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Frequently Asked Questions about Highbrook Lodge

What kind of programs does Highbrook Lodge offer?

Traditionally, over the summer (June-August) we offer programs specifically designed for families with young children, young people and adults. All of our sessions vary in length – we host day programs, weekend and week-long sessions. We also offer occasional day and weekend sessions during our off-season (October-May).

But as we all know, life has been turned upside down and things are ever changing. As such, our traditional offerings are subject to change. To stay up-to-date with the newest information we have by checking our Camp Schedule.

Why is camping important for people who experience vision loss or blindness?

campers have opportunities for adventure, skill building, risk taking and personal development. They have a chance to grow within a community where one can socialize, feel safe and share similar experiences with blindness. At camp they also experience the beauty of nature, while unplugging and recharging away from outside pressures. All of our campers also have the space to play, laugh, and create.

What does a typical day at camp look like?

Highbrook Lodgers can expect something similar to the following schedule:

  • 7:30 am - Camper Wake Up
  • 8:00 am - Breakfast
  • 8:30 am - Free time
  • 9:00 am - Performing Arts
  • 10:00 am - Environment, Survival & Conservation
  • 11:00 am - Recreation & Athletics
  • 12:00 pm - Lunch
  • 12:45 pm - Rest Time
  • 2:00 pm - Fine Arts
  • 3:00 pm - Open Swim or Choir Practice
  • 4:00 pm - Open Swim or Board Games
  • 5:20 pm - Shower or Free time
  • 6:00 pm - Dinner
  • 7:00 pm - All Camp Evening Activity
  • 8:30 pm - Campfire Songs, Skits & More!
  • 9:00 pm - Prepare for Bed
  • 9:30 pm - Lights Out!

What are the sleeping arrangements like?

Campers are housed in gender-specific cabins with peers of similar age and ability. All of our sleeping cabins have single, un-bunked twin beds where our campers sleep. Some of our cabins have private and semi-private rooms, while other cabins have 6-8 beds in a large, shared space. Each camper is given their own wardrobe or dresser to house their personal items. We also provide each of our campers with sheets, a pillow and a blanket. Every cabin has electricity, indoor attached restrooms, and showers – most of which are wheelchair accessible. Up to four counselors stay in the cabins with our campers in shared staff rooms that are attached.

Are caregivers or relatives invited to stay at Highbrook Lodge, too?

At this time, caregivers and relatives are not invited to stay at Highbrook Lodge during our residential sessions (outside of our family camp programs).

Are pets, emotional support animals, or guide dogs able to stay at Highbrook Lodge?

Guide dogs are always welcome at Highbrook Lodge. However, pets and emotional support animals are not permitted on our property at this time.

What if there is a medical emergency at camp?

A licensed medical professional – usually a Registered Nurse – is always on site while we are hosting programming at Highbrook Lodge. This professional serves as our ‘Camp Nurse’ and is responsible for dispensing daily medication, assisting with medical emergencies and monitoring the health and wellness of our campers.

Who does Highbrook Lodge employ?

Cleveland Sight Center employs three year-round staff members to manage the day-to-day operations of Highbrook Lodge and to serve on our leadership team. Click here to learn more about our Camp Staff.

Each summer, we also employ 20+ seasonal employees who are interested in working with diverse populations and providing a quality camp experience for you or your camper. All of our staff members undergo pre-employment screenings and receive extensive trainings – including first aid, CPR and AED.

What types of meals are served at Highbrook Lodge?

Highbrook Lodge has a contract with Normandy Catering to provide all of our meals, using our fully licensed kitchen. Our kitchen is able to accommodate some special diets, such as vegetarian; gluten or dairy free and mild allergies. At this time, we are not nut or allergen free.

What should I bring to camp?

Click here for our standard packing list.

Is there financial assistance available?

Absolutely! Many third party organizations have funding dollars available to sponsor campers interested in attending our programs. Click here for a list of just some of these funders.

How do I register myself or another to attend a session at Highbrook Lodge?

Click here to be taken to our registration page.