SMILE Summer Camp™

Therapeutic Day Camp Directed by a Speech Language Therapist

SMILE Summer Camp™ is a therapeutic day camp lead by a speech-language therapist.  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.

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The cost of SMILE Summer Camp™ includes the following:

  • All camp activities, supplies and snacks
  • Data collection on IEP objectives
  • A safe and structured environment
  • 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 6 children per week. This low ratio of 6 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, s/he may attend camp with the staff provided by the family or Peak Potential Therapy will provide one for a fee.

Registration and Cost

To register for SMILE Summer Camp™, follow these steps:

  1. Complete the SMILE Summer Camp™ Registration Form.
  2. Mail the $100 deposit to save your child’s place.  If a 3rd party is confirmed for paying for camp – no deposit is required.
  3. Upon receiving your registration and deposit, the camp director will contact you to schedule your free 30-minute intake session. This session allows your family to get to know the therapist, review your child’s IEP to develop the specific treatment plan for your child’s camp experience.
  4. The SMILE Summer Camp™ packet will be e-mailed two weeks prior to camp and includes a welcome letter with specific camp instructions; weekly and daily visual schedules, social stories, medication form, and communication log.

Please note that prices listed below are per week, not per session.

2018 SMILE Summer Camp Schedule

2018 dates are now available and registration is open! Please note that early registration, completed by March 31, 2018, is $599/week (a savings of $100). The regular rate, for registration on April 1, 2018, or after, is $699/week. The weekly fee will be prorated if it is a 4-day week (no camp will be held on May 28, 2018, or July 4, 2018). All weeks are 5 days unless otherwise noted.


Register Before March 31, 2018
SAVE $100
1 May 29 (4 days, no camp 5/28) 10 – 16 $699 $599 Thank You, Campers!
2 June 4 4 – 10 $699 $599 Thank You, Campers!
3 June 11 10-16 $699 $599 Thank You, Campers!
4 June 18 4 – 10 $699 $599 Thank You, Campers!
5 June 25 10 – 16 $699 $599 Thank You, Campers!
6 July 2 (4 days, no camp 7/4) 4 – 10 $699 $599 Thank You, Campers!
7 July 9 10 – 16 $699 $599 Thank You, Campers!
8 July 16 4 – 10 $699 $599 Thank You, Campers!
9 July 23 10 – 16 $699 $599 Thank You, Campers!
10 July 30 4 – 10 $699 $599 Contact for Waitlist
11 August 6 10 – 16 $699 $599 Contact for Waitlist
12 August 13 4 – 10 $699 $599 Contact for Waitlist
13 August 20 10 – 16 $699 $599  Register!

** NOTE: Families paying out of pocket will save 10% off regular cost of camp!

Age groups are not definitive. Age ranges for 13-18 years old have been recently adjusted to 10 – 16 years old to accommodate more children. All ages accepted all weeks based on the family’s  and therapist’s recommendation and approval.

Before & After Camp – Respite Available

8:00am – 9:00am
$17.25 /hour
3:00pm – 5:00pm
$17.25 /hour

Additional Camp Services Available

Progress Report (ESY or ASD or upon request) – $50 per report
Photo Albums – $30

Complete a registration form for SMILE Summer Camp™ today! If you have questions, please call the staff at Peak Potential Therapy.


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