The Woodlands Foundation

About The Woodlands Foundation

Our Mission
To enrich the lives of children and adults with disability and chronic illness.

Our barrier-free environment encourages everyone, of every ability and disability, to safely explore what’s possible and discover new levels of independence. Hands-on experiences guided by our caring staff help to reinforce social, cultural, environmental, recreational and life skills growth. Participation is encouraged at every level, and celebrated in a welcoming and approachable group setting such as our camps, retreats, clubs and events.

We welcome prospective participants and their families to come explore our 52-acre site in the North Hills of Pittsburgh. Nestled on serene, private wooded property, our grounds feature: an indoor heated pool, 48-bed lodge, dining hall, creative arts lab, activity center, camping area, sports court, nature trail, adapted zip line, amphitheater, adapted kitchen, adapted archery range, and a par-3 adapted golf course. Every experience at The Woodlands is made to be as accessible as possible so participation can be enjoyed by all.



May 2023 - July 2023 Pittsburgh, PA
“As a psychology major looking to go to school for counseling, my experience at the woodlands was very helpful and gave me good experience to express in my applications for grad school. You learn a lot about working with different disabilities and you make so many sweet memories! Also the staff you work with is always so helpful and will be there to help you get adjusted to the new role!”


June 2021 - August 2021 Wexford, PA
“I really enjoyed the experience of working with this population. I was working with individuals with disabilities. These ranged from physical to intellectual or developmental disabilities. I loved getting to know my coworkers and campers. The activities were a lot of fun and I learned a lot about personal care. ”
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