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Catholic Charities Corporation Administrative Offices:

7911 Detroit Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44102

(216) 334-2900

Upcoming Sessions

Camp Christopher is proud to offer our community respite program. We pride ourselves in offering a safe and quality experience for all of our campers. We are currently at capacity for the clients we are able to serve. We hope to re-open applications for new campers as we grow in future. Thank you for your considering our program!

The Community Respite Program typically operates from 6:00 pm on Friday to 11:00 am on Sunday. Campers may attend the whole session, or may choose to attend one day or one night.

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Please complete the medication form before arriving to Respite each session. This must be completed and accurate in order for medications to be passed to your camper. Email this form to Kim by Friday at noon, or bring it with you when you arrive at Camp Christopher.

Medication Form

Online Registration Instructions

What to Expect

On a typical weekend, campers may enjoy activities on the campgrounds, including swimming, horseback riding, hayrides, and campfires.

The staff that resides in the cabins with our Respite Campers receive all required training of Home and Community Based Waiver Providers for the State of Ohio. The ratio for the program is one staff person for every five campers in attendance.

Camper Requirements

Campers must be 13 years of age and up. Due to the program’s active schedule, participants must have basic personal care skills and be capable of demonstrating appropriate behavior, especially in public places. Nursing staff is available to dispense medications and minor medical treatments throughout the session.


Campers stay in fully accessible, dormitory-style cabins segregated by gender. Each cabin features a wheelchair ramp, bunk beds, and one in-cabin restroom. Although some terrain on the campgrounds is rough, the facility includes walkways to and from key areas.

Payment & Funding

This program is available for self-pay; however, the local county board of developmental disabilities and the Medicaid Waiver may provide funding for this program.

Note: All sessions require a fee upon registration. This fee is for food, lodging and activities. The fee rate is the same for campers that choose to bring their food. Funding sources, including Medicaid Waiver, typically do not reimburse for this fee.

Full Weekend $50 $344.86
One Overnight $40 $172.43
Saturday Only $35 Hourly (see below)

Billing for Full Weekend & One Overnight
We can bill the camper’s Medicaid Waiver if pre-authorized. If you choose to self-pay, an invoice will be generated 24 hours after the session, and we ask for it to be paid upon receipt.

Billing for Saturday Only
Depending on how many hours your camper attends, we can bill the camper’s Medicaid Waiver (if pre-authorized) at a fifteen-minute unit or half-day rate. If paying out of pocket, we will bill $12.75 per hour, and an invoice will be generated 24 hours after the session. We ask for it to be paid upon receipt.

Catholic Diocese of Cleveland Part of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland

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