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!