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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Annual Meeting THIS MONDAY!

Final reminder we will be having our Annual Meeting this coming Monday, January 30 at Whetstone Library (3909 N High St, Columbus, OH 43214).

The event will take place from 7:00-8:30pm. The event is open to all, but only registered Camp Wyandot Adult Members or Wyandot Explorer Club Leaders can vote! Please make sure your memberships are up to date! Contact Sara (sara@campwyandot.org) with any membership questions.

If you have not registered you may do so online or at the meeting (if you plan to register at the meeting, please arrive early with a check made out to Camp Wyandot, Inc):

Click here to register as a Camp Wyandot member

The purpose of the annual meeting is to give members a report on the organization’s activities and finances for the previous year, elect new board members and recognize out-going board members.

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to email or call the office! We hope to see you there.

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2017 Camp Wyandot Registration is OPEN!

Registration is now live for our overnight & day camp located in the Hocking Hills! Please visit our website for information, dates/rates, discounts, policies, and more! Just click on the Camp tab and select Camp Wyandot in the Hocking Hills!

Please follow us on social media to stay up to date on events and all Camp Wyandot, Inc news! Just click on the links below to explore!

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In Memory: January 2017

Our hearts and thoughts go out to the families & loved ones of these beloved Camp Fire/Camp Wyandot friends who have passed on.
Randall Wilson, as life partner of our alum, Marie Trudeau, Randy attended several of our Camp Wyandot events over the years. To view his obituary, see here.
Louise Swartz, a Camp Fire mom before she became a Unicef volunteer.  We will never forget what out leaders, counselors and volunteers have done for us and for Camp Wyandot. See obituary here.
Bette Jenks, became a Camp Fire Girl in the early 30’s and remained an ardent supporter of this youth serving agency throughout her life. Spanning two generations as a leader for both of her daughters’ Camp Fire groups, she also managed many candy sales for the Columbus Council and served several terms on the Board of Directors. Bette received both the Luther Halsey Gulick and the Ernest Thompson Seton Awards, national recognitions for her dedication to Camp Fire and the camping program. Full obituary.
William Houston, husband of former Camp Fire employee, Terri Maloney-Houston. Terri was our office manager and to this day helps with our counselor & CIT mugs every summer. William’s obituary can be found here.

Egypt Renovation Update, Jan. 2017

If you have been following our progress on the two phases of Egypt the first phase, the boy’s addition has been completed and looks great. Our plans are to complete the girl’s side this spring. Thanks to your help we raised enough money to complete boy’s side but still need about $20,000 to complete the girls side.   In order to complete the project before the summer, we have begun construction now with what we have but your help would be greatly appreciated. We are close, but the last is the hardest. – Connie “Luige”

 

Camp Wyandot Bequests

Remember Camp Wyandot Inc. in your will.

A bequest is one of the easiest charitable gifts to make. You can include language in your will or trust specifying a gift to be made to Camp Wyandot Inc. as part of your estate plan, or you can make a bequest using a beneficiary designation for your IRA, 401(k) savings plan or pension plan.

If you have already made a bequest to Camp Fire of Central Ohio, discuss with your legal advisor if it is clear in the document that Camp Wyandot Inc. will be the beneficiary.  In 2013 we changed our name and affiliation from Camp Fire to Camp Wyandot but we remained the same corporation as registered with the State of Ohio.   If you still chose to give to us, avoid any confusion and make sure the appropriate beneficiary designation of Camp Wyandot Inc. has been made.  Please contact us with any questions.  Let’s help Camp Wyandot outlive us all!

Happy Holidays & Thank You!

 

From those of us here at Camp Wyandot, Inc, we want to wish you and your families the very happiest of holidays this season!!!

 

We are so thankful and appreciative of all the hard work and generosity you have shown our organization in 2016. We are reaching goals and making improvements in ways we have not done before! We have you all to thank for this progress! Because of the generosity of our members, volunteers, alumni, and followers we are approaching our goal to start construction on the Girls side of Egypt early in the new year, with the project being complete in time for another busy summer season! Thank you to all who have donated to this project!!!

We are looking forward to 2017 and all it will bring for Camp Wyandot, Inc! Thank you again and have a Happy New Year!!!

 

 

Camp Wyandot Annual Meeting, January 30th, 2017

Camp Wyandot 2017 Annual Meeting

January 30, 2017, 7:00 to 8:30 PM

Camp Wyandot is hosting its annual meeting on Monday, January 30, 2017 at Whetstone Public Library, 3909 N High St, Columbus, OH 43214. The event will take place from 7:00-8:30pm. The event is open to all, but only registered Camp Wyandot Adult Members or Wyandot Explorer Club Leaders can vote! Please make sure your memberships are up to date! Contact Sara (sara@campwyandot.org) with any membership questions.

If you have not registered you may do so online or at the meeting(if you plan to register at the meeting, please arrive early with a check made out to Camp Wyandot, Inc):

Click here to register as a Camp Wyandot member

The purpose of the annual meeting is to give members a report on the organization’s activities and finances for the previous year, elect new board members and recognize out-going board members.

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to email or call the office! We hope to see you there.

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Now Hiring 2017 Summer Staff!

We are currently hiring staff for the 2017 Camp Wyandot Camp season!

Camp Wyandot  in the beautiful Hocking Hills is looking for staff members for the 2017 summer season! Camp Wyandot will be running 6 weeks this summer from June 18 to July 29, 2017! Mandatory staff training will be held at Camp Wyandot beginning June 7 and running through June 16. If you or anyone you know is interested in joining our Overnight Camp team, be sure to visit our website for more information and to fill out your application!

Camp Wyandot, Inc 2017 Dates

MONTH DATE/TIME EVENT LOCATION
January 30, 7:00 pm Annual Meeting Whetstone Library
February
March

18, 2:30 -4:30 pm

TBD

Activity Fair

Flower Sale

Gahanna Library

N/A

April

21-23

29

30

Work Weekend

Outdoor Skills Day

Summer Camp Open House

Camp Wyandot

Camp Wyandot

Camp Wyandot

May

TBD

19-21

Flower Sale Pick-Up

Family Weekend

Camp Wyandot Office

Camp Wyandot

June

5-16

17

18-24

25-July 1

Summer Staff Training

TBD Explorer Club Event

Session 1, Camp Wyandot

Session 2, Camp Wyandot

Camp Wyandot

TBD

Camp Wyandot

Camp Wyandot

July

2-8

9-15

15

16-22

23-29

Session 3, Camp Wyandot

Session 4, Camp Wyandot

TBD Explorer Club Event

Session 5, Camp Wyandot

Session 6, Camp Wyandot

Camp Wyandot

Camp Wyandot

TBD

Camp Wyandot

Camp Wyandot

August 18-20 Alumni Weekend Camp Wyandot
September

16

22-24

TBD Explorer Club Event

Work Weekend

TBD

Camp Wyandot

October 14 Halloween in the Hills Camp Wyandot
November

11

18

Annual Luncheon

TBD Explorer Club Event

Camp Wyandot

TBD

December 16 TBD Explorer Club Event TBD

 

 

2016 Camp Wyandot Luncheon RESULTS

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who participated in making the 12th Annual Camp Wyandot Luncheon a success!

A very special thank you goes to Nikki Spretnak, as well as Jeanne Bernhard, Connie Coutellier, Lisa Graham, Billie Halley, Sue Lavitchka, Sara Schaefer, Nancy Simmons, Mary Smith, our Table Hosts, our Silent Auction contributors, our summer staff & CITs who participated, and all of our donors and attendees! Thank you all for making this event so wonderful! We would also like to thank Kaylei Johnson, Megan Johnson, and Camille Simpson for greeting our guests at the door! And another special thank you to the CUCO Scouts Wyandot Explorer Club for helping to pass out the favors during our program. Thank you all!!!

We had nearly 150 guests in attendance and thanks to the generosity of all of you, we brought in almost $30,000 in donations, store sales, and through the Silent Auction! This is quite impressive and says so much for our organization and its future! We are forever grateful for you all.

Thanks to each one of you!