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Volunteers needed to go to Beulah Park Auction

Auction, Auction, Auction!

Our summer camps are in full swing and we always need supplies at our camp property.  Our camp director had great success at the first auction at the closed Beulah Park with items for our kitchen and around camp.

The second live auction is happening on Saturday, June 28th at 9:00 AM. This auction will be over at the maintenance shops and will include barn items, vehicles, tools, track and maintenance equipment.  We have some need of these items but we don’t have staff we can spare for the event.

Beulah Park: 3811 Southwest Blvd, Grove City, Ohio 43123

If you are interested in going to the auction in our place, please contact our Camp Director, Connie Coutellier at 740.746.8433.

Volunteer at Camp Wyandot!

We are very busy at camp this summer and your help is needed!  Looking for support staff that can come down and

help with meals, tidy up around the craft room, or other various tasks.  If you are interested in coming down for a morning, afternoon, evening, or even for a few days, please let us know!  Contact our Camp Director, Connie Coutellier, at 740.746.8433 or email her at ccoutellier@gmail.com.

Summer Counselors Needed ASAP at Camp Wyandot Overnight Camp

Precamp Toefox inst kayak smallWe are at capacity with our campers this summer and a few more staff members would be great to have.  If you or someone you know is still looking for a summer job, we need one female and one male counselor at Camp Wyandot Overnight Camp.  

Please apply ASAP and send an email to Connie Coutellier, Camp Director, at ccoutellier@gmail.com to let her know you are interested.

Alumni Weekend: August 15-17, 2014

Registration for Alumni Weekend at Camp Wyandot will be available starting Saturday, June 28.  Join the fun of spending a weekend at Wyandot away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Remember the sound of the bullfrog or the smell of wood smoke? Please contact your friends who have enjoyed Wyandot and invite them to attend.  This event is open to all!

Register for Alumni Weekend August 15-17, 2014

*Please note, we no longer accept PayPal.

Come for lunch on Saturday or stay the whole weekend!  The weekend will include hikes, crafts, swimming, and other activities.

Contact the office if you have questions at 614.481.8227 or info@campwyandot.org.

Camp Wyandot is looking for a New Executive Director

As mentioned in our last newsletter, Lindsey Christ will be leaving at the end of August after nearly 3 years with the organization.  The Board is eager to find her replacement before she leaves in August.  The job description is available on this website.   Please help us circulate this job announcement so we can find the best candidate for this important position.

Registration is open for Day and Overnight Camps!

Registration is open for both day and overnight camps!

Register for day camp at Highbanks Metro Park

Register for overnight camp at Camp Wyandot in Rockbridge, OH

New Incentive this year:

If you are a returning camper and bring a friend who is new to Wyandot Day or Overnight Camp, you will receive a rebate and your friend will too! ($20.00 for Day Camp and $50 for a Regular Session and $25.00 for 3 ½ Days Session for Overnight Camp) The  Camp Friend Rebate is only valid for non-immediate family members or friends and requires that both parties attend camp. The rebate will be issued after camp attendance. This offer is valid for only one week of camp per household. Sibling and early bird discounts still apply. Camp deposits are nonrefundable.  So encourage a friend to attend camp with you this summer and you will both save!

We are also hiring our seasonal staff at both camps if you or someone you know would be interested in applying, click on the links below:

Day Camp Staff Application

Overnight Camp Staff Application

Campership applications for those who need financial assistance will be available soon.  Contact the office at info@campwyandot.org or 614.481.8227 if you are interested.

Bead Fair – Saturday, February 22, 2014

We will be hosting our Wyandot Explorer Bead Fair on Saturday, February 22 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Columbus Mennonite Church in Clintonville (35 Oakland Park Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43214).
Assorted_Round_Wooden_BeadsThis year we will have four structured activities one for each explorer category: Environment and Science Exploration, Community Exploration, Self Exploration, and Creative Exploration. Activities will rotate between two groups of participants. At the end of the program, you will receive your bead awards, one for each activity completed.
For our Self Exploration activity, a yoga class will be given by Yoga-Well-Being so each child should bring a beach towel and wear comfortable clothing.  This event is open to all of our club kids and anyone interested in learning more about Wyandot Explorers. A minimum of fifteen(15) children must be registered for the event to take place.
The cost is $4 per child (ages 3-18) in advance and $5 at the door, $2 for adults. This includes snack and beverage for everyone and the bead awards for your child that they have earned that day. Click on the link below to register.
Bead Fair Registration
Register and pay online to let us know you are going to be there and to get the discounted price. If you plan to pay at the door, please register as well so we can plan accordingly.   The deadline for registration is Wednesday, February 19.
Bead Fair Schedule
  • 1:00-1:45 PM Self Exploration and Creative Exploration
  • 1:45-2:15 PM Snack and Songs
  • 2:15-3:00 PM Environment and Science Exploration and Community Exploration
Should you have any questions, please contact the Camp Wyandot office.

Giving Thanks This Thanksgiving

2013 Annual Camp Wyandot Luncheon

We had a tremendously successful annual benefit luncheon and silent auction at Villa Milano Banquet and Conference Center on Saturday, November 9.  We had over 150 people in attendance (up from 130 in 2012) and raised over $19,600 after expenses including almost $3,000 in the silent auction!Charity11092013_0130 (Medium)

The program was hosted by Ben “Arktos” Searfos, former camper and counselor extraordinaire! He took everyone down memory lane of our first hundred years with Camp Fire through photos, video interviews and song as he described the rich history of what has now become Camp Wyandot, Inc.  Camp Director Connie Coutellier introduced us to the new Camp Wyandot hand sign – crossing fingers like logs and with the top hand twirling up the three center fingers to make a “W” for Camp Wyandot.  We had a special tribute to Don Jenks and Linda “Tick” Flynn followed by lively camp songs led by Margie Dooley. We reflected on what the next 100 years would bring and knew that the spirit of Camp Wyandot would remain constant and the memories true and alive with each one of us.

We want to thank all those who helped make the luncheon a success: Luncheon Committee (Billie Halley, Teresa Geron, Sue Lavitchka, Sally McAlister, and Nikki Spretnak), the centerpiece builders (Sue Lavitchka, Connie Coutellier, Karen Brooks, and Jeanene Dixon), our Host Ben Searfos, Ted Jones, Marko Skugor, all those interviewed for the video, our greeters which were campers and club kids, and all the table hosts and volunteers! Additional thanks to Villa Milano Banquet and Conference Center and to Marie Trudeau and Sara Schaefer Graves for creating the Camp Wyandot Calendar, to Margie Dooley and Jeanene Dixon for overseeing the camp store, Karen Brooks for displaying the memorabilia, and to Tracy Burleson of Hewson photoworks as our event photographer (visit our facebook page here to see more pictures and video).

If you were unable to attend, it’s not too late to donate!  Help us get over the $20,000 mark!

Donate Online

Or call to make a donation via credit card or send a check (made payable to Camp Wyandot, Inc.) to the office:

Camp Wyandot, Inc.
1890 Northwest Blvd, Suite 130
Columbus, OH  43212

The Big Give!

We are grateful to all of you who contributed to The Big Give! As a result we raised $12,863.93 including matching funds and a grant from the Leo Yassenoff Foundation Fund of the Columbus Foundation who has continued its support with a $1,000 grant. The Columbus Foundation covered all credit-card fees so that 100 percent of your donation went to support Camp Wyandot, Inc. Thank you Columbus Foundation!

The money raised from The Big Give will be used for property improvements at Camp Wyandot such as roof repairs and replacements, fixing cabin porches, and replacing the broken pool pump.


We are so very thankful of our volunteers.  Without their support, Camp Wyandot, Inc. could not continue to thrive and grow.  Thank you for all that you do!

Camper Reunion in December

Join us for the 2013 Camp Otonwe and Camp Wyandot Camper Reunion

Enjoy a night of fun with activities, food, games, crafts, movies and more with some of your favorite camp counselors!

Session 1 Plum circle (2)


Date: Friday, December 27 to Saturday, December 28, 2013
Check-in is from 4:00-5:00 pm on Dec. 27
Pick-up is at 9:00 am on Dec. 28

Cost: $25 per camper, $20 for each
additional sibling, dinner, snack and
breakfast will be provided

Location: Grange Audubon Center
505 W Whittier St, Columbus, OH 43215

Register online here or call the office at 614.481.8227.



Seeking Potential Board Members

The nominating committee is up and running. We are currently seeking board member candidates for the election in January 2014.  It’s not too late to nominate yourself or someone else you think would be a good fit.  For additional information or to submit a potential candidate contact any member of the nominating committee (Jessica Pierfelice (jessica.pierfelice@otterbein.edu), Alice Hohl (alice@alicehohl.com), Rick Grawemeyer (rgrawemeye@aol.com), and Jeff Redfield (jredfiel@insight.rr.com) or the office.