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Respite weekends are usually offered two weekends per month, September through April and one weekend in May, at $560 per session.

Weekend respite camp is a great short getaway for campers ages 16 and older, providing them the opportunity to make new friends and lifelong memories. Overnight weekend camp for adults with disabilities includes activities such as arts & crafts, sports, talent shows, campfires, dances, nature and sensory hikes, and much more!

NEW THIS YEAR – all campers will register as part of a respite weekend waitlist. There is a new form added that will allow you to request which sessions you are interested in. After an intake meeting with the camper, family, and camp staff, if the camper is accepted into the program, the camper will be registered for the sessions you selected, as long as space is still available.

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 weekend, the waiver covers $455.58 leaving the family/self-pay portion of $104.42. The self-pay portion covers some of the costs associated with snacks and activities.

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Eligibility Requirements

• Age 16+
• Campers must be successful at a 1:3 or 1:4 staff to participant ratio

Program Details

• Friday at 7pm until Sunday at 11am
• Campers must sign up for the entire session (Friday-Sunday)
• Limited number of campers per session
• Breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday, and snacks are provided

There is a 1:3 or 1:4 staff to camper ratio, and a nurse is available at camp 24 hours a day.

Registration deadline for each weekend session is two weeks prior to the start date of that session, or when registration is filled. Waitlists are available on a first come, first served basis.


Contact Jenha Graska (440) 238-6200 ext. 224 or

2023-2024 Weekend Respite Camp Schedule
March 1-3, 2024Feb. 16, 2024
March 8-10, 2024Feb. 23, 2024
April 5-7, 2024March 22, 2024
April 12-14, 2024March 29, 2024
May 3-5, 2024April 19, 2024

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.

Give us a call for more information

Jenha Graska

Director of Adult Services
(440) 238-6200 ext. 224

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