Response to Coronavirus and Service Updates

Camp Cheerful

All Camp Cheerful Programs Currently Suspended: COVID-19  

We continue to monitor the recommendations from Federal and State experts and we will make program recommendations accordingly with the best interest of our participants, volunteers and staff as our top priority.

Football – If COVID-19 forces us to cancel the entire football season, we will provide you a $60 refund from the $85 program fee, that is less the cost of our 10th Anniversary Cleveland Browns commemorative replica jersey you’ll receive this year (deadline to guarantee your jersey is May 1st).  Please contact Mike Urban at for more information or if you have questions.

Overnight Camp: Because the health and safety of our campers and staff is our top priority, we have explored, at length, how we might maintain physical distancing, safe settings for eating, sleeping, and group activities for Overnight Camp.  We also know that our wonderful international counselors will be unable to join us this summer. Unfortunately, given these challenges and the current environment, we will not be offering  Overnight Camp at Camp Cheerful this summer.

Day Camp and Sensational ESY Camp: Similar health concerns have lead us to cancel Day Camp and Sensational ESY Camp in June.  We will continue to evaluate the possibility of offering a safe, healthful experience in July and August. Please watch for further announcements about Camp Cheerful Day Camp and Sensational ESY Camp. We will miss seeing your smiling faces this summer, but we will be reaching out to stay in touch.


In 1947, the Achievement Centers’ Camp Cheerful, located in Strongsville, Ohio, opened as Ohio’s first camp with recreation programs for children with disabilities. Today, more than 70 years later, children and adults with physical, developmental, and sensory disabilities continue to enjoy and benefit from typical camp activities in a barrier-free environment. At Camp Cheerful, children and adults with disabilities participate in a variety of recreational activities that encourage confidence and independence and create opportunities for lifelong friendships while having fun and improving their quality of life.

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