Tenth Annual Taster's Fest Sept 24!
We are excited to announce that this year's Annual Taster's Fest, titled "Sips, Samples & Songs," marks an entire decade of raising money and awareness for the great cause of Anderson Woods! Our biggest yearly fundraiser will take place Saturday, September 24, 2016 at the Riverwalk in Jasper, IN. In the interest of making this milestone occasion our best fest yet, we have expanded upon the format of our event from years past. We hope you will join us for wine tasting from area wineries, delicious food samples from local restaurants, live music, pumpkin painting, a silent auction, and--new this year--a beer garden! Stay tuned for more details and for information on where to get your tickets. It promises to be a great event, and as always, 100 percent of proceeds directly benefit Anderson Woods Summer Camp! Thank you to all those who have supported us in years past, and those who continue to make this great occasion a reality!
Thanks for a Great Summer!
Thank you to everyone, campers, staff, volunteers, and donors, who had a part in making this summer at Anderson Woods a special one. We were thrilled to be able to offer our unique outdoor experience to a record 210 campers this summer! Despite our growth in recent years, 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. If you missed out on an opportunity to be a part of Summer 2016, we hope you can join us in 2017. 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 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.