Location & Lodging

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Camp Roosevelt Firebird

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

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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

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 “late night camp” for those wishing to stay up late around the camp fire, playing instruments, sharing stories and songs.

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. Generators are prohibited.

Private Cabin Rental

We have rustic cabins available for purchase when you purchase your ticket. PLEASE EXPECT RUSTIC CONDITIONS.

Please bring your own linens and toiletries
(emergency linens will be available)

Roosevelt Cabins

Rent a whole cabin with bunk-beds a bit further away from the action.  Each cabin is its own building, with 5+ bunk beds (10+ total beds), electric, and multiple toilet stalls & showers inside.  Designed to accommodate 10 people during kids camp, also comfortably fits a family or two.  Price: $200 for whole event

Firebird Bunk Beds 

Rent a bunk bed in a dorm-style environment. You will share a room with 4-10 others. The space has electric and is in the middle of the action.  The bathrooms and showers are shared stalls a short walk to the end of the building. Price: $25 per bed for whole event

Dining Hall Cabins 

Rent a private room 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 

No-Frills Cabins 

Rent a  private cabin in the woods with the forest animals with no frills – no beds, no private bathroom.  Each cabin is an individual building 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 nearby, as it is 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.

House Cabin 

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

Tiny Cabin 

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 

Camper Cabin 

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!  Does NOT include electric or private bathrooms.  Price: $100 for whole event

Reminder that this is in a rustic setting out in the woods and next to a lake. It is humid and there are some bugs and small critters right in the middle of all the action with us. 

2020 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 is well water and is sulfur water as the camp sits on sulfur deposits. If you do not want to drink the water from the camp please plan to bring your own water or filters from home. *