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Children ages 5 through high school graduation with and without disabilities can enjoy all that Camp Cheerful has to offer through our Cheerful Day Camp! Cheerful Day Camp offers all the activities of a traditional camp, modified for children with disabilities. We have nine action-packed weeks of activities planned on our beautiful 52-acre campus, including hiking, swimming, fishing, arts and crafts, nature study activities, games, campfire activities, music, sports, visits to our horse barn, and memories that will last a lifetime!

Camp Details:

  • Cheerful Day Camp is Monday through Friday; partial week schedule is not available
  • Hours are 8:30am-4:30pm
  • 1 to 3 counselor to camper ratio; see below related to information for 1:1 services for 2022
  • Campers provide their own brown bag lunches, Camp Cheerful provides a small snack in the afternoon (popsicles, fruit, a bag of chips, etc.)
  • We do not provide transportation
  • Camp Cheerful accepts a variety of third-party funding sources that assist families in paying for camp and recreation services. If utilizing a waiver for the 5-day $400 Cheerful Day sessions, the waiver covers $313.50 leaving the family/self-pay portion of $86.50. For the 3-day $240 Cheerful Day session, the waiver covers $188.10, with the family/self-pay portion of $51.90. The self-pay portion covers some of the costs associated with snacks and activities.

One-on-One Aides:

  • For Summer 2023, we are not able to offer one-on-one aides. If you would like more information, please reach out to Jessica Potts, Manager of Camp Programs, at



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

Mercedes Zeigler

Director of Education & Camp Programs
(440) 238-6200

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