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Experience the joy and uniqueness of Camp Wyandot with your entire family. Camp Fire has designated Memorial Day Weekend as a FAMILY CAMPING WEEKEND. Follow our fun-filled schedule or set your own. All the usual camp activities will be available for you to do, including evening programs. Bond with your family in new and wonderful ways while you listen to the wind in the pines, see the stars brighter than you can remember, and feel the cool night air drift in around you as you snuggle into your sleeping bag and drift off to sleep. Lodging will be in cabins and all meals will be provided in the historic Hislop lodge.
The cost is $45 for each family member for the entire weekend. $35 for only Saturday night and $30 for only Sunday night.
Saturday check-in will be from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Staff will be available with maps and cabin assignments. Check out will be after breakfast on Monday.
Join us for this family and adult weekend where we fix-up camp in preparation for a busy summer season. Any kind of help is much appreciated, bring your family and friends for a nice spring weekend in the Hocking Hills! There is no cost to attend, but you will be working. Children should be 10 years old or older to attend as they will be working as well. Please register below:
Some of our sessions are closed but there is still room in many sessions! Check out some of the new things for 2013:
-Family Celebration Camp for the 4th of July
-Special Teen Sessions (including an Arts Week, a 3 day canoe trip, an advanced skills session and a 2 night backpack)
-Day camp with an overnight (Session 4, July 15-19)
Mary Lou (Murney) Beery, 76, of Lancaster, passed away Monday, April 29, 2013 at her home. Mary Lou was a lifetime member of Camp Fire and volunteered with Camp Fire at the Ohio State Fair for the past 40 years.
Teri Schaefer remembers Mary Lou…
“She loved the fair and her friends there. She had gifts for her fair friends all ready and stacks of supplies for fair crafts sitting out ready to go. I think she was really grateful to Camp Fire for the experiences she and her family had the opportunity to participate in. She was especially happy with being able to be involved with the fair committee. Her daughter, Bonnie, met her husband while they were both on the Junior Fair Board. She was able to see her grandchildren involved at the fair and the youngest finished serving on the Junior Fair Board two summers ago. I know there had been many times when people she knew had been down on their luck and she would help them out not expecting to be repaid.”
Mary Lou was a kind and generous woman and she will be dearly missed.
Along with some organizational changes, we have a few staff changes as well.
After 40 years between Camp Otonwe and Camp Wyandot, Chuck Woodrum has retired from his job as caretaker. You may remember his retirement a couple of years ago, but he ended up staying on and officially retired at the end of March. We are sad to see him go after all the time and energy he put into camp but we know he won’t be far! Having only moved a few miles down the road from Camp Wyandot, he will be helping our new Facilities Manager during the transition. I have hired RJ Weider. He has a background in Forestry and Wildlife and maintenance experience. He has big shoes to fill but I am confident given time, he will be a great addition to Camp Wyandot.
Lisa Graham has worked at the office for over 6 years in a couple different roles. She has a long history with Camp Fire and she will be greatly missed! She made my transition into the organization much easier and is a wealth of knowledge. She has made the decision that she wants to work full-time and is ready for a change. Again, just as Chuck will still be around, Lisa will stay involved in the Club programs and Day Camp. Her last day will be May 5 so if you have a chance, drop her a line and let her know how much you have appreciated her help over the years! I hired Chanika Svetvilas as the new Program Coordinator. She is an artist with a background in non-profit work at the American Museum of Natural History, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, and with the Ohio Arts League.
While we send Chuck and Lisa off with our best wishes, we know they will continue to be a part of our organization. And take a moment to welcome our new employees RJ and Chanika as you see them around camp, at events, or at the office!
Lindsey Christ, Executive Director
Here are some upcoming events that you might want to know about:
-Register for the State and County Fairs
-Work Weekend down at Camp Wyandot: April 27-28 and June 1-2
-Member/Stakeholder Meeting: UA Main Library, May 1 at 7:00 PM
-Spring Skills Weekend: May 4-5
-Family Camping over Memorial Day Weekend at Camp Wyandot: May 25-27
Help us get the word out about Camp! We have postcards that are great for placing at libraries, schools or businesses as well as attractive yard signs. Contact the office, email@example.com or 614.481.8227, if you are interested in helping us advertise!
For those of you who don’t know, Camp Fire Central Ohio will be leaving the National Camp Fire organization by June 30, 2013. The Board has been working with National for over a year to resolve some outstanding issues regarding charter fees. After taking the issue to our membership in December, we decided as a group to leave National and become a separate entity. We are working on our new name, brand, and mission and will be rolling this out soon!
Experience the joy and uniqueness of Camp Wyandot with your entire family. Camp Fire has designated Memorial Day Weekend as a FAMILY CAMPING WEEKEND. Follow our fun-filled schedule or set your own. All the usual camp activities will be available for you to do, including evening programs. Bond with your family in new and wonderful ways while you listen to the wind in the pines, see the stars brighter than you can remember, and feel the cool night air drift in around you as you snuggle into your sleeping bag and drift off to sleep. Lodging will be in cabins and all meals will be provided in the historic Hislop lodge. Stay one night or two!!!!
Saturday check-in will be from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Staff will be available with maps and cabin assignments. Check out will be after breakfast on Monday. REGISTER NOW!!!
Sponsored by the O-Nun-Ki-Pa Alumni Association
The proceeds will be used to help send children to Camp Wyandot and Camp Otonwe.
Remember how much you enjoyed going to camp? Remember the hiking trails, the songs, the games, the cookouts? If you do, please help other families who want this life changing experience for their child(ren).
Ask your friends, neighbors, business associates to join us in raising money for this worthwhile cause.
Order Deadline: Thursday, April 11, 2013
Flower Pick Up: Saturday, May 11, 2013; 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Camp Fire office, 1890 Northwest Blvd., Columbus, OH 43212
We are using Cedar Lane Farms Corp. in Wooster, Ohio again this year. We are offering flats, hanging baskets, potted plants, and vegetables.
Please follow the link to the Flower Sale Registration Form.
Join us Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28 for this family and adult weekend where we prepare camp for the spring season. The main job will be cleaning all the cabins, units, and shower houses for upcoming user groups. In addition, there are screens to repair or replace, porch boards to fix, and fire rings to clean. All help is much appreciated. Bring your family and friends for a nice weekend in the Hocking Hills! There is no cost to attend but you will be working. Saturday lunch and dinner and Sunday breakfast will be provided. REGISTER NOW!!!!. Children should be 10 years old or older to attend.