to Camp Oty'Okwa, a privately owned and preserved 700-acre gem in the Hocking Hills which is visited by thousands of people every year!
This beautiful camp is owned and operated by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio. Hundreds of children benefit from its Summer Camp programs each year, and Its year-round facilities are available to community and school groups at a very reasonable charge.
View this 4-minute video to hear what kids love about Camp Oty'Okwa and how you can help more children experience its life-changing programs!
School groups studying the environment,
Faith-based organizations holding retreats,
Businesses planning off-site conferences or team-building exercises,
Community groups holding banquets and fundraisers,
Couples planning special weddings, and
Families gathering for memorable reunions...
... All of these, whether Large Groups (more than 30 people) or Small Groups (20 people) find that Camp Oty'Okwa offers a perfect natural backdrop for their programs and activities, and all within their budget. We can accommodate any size group from 20 to 150! While at Camp Oty'Okwa, your group will have access to facilities for meetings, activities and meals. In our beautiful modern Dining Lodge, and we will work with you to provide meals for your guests throughout their stay in our beautiful modern Dining Lodge. We offer optional programs and activities led by our staff, and school groups will be pleased to know that we offer accredited environmental education curriculum that meets the State of Ohio academic content standards in science, math, social studies, citizenship and more.
Without leaving camp property, your group can discover the diverse plants and wildlife of the Hocking Hills, take in the beauty of colorful sunrises and sunsets, and enjoy the night life of forest sounds with a canopy of constellations unseen in the cities. And all of the regions special attractions are within a couple of miles of Camp Oty'Okwa.
Depending on the timing of your group's visit to Camp Oty'Okwa, you may see central Ohio children experiencing the magic of our Summer Camp program during your stay. By choosing Camp Oty'Okwa for your group, you are helping support our important mentoring programs. For more information about all of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio's youth mentoring programs, including Summer Camp, please visit the agency's website at:
Community Events: We have some great new family events planned in April, May and June at beautiful Camp Oty'Okwa! Please click here for information about these free events that are open to the public!
Educators' Week 2013-"Life on a Sandy Delta":An opportunity for educators to earn graduate credit or contact hours, broaden their knowledge of the environment and learn techniques that will help them improve their skills as an educator. For more information and registration, please click here. For a schedule of the week, please click here.
Adult Education Classes:We have exciting classes for the 2012-2013 school year. Co-sponsored by Ashland University, each class carries 15 contact hours or 1 semester hour of graduate credit. For more information and registration forms, please click here.