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From 10:00 AM EST on Tuesday, May 12 through 10:00 AM EST on Wednesday, May 13, you can help Camp Wyandot receive a much needed boost in revenue by making a secure donation through The Big Give, which is facilitated by the Columbus Foundation. A Bonus Pool of $1.3 million will be used to enhance every gift made to our organization during this 24 hour online giving rally. All major credit cards, with a minimum donation of $20.oo are accepted, and during this 24 hour time period, all credit card fees are waived.
Please log on to our Philanthropy Profile during this 24 hour time period and make a generous gift to help Camp Wyandot, Inc. continue to provide inclusive, nurturing camping experiences.
As we head into the busiest time of camp registrations, our numbers are very positive! Today, we have 295 campers (including CITs and Camperships) registered for overnight camp, roughly 80 more than this time last year, and 275 campers (including Camperships) registered for day camp, which over 100 more than this time last season. 2014 was a great year for Camp Wyandot in terms of the number of kids who attended our camps, and 2015 promises to be even better attended!
We could not continue to provide quality camping experiences to an ever-increasing number of kids each year if we didn’t have the support and hard work of a great group of volunteers as well as great staff.
For all that each one of you contributes, THANK YOU!
Camp Wyandot is fortunate enough to be able to welcome two new key staff members!
Please join in welcoming Sara Schaefer Graves (Miss Twirp, to some) who joined us in March, quickly learned the details of her responsibilites, and is doing an excellent job as our Office Manager/Program Coordinator.
Ben Searfos (Arktos), who is no stranger to Camp Wyandot, accepted the position of Director of Day Camp in March and is already helping get the Day Camp program organized and in place.
We are fortunate to have Ben and Sara on board!
Although the weekend weather was cold and wet April 24-26, a group of over 45 gathered at Camp Wyandot in the Hocking Hills to complete projects necessary to get camp ready to open for the upcoming season. Much work and several important projects were completed. We thank everyone who volunteered – with a special thank you to the group from Broad Street United Methodist Church in Columbus. Your combined efforts were very important, and we are grateful for your time and hard work!
Thanks to everyone who made this an incredibly successful work weekend!
Be sure to mark your calendars for these upcoming events and deadlines!!!
Spring Skills Weekend
May 2-3, 2015 at Camp Wyandot.
Registration is closed, but if you would like to come down and volunteer, contact Sara at the office before 2pm on Friday!!!
Camp Wyandot Overnight Camp Open House:
Open House for overnight camp is coming up this Sunday, May 3, 2015 from 2pm – 5pm at Camp Wyandot. Come down and meet the Camp Director, tour the camp, and learn all about the overnight camp programs!
Early Bird Discount Deadline:
Early Bird discount is available through this Sunday, May 3, 2015. Remember balances must be paid IN FULL by this date in order receive the discount. Don’t miss out!
Flower Sale Delivery:
If you placed an order for the flower sale you can pick up your flowers in the parking lot of the Camp Wyandot, Inc office on Saturday, May 9, 2015 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
1890 Northwest Blvd. Columbus, Oh 43212
Help fund-raise with the swipe of a card! Each time you shop at Kroger, you can earn Camp Wyandot, Inc money, through their Community Rewards program.
- Do you already have a Kroger Plus Card? Log-in if you’ve done this on their website before (remember to do this once a year!), or Enroll to create an online account using your existing card information.
- Don’t have a Kroger Plus Card? It is free to sign-up at any Kroger location. The benefits to having a card are the savings you get each time that you shop. You can even earn “fuel points.”
–Once you are enrolled online, go to “My Account.”
–Under “Account Settings,” scroll down and click “Community Rewards”
–Enter “83511” for our council’s code. Click next to our name. Scroll down and click “Save”.
Spread the word! Let’s get some kids to camp!
(You won’t lose any of the rewards you receive as a shopper by using this program! And you must sign up online. The paper enrollment has been discontinued.)
It’s time once again for our Annual Flower Sale! The sale is going on now through Friday, April 10, 2015. All proceeds will provide financial assistance for children to attend Wyandot Overnight Camp and Day Camp. Please invite your friends, neighbors, and colleagues to participate in this special sale, and go now to our website (link below) to place your orders!
Pick up time for the flower orders will be Saturday, May 9, 2015 from 11:00am – 1:00pm in the Camp Wyandot, Inc. parking lot:
1890 Northwest Blvd, Columbus, OH 43212
Order forms are available on the website now!
We are currently accepting applications for both our overnight and day camps!
Camp Wyandot Day Camp at Highbanks Metro Park will be running 10 weeks this summer from June 7 to August 14! There is mandatory training for staff which will run from June 1- June 5. If you or anyone you know are interested in joining the Day Camp team, be sure to visit our website for more information and to fill out an application!
Camp Wyandot Overnight Camp in the beautiful Hocking Hills is also looking for staff members! Overnight camp will be running 6 weeks this summer from June 21 to August 1! Mandatory staff training will be held at Camp Wyandot beginning June 10 and running through June 19. If you or anyone you know are interested in joining our Overnight Camp team, be sure to visit our website for more information and to fill out your application!
The weather is improving and it’s time to start getting ready for the camping season!
We will be having our Spring Work Weekend down at Camp Wyandot the weekend of April 24-26, 2015. Come on down and help us with an array of projects to prepare the facilities for another busy and successful camping season!!! You can come just for the day on Saturday or stay for the whole weekend!
Registration is currently open on our website, or you can just click here!
Camp registration for the 2015 season is open and in full swing – as you read this, we have more campers registered for both Day and Overnight Camp than we had registered at the same time last year. Now is the time to register before the session(s) of your choice are filled. Be sure to register today!
Early Bird Discount deadline is approaching fast! Get your registration in by May 3, 2015 in order to take advantage of this special!
Campership applications are due by April 15, 2015! Remember these are awarded on a first come, first served basis (pending qualifications) so get yours in ASAP!
Click here to register for Camp Wyandot Day Camp!
Click here to register for Camp Wyandot Overnight Camp!