Closed Mon. Jan. 20th for MLK Day

Please check back in February for registration.
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.


2020 Sessions

Campers may register for one week, multiple weeks, or all nine weeks.
(Please check back in February, 2020 for registration) 


Week #DatesFees 
1June 8 – 12 (offsite)*
2June 15 – 19 
3June 22 – 26 
4June 29 – July 2
(4-day week)
5July 6 – 10
6July 13 – 17 
7July 20 – 24 
8July 27 – 31
9August 3 – 7 
10August 10 – 14 


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

Download a Sensational Day Program Application Packet here.
(Online registration is not available for this program. Please do not print 2-sided.)

Download a Health History and Physical Exam Form here.
(Please do not print 2-sided)

2020 Sessions

1June 15th – 19th
2June 22nd – 26th
3June 29th – July 2nd
(closed July 3rd)
4July 6th – 10th
5July 13th – 17th
6July 20th – 24th
7July 27th – 31st
8August 3rd – 7th

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

Alissa Piwinski


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