• What does OYO stand for?
    • OYO is a indigenous term for “Grand River”. When Native Americans inhabited the land, they called this area OYO- Grand River. Eventually OYO came to be “Ohio”. We chose OYO as the name of our camp because the experience of coming to OYO Camp allows us to reconnect with the land through our many fun outdoor and nature activities and to return to our roots which allows us to grow as a strong community full of happy, empowered role models and future leaders!
  • Are there options for paying the camp fee?
    • Yes! We have several options available:
      • 1. A payment plan. Contact tjveppert@dsc.org for more information on setting up a payment plan.
      • 2. Fundraising. Encourage your camper to fundraise money to help pay for their fee. This is a GREAT way to empower your camper and teach them the value of community, responsibility, and work. Check back soon for links and resources on how to fundraise for campers.
      • 3. Camperships. For qualifying campers, there are camperships available. Contact tjveppert@dsc.org to get more information.
  • Can out-of-state campers attend?
    • Of course! We welcome campers from all over. Our most distant camper came from Maryland, will YOU come from even farther?
  • I’m interested in being staff but I’m not in Ohio, can I still apply?
    • Yes, you can! We love when people from outside Ohio come since they bring different perspectives and experiences to our campers. The important thing to consider is being able to attend our Training weekend in June/July, and then being able to come for the week of camp including Orientation. Email OYODirector@dsc.org for more information.
  • Help! The Camper Registration process is a little confusing and I’m lost!
    • That’s okay! If you have questions about the registration process, please email tjveppert@dsc.org and we can help walk you through. If you need in-person help, we will connect you with the nearest CCD to offer more assistance.
  • Is my camper registered?
    • Did you get a confirmation email after finishing your registration? If you haven’t, then please email tjveppert@dsc.org immediately to ensure everything is complete and your camper is ready for camp!
  • My camper graduated High School this year. Can they still attend OYO?
    • Congratulations to your camper! Kids who have graduated High School have aged out of the camp and cannot attend as a camper. Never fear! If they are between 18-20 years old, they can still have a chance to be part of OYO Camp as a Counselor-in-Training (CIT). To apply for a CIT position, they will need to fill out the Staff Application. Once they fill it out, they will have an interview to discuss their opportunity to be part of OYO Camp. Not everyone who applies to be CIT will be accepted into the program, but we do our best to ensure everyone has the best opportunity to do so!