Spring/Summer 2013 NEWSLETTER

Hiram House TODAY

Spring/Summer 2013 Vol. 14 No. 1


New Additions at Hiram House to Open This Summer

Fourth New Log Cabin Underway in Pioneer Circle

The fourth new Log Cabin, built in the heart of Pioneer Circle, is nearly ready and will open for campers this summer.

Centrally located on the 172 acre camp site, it will be available year-round for use by Summer Camps, School Camps and Group Retreats.

The all-weather cabin features 4,300 sq.ft., a central Great Room for meeting or instruction space, overnight lodging for up to 30 campers and supervisory staff, a screened sun porch, showers, restrooms and foyer. It offers handicapped access and state of the art fire and safety systems.

The new Cabin is part of Hiram House’s Master Plan to enhance the camp.


Interior views of new Log Cabin, Great Room & Sun Porch

Adventure Center to add New Teambuilding Elements

The Adventure Center will add several exciting new elements to the Teambuilding programs in the coming months.

They will be integrated into the camp’s recently built High Ropes, Low Ropes and Obstacle Courses.

Along with the 35-ft. Alpine Climbing Tower, these hands-on facilities will offer campers a great opportunity to challenge themselves and learn teambuilding skills.  Read more...


Views of the High, Low Ropes & Obstacle Course (above). Alpine Climbing Tower also is included at Adventure Center (not shown).


Summer Camp Ready to Welcome Campers

Don’t Delay, Still Time to Sign Up Today! –


Campers give a thumbs-up to all the fun that awaits you at Summer Camp!

Summer Camp 2013 is ready to welcome, boys & girls to Hiram House to enjoy all the exciting, hands-on programs & activities offered June to August. Join Us!

• Summer Day Camp - June 10 to August 9, ages 6 to 12 yrs.

• Summer Jr. Day Camp - June 10 to August 9, ages 5 & 6 yrs.

• Summer Overnight Camp* - June 9 to July 19, ages 6 to 14 yrs.

(* International Week at Overnight Camp returns Session IV, June 30 to July 5 )

• Summer Horseback Riding & Adventure Camp - Aug. 12 to 16, ages 7 to 14 yrs.

Sign Up Now for Summer Fun!

Some summer camp sessions still have openings, but space is limited, so please sign up today for the best selection!

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.



International Week Returns to Summer Overnight Camp


International Week at Summer Overnight Camp will be back in 2013 for the third consecutive year with students from Brazil’s prestigious 4-C Bilingual Academy joining us. This popular program will be offered during Session IV, June 30-July 5.

A special Cultural Night will be held that week with a multi-national dinner and activities for all Summer Overnight Campers to enjoy. This is a great opportunity to make new friends from around the world and learn about other cultures.


Send a Child in Need to Summer Camp

- You’ll be Glad You Did!


You just can’t stop the smiles at camp! You will be smiling too, knowing your generosity helped a child in need attend summer camp. Please donate to our Campership Fund and keep their smiles coming. You may donate online or by mail. Thank You!


Summer Camp Staff Wanted, Get the Job of a Lifetime!


Year after year, Hiram House seasonal staff members consistently return to tell us that their time at camp was one of their best memories and most rewarding summer jobs of their lives.

Where else can you enjoy the great outdoors, meet great friends, have fun, and make a positive difference in the life of a child, all at the same time? Each year, our summer staff is drawn from some fifty U.S.colleges & universities.

Hiram House is now hiring for 2013 summer positions, including counselors, specialists, lifeguards, maintenance, and others.

You can now apply online at: http://www.hiramhousecamp.org/contact-us/employment


Hiram House Trustees in the News


Board Officers, (pictured left to right), Spencer Pisczak, Kevin Barnes, Russell Grundke, Michael Canty. (photo on right), Kevin D. Barnes

Board Re-elects Officers for 2013

The Hiram House Board of Trustees re-elected officers for 2013 at their recent annual meeting.

Re-elected were officers Kevin D. Barnes, President; Spencer N. Pisczak, Vice President-Finance & Treasurer, Michael R. Canty, Vice President-Development; and Russell R. Grundke, Secretary

Barnes is Counsel & Partner-in-Charge of Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP Cleveland; Pisczak is President of Premier Development; Canty is President & CEO of Alloy Bellows & Precision Welding, and Grundke is Executive Director of Hiram House, the nonprofit organization operating Hiram House Camp.

Board President Kevin D. Barnes to Lead Law Firm

Hiram House Board of Trustees President Kevin D. Barnes was recently named as Partner-in-Charge of the Cleveland office of Taft Law firm.

Barnes joined Taft in September 2008 with the merger of his prior firm, Kahn Kleinman, with Taft. Barnes is a graduate of Harvard Collegeand Harvard Law School. 

His practice focuses on international business, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions.  Barnes has been listed in Best Lawyers inAmericafor over ten years and has been named an Ohio Super Lawyer numerous times.

Taft’s Cleveland office is home to more than 50 attorneys who serve clients locally, nationally and internationally.



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Hiram House TODAY - Spring/Summer 2013 Vol. 14 No. 1

Editor: K.M. Bourland Communications



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