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Cheerful Day Camp:  Camp Cheerful in Strongsville

Children ages 5 up to high school graduation with and without special needs can enjoy all that Camp Cheerful has to offer in a day camp setting. Cheerful Day Camp offers all the activities of a traditional camp, modified for children with disabilities! Activities include swimming, horsemanship activities, nature study, arts and crafts, canoeing, and much more. We have made some changes to Summer of 2021 due to COVID-19, but are still very excited to host our campers in-person.

These changes include:

  • Registration capacity reduced by 50% to ensure appropriate physical distancing is maintained at all times
  • We will not be taking any field trips this summer- all activities will occur on-site
  • Not offering extended care this summer in order to keep camper groups separated, and to maintain our ability to contact trace should that become necessary- we have extended the camp day to make this change easier on families
  • Campers will be placed into groups of 9 based on age
  • Groups will not change throughout the week and will not intermingle with other groups.
  • Staffing within those groups will also stay consistent
  • Our pool will be open this summer- each group will swim twice per week. We cannot combine groups together in the pool swimming, so swimming cannot be offered daily.


Regarding masks or face shields:

  • Not required for campers and staff while outdoors unless the camper requires assistance with activities that require close physical proximity or if the camper cannot follow physical distancing guidelines.
  • Required for campers and staff while using restroom
  • Campers who are unable to wear a mask or face shield are required to stay home when it is forecasted to rain for the entire day or large portions of the day, because campers will be doing activities inside with masks or shields on.

*Refunds will not be provided for days unavailable due to weather

*If public health guidelines change over the course of the summer we may have to adjust some of our policies. Adjustments may require increasing risk reduction procedures or we all hope guidelines may allow us to allow groups to intermingle for large group activities.

Typically Monday – Friday  8:30am-4:30pm

Extended care is not available for Summer 2021

Cheerful Day Camp

We are excited to offer new options for our campers this summer! Our most popular option is our standard Cheerful Day Camp.  It will be staffed at a 1:3 counselor to camper ratio.

1:1 Aide – All 1:1 Aide Spots Have Been Filled for Summer 2021

Due to our reduced camper capacity we are only able to provide services to a limited number of campers requiring a 1:1 aide due to significant behaviors or because they require hand-over-hand assistance throughout the day.

Non Academic ESY

Non Academic ESY (extended school year) is an option available for school districts that wish to send a camper, but does not need the individual pull-out and instead wants to focus on general communication and behavior goals.  Staff will complete all necessary documentation for the school district.

NEW-Academic ESY

Academic ESY (Extended School Year) is a NEW add-on available for our campers- similar to our past Sensational ESY Camp. These campers will get a typical camp experience, as well as pull-out time with a licensed Intervention Specialist to work on the camper’s math, reading, writing, behavior, and communication IEP goals. Occupational therapy and speech therapy will also be provided through this add-on to meet the required minutes on the camper’s IEP.

If you would like to discuss a self-pay option related to your camper working on their IEP/academic goals while they are at camp please contact Zynobia Sutton, Manager of Camp Programs at, or call me:  (440) 238-6200 ext. 240

Click Here to See The Camp Cheerful Wishlist!

Camp Schedule

Campers may register for one week, multiple weeks, or all ten weeks.

1June 7- 11   FULL
2June 14-18    FULL
3June 21-25    FULL
4June 28-July 2    FULL
5July 6-9 (4 Day Week)    FULL
6July 12-16    FULL
7July 19-23    FULL
8July 26-20    FULL
9Aug 2-6    FULL
10Aug 9-13    FULL

All programs are subject to change. If we are forced to cancel due to local health guidelines, we will issue 100% refunds, including the application fee.

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

Zynobia Sutton

Manager of Camp Programs
440-238-6200 ext. 240

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