Kids With Disabilities Can Blossom At Area Camps

Camp Happiness is a seven-week program which provides summer day camp experiences to children and young adults ages 5-21 with cognitive and other developmental disabilities. Camp is from June 18-August 3, 2011. Each camp site provides and enhances social, spiritual, recreational and educational opportunities. In addition to the educational development, participants have the opportunity to make new friends, swim, go on community field trips, play fun games and create exciting arts and crafts!

Parents often use glowing terms to describe the experiences of their children at Camp Happiness, including one mother who wrote: “My son would come home happy and exhausted. He went to camp with excitement and anticipation.” 

Camp Happiness is operated by Catholic Charities Health and Human Services, Disability Services. Children of all faith traditions are welcome.

The three locations are: Camp Happiness at Lakewood Catholic Academy,14806 Lake Ave., Lakewood; Camp Happiness at Parmadale, 6753 State Rd., Parma; and Camp Happiness at Center for Pastoral Leadership (CPL), 28700 Euclid Ave., Wickliffe. Campers at all three sites enjoy time in a beautiful, natural setting, and those at the Wickliffe camp can also take a dip in the on-site pool.

For further information on Camp Happiness, contact Kathy Rich at 216-334-2997 or krich@clevelandcatholiccharities.org; or Marilyn Scott at 216-334-2963 or mjscott@clevelandcatholiccharities.org. Find Catholic Charities Disability Services & Ministries on Facebook or visit our website to download a registration packet – www.clevelandcatholiccharities.org/disability.

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Volume 8, Issue 8, Posted 9:41 PM, 04.17.2012