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Farewell Jeanene Dixon (Jed)

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 Jeanene Dixon 2015James 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.

2015 Bead Fair Rescheduled

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.

Flower Sale 2015

TL-Marigold-1009-We are in need of volunteers to help us coordinate the upcoming Annual99841x-012 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 margie@campwyandot.org. As always, we appreciate your support!

Camp Wyandot Open Houses

Are you interested in learning more about Camp Wyandot Overnight or Day Camp locations and staff?  Would you like to see where your child will be staying? Want to speak directly with the Camp Director? Then please join us for our open houses! 

Wyandot Day Camp Open House is Saturday, April 18 from 3-5 PM at the Dragonfly Day Camp site in Highbanks Metro Park (685 W Powell Rd, Lewis Center, OH 43035).

Camp Wyandot Overnight Camp Open House will be held on Sunday, May 3 from 2-5 PM at our location in Rockbridge, OH (23834 Clear Creek Rd, Rockbridge, OH 43149).

Open houses are subject to changes due to weather, so please check online before coming!
If you have any questions or concerns about these dates, please contact the office at info@campwyandot.org.

We hope to see you there!

Camp Marketing Distribution

Volunteers needed for the annual Marketing Distribution of Camp Wyandot materials to schools and education centers! We need your help in dropping off bundles of flyers to schools. The marketing distribution process helps spread the word about Camp Wyandot to children who might not know about our camps and programs! Contact the office if you are interested in helping! We greatly appreciate any time you can provide.

Alumni in the news!

Judge Ann Taylor and Jenny Morgan, both Camp Wyandot alumna, were recently featuredWESTERVILLE_ASPHALT_FS_2 in the news. You can read online about Judge Ann Taylor’s retirement and about Jenny Morgan’s stance on pollution and environmental management of sites like Scioto Materials. If you have any Points of Pride that you would like to share with Camp Wyandot about yourself or your fellow alumni, please send the relevant information to info@campwyandot.org!

 

2015 Camperships

Limited payment assistance/camperships are available for both of our camps! You may download our Campership Application and Day Camp Campership Registration or Overnight Camp Campership Registration Form from the website.

Both the Campership Application and the appropriate Camp Registration paperwork need to be submitted along with required documentation no later than April 15, 2015 in order to be considered. 

Contact the office for more information.

Bead Fair 2015 Registration

The Wyandot Explorer Club Annual Bead Fair is Saturday February 21st at the Columbus Mennonite Church (35 Oakland Park Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43214) from 1-3 PM. The children will complete activities from each category – Environmental and Science Exploration, Community Exploration, Self Exploration, and Creative Exploration earning beads. 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.

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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 18.

Camp Registration and Camp Fairs

2015 Camp Registration is live for Wyandot Dragonfly Day and Overnight Camp! Be sure to read updated cancellation policies and discount procedures! No discounts can be taken after you have registered your child for camp. We will also be hosting our Day Camp Open House on 4/18 and our Overnight Camp Open House on 4/19. Stay tuned for more details! If you have any registration questions please call the office 614-481-8227. We look forward to seeing your child at camp this summer!

 

If you are interested in being an ambassador of Camp Wyandot and attending Camp Fair events with our staff, please contact the office to learn of the upcoming opportunities to recruit counselors and new campers to our programs! Email erika@campwyandot.org that you are interested with a brief explanation of why you would like to be an ambassador for Camp Wyandot, Inc.

Annual Meeting 2015

Camp Wyandot, Inc had its 2015 Annual Meeting and it was an informative time to learn what progress Camp Wyandot is making in its camps and club programs.

During the meeting, we learned of new initiatives that are being planned for the upcoming camp season, and we learned that our number of attendees, in both the Explorer Clubs as well as our Day and Overnight Camping Programs, experienced healthy increases for 2014. We elected 2 new members to our Board of Directors – Dr. Allan Singer, former Vice President Research Operations, Battelle Memorial Institute, and Kathleen D. Petrucci, Tax Shareholder/Partner, Schneider Downs and Company. We welcome Kathleen and Allan to our Board and are grateful for the skills and experience they will share with us.

We had a thorough presentation of our 2014 financial position, which underscored our need to continue to carefully manage our expenses. We did not receive several gifts/bequests in 2014 as we did in 2013, so in spite of the fact that our club and camp numbers increased, our revenue was not as positive due to the lack of receipt of the same level of gifts and donations.