Programs and Activities

For more than 60 years, we have provided educational, leadership development, therapy, and recreation opportunities for adults and youth through our unique program areas. Our program staff are highly trained to help our groups and participants achieve outcomes – whatever they may be.

For updates related to COVID-19, including our new practices, facility capacities, and mask policy, please see our Coronavirus Updates page.

Coronavirus Updates

Bradford Woods took a great deal of precaution considering everything having to do with COVID-19. I can honestly say that (they) made our participants feel safe and welcomed. Our participants were able to see first hand the amount of care and diligence that went into ensuring that all COVID-19 precautions were taken care of in a professional and safe manner.

August 2020 Group

Recreation Activities

During your stay, you are welcome to enjoy, explore, and hike the property.

Our staff are also on-hand to facilitate outdoor recreation opportunities, including canoeing, swimming, climbing, archery, and more. Each of these activities requires the use of our staff as lifeguards and/or belayers. As such, we require advance notice (preferably one month) to book activities for your group. Each participant must complete our Participant Agreement form in order to participate.

While participating in our activities, all participants must wear closed-toe shoes. For water-based activities, sandals that stay on the foot or water shoes may be used. Contact us for booking and pricing information (most activities are billed by the hour).

Standing 50-feet tall, this vertical climbing structure is set on poles that crisscross toward the sky. Participants, both beginner and advanced, will be challenged by the pole climbs, dangling logs, seesaw log, hanging ladders and more. It is a creative way to be challenged both physically and mentally while being continuously on-belay.

We estimate that we can facilitate approximately 15 participants per hour. Minimum age is 10 years old.

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Draw a bow, launch an arrow, and practice your aim while our knowledgeable staff provide instruction on safety and technique. Equipment is provided.

We estimate that we can facilitate approximately 15 participants per hour. Minimum age is 8 years old.

Explore our 110-acre lake in a canoe. Instructors will teach proper canoeing techniques, several paddling strokes and canoe safety. Once participants learn the basics, they will be able to practice them on Bradford Woods’ calm and relaxing lake.

We estimate that we can facilitate approximately 25 participants per hour.

Standing at 35 feet tall, this vertical climbing structure offers more traditional climbing faces capable of challenging individuals of all ability levels. Staff will be on hand to belay and supervise participants.

We estimate that we can facilitate approximately 15 participants per hour. Minimum age is 8 years old.

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Our experienced staff will show participants the basic skills required for fishing, i.e., baiting the hook, casting, etc. Bait and tackle are provided.

We estimate that we can facilitate approximately 15 participants per hour.

Trek through the woods as our experienced staff point out the natural features of our property and share the unique history of Bradford Woods.

We estimate that we can facilitate approximately 20 participants per hiking group.

Relax while a knowledgeable staff member shuttles you around,  and points out the breathtaking features of our beautiful 110-acre lake. Lifeguards are provided.

Group size is 10 – 12 people.  

Take a dip in our outdoor pool (open June through early August), or in the Old Swimmin’ Hole Lake. Lifeguards are provided.

Each lifeguard is able to supervise up to 25 participants at a time. Maximum pool capacity is 50 participants.

Developed with the partnership and support of CHAMP Camp, Our 375-foot zipline is the perfect program for your participants. Specifically designed to have universal access, all participants access the zipline via a ramp, and participants of all abilities can take flight. At 65 feet tall, this activity is a great way to experience Bradford Woods from new heights!

We estimate that we can facilitate approximately 25 participants per hour. Minimum age is 8 years old.

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Equine Therapy

Our non-profit partner, Agape Therapeutic Riding Resources, is located on-site and provides equine-assisted learning, professional training, and therapeutic riding for our campsa and to the general public. They also support various leadership and teambuilding programs in conjunction with our program staff.

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