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Our Mission

To change the lives of people with disabilities in a therapeutic camp setting

Our Vision

To continuously strive to provide relevant, quality programming that promotes greater independence for all people


Our 2024 Summer Camp Employment Applications are posted!

We offer referral bonuses to summer staff. Learn more here!

We are the 2023 Superior Health Foundation Gala Partner and they are supporting our “Building a Better Beach Day” project.

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.


Consecutive Summers Serving Children


Children Served through the Summer Therapy Camp


Hours of Therapy (OT, PT,
Speech) Offered since 2010

Everything Is Therapy
At Bay Cliff

Speech & Language Therapy
Campers work on articulation, phonology, receptive and expressive language, social skills, pragmatics, and using augmentative devices.
Occupational Therapy (OT)
Campers work on self care, fine motor and visual motor skills, sensory integrations and life skills like cooking and money management.
Physical Therapy (PT)
Campers work on independent mobility, strengthening, endurance, balance, coordination and gross motor skills like running, hopping, skipping and jumping.
Campers work with more than one therapist to combine specialties and target skill growth (Picture: OT & PT co-treatment)
Therapy Groups
Camper work in a group setting on skills they all benefit from. Groups are offered from each therapy specialty and vary from year to year. (Pictured: Yoga).
Acticity Classes
Along with their peers, campers work toward their therapy goals during a variety of fun, engaging camp activities. (Pictured: Archery).
Therapy Carryover
Daily practice and repetition are crucial in campers meeting their goals for the summer. Therapists, counselors and campers work together on carryover plans for the best success
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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.

Meet Our Leadership

Clare Lutgen, EdD

Executive Director

Tori Grovas,OTR/L, BCP

Therapy Director

Jess Manier, MPA

Camp Director

Ryan Gooch

Program and Outreach Director

Taylor Burgos

Children Services Director

Colleen McKay

Activity Director

Bay CLiff Stories

Together we make all the difference

What Bay Cliff Means to Me

My name is Seth. I am eighteen years old. I was born with Spina Bifida and I’d like to use this opportunity to share some thoughts of mine about Bay Cliff Health Camp.


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!

Building Bridges

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

How Will You Make A Difference?

There are many way to make a difference at Bay Cliff Health Camp, including donations which allow us to continue supporting children. In addition to monetary donations, many donate their time/expertise or items to camp that we need. below.