Children ages 5 (school eligible) through school age with and without special needs can enjoy all that Camp Cheerful has to offer in a day camp setting. Cheerful Day Camp includes all the activities of the traditional camp sessions, including swimming, horsemanship activities, nature study, sports, canoeing, and much more.
Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Extended care available 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. and/or 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. for an additional cost of $60 per session.
Cuyahoga Campership Program Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities (CCBDD) is offering funding for camp opportunities through their Cuyahoga Campership Program. There is no income requirement, but individuals must be eligible for CCBDD services. Learn more by calling 216-736-8387 or visiting their website.
Campers may register for one week, multiple weeks, or all nine weeks. Weeks 1,5 and 8 are closed for registration, and there are limited spots available for the rest of the weeks.
Our ability to provide 1:1 staff for campers has reached capacity and we are no longer accepting registrations for campers requiring a 1:1 staff ratio.
June 10 – 14 (offsite)*
June 17 – 21
June 24 – 28th
July 1 – 3rd (3 day) (closed July 4th & 5th)
July 8 – 12
July 15 – 19
July 22 – 26
July 29 – August 2
August 5 – 9
*The first week of Cheerful Day Camp will be held at the Royalview picnic area in the Mill Stream Run Reservation. There will be a field trip to the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo on Wednesday, June 12th. There will not be extended care available for June 12th only. Drop-off and pick-up for each day during the first week will be at the Royalview picnic area. If you have any questions, please call Bridget at 440-238-6200 ext. 221.
Sensational Day Program (Camp Cheerful)
Our unique outdoor setting is an ideal environment for children and young adults with autism (or others with special sensory needs) to enjoy camp activities while progressing with their IEP goals. A Certified Special Education Teacher and autism specialist supervise our program and specially trained staff. Activities are designed to fit campers’ individual needs while receiving additional support from an occupational therapist and speech therapist. Campers enjoy activities such as swimming, sensory activities, arts and crafts, sports, reading, music, canoeing, and horsemanship activities.
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 us for more information
Vice President of Recreation and Sports 440-238-6200 ext. 223
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