Recreation & Sports
“Going to camp is like taking a vacation from my disability.”Camp Cheerful Camper
Camp experiences for children with disabilities and special needs including autism. Read more
Year-round competitive adapted sports for children and adults with disabilities. Read more
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
Therapeutic horseback riding and horsemanship activities for children and adults with and without special needs. Read more
For 81 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 have been 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! Each 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 at Camp Cheerful in Strongsville
- Sensational Day Camp – focus on children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), held at Camp Cheerful
- Weekend Respite Camp
- Adapted Sports – football, wheelchair basketball, baseball, soccer, tennis
- Therapeutic Horsemanship
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.