Our Enterprises

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Our social enterprises leverage existing Guild assets that are used for Guild programs, like Camp Mary Orton and our Blue Bow Tie Catering operations, to generate revenue by offering high-demand services to the general public. Proceeds from social enterprises support Guild program offerings by offsetting overall operating expenses.

Supporting Godman Guild are our assets at Camp Mary Orton and our social enterprise, Blue Bow Tie Catering.

A place to learn, explore and grow. Owned and operated by Godman Guild Association, Camp Mary Orton is utilized as a natural arena for a variety of Guild programs.

In 1910, Mrs. Annetta Johnson St. Gaudens donated 11 acres of land in the Flint Ridge area in order for the city children, “to love the trees and wildflowers and beasts of the soil.” Camp Johnson provided a summer refuge to the Flytown residents, with the objective of promoting good health. During the 1920s, other generous donations allowed Godman Guild to expand the camp to its present 167 acres. Edward Orton, Jr., an active Guild board member, contributed proceeds from his late wife’s estate. The lodge at Camp Mary Orton was built in her honor. Today, Camp Mary Orton has greatly expanded its services to include the Greater Columbus private and corporate sectors. Our adventure activities complement the Guild’s mission to empower the individual, strengthen families, and foster community.

  • Meetings, Conferences, and Team Building

  • Weddings and Celebrations

  • Summer Camps

  • Cabin Rentals

  • Pool Parties

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Blue Bow Tie Catering


Blue Bow Tie Catering started in 2015 offering snack and beverage vending in our headquarters and fully launched catering services in 2016 to all of Central Ohio. Blue Bow Tie Catering provides chef-prepared meals at Camp Mary Orton for our summer camps as well as corporate meetings, parties, weddings, events, and any other food and beverage needs you may have.

Blue Bow Tie Catering also provides job training and employment to individuals with barriers to employment and revenue generated goes to support Godman Guild programs.

Tasty food, delivered in Columbus! Blue Bow Tie is a social enterprise designed to create transitional employment opportunities for individuals with barriers to employment, teach marketable job skills, and empower individuals to find gainful employment that provides a sustainable income and the revenue generated goes to support Godman Guild programs assisting families throughout Central Ohio.

  • Job Skills and ServeSafe Certifications

  • Transitional Employment Opportunities

  • Full Catering Services

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