Camp I.D.E.A.S

Camp I.D.E.A.S. provides an affordable opportunity for children with special needs to participate in these activities in a safe environment with trained, caring, mentors.


The month-long summer program which runs Monday through Friday, 5 hours a day provides a curriculum that includes academics modified to each child’s individual level, field trips for motivation and reinforcement of skills, organized outdoor activities for gross motor and team development, arts and crafts for fine motor skills, music therapy, speech therapy, and daily work in a computer lab. We feel we are unique in the amount of academic practice we offer which the children willingly and enthusiastically complete. We also maintain our community collaborations with the Lorain Public Library and their Bookmobile, the Lorain Police Department and Safety town, the Lorain County Sheriff’s Department with their Child Identification Program, the local Metro-parks and we are in dialogue with the owner a therapy dog to come into camp and be with the children.


Our Core Values
COMPASSION: We provide a caring family-oriented environment for children with special needs, their families, and each other.

INTEGRITY: We are committed to providing an organized and financially sound program. We provide background checks on all staff and volunteers.

EXCELLENCE: We will be the best at our work and provide the highest quality educational program to our children. We are constantly striving to improve our program.

INNOVATION: We go above and beyond the norm and will be creative in providing services and solving problems.

TEAMWORK: We seek to collaborate and partner in all that we offer. Our st

Provider Information
Carol Mathews or Sue Rufo
3015 Meister Road, Lorain OH 44053