Programs & Activities

Arts & Crafts

The Arts & Crafts program enables every camper to express themselves creatively through a variety of mediums. We utilize yarn, clay, paint, tie-dye, silkscreen, wood, leather, metal and more to introduce campers to different types of crafts! All campers are given the opportunity to take their camp masterpieces home as a memento of their time at Highbrook Lodge!

Music & Drama

The Music & Drama program encompasses a wide variety of creative arts including instrumentals, vocal music, drama, theatrics, music history, dance and more. A favorite amongst adult campers is our choir, which practices daily at camp. All campers are encouraged to practice and participate in our end of the session Talent Show where we come together as a camp to share in everyone’s unique gifts and abilities!

Nature 

Our 63-acres truly allow us to provide quite the hands-on experience in our own natural environment. Our Nature program is jam-packed with activities related to wildlife, conservation, gardening, and of course hiking! We utilize our Nature program to expose campers to the outside world, build their appreciation of nature and model practices that promote stewardship and sustainability.

Outdoor Living

Ever wonder how to build a shelter, collect water in the wild or make floatation devices out of your clothes? Our campers learn it all! The Outdoor Living program strives to teach campers about the skills it takes to survive in the wilderness. Our adult and teen campers have an expanded program which includes learning how to safely cook over an open campfire. Our Nature and Outdoor Living programs are combined in our overnight tent campouts - available to all campers!

Sports & Recreation

In the spirit of organized and friendly fun, Highbrook Lodge offers a sports and recreation experience for everyone. On any given day campers participate in group games or beeper baseball on Roberts’ Field or learn the basics of archery at our wooded range. Campers also get to experience basketball, field sports, shuffle board, corn hole, and more! A camper favorite is playing a game of bowling on our very own outdoor lane!

Swimming

Swimming in our heated pool is a favorite amongst campers! Our pool ranges from 3 to 5 feet deep and includes both stairs and a ramp entryway. During open pool activities, certified lifeguards staff the pool at all times and staff members are always in the pool with campers. In addition, campers must pass a swim test to swim in the deep end.

Evening Programs & Campfires

At Highbrook Lodge, we wrap up the day with an all-camp evening activity and campfire. Our staff creates engaging, innovative evening programs for all campers to enjoy. Summer favorites include an interactive game show night, a group raft building challenge (can it float your counselor across the pool?!), Greek Olympics, Counselor Hunt and Baseball Night. Following the Evening Program, all campers gather around our outdoor campfire to close the evening with songs, skits and fellowship. Campfire is a favorite amongst both campers and staff alike.

Additional Activities

In addition to the exciting programs listed above, we also have special events that may occur while attending Highbrook Lodge. Occasionally we take trips off-site to experience all the local area has to offer. Two favorite off-site activities are canoeing and fishing at local Geauga County Parks.  From time to time we also bring special guests to camp to provide additional experiences for campers including horseback riding and Jungle Bob and his traveling animal show.