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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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.

 

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

 

Register Here!

 

 

Wyandot Explorers Year Round Events!

Camp Wyandot, Inc offers year round programming and events – not just summer camp! This year we are reaching out to all of the campers to join in the fun!

Our family friendly monthly programs offer:

Co-ed, non-sectarian, all-inclusive group programming for the whole family

No membership fee (some months there will be a participant fee)

Group programming for all ages

Fun for the whole family

Collect tickets and earn achievements

We would love for your family to come be part of Wyandot Explorers. Come to one event or come to all. Children must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or chaperone. There will be small registration fees for some of the events.

Our first event of the year will be on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 9:30am – 11:30am at Alum Creek North Shelter (221 W Main St, Westerville, OH 43081). This will be an introductory event where we will provide information on our future activites, have a hike, and the kids will have the opportunity to make their own candy buckeyes!

If you have any questions, please email: sara@campwyandot.org.

Be sure to follow us on Facebook for updates!

Hope to see you on Sept. 16th!!!

Fall Work Weekend 2017

Our Fall Work Weekend is scheduled for Friday, September 22 – Sunday, September 24, 2017 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

 

A Special Thanks to All of You!

Dear Friends of Camp Wyandot,

We thank all of you who have donated to the New Egypt bathhouse capital campaign, 102 donors in all.  The project is almost done and the comments from campers, parents and staff are very good.  “The girl’s bathroom is a wonderful addition and you came through just as promised in time for this summer’s camp.” from a parent. A camper said “Egypt is so clean and nice, I love it…especially when I have to go at night.” Counselors appreciated it and commented “Everything works!” Including donated materials, the total cost of the project will be $142,000, well below initial estimates. We thank our contractor Joe Osborne and our caretaker Chuck Woodrum who have solved numerous problems and worked very hard to give us the best quality facility possible.  

We are not quite done.  The counselors are still waiting for the renovation of the old boy’s side which will become the counselor’s area. The estimated cost to complete the project is $23,000.  

The hardest dollars to raise are the last ones.  If you have given, perhaps you can give a little more.  Perhaps you would like to give in memory of or in honor of someone.  Maybe you know someone not on this list who would like to be a part of this very important improvement to our camp.  Every time you see New Egypt you will know you played an important role in making it possible.

It is already hard to believe we got by with Egypt as it was, a source of constant complaints and in need of constant repairs.  The old bathhouse was in such poor shape and inadequate in size it inhibited us from raising our camper fees and attracting renters, problems that are now behind us thanks to you.

We hope to give our counselors and staff their due next summer by finishing the counselor side before next summer.  Come join us and help us raise the last few dollars for New Egypt!

In addition to all your support many of you and other donors have also given their time and money to help Camp Wyandot with other projects and/or support the campership program.  While we truly appreciate all of the help we get Egypt is largest capital project we have tried for years and has had a tremendous impact on the future of camp.  

See a full list of our generous donors here!

 

Alumni Weekend 2017 Wrap Up

Over 70 people joined us at Camp Wyandot for Alumni Weekend in August! Participants enjoyed reminiscing with old friends, looking through photos, eating & singing in the dining hall, crafts with Miss Clem, hiking, boating, swimming, and more! The day ended with the traditional Venetian sing & hand made boat launch on Lake Atagahi followed by a camp fire and s’mores.

Alumni Weekend is always a good time and is open to EVERYONE of all ages! Save the date for 2018 and join in the fun!

 

Alumni Weekend 2018
Friday, August 17-19, 2017