Camp Wyandot is open to all youth entering 2nd to 12th grade! Membership in Camp Wyandot or participation in Camp Wyandot clubs is not a requirement to attend camp. We welcome campers who are members of Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, 4H and other scouting organizations, as well as children who are not affiliated with a scouting program.
Whether it’s exploring Clear Creek or hiking the woods of the Hocking Hills, Camp Wyandot adventure camp offers a summer like no other – packed with friends, outdoor nature exploration, non-stop activities and fun. See why our campers return year after year!
“Oh mom, I never imagined that a place like this really existed, I thought it only existed in the movies!”
–12 yr old camper after visiting Camp Wyandot for the first time
We are located in the Hocking Hills region surrounded on three sides by the Clear Creek Metro Park.
Campers stay in screened-in cabins, tree houses, or tebins (half-cabin, half-tent) depending on their age.
What will my child do at camp?
- swimming and swimming lessons with trained and certified aquatics staff
- kayaking & canoeing on our beautiful Lake Atagahi, depending on swimming ability
- learning outdoor skills, such as starting a fire without a match, fire safety, tool safety, etc.
- sensory awareness hikes, night hikes, stargazing, and calling owls
- creeking (splashing in Clear Creek, catching and identifying critters with the nature specialist)
- fishing from the shores of Lake Atagahi
- hiking, including orienteering for older campers
- outdoor cooking over an open fire, planning meals, taking lunch hikes
- overnights away from the cabin, sleeping under the stars and cooking out
- special themed evening programs with skits, music, and group games
- crafts and other quiet activities
- archery and outdoor team building games on the flats
- songs, camp traditions, closing ceremonial fire, and much more!
Why is American Camp Association accreditation important?
American Camp Association (ACA) accreditation is addressed in our frequently asked questions page for parents and guardians.
Camp Wyandot is tucked in alongside of Clear Creek Metro Park, deep in a valley in the Hocking Hills region about an hour south of Columbus, Ohio. It is in a unique location, known as one of the most bio-diverse regions on the planet. Our camp hosts a variety of habitats, including deciduous and evergreen forests, meadows, a lake, streams, and one of the clearest creeks in the state with over 40 different species of fish inhabiting its waters. Giant hemlocks, brought by the glaciers, provide shade and humidity for the abundance of ferns, wild flowers, and creatures of all types. Within our forests are some stunning geological formations carved over the millennia from the famous Black Hand sandstone that rises into the Appalachian Mountains.
This is our playground and our focus is to go play! To ignite curiosity in our natural world and to develop caring confident youth with a life-long appreciation for nature. We’re pretty simple here… no fancy electronics or bouncy things in our lake, just a beautiful valley to explore and be a kid!
Today, more than any other time in history, our kids need to go outside to play on a jungle gym of fallen trees. Nature does not pressure our kids to perform; there are no standardized tests, no rushing about, and no staring at endless digital images piped in from someone else’s imagination. There is simply the joy of living in its purest form. Kids are interdependent with the natural world, yet know relatively little about it through direct experience. Losing our connection with nature is unhealthy and unnecessary. At Camp Wyandot we develop our natural senses and provide an intimate connection with nature; proven over the millennia to be critical to the health and well being of humans, and just as critical to the health and well being of humans today.
We also provide an intimate connection with what makes us human; the ability to share emotions and form deep friendships. We work at developing our “inner senses” as well; an awareness of our personal strengths and weaknesses and our place in the world. We strive to improve our ability to “read” others in a group, make appropriate choices regarding our behavior, and work together to accomplish great things.
Still have questions?
Read our frequently asked questions for parents and guardians. If you have further questions, please contact the office at 614-481-8227 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Campers and Counselors-In-Training tell what Camp Wyandot means to them in this video.
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