Upcoming Events at Camp

Events and Conferences

Holidays in the Country

Saturday, December 9, 2017 at Camp Oty’Okwa
4:30-8:30 pm

Located at Camp Oty’Okwa, in the beautiful Hocking Hills, guests will be treated to a gourmet holiday banquet.  The evening will also include musical entertainment with “Just the DJ” and live performances by “Folkwood Players” and “Audie Wykle”. Wine tasting will be offered by Rhoads Garden Center and Ravens Glenn Winery. Offerings at the silent auction include donations by local merchants and artisans.

You can support this event through a sponsorship, auction donation and/or by purchasing event tickets.  All sponsors will be recognized in the event program and receive acknowledgement of their donation from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio. Review the attached information and let us know how you will help make camp a reality for local children.

All proceeds from the event benefit the camper scholarship fund at Camp Oty’Okwa. Your registration helps bring a child to Camp. You may also request to sponsor a child’s trip to Camp.

For more information about the event or Camper Sponsorships, please contact Cathy Knoop at 740-603-3911

Tickets are $30 per person or get a private table for 6 for $225.

To register, click here.


Mail checks to:

Camp Oty’Okwa
24799 Purcell Rd
South Bloomingville, OH 43152
Memo: Holiday Banquet

Birds in the Hills

Friday, April 20-22, 2018 at Camp Oty’Okwa

Stay tuned for more details!

7th Annual Buckeye Trailfest

Friday, April 26-29, 2018 at Camp Oty’Okwa

GET HIKING: Join us for led and self led hikes on the Buckeye Trail
and other trails. All skill levels—easy, moderate, difficult.

GET DIRTY:  Join a trail crew and help build a section of trail.
Learn from the best.

GET INVOLVED: Attend the Buckeye Trail Association business meeting.
Learn how you can help.

GET CONNECTED: Meet hikers and trail maintainers from around the state.
Never hike alone again!

Columbus Audubon EcoWeekend 2018

Friday, May 4-6, 2018 at Camp Oty’Okwa

Stay tuned for more details!


Educators’ Week 2018

Sunday June 3 – Saturday, June 9, 2018 at Camp Oty’Okwa

Click here for more details.


Creative Sweater Reuse Workshop

Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Camp Oty’Okwa

This community workshop has been cancelled.


Weekend Survival Workshop with Joe Brehm

Saturday, October 28-29, 2017 at Camp Oty’Okwa
9:00 am Saturday to 2:00 pm


Join Joe Brehm at Camp Oty’Okwa for an overnight wilderness survival workshop. Participants will tent camp in the woods of Camp Oty’Okwa while being introduced to several different shelter-building and fire-starting techniques, and making simple meals and wild tea over a fire started without matches. Participants will also take home a bow drill kit, yarrow salve, and earthen ware.


-Clothes for all weather

-Hiking boots

-Sleeping bag

-Water bottle

-Small backpack/ day pack

-Recommended but not necessary: poncho tarp, parachute cord, compass. handkerchief, enamel cup to use on the fire.

Registration includes two lunches, a campfire dinner, and breakfast. Registration fees will also pay for a Mora knife for every participant.

Registration limited to 15 participants.

Please RSVP with Al Marietta by calling 740-975-6384 or emailing amarietta@bbbscentralohio.org

 More great community workshops coming soon!




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