Camp Wyandot, Inc. has two day camps. Otonwe Day Camp is northeast of Westerville and Wyandot Day Camp is located in the Hocking Hills. Otonwe offers six five-day camp sessions for youth going into the 1st to the 6th grade in the fall. There is also one three-day mini day camp the week of the fourth of July and the only session that also serves youth going into Kindergarten in the fall.
The program day is from 9 AM to 4 PM. Campers bring a sack lunch each day unless they are notified that lunch will be a cookout. (the exact day depends on the weather) Camp activities are full of fun and adventure from crafts, hiking and outdoor skills to team games and archery. Campers make new friends and take home great memories!
In addition to these general camp activities, there is a weekly special theme and either a field trip or a guest presenter. The camp fee is different for each session as it includes the extra cost of any trips and theme related activities. These details can be found on our Dates & Rates page.
Otonwe is located at the John Beltz Retreat Center on the east side of Hoover Reservoir. The site has a large barn with picnic tables for indoor programing. The camp is on a small but beautiful creek to wade in and explore nature. Picnic tabled sites in the large wooded area give each group their “home in the woods” and ample room for hiking.
Parents may drop their camper(s) at the camp site or opt for transportation leaving at 8 AM from Overbrook Presbyterian Church at 4131 N. High Street in Columbus or from a stop at Polaris Shopping Center leaving at 8:30 AM. Camper will leave camp at 4:30 and arrive between 5:15 and 5:45. Transportation cost from pick up points to and from camp is $50 per week. (exact locations and times will be provided as part of the registration confirmation)
Why Do We It?
All of Camp Wyandot’s camps and programs address the organization’s mission and an overall goal to provide a quality experience that builds competencies and creates positive life-long memories in a safe and supportive environment.
In such 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