I am honored to serve as your Camp Wyandot, Inc. Executive Director since 2016. From 2012 to 2022, I also enjoyed being the Wyandot Overnight Camp Director. I grew up in Camp Fire and went to Camp Wyandot as a camper, CIT, staff member, camp director and council district director. I left and directed camps in 4 states and Malaysia, and served on the national staff of Camp Fire, USA and ACA. I have had the pleasure of teaching Camp Director courses around the world for the International Camping Fellowship.
After moving back to Ohio in 2015, I truly appreciated the solid background Camp Wyandot gave me. i enjoy working with board members, staff, and volunteers who are an important part of the success of Camp Wyandot, Inc. I love the opportunity to play a part in impacting childrens’ lives and helping create new memories for everyone. There are always challenges to face but I look forward to Camp Wyandot Inc.’s exciting future.
Hello! I am very excited to join the Camp Wyandot community! Growing up and living on site with my family at 4-H Camp Ohio and Recreation Unlimited gave me a deep love and appreciation for the impact of the residential camp experience. I was a camp counselor for many years for children and adults with disabilities at Recreation Unlimited. These experiences coupled with our small family farm, garden and spending countless hours playing in the creek, forest and meadows formed my relationship with the natural world. I was privileged to share this appreciation with thousands of children and adults during my 16 years as the Camp Director and Education Director at Stratford Ecological Center, a working organic farm and nature preserve. I have been honored to serve on the Leave No Child Inside of Central Ohio, Board of Directors for three years. My personal and professional experience has reinforced to me the importance of environmental education and outdoor experiences for the healthy development of children. I believe it is the inherent right of every child to develop a relationship with the natural world.
I am excited to meet all the retuning staff and campers and to meet those who are new to Camp Wyandot! I can’t wait to learn all the traditions that have made Camp Wyandot a magical place for so many!
After driving a schoolbus for 27 Years, the last 15 at New Albany – Plain Local Schools, and after 20 years of running my own tiny non-profit cat rescue organization, I retired to care for my mother in my home for 4 years. In the challenging fall of 2019, I found Camp Wyandot in need of an Office Administrator and was happy to join the team. My experience with office procedures, amateur web design, non-profit work, love of nature and kids, make this a perfect new challenge for me, and I love the work I am doing to help families send their children to camp! I love helping parents with registration and any questions they may have about camp.
I am also a Monarch Butterfly and Pollinator Activist, and in summer, I enjoy nature photography, listing species seen on i-Naturalist, and prairie and native plant gardening.
Charles Woodrum Jr.
Camp Otonwe Director
I am a music teacher with a lifetime of camping experience. I have been affiliated with numerous camps in Ohio, New York, and New England.
My desire to become a music teacher is rooted in the singing in the camp dining hall and at campfires.
I began as director of Camp Otonwe in 2017, and I am enjoying sharing my experiences in Otonwe, and building the camp’s traditions and outreach, while managing the challenges that come our way.
I’m excited to be developing our new and fun program, rooted in the the long history of Camp Otonwe & Camp Wyandot.