1091 Infirmary Road, Elyria, OH 44035

(440) 329-3734
Business Dept fax (440) 322-2683
HR Dept fax (440) 284-0001

(Last Updated on 2/26/2024)

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Local Programs


  • 3920 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky (Main building, programming takes place within Lorain County)
  • Contact: Morgan Sibley at 419-366-8989 or msibley@ability-works.com
  • A 5-week work readiness skills program taking place in various locations. Dates for summer 2024 begin on June 3. Referrals go through OOD.

Abilities First

  • 3301 Wooster Road, Suite 1, Rocky River
  • Contact: 440-333-1880
  • A half-day sensory motor and writing camp for ages 4 – grade 3. Summer 2023 programming dates range from June14 – July 29 from 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Accepts insurance, Medicaid, and scholarships.

Beyond Words

  • 6058 Royalton Road, North Royalton
  • Contact: 440-230-6100
  • A team of Music Therapists and Dance Instructors offering alternative methods of communication. Programs available for ages 2 and up. Summer programs begin June 17, 2023 in addition to regular programs available all year. Private Pay and Family Supports funding accepted.

Camp Can Do

  • 2080 Quail Avenue, Lakewood
  • Contact: 216-529-4081
  • An adapted skills-learning camp that also includes supervised recreational activities for ages 5-13. The eight-week program broken down into four sessions begins June 17 – August 8, 2024. Registration fee is $20 and opens on 3/5/24. Additional fees for sessions.

Camp Cheerful

  • 15000 Cheerful Lane, Strongsville
  • Contact: 440-238-6200
  • A camp offering a variety of therapeutic activities. Many programs available for children and adults starting in June 2024. Accepts waiver funding.

Camp Happiness

  • 7911 Detroit Ave., Cleveland
  • Contact: 216-334-2963
  • The camp (located in Wickliffe) focuses on children and teens social and recreational programing as well as skill enhancement in a naturalistic setting. Program highlights include swimming, community outings, art, music, and adaptive exercise. Summer programs begin June 17 – July 26, 2024 for ages 5-21. Receive a hardcopy of the application by emailing Kathryn at kehedberg@ccdocle.org. Accepts waiver funding.

Camp I.D.E.A.S.

  • 3015 Meister Road, Lorain
  • (440) 244-3687 or campideas1998@gmail.com
  • A day program for children. Registration fee is $50, no transportation provided. Summer 2024 programming runs June 20 – July 19 from 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM.

Camp Imagine

  • Avon Lake
  • Contact: 440-320-4565 or campimaginesummerfun@gmail.com
  • An Extended School Year (ESY) camp offering recreational and skills-based activities for ages Pre-K through grade 12.


  • 800 Sharon Dr., Westlake
  • Contact: Mackenzie Vacchio at mvecchio@youthchallengesports.com or 440-892-1001
  • A year-round program available for children with physical disabilities such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, etc. Donations are suggested, but not required to participate in programming. Transportation is available on a limited basis.

J-Day Camps (J Mandel JCC of Cleveland)

  • 26001 South Woodland Road Beachwood
  • Contact: daycamps@mandeljcc.org or (216) 593-6249
  • An array of summer programming that offers day and performing arts camp opportunities for grades K-8.

MTEC Music Therapy Enrichment Services

  • 26121 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake
  • Contact: 440-250-0091
  • Musical therapy, lessons, and classes for youth and adults. Accepts Family Supports funding and scholarships, some available on the organization’s website.


  • 311 Tiverton Ct., Wadsworth
  • Contact: 330-703-9001
  • Recreation therapy for individuals with and without disabilities. Financial Assistance is available and PDGS through waiver.

S.T.O.P. (Satisfaction through Opportunity Program)

  • 2080 Quail Avenue, Lakewood
  • Contact: 216-529-4081
  • An adapted skills-learning camp that also includes supervised recreational activities for ages 14-22. The eight-week program begins June 17 – August 8, 2024. Registration fee is $20 and opens on 3/5/24. Additional fees for sessions.

Summer Writing Camps (Abilities First)

  • 3301 Wooster Road, Suite 1, Rocky River
  • Contact: 440-333-1880
  • A camp designed to teach children handwriting basics as well as fine motor skills. Summer programs begin June 13– July 28, 2024. Accepts insurance, Medicaid, and scholarships. Register by calling the office.

Stuttering Together Summer Camp 2024 (Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center)

  • 11635 Euclid Ave., Cleveland
  • Contact: Lauren Masuga at 216-325-7530 or lmasuga@chsc.org
  • A speech program designed for ages 9-16. Dates for summer 2024 programming are July 29 – August 1 from 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM. Camp is free, but space is limited.

YMCA of Greater Cleveland 

  • Variety of locations in Lorain and surrounding counties
  • Contact: 216.263.6860 or children@clevelandymca.org
  • Many recreational day camp opportunities for children ages 6-17.

Statewide Programs

Akron Rotary Camp for Persons with Special Needs

  • Akron
  • Contact: 330-644-4512
  • Programs for all ages – daytime and overnight opportunities for campers of most ages and abilities. Respite care available for most ages.

All Abilities Camp

  • 4687 Wyoga Lake Rd., Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44224
  • Contact: Tristan Griffin at TGriffin@FCA.org
  • A free physical fitness camp incorporating activities such as baseball, football, obstacles, and general fitness. For ages 5 and over. Summer 2023 camp will take place June 14 – June 15.

Camp Echoing Hills

  • Warsaw
  • Contact: Jimmy McNutt at 740-327-2311 or info@ehvi.org
  • Recreational day camps and respite opportunities tailored to meet the needs of each camper. Summer 2023 programming takes place between June 9 – August 2. Accepts waiver Funding.

Camp Nuhop

  • Perrysville
  • Contact: 419-938-7151
  • A variety of outdoor summer programs located in Ashland County with a goal of building confidence. Camp Nuhop offers summer programing for ages 8-29. Summer 2024 programming begins June 9 – July 26.

Camp Stepping Stones Ohio

  • Batavia 
  • Contact: Jeannie Ludwig at 513-965-5108 or Jeannie.Ludwig@SteppingStonesOhio.org 
  • Programs for most ages – daytime and overnight opportunities for campers. Sessions begin June 2nd.

Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center Camp

  • Chagrin Falls
  • Contact: 440-708-0013 or programs@fieldstonefarm.org
  • Equestrian summer camp with a variety of programs all involving horses! This camp is available for ages 6-16. Summer 2024 programming begins June 10 – August 9.

Flying Horse Farms

  • 5260 State Route 95, Mount Gilead, OH
  • Contact: 419-751-7077 or info@flyinghorsefarms.org
  • A camp for children ages 7-21 who has a diagnosis within the areas of cardiology, hematology, oncology, rheumatology, gastrointestinal disorders, pulmonary disorders, rare diseases, and facial anomalies. The camp is available at no cost and includes lodging and meals. Camp program dates range from June 8 – August 11, 2024. See website for specific sessions. Family sessions provided in the Spring and Fall.

Gilmour Academy

  • 34001 Cedar Rd., Gates Mills, OH 44040
  • Contact: 440-473-8000 ext. 2267 or admission@gilmour.org
  • A variety of summer programming for ages 3-15. Summer 2024 programming begins June 2nd – August 2nd.

Hawken Summer Programs

  • 5000 Clubside Rd., Lyndhurst, OH 44124
  • Contact: Clarence Bonner at 440-423-2940 or summerprograms@hawken.edu
  • A variety of camp opportunities from educational to recreational activities. Dates vary. For ages 4 – grade 8.

Peak Potential Therapy

  • 7689 Sagamore Hills Blvd., Northfield, OH 44067
  • Contact: 330-405-8776
  • Day camps providing speech and language therapy, structured learning, and fields trips to reiterate daily life skills for ages 6-10.

Recreation Unlimited

  • 7700 Piper Rd., Ashley, OH 43003
  • Contact: Michelle Higgins 740-548-7006 or mhiggins@recreationunlimited.org
  • A variety of camps aimed at providing year-round recreational opportunities while building self-confidence and healthy behaviors. Daytime and overnight opportunities available. Accepts waiver funding.

S.T.A.R. Summer Camp

  • Independence
  • Contact: Lori Wotowiec (ages 6-12) 216-618-0807, Jim Wotowiec (ages 12-22) 216-407-0139
  • A camp provided for individuals with disabilities and typical peers promoting social skills, group learning, and the importance of physical activity.

Toys to Talk Play Group

  • 5084 Mayfield Rd., Lyndhurst, OH
  • Contact: 216-325-7541 or rmental@chsc.org
  • A program designed to give parents tools to support language development.

Scholarship/Funding Programs