Bradford Woods is Indiana University's Outdoor Center and supported by the Riley Children’s Foundation and Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis.
Bradford Woods operates 10 weeks of summer camp for people with disabilities and chronic illnesses, including campers with cancer, sickle cell anemia, cerebral palsy, craniofacial anomalies, autism, various physical disabilities, rare genetic disorders, and Down Syndrome. While the Summer of 2021 will certainly look different with COVID-19, we have worked very closely with IU and Riley Children’s Hospital to ensure a safe and successful summer.
We hire a staff of 80+ individuals and are currently recruiting for the summer of 2021. Bradford Woods has proven to be an excellent opportunity for students in the field of Child Life. Bradford Woods has also served as an internship and practicum site for many students. We welcome the opportunity to examine this type of partnership with the professors and students within your department.
Because of the strong Therapeutic Recreation mindset of Bradford Woods, it is my hope to fill most of our summer camp positions with people who see the need and importance of adaptive recreation and therapeutic activity. We seek to not only provide a great experience for our campers but also want to help students develop their skills and gain knowledge working with numerous populations of campers in a high energy camp setting.
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