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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Camp Wyandot Summer Camp Open House THIS WEEKEND!

Join us at Camp Wyandot for our Summer Camp Open House on Sunday, May 1, 2016 from 1-4pm!

Our Camp Director, Connie Coutellier, and other camp staff will be onsite to answer questions and lead tours around the camp!

If you, or anyone you know, are interested in their kids having an amazing experience this summer please join us this Sunday!

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Spring Work Weekend Wrap-Up & Project Update

Over 40 people attended  our annual Spring Work Weekend down at Camp Wyandot April 22-24! It was a great turnout and we are so thankful to everyone who came to help out!!!

We were able to accomplish many much needed tasks and projects for the upcoming camp season! Some of those were:

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Fixing screens
Cleaning Egypt, Khru, and Alps
Organizing and cleaning the Craft Room
Cleaning the Dining Hall
Organizing and cleaning the kitchen
Cleaning out under Khru
Assembling shelves for the Walk-In Cooler
Breaking down and re-building shelving in dry pantry
Burn brush
Clear all trails
Re-build fence outside Dining Hall
Organize and inventory lakefront
Dig holes for new pool fence
Begin power washing pool
And more!

 

 

It was a busy weekend and we are so grateful for all the help!!!

 

 

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In addition to these projects work continued on Egypt and began on Khru. Earlier in the week the concrete floor was poured for Khru and Chuck, Sr. and his brother, Rick, cut the doorway for the new entrance. On Friday, Sandy Clapp, Terri Smith, Connie Coutellier, Karen Brooks, Jolyn Vita, Michele Carpenter, Sue Lavitchka, and Sharon Kellum – the crafty and skilled team of women who are responsible for the wonderful addition on Cook’s cabin – started work on the boys side addition. With the help of Chuck, Sr., they were able to get all the walls framed and finished, and the roof put on. This project will be complete by the end of May and will include 2 toilets, 2 urinals, and a new double sink. These additions will double the use for the boys side just in time for summer!

 

 

 

IMG_2247Construction continues on Egypt shower house. As of today the walls are completed, the porch is poured, and the IMG_2246roof is finished. Next step will be the inside! We are so excited about this project and are eager to see the finished results of Phase One by the beginning of June! If you are interested in contributing to this project in any way, please contact Connie Coutellier: connie@campwyandot.org.
 

 

We are so enthusiastic and appreciative of all the wonderful improvements happening at Camp Wyandot this year! It is so nice to see people coming together to help enrich the beauty and stability of this place we all love so much.

THANK YOU.

 

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Summer Camp 2016

Registration for this summer’s Day and Overnight Camps at Camp Wyandot is well underway!

We are ahead of our numbers last year for Overnight Camp and it looks like it will be another great season! With nearly 300 campers registered already, we are on track for a full summer!

We have been busy promoting our Day Camp program in the Rockbridge area with flyers and on social media and are excited to see the results! We have a few campers registered now and are looking forward to seeing the sessions fill up! If you know anyone in the Logan/Lancaster/Hocking County area who is interested in sending their kids to an amazing Day Camp…send them our way!!!

Final Day Camp Flyer 2016

 

 

Alumni Weekend: August 19-21, 2016

Come Celebrate the Community of Camp Wyandot!

Join 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.

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 is live on our website! Just click here!

Hope to see you there!

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Kathleen Murphy: YWCA 2016 Women of Achievement Award Recipient

We congratulate Kathleen Murphy for being selected for the YWCA 2016 Women of Achievement  award.  In 2011 Kathleen’s company, MurhpyEspon, helped us develop a marketing plan for our camps and develop marketing tools, some of which we still use today.  The result of her efforts was a 19% increase in campers at both the overnight and day camps.  Kathleen supplemented the fee for her services with several thousands of dollars of services provided at no charge.  In 2012 Kathleen and Alice Foeller worked together to develop our website.

 

We appreciate all the good work and advice we received from Kathleen and agree that she is certainly a Woman of Achievement.  

 

Read more here!

Flower Sale Deadline: April 8th!

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 8th!

Pick up will be at the Camp Wyandot, Inc Office on Saturday, May 7th from 11am – 1pm.

You can download an order form below! Spread the word! Let’s make this fundraiser a success!

Flower Sale Info & Order Form

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Spring Work Weekend…Just Weeks Away!

Camping season is almost upon us and it is once again time to start thinking about getting camp ready for the summer!

We will be having our annual Spring Work Weekend April 22-24 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! Be sure to register so we can plan accordingly!

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 of 21 years of age or older.

If you have any questions, please contact Sara at the office (sara@campwyandot.org).

We hope to see you there!!!

 

Outdoor Skills Day: April 30, 2016

Wyandot Explorers’ annual Outdoor Skills Weekend at Camp Wyandot will be April 30-May 1, 2016.
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!

Spring Construction at Camp Wyandot

There are several exciting projects going on at Camp Wyandot right now we would like to share with you!

As many of you know, there were major changes made to Cooks Cabin in 2015 including a 2 bedroom addition, a large deck, and a remodeled bathroom. All that remains is to install the new stove and furnace and this project will be complete! Cooks Cabin is now a comfortable and functional space for our Camp Director/Administration during summer camp and will be an excellent rental cabin come fall!

Our big projects for 2016 include Khru & Egypt Showerhouses, the Dining Hall kitchen, the pool area, and Staff Lodge!

Dining Hall Kitchen

Thanks to the trust left by Jeanene “Jed” Dixon, we were able to make some major upgrades in the Dining Hall kitchen! During the month of March new flooring was installed and new equipment, including a new stove and an expansion for the dishwasher, were purchased. Volunteers are hard at work painting the walls and freshening up the cabinets! By the end of April, this project should be complete!

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Pool

There are a couple changes being made to the pool area this Spring. Over the past couple of weeks we had new concrete poured to fix damage on pool deck. This portion of the project is now complete! In the next couple of weeks a new 6 foot chain link fence will be installed around the pool area. This is a new regulation from the Health Department, without which we would not be able to open this summer. Thanks to the people at Lowes in Lancaster for the great deal on the fencing!

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Khru Showerhouse

This April the same hard working team who did the majority of work on the Cooks remodel, will be back at it again expanding the Boys side of Khru! The addition will allow for 2 additional toilets, 2 sinks, and an additional shower! This project should also be complete by the end of April!

Egypt Showerhouse

The biggest project currently in the works is the long awaited renovation of Egypt Showerhouse on Cabin Row. We moved ahead with construction in March after many portions of the boys bathroom had to be torn down at the end of last season. Phase One began earlier this month with excavation and the pouring of footers for the Boys side addition. This phase will include a whole new build for the Boys bathroom on the opposite side of the building as the original boys area. We are working hard to be economical with this time sensitive endeavor. We opted to begin the new construction rather than invest time and money into rebuilding the old boys area, knowing it would have to be torn down again in the future. While we do have a good deal of money secured for this phase of the project, we are still accepting donations. If you are interested in making a contribution to this much needed renovation, please contact Connie Coutellier: connie@campwyandot.org.

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Phase Two of this project will include remodeling of the Girls side and renovation of the former Boys side to include counselor bathrooms and a new laundry room. Construction on this portion of the project will not begin until all necessary funds are secured.

Staff Lodge:

Another ongoing project is the updating of the Staff Lodge. We have plans to make several changes to this cabin including an eventual kitchen, bathroom, and moving the sleeping quarters back up into the lofts. This project will be done in small phases over time. This will make for a more functional space for the summer camp staff and will be great for rentals in the off season!

 

Don’t forget… Spring Work Weekend is coming soon! Come on down and see all the changes and help us prepare for the upcoming season!!!

 

Activity Fair 2016: Wrap Up

The Wyandot Explorer Activity Fair was a success with over 40 satisfied attendees!

Lisa Graham and her club did an amazing job planning, preparing, and executing this year’s event! There were a variety of activities for all ages and everyone in attendance had a great time! The Explorers enjoyed making edible fires, learning knots, planting seeds, making monsters, face painting, and more! We’ve had nothing but positive feedback on this event and are excited to do it again next year!

Thanks again to Lisa and her club for their hard work and creativity on this project! And for everyone who brought a canned good to donate as well!

Enjoy some of the photos from the event:

 

 

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