outdoor education

Reserve your School Camp & Outdoor Education dates now for 2017!

Bring Nature Into the Classroom!

Hands-On Learning Experiences at Hiram House —"Opening New Horizons for Youth Since 1896."

Our professional staff works with you to design programming to meet your educational goals, objectives and proficiency needs and to support Ohio Academic Content Standards. On or off-site presentations are available for area schools in advance of your visit to assist in preparing your staff, students, and parents for their school camp experience. Pre-visit tours of camp by school staff or administration are also welcomed when planning your stay at Hiram House School Camp.

  • Fall, Winter, & Spring Programs
  • Flexible, Customized—Great for Students & Staff!
  • 172 Acres in Ohio's Scenic Chagrin Valley
  • Beautiful in All Seasons

Programs to Meet Your Curriculum Needs

Nature provides unique 'classrooms' for youth at Hiram House Camp.

  • History (American Heritage)
  • Math (in the Outdoors)
  • Science (Nature, Life, Earth Science, etc.)
  • Environmental Studies
  • Teambuilding Activities & much more! Group Dynamics Help Develop Leadership & Communications Skills—Build Self-Esteem & Confidence—for Youth & Adults. (learn more about the Benefits of Camping)

Sometimes the most memorable lessons in life don't come from a textbook. Sometimes you just have to "see it, touch it, do it, or experience it" firsthand. And what better classroom setting than Nature?

There are many "hands-on" lessons students and staff from schools throughout Ohio learn each fall to spring during visits to School Camp at Hiram House.

Many schools incorporate camp programs as part of their science, social studies or math curriculum on a variety of topics, like Stream, Pond & Bog Studies, Plant Identification, Orienteering, or to learn outdoor skills like archery, boating, or fishing.

Campers can also test their fitness, agility and teambuilding skills as they experience the 35-foot Alpine Climbing Tower or the High Ropes, Low Ropes & Obstacle Challenge course.

Visitors can also use the Environmental Center & Weather Station or elements of the outdoor Challenge Program, like the River Crossing, Spider's Web, Ants on a Log, or the Wiggly Wobbly, and many others, designed to teach individuals group cooperation, communication, self-confidence, and leadership skills, all essential for success throughout life.

They learn about American history or the pioneering experience through activities at the camp's Frontier Fort, Conestoga Wagons, Teepees, Log Cabins, and Treehouse. Other favorite attractions include an 1890s Fire Station, Train Caboose, acres of streams, ponds, meadows, woods and wildlife.

Or, school groups can stimulate students' creativity and imagination with Art, Poetry, or Writing in the Great Outdoors. We can help them discover the wonders of Astronomy and the Universe with Star Gazing in the Night Sky or explore the earth's Geology with Northeast Ohio's Rocks and Fossils.

Hiram House and its professional staff also strive to promote character, self-esteem, teambuilding, family values, and open new horizons for youth in an atmosphere that is racially, ethnically, socioeconomically, and coeducationally diverse.

Conveniently located in Northeast Ohio, Hiram House offers a variety of three, four or five day overnight school camps, daylong field trips, educational and adventure programs, from September through May.

Most overnight programs are geared toward the elementary and middle school grades, but the camp and its facilities are also open to students and educators at the junior high and high school levels. Public school districts, independent and religious schools and educational groups are welcome.

Complement your School Camp experience with a variety of exciting interactive activities, such as: Archery, Canoeing, Camp Crafts, Teambuilding Program, Climbing Wall, Exploring, Fishing, Hiking, High/Low Ropes, Outdoor Skills (Firebuilding, Survival), Orienteering (Compass Study), Environmental & Wildlife Studies, & more!

Many Ohio schools visit Hiram House School Camp each academic year. Programs can be flexible and tailored to meet your group's individual needs and goals. Please call us at (216) 831-5045, or email for more information. Schedule your School Camp experience today!

See School Camp Photos and Facility Photos in our online Photo Gallery .

Featured Indoor & Outdoor Attractions:

  • Alpine Climbing Tower
  • Conestoga Wagons
  • Frontier Fort
  • Environmental Center & Weather Station
  • NEW! High Ropes Course
  • Low Ropes & Obstacle Challenge Course
  • Rustic Log Cabins
  • Treehouse, Train Caboose
  • 1890’s Fire Station
  • Dining Hall & Activity Center
  • Outoor Amphitheater/Open-Air Chapel
  • Ponds, Streams, Meadows, Woods & Wildlife
  • plus, Exciting Interactive Activities (Archery, Canoeing & more!)

Great Facilities & Location:

  • Spacious Lodging Accommodations, Meeting, & Dining Facilities for Groups Large & Small
  • Natural, Private Setting Conveniently Located in Beautiful Northeast Ohio
  • 172 Wooded Acres, with nearby Shopping, Medical Facilities & other Services
  • Ample free on-site parking for vehicles and school buses
  • Easy Travel Access via Major Routes (see interactive map)
  • Ideal for Student or Staff Programs! 

Plan An Adventure in Outdoor Education!

Contact Us Today For Rates & Availability: Phone (216) 831-5045, Email

Dates Now Open for School Camps & Group Retreats in 2017 

Need the perfect outdoor location for your next School Camp or Group Retreat program?

Lodging, Dining, Meeting facilities are offered, with optional meal service, Outdoor Education & Recreation programs and/or Teambuilding Adventure.

Contact us at or call 216-831-5045 to reserve your preferred dates.

Hiram House Camp * 33775 Hiram Trail * Chagrin Falls, OH 44022 *

33775 Hiram Trail, Chagrin Falls, OH 44022. Telephone: 216-831-5045. Fax: 216-831-2477. Email:

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