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Facilities & Location
12944 Aquilla Rd.
Chardon, OH 44024
Our beautiful 63-acre wooded facility located in Chardon, Ohio features a variety of activity spaces and lodging accommodations to meet the needs of campers and outside rental groups. Some of our buildings have been around since we first opened in 1928, while our newest cabin, Tall Timber, opened in 2007.
All cabins have electricity and indoor attached restroom facilities. Most cabins have accessible restrooms as well. All cabins have single, un-bunked twin beds. Campers are assigned to cabins based on gender, needs, and age (for our Kids, Tweens & Teens sessions). Staff sleeps in adjoining rooms adjacent to camper cabins.
Eleanor Smith Lodge
Smith Lodge is the epicenter of Highbrook Lodge! It boasts our commercial kitchen and expanded dining hall where meals are prepared and served family-style three times a day by our in-house professional food service provider. Smith Lodge also houses the Camp Office, Nurses Office, a large fireplace room and our ever-popular screened-in porch. The foot traffic through Smith Lodge is constant – and we wouldn’t want it any other way!
Lester Sears Hall
Sears Hall currently serves as our largest indoor gathering and activity space. Our Music & Drama program is headquartered here; but it is also used for evening programs, dances, meetings and other gatherings. This air-conditioned building provides a cool respite on the hot and humid days of summer!
Wolf Arts & Nature Center
The surrounding natural environment and décor of the Wolf Arts & Nature Center makes it the perfect base of operations for our Nature and Outdoor Living programs. Inside you will find a wide variety of tactile natural exhibits made available for campers to experience nature up close and personal. Behind the Nature Center is our very own Ted & Jean Castele Sensory Trail designed to stimulate the senses in a safe, nature-filled environment.
Highbrook Lodge is very lucky to have a wide variety of outdoor spaces in which to provide summer programming:
The Reinberger Swimming Pool is the place to be in the middle of the afternoon Ohio heat! The pool is heated and provides a wheelchair-accessible ramp to ensure comfort and enjoyment for all. The adjacent pavilion provides a great place to escape the sun in near proximity to the pool!
Our bowling alley and life-size chess board are two of the most unique elements of Highbrook Lodge’s outdoor spaces. The chess board has tiles that are at differing heights to assist in identifying the movement options of the giant pieces. Our outdoor bowling lane features a guiding rail and manual ball-return.
Roberts’ Field and the adjacent Frances Zverina playgrounds allow campers to be physically active and engage in group sports and games.
Grasselli Chapel is our very own outdoor non-denominational, multi-faith chapel. Located amongst the trees, the Chapel provides a quiet, reflective place for our campers to relax amongst nature.
Our Fire Circle is utilized every evening in our end-of-day campfire program. Campers and staff gather around the fire to sing songs, tell stories and jokes and act out skits. Our Fire Circle provides the perfect place to close the current day and prepare for the next.
The largest outdoor space we have to offer is our 63 acres of wooded property. Over two miles of wooded trails are equipped with guide rails to allow campers independence in nature exploration. Our grounds are also home to Wichert Woods, an outdoor campsite featuring a separate fire circle – the perfect place to cook breakfast after a night under the stars!