Location & Lodging
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!
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.
There is also a designated “naughty camp” for those wishing to stay up late around the camp fire, playing instruments, sharing stories and songs.
There are no hook-ups. We have a few designated flat spots where car-campers and smaller RVs could park. Large RVs are discouraged. Generators are prohibited.
Private Cabin Rental
Purchase a cabin when you purchase your ticket
Please bring your own linens and toiletries
(emergency linens will be available)
Rent a small house right in the middle of the action! Includes 2 private rooms, a queen bed, a big futon, electric, and private bath & shower. Comfortably fits 4 people. Close to programming, dining hall, buildings, and GREAT view of the Lake! Price: $225 for whole event
Rent a cozy one-room cabin, perfect for 1 person or a couple. Includes a queen bed, electric, and private bath & shower. A very short walk from programming, dining hall, buildings. Price: $200 for whole event
Rent the permanent camper that lives at Camp Roosevelt Firebird. It provides a private space close to the action, and a great view of the Lake! Includes 2 large futons, electric, and a front awning space for front-porch-style-sitting while looking at the Lake. Does NOT include private bathrooms, but located very close to shared bath & shower stalls. Price: $100 for whole event
Rent 1 of 5 bunk-bed cabins a bit further away from the action. Each cabin is its own building, with 5 bunk beds (10 total beds), electric, and multiple private bathrooms & showers inside. Designed to accommodate 10 people during kids camp, also comfortably fits a family or two. Price: $200 for whole event
Rent 1 of 8 private bunk-bed spaces very close to the action. These are all together inside one building. Each space has its own entrance to the outside; they are separated from each other inside by a wall. Each space has 5 bunk beds (10 total beds), and electric. They do NOT have private bathrooms, but the shared bath & shower stalls are a short walk to the end of the building. Designed to accommodate 10 people during kids camp, also comfortably fits a family or two. Price: $150 for whole event
Dining Hall Cabins
Rent 1 of 2 private rooms nestled in the back of the Dining Hall. Definitely in the middle of the action – our stage will be set up in or near the Dining Hall, and acts may go as late as 11pm or midnight. All meals are also served in the Dining Hall. Great for accessibility and convenience! One private room includes 2 full-sized beds. The second room includes 1 full size bed and 1 twin bed. Both include electric, and are located just a few feet away from a shared indoor bathroom. Price: $75 for whole event
Rent 1 of 3 private cabins in the woods with no frills – no beds, no private bathroom. They are individual buildings and they DO have electric. Perfect for air mattresses, or people just looking to get out of the weather. We will station a composting toilet among these cabins, as they are a short walk to the closest flush bathrooms & showers. They are nestled in the woods across the creek and a very short walk from all the action. Price: $50 for whole event.
2019 Site info
Camp Roosevelt-Firebird is a summer camp providing kids with a wide array of fun and meaningful activities in a caring environment. Their program fosters self-confidence, leadership, respect and humor. Campers gain an appreciation for the environment, diversity and making the world a better place.
Located in the beautiful rolling foothills of the Allegheny Plateau in Northeastern Ohio, Camp Roosevelt-Firebird sits on a peninsula jutting out into Leesville Lake and hugs more than half a mile of shoreline. Their 104 acres of shoreline, forest, fields, pasture, creeks, and hills are completely surrounded by public land that is managed and protected by the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District. Originally a family farm (complete with a 1890’s barn), this setting creates a beautiful sense of peace. From the shoreline at night, one sees no other lights or buildings.
Leesville Lake was constructed for flood control in 1930’s as a part of President Roosevelt’s New Deal. Young men in the National Youth Administration were put to work as they built the Camp’s dining hall and lodge and then used these structures as barracks; the young men planted the millions of white pines that line the shores of the lake.
*104 acres of forest (pine along the Lake) *Historic barn *Farm Animals *Lodge *Designated fire circles *Dining hall *Water toys *Private cabins *Indoor plumbing including showers and flush toilets *Lake and creek ecosystems to explore! *Hiking trails *Leesville Lake for swimming, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding *Drinking water from the tap*