Summer Staff 2020

Welcome to Summer Staff 2020

We're excited that you’ll be joining us for a life-changing summer. Please review the information below to ensure we have everything we need to get summer started off right!

  1. Join the Summer Staff 2020 Facebook Page. We will often communicate via this group prior to camp and it’s a great way to get to know your fellow staff members before you arrive.
  2. Fill out the Employee Health History Form. Return to the staff member who conducted your interview.
  3. Fill out the "Nitty Gritty" form with information about your arrival to Bradford Woods and return to the staff member who conducted your interview.
  4. Review the information below and ensure you come to camp ready to go!

Personal ID

To be hired, you'll need to bring any one of the following combinations of the documents below to the first day of training. You must bring originals, not copies.

  • Driver’s License and Social Security Card OR
  • Driver’s License and Birth Certificate OR
  • A current passport

Please also bring a current insurance card.

What to Pack

Indiana tends to have extremely wet springs and the beginning of May can have cold mornings. Summers tend to be very hot and humid with frequent thunderstorms. Be prepared to be outside in any kind of weather.

  • Comfortable clothing: shorts, long pants, r-shirts, etc. (no ripped or cut-off clothing, no shirts with alcohol or tobacco advertisements, only “G” rated messages are acceptable)
  • One to two nice outfits for camper prom and Staff Banquet (dress pants, dress, skirt, etc.)
  • Khaki (tan) colored shorts/pants for check-in and check-out day each week
  • Warm clothing (coat/jacket, sweaters, sweatshirts, wool socks, etc.)
  • Raingear or poncho
  • Hats (for protection from sun and for warmth)
  • Several pairs of shoes (no open toe shoes or sandals except for days off; Keen sandals are acceptable / no Crocs!)
  • One piece bathing suit
  • Swim shoes
  • No spaghetti straps / short shorts / belly shirts / or any other clothing that is not child appropriate
  • White t-shirt for tie-dying (optional)


  • Backpack
  • Detergent for laundry
  • Hygiene Articles (including towels, washcloths, etc.)
  • Linens (twin sheet) and pillow
  • Sleeping bag (we will be camping outside with our cabins weekly)
  • Wrist watch and alarm clock
  • Sun ccreen and bug spray
  • Flashlight and batteries (headlamps work well)
  • Musical instrument (If you play, obviously not required)
  • Personal gear or equipment you would find helpful to your position

Important Dates

  • May 6: Intern Training
  • May 8-10: Leadership Team Training
  • May 8-9: Adventure Challenge Staff Training - Session 1
  • May 11-16: CHIPS Training (Cabin Heads/Interns/Program Staff)
  • May 13-14: Adventure Challenge Staff Training - Session 2
  • May 16: Newcomer’s Day
  • May 18-22: Full Staff Training
  • May 21: Lifeguard Training @ YMCA
  • May 22: Lifeguard Waterfront/Lake Training

  • May 24-29: Camp Hi-Lite (Campers 8-22 years old with Down syndrome )
  • May 29-31: Camp About Face Leadership Academy
  • May 31-June 5: Camp Riley 2 (Campers 8-18 years old with physical disabilities needing a 1:2 ratio) & Camp About Face (Campers 8-18 years old with craniofacial anomalies)
  • June 7-12: Camp R.O.C.K.S. (Campers 10-18 years old with autism)
  • June 12-14: Little Red Door Leadership Academy
  • June 13-18: CHAMP Camp (Campers 6-18 years old with tracheotomies and who require ventilator assistance)
  • June 14-19: Camp Little Red Door (Campers 8-18 years old with or in remission from Cancer and their siblings/friends)
  • June 21-26: Camp Kan Du (Campers 8-18 years old with a cognitive level ranging from 0-48 months and with physical disabilities) & Camp Independence Campers 8-18 years old with Sickle Cell Anemia and other blood disorders
  • June 28– July 3: Camp Riley 1 (Campers 8-18 years old with physical disabilities needing a 1:1 ratio)
  • July 5-17: Camp Riley 3/Venture (Campers 8-18 years old with physical disabilities needing a 1:3 ratio)
  • July 19-24: MDA Camp (Campers 8-18 years old with Muscular Dystrophy)
  • July 19-24: Adult Camp– Session 1 (Adults 18 and over with a physical disability)
  • July 26-31: Camp PossAbility (Young Adult camp for ages 18-35 years old with physical disabilities)
  • July 26-31: Adult Camp – Session 2 (Adults 18 and over with a physical disability)
  • July 31: Staff Closing Banquet

Airport Shuttle Information

The Indianapolis Airport is an easy and convenient option just 25 minutes away from Bradford Woods. You can find information about parking and transportation at the airport on their website at

If you need a ride to camp, you can use ride share services or Go Express Travel’s airport shuttle, which runs between Bloomington and the Indianapolis airport several times per day. You can find a schedule of shuttles and ticket information on their web site:

Note: You will need to ask the driver to drop you off at Bradford Woods in Martinsville, IN. This is not a normal stop for the shuttle, but we have contacted their office and they are expecting to make some stops at Bradford Woods. They are aware that you will be requesting the stop; however, they will not be waiting for you at the airport. Review the times listed above or call if you have any questions. When purchasing your shuttle ticket please wait until your arrival and after you have collected your baggage. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable; therefore, delays/layovers may require you to purchase another ticket.