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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2017 Annual Flower Sale

It’s time for our Annual Flower Sale!

Spread the word! We are once again having our flower sale fundraiser for camperships! Help us raise money to send kids to camp!

We will be taking orders from now until April 7th!

Pick up will be at the Camp Wyandot, Inc Office on Saturday, May 13th from 11am – 1pm.

You can download an order form below!

Flower Sale Order Form

Spring Work Weekend 2017 in 3 Weeks!

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!!!

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 is now open!!!

 

 

Camp Wyandot, Inc is not affiliated with Overbrook Presbyterian Church

Online Auction Items Needed

Items Needed for Online Fundraising Auction
It is common knowledge in fundraising that “the last little bit” is the hardest to raise. The renovation of Egypt bathhouse has been a big project, and one that was much-needed. We’re so grateful to everyone who has helped support it.
In trying to raise “the last little bit,” Camp Wyandot supporters are planning a spring online auction of donated items. Please get in touch with Alice Foeller (alice@alicefoeller.com) if you have something to donate. Since this will be an online auction and we must coordinate pickup or shipping, we are aiming for a few high-value items rather than a lot of small items.
Some ideas are:
A gift certificate of $50 or more to a favorite restaurant, store or local service provider.
A vacation, such as a weekend stay in a rental cabin or a canoe trip.
A basket you assemble with a certain theme, such as crafts, the outdoors, or OSU.

Spring Update on Construction at Camp Wyandot 2017

If you are visiting camp this spring you will notice continued construction in Egypt and the flats area. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause. The boy’s side of Egypt is fully completed and the girl’s side is gutted and the plumbing is being installed. We are on schedule for completion of the girl’s side before camp but are still in need of funds to finish it and the laundry room and staff bathrooms. Any leads on additional funds would be appreciated.

The new garage in front of the pool house has staff housing above that is in the process of completion. The garage door is ready to be installed and the interior of the staff housing will be finished in time for summer use.

A much needed Welcome Center will be constructed this spring between the garage and the steps going up to the flag pole. This will be an open shelter house and used to do summer registration, include a room for camp store, and provide a shaded, dry shelter for program.

Some of the work on Lake Atagahi will be completed before summer. The dam has been fixed and bubblers installed. Some clearing and dredging will be done near the dam. The beavers have come through for us again by building a silt retention pond at the other end of the lake.

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!

Summer Camp Open Houses 2017

We will be hosting two open houses this Spring!
Join us to learn more about our summer camp programs!

 

Camp Wyandot Open House
Sunday, April 30, 2017
1:30pm-3:30pm
Camp Wyandot
23834 Clear Creek Rd
Rockbridge, OH 43149

Camp Otonwe Open House
Sunday, May 7, 2017
1:00pm-3:00pm
John Beltz Retreat Center
4834 Harlem Rd
Galena, OH 43021

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!!!

Alumni News 2017

Our annual Alumni News is being mailed out this week! Keep an eye out for yours!

We are asking for all Alumni to please update your information with us! Please register (or re-register) as an Alumni here.

 

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Activity Fair 2017 Wrap Up

On Saturday, March 18th, Wyandot Explorer Club members met at Gahanna Library to participate in a variety of activities related to recycling, conservation and community. The activities included learning about compost, oil spills, learning the Conservation Pledge, filtering dirty water, making first aid kits for Camp Otonwe, and creating suncatchers from recycled materials. One of the favorites was the spaghetti & marshmallow building challenge. The club members were challenged to build a structure using spaghetti and marshmallows that would hold up an egg. Everyone did a great job!

A special thank you to all our clubs who attended! And a big thank you to Teri Schaefer and Brynn Schaefer for all their help with the event!!!

For more information about the Wyandot Explorer Clubs, please contact the office: info@campwyandot.org.