Introducing our new Camp Director! April Hoy
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!
Doc –Assistant Director/Leadership Team/Business Manager
I’ve been going to Camp Wyandot since 2nd grade. I loved being a camper and learning new skills from incredible counselors. Next I was a Counselor-in-Training where I learned to teach those skills to others. Then I became a counselor and have served in various staff roles.
Wyandot is a beautiful place because of the campers who come each summer to have fun, make new friends, and learn many new skills. Memories made at camp are the best ever and will last a lifetime.
“The Camp Wyandot Leadership Team is a talented group of people with bachelor’s degrees in a variety of subjects and most have over five years of administrative and supervisory experience in organized camp. The counselors and program staff are a minimum of 18 years of age and in addition to pre-camp training most have been through two years of the Counselor-in-Training program at Camp Wyandot. All of the staff have gone through extensive screening – many have multiple years as campers – and are the positive role models we want for our children. Trying to guess their real names is part of the summer experience.