Programs

Goals of Woodlands Programs

SOCIALIZATION
Program Goal: To provide opportunities to increase peer socialization and utilization of social skills for healthy relationships through recreational experiences.

INDEPENDENCE
Program Goal: To provide opportunities to increase independence with self-care through practicing activities of daily living in a supported environment.

RECREATION
Program Goal: To provide opportunities to increase participation in adapted recreational activities in a group environment.

SELF-PERCEPTION
Program Goal: To provide opportunities to improve self-perception through positive recreational experiences.

HEALTH/WELLNESS
Program Goal: To provide opportunities to increase physical fitness through adapted physical activity and healthy cooking activities.

Camps

Woodlands camp participants are able to connect socially with others in an environment of complete acceptance. Campers will involve themselves in traditional summer camp activities such as swimming, music, arts and crafts, nature activities, golf, archery, sports and games to practice communication and self-efficacy. Routines are established for each participant to practice activities of daily living within our campus and lodging accommodations.  The Woodlands fosters an experience that creates a very healthy separation between camper and parent/caregiver.  Woodlands camp experiences are ones that will last a lifetime and kick start each participants road to imagining all the possibilities they are able to achieve.  The Woodlands offers camps for all ages, fostering sustainable friendships that will grow throughout the years within The Woodlands’ year-round “home away from home” environment.

Summer Camps run Sunday through Friday, with overnight accommodations provided in the accessible, barrier free and air-conditioned Woodlands Lodge …and sometimes under the stars in tents at our on-site campground.  The lodge has six units, which house eight campers each, in twin beds.  Each unit is specially equipped and has accessible bathrooms and showers attached.

Participants may also choose to experience The Woodlands camps as a day camper and work their way towards being an overnight camper when they are ready. 

2017 Woodlands Camps:

 Download 2017 Summer Camp Calendar

Weekend Retreats

Woodlands Weekend Retreats are occasions like no other for children and adults with disability and chronic illness that bring exposure to a variety of sports and recreation, music, creative arts and nature for all that attend.  The Weekend Retreat programs provide opportunities for individuals to participate in a variety of meaningful and adapted activities that truly enrich their quality of life.  Woodlands Weekend Retreats are designated to separate age groups and developed to promote creative expression and confidence.  The Woodlands also applies routines for each participant to practice to demonstrate and teach activities of daily living within our environment and sleeping/bathing units. Transition skills and life skills such as self-care, self-efficacy, teamwork and problem solving are also taught through our residential overnight model.

The retreat season runs throughout the school year from September to May, providing an exceptional opportunity to try out a Woodlands Weekend Retreat before committing to a whole week in the summer.  Participants may also choose to experience The Woodlands retreats as day programs and work their way towards an overnight visit.  The Woodlands fosters an experience that creates a very healthy separation between camper and parent/caregiver.  Woodlands camp experiences are ones that will last a lifetime and kick start each participants’ road to imagining all the possibilities they are able to achieve.  The Woodlands offers camps for all ages, fostering sustainable friendships that will grow throughout the years within the Woodlands’ year-round “home away from home” environment.  The year-round schedule also serves as the foundation for creating and maintaining sustainable friendships from season to season and year to year.  Many participants attend month after month and develop their own unique communities and sense of individual belonging.  Woodlands Retreats are a home away from home for both staff and participants alike.

Weekend Retreats run Friday evening through Sunday morning, with overnight accommodations provided in the accessible, barrier-free and air-conditioned Woodlands Lodge …and sometimes under the stars in tents at our on-site campground.  The lodge has six units, which house eight campers each, in twin beds.  Each unit is specially equipped and has accessible bathrooms and showers attached.

Download 2017 Retreats, Clubs, & Camp CalendarView Retreats by age category:

Clubs

Woodlands Clubs are perfect for participants who like to have their fun during the day and head home at night, or who may not yet be prepared for an overnight stay.  The Woodlands’ variety of clubs serve all ages ranging from children to adults.

Download 2017 Retreats, Clubs, & Camp Calendar