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Come join the fun at Camp Cheerful during the winter and spring months!

Campers from 7 years old to adult with disabilities enjoy 2-night weekend sessions of fun activities including campfires, dances, arts and crafts, nature and sensory walks, recreation and sports, horsemanship activities, and special field trips. Our highly trained, compassionate staff will care for your camper around the clock. We maintain an effective 4:1 camper to staff ratio, and our nurse is available 24 hours per day.

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2019-2020 Weekend Themes:
September 13-15Cowboys and Cowgirls***
October 11-13Trot into Fall***
November 1-3Tricks and Treats
December 13-15Holiday Celebration
January 10-12Disney Weekend
February 7-9Whoa, be my Valentine***
March 13-15Super Hero Adventures
April 3-5Tropical Luau
May 8-10Wild, Wild West***
***indicates the weekend includes activities in the horse barn

When: One weekend each month from September to May. Check-in starts Friday at 7:00 p.m. and check-out is by Sunday at 11 a.m.

Where: Campers sleep overnight in our cabins

Fees:  The fee for each of the 2019-2020 respite weekends is $385.00. In addition, a one-time $35 non-refundable application fee must accompany the weekend camp application.

  • $335.00 is the base cost of camp and $50.00 covers a portion of lodging, food, and activities.
  • If you are utilizing a waiver to pay for camp, the waiver covers $335.00 and the remaining $50.00 will need to be paid out of pocket or through another funding source prior to attending each weekend.

Camp Cheerful is a waiver provider – IO, Level 1, and SELF Waivers are accepted.

Registration deadline for each session is two weeks prior to the start date of that session, or until maximum capacity is reached.

Camp Activities include:
  • Sports
  • Campfires
  • Dances
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Recreation
  • Nature & Sensory Hikes

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.

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Alissa Piwinski


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