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 March 27, 2020 regarding Coronavirus

The development of this public health emergency is unforeseen and could place Bay Cliff Health Camp staff and campers at risk.  It is our hope that all members of the Bay Cliff community will remain safe and unaffected by the Coronavirus. Due to the diverse attendance of our campers and a summer staff from around the United States, this is a situation that we are continuing to vigilantly monitor.

Due to COVID-19 concerns, all Bay Cliff events and hosted programs have been canceled though through May 22, 2020. If Bay Cliff must cancel summer programs, including Summer Therapy Camp, every effort will be made to resume our normally scheduled fall programs.  We will do everything possible to protect the health and well-being of our campers and staff.  

We hope that you and your family will stay safe and healthy during these challenging times. 

We will be updating our website as new information becomes available concerning the status of the 2020 camping season.


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
Ben TalaricoMedia & 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.