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Fall Work Weekend

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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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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Wyandot Explorers 2018-2019

We are excited to announce we will once again be offering the Wyandot Explorers program during the upcoming school year. The Wyandot Explorers program is open to every one and most events are free of charge. To learn more about the program join us on Saturday, September 15th at Whetstone Library where we will be available to answer questions and discuss the details!

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!

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.


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


14th Annual Camp Wyandot Luncheon

14th Annual Camp Wyandot Luncheon


Saturday, November 10, 2010

11:00 a.m. to 2:00 pm

Villa Milano Banquet and Conference Center

1630 Schrock Rd.,  Columbus, OH  43229

  • Lunch begins at Noon
  • Social hour before and after the lunch
  • Silent auction
  • Displays of memorabilia

Attend as an individual or gather a group of friends and reserve a table.

Cost?  You decide.  There is no preset price for the luncheon.  If after the program about Camp Wyandot, you wish to nurture our growth and support our programs with an additional donation, great!  It’s up to you.  Remember though, you can make a difference!

Please come join us.  Reunite, share your memories and  introduce yourself to the next generation of Camp Wyandot.

If you have any questions or would like to donate to the silent auction, please contact the office at info@campwyandot.org or 614-481-8227

Register Now!

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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Camp Otonwe Volunteers Wanted

We are looking for people interested in volunteering at Camp Otonwe this summer. We would like volunteers who are able to come help out with any of the following:

  • Teaching an activity
  • Spending a few hours helping with various programs during the day
  • Riding the “camp bus” with campers to and from Camp Otonwe and helping out at camp in between

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact: info@campwyandot.org.


Camp Otonwe is located at John Beltz Retreat Center (4834 Harlem Rd, Galena, Oh 43021). Sessions run Mon-Fri from 9am-4pm beginning June 18. Transportation from North Clintonville runs Mon-Fri from 8am-5:30pm.

Camp Otonwe: Registration & Transportation

Help us spread the word!

Camp Otonwe registration is underway!

We are excited to announce we will be offering transportation from the Clintonville area for an additional fee.

We are also currently hiring for counselor positions at Camp Otonwe. If you, or anyone you know, is looking for a fun and exciting summer job, you can find an application here!