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2016 Overnight Camp Registration is Live!

Registration is now live for our overnight 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 Overnight Camp!

Camp Wyandot Day Camp will have a new site for 2016! Metro Parks will be running their own Day Camp at Highbanks Metro Park this year.Please contact them for more information if you are interested in staying at the Dragonfly Day Camp Site. Camp Wyandot Day Camp information will be available soon!

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Now Hiring 2016 Camp Staff!

We are currently hiring staff for the 2016 Camp Wyandot Camp season!

Camp Wyandot Overnight Camp in the beautiful Hocking Hills is looking for staff members! Overnight camp will be running 6 weeks this summer from June 19 to July 30, 2016! Mandatory staff training will be held at Camp Wyandot beginning June 8 and running through June 17. 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 Day Camp is also looking for staff, including a Camp Director! We are still finalizing the details, but the tentative dates for the 2016 Day Camp season are June 12-August 12. We will have 8 sessions, having the week of 4th of July off. There will be mandatory staff training in the weeks prior to the start of the camp season.

All current job openings can be found here.

2016 Annual Meeting Wrap-Up

 

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On Thursday, January 28, 2016, we held our Annual Membership Meeting at Whetstone Library. There were 30 members and 7 guests in attendance.

During the meeting we were updated on the current financial position of the organization as well as presented with summaries of events, day and overnight camp, and projects which occurred in 2015. If you would like to read this year’s Annual Report, please come by the office and pick up a copy!

Eddie Boyd, a former camper and CIT, spoke at the meeting about his recent hike of the Appalachian Trail. He shared photos and stories from his over 4 month long journey. It was truly enjoyable to hear about his great accomplishment! Thank you for sharing, Eddie!

 

 

There were also some changes made to our Board of Directors. Val Mitrione, Nikki Spretnak, IMG_5155and Sally Dellinger all finished their 2nd 3 year term on the Board. We thank them for all their work and their continued dedication to Camp Wyandot, Inc. We also voted in 5 new board members! A big Welcome and Congratulations to Alice Foeller, Rick Grawemeyer, Deborah Weber, Tori Stephenson, and Susan Tilgner. We look forward to having you help lead this organization forward!

2016 Wyandot Explorer Activity Fair

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Join us for the Annual Wyandot Explorer Activity Fair (formerly known as the Bead Fair) at Whetstone Library (3909 N. High St, Columbus, OH 43214) on Saturday, March 12, 2016 from 2:30 – 5:00pm.

The children will complete activities from each Explorer Club category – Environmental and Science Exploration, Community Exploration, Self Exploration, and Creative Exploration. 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 $5 per child (ages 3-18) in advance and $6 at the door, $2 for adults. This includes snack and beverage for everyone as well as the patch & beads your child(ren) will earn.

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, March 9, 2016.

 

Camp Wyandot 2016 Annual Meeting

Camp Wyandot 2016 Annual Meeting

January 28, 2016 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM

Camp Wyandot is hosting its annual meeting on Thursday, 1/28/2015 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 Adult Member or

 

Click here to register as a Wyandot Explorer Club Leader

 

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.

 

Attached is information about the candidates for election to the Board as presented from the nominating committee, Nancy Wardwell, Chair.

 

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

Happy holidays and have a healthy new year!

Notes from Connie: December 2015

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Wishing You A Happy New Year!

 

Fireworks don’t just happen on New Years. This picture is last summer’s 4th of July Celebration during Family Camp. Join us in 2016.

 

 

2016 proposes to be another exciting, successful year for Camp Wyandot, Inc. Join us at the annual meeting, help thank our retiring board members and meet the new ones.

 

 

The 2015 Annual November Luncheon was a success and our sincere thanks to all who joined us, helped and gave their support. It is a great time to renew friends, share memories and celebrate how we continue to impact the lives of children in our programs.  

 

Plans are underway for 2016 Camp Wyandot programs. Explorer Clubs are continuing their programs during the school year. Let us know if you are interested in starting a new club. Many of you have experienced the impact of this program. Our Day Camp program will be changing sites. Camp registrations will open in January. Watch for details on the Camp Wyandot Website.

 

 

imageThis fall has been a busy place at our overnight site in the Hocking Hills. Thanks to a grant from the
Harry Moore Foundation and a donation of labor from
JF Baker’s Sons Roofing Kiowa campers will have new roofs on the four treehouses and the kitchen unit.

 

With the addition of part of a grant by the Columbus Foundation Baker Roofing also completed new roofs on the Papoose and the Buck Cabins. The remainder of the Columbus Foundation grant will help us repair the pool deck and add a new 6ft fence this spring.

 

 

Thanks to donations from Sandy Clapp, her sister Jolyn Vita, Theresa Smith and labor from them and other friends and work weekenders the addition of two bedrooms, a new bathroom and a deck for the Cook’s cabin were completed. Our continued thanks to Chuck Jr and Senior for their help and expertise.

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Last summer power outages not only gave us candle light dinners but caused concern about the possible loss of food and water. In 2016 two new generators will help provide continuous service and any candle light dinners will just be part of the program. The generators and a new freezer were funded out of Jeanene Dixon’s Trust Fund.

 

The beavers have temporally helped us with the hole in Lake Atagahi by packing mud and sticks in the hole. However, we are still looking for help in making a more permanent solution this spring.

 

Eastside Explorer Club Gives Back!

The Eastside Explorer Club, led by Diane Meves, made homeless care packages this month! The packages included toothbrushes and snacks for the homeless! What a thoughtful service project for the holiday season!

The Club also had a great time making gingerbread houses during their project!!!

Thank you, Eastside Explorer Club, for sharing!!!

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2016 Camp Wyandot Wish List

In the spirit of giving that we always associate with the Holidays, We’d like to direct your attention to the 2016 Wish List posted on the Camp Wyandot website. We have selected several items that always seem to be needed with each new camp season, yet always seem to be in short supply. Your willingness to provide one or more of the listed items goes a long way in helping us provide a quality camping experience while keeping our operating costs low. Please contact Connie (connie@campwyandot.org) or Sara (sara@campwyandot.org) if you would like to donate these or any other items! Thank you!

Camp Wyandot, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) organization, and your gifts are tax deductible. Please check out our Wish List and make a selection to help our upcoming Camp season, and as always, thanks for your on-going support and generosity.

Giving Tuesday is December 1st!

Giving Tuesday is December 1st

Part of a national movement, Giving Tuesday is described as a “new day for giving back”.  It connects diverse groups of individuals, communities and organizations around the world for one common purpose: to celebrate and encourage giving. 

Young people are interdependent with the natural world, yet know relatively little about it through direct experience. Camp Wyandot’s overnight camp, day camp and club programs provide an intimate connection with nature and positive life-long memories in a safe and supportive environment.

Give the Wyandot Experience to a child that needs it

You can make a difference in the life of a child

Contribute to the Campership Fund

Share your camp experience with a friend and ask them to match your donation

As a grandparent to give a camp experience to your grandchild

Help Save Lake Atagahi

Lake Atagahi has been the centerpiece of our camp and the aquatic program since it was filled in 1930. The lake is now in severe ecological decline and in critical need of rehabilitation.

Contribute to the Rehabilitation Project

Volunteer to help create a new wetlands area next spring

 


If you would like to make a donation to Camp Wyandot, Inc for Giving Tuesday on December 1st, please visit our website!!! Thank you to each and every one of you!

Breakfast with Santa!

Looking for a family friendly holiday event?!
It’s the Season of Giving – Join us for Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus (Buckeye Santa)!
Don’t wait in line – pictures will be taken one table at a time.
You can enjoy breakfast (Sausage, Pancakes, Fruit) and crafts! Breakfast with Santa is a fundraiser for The Lighthouse Domestic Violence Shelter. The ticket proceeds will buy Christmas gifts for children of families who used Lighthouse services this year. Bring your little ones to a very special day — breakfast, crafts, and a visit with a Buckeye Santa with a photograph by Marti Weis, professional photographer. Saturday, December 5th at 9 a.m. Advance tickets required. Call 740-689-2558 to reserve a seat (limited seating).
You can also sponsor a family to attend!

 

Mention Camp Wyandot, Inc when you call
and get your tickets at half price!!!

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