Thank you for your interest in supporting Bradford Woods & Camp Riley! While Bradford Woods is an auxiliary program of Indiana University, we are responsible for raising our budget through fee-for-service programs and donations. With 60 years of history, maintaining camp to our high standards is an expensive proposition. Support from our stakeholders, alumni, donors, and others means the world to us, and helps us deliver high-impact programming to thousands of program participants each year.
Bradford Woods Heritage Fund
The Bradford Woods Heritage Fund exists to collect general donations for the support and preservation of Bradford Woods, including its programs and facilities.
Cindy Sears Memorial Fund
The Cindy Sears Memorial Fund was established in summer 2019 to honor the memory of Cindy Sears, a long-time program participant in Bradford Woods adult camps. Donations will be used for the construction of accessibility updates to a picnic shelter at the waterfront for youth and adults with physical disabilities and other medical conditions.
IU Bradford Woods Climbing Club Fund
The Bradford Woods Climbing Club was established in late 2018 as a tool for advancing self-esteem and self-advocacy among local adolescents through the use of healthy outdoor recreation. Donations provide general support of the Club, and can include support for the cost of participation for local youth, who learn the basics of climbing at Bradford Woods and the EPIC gym in Indianapolis before taking a guided climbing trip to a regional climbing hotspot.
Wish List Support
If you're interested in supporting our programs by making an in-kind donation, you can view our wishlist on Amazon.com. The following list of items are also always in need. These items directly impact the experience of youth attending Camp Riley, as well as many of our other programs. Please contact us at (765) 342-2915 if you're interested in making a donation of any of these items.
Highest NeedThese items are always in demand for all of our programs:
- Masking Tape
- Window Markers
- Re-sealable Plastic Bags (various sizes)
- Black or Blue Pens
- Sports equipment – basketballs, volleyballs, soccer balls, tennis balls, playground balls
- Streamers and various cabin, dance, & banquet decorations
- Board Games/Cards
- Tie dye (ink/powder – Dharma Trading Co. is a great source)
- White Bandanas – 100% cotton
- White Cotton T-Shirts (Various sizes)
- Blank CD/DVDs (for songs & music videos created by campers)
- Tongs – for cooking during campouts
- Movies (DVDs - G or PG)
- Sun lotion or block (preferably waterproof)
- Beach Towels
- Spa Kit - nail polish & remover, scented lotion, make up (sensitive skin) & applicators (brushes, Q-tips, cotton balls, hair accessories)
- Cloth, Fabric & Felt
- Sidewalk chalk
- Construction Paper
- Glue (glue sticks, craft/cloth glue, etc.)
- Batteries (especially AA & AAA)
- Friendship String (embroidery thread)
- Storage bins (various sizes)
- Blu-Ray/DVD players
- Rolls of butcher paper – for banners, large signs, carnivals, etc.
- Power Strips & Extension Cords
- Paintbrushes – various size brushes, with and without adaptive handles
- Adapted scissors
- Tarps (various larger sizes)
- Disposable wipes
- Bug spray
- Fitted bed sheet sets (longer than the standard twin = 80x37x6 inch deep pockets)
- Knee/elbow pads
- Pool noodles
- Hoola Hoops
- Orange cones (for sports)
- Large plastic storage tubs
- Bug repellent wipes
- Latex-free disposable gloves
- Depends/disposable briefs (various sizes, especially medium & large)
- Reusable changing pads/chucks (cloth on one side, plastic on other side)
- Pool Noodles & other pool/lake toys and rafts, floaties, sand toys
- Painting canvases (various sizes)
- Air Dry Clay
- Sleeping Bags
- Backpacking backpacks
- Sleeping Pads
- Pocket Folders
- Sensory Cave supplies (ex: beans, ribbon, Christmas lights, etc.)
- Disinfectant wipes
- Facial tissue/Kleenex
- Musical Instruments (symbols, egg shakers, hand drums, etc.
Program & Adventure Challenge Items
- Large Bean Bag Chairs – $100, or Tumbleform Chairs – $400-$1,000 or Yogibo Max Bean Bag – $239.
- Foam wedges – $50+. Used to prop campers up in bed.
- Binoculars (x14).
- Chromebooks or similar for teaching (up to 14).
- Archery Equipment
- Adaptive recreational equipment
- Globe/Cage Balls – $75-$300. Oversized soft, bouncy recreation balls, great for use during adapted activities.
- Adapted canoeing seats & paddles – customized equipment cost varies.
- Adapted fishing gear such as Strong Arm Fishing Rod Holder – $40.
- Electric fishing reels – $40-$800.
- Manual wheelchairs (lightly used or new) – $100-$300.
- Fishing Poles (and tackle, etc.) for adult veteran programs.
- Pop-Up Tents – $300.
- Wagons (larger, heavy duty/utility, metal) – $300. To assist with transporting camper gear.
- Costumes that fit over wheelchairs (creative ideas welcome!).
- Webbing – $110 (100 feet of 2in polyester).
- Gym Mats – $150. Heavy-duty, foldable mats for freshening up (ex: to be used in accessible bathrooms at waterfront)
- 6-Person Tents – $300. Different styles of tent OK, needed for campouts.