The mission of The Woodlands Foundation is to enrich the lives of individuals with disabilities and chronic illnesses across their lifespans.

The Woodlands provides year-round recreational, social, and wellness opportunities for those with disabilities.  Our barrier-free environment encourages everyone, of every ability and disability to 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 spiritual growth. 

Our 52-acre site in the North Hills of Pittsburgh is nestled on serene, private wooded property, our grounds feature: an indoor heated pool, 48-bed lodge, dining hall, creative arts center, activity center, camping area, sports court, nature trail, adapted zip line, adapted archery range, and a par-3 adapted golf course. 



Overnight Programming

Weekend Retreats-January-May and September-December: weekend overnight retreats provide a different age group with a fun Friday-Sunday overnight experience that promotes independence, socialization, recreation, self-perception, and healthy lifestyles. 

Summer Camps– June-August: Sunday-Friday overnight camp offers each age group, 24-hour healthcare associates for medication distribution, counselors for personal care and support, and respite for families and caregivers all while promoting independence, socialization, recreation, self-perception, and healthy lifestyles.

Club Programming

Spring Sessions: January-May
Fall Sessions: September-December
Fun & Friends
Camp Woodlands Jr

Art and Music Clubs

Music Ensemble
Music Makers (Virtual)
Woodlands ART HERE

Geographic areas served: Western Pennsylvania

Samantha Ellwood
Executive Director
724-935-6533 Ext: 224


Contact for The Woodlands Foundation:

Clarissa Amond
Program Manager
(724) 261-8358