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Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities



Summer Camperships


The Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities (MCBDD) believes that people with developmental disabilities should have the chance to learn, grow, develop friendships, and gain confidence through the experience of summer camp.

This is why we are happy to provide “camperships” for adults with developmental disabilities to attend the summer camp of their choice. You choose the camp that best meets your needs; we help by providing financial support for you to attend.

The Basics

Camperships are available to adults who …
  • are not enrolled in a school program including high school
  • live in Medina County
  • have been determined eligible for County Board services
  • are not currently receiving Medicaid Waiver funding

Camperships are up to $300 each with a limit of one (1) per individual.

  • They must be used for summer programs only.  
  • There are a limited number of camperships available and they are awarded on a first come, first served basis.
  • Campership requests will be taken until May 31.
  • If an individual has a waiver, s/he will not be eligible for a campership. Please use the waiver as appropriate for summer services. Contact your SSA for information.

Additional Help
In addition to camperships, you may also be able to use Family Support Services (FSS) funds you have available to attend camp programs or camp transportation. If campership and FSS funding is to be used for camp, campership funding will be applied first then the FSS co-pay (if applicable) will be deducted with the remaining balance coming out of the FSS funds (up to allotment amount).

The Application

Click here for a 2019 Campership Application

To apply, complete the campership application and mail to:

MCBDD Service and Support Administration                                       
Campership Request
2736 Medina Road, Suite 105
Medina, OH 44256

OR email completed application to:

Campership Confirmation
You will receive an MCBDD letter of campership confirmation if you are awarded a campership. The letter will confirm your campership amount and any additional instructions to claim funding.

Choosing a Camp
You may choose any summer camp you feel meets your needs. Whether it’s a traditional camp or one that tailors its program to individuals with special needs; the choice is yours.
Because you have the choice of the camp you will be attending, providing or arranging for transportation to and from summer camp is your responsibility.

Questions? Contact your Service and Support Administrator (SSA) for more information. Click here for SSA contact info.