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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org that you are interested with a brief explanation of why you would like to be an ambassador for Camp Wyandot, Inc.
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.
Due to a conflict with his academic program, Jamie Fritz will be unable to return as our Day Camp Director for the 2015 Camping season. We encourage interested parties to apply for this position, which is posted on our website and here. Full information, including a job description, is available by emailing our Executive Director, Greg Kellison, at email@example.com.
Donna Garrelts Morehouse, Miss Clippie, passed away Monday January 12, 2015 after a long battle withe Alzheimer’s disease. She was a long time friend to Camp Fire and Camp Wyandot, spending many summers at camp as a camper, CIT and counselor. Her obituary can be found at the following link: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dispatch/obituary.aspx?n=donna-garrelts-morehouse&pid=173837834&fhid=6019.
There are still several 2015 Camp Wyandot Calendars for sale at the office. Cost is now $15. Please contact the office if you are interested in purchasing one at 614-481-8227!
In the spirit of giving that we always associate with the Holidays, I’d like to direct your attention to the 2015 Wish List posted on the Camp Wyandot website. Our Camp Director, Connie Coutellier, has 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.
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.
Mark your calendars because the Camp Wyandot Annual Meeting is on Thursday January 22, 2015 at NBBJ 1555 Lake Shore Dr., Columbus, OH 43204. The event will take place from 6:30-8:30pm, be sure to RSVP by calling the office (614-481-8227) or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The event is open to all, but only registered 2015 Wyandot Explorer Club or Camp Wyandot Members can vote! If you plan to register, please do so at least one week prior to the meeting.
If you have not registered (only one is required):
Click here to register as a Wyandot Explorer Club Member
Click here to register as a Camp Wyandot Member
We hope to see you there!
*Please remember that membership is annual and that your 2014 Membership will not be valid for voting. This applies to all Board Members, also.*
Our caretaker Chuck Woodrum Jr. is hard at work organizing repairs of cabin rooftops at Camp Wyandot for Santa’s sleigh. Just kidding, it’s for 2015 Camp Wyandot campers! Here are some photos of the exciting work being done at camp. Projects like these are only possible with donations and support from you!