Camp Riley empowers children with physical disabilities by providing life-changing experiences in a camp environment tailored to their individual needs. Campers shatter perceived limitations, make new friends, and reach higher achievements, returning home with an increased sense of independence and confidence.
Each summer, hundreds of campers with physical disabilities and medical conditions make their “home away from home” at one of our eight Camp Riley sessions. Since 1955, Camp Riley has operated at Bradford Woods and has been made possible through the generous support of Riley Children’s Foundation. Additionally, Riley Children’s Foundation ensures that no camper is turned away due to financial need.
Physicians practicing at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health provide 24-hour medical coverage for Camp Riley, including medical and nursing directors, resident physicians, nurses, and a pharmacy team. 24-hour medical care is available during camp.
If your camper will be new to Camp Riley in 2020, you're invited to a special orientation at Newcomer's Day on May 20, 2020. Newcomer's Day is an opportunity for your camper – and your whole family – to experience Camp Riley and Bradford Woods firsthand.
Campers can attend one of eight Camp Riley sessions appropriate to their needs. Explore the eight sessions of Camp Riley for 2020 below.
This one-week session lets children who have Down Syndrome experience all camp has to offer as they increase their social skills in an estimated 1-to-3 staff-to-camper ratio.
This one-week session is for campers age 8-18 with a physical disability who benefit from an estimated 1-to-2 staff-to-camper ratio.
This session gives children age 8-18 who have craniofacial anomalies a chance to be themselves, make new friendships, and build skills in an estimated 1-to-3 staff-to-camper ratio.
This one-week session helps children age 8-18 with hemophilia, sickle cell anemia, or other blood diseases learn how to manage their chronic health conditions and maintain an active outdoor lifestyle in an estimated 1-to-3 staff-to-camper ratio.
This one-week medically-intensive camp is for youth whose developmental age is between 0 and 48 months and who thrive in an estimated 1-to-1 staff-to-camper ratio.
This one-week session is for campers age 8-18 with a physical disability who benefit from an estimated 1-to-1 staff-to-camper ratio.
This two-week session is for campers age 14-18 with a physical disability who plan to pursue post-secondary education and who thrive in an estimated 1-to-3 staff-to-camper ratio.
This two-week session is for campers age 8-18 with a physical disability who benefit from an estimated 1-to-3 staff-to-camper ratio.
Beyond the Woods Mentor Program
The Beyond the Woods mentor program is for teens age 14-18 with a physical disability that are part of the Venture session of Camp Riley. Campers are matched with adult mentors who have been through similar life experiences and can act as a source of empowerment and a resource for campers on a variety of topics, including
For more information about the Beyond the Woods program, contact Nicole Hoover, Medical Camping Supervisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dear Camp Riley, I really appreciate everything you do. This was my first year at camp and I loved it! I look forward to next year. Thank you for supporting me.– Moraiah S., Hi-lite camper
Contact us at 765-349-5121 or e-mail Nich Hunter-Shields at email@example.com.
Interested in providing a Camp Riley experience to Indiana children with the gift of a campership? Contact Olivia Mozzi at Riley children’s Foundation at 317-808-8557 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.