Facilities & Location


View up the accessible trail path into the woods.

Our beautiful 63-acre wooded facility is located in the quiet town of Chardon, Ohio. Our property features a variety of activity spaces and lodging accommodations to meet the needs of both 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 of our cabins have electricity and indoor attached restrooms and shower facilities. Most cabins also 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 youth sessions). Staff sleeps in adjoining rooms adjacent to camper cabins.

Outside view of Smith Lodge.               Outside view of Sears Hall.                 image of inside the cabins with bunks

Eleanor Smith Lodge

Smith Lodge is the epicenter of our camp! It boasts a commercial kitchen and an expanded dining hall, where meals are prepared and served family-style three times a day by our in-house professional food service provider. It also features a large Interior view of the Wolf Arts & Nature Center.fireplace room and our ever-popular screened-in porch. Additionally, Smith Lodge houses the Camp Office and Nurses office. The foot traffic through Smith lodge is constant – and we wouldn’t want it any other way!

Lester Sears Hall

Sears Hall serves as our largest indoor gathering and activity space. Our Music, Dance, and Drama program is headquartered here, along with our Arts and Crafts department. It is also used for evening programs, dances, meetings, and otherimage of inside the nature center gathers. 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 Nature Center makes it the perfect base of operations for our Nature and Outdoor living programs. Inside you’ll find a wide variety of tactile natural exhibits made available for campers to experience nature up close and personal. Behind the Nature Center, we are exceptionally proud of our Ted and Jean Castele Sensory Trail, which is designed to stimulate the senses in a safe, nature-filled environment.

Outdoor Spaceimage of large outdoor chess board

Highbrook Lodge is very lucky to have a wide variety of outdoor spaces in which to provide an awesome variety of summer programming:

  • The Reinberger Swimming Pool is often the place to be, as it’s the perfect spot to cool off from the Ohio heat! The pool provides a wheelchair-accessible ramp to ensure comfort and enjoyment for all. Its even heated, so it’s always the perfect temperature. The adjacent pavilion provides a great place to escape the sun in proximity to the pool.
  • Our bowling alley and life-size chess board are two of the more unique outdoor elements you’ll find at Highbrook Lodge. The outdoor bowling lane features a guide rail and manual ball-return – making it the perfect place to practice your technique. The chess board has titles that are at differing heights to assist in identifying the movement options of the giant pieces.
  • 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-denomination, multi-faith chapel. Located amongst the trees, the Chapel provides a quiet, reflective place for our campers and staff to relax and worship amongst nature.
  • Our Fire Circle is utilized nearly every evening for our end-of-day campfire program. Campers and staff gather around the fire to sing songs, tells stories and jokes, and act out skits. Our Fire Circle provides the perfect place to build a strong community, close out the current day, and prepare for the next.

Image of a table outside of camp hall

The largest outdoor space we have to offer is the rest of 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 spate fire circle – which is the perfect place to cook breakfast after a night under the stars!


View looking down the trail at the pool.