Hiram House has made a positive difference in the lives of countless campers and their families since it was founded in 1896. Here are just a few who have been touched by their camp experiences. There are tens of thousands of current and former campers, staff members, and others, throughout Northeast Ohio and across the nation, who share similar stories and for whom Hiram House has made a significant impact. If you would like to join the many individuals and organizations who support Hiram House and help us enrich the lives of thousands of boys & girls each year, please make a generous donation today - It only takes a minute, but your gift will last a lifetime!

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“I and my foster siblings all loved spending our summers at Hiram House. Camp teaches kids so many good life lessons, like the importance of honesty and personal relationships, and it also stresses responsibility. These are all essential qualities that guide you throughout your life.” -Tamara, former camper & counselor, John Carroll University graduate, employee at Federal Reserve Bank

"I felt the most real I had ever felt. For the first time, I felt like I was a human being and not just a human doing." -Liz, staff member, University of Akron

“My days as a camper and later as a program staff member taught me about setting goals and how to dare to dream. It inspired me to instill these traits in others, first in my campers and now my students, their ability to develop their own goals and always aim high to achieve them.” -Scott, former camper & program staff, now Teacher at Saint Thomas Aquinas School

"…rewarding experience, priceless opportunity, life long memories, life long friendships, feeling of self-gratification, best job anyone could ask for!" -Laura, staff member, Ohio University

"I like the person I am when I'm at Camp." -Julie, staff member, Dickinson University

“First as a staff member and now as a teacher, I have witnessed the many benefits of Hiram House. Children learn to respect the environment, to recognize and develop their own strengths, and to live in community with others all at the same time. I am lucky to have the opportunity to take my students to camp because it teaches valuable lessons that could never be learned in a classroom!” -Rachel, former program staff, now Teacher at Walter Kidder Elementary School, Brunswick School District

“I was a former camper myself and my five daughters all went to Hiram House Camp. They really loved and looked forward to their stays at Summer Camp. It opened new horizons, they enjoyed learning about different people and cultures and made many wonderful new friends. They also learned to be more self-confident and responsible.” -Antonette, parent of former campers, now students & athletes at area colleges & universities

“My time at camp taught me to help others. I asked my family and friends to donate my Bar Mitzvah gifts to the annual Hiram House Campership Fund so boys and girls in need could attend Hiram House and have all the fun I and my siblings had at Summer Camp. Now they can enjoy the great outdoor education and recreation activities offered at the camp too.” -Dan, former camper, now Hiram House Campership Fund donors & supporters

“Spending my youth at Hiram House inspired and motivated me to go to college and helped me develop my lifelong career path to work with children. Hiram House has given me so much in my life. Now I want to give something back by doing what I can to help the camp and today’s youth.” -Doug, former camp staff, retired Teacher & Principal at West Geauga Schools, now Camp Trustee & Volunteer

"Hiram House is truly a unique place. You meet so many amazing people - staff and campers - and learn so much from every single one of them. Only at Hiram can you watch kids from different backgrounds come together and have the best summer of their life. I wouldn't have traded it for anything!" -Tera, staff member, University of Louisville

"Hiram House has been like a summer home for me for many years. The experiences I've been a part of and the friendships I've made there are things that I will always have with me. I've learned so much about children from various backgrounds, people in general, and myself." -Scott, staff member, Ohio State University

"It's not just a learning experience, it's a life experience!" -Brian, staff member, University of Miami

"I have made wonderful friendships, learned a lot from the kids and have memories that will last me a lifetime….Thanks!" -Mary, staff member, Northwestern University

"Seeing the smiles on the kids’ faces is the most rewarding part and knowing you made a difference." -Lee, staff member, Cleveland State University

"Camp provided me with experiences I will never be able to get anywhere else…Basically, it was a life-changing experience and I wouldn't trade it for anything." -Hajnal, staff member, Hiram College

"Camp was an experience of a lifetime…It broadened my horizons and let me work with kids from a variety of backgrounds. I felt like I was making an impact on these kid's lives, and it made me happy to see the smiles on their faces, and know that I was helping them to have the time of their life." -Ashley, staff member, Miami University in Ohio

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