Q&A for Parents and Guardians

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Camp Wyandot?

Camp Wyandot’s mission is to provide an inclusive, nurturing environment for youth to have fun, make friends, serve others, and explore the great outdoors. For more info, click here.

Who are your campers?

Most of our campers are from central Ohio.  In 2018, 51% of our campers were female and 49% male.  About 60% of our campers are returning campers which is above the national average.  Many of our campers enter the Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program and go on to become counselors.

Does my camper need to be in a club to attend?

Camp Wyandot is open to all! We welcome campers who are participants in other youth organizations.  Campers who are members of Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, 4H and other scouting organizations, as well as children who are not affiliated with a scouting program are welcome at Camp Wyandot.

Who are your staff and how are they trained?

Our counselors are college-aged adults who receive extensive training.  A thorough background check is performed on all counselors.  We hire counselors who are enthusiastic, encouraging, and caring.

Where will my child sleep at camp?

Younger campers stay on cabin row along Lake Atagahi in screened-in cabins.  Older children stay in secluded units on the opposite hill living in tebins (½ tent, ½ cabin) or tree houses. For more information about our facilities, click here.

What will my child do at camp?

At Camp Wyandot we focus on small group living and group decision making grounded in Camp Wyandot traditions.  With their counselor the children develop their own schedule for the week including activities such as boating, creeking, hiking, swimming, crafts, singing, storytelling, fishing, cookouts and games.  In addition, there is one overnight in each session.

Older campers learn advanced skills such as making fire-by-friction, building primitive shelters, multiple overnights, and archery.

No matter the age, your child will not be bored!

What if my child needs medical attention?

All staff are trained in Red Cross first aid and emergency procedures.  On staff the entire summer is qualified medical personnel who dispenses prescriptions and administer medical care.  The Health Center has beds for children who need to rest away from their cabin for a time.

What will my child eat at camp?

Our cooks prepare nutritious meals.  All meals have a vegetarian option.  Should your child have dietary restrictions we will accommodate them (gluten free, allergies, etc).  Please include all dietary restriction in your registration and on your medical forms.

What should my child bring to camp?

Please see our Packing List. Also read our Wyandot Overnight Camp Parent Handbook so you are aware of items and behaviors that are not permitted at camp.

What if I have more questions?

Feel free to send us an email: info@campwyandot.org or give us a call 614-481-8227.