Improving the Lives of Those We Serve

Founded in 1933 and holding its first summer session in 1934, Bay Cliff Health Camp is a therapy and wellness center serving the needs of individuals living with disabilities. Bay Cliff provides multiple programs throughout the year and hosts several events for organizations aligned with our commitment to promoting health, happiness, and independence for people of all ages.

Our History
The Year Bay Cliff is Founded
Children Served through the Summer Therapy Camp
Unique Programs Available Throughout the Year

Virtual Camp is Underway!

That’s right – Bay Cliff Virtual Camp has been an incredible experience! It’s hard to believe we’re in the final week! We’ve had a ‘whole-lotta’ fun doing things like playing with multipurpose-items for sensory experiments, dancing through workout & movement challenges, and hanging out with a character named Flat Chuck! We’re so excited to see all the hard work our campers have done through six weeks and wish everyone a wonderful summer as we continue into Week 7! Keep up to date with BCVC here or on our Facebook page and watch our campers shine!

Our friends in Powell Township created this Virtual Parade for us! The citizens of Big Bay, who every year watch the 4th of July Parade that Bay Cliff and its children put on, wanted to say thank you for all those memories. This year, campers can sit back, relax, and watch the parade from home! 

It’s Opening Day! Take a quick trip through the Bay Cliff gates, grab a registration number, and check in! It’s the first day of camp just like you remember it!

Introducing Bay Cliff Virtual Camp! While we can’t be at Bay Cliff for the Children’s Summer Therapy Camp in person this year, we can all participate in BCVC! Like our campers, we won’t let obstacles get in our way! Please consider donating today to help us continue to make dreams come true!


funding received spent directly on programming
children who receive financial aid to attend camp
Volunteer hours spent benefitting Bay Cliff

Responsible Stewards of the Gifts We Receive

From the very beginning, Bay Cliff has operated almost exclusively on the generosity of others. That’s why we never take anything for granted. From a single napkin to the largest building, we are grateful for the kindness of others.

Through fundraising efforts like our Campership Appeal, we are able to accept most children at little-to-no cost for their families, and offer all families significant financial aid.

Please Note: We do not receive donor information from the Amazon Wish List. If you would like to receive a thank-you acknowledgement of your gift being received and/or a receipt for tax purposes, please be sure to include your name and address in the “Special Instructions” section when you place your order on Amazon.
We Use ONLYOFFICE Online Office

The greatest gift we have is the opportunity to serve children and adults living with disabilities. For this reason, we have adopted ONLYOFFICE. Unlike other office solutions, ONLYOFFICE provides complete document encryption and shares zero information. Safety is our top concern, and we pride ourselves on taking the steps to discover, research, and implement policies and solutions that deliver on that promise of safety while safeguarding privacy.


Clare Lutgen, EdD
Clare Lutgen, EdDExecutive Director
Theresa (Tree) Campana, MS, OTRL
Theresa (Tree) Campana, MS, OTRLTherapy Director
Janet Pinar
Janet PinarOffice Manager
Martha Smith-Process, LBSW
Martha Smith-Process, LBSWChildren's Services Director
Ben Talarico, MFA
Ben Talarico, MFAMedia & Grant Coordinator
John Webb
John WebbActivities Director


Together we make all the difference

  • Johnny


Every time I cross the bridge, I feel the Bay Cliff spirit that has been here since the beginning in 1934, and is still here!

  • Morghan

Growing Up

My experiences at Bay Cliff have taught me how to face challenges head on and given me the tools to know how to overcome them.

  • Thora

Building Bridges

I believe for children today it is so important to get an education. It's even more important for children with disabilities.


Everyone from healthcare and education professionals to camp staff come together each summer at Bay Cliff to make a difference in the lives of children with disabilities. If you’re ready to help, click the button below.