The Julie Clakeley Memorial Center for the Spirit responds to participants’ needs for a peaceful gathering place for contemplation, meditation and celebration. This award-winning building embraces the environmental concepts of earth, water, fire, and spirit, and features a fireplace, fountain and unique circular design with windows that open it to light and sun in all directions.
The sounds of music, laughter, and instruction can often be heard from the multi-purpose Activity Center. The space houses a dramatic brick fireplace and an adapted kitchen that is used to teach basic cooking skills. Participants can relax at the end of the day in front of the large television, or just enjoy the company of friends in this inviting place.
The Aquatics Center features programs specifically designed for individuals with special needs in a comfortable, indoor heated pool. Aquatics allow freedom of movement that some participants may never experience outside of the water. Trained instructors and special equipment enable participants to enjoy the benefits of aqua therapy.
The opportunity to commune with nature is a highlight of the Woodlands’ grounds. Our wheelchair-accessible Nature Trail meanders gently through the woods, terminating at an overlook. A cozy campground with ten wheelchair-accessible platforms includes a fire pit, providing the perfect setting for roasting marshmallows and dreaming under the stars.
Campers also have the opportunity to engage in the centuries-old sport of archery in the adapted Archery Field. A covered practice area and netted target area ensure the safety and security of participants and instructors.
In addition to a fully stocked kitchen, the Club House has a widescreen TV, plenty of seating, and two bathrooms.
The Fitness Gym offers a variety of fitness options for maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle, including: arthritis, senior, and children’s fitness classes, open gym time, adapted equipment, and classes aimed at building core strength, balance, flexibility, and range of motion.
The Woodlands No Handicap Golf Course is a par-3 adapted golf course specifically designed to provide children and adults with disabilities the opportunity to learn, play and appreciate the game of golf. The only facility of its kind in the region, the 9-hole course offers a unique experience for individuals learning the game of golf, or returning to the game after a setback from injury or illness.
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The wooded setting of the Amphitheater provides excellent acoustics in a serene environment for concerts, lectures and other events. A fully accessible path leads participants to a tiered seating area with wide platforms that accommodate wheelchairs and other assistive devices.
The Quad Pavilion welcomes all visitors and campers onto the main campus. With its soaring architecture of geometric steel beams and canvas canopy, the Pavilion captures the spirit of the Woodlands motivational concept — to “Imagine the Possibilities.” Underneath the Pavilion is a large gathering area where participants can relax and sing in front of a beautiful, hand-built masonry fireplace. The patio also accommodates a large stage used by campers and performers for musicals and plays.
The Sports Court is the center of many different team and individual activities, including track and field events, basketball, tennis, and other sports. The area is fully wheelchair-accessible and is used thoroughly by participants of all ages for recreation, team building, and sports instruction.
This 100-year-old structure served as the former home of J.J. Nordman, the former burgess of Bradford Woods. The Farmhouse now hosts the Woodlands’ administrative offices.
The Woodlands Wellness Center is a 4000 square foot facility in Wexford, adapted to provide a wide range of healthy activity and recreation for children and adults with disability and chronic illness. Its variety of adapted equipment, indoor warm water therapeutic swimming pool, and qualified staff serve to make The Woodlands’ Wellness Center a comfortable destination for individuals looking to pursue a healthy lifestyle.
Zip through the air with the greatest of ease! The Woodland’s is pleased to offer a zip line experience accessible to all abilities. Participants are securely harnessed in an adapted seat, and donned with protective head gear, by a trained member of the Woodlands staff. Once situated securely upon the zip line, riders will glide 187 feet. Our zip line is designed to bring the riders back toward the starting point where they will be assisted by a trained member of The Woodlands staff to exit the zip line. Contact Marissa Farrell, Wellness Center Coordinator, at 724-935-5470 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to make an appointment. Come zip with us!