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A Special Message From Camp Wyandot, Inc


11th Annual Luncheon 2 Weeks Away!

It’s not too late to register for the 11th Annual Camp Wyandot Luncheon! Register on our website , call the office (614) 481-8227, or email Sara (sara@campwyandot.org)! There is no cost to attend!

We are still accepting donations for the Silent Auction. Please contact the office for further information. All Silent Auction items need submitted by Friday, November 6th.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

11:00 a.m. to 2:00 pm

Villa Milano Banquet and Conference Center

1630 Schrock Rd.,  Columbus, OH  43229

  • Lunch begins at Noon
  • Social hour before and after the lunch
  • Silent auction
  • Displays of memorabilia

Attend as an individual or gather a group of friends and reserve a table.

Cost?  You decide.  There is no preset price for the luncheon.  If after the program about Camp Wyandot, you wish to nurture our growth and support our programs with an additional donation, great!  It’s up to you.  Remember though, you can make a difference!



Save the Dates – 2016!

The dates for all your favorite Camp Wyandot events have been set!
All are listed below, or just click here–2016 Camp Wyandot Events-deadlines– and download your own copy!

2016 Camp Wyandot Events/Deadlines



·         1/28 Annual Meeting 7 pm



·         None


·         4/16: Day Camp Open House

·         4/22-4/24: Spring Work Weekend (Deadline: 4/20)

·         4/30-5/1: Spring Skills (Deadline: 4/24)


·         3/12: Bead Fair (Deadline: 3/6)

·         Flower Sale begins (TBD)


·         5/1: Overnight Camp Open House


                               Summer-June, July, August

Day Camp
(10 weeks – Monday to Friday)
Overnight Camp
(6 weeks – Sunday to Saturday)

Training TBD


·         6/6: Leadership Training (Overnight)

·         6/8: Staff Training thru 6/17 (Overnight)


Session 1: 6/6 – 6/10

Session 2: 6/13 – 6/17

Session 3: 6/20 – 6/24

Session 4: 6/27 – 7/1

Session 5: 7/4 – 7/8

Session 6: 7/11 – 7/15

Session 7: 7/18 – 7/22

Session 8: 7/25 – 7/29

Session 9: 8/1 – 8/5

Session 10: 8/8 – 8/12

Session 1: 6/19 – 6/25

Session 2: 6/26 – 7/2

Session 3: 7/3 – 7/9

Session 4: 7/10 – 7/16

Session 5: 7/17 – 7/23

Session 6: 7/24 – 7/30


·         8/19-8/21: Alumni Weekend (Deadline: 8/17)


·         9/9-9/11: Fall Work Weekend (Deadline 9/7)

·         9/21: Annual Leader Meeting


·         11/5: Fall Fun Day (Deadline: 10/30)

·         11/12: Annual Luncheon


·         10/15-16: Halloween in the Hills (Deadline: 10/9)


·         None










A Spooky Success!

On October 17th, over 90 youth, parents, guardians, and volunteers spent the day at Camp Wyandot for our annual Halloween in the Hills celebration! The day started with games, crafts, and other Halloween themed activities in the Dining Hall followed by Hiking, Archery, Nature, and Candle Making. After a Halloween dinner in the Dining Hall, everyone got into costume and went trick-or-treating down Cabin Row. There was a Haunted House, S’mores, Cabin & Costume Awards, and Songs to finish out the evening. Most people headed home after the activities came to an end, but a few brave families stayed overnight, despite the 30 degree temperatures!

Thank you to all our amazing volunteers who made this event a success! Thank you to Mr. Forte for being an incredible and energetic host for the weekend! A special thank you to Lisa Graham and her Wyandot Explorer club for putting together and running the games, some of the activities and crafts, and the Haunted House. They did a wonderful job!

We look forward to seeing you all again next year! Happy Halloween!



2015 Annual Leader Meeting

On October 21st our Acting Executive Director, Connie Coutellier, and our Program Coordinator, Sara Schaefer, met with our Wyandot Explorer Club leaders to discuss the club program and plans for the upcoming school year. Some of the topics discussed were Marketing Techniques, Explorer Club events and awards, “organization-wide” events, and leader support. Many great ideas were shared and everyone is looking forward to a successful Wyandot Explorer Club year!

If you, or anyone you know, is interested in joining a Wyandot Explorer Club, or maybe even starting your own, please visit the Wyandot Explorer Club section of our website by clicking here! Club membership is open through November 15th!

Upcoming Office Hour Changes

The Camp Wyandot, Inc office hours will be changing temporarily once our busiest seasons wrap up after the Annual Luncheon. The new hours are listed below along with the upcoming Holiday schedule.


From November 16- January 15 the office hours will be as follows:

Monday:  9:00am – 3:00pm
Tuesday:  9:00am – 3:00pm
Wednesday:  9:00am – 3:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Friday: CLOSED
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED


November 26-27: CLOSED for Thanksgiving

December 23-25: CLOSED for Christmas

December 31-January 1: CLOSED for New Years

11th Annual Camp Wyandot Luncheon

It’s that time of year again!
Our annual luncheon will be held Saturday, November 14, 2015
at Villa Milano Banquet & Conference Center.

Please come join us, and bring a friend!
We begin at 11am with a silent auction and memorabilia display.
Lunch and our program begin at Noon and end by 1pm.
We will then have another social hour and wrap up the silent auction.
The cost?  YOU decide! There is no set price to attend.

If after hearing about our programs you want to help us thrive and donate, we thank you.
If not, that’s okay too.
Reunite, share your memories and introduce yourself to the next generation of Camp Wyandot.


If you have any questions or would like to donate to the silent auction,

please contact the office at info@campwyandot.org or 614-481-8227

or Nikki Spretnak, nspretnak@gmail.com.

Donate to the Silent Auction!

On Saturday, November 14, 2015, we will be hosting our 11th Annual Camp Wyandot Luncheon!
One of the key elements of the Luncheon is our Silent Auction.
This consists of donations from Camp Wyandot members, friends, and local businesses
which we auction off to help raise money for the organization.

Items which always do well are handmade gifts (scarves, blankets, paintings, wreaths, etc…) and gift cards.
But the auction is not limited to these items.

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If you are interested in donating to this year’s Silent Auction,
please contact the office: info@campwyandot.org, (614) 481-8227
Nikki Spretnak: nspretnak@gmail.com.

Greetings From Connie (Luige)

I am honored to serve as your new Camp Wyandot, Inc. Acting Executive Director.  For the past 4 summers I have enjoyed being the Wyandot Overnight Camp Director. This is a return to Ohio where I grew up in Camp Fire and went to Camp Wyandot as a camper, CIT, staff member, camp director and council district director. Since leaving I have directed camps in 4 states and Malaysia, and served on the national staff of Camp Fire, USA and ACA. I have had the pleasure of teaching CD courses around the world for the International Camping Fellowship.  I truly appreciate the solid background Camp Wyandot gave me.

Now back home I am adapting to changes, reconnecting with old friends and making new young ones.  Likewise, Camp Wyandot has both an exciting future and some challenges to face. Your board has taken us through some difficult times and worked hard to position us to continue to serve the children and families in Central and Southern Ohio. We have Explorer Clubs to grow, day and overnight camp programs to strengthen.  There are more alumni to find and involve.  We have continued to operate a beautiful camp in the Hocking Hills without missing a season since 1928. The maintenance and upkeep of our camp is critical to the experiences we provide.  Today’s kids need these kinds of experiences more than ever.

As a new nonprofit our support systems are different but many of our needs are the same. Our greatest asset is and always has been people working together to pay forward quality experiences for the next generations.  Youth participants, volunteers, staff, alumni, board members and supporting members give their time, talents and dollars to make these experiences a reality. You should be receiving a post card this week inviting you to come and hear more at our Annual Camp Wyandot Luncheon on November 14th. In addition, check our website for other ways to keep up to date and be involved.

Play a part in impacting childrens’ lives and help create new Wyandot memories for everyone.  Whether you are just beginning your involvement with Camp Wyandot or been around for a while we have a niche for you. I look forward to working with you.


Halloween in the Hills 2015

HITH 2014 Schaefer (Small)


Just a couple weeks until our Annual Halloween in the Hills down at Camp Wyandot!!!


Please join us October 17-18 for this festive and popular event!
Kids will enjoy games, activities, crafts, trick-or-treating, a haunted house, and more!!!
Registration is currently open on our website!


If you have any questions, or would like to volunteer to help with this event, please contact the office: info@campwyandot.org or (614) 481-8227.


Registration deadline is Sunday, October 11, 2015.