We know that coming to camp, exploring a retreat, or diving into a class at our Wellness Center for the first time can spark a few good questions. Our team is here to help you through every step of the process. Below, you’ll find answers to some of our most frequently asked questions. But, if you find you need more information, please contact Leia Patsilevas at 724-935-5470 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to see you at The Woodlands soon!
Yes! The Woodlands accommodates specific dietary needs as requested. You also have the option to bring in food from home for your participant, and check-it in with their counselor. For questions about specific dietary needs please contact the Food Service Director, Peggy Harris at email@example.com or 724-935-5470 ext. 236.
The Woodlands offers weekly sessions, running Sunday-Friday, according to age during summer from June-August. Check-in is on Sunday 3 p.m.- 5:15 p.m and check-out is on Friday 9:45 a.m.- 10:45 a.m. Check-in times will be emailed prior to your week of camp based on the participant’s pod. Times vary for Notes from the Heart Music Camps and Camp Woodlands Jr.
We also offer weekend sessions, running Friday-Sunday in the spring and fall from September- May. In addition, we offer Club sessions on weeknights and Saturdays in the spring and fall. Check-in is on Friday 5:30 p.m.- 7:15 p.m. and check-out is Sunday 10 a.m.- 11 a.m. Check-in times will be emailed prior to your retreat weekend based on the participant’s pod.
Many can participate in an overnight camp or weekend as a day participant, but we do not offer overnight programs for the 6-12 age category.
Each participant’s cost of registration is based on household income and we do everything we can to make The Woodlands experiences accessible to all. We also offer scholarships via The Woodlands WonderFund. It’s our goal to help keep your cost as low as possible and all costs are based on a sliding scale of ability to pay.
We also accept Medicaid Home and Community Based Waivers: Consolidated, Person/Family Directed Support (PFDS), and Community Living Waivers.
At The Woodlands, we never turn away a participant due to an inability to pay and we are happy to work with you to ensure your participant can attend through our Wonderfund Scholarship program. After all, The Woodlands is for everyone!
Many of our participants come from the Pittsburgh area and neighboring counties, but we also have participants from all over the United States. There are no eligibility stipulations based on a participant’s residency, however you do need to have an emergency contact available within 60 minutes from The Woodlands during your participant’s stay with us.