Eve Helenberger, Office Manager
As the COVID-19 virus impacts our communities and schools, we want you to know our plans as this affects our preparations for our 39th OWjL Camp. During this time, we trust that you are all safe and upbeat, as hard as that might be in the absence of regular routine and social interactions.
In light of the Ohio Department of Health advisory that this pandemic will peak in April or early May, Ohio Wesleyan University has cancelled all face-to-face classes for the remainder of the academic year (which ends with commencement on May 9th).
As the curve flattens and social distancing restrictions are reduced, we are hopeful that—with all of our cooperation—this emergency will pass sooner than later. As such, we are moving forward with our camp planning, while working more from home and through virtual means.
What does this mean to you? Camp is on! If federal, state, or local and University authorities were to advise the continuation of social distancing when camp should be in session, we would be obligated to follow that advice. In that case, we would offer complete refunds of tuition paid.
When this emergency is over, our incredible staff of teachers, counselors, custodians, and food service workers will continue to put the health and safety of our campers above all else, taking extra precautions to curtail any illness.
We know this crisis will be minimized by our purposeful attempts at reducing the spread of the virus. We can’t wait to see you at camp this summer to continue this exciting program for our 39th year!
All notifications will be mailed before the end of March.
Registration begins at 6 p.m. at Hayes Hall dormitory. After registration, there will be a short orientation for campers and their families at 7 p.m. on the patio. Campers should eat dinner at home on the day of registration, as the first OWjL meal is breakfast Monday morning.
Please choose the grade level you are in when you apply for camp. So when you're applying in December or January, please choose the grade you are currently in at that time.
Please email the OWjL Camp office with your request at email@example.com or download the PDFs below:
Pick up your camper in the same place you dropped them off, Hayes Hall. Pick up will be from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. You will meet your camper on the patio in front of Hayes Hall. Once campers have checked out with their counselor you may gather their belongings and take them home.
Campers love to receive mail! Please be sure OWjL Camp is on the envelope or package. Please use the format below:
OWjL Camp - OWU
61 S Sandusky St. Univ. 024
Delaware, Ohio 43015
We request that parents not call students. Students are not to use the telephones, and cell phones and electronics are not permitted at camp.
The OWjL Camp Office can be contacted at 740-368-3939. For emergencies during camp, an after-hours phone number will be provided with your acceptance information.
We do not accept roommate requests. We strive to have the campers make new friends and have new experiences.
If you have special housing or accommodation needs, please let us know the circumstances at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants must live in or attend school in one of the 10 central Ohio Counties we service. These are Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Knox, Licking, Madison, Marion, Morrow, Pickaway, and Union.