Fall/Winter 2013 NEWSLETTER
Hiram House TODAY
Fall/Winter 2013 Vol. 14 No. 2
New Log Cabin Unveiled at Hiram House Camp
Exterior of new Log Cabin & Interior views of the Great Room
Fourth New Log Cabin in Pioneer Circle
Hiram House hosted a Grand Opening on July 19, 2013 to unveil its newest Log Cabin in the heart of the scenic 172-acre youth camp.
This is the fourth new year-round Log Cabin to be built in recent years as part of the camp's multi-million dollar Capital Improvement Campaign and Master Plan .
Major funding to build and outfit the Log Cabin was donated by generous grants from The Abington Foundation, The Eva L. & Joseph M. Bruening Foundation, The Louise H. & David S. Ingalls Foundation, and The John B. Hollister, Jr. Fund. Camp officials expressed their deepest gratitude to them on behalf of all the children served by Hiram House.
The all-weather, 4,300 sq.ft. rustic Log Cabin will be used by Summer Campers, School Campers and Group Retreats.
Plaque presented to Hollister Family
Hiram House officials presented a plaque, which will hang inside the new Log Cabin, to members of the Hollister Family in memory of long-time Board Trustee and supporter John B. “Jack” Hollister, Jr., who passed away in 2012.
The interior of the new Log Cabin was outfitted thanks to generous donations, by hundreds of individuals, groups and organizations, to a special memorial fund established in his name.
The plaque is inscribed: “In Memory of John B. “Jack” Hollister, Jr. - For his many years of service and dedication to Hiram House, he will always be remembered.”
Pictured in group photo, (above, from right to left), are: Hiram House Board of Trustees President Kevin Barnes, Jack’s son David Hollister (holding plaque), Jack’s wife Betty Hollister, daughter-in-law Dana Hollister, and Hiram House Executive Director Russell Grundke.
photo (above right) of the late John B. Hollister, Jr., long-time Board trustee, past president & past chair of development
Teambuilding & Adventure Program - Popular with All -
New Elements Enhance Alpine Climbing Wall
Campers scale Climbing Wall aided by staff, full view of new 35-ft. high section
The Adventure Center’s 35-ft. Alpine Climbing Wall was outfitted with a new section recently to add to the fun and excitement it offers campers at Hiram House Camp.
“The Teambuilding program, includes the High & Low Ropes and Obstacle Course, in addition to the Climbing Wall. It is proving to be very popular with groups of all ages,” said Russell Grundke, Executive Director. He noted that “It fosters confidence, cooperation, communciation, group cohesion, plus builds physical & mental skills.”
Take the Team Challenge!
Register Now for Summer Camp 2014!
- Don’t Delay, Sign Up TODAY! –
Summer Junior Day Campers having fun at Summer Camp
Summer Camp 2014 is now open for boys & girls to sign up for all the exciting outdoor adventures offered at Hiram House Camp, from June to August. Join Us!
• Summer Day Camp* - June 9 to August 8, 6 to 12 yrs.
• Summer Jr. Day Camp* - June 9 to August 8, 5 & 6 yrs.
* Before & After Care available for Day Camp & Junior Day Camp
• Summer Overnight Camp** - June 8 to July 11, 6 to 14 yrs.
** Financial Aid available - Summer Overnight Camp only
• Summer Horseback Riding & Adventure Camp - July 14 to Aug. 15, 7 to 14 yrs.
Sign Up Now for Summer Fun!
Registration is on a first come basis and space is limited, so please sign up today for the best selection! (All camps include early registration for 2014-2015 season.)
For more information on session dates, fees & registration, please visit us & register online at: www.hiramhousecamp.org/camps-registration/summer-camps or call 216-831-5045 with questions.
Dates Now Open for 2014-2015 School Camps, Retreats
- Fall, Winter, Spring Available -
Beachwood Middle School students at Hiram House School Camp (photo above & below)
Hiram House Camp has space available for the 2014-2015 academic year during the fall, winter or spring months.
Contact us at email@example.com or call 216-831-5045 to reserve your preferred dates now.
Welcome to all our new and returning Fall & Winter Schools & Groups - Enjoy your stay at Hiram House Camp!
Beachwood School Campers balanced on a log at The Adventure Center Obstacle Course, made and flew kites to study design and aerodynamics, engineered an egg drop container from top of fire station to learn about velocity, natural forces and teamwork, created poetry in nature and much more! (photos: above & below)
'Tis the Season of Giving! - Campership Fund Needs You!
This is that wonderous time of year when we pause to reflect on our blessings and open our hearts to those less fortunate.
Please help support a child in need by donating to our annual “Campership Fund”.
You may donate online or by mail to Hiram House Camp, 33775 Hiram Trail, Chagrin Falls, OH 44022. Hiram House is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization. Your gift may be tax-deductible.
Thank You for your generosity!
Save the Date! "Chili Night Out" Feb. 22, 2014
Please join us for our second annual winter fling! Watch for details to be announced soon on our website.
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A FRIGHT-fully Good Time was had by All!
Thanks to Everyone for a Great 2013 Pumpkin Festival!
Photos (above) Little Munchkins sit amid the Pumpkins in the Pumpkin Patch as children & their families visited Pumpkin Festival.
Cloudy skies and a few light sprinkles could not dampen the enthusiasm for Pumpkin Festival 2013 as crowds of nearly 4,000 visitors turned out for this year’s terrific event!
This fall favorite raised some $50,000 to benefit the Hiram House Campership Fund for Children.
Thanks to everyone who attended, volunteered, sponsored or supported us for our 42nd annual Pumpkin Festival! We couldn’t do it without you. Please join us again next year!
Photos (above left) Pete Aubry and Sara Freeman (above right) pose with the SPOOK-tacular Spider Pumpkin he created and the AWE-some giant Black Cat she set up at entrance to Haunted Hay Maze at Double H Ranch. Kudos to them and all our supporters! (see list of 2013 Pumpkin Festival Sponsors at right)
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Hiram House TODAY - Fall/Winter 2013 Vol. 14 No. 2
Editor: K.M. Bourland Communications
- MISSION & VISION
- OUR TEAM
- BOARD MEMBERS
- EVENT CALENDAR
LETTER FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Highlights of a Great Year!
New Additions & Attractions, Action-packed Season, Round-out Another Great Year at Camp!
by Russell R. Grundke, Executive Director
Several new camp facilities were added to Hiram House this year.
We celebrated the grand opening of our eagerly awaited 4th new Log Cabin with donors and supporters at camp this summer.
Also enhancing the camp’s many attractions and activities was a new 35-ft. high section for our Alpine Climbing Wall. Both these new additions will be enjoyed by campers, schools and groups who visit Hiram House each year.
Our 42nd annual Pumpkin Festival this fall was a smashing success offering a good time for families of all ages and helped raise funds for camperships for the summer season.
“Chili Night Out” was a hit this year and will be back this winter for everyone to enjoy once again.
Our most sincere thanks to all our generous donors, selfless volunteers, supporters, trustees and dedicated staff. Without your efforts none of these things would be possible.
Summer, fall and winter at camp were full of campers having fun while expanding their horizons and challenging themselves with new adventures.
Stay tuned, much more is ahead for 2014.
Best Wishes of the Season to You & Yours!
Hiram House Happenings 2014 Calendar of Events
Feb. 22 - 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. - "Chili Night Out" - 2nd annual
June 8 - July 11 - Summer Overnight Camp
June 9 - August 8 - Summer Day Camp
June 9 - August 8 - Summer Jr. Day Camp
July 14 - August 15 - Summer Horseback Riding & Adventure Camp
October 12 - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Pumpkin Festival - 43rd annual
Thank you to all our 2013 Pumpkin Festival Sponsors!
Frank B. Ross Company
Alloy Bellows & Precision Welding
William & Kathleen Aubry
Kevin & Mary Barnes
Lawrence Kopittke & Family
Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Harvey J. & Harriette Schach
Solon Orthodontics, Inc.
Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Tomsich
Russell & Joanne Grundke
Tim & Heidi Ignatious
Daniel Neides & Family
New York Life - Solon
The Honorable Susan & Mike Renda
Doug & Bobbi Robertson
Mike & Susan Cargile
Change for Charity
Travis & Leah Grundke
Charles & Rita Maimbourg Family
Kelly Ovsek & Family
Thomas Petrochic & Family
Gustav E. Schrader
Paul, Peg & Kate Ziegler
Please support our sponsors!