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Camp Paradise offers one week of themed summer camp for school age youth with and without developmental disabilities and seven weeks of themed summer camp for adults with developmental disabilities during the summer months. Both day and residential camp is available. Campers enjoy swimming, crafts, indoor and outdoor games and theme related activities.

Camp Paradise empowers campers to develop independence, self-esteem and life-long friendships in a caring and nurturing environment. A program of SHC/The Arc of Medina County for 49 years, our camp engages campers in a variety of activities ranging from creative arts like music and art therapy to sports, outdoor adventures, swimming, wagon rides and bonfires.

Campers from all over Ohio and surrounding states are welcomed at Camp Paradise.

Overnight camp begins at 9 a.m. on Mondays and ends at 5 p.m. on Fridays; pick-up is between 4 p.m.—5 p.m. on Friday.
Day Camp is 9 a.m.—5 p.m. daily, and all facilities are accessible.
Highly-trained staff with a ratio of 1:4 during awake hours.

2017 Camp Paradise Packets will be available online in February 2017.

Camp Paradise is the only overnight camp in Medina County for people with developmental disabilities.


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Other Camp Options

Respite Camp:

Mini respite camps are offered during the school year for school age youth. The goal of the program is to provide a safe recreational event for individuals with developmental disabilities and to allow caregivers an opportunity to run errands or just relax.  Respite camps will be announced as they become available.

Camp Facilities:

Camp Paradise provides a wonderful environment for both indoor and outdoor activities.  Established in 1967, the facilities include a lodge, sleeping cabins, craft cabin, two picnic pavilions, the Stone Natatorium (with both a pool and a whirlpool), basketball court and therapeutic play area. The camp can be utilized by outside groups and organizations for meeting space and by community members for reunions, parties and other special events. To find out how to reserve the Camp Paradise facilities for your special event, please contact the SHC office at (330) 722-1900.