University's Outdoor Center, Bradford Woods, operates 10 weeks of
summer camp for people with disabilities and chronic illnesses.
They typically recruit summer interns, which has proven to be an
"excellent opportunity for students" in various fields including
Therapeutic Riding and other Equine related fields. Bradford
Woods partners with Agape Therapeutic Riding Center, A NARHA Premier
Accredited Center to provide a barn experience for their campers.
Located on a portion of Bradford Woods' 2,500 acres are an eight stall
horse barn, pastures, outdoor arena, and trails. Each year they hire
barn specific program staff and side walkers who help with or lead the
facilitation of both mounted and unmounted activities as well as assist
with the management, training and care of six to eight equines as well
as a variety of other animals. They also hire a Barn Director and
Assistant Director (NARHA Certified Instructor or Instructor in
Training) to work closely with both Agape and the summer camp
leadership team to provide the best experience possible for both
campers and staff.