We will be hosting our Wyandot Explorer Bead Fair on Saturday, February 22 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Columbus Mennonite Church in Clintonville (35 Oakland Park Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43214).
This year we will have four structured activities one for each explorer category: Environment and Science Exploration, Community Exploration, Self Exploration, and Creative Exploration. Activities will rotate between two groups of participants. At the end of the program, you will receive your bead awards, one for each activity completed.
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. Click on the link below to register.
Bead Fair Schedule
1:00-1:45 PM Self Exploration and Creative Exploration
1:45-2:15 PM Snack and Songs
2:15-3:00 PM Environment and Science Exploration and Community Exploration
Registration is open for both day and overnight camps!
New Incentive this year:
If you are a returning camper and bring a friend who is new to Wyandot Day or Overnight Camp, you will receive a rebate and your friend will too! ($20.00 for Day Camp and $50 for a Regular Session and $25.00 for 3 ½ Days Session for Overnight Camp) The Camp Friend Rebate is only valid for non-immediate family members or friends and requires that both parties attend camp. The rebate will be issued after camp attendance. This offer is valid for only one week of camp per household. Sibling and early bird discounts still apply. Camp deposits are nonrefundable. So encourage a friend to attend camp with you this summer and you will both save!
We are also hiring our seasonal staff at both camps if you or someone you know would be interested in applying, click on the links below:
Campership applications for those who need financial assistance will be available soon. Contact the office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614.481.8227 if you are interested.
Camp Wyandot will be holding its Annual Meeting, January 23, 2014 at 7:00 pm at the Grandview Heights Public library hosted by the Board of Directors.
All are invited even if you are not a member, whether you are a parent/guardian, counselor, CIT, volunteer, and/or friend, we want to hear from you. Your input is invaluable and needed. We will review the accomplishments of 2013, discuss our plans for 2014, and conduct our Board elections. We hope you will make the time to attend. If you know of others who are interested in the future of Camp Wyandot, please invite them as well.
January 23 at 7:00 pm
1685 West First Avenue
Columbus, OH 43212
2013 Annual Camp Wyandot Luncheon
We had a tremendously successful annual benefit luncheon and silent auction at Villa Milano Banquet and Conference Center on Saturday, November 9. We had over 150 people in attendance (up from 130 in 2012) and raised over $19,600 after expenses including almost $3,000 in the silent auction!
The program was hosted by Ben “Arktos” Searfos, former camper and counselor extraordinaire! He took everyone down memory lane of our first hundred years with Camp Fire through photos, video interviews and song as he described the rich history of what has now become Camp Wyandot, Inc. Camp Director Connie Coutellier introduced us to the new Camp Wyandot hand sign – crossing fingers like logs and with the top hand twirling up the three center fingers to make a “W” for Camp Wyandot. We had a special tribute to Don Jenks and Linda “Tick” Flynn followed by lively camp songs led by Margie Dooley. We reflected on what the next 100 years would bring and knew that the spirit of Camp Wyandot would remain constant and the memories true and alive with each one of us.
We want to thank all those who helped make the luncheon a success: Luncheon Committee (Billie Halley, Teresa Geron, Sue Lavitchka, Sally McAlister, and Nikki Spretnak), the centerpiece builders (Sue Lavitchka, Connie Coutellier, Karen Brooks, and Jeanene Dixon), our Host Ben Searfos, Ted Jones, Marko Skugor, all those interviewed for the video, our greeters which were campers and club kids, and all the table hosts and volunteers! Additional thanks to Villa Milano Banquet and Conference Center and to Marie Trudeau and Sara Schaefer Graves for creating the Camp Wyandot Calendar, to Margie Dooley and Jeanene Dixon for overseeing the camp store, Karen Brooks for displaying the memorabilia, and to Tracy Burleson of Hewson photoworks as our event photographer (visit our facebook page here to see more pictures and video).
If you were unable to attend, it’s not too late to donate! Help us get over the $20,000 mark!
Or call to make a donation via credit card or send a check (made payable to Camp Wyandot, Inc.) to the office:
Camp Wyandot, Inc.
1890 Northwest Blvd, Suite 130
Columbus, OH 43212
The Big Give!
We are grateful to all of you who contributed to The Big Give! As a result we raised $12,863.93 including matching funds and a grant from the Leo Yassenoff Foundation Fund of the Columbus Foundation who has continued its support with a $1,000 grant. The Columbus Foundation covered all credit-card fees so that 100 percent of your donation went to support Camp Wyandot, Inc. Thank you Columbus Foundation!
The money raised from The Big Give will be used for property improvements at Camp Wyandot such as roof repairs and replacements, fixing cabin porches, and replacing the broken pool pump.
We are so very thankful of our volunteers. Without their support, Camp Wyandot, Inc. could not continue to thrive and grow. Thank you for all that you do!
The holiday season is a great time of year to contribute to causes that mean something to you. Make that cause Camp Wyandot!
You can donate on behalf of someone as a gift, give the gift of summer camp, or purchase a 2014 Camp Wyandot calendar!
Our calendars include breathtaking photos of Camp Wyandot by Sara Schaefer Graves with all your favorite scenes from Leaning Lena to hiking to Paradise, Lake Atagahi, Cabin Row, and a special tribute page to Linda Fisher “Tick” Flynn among others. Keep your memories alive throughout the year and treasure the calendar as a keepsake. All proceeds benefit Camp Wyandot, in honor of our friend Linda “Tick” Flynn, and to all those who have given so much so that we could enjoy our beautiful camp in the Hocking Hills of Southern Ohio.
Support Camp Wyandot today!
1. Donate on behalf of someone. We will send them a card indicating you donated on their behalf.
3. Purchase a Camp Wyandot Calendar. $25 each
Join us for the 2013 Camp Otonwe and Camp Wyandot Camper Reunion
Enjoy a night of fun with activities, food, games, crafts, movies and more with some of your favorite camp counselors!
Date: Friday, December 27 to Saturday, December 28, 2013
Check-in is from 4:00-5:00 pm on Dec. 27
Pick-up is at 9:00 am on Dec. 28
Cost: $25 per camper, $20 for each
additional sibling, dinner, snack and
breakfast will be provided
Location: Grange Audubon Center
505 W Whittier St, Columbus, OH 43215
Register online here or call the office at 614.481.8227.
The nominating committee is up and running. We are currently seeking board member candidates for the election in January 2014. It’s not too late to nominate yourself or someone else you think would be a good fit. For additional information or to submit a potential candidate contact any member of the nominating committee (Jessica Pierfelice (jessica.pierfelice@otterbein.
We are looking to form an alumni committee and need your help. We are hoping to get a diverse age range (someone from each decade would be optimal). The main focus of the committee would be to help expand our alumni base. The committee would also be in charge of memorabilia at the luncheon and assisting with alumni events. If you are interested, please contact the office at email@example.com or 614.481.8227.
I have some very sad news. We have lost a number of Camp Fire Alumni recently. Our thoughts go out to their families and friends. They will be dearly missed.
Linda “Tick” Flynn passed away suddenly on Tuesday. She was a huge part of this organization for many years and we are shocked and saddened by her passing. Our campers know her as Tick and as the Aquatics Director at Camp Wyandot. She has been a club member, leader, board member, volunteer, and staff member. Her dedication to this organization has been vital to the organization over the years. There will be calling hours on Sunday from 2-5 pm SOUTHWICK-GOOD & FORTKAMP FUNERAL CHAPEL, 3100 N. High St.
Don Jenks passed away on Saturday. He built the caretakers house on camp and volunteered along with his family for many years at Camp Wyandot. He served as a mentor to a number of our members and gave freely of his time to the organization.
Donna Chapman passed away earlier this month. She was a club leader for many years in Central Ohio.
You are invited to join us as we host the 9th Annual Camp Wyandot Luncheon
The Next 100 Years of Camp Wyandot
Started as a Camp Fire program in 1913, our organization has been in existence for 100 years. We would like to celebrate the start of the next 100 years as Camp Wyandot, Inc. and we hope you can join us!
Saturday, November 9, 2013
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Villa Milano Banquet and Conference Center
1630 Schrock Road, Columbus, OH 43229
Lunch begins at noon with a social hour before and after lunch. We will be hosting a silent auction and displaying memorabilia from the last 100 years.
Please RSVP to the office at 614.481.8227 or fill out the form online.