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Bradford Woods

Job Title: Program Specialist for Camping and Therapeutic Programs       

Bradford Woods is Indiana University ’s outdoor center. On our 2500 acre campus we have been providing educational, recreational and professional service opportunities to youth and adults for over 50 years in the areas of Therapeutic Recreation, Environmental Education, Adventure Education, and Retreats.

The Camping and Therapeutic Programming department concentrates on the development and oversight of camping and retreat programs for people with disability and / or disease. Common populations served include children and adults with cancer, sickle cell anemia, cranial facial anomalies, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and other physical disabilities.

Duties & Responsibilities

-          Assist Coordinator of Camping with day-to-day management and leadership of the department

-          Assist Coordinator with interviewing and hiring of summer and weekend camp staff

-          Assist with design, planning and delivery of staff training programs and in-service workshops

-          Mentor, supervise and conduct performance reviews for summer staff

-             Assist in the development and implementation of outreach program services

-          Provide leadership in cabin life and program logistics  

-          Assist in the development and instruction of university courses

-          Lead and support recreational activities and conduct evening programs

-          Perform administrative duties such as completing program schedules and reports, maintain databases, conduct staff  meetings, etc

-          Ability and desire to work with youth and adults with disabilities and specific medical needs

Knowledge and Skills Desired

-          University degree in therapeutic recreation or related field

-          Possess solid outdoor and recreation skills: Challenge courses, hiking, climbing, canoeing, waterfront (life-saving), swimming, archery, etc

-          Experience teaching, leading and supervising camp staff

-          Experience in camp settings

-          First Aid & CPR certification; lifeguard certification

-          Drivers license; willingness to obtain Chauffeurs license

Salary & Benefits

-          $300.00 per week plus room and partial board

-          Accident & illness insurance

-          Excellent training and in-service programs

-          Workman’s Compensation

-          Indiana University ID card for campus benefits

Send Resume to:

Shay Dawson M.A., CTRS
Phone: 765-342-2915 ext.

Posted 10/28/2007

Bradford Woods




Bradford Woods, Indiana University’s Outdoor Education Center, is currently hiring summer staff for the following positions at our nationally-acclaimed camps for children and adults with disabilities:

v    Program Instructors

v    Barn Program Instructors

v    Barn Director

v    Barn Assistant Director

v    Waterfront Director

v    Waterfront Assistant Director

v    Adventure Challenge Instructors 

v    Cabin Heads

v    Cabin Counselors

v    Student Nurses/Cabin Counselors

v    Program Media Specialist

v    Adventure Challenge Instructors 

Why Bradford Woods?
If you work at Bradford Woods this summer, you will be part of an experience that will change the lives of your campers and yourself forever.  At Indiana University’s learning laboratory, you are assured an experience that includes:

v    Employment at the best residential camping facility in the Midwest for youth and adults with disabilities and specific medical needs

v    Rigorous training on disability awareness, personal and medical care and leadership development at a nationally-acclaimed camping facility

v    Rewarding opportunities to work with individuals with a wide variety of disabilities including cancer, sickle cell anemia, cerebral palsy, cranial facial anomalies and Down syndrome

v    Unbeatable training for students studying in a therapeutic or medical field (i.e., nursing, therapeutic recreation, speech therapy, OT, PT, pre-med)

Visit our Web site for job descriptions or to download a job application
For more information, please contact Shay Dawson M.A., CTRS - Coordinator of
     Camping and Therapeutic Programs at

Indiana University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity institution
5040 State Road 67 North · Martinsville, IN  46151
tel. 765.342.2915 
·  fax. 765.349.1086

Posted 10/28/2007                                                                                                                                   



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