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Therapeutic Camps

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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

May 29-June 3, 2016 Camp Hi-Lite
June 3-5, 2016 Camp About Face Leadership Academy
June 5-10, 2016 Camp Riley 2
Camp About Face
June 12-17, 2016 Camp R.O.C.K.S.
June 17-19, 2016 Camp Little Red Door Leadership Academy
June 17-23, 2016 CHAMP Camp
June 19-24, 2016 Camp Little Red Door
June 26-July 1, 2016 Kan Du
HEAR Indiana
July 3-8, 2016 Camp Riley 1
Indiana Junior Arthritis Camp
July 10-22, 2016 Camp Riley 3/Beyond the Woods
July 23-29, 2016 MDA Camp
Camp Independence
July 29-August 5, 2016 Camp PossAbility
July 31-August 5, 2016 BW Adult Camp
August 1-5, 2015 WSSRA