Our History

1970

Camp Red Cedar is first established as a Boy Scout Camp named Red Cedar Environmental Center at the time.


 

1972

Camp Red Cedar, known then as “Red Cedar,” began as a privately owned not-for-profit equestrian facility offering therapeutic riding program.


 

1979

Evolved into “Red Cedar for Special Services” and became a United Way agency.


 

1982

Relocates from Griffin Rd. to current location, 3900 Hursh Road, Fort Wayne, IN, 46845.


 

1989

Red Cedar merges with AWS, now Benchmark Human Services, eventually changing the name to “Camp Red Cedar.”


 

1997

Mad Anthony’s Charity Classic for Children helps transform Red Cedar into a fully functioning summer camp program and provides funds to construct a lake on property for aquatic therapy and beach activities.


 

2006

Integrated summer camps for children without disabilities are included to the program as interest grows.


 

Today

Camp Red Cedar offers a full complement of summer day camps for individuals with and without disabilities, year-around riding lessons and customized rental options for special events. Our newly built cabin sleeps 12, with six beds on each side and a fully accessible restroom in each area. Additionally, our recently paved trail around the lake offers a new realm of accessibility for our guests.