A Brief History
Camp Wyandot, Inc. was founded as a Camp Fire Council in 1913. In 1928, the council became an Ohio nonprofit corporation and purchased Camp Wyandot in the Hocking Hills. As of April 30, 2013, Camp Wyandot, Inc. became an independent organization and is no longer affiliated with Camp Fire. Today, Camp Wyandot serves boys and girls with summer day and overnight camps and our Wyandot Explorers Club program.
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Camp Otonwe 2017

Camp Wyandot, Inc is excited to announce the return of Camp Otonwe to the Central Ohio area!!! We will be having 7 sessions of Day Camp at John Beltz Retreat Center just East of the Hoover Dam in the Westerville area. We are so thrilled to have found this beautiful location that pairs so well with  our Camp Wyandot in the Hocking Hills.

While all the program details are still being finalized, we can tell you our Day Camp program will go back to its nature and outdoor skills roots. We will have creeking, hiking, nature exploration, arts & crafts, games, and more with an optional overnight every Thursday. The overnight will include cooking several meals over a fire and sleeping outside under the stars!

We are also planning to bring back our Weal program for older campers going into grades 7-10. The weal program teaches leadership, outdoor skills, and teamwork to young teens who then have the opportunity to assist counselors with younger campers throughout the week. We are very excited to bring this program back to life!

We will be hosting a Camp Otonwe Open House on Sunday, May 7 from 1-3pm at John Beltz Retreat Center. We hope to see you there!

We are currently hiring for Camp Otonwe, check here for more details!

Camp Otonwe registration opens at 7pm on March 1st!!!

 

 

Camp Wyandot, Inc is not affiliated with Overbrook Presbyterian Church

Mark Your Calendars: Spring 2017!!!

We have several exciting events coming up this Spring!!! We hope to see you there!!!
See below for a full a list:

Flower Sale
Going on now through April 7th

Activity Fair
Saturday, March 18th
2:30pm-4:30pm
Gahanna Library

COSI Camp-In
Thursday, April 13th
Please email sara@campwyandot.org for more information.

Spring Work Weekend
April 21-23
Camp Wyandot

Outdoor Skills Day
Saturday, April 29th
Camp Wyandot

Camp Wyandot Open House
Sunday, April 30th
1:30pm-3:30pm
Camp Wyandot

Camp Otonwe Open House
Sunday, May 7th
1:00pm-3:00pm
John Beltz Retreat Center

Family Camping Weekend
May 19-21
Camp Wyandot

We also have several rentals scheduled with very limited availability remaining for the Spring. Fall is filling up fast as well! Be sure to contact the office if you are interested in making a visit to camp or reserving a rental of your own!

Spring Work Weekend 2017

With these nice Spring-like days lately, we have all be craving a little Camp Wyandot! Well, camping season will be here before we know it and it’s once again time to start thinking about getting camp ready for the summer!

We will be having our annual Spring Work Weekend April 21-23 down at Camp Wyandot! We have several projects we will be working on and would love to see you all there! So get some friends together and sign up for a weekend in the great outdoors!

There is no cost to attend, but you will be working! Meals will be provided and donations will be accepted. Anyone under the age of 18 who wants to attend, must have a chaperone who is at least 21 years of age.

If you have any questions, please contact Sara at the office (sara@campwyandot.org).

We hope to see you there!!!

 

2017 Wyandot Explorer Activity Fair

Join us for the Annual Wyandot Explorer Activity Fair (formerly known as the Bead Fair) at Gahanna Library (310 Granville St, Columbus, OH 43230) on Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 2:30 – 4:30pm.

The children will complete activities from each Explorer Club category – Environmental and Science Exploration, Community Exploration, Self Exploration, and Creative Exploration. This event is open to all of our club kids and anyone interested in learning more about Wyandot Explorers. A minimum of fifteen (15) children must be registered for the event to take place.

The cost is $5 per child (ages 3-18) in advance and $6 at the door, $2 for adults. This includes snack and beverage for everyone as well as the patch & beads your child(ren) will earn.

Register and pay online to let us know you are going to be there and to get the discounted price. If you plan to pay at the door, please register as well so we can plan accordingly.

The deadline for registration is Wednesday, March 8, 2017.

 

Outdoor Skills Day 2017

Wyandot Explorers’ annual Outdoor Skills Day at Camp Wyandot will be April 29-April 30, 2017.
Participants will enjoy a day of nature study and learning outdoor living skills.
We will have a Council Fire Saturday evening to celebrate accomplishments!

Each group will need to bring a sack lunch or their own food supplies to cook Saturday lunch over an open fire at one of the many fire rings around camp(groups not staying over will be assigned a fire ring to use). If you will need assistance cooking over a fire please inform Sara at the office and we will be sure to have a trainer available during lunch to help you with basic fire building and outdoor cooking.
Dinner Saturday and breakfast Sunday will be provided.

For more information or to volunteer at this event, please email sara@campwyandot.org or call the office at 614-481-8227.

Register today!

Family Camping Weekend 2017

Join us at Camp Wyandot May 19-21, 2017 for Family Camping Weekend! Experience the beautiful southern Ohio forests, the biodiversity of the wildlife, and one of the clearest creeks in the state as well as the stunning geological formations while staying at our picturesque Camp Wyandot with your family.  We will have a variety of activities available to offer you including canoeing/kayaking, archery, and nature activities or you can decide on your own.

Reconnect with your family through this shared and unique experience – identify nature sounds, search for constellations in the sky, escape from the stress of technology and meet others who value what nature has to offer.

Lodging will be in cabins and all meals will be provided in the historic Hislop lodge.

Saturday check-in will be from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Friday and 9:00 am – 10:00 am Saturday.  Staff will be available with maps and cabin assignments. Check out will be after breakfast on Sunday.The cost is $50 for each family member for the entire weekend, $35 for on Friday or Saturday night, or $20 for the day on Saturday (there are also options to attend without meals, please see registration for more information).

Register for Family Camping Weekend 2017!!!

Annual Meeting Wrap Up: January 30, 2017

On Monday, January 30, 2017, we held our Annual Membership Meeting at Whetstone Library. There were 23 members and 7 guests in attendance.

During the meeting we were updated on the current financial position of the organization as well as presented with summaries of events, day and overnight camps, and projects which occurred in 2016. We discussed new developments coming up in 2017 as well, such as the Welcome Center at Camp Wyandot, and the possibility of a new central Ohio day camp location (which has since been confirmed). If you would like to read this year’s Annual Report, please come by the office and pick up a copy!

We would also like to give a big Wyandot Welcome to our newest board member, Lina Taylor, who was elected at the meeting. Lina has been involved with Camp Wyandot since attending overnight camp as a child! She’s been very dedicated to camp over the years and is truly an asset to our organization! Thanks for coming aboard, Lina!

 

Annual Meeting THIS MONDAY!

Final reminder we will be having our Annual Meeting this coming Monday, January 30 at Whetstone Library (3909 N High St, Columbus, OH 43214).

The event will take place from 7:00-8:30pm. The event is open to all, but only registered Camp Wyandot Adult Members or Wyandot Explorer Club Leaders can vote! Please make sure your memberships are up to date! Contact Sara (sara@campwyandot.org) with any membership questions.

If you have not registered you may do so online or at the meeting (if you plan to register at the meeting, please arrive early with a check made out to Camp Wyandot, Inc):

Click here to register as a Camp Wyandot member

The purpose of the annual meeting is to give members a report on the organization’s activities and finances for the previous year, elect new board members and recognize out-going board members.

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to email or call the office! We hope to see you there.

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2017 Camp Wyandot Registration is OPEN!

Registration is now live for our overnight & day camp located in the Hocking Hills! Please visit our website for information, dates/rates, discounts, policies, and more! Just click on the Camp tab and select Camp Wyandot in the Hocking Hills!

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In Memory: January 2017

Our hearts and thoughts go out to the families & loved ones of these beloved Camp Fire/Camp Wyandot friends who have passed on.
Randall Wilson, as life partner of our alum, Marie Trudeau, Randy attended several of our Camp Wyandot events over the years. To view his obituary, see here.
Louise Swartz, a Camp Fire mom before she became a Unicef volunteer.  We will never forget what out leaders, counselors and volunteers have done for us and for Camp Wyandot. See obituary here.
Bette Jenks, became a Camp Fire Girl in the early 30’s and remained an ardent supporter of this youth serving agency throughout her life. Spanning two generations as a leader for both of her daughters’ Camp Fire groups, she also managed many candy sales for the Columbus Council and served several terms on the Board of Directors. Bette received both the Luther Halsey Gulick and the Ernest Thompson Seton Awards, national recognitions for her dedication to Camp Fire and the camping program. Full obituary.
William Houston, husband of former Camp Fire employee, Terri Maloney-Houston. Terri was our office manager and to this day helps with our counselor & CIT mugs every summer. William’s obituary can be found here.