22, 2013||International Staff arrive|
|May 24, 2013||Lifeguard Training|
|May 25, 2013||Newcomer’s Day – open house for new campers and their families|
|May 27-31, 2013||Full Staff Training|
|June 4-5, 2013||Volunteer Training|
|August 7, 2013||Summer Camp Staff Closing Banquet|
Summer Camp Theme 2013: Choose Your Own Adventure!
Nature explorations, artistic creations, waterfront quests, musical journeys, and expeditions on horseback! Come explore the outdoors and discover endless possibilities for fun and excitement at Bradford Woods. Join us and make your own adventure this summer!