Summer Programs

2024 Stepping Stones Summer Camp serves children, teens and adults with developmental disabilities at two Greater Cincinnati locations.

Stepping Stones’ Summer Camp for individuals with disabilities was founded in 1963 as the first of its kind in Southwest Ohio.

Today, our tradition of creating memorable program experiences that build independence and promote inclusion continues.

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Stepping Stones’ summer programs provide an inclusive, encouraging environment where individuals with disabilities find adventure! The nine-week summer season runs annually from early June into August at two Greater Cincinnati locations. Activities range from outdoor favorites like fishing, nature and swimming as well as art, music and sensory.

At Stepping Stones, we pride ourselves in celebrating everyone’s abilities! All activities are adaptable to suit each individual’s personal talents. Our staff is also highly trained and each location has on-site licensed nurses.

Stepping Stones has program modifications to ensure a safe experience for participants and staff.

Click here to review the Criteria of Service at this time.

AGES 16 – 65+

Stepping Stones’ popular Summer Overnight Staycation program invites participants age 16 to 65+ with disabilities for a five-day stay at our Camp Allyn location in Batavia. With 47 acres and abundant wildlife, this scenic property is the perfect setting for an enriching summer retreat.

Participants move into camp on Sunday, enjoying a variety of recreation activities with a group of their peers through checkout Thursday afternoon. 

LOCATION: Allyn Campus — 1414 Lake Allyn, Batavia, Ohio 45103
OPERATING: 5-day sessions running early June 2 – August 1, 2024
PROGRAM TIMES: Check-in on Sunday afternoon and stay through check-out Thursday afternoon
COST: $920 in June 2024 — $972 in July 2024

CRITERIA OF SERVICE: Please review our criteria of service at this time.


  • Adaptive activities suited to all abilities
  • Highly trained staff
  • On-site licensed nurse from 7 am to 9 pm
  • Accessible sleeping cabins with air conditioning
  • Accessible hiking trails
  • Adaptive archery range
  • Miniture golf course
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Sheltered outdoor program spaces
  • Small group ratios (No 1:1s available)
  • Three lakes for boating and fishing
  • Commercial kitchen and dining hall, professionally certified to accommodate special dietary needs

READY TO REGISTER? Click here to learn more and register for 2024 dates.

AGES 5 – 18

Stepping Stones’ signature Summer Day Camp invites children and teens for summer fun at our 23-acre Given Campus in Indian Hill. The nine-week summer season kicks off in early June and runs weekdays into August.

Campers bond with a group of their peers while enjoying art, nature and sensory activities as well as summer favorites like fishing and swimming. 

LOCATION: Given Campus – 5650 Given Road, Cincinnati, OH 45243
OPERATING: Weekdays for nine weeks, running June 3 – August 2, 2024
SERVING: Ages 5 – 18
COST: $69 per day
    CRITERIA OF SERVICE: Please review our criteria of service at this time.


    • 23 wooded acres with plenty of wildlife
    • Highly trained staff
    • On-site licensed nurses
    • Standard staffing ratio of 6:1. (No 1:1 spots available)
    • Accessible hiking trails
    • In and sheltered outdoor program spaces
    • Outdoor swimming pool
    • Lake for boating, fishing and other waterfront activities
    *REGISTRATION IS CLOSED: Registration for the Summer 2024 Day Camp season is now full. Stay tuned for Summer 2025 dates to be announced in December.lick here to learn more and register for 2024 dates. 

    If you have questions on Stepping Stones’ summer programs, please contact Jeannie Ludwig in Client Services at (513) 965-5108 or