Get Ready for a Great Summer!
At Anderson Woods Summer Camp we are eagerly preparing for summer 2017, and hope to make it the best yet! Attention to each individual's strengths and unique characteristics--whether camper, staff member, or visitor--and fostering close bonds remain as priorities at Anderson Woods Camp. With this focus in mind, we have decided to limit the number of campers accepted to each session compared to our capacity in the most recent years. We believe this will allow for a more positive camp experience for all involved. Additionally we have increased the minimum age for campers to age 7. If you missed out on an opportunity to be a part of Summer 2016, we hope you can join us in 2017, but availability is limited. Because we receive applications for more campers than we are able to accommodate, we encourage everyone to submit applications early. In addition to accepting camper applications, we are always looking for hardworking, responsible young men and women to serve as paid and volunteer staff members. Whether attending as a camper or serving as a staff member, time spent at Anderson Woods offers a rewarding and unforgettable camp experience! For more information on coming as a camper or joining us as a staff member please visit our camp page. For information on supporting Anderson Woods Summer Camp through your financial support or your time, visit our contribution page.
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 176 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 children and adults with Special Needs, a unique learning experience in organic gardening and care and love of animals in a nature filled camp setting.