Why We Do What We Do

Why We Do What We Do

Young people are interdependent with the natural world, yet know relatively little about it through direct experience. Through Camp Wyandot’s Overnight & Day camps, we encourage development of natural senses and provide an intimate connection with nature to enable youth to learn leadership, cooperation with others, and community responsibility while building self-awareness and forming friendships.

Camp Wyandot’s overall goal is to provide a quality experience that builds competencies and resulting confidence, creating positive life-long memories in a safe and supportive environment.

In an inclusive, engaging, and challenging environment, youth will:

  • Increase their social and cultural competencies and feel a sense of belonging
  • Develop leadership, teamwork, and cooperation skills
  • Increase self-confidence, independence and empowerment
  • Plan, make choices, reflect and learn from their decisions
  • Build a life-long appreciation and respect for the outdoor environment
  • Develop a sense of respect, responsibility and contribution to their community
  • Be involved in rich group experiences that are inherently interesting and fun
  • Be recognized for their accomplishments

Overnight Camp

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Our Overnight Camp includes programs for youths 7 to 17 and includes activities such as remote camp outs, creeking, hiking, crafts, swimming/swimming lessons, kayaking/canoeing, archery and more. We offer leadership programs called “Counselor-in-Training” for High School Juniors/Seniors. Each week-long session is spent sleeping in cabins serenaded by crickets and frogs.

Our Day Camps

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Our Day Camps include three locations. Camp Wyandot’s Otonwe is located at the John Beltz Retreat Center, north of the Westerville/New Albany area, Camp Wyandot’s Day Camp is located at the Overnight Camp on Clear Creek Road, south of Lancaster, and a third camp is being developed for the Grove City area. We have lots of fun, make new friends, and new memories!