Camp Sandusky is located in Sandusky, Ohio. As a town, Sandusky is a rural area with lots of farms and other open lands. The campground is located 10 minutes away from Cedar Point Amusement Park. Camp Sandusky has over 200 different sites on its property, ranging from RV sites to tent spots to Amish-built cabins. Mainly, Camp Sandusky is used by visitors that are coming into town to experience Cedar Point; but there are also a handful of other activities in the surrounding area and in the campground itself.
The campground has over 200 sites, consisting of Amish-built cabins, RV sites, and places to put tents/other misc camping equipment. The specific breakdown of their sites are as follows: 105 Amish-built cabins, 100 RV sites (all with water and electric hookups, most with sewage hookups as well), and around 50 tent sites. The size of Camp Sandusky makes it particularly of note to those visiting Sandusky. People often express surprise at hearing that such a large campground property is located so close to Cedar Point. Groups of virtually any size could expect to find available space at the campground. In addition to their campsites, Camp Sandusky also manages a small store equipped with ice and fire-making supplies. There are also candy and food items in case visiting guests need them. The most unique aspect of the property is the bunny farm located within the campground. Free of charge, visitors can go and feed or hold the rabbits. The bunnies "are tame enough to eat out of your hand," says Jeff Murphy, owner of the campground. Also included on-site are two swimming pools, a large deluxe playground, and some sand volleyball plots. The largest attraction in the area is most certainly Cedar Point Amusement Park, located just 10 minutes away from Camp Sandusky. This park has been running for well over a century, and it has 71 rides to choose from. It is located on a small peninsula that overlooks Lake Erie. Most people who visit Sandusky are doing so to visit Cedar Point, although the town does have some other attractions as well. The Ghost Manor and the Watering Hole water park are other recommendations by Camp Sandusky. Although shuttles are not provided to get to these activities specifically, getting a taxi from Camp Sandusky is fairly easy.
Most visitors to Camp Sandusky don't plan on staying more than a few days. It's usually a weekend location; most Fridays and Saturdays, the place is almost entirely full. In contrast, during the weekdays, the camp typically only has a few random stragglers. The culture of the property can best be described as "family-friendly." The objective of Camp Sandusky is to be a place that is open to all people, regardless of age, nationality, or status of life. They also allow pets on site. The owners of the property specifically look for employees that have "a pleasant smile." Around 20 people are staffed at the campground at any given moment, and guest reviews have a common theme of mentioning the kindness of the staff. Camp Sandusky is described by its owner as "A place to stay, rather than a place to go." Many people who pass through Sandusky are not going specifically to stay at Camp Sandusky, but the owner and staff strive to provide good service regardless.
Camp Sandusky has been in business since the year 1990 when Chuck Williams decided that having such a large campground close by Cedar Point could be a fantastic business opportunity. It ended up functioning financially quite well, so he continued with the business for some years. In 1999, his nephew Jeff Murphy came on the team and now works there off and on. He is currently a general manager of the property, mainly dealing with sales. He is a teacher, working with Camp Sandusky in his off-time during summers.