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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 31-June 5, 2015 Camp Hi-Lite
June 7-12, 2015 Camp R.O.C.K.S. 1
June 12-14, 2015 Camp About Face Leadership Academy
June 14-19, 2015 Camp Riley 2
Camp About Face
June 19-21 Camp Little Red Door Leadership Academy
June 19-25, 2015 CHAMP Camp
June 21-26, 2015 Camp Little Red Door
June 28-July 3, 2015 Kan Du
HEAR Indiana
July 5-10, 2015 Camp Riley 1
Pain Camp
July 10-12, 2015 Pain Camp Family Weekend
July 12-24, 2015 Camp Riley 3/Venture
July 24-31, 2015 MDA Camp
Camp Independence
August 2-7, 2015 Camp PossAbility
BW Adult Camp
August 3-7, 2015 WSSRA

Staff Schedule


May 14, 2015 Leadership Team Arrives
May 18-22, 2015 CHIPS (Cabin Heads/Interns/Program Staff) Training
May 19-21, 2015 Adventure Challenge Training; International Staff arrives
May 22, 2015 Lifeguard Training
May 24-29, 2015 Full Staff Training
May 30, 2015 Newcomer’s Day – open house for new campers and their families
June 2-3, 2015 Volunteer Training
August 7, 2015 Summer Camp Staff Closing Banquet