River’s Way teams with student volunteers from Emory and Henry College to host three respite weekends per semester (Fall and Spring) with youth and young adults with disabilities. The River’s Way student organization at Emory and Henry College has provided volunteers for respite programming since 1996. Respite programs are held at the Emory and Henry College campus. These overnight and day programs provide campers with opportunities for positive social interaction and for continued involvement with River’s Way outside of school on weekends.

Students and participants must bring the required forms listed below:

Respite Program Release 


Health Information Form 

Medications Form (if medications are required)



Contact Tom Hanlon, Executive Director for more information at Tom@riversway.org



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River's Way 

1227 Volunteer Pkwy Bristol, TN 37620

Matt@riversway.org                         Tom@riversway.org 

(423)-715-0085                                   (423)-612-1242