Camp Woodlands

Adults (Ages 30 & Over) July 15 – 20, 2018

Young Adults (Ages 22-29) August 5 – 10, 2018

Teens (Ages 13-21) June 24 – 29, 2018

Camp Woodlands

Camp Woodlands is a chance for children and teens to get the full Woodlands summer camp experience through all of our specialized adapted recreation with tradition summer camp activities.  Camp Woodlands concentrates on exposing campers to as many activities as possible so that they may try things they may have never done before, or have always wanted to do.  The experience is designed to increase life skills through adaptive sports, creative arts, nature and recreation.  This camp also provides opportunities throughout the week for campers to improve peer relationships, increase communication skills, feel more confident and self-reliant, become more independent and experience success.

What to expect:

Campers check-in on a Sunday afternoon and are assigned to a unit that sleeps seven other campers within the same age group, with similar needs, interests and abilities and a Woodlands staff member.  Campers are also assigned to a highly qualified and trained Woodlands counselor who has completed The Woodlands Camp Academy Training and Leadership program.  Counselors and health care staff are college students or emerging professionals in the fields of special education, social work, psychology, nursing, medicine fields, occupational therapy, recreational therapy or related areas.  All campers rotate each day throughout the schedule of planned activities in three large groups with a staff ratio of two campers to each counselor.  This gives campers an opportunity to socialize and explore the possibilities that The Woodlands has available with support from our staff.  Campers will eat all meals “family style” in the dining hall to support socialization and a sense of community.

*Participants are required to be able to self-regulate their own behaviors and need to be able to be redirected easily by staff in order to experience success with this program.  We do encourage and support participants to bring their own support staff to any Woodlands programs. 

Camp Woodlands adapted activities include:

Music circles and drum circles
Camp fires
Nature walks and tent camping
Swimming & aquatic activities
Zip lining
Healthy cooking & nutrition
Arts & crafts
Yoga and guided imagery
Special performances
Talents shows
Therapy dog demonstrations
Sports & fitness
Dance and movement games
Goal setting
Team building
Social/conversation games