OYO Camp

In partnership with West Ohio Camps, we have 3 locations and 4 options for OYO Camp fun this summer!

June 26 – July 1
@ Camp Otterbein in Logan, OH
Sunday check-in at 4:00 pm and Friday check out at 5:00 pm

Adventure Camp (Ages 7-13) Adventure campers will go on an adventure in the great outdoors and try new things. Adventure camp has something for everyone. Soar down the biplane, get lobbed into the lake, & hit a bullseye at the archery range.

Mission Adventure Camp (Ages 13-17) – Mission Adventure campers will enjoy the fun of camp while also having an opportunity to serve the community, including helping tat the Southeastern Ohio Food Bank and someone in need with hie improvements. After serving the group will return to camp for swimming and camp fun. Our group will also be choosing a high adventure trip either rock climbing, offsite hiking, or river kayaking.

 

July 10 – July 15
@ Camp Wesley in Bellefontaine, OH
Wednesday check-in at 4:00 pm and Friday check out at 5:00 pm

Camp Discovery & Splash-a-Palooza (Ages 7-17) – The first half of the week will be spent discovering all things camp. Build trust on our low ropes course, explore adventure island, enjoy our floating hammock village, learn to fish, and go on a scavenger hunt. For those over 13, you’ll even get to try to stand up paddleboarding. On Wednesday, Splash-a-Palooza will begin, complete with a polar bear breakfast next to the lake, water balloons & a whole lot of water games!

 

July 17 – July 22
at Widewater Retreat Center in Liberty Center, OH
Sunday check-in at 4:00 pm and Friday check out at 5:00 pm

Camp Muddy Sneakers (Ages 9-17) – Campers will have the opportunity to get their hands dirty at our farm, learn how to build trust through our low ropes course, and enjoy all sorts of camp fun. There will be kayaking, archery, swimming, creek hiking, mud pit diving, crafts, and campfire singing.

**All volunteers know ASL and interpreters will be available at each OYO Camp Session**

Questions about camp or registration? Connect with us. Call us at 380-223-CAMP (2267) or email us at camps@wocumc.org

Mission, Vision, Values

The mission of OYO Camp is to provide an overnight camp that empowers each child with hearing loss to realize their full potential through the development of communication skills, leadership potential, self-actualization, and empowerment.

We provide this opportunity regardless of a family’s ability to pay or financial status. We believe that OYO Camp benefits children that experience hearing loss by increasing socialization, reducing isolation, and teaching them important life skills.

OYO Camp Core Values

  • We believe safety is our highest priority– both physical and emotional.
  • We believe that all children with hearing  loss are equally valued
  • We believe that experiential education cultivates important life skills: communication, cooperation, leadership, and understanding.
  • We promote communication accessibility in a manner that matches each child’s preferred mode of communication
  • We believe that the values and rules of  each camper’s culture are to be respected
  • We respect individuality and believe that  every person is gifted with unique learning and communication styles, talents, aspirations, strengths, weaknesses, and culture.
  • We believe that self-awareness arises from emotional understanding, self-confidence and self-worth.
  • We promote teamwork and multiple approaches to solve problems and promote self-actualization.
  • We generate a sense of belonging, understanding, trust, and pride.

As always, feel free to reach out to us with questions at OYOcoordinator@dsc.org or OYOCamp@dsc.org

 

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