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Camp Riley

Riley Campers
Bradford Woods operates Camp Riley with support from the Riley Children’s Foundation. The annual summer camp program lets children with physical disabilities experience life without limits, and adventures that help them build confidence and friendships.

Riley Children’s Foundation’s role is to fund Camp Riley. Thanks to donations, Camp Riley never has to turn away a camper due to financial need.

Every summer, Camp Riley welcomes approximately 200 children between the ages of 8 and 18 from throughout Indiana and several other states at several camp sessions:

  • Riley 1: Campers 8-18 with physical disabilities who thrive in a 1:1 ratio
  • Riley 2: Campers 8-18 with physical disabilities needing a 1:2 ratio
  • Riley 3 and Beyond the Woods: Campers 8-18 with physical disabilities needing a 1:3 ratio
  • Kan Du: Campers with a cognitive level ranging from 0-48 months and with physical disabilities needing an intensive 1:1 ratio

This year, the application process is shifting from the Riley Children’s Foundation to Bradford Woods. Stay tuned for updates on camper applications for Summer 2017, which should be available after the new year.

In the meantime, if you have questions about camper eligibility or camps, contact Tommy Gardner at (765) 342-2916 or at tggardne@indiana.edu.

Beyond the Woods Mentor Program

Every summer, we pair Camp Riley Beyond the Woods campers with adult mentors with similar life experiences – to encourage them to dream and give them the skills they need to make those dreams come true. We hope you will consider partnering with us to make this program a success. As a mentor you can make a dramatic difference in their lives by providing support and sharing your perspective and experience. Mentors will play a positive role in providing the support campers need when they return home and help deal with school, peers, family issues and decisions about college, training and employment. Having a mentor who has personal experience with a physical disability has the potential to make an important difference in these young people’s lives and futures.

To find out more about becoming a mentor, download our Mentor Information and Application.