Summer 2015 brought 200 campers and countless enjoyable memories to Anderson Woods Summer Camp. Thank you to all our campers, counselors, volunteers, donors, and visitors who made this summer special. We are already busy preparing to make summer 2016 the best yet! We hope you can be a part of our unique camping experience. Because this summer we received applications for more campers than we are able to accommodate, we encourage everyone to submit applications early. We begin accepting applications in January, so don't delay! For more information on coming as a camper or joining us as a staff member next 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.
9th Annual Taster's Fest is Sept 26!
The 9th Annual Taster's Fest, Anderson Wood's biggest yearly fundraiser, will take place Saturday, September 26, 2015 at the Riverwalk in Jasper, IN. Join us for live music, wine tasting from area wineries, delicious food samples from local restaurants, and a silent auction. 100 percent of proceeds directly benefit Anderson Woods Summer Camp. Thank you to all of our generous sponsors, and all those who work hard to make this event possible. We look forward to seeing you!
About Anderson Woods
Nestled along its namesake, the Anderson River in rural Southern Indiana, 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 intellectual 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 Perry County, 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.
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.