A Brief History
Camp Wyandot, Inc. was founded as a Camp Fire Council in 1913. In 1928, the council became an Ohio nonprofit corporation and purchased Camp Wyandot in the Hocking Hills. As of April 30, 2013, Camp Wyandot, Inc. became an independent organization and is no longer affiliated with Camp Fire. Today, Camp Wyandot serves boys and girls with summer day and overnight camps and our Wyandot Explorers Club program.
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2016 Camp Wyandot Luncheon RESULTS

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who participated in making the 12th Annual Camp Wyandot Luncheon a success!

A very special thank you goes to Nikki Spretnak, as well as Jeanne Bernhard, Connie Coutellier, Lisa Graham, Billie Halley, Sue Lavitchka, Sara Schaefer, Nancy Simmons, Mary Smith, our Table Hosts, our Silent Auction contributors, our summer staff & CITs who participated, and all of our donors and attendees! Thank you all for making this event so wonderful! We would also like to thank Kaylei Johnson, Megan Johnson, and Camille Simpson for greeting our guests at the door! And another special thank you to the CUCO Scouts Wyandot Explorer Club for helping to pass out the favors during our program. Thank you all!!!

We had nearly 150 guests in attendance and thanks to the generosity of all of you, we brought in almost $30,000 in donations, store sales, and through the Silent Auction! This is quite impressive and says so much for our organization and its future! We are forever grateful for you all.

Thanks to each one of you!

 

2017 Camp Wyandot Calendars

Camp Wyandot Calendars are on sale now until Monday, November 28th!

If you would like to purchase a calendar, please fill out this form before the deadline!

100% of the proceeds from the Camp Wyandot calendar go directly to the Waterfront Fund at Camp Wyandot!

Thank you to Saradipity Photography, LLC for sharing their photos and putting the calendar together!

 

 

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An Update From Luige – Nov. 2016

Egypt Progress

While are putting the finishing touches on the new boy’s side of Egypt and we sent a letter out about phase two, the girls side. To date our egyptcontributions, we have raised about half of what we need to complete this phase. If you are interested in donating something to help us reach our goal to finish Egypt please let us know or send your donation to the office. We would like to start it so it will be done in time for the girls to use it next summer.
Every little bit helps.

 

 “My Story” at the Luncheon

It was so nice to see so many familiar faces at the Luncheon this year. Even though the numbers were very good we missed seeing some regulars. Sorry if you were unable to be there. We shared stories at each table about how we first became connected with Camp Wyandot. For some it was the first time and others had years of memories. We shared some thoughts from campers, CITS’s staff and alumni on what impact Camp Wyandot has had on them. Some remember being homesick the first few days of summer camp and some shared memories of their first years at camp with their Camp Fire group.  Fittingly, Jenny Morgan sang one of her songs “Letter to Home” and we all sang Long, Long Trail. I shared some information on today’s campers and the new construction that helps us continue to provide a quality experience with life-long memories.

I want to personally want to thank those that volunteered in some way for the luncheon and to everyone for their continued support to Camp Wyandot, Inc. Like the Alumni Weekend, this luncheon is something I look forward to each year.

 

W.L. Connie Coutellier (Luige)

Happy Thanksgiving from Camp Wyandot, Inc!!!

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Giving Tuesday is November 29th!

Giving Tuesday is November 29th!

Part of a national movement, Giving Tuesday is described as a “new day for giving back”.  It connects diverse groups of individuals, communities and organizations around the world for one common purpose: to celebrate and encourage giving. 

Young people are interdependent with the natural world, yet know relatively little about it through direct experience. Camp Wyandot’s overnight camp, day camp and club programs provide an intimate connection with nature and positive life-long memories in a safe and supportive environment.

 

  • Give the Wyandot Experience to a child who needs it!

    • You can make a difference in the life of a childContribute to the Campership FundShare your camp experience with a friend and ask them to match your donationAs a grandparent give the gift of a camp experience to your grandchild

 

  • Give towards the completion of the Egypt Showerhouse Renovation!

    • Help us reach our goal of completing Egypt Showerhouse by summer 2017!

 

  • Help Save Lake Atagahi!

    • Lake Atagahi has been the centerpiece of our camp and the aquatic program since it was filled in 1930. The lake is now in severe ecological decline and in critical need of rehabilitation.

 

To donate for Giving Tuesday, please send a check to the Camp Wyandot Office:
1890 Northwest Blvd, Ste. 130
Columbus, Ohio 43212

Or, simply click here.

Your donation, no matter the amount, is always appreciated by the staff, volunteers, and youth of Camp Wyandot, Inc.! We could not do all we do, without your help! Thank you.

2017 Camp Wyandot, Inc Annual Meeting

Camp Wyandot 2017 Annual Meeting

January 30, 2017 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM

Camp Wyandot is hosting its annual meeting on Monday, January 30, 2017 at Whetstone Public Library, 3909 N High St, Columbus, OH 43214. The event will take place from 7:00-8:30pm. The event is open to all, but only registered Camp Wyandot Adult Members or Wyandot Explorer Club Leaders can vote! Please make sure your memberships are up to date! Contact Sara (sara@campwyandot.org) with any membership questions.

If you have not registered you may do so online or at the meeting(if you plan to register at the meeting, please arrive early with a check made out to Camp Wyandot, Inc):

Click here to register as a Camp Wyandot member

The purpose of the annual meeting is to give members a report on the organization’s activities and finances for the previous year, elect new board members and recognize out-going board members.

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to email or call the office! We hope to see you there.

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Camp Wyandot, Inc Holiday Office Hours 2016

The Camp Wyandot, Inc office hours are listed below along with the upcoming Holiday schedule.

Regular office hours:

Monday:  9:00am – 3:00pm
Tuesday:  9:00am – 3:00pm
Wednesday:  9:00am – 3:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Friday: CLOSED
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

 

2016 HOLIDAY HOURS:

November 24-25: CLOSED for Thanksgiving
(Will be closing the office at noon on November 23rd)

December 23-January 2: CLOSED for Christmas and New Years
(Office will re-open at 9:00am on January 3rd!)

Silent Auction Deadline: Friday, Nov. 4!

Do you make a craft?   Can you donate a gift certificate from your business or solicit a gift card from a business you know?  You can help make our silent auction a success.  The 12th Annual Camp Wyandot Luncheon is Saturday, November 12, 2016, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 pm, at the Villa Milano Banquet and Conference Center in Westerville.  The silent auction is an important part of this event.  It raises about $3,000 and brings us together socially.

If you would like to donate something or you could solicit a donation, or if you have questions, please contact Sara Schaefer in the office or Nikki Spretnak at nspretnak@gmail.com, 614-488-8860.  We have a letter you can give your donor with all the information they need to take a charitable deduction for their contribution, please contact us for a copy.

All items for the silent auction must be brought to the office by Friday, November 4.  Give us a call if you need to have your items picked-up.

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Annual Luncheon less than 2 weeks away!

12th Annual Camp Wyandot Luncheon

Saturday, November 12, 2016

11:00 a.m. to 2:00 pm

Villa Milano Banquet and Conference Center

1630 Schrock Rd.,  Columbus, OH  43229

  • Lunch begins at Noon
  • Social hour before and after the lunch
  • Silent auction
  • Displays of memorabilia

Attend as an individual or gather a group of friends and reserve a table.

Cost?  There is not cost to attend.  If after the program about Camp Wyandot you wish to help us grow and thrive with a donation, great!  Its up to you.

Please come join us.  Reunite, share your memories and  introduce yourself to the next generation of Camp Wyandot.

If you have any questions or would like to donate to the silent auction, please contact the office at info@campwyandot.org or

614-481-8227 or or Nikki Spretnak, nspretnak@gmail.com, 614-488-8860

Register here!

Deadline to register is THIS Friday, November 4th!

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Halloween in the Hills 2016 was a Success!

Another great year for Halloween in the Hills down at Camp Wyandot! Almost 100 campers, Explorer Club members, parents, friends, and volunteers came down for this year’s event! There were games, crafts, and activities in the Dining Hall to start off the afternoon! Later everyone split in to groups to do archery, hiking, nature, and crafts! A dinner of Johnny Marzetti was enjoyed before everyone went to their cabins to get dressed up in their costumes for Trick-or-Treating, a “not-so-scary” Haunted House, and the costume/cabin award ceremony! As always there were wonderful and creative costumes and super spooky cabin decorations! Everyone seemed to have an amazing time!

Thank you to everyone who attended and helped out with this event!!! We can’t wait to do it again next year!

 

To see photos from this event, click here!

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