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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

New Information as of May 29, 2020 regarding COVID-19

In light of the current COVID-19 outbreak, and the uncertainty about its long-term impact, Bay Cliff and the Board of Directors unanimously supported the difficult decision to suspend our Summer Therapy Camp for 2020.  It was a decision that we did not come to easily and understand the bitter disappointment we all feel knowing we won’t be spending the summer with our campers.  

Our number one priority remains the health and safety of our campers and staff. Given the needs of our campers and these uncertain times, we do not feel we can confidently ensure the safety of our campers and staff by the start of the camp session. 

This summer will not look like all the summers that have come before or any of the summers that will come after. What we do know is that camp plays a vital role in the lives of campers, their families, and staff. As long as there are Bay Cliff campers, Bay Cliff Health Camp will have summer camp!

We are excited to announce Bay Cliff Virtual Camp (BCVC) 2020!

That’s right! BCVC will be ready to welcome our campers on Opening Day June 20, 2020!  While we cannot replace the experience of sharing our summer on campus, we will spend seven weeks having fun and learning new things together. We will continue to keep our long-standing traditions alive and well. At Bay Cliff, we do not let obstacles get in our way! After all, we have always been in this together!


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.