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!
Wyandot Explorers’ annual Spring Skills Weekend at Camp Wyandot is May 2-3 2015. Participants will enjoy a day of nature study and learning outdoor living skills. We will have a Grand Council Fire Saturday night to celebrate accomplishments of the school year.
Each group needs to bring a sack lunch or their own food supplies to cook Saturday lunch over an open fire at one of the many fire rings around camp. If you will need assistance cooking over a fire please inform the office and we will be sure to have a trainer available during lunch to help you with basic fire building and outdoor cooking. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office at 614-481-8227.
Two days and one night of activities, snacks, and meals cost $25 per person. Siblings and parents are welcome! (Cost is $25 for Wyandot Explorers;$30 for non- Wyandot Explorer members). You may also choose to attend for the day Saturday and participate in the activities but not stay overnight. Cost for this option is $14 for Wyandot Explorers or $20 for non- Wyandot Explorerers. Please check the website for all options. Register for Spring Skills Weekend today!!!
We continue to accept applications for both our overnight and day camps!
Camp season is just around the corner! Bring your friends and join us for our camp Open Houses!
Wyandot Day Camp Open House is Saturday, April 18 from 3-5 PM at the Day Camp site in Highbanks Metro Park (685 W Powell Rd, Lewis Center, OH 43035). You’ll have a chance to meet the Camp Director, tour the area, and learn more about our Day Camp program!
Camp Wyandot Overnight Camp Open House will be held on Sunday, May 3 from 2-5 PM at Camp Wyandot in Rockbridge, OH (23834 Clear Creek Rd, Rockbridge, OH 43149). Meet the Camp Director, go on a guided tour of the camp, and learn all about our overnight camp programs!
We hope to see you there!
The Wyandot Explorers had a fantastic time at this year’s annual Bead Fair. We had over 20 youth show up with their groups and/or families! It was a fun afternoon!
There were 6 activities this year. A station about water tension where the kids were able to see various items (rocks, soap, paper clips, etc) either float or sink in a dish of water. An Oil Spill area, where they could try different methods of cleaning oil out of water. A self portrait table, where they made pictures of themselves out of torn construction paper. A disability obstacle course, where they had to navigate a series of obstacles as a group, each person with a different disability (could only use one leg, couldn’t talk, couldn’t see, etc). And a station to create hanging “chandeliers” out of cut up plastic water bottles colored with markers. This “handiwork” decorated by the kids and volunteers will be combined into one big chandelier to hang down at Camp Wyandot!
We finished the afternoon with a round of singing “fun songs” with Lisa Graham!
We’d like to thank all the volunteers who helped; we couldn’t have done it without you!
Jeanene E. Dixon, age 65, passed away at her home on February 16, 2015. She was preceded in death by her mother Viola Grace Dixon and her father Robert James Dixon. She is survived by her brother James Dixon and Susan Dupler. She retired in 2014 from The Franklin County Department of Job and Family Services where she was a case manager and supervisor. While with the County, she was especially devoted to her work with the LEAP program. She was an alumnus of Camp Fire, Inc. and Camp Wyandot overnight camp. As a dedicated volunteer and camp staff member, “Jed” was committed to the mission and future success of Camp Wyandot. Friends and loved ones may gather to celebrate her life between 5 and 7:30 PM on March 2, 2015 at Southwick-Good and Fortkamp Funeral Chapel, 3100 N. High St. Columbus, Ohio 43202. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her name to Camp Wyandot overnight camp at the business office, 1890 Northwest Blvd. Suite 130, Columbus, Ohio 43212.
The Bead Fair was scheduled for Saturday, February 21. Due to snowy weather conditions, we had to reschedule the event and change the location. The new Bead Fair date is now Saturday, March 21 from 1-3 PM at Atonement Lutheran Church (1621 Francisco Rd, Columbus, OH 43220). If you have any questions or concerns about the new date or registering for the Bead Fair, please call the office.
We are in need of volunteers to help us coordinate the upcoming Annual Camp Wyandot Flower Sale. This is an important way we raise money for essential funding support, including camperships. Margie Dooley has agreed to play a key role in this year’s event, but she needs some additional support. More information will be forthcoming within the next 2 weeks; meanwhile, if you can offer a couple of hours for this time-honored Camp Wyandot tradition, please let us know by calling the office at 614.481.8227 or by contacting Margie at email@example.com. As always, we appreciate your support!