Summer Programs

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 continues.


REGISTER FOR SUMMER 2022 PROGRAMS
Registration Is Closed

Thank you for your interest in our summer programs!! Stay tuned for registration for Summer 2023 program dates to open in December.

ABOUT OUR SUMMER ADVENTURES

Stepping Stones’ summer programs provide an inclusive, encouraging environment where individuals with disabilities find adventure! Our 9-week summer season runs from early June into August at two scenic Greater Cincinnati locations. Program activities include 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 program activities are adaptable to suit each individual’s personal talents. Our staff is highly trained and each location has on-site licensed nurses.

We operate day and overnight programs at two, scenic locations. Learn more below and check back for 2023 registration to open in December.



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.

SUMMER OVERNIGHT STAYCATIONS (ALLYN CAMPUS)
AGES 16 – 65+

Stepping Stones popular Summer Overnight Staycation program invites participants age 16 to 65+ with disabilities for a 5-day stay at our Camp Allyn location in Batavia. With 47 acres and abundant wildlife, this scenic property is the perfect setting for an adventurous summer retreat!

Participants will check-in on Sunday, enjoying a variety of recreation activities with a group of their peers through check-out Thursday afternoon. 


LOCATION: Allyn Campus — 1414 Lake Allyn, Batavia, Ohio 45103
OPERATING: Multiple 5-day sessions, operating early June into August.
PROGRAM TIMES: Check-in on Sunday afternoon and stay through check-out Thursday afternoon
COST: $700 per session

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

PROGRAM DATES: 2023 dates to be announced in December.

PROGRAM INCLUDES:

  • 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
  • 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? Registration for Summer 2023 dates opens in December.



SUMMER DAY CAMP (GIVEN CAMPUS)
AGES 5 – 22

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 their group 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, early June into August
COST: $55 per day
    CRITERIA OF SERVICE: Please review or criteria of service at this time.

    PROGRAM INCLUDES:

    • 23 wooded acres with plenty of wildlife
    • Highly trained staff
    • On-site licensed or med-certified nurse
    • Standard staffing ratio of 5:1. (No 1:1 spots available)
    • Accessible hiking trails
    • In and sheltered outdoor program spaces
    • Outdoor swimming pool
    • Lake for fishing and waterfront activities
    READY TO REGISTER? Stay tuned for Summer 2023 Day Camp registration to open in December!



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