About Us


In 1963, family members of individuals with disabilities came together to build a safe, accessible summer camp for their children. Since then, Courageous Community Services has continued to ensure that children, teenagers, and adults with disabilities have the opportunity to attend summer camp and experience that overwhelming feeling of community.

The camp, now known as Courageous Acres, serves children, teenagers, and adults of all ages, genders, ethnicities, and abilities. We’ve worked to create an engaging and inclusive community where individuals can learn new skills, make new friends, learn about the environment, and engage in fun activities. Our camps allow all children to grow and learn from each other, no matter their abilities.

Over the years, Courageous Community Services has proactively worked to upgrade our facilities, programs, and recreational activities. To date, we remain the only camp with a qualitative focus and commitment to providing comprehensive outdoor recreation for people with disabilities in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.

Who We Serve



Adults with disabilities can participate in our fun recreational camping program, utilize our services to learn how to advocate for themselves, and access resources that will allow them to participate fully in the community in which they live. We provide specially trained, caring staff members.



In our programs, children and teens find ways to connect meaningfully with their peers in a safe, engaging atmosphere. We offer day camp programs for children with and without disabilities. We also help provide them with the tools they need to succeed through our advocacy efforts.

Families & Caregivers

Caring for an individual with a disability can feel challenging or isolating. At Courageous Community Services, we offer programming grounded in community, connections, and resources for relatives and friends. Together, we’re supporting one another in working towards a world focused on abilities.


I love your camp. I live close by and I enjoyed being a part of it. My students loved going a couple of years ago. Fond memories.

Pamela Butchbach Maddux

Hello, my name is Ryan 🙂 I have been going to Camp Courageous for over 20 years !!! When Camp Courageous ends for the Summer I am sad 🙁  READ MORE 


My son is Joe. He lives at home and is a wonderful son. He is now 31 years old and very sociable. He is the light of our lives and absolutely lives for his weeks at Camp Courageous. He will turn down outings so that he can “save money for camp”.  READ MORE

Elaine and Joe
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