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Help us enrich our campers’ experiences this summer by providing new recreational equipment. Click here for the Camp Cheerful Wish List and links to purchase or donate. Thank you!

Cheerful Day Camp
(Camp Cheerful in Strongsville)

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.

Download a 2019 Cheerful Day Camp Registration Packet Here

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.

Download a Cuyahoga Campership Program Flyer here.

2019 Sessions

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

Week #DatesFees
1June 10 – 14 (offsite)$335
2June 17 – 21$305
3June 24 – 28th$305
4July 1 – 3rd (3 day)
(closed July 4th & 5th)
5July 8 – 12$305
6July 15 – 19$305
7July 22 – 26$305
8July 29 – August 2$305
9August 5 – 9$305

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.

Learn more about our Sensational Day Program here

2019 Sessions

18 WeeksJune 17 – August 9$8,360
27 WeeksJune 24 – August 9$7,260
36 WeeksJune 24 – August 2$6,160
45 WeeksJuly 2 – August 2$5,060
54 WeeksJuly 8 – August 2$4,400

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

Kelsey Ferretti

Manager of Camp Programs

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