About Highbrook Lodge

 

 

 

 

 

 

Founded in 1928, Highbrook Lodge has been providing a unique summer camp experience for those of all ages who are blind or have low vision for over 90 years. In fact, we were the first camp built specially for individuals with vision loss! Since then, we’ve been utilizing the benefits of our natural environment to promote friendship, growth, independence and self-sufficiency through traditional camp activities adapted to the needs of our campers.

One of the things that makes Highbrook truly unique is our commitment to serving campers of all ages and abilities. We offer residential sessions for young people (aged 7 to 21) and for adults (aged 21 to 99). We also offer a weekend session for our youngest clients (aged 0 to 10) and their immediate families. Further, we frequently hold day trips to allow campers, both new and old, to experience a day in the life at Highbrook. We even host fall and winter weekend camps in the off-season!

We are also committed to the safety and well-being of our campers, staff, and friends. We are proud to be accredited by the American Camp Association, the only nationwide organization that accredits all types of organized camps. Highbrook Lodge has achieved accreditation status by completing a voluntary peer review process of standards applicable to our camp’s health and safety, management, personnel, programming and facilities. In addition, our staff members undergo pre-employment screenings and receive extensive trainings – including first aid, CPR, and AED. We also maintain a staff to camper ratio of either 2:6 or 2:8, depending on the session.

Mission Statement:

The mission of Highbrook Lodge is to nurture and sustain a vibrant multi-generational camp community that enriches the lives of those living with vision loss or blindness. We aim to use this setting to empower our campers to foster meaningful relationships, increase levels of independence, take risks, and seek adventures within nature.