Upcoming Events at Camp

Events and Conferences

Appalachian Beginning Forest Farmer Coalition

Friday, September 8 – Sunday, September 10, 2017 at Camp Oty’Okwa

This multi-day intensive workshop hosted by Rural Action aims to provide beginning forest farmers with the full spectrum of growing and selling their forest botanicals. This event focuses on business planning and marketing. For more information and registration, please visit www.abffc.com


Hocking Hills Bigfoot Conference

Friday, September 29 – Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Camp Oty’Okwa
4:00pm Saturday – 9:00pm Sunday

Come seek out Bigfoot at Camp Oty’Okwa this fall! This charity event donates %100 of the proceeds to Camp, helping to fund camperships for our summer program. To learn more about the event, please click here. To purchase a ticket, please click here.

Holidays in the Country

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

Join us for a holiday banquet and silent auction to benefit the camper scholarship fund at Camp Oty’Okwa. This event is fun for the whole family! Bring your co-workers and friends to celebrate the season at Camp Oty’Okwa.

Details and registration pending. Check back soon!

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!


Creative Sweater Reuse Workshop

Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Camp Oty’Okwa
10:00 am – 3:00 pm

This community workshop is a great way for families to take unused sweaters and make something practical for the coming winter months.

Participants will have access to provided felted sweaters, sewing machines, and patterns, but they are welcome to bring their own supplies.

Please register by calling 740-975-6384 or amarietta@bbbscentralohio.org


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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