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Camp Riley

Camp Riley empowers children with physical disabilities by providing life-changing experiences in a camp environment tailored to their individual needs. Campers shatter perceived limitations, make new friends, and reach higher achievements, returning home with an increased sense of independence and confidence. Camper on zipline

Beyond the Woods Mentor Program

Thank you to everyone who helped make Camp Riley 2017 a success! Dates for Camp Riley 2018 will be announced this fall.

About

Each summer, hundreds of campers with physical disabilities and medical conditions make their “home away from home” at one of our eight Camp Riley sessions. Camp Riley is hosted by Bradford Woods and is made possible through the generous support of Riley Children’s Foundation. Bradford Woods, IU’s Outdoor Center, is located 20 miles southwest of Indianapolis in Martinsville, Ind. Camp Riley has offered unique programs for youth with disabilities and chronic illnesses since 1955.

Physicians practicing at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health provide medical staff for Camp Riley, including medical and nursing directors, resident physicians, nurses, and a pharmacy team. 24-hour medical care is available during camp.

Children can attend one of eight Camp Riley sessions offered during a nine-week span (see below for session details), with each session offering a staff-to-camper ratio appropriate to the campers’ needs. Campers experience camaraderie and thrills through swimming, hiking, horseback riding, vertical climbing, canoeing, art projects and other activities. New families may also attend Newcomers’ Day on Saturday, May 20 to learn more about Camp Riley. Questions should be directed to Bradford Woods at 765-342-2915 or nyhunter@indiana.edu.

Thanks to the financial support of Riley Children’s Foundation, no camper is turned away because of financial circumstances. Donors interested in providing the Camp Riley experience to Indiana children with the gift of a campership should contact Olivia Mozzi at Riley Children’s Foundation at (317) 808-8557 or at omozzi@rileykids.org.

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