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.
7th Taster's Fest Big Success!
Thank you to all who supported Anderson Woods through your participation in the 7th Annual Taster's Fest! The Taster's Fest, a fundraiser for Anderson Woods, took place on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at the Riverwalk in Jasper, IN. Hundreds enjoyed live music, wine tasting from area wineries, delicious food samples from local restaurants, and kayaking on the Patoka River provided by Adventures Recreation. The silent auction with items donated by many local businesses and friends of Anderson Woods was also a great success! Additional support for the event was provided by our generous sponsors noted on our Taster's Fest page. The support of all our sponsors, those who purchased tickets, the wineries, food vendors, donors to the silent auction, musicians, Adventures Recreation, and those who gave their time to organize and work the event is greatly appreciated. All the money (100%) raised directly benefits Anderson Woods. For more information on this year's sponsors, vendors, and other supporters of the event visit our Taster's Fest page. We look forward to seeing you next year!
We are eagerly anticipating our upcoming 37th summer of camp at Anderson Woods! We look forward to seeing the familiar faces of the campers and staff that have been a part of Anderson Woods for so many summers, and we cannot wait to welcome new campers and staff to be a part of the Anderson Woods family. For more information on coming as a camper or joining us as a staff member, please visit our camp page. We are now accepting applications for summer 2014. Availability is limited, so apply today! For information on supporting Anderson Woods Summer Camp through your financial support or your time, visit our contribution page.
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.