Programs & Activities

Arts & Crafts

Campers doing a clay project. 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 with us. 

Music & Drama & Dance

The Music, Drama, & Dance programs encompass 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.

Campers cooking over a campfire.

Nature & Outdoor Living

Our 63-acres truly allow us to provide quite the hands-on experience in our own natural environment. Our Nature & Outdoor Living programs are jam-packed with activities related to wildlife, conservation, gardening, and of course hiking. And have you ever wondered how to build a shelter, collect water in the wild or make floatation devices out of your clothes? Our campers learn all about outdoor survival, too! We also have overnight tent campouts that are available to all campers during each session. All of our Nature and Outdoor Living programs expose campers to the outside world; build their appreciation of nature and model practices that promote stewardship and sustainability.

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, beeper baseball on Roberts’ Field, or learn the basics of archery at our wooded range. Campers also get to experience field sports, board games, shuffle board, corn hole, and more!  


A smiling camper enjoying the pool. 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 all open pool activities, certified lifeguards staff the pool and other counselors and staff members are always in the pool with campers. In addition, campers are required to pass a swim test in order to swim in the deep end. We also provide life-vests as needed or desired.

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

A young camper checks out an iguana.

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.