SMILE Summer Camp™

Therapeutic Day Camp Directed by a Speech Language Therapist

SMILE Summer Camp™ is a therapeutic day camp led by a speech-language therapist. The camp alternates weekly with the 10-16 age group and the 6-10 age group. Campers engage in structured learning activities in addition to daily field trips to generalize skills while focusing on social skills, communication, and emotional regulation. This therapeutic program was developed specifically for children with disabilities to provide them with a fun and interactive way to develop social skills, participate in the activities that typical kids take for granted, and work on their IEP goals. We want to help your child have a better summer!

This camp can be used to supplement ESY, or in place of ESY while being funded by the school district. Every day will be fun-filled with intensive speech-language therapy focused on your child’s goals while being engaged in an outing in the community. We also welcome siblings and friends to attend! All age groups will engage in a variety of field trip activities, and some examples are:

  • Therapeutic horseback riding
  • Playing miniature golf
  • Bowling
  • Swimming at community pools
  • Visiting the zoo
  • Field trips to Cleveland Metroparks & Zoo, Hale Farm & Village, Great Lakes Science Center, Cleveland Botanical Gardens, Fun ‘n Stuff, Sky Zone, The Jump Palace, and many others

Need to work around a family vacation or summer schedule? You can easily register for one week in the session or any combination to better work with your availability. If you have any questions, please contact our staff.

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The cost of SMILE Summer Camp™ includes the following:

  • All camp activities, supplies, and snacks
  • Data collection on IEP objectives
  • Speech-language therapy
  • Cost of daily field trips
  • Transportation to and from daily field trips
  • Camp T-shirt (upon completion of camp)
  • Daily Journal
  • Daily and weekly visual schedules
  • Visual Supports

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Spaces Available

Space is limited to only 7 children per week. This low ratio of 5 campers to 1 speech therapist and 1 assistant allows us to customize the camp experience to fit each camper’s specific needs. If your child needs an aide, he or she may attend camp with the staff provided by the family or Peak Potential Therapy will provide one for $17.25/hour.


2019 Registration

Ages: 6-10 and 10-16 (separate sessions)

*Age is flexible based on ability.

Dates: Week of May 28 through the week of August 19

Days: Monday – Friday*

Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

*Except for the week of May 28 – 31 (4-day week) and July 1 – 3 (3-day week).

Fees: $599/week (by March 31) or $699/week (after March 31)

The above weekly fee will be prorated for the aforementioned shorter weeks.

Before & After Care is available for SMILE Summer Camp for $17.25 per hour.

If a child needs an aide to participate in group activities and maintain their safety, then they can participate in the camp with an aide for an additional $17.25 per hour.

Families paying out of pocket can get a 10% savings off the regular camp session rate and the rates applied to before & after care and an aide.

A Progress Report (ESY) is available upon request for $75. For those families paying out of pocket, this is discounted 20%.

SMILE Camp 2019 begins the week of May 28 with the 10-16 age group and then will alternate age groups each week thereafter.

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