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Recreation Therapy

The Bradford Woods Recreation Therapy
department has been giving children with chronic illness and disability a chance to experience summer camp since 1955.Our goal is to give each of our campers a unique camp experience at our fully accessible facility.

Contact RT staff:

Lisa Elder, CTRS
Staff Applications
765-349-5135 Ext. 5212
Shannon Russell, CTRS
Assistant Director
Internships, Programming
765-349-5135 Ext. 5213
Tommy Gardner, CTRS
Assistant Director
Cabin Life Coordinator, Support Staff
765-349-5135 Ext. 5214
Nicholas Hunter-Shields
Admin Assistant
Camper Registration
765-349-5135 Ext. 5218

We operate Camp Riley with support from the Riley Children’s Foundation and host a number of other recreation therapy summer camps with our partner organizations. Our goal is to give each of our campers a unique experience involving our fully accessible facilities and therapeutic programming, including canoeing, waterskiing, SCUBA diving, swimming, archery, basketball, arts and crafts, music, high and low ropes courses, and a variety of experiential-based initiatives. To make all of this happen, we hire nearly 80 staff each summer to work directly with the campers and maintain ratios for their safety and supervision.

Additionally, our program aims to help campers improve life skills, develop social connections, boost self-confidence and self esteem, improve psycho-social skills, and increase independence. All programming includes a full assessment, written goals, and evaluation of progress.

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