Summer Camp


Dear friends, 

It is with a heavy heart that I must inform you that for the first time in New Avenues’ history we are forced to cancel Summer Camp this year due to COVID-19. This cancellation also includes the C.A.V.S., Community Engagement, and Extended Community Engagement programs. Governor DeWine’s recent update stated K-12 schools will remain closed for the rest of the 2019-2020 academic year, including, “In the end, I believe that this is what is best to protect the health of our children, our teachers, and our administrators.” In a previous update extending the stay at home order to May 1, Governor DeWine included “The closure of day camps for children,” which remains unchanged. 

New Avenues knows and understands the many sacrifices families who have children with intellectual and developmental disabilities have to make every day. Now this is one more needed sacrifice we all need to make to ensure the health and safety of your children during this state of emergency. 

Please know that we remain vigilant abiding by the best advice of the local, state, and federal governments, the CDC, public health authorities, and medical experts to maintain a safe environment for all of our individuals and a safe workplace for our employees.  

We appreciate your understanding and patience as you continue to support and care for your children. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact

Be well and be safe, 

Karen Knavel

Chief Executive Officer

For 19 years, the New Avenues Therapeutic Summer Camp in Lake County program has filled a significant gap in the learning, therapeutic and socialization continuum for five weeks each summer for 130 young people, ages 3 to 21. Summer Camp runs for 5 weeks during June and July.

The summer program helps to maintain and improve skills and support priority needs for each participant. Physical, occupational, speech, art, music, therapies specific to participants with autism, and other therapies are available in addition to recreational activities such as swimming and gym. A nurse is on the grounds at all times. 

The purpose of Summer Camp is to provide summer recreational and educational activities. Children with special needs benefit from staff who are trained to reinforce the goals of each participant.

17608 Euclid Ave

Cleveland, OH 44112


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