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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Upcoming Explorer Club Events: Fall 2017-Spring 2018

Come be part of Wyandot Explores. Monthly programming for the whole family. Come to one or come to all. Children must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or chaperone. Programming fees are only for participants. Adults assisting youth or children not participating have no charge.
November: Nature Hike
Description: Join us for a nature hike including plant identification and signs of the turning seasons and who knows we may even see some bison.
Date/Time: 11/18/173-5 pm
Location: Battelle Darby Metro Park
Registration: No registration required, rain or shine.
December: Holiday Crafts and Caroling
Description: Holiday crafts and cards. Join us to make holiday crafts and cards and then deliver them to a local nursing home, followed by caroling through the nursing home.
Date/Time: 12/16/172-6pm
Location: TBD
Registration/Cost: Online registration, $2 per person
January: Knots and Lashing
Description: Learn how to tie common and uncommon knots and then put this to use by learning how to lash tables and chairs.
Date: 1/20/182-5 pm
Location: TBD
Registration/Cost: Online registration, $5 per person.
February: Service Project
Description: Join is in giving back to the community by completing a service project. Additional details to come
Date: 2/10/18
March: Fire building and Marshmallows
Description: Learn how to build a fire and end with toasting some marshmallows.
Date/Time: 3/10/181-3 pm
Registration/Cost: Online registration, $2 per person.
Location: Pataskala, Ohio
May: Fishing
Description: Come join us at Hoover Reservoir for an afternoon of fishing. Fishing poles, tackle and bait provided along with instruction.
Date: 5/12/181-4pm
Registration/cost: online registration, $5 per person
Location: Hoover reservoir
June: End of year picnic
Description: Whether you joined us for one month’s activity or all of them, join us for a picnic. Hot dogs, buns, plates and utensils will be provided. Bring a dish to share and drinks for your family. Anyone who participated in a five or more activities will receive a 2017/18 achievement button.
Date/Time: 6/2/18, 11:30am-2:30pm
Location: TBD

13th Annual Camp Wyandot Luncheon

13th Annual Camp Wyandot Luncheon

Saturday, November 11, 2017

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

 

 

 

2017 Office Holiday Hours

Below are the office hours for the upcoming holiday season. Check back in the next newsletter for all 2018 dates and events!

Week of Thanksgiving:

Monday, 11/20: 9:00am – 3:oopm
Tuesday, 11/21: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Wednesday, 11/22: Closed
Thursday, 11/23: Closed
Friday, 11/24: Closed

 

Weeks of Christmas/New Years:

Monday, 12/25: Closed
Tuesday, 12/26: Closed
Wednesday, 12/27: Closed
Thursday, 12/28: Closed
Friday, 12/29: Closed

Monday, 1/1: Closed
Tuesday, 1/2: Closed
Wednesday, 1/3: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Thursday, 1/4: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Friday, 1/5: Closed

Big Give Results 2017

Camp Wyandot, Inc would like to thank all of you for your generous support during this year’s Big Give event with the Columbus Foundation!

Preliminary results show that our organization received 44 transactions totaling $10,375.76, including bonus pool funds, during The Big Give! (Please note these figures are unaudited and subject to change.)

Thank you so much to those of you who contributed!!!

Survey from the Board of Directors

The board of directors of Camp Wyandot, Inc., has been busy thinking of new events and activities, both at camp and in town, to create community and support camp. We need your input! Let us know what you think of these ideas:

 

Take survey here.

Fall Work Weekend 2017 Wrap Up

Over 30 people joined us at Camp Wyandot Sept 22-24 for Fall Work Weekend.

Some of the jobs completed were painting of the archery shed, clearing brush above the pool, clearing trails, cleaning up fire rings & picnic tables, painting of the welcome center, and cleaning up the big fire ring in the flats.

Thank you so much to all of the people who volunteered their time to come down and help! We are so grateful for your help!

See you in the Spring!

 

Wyandot Explorers Update Oct. 2017

 

On Saturday, September 16th, Jessica Pierfelice led our first Wyandot Explorer event of the year! Youth and their families joined us at Alum Creek North Park in Westerville for a morning of fun!

The event began with a variety of activities including leaf identification and activity sheets. Jessica then led the group on a hike around the park to try and find some of the trees they learned about that morning. The event wrapped up with Buckeye making!

Join us for our next monthly event, Halloween in the Hills, on Oct. 14 at Camp Wyandot. Registration is still open!

 

Support Camp Wyandot through the Big Give

From 10:00 AM EST on Tuesday, October 10th through 12:00 PM EST on Wednesday, October 11th, you can help Camp Wyandot receive a much needed boost in revenue by making a secure donation through The Big Give, which is facilitated by the Columbus Foundation. A Bonus Pool of over $1.3 million will be used to amplify every gift made to our organization during this 24 hour online giving rally. All major credit cards, with a minimum donation of $20.oo are accepted, and during this 24 hour time period, all credit card fees are waived.

Please follow us on Social Media for updates and reminders!

 

Halloween in the Hills: October 14-15, 2017

It’s not too late to register for this year’s Halloween in the Hills!

Please join us October 14-15 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 8, 2017.

 

Silent Auction Items Needed for 2017 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 13th Annual Camp Wyandot Luncheon is Saturday, November 11, 2017, 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 Friday, November 3.  Give us a call if you need to have your items picked-up.