Upcoming Events

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Halloween in the Hills

Annual Luncheon

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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Silent Auction Items Needed for 14th Annual Luncheon

Do you make a craft?   Can you donate a gift certificate from your business or solicit a gift card from a business you know?  You can help make our silent auction a success.  The 14th Annual Camp Wyandot Luncheon is Saturday, November 10, 2018, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 pm, at the Villa Milano Banquet and Conference Center in Westerville.  The silent auction is an important part of this event.  It raises about $3,000 and brings us together socially.

If you would like to donate something or you could solicit a donation, or if you have questions, please contact Sara Schaefer in the office or Lisa Graham, lisaagraham7094@gmail.com.  We have a letter you can give your donor with all the information they need to take a charitable deduction for their contribution, please contact us for a copy.

All items for the silent auction must be brought to the office by Saturday, October 27.  Give us a call if you need to have your items picked-up.




14th Annual Camp Wyandot Luncheon Invite

A Free Gift for You!

Everyone who attends the luncheon will receive a special hand-made ornament celebrating 90 years of Camp Wyandot.  We thank Gene Kimmel who made 200 of these for us. Our design was so fine that he had to replace the blade of his scroll saw 51 times!  It took Gene one hour and 15 minutes to make just two ornaments. These birch plywood ornaments are 6 high by 4” wide. Extra ornaments will be on sale at the luncheon.  They make great gifts for Camp Wyandot family and friends who could not attend the luncheon.

Come celebrate with us and get your free ornament!

Register online at our website or by calling 614-481-8777.  

14th Annual Camp Wyandot Luncheon & Silent Auction

Saturday, November 10th

11:00 a.m. to 2:00 pm with the program beginning at Noon

Villa Milano Banquet and Conference Center

1630 Schrock Rd., Columbus, OH  43229


Nikki Spretnak

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Wyandot Explorers 2018-2019

We are excited to announce we are once again offering the Wyandot Explorers program during the current school year. The Wyandot Explorers program is open to every one and most events are low cost.

Our next event is coming up this weekend at Camp Wyandot. Halloween in the Hills has been a kid favorite since 1999 and we are anticipating another successful event! Although it is too late to register for this event, there is still time to plan for the rest!

For more info:

Explorers Club Overview
Explores Club Schedule 2018-2019



November 17, 2018, 2-4pm Knots, Lashing & Nature Hike
December Holiday Crafts & Caroling
January 19, 2019, 9:30am – 2pm Service Project at Ronald McDonald House
February TBD
March Fire Building & Outdoor Cooking
April 27-28, 2019 Outdoor Skills Weekend
May 11, 2019 End of Year Celebration & Potluck
June Canoe Trip





Holiday Hours 2018

Below are the office hours for the upcoming holiday season. Check back in the next newsletter for all 2019 dates and events!

Week of Thanksgiving:

Monday, 11/19: 9:00am – 3:oopm
Tuesday, 11/20: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Wednesday, 11/21: 9:00am – noon
Thursday, 11/22: Closed
Friday, 11/23: Closed

Weeks of Christmas/New Years:

Monday, 12/24: Closed
Tuesday, 12/25: Closed
Wednesday, 12/26: Closed
Thursday, 12/27: Closed
Friday, 12/28: Closed

Monday, 12/31: Closed
Tuesday, 1/1: Closed
Wednesday, 1/2: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Thursday, 1/3: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Friday, 1/4: Closed

Fall Work Weekend 2018

Our Fall Work Weekend is scheduled for Friday, September 21 – Sunday, September 23, 2018 down at Camp Wyandot. Join us for a weekend of giving back to the place we all love! We will be cleaning up from a busy summer season and working on repairs and maintenance to prepare for the upcoming  fall and winter! There is no cost to attend Work Weekend but remember, you will be working! And donations are always accepted.

If you would like to register for Fall Work Weekend, please visit our website, or click here!

For more information, email: sara@campywandot.org


Halloween in the Hills: October 13, 2018

Please join us October 13th for this festive and popular event!
Kids will enjoy games, activities, crafts, trick-or-treating, a haunted house, and more!!!
Registration is currently open on our website! The cost of the event varies for youth & adults. Prices are as follows:


Entire event, including dinner, overnight & breakfast: $20
Saturday, including dinner: $10
Saturday, no dinner: $5

Entire event, including dinner, overnight & breakfast: $30
Saturday, including dinner: $20
Saturday, no dinner: $15

If you have any questions, or would like to volunteer to help with this event, please contact the office:
info@campwyandot.org or (614) 481-8227.

Registration deadline is Sunday, October 7, 2018.


A Note from Camp Wyandot

The 90th season of continuous operation at Camp Wyandot was a very successful six weeks. Over 562 campers attended overnight camp and all sessions were full…some were a bit overfull. As you know the first three weeks of the summer were very rainy and cool with lots of mud and mosquitos. Then it switched to extreme heat with pop-up storms and ended with a nice pleasant variety with a only little “dew”.

The staff was a Wyandot experienced group with mostly graduates from the 2017 CIT program and lots of returning staff. They were both creative and challenged with full cabins and units and a full dining hall. A record number of special 90th Polar Bear patches were earned, and the competition for the Golden Dustpan was extreme.  Two new levels were added to the Nature and Outdoor Living Skills progressions. The WATER level in the nature progression challenged them to learn more about our water shed, Lake Atagahi and the beavers. They sharpened their camping skills in the new PIONEER level in the Outdoor Living Skills progression. Special Theme nights, “Wyandot Live” or a Wolf Show highlighted the evening programs each week.


Nearly all of the teen programs in Sioux and Kiowa and the special trips were full. Two groups of Rovers went backpacking for two nights. Voyagers canoes the Hocking River and spent three nights camping and cooking out. In celebration of the 90th summer handmade pennants for each group decorate the dining hall and campers learned a little of Wyandot history that they were able to share at the closing Council Fires.

Otonwe Day Camp at the John Beltz Retreat Center ran it’s second summer under the leadership of Deb Zawacki. Although some campers were able to take a van from Overbrook Church in Clintonville there were only 41 campers in the five weeks. The program was very creative and we are still trying to look at ways to build attendance on this beautiful site.

The overall goal Camp Wyandot’s outdoor programs is to provide a quality experience that builds competencies and creates positive life-long memories in a safe and supportive environment.  More than ever such valuable outdoor experiences are needed for children today. As part of the Wyandot family you should be proud of 90 years of continuing to support and provide such experiences.





Alumni Weekend 2018: 90 Years of Wyandot!

Come Celebrate 90 Years of the Community of Camp Wyandot Friday, August 10 – Sunday, August 12, 2018!

Reunite with others who remember the traditions of Camp Wyandot, meet the next generation and introduce others to the unique experience. Share your memories of council fire, favorite cabins and trails while you reconnect with nature.

Please contact your friends and family to invite them to attend. This weekend is open to all!!!

Note: Youth under age 18 planning to attend without his/her family must secure an adult chaperone prior to the weekend and mail a signed permission slip along with weekend payment.

Registration deadline is MONDAY, AUGUST 6, 2018.

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Camp Otonwe Openings 2018

Camp Otonwe is underway at John Beltz Retreat Center just East of Westerville by Hoover Dam!

We still have openings in Sessions 5 & 6 and will be offering transportation from North Clintonville the week of Session 6. Please visit the Camp Otonwe section of our website for all the details!

Plein Air Watercolor Workshop at Camp Wyandot

Come join us for a relaxing and creative time at Camp Wyandot July 29—August 1, 2018.

The event is four days/three nights starting with  dinner and evening session on Sunday and ending after breakfast on Wednesday.



Lisa Shorr
I was born and raised in Lancaster,Ohio. Growing up in a rural setting fueled my love of nature and being an only child gave way to a deep connection and love of animals. Using my art I enjoy expressing my intuitive understanding of animals and nature and the ways we relate and interact. I have always had a need and a great desire to create. Like most artist I know, I like trying new mediums metal, clay, textiles but I usually return to the paint and brush, the true north to my art spirit. Each day is an opportunity to continue on my art journey and it’s always interesting.




Monday and Tuesday will be a full “study to studio” workshop in a variety of locations around camp. The campers have all gone home so this is a relaxing adult event and adult workshop that will focus on landscape painting including some classroom instruction and will be open to all painting abilities.

Each day you can expect helpful  critiques, lectures and demonstrations. Lisa will share her approaches to painting outdoors . Lisa also has some  supplies for sale if you need them.

Whether you are an artist or not this is a wonderful time to relax and enjoy the beauty of Camp Wyandot. Walk the trails or sit in the shade of the hemlock trees and enjoy the evening sounds of frogs and calls of the owls and whippoorwills at night. The swimming pool will be open at least one afternoon.



Fee is $250 for the workshop, meals and lodging.
Fee is $200 for commuting workshop participants (lunch and dinner only) and those adults not wanting to
paint but interested in coming as a friend of a workshop participant.

Sunday check in is between 4 and 5 PM

You will need to bring your art supplies, etc. to paint outside. You will also need along with bedding, walking shoes and clothes appropriate for the weather Since we will be in the woods mosquito repellant is advised.


View full brochure here: Plein Air Watercolor Workshop.


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