Are you looking for an adult day program that offers a unique outdoor environment, and engaging social, recreational, and educational activities customized to your loved one’s special needs, abilities, and interests?

The Camp Cheerful River Rock Adult Day Program offers meaningful activities and features such as:

  • Gardening and Landscaping
  • Nature Trails and Education
  • Horsemanship Activities
  • Cooking and Housekeeping Skills
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Daily Exercise and Sports
  • Community Activities and Field Trips
  • Dedicated Club House
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Optional supervised social time from 3-5:00 p.m. for those needing extended hours.

We provide transportation in parts of Cuyahoga and Medina counties. Please call our office (440-238-6200 ext. 222) for more information. If we are unable to provide transportation, there are several transportation providers in the area that can provide transportation to and from the Camp Cheerful River Rock program. Please speak to your Support Supervisor Administrator (SSA) for more details about these providers.

Achievement Centers for Children’s Camp Cheerful is a Level 1 and IO Waiver Provider

Activity Highlights for Week of July 15th

  • Field Trip:  Swimming at Westlake
  • Fishing at Camp Cheerful
  • Spa Day
  • Canoeing
  • Painting Project

Interested in a tour?

  • Saturday, August 11, 2018, 10 am – 12 pm
  • Friday, September 14, 2018, 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
  • Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Please call Shawn at 440-238-6200 ext. 222 to reserve your spot, or arrange another time for a tour.

Frequently Asked Questions

Download our River Rock Frequently Asked Questions and Answers here.

What is the River Rock Adult Day Program?

Located at Camp Cheerful in the Cleveland Metroparks Mill Stream Reservation in Strongsville, the River Rock Adult Day Program offers a unique outdoor environment surrounded by nature and provides engaging social, recreational, and educational activities for adults with special needs and disabilities year-round. Our caring staff is dedicated to providing your loved one with the best experiences to make their days enjoyable and meaningful with their friends. 

Who is eligible?

Our participants are 18 and older with a wide range of disabilities and abilities. We serve all acuity levels (A, B, C) as established by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities.  We are not able to provide care to individuals needing 1:1 care throughout the day. 

What are the hours?

Our doors open to eager participants every morning, Monday through Friday from 9 am – 3 pm. Extended hours are available from 3 pm – 5 pm at no additional cost. 

What is the staff to participant ratio?

Staffing is based on the care that each individual needs and ranges from one staff with three participants to one staff with twelve participants. Staff minimum ratios are established by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities however, we provide additional staff as needed to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for our individuals. 

Must participants attend all 5 days each week?

Daily attendance provides continuity for your loved one. We understand that some families and individuals are unable to attend five days and part-time arrangements may be possible based on availability in the program. 

What kinds of activities are offered?

  • Swimming (year-round)
  • Gardening
  • Cooking and baking classes
  • Horsemanship activities
  • Fitness and sports
  • Daily skills development based on individuals’ goals
  • Arts & crafts
  • Community activities/weekly field trips
  • Activities and entertainment provided by special guests
  • Music engagement
  • Outdoor activities – hiking, fishing, canoeing, etc.
  • Visit our website to see our weekly activities at AchievementCenters.org/riverrock 

What is a typical daily schedule?

 9:00 am –    9:30 amParticipants arrival and sharing time
 9:30 am –  10:00 amFitness activity
10:00 am – 10:15 amSnack time
10:15 am – 11:30 amWeekly special activity
11:30 am – 12:30 pmLunch
12:30 pm –  1:00 pmLearning Lab
 1:00 pm –   2:00 pmBarn activity/snack time
  2:00 pm –  3:00 pmSkill development
  3:00 pm –  5:00 pmExtended time activities

 

What services are provided?

  • Safe, fun and engaging activities throughout the day
  • Assistance achieving Individual Service Plan (ISP) goals
  • Assistance with toileting and other personal hygiene needs
  • Distribute medications
  • Daily guidance and support
  • Collaboration with families/caregivers 

How do you communicate with families/caregivers?

Communication between our staff and the families we serve is very important to us. In addition to our ongoing procedures outlined below, we encourage families/caregivers to ask questions, give feedback by phone or email and attend our bi-monthly family parties.

  • Monthly activity calendar
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) communication sheet is completed by staff and sent home every day
  • Any time-sensitive issues or concerns are reported to the families immediately
  • If a non-emergency incident occurs, families are notified the same day via a written incident report 

Who provides lunch?

Due to varying dietary needs, restrictions, and preferences, our participants bring their own lunch including drink. As part of special programs, we may offer meals. Refer to our monthly calendar for these special meal days. 

Do you provide transportation?

We currently provide transportation to portions of Cuyahoga and Medina counties. Please call our office (440-238-6200 ext. 222) for more information. In addition, there are several providers in the area that provide transportation to and from Camp Cheerful for the River Rock program. Your Support Supervisor Administrator (SSA) may have more details and recommendations. 

Is Therapeutic Horseback Riding / Horsemanship included with the program?

Many of our River Rock participants have the opportunity to ride horses as a separate service for an additional fee. Those enrolled in our Therapeutic Horsemanship program during the day sign out of the River Rock program to go to the barn for their riding session, and then return to the River Rock program to sign back in. As part of the River Rock program participants have an opportunity to feed the horses and fill their water buckets as well as other barn activities. 

How are services paid?

Services are usually paid through the Ohio Department of Developmental Disability (DODD) or the local County Board of Developmental Disabilities. Your Support Service Administrator (SSA) can help you through this process. If you don’t have an SSA, contact your county Board of Developmental Disabilities. Services may also be paid directly by families to the Achievement Centers for Children (private pay).

What other programs are offered for adults at the Achievement Centers for Children?

  • Year-round Adapted Sports programs including football, soccer, baseball, and wheelchair basketball
  • Overnight summer camp at Camp Cheerful (June-August)
  • Overnight Weekend Respite camps at Camp Cheerful (September – May)
  • Therapeutic Horseback Riding (10 week sessions, year-round)
  • Adapted Aquatics – Westlake location (3.5-foot indoor heated pool)
  • Physical, occupational, speech therapies, and our Intensive Therapy Clinic (in Westlake and Highland Hills)
  • And much more! Please visit https://AchievementCenters.org

How do I schedule a tour?

We love visitors! A tour is the best way to see if our River Rock program is the right fit for your loved one. You will be able to speak with our staff and see our program and participants in action. We understand that this is a big decision for your family and your loved one. Please feel free to call or email us anytime with questions. 

Call or email Shawn Littell, Director of Adult Services

440-238-6200 ext. 222

Shawn.littell@achievementctrs.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Camp Cheerful

15000 Cheerful Lane
Strongsville, OH

 

Funded in part by the Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities.

Achievement Centers for Children is an authorized licensee of the Cleveland Metropolitan Park District. Inquiries regarding the cooperative relationship may be directed to the Chief Executive Officer, Cleveland Metroparks, 4101 Fulton Parkway, Cleveland, Ohio 44144; 216-635-3200.

Call for more information

Shawn Littell

Director of Adult Services
(440) 238-6200 ext. 222
shawn.littell@achievementctrs.org

Cuyahoga Board of Developmental Disabilities
Cleveland Metroparks
Path International
Celebrating 70 Years
American Camp Association