To enrich the lives of children and adults with disability and chronic illness.
LET’S IMAGINE THE POSSIBILITIES
The Woodlands signature programs, expert staff and adapted facilities are all designed around our mission to enrich the quality of life for individuals and families navigating the journey of disability and chronic illness. We also collaborate with other nonprofits serving individuals with special needs to deepen our offerings and expand resources available to participants and caregivers.
Our barrier-free environment encourages everyone, of every ability and disability, to safely explore what’s possible and discover new levels of independence. Hands-on experiences guided by our caring staff help to reinforce social, cultural, environmental, recreational and life skills growth. Participation is encouraged at every level, and celebrated in a welcoming and approachable group setting such as our camps, retreats, clubs and events.
We welcome prospective participants and their families to come explore our 52-acre site in the North Hills of Pittsburgh. Nestled on serene, private wooded property, our grounds feature: an indoor heated pool, 48-bed lodge, dining hall, creative arts lab, activity center, camping area, sports court, nature trail, adapted zip line, amphitheater, adapted kitchen, adapted archery range, and a par-3 adapted golf course. Every experience at The Woodlands is made to be as accessible as possible so participation can be enjoyed by all.
OUR WORK + OUR PROMISE
- Ensure an environment and staff rooted in safety and quality.
- To host year-round programming for all children and adults with disability and chronic illness.
- Ensure the ongoing enhancement and development of both staff and facilities to fulfill our promise to participants and families as a trusted and respected service provider.
- Commit to expanding access – whereby all children and adults with disabilities and chronic illness in the region have access to the programs offered by The Woodlands.
- Nurture and expand a healthcare provider, academic leader, and expert network for collaboration and diversification of offerings for our participants.
- Achieve financial sustainability – whereby all children and adults with disabilities and chronic illness in the region have access to the programs offered by The Woodlands.
A HISTORY OF THE WOODLANDS
TODAY + TOMORROW
The Woodlands now serves thousands of people annually and partners with agencies and organizations to host camps, retreats and other programming. We foster new relationships with organizations that serve individuals with special needs, and continuously develop our facilities and programming to further enrich the lives of children and adults with disability and chronic illness.