Camp Myeerah

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Camp Myeerah offers a comfortable, peaceful environment perfect for troops, service units, seminars, retreats and social gatherings year round.  This camp, located approximately 8 miles north east of Bellefontaine has a mix of open grassy fields and forest like areas perfect for hiking and exploring or just to spend a relaxing day in the wilderness.  

Why not use Lake MacDonell which offers troops the opportunity to sail, canoe, swim and fish or participate in land activities of archery, health and fitness, environmental education and science programs.  In addition, Camp Myeerah in conjunction with the Audubon Society has created a nature wetlands walk for bird and animal discovery located on the north side of camp.  There is a covered shelter next to the wetlands which makes this offering a nice place to spend the day.  


Community Resources
More opportunities can be found outside Camp Myeerah including  Mad River Ski Resort,  Shawnee and Woodland Native American Museum, Bellefontaine - Logan County Historical Museum,  Zane Shawnee Caverns and Ohio Caverns.   Within an hour’s drive to downtown Columbus, one can  also explore the many science or art museums.

Program Resources
Earth Dayan annual event that has grown to be a favorite of troops offers a full day of age appropriate activities and stations starting from the opening ceremony early in the morning and ending with  the closing ceremony after a long fun filled day.  This event also gives program aides opportunities to work with girls of all ages.

Operation Snowflake happens in February and is planned by girls for girls.  This friendly competition tests girl’s outdoor winter skills where no experience is necessary!  This event gives girls the opportunity to work with others to complete the adventurous tasks.  
 
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Facility Resources

Camp Myeerah Lodge originally built in 1965 is a dining, sleeping and program facility with a newly renovated kitchen, showers and toilets.  Capacity ranges from 45 for persons to 100 persons for program activities. 
 The building interior is very rustic with hard wood floors, a large stone fireplace and large picture windows that look out into the woods.  Out side there is a large porch which wraps around one side of the building and has a wheel chair ramp making this facility fully handicap accessible.  


Troop House
, a year round wheel chair accessible facility has a capacity for 30 persons, is located on the south central part of the camp.  The building has bunk beds for sleeping and tables for program activities.  In addition there is a full kitchen, bathroom and showers.  Outside is a fire circle, picnic tables and wide open grassy areas.  

The Log Cabin, located on the south west side of camp was built in 1849 and moved to Camp Myeerah from Delphos, Ohio.  It is of hewn log construction, 2 stories and has electricity, a fireplace insert, and refrigerator, bunk beds that sleep 10, and tables and chairs.  Water is available at the wash station nearby.  The 2nd story can not be used for sleeping due to a lack of fire exits.

Tree House unit, set in the woods by Lake MacDonnell is located on the northeast side of camp.  In addition to the four elevated tree houses which each sleep 6, there is a platform tent that sleeps 4 used by the leaders.  Also there is a large kitchen shelter with enclosed storage closets, and picnic tables.  Near by is a fire circle, covered water oasis station and latrines.

Walnut platform tent unit can hold up to 48 persons.  There are two sections to the unit, one that has nine tents that each sleep 4 and then an upper section that has 3 platforms which if needed can have tents put up.  Additionally, there is a large covered shelter with picnic tables, storage cabins, covered water oasis station and latrines.  Near by is a fire circle for cooking.

Conestoga Wagons, a favorite unit at Camp Myeerah is located in the center of camp.  Nestled in the trees, the unit has 7 canvas covered wagons that each sleeps 5 persons.  There is a large covered kitchen shelter that has picnic tables and storage cabinets with nearby fire circle for cooking.  Adjacent to the unit is the shower house and separate latrine structure.

The two separate Shelter Units makes it possible for troops to come spend the day at Camp Myeerah if they would like to.  One shelter located next to the lake and
the other by the main lodge are large covered pole frame structures on concrete slabs.  They both have picnic tables and are located near large open grassy areas.  In addition, there is a large playground located next to the shelter by the main lodge.  

​Lake House cabin a one story frame house is located to the left of Lake MacDonnell and sleeps 10 persons.  This year round cabin has three small sleeping rooms, kitchen, living room and dining room.   Perfect for a small group or first time campers, this cabin allows you to feel like you are home while being immersed at camp.