About Anderson Woods
Anderson Woods was founded in 1978, and is a private, not-for-profit corporation chartered to provide summer camp experiences, as well as other services, for children and adults with physical and mental disabilities. The founders of Anderson Woods, Judy and David Colby, shared a vision of providing an experience that would foster self-esteem and empower these Special Ones to fulfill the potential within. From 3 campers sleeping in tents the first summer, our camp which spans 175 acres in rural Southern Indiana, now welcomes hundreds of campers of all ages and disabilities who sleep in four cabins each summer. Our aim is to provide self-confidence, dignity, and choices to persons with disabilities who, too often, are given none. It is with much humility and hope that we walk forward to serve these Special Ones.
This summer we welcomed nearly 200 campers to Anderson Woods throughout June and July. Countless smiles, laughs, and memories were shared among camp friends, old and new! We eagerly anticipate summer 2015!. For more information on coming as a camper or joining us as a staff member this coming summer, please visit our camp page. For information on supporting Anderson Woods Summer Camp through your financial support or your time, visit our contribution page.
8th Annual Taster's Fest Sept 27!
The 8th Annual Taster's Fest, Anderson Wood's biggest yearly fundraiser, titled "Sips, Samples, & Songs" will be held Saturday, September 27, 2014 at the Riverwalk in Jasper, IN. This year's fest will feature a new format centered around the the Schaeffer Barn at the Riverwalk. Guests will again enjoy live music, wine tasting from area wineries, delicious food samples from local restaurants, and a silent auction. All the money (100%) raised directly benefits Anderson Woods. Tickets can be purchased at multiple locations in Jasper, IN, including at German American Bank, Old National Bank, Hometown IGA, and Holiday Foods.
A Special Place For Special People
It is our mission at Anderson Woods to provide summer camp and safe, dignified services for persons with mental and/or physical disabilities.
Our goal is to teach individuals (to the maximum extent possible) to be fully functioning members of the local community.