Location & Lodging

More 2019 Site info coming soon...
Here's a taste

Camp Roosevelt Firebird

- Remotely located on the Leesville Lake
- Engulfed in pine forest
- Surrounded by the Leesville Wildlife Area
- Swimming, canoes, kayaks, paddle boards
- Zero cell reception…

Build a Regional Network for Earthskills!

Located in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains, and YET still North East Ohio, Camp Roosevelt Firebird is:
2 hrs from Cleveland
2 hrs from Columbus
1.5 hrs from Pittsburgh
2 hrs from Ashtabula

Plan to unplug, arrive, and re-connect!

2018 Site info below:

Join us at beautiful historic Camp Whitewood! Enjoy 227 acres of forest, hiking trails along the glacial gorge through majestic hemlock and white oak trees, swimming in 9 acres of spring-fed Reflections lake, historic Indian Mounds, cabins, waterfalls, wading through Phelps Creek, camp fires, and more!

About 1 hour outside of Cleveland, and a couple hours from Akron, Pittsburgh, and Erie.
Proudly based in Ashtabula County!

Warner’s Hollow, the land on which Camp Whitewood was built, was originally home to Native American tribes. We honor their memory and their living descendants. For decades the Camp has hosted 4-H children in Ashtabula, Columbiana, Trumbull, Mahoning, Lake, and Geauga counties. Their historic “Ladies’ Camp” enjoys generations of women who fondly remember their times at Camp Whitewood. Since its creation in the 1930s, it has provided countless safe and joyful interactions with nature! Just ask anyone who grew up local – they will nod their heads in fond memories! We are privileged to work with Camp Whitewood as our partners and hosts!


Tent Camping

Tent camping is included in your admission ticket. There are forested areas (yes poison ivy), open fields, and shady edges in between. There should be plenty of hammock options (tree-friendly straps, please – trees are not to be damaged), as well as flatter spots for pitching a tent.  There are a few options for car-camping, as well.

There is designated family camping with a quiet time each night beginning at midnight.

RV Campsites

There are no hook-ups.  We have a few designated flat spots where car-campers and smaller RVs could park. Large RVs are discouraged.

Private Cabin Rental

When you buy tickets you have the option of renting your own private cabin.  Cabins are located under heavy forest canopy, and convenient proximity to shower houses and main facilities. They have electric, and usually 7 sets of bunk beds (14 twin-sized beds).  You must bring your own linens and pillows. Cost per night: $200


  • Large fire circle
  • Lodge, pavilion, indoor and outdoor dining halls
  • Indoor plumbing including showers, flush toilets
  • Lake and creek ecosystems to explore! 
  • Close to Amish stores (salvage stores, etc)
  • Hiking trails
  • 227 acres of forest
  • Lake for swimming
  • Communal campfire
  • Drinking water from the tap
  • Picnic tables
  • Shelter buildings spread throughout

Conservation Camp

Camp Whitewood proudly operates under principles that limit our impact to local ecosystems.  No outside fire wood is permitted (the camp supplies us firewood from their own downed trees).  Everything that is carried in must be carried out. Trash and recyclables are to be deposited in appropriate receptacles. Food must be kept in sealed containers to not attract wildlife (esp overnight). The natural flora and fauna (plants and wildlife) of the area must not be disturbed so that it may be preserved for future generations of campers. -This is especially important on hiking trails – no distrubance is allowed. Native artifacts, fossils, points (arrowheads), stonework or other artifacts found on the property must be reported, preserved and/or surrendered to Camp Director. Use of off-road vehicles is strictly prohibited. Swimmers are allowed on the lake only when a certified lifeguard is on duty.  Contact event organizers with any questions.

Off-Site Lodging Nearby:

— Punderson Manor State Park Lodge: 11755 Kinsman Rd., Newbury, OH 44065
— Hampton Inn Astabula:  2900 Gh Dr., Austinburg, OH 44010
— Holiday Inn Express Ashtabula-Geneva: 1831 Austinburg Rd., Austinburg, OH 44010
— Sleep Inn & Suites Near I-90 and Ashtabula: 9350 Center Rd., Austinburg, OH 44010