Recreation & Sports

“Going to camp is like taking a vacation from my disability.”

Camp Cheerful Camper

Children’s Camps

Camp experiences for children with special needs including autism. Read more

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Adapted Sports & Adapted Aquatics

Year-round competitive, adapted sports and indoor adapted aquatics swimming lessons for children and adults with disabilities. Read more

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Adult Recreation & Camp Programs

Adults enjoy a wide variety of enjoyable activities tailored to their special needs and interests in our unique outdoor setting. Read more

Read more about Adult Recreation & Camp Programs

Therapeutic Horsemanship

Therapeutic horseback riding and horsemanship activities for children and adults with and without special needs. Read more

Read more about Therapeutic Horsemanship

For 70 years, the Achievement Centers for Children has recognized the importance of recreation for children and adults with a variety of disabilities. Since that time, new programs and locations were added to enrich more children’s lives in innovative ways through new recreational and sports opportunities.

Our outdoor summer experiences encourage both children and adults to develop their confidence, independence, and self-esteem while having a memorable summer!  Last year, more than 600 children and adults enjoyed our recreation and sports programs. Hundreds of dedicated volunteers are invaluable in our programs.

Explore Camp Cheerful
Our Recreation and Sports programs include:
  • Day Camps – “Champ Camp” at Highland Hills, and “Cheerful Day Camp” at Camp Cheerful in Strongsville
  • Sensational Day Camp – focus on children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), held at Camp Cheerful
  • Overnight Camp
  • Weekend Respite Camp
  • Adapted Sports – football, wheelchair basketball, baseball, soccer
  • Adapted Aquatics
  • Therapeutic Horsemanship
  • High Ropes Challenge Course

Our River Rock Adult Day Program is a year-round program at Camp Cheerful.

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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