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Camp News

Ribbon Cutting

Thank you to all who joined us at the ribbon cutting to celebrate Brown Retreat Center!

Thank you for cookies baked by Ellie Molnar (P.H.O.C. Hospitality Director) and seasonal decorations arranged by Vicky and Brianna Swiger (Brianna is a summer staff member, former camper, and she and her mom currently sit on one of P.H.O.C.'s three volunteer committees).

Summer Camp Endowment

Early this spring, the Pleasant Hill Outdoor Camp board approved the release of $2,200.00 for the camp's Legacy Fund to send more kids to summer camp in 2017. As a result, 14 children attended an incredible adventure that seemed out of reach only a few months ago.

Irrelevant Faith

We've all asked ourselves whether or not what we believe matters. But have we really found an answer? Beyond that, do we even know where to begin looking for an answer? As humans, we only have two places find information: Ourselves, when we choose to trust our senses, emotions, and personal experience; or Others, when we choose to trust a book, a friend, or an authority figure.

Choosing joy at summer camp

Summer camp is a place where you are safe, have fun, feel loved, AND... you get challenged! Sometimes it is the challenge of trying a brand new activity. Sometimes it is the challenge of choosing a joyful heart during a difficult situation. Sometimes it is the challenge of navigativing new relationships or learning to make independent choices without your parents being an arm's reach away.

Rafting Trips Scheduled for Summer Camp!

If you are attending Teen Adventure, or T.I.L.T., some of you get to go WHITEWATER RAFTING!!! I am so excited about this. Instead of rafting being a more expensive "add-on," this overnight one-day trip is INCLUDED as part of the week long summer camp program for the oldest teens.

Are we seeking justice?

Sometimes it feels like there is so much going wrong in the world that there is nothing one person can do about it. Surely one person can't overturn major cultural misunderstandings. Surely one person can't solve worldwide injustice. Surely one person is too small to fix problems so big.

Benefits of Summer Camp

Summer camp is fun, but that is never the goal of any good camping program. Parent Guide News identifies at least 6 important ways summer camp can benefit your child. At Pleasant Hill Outdoor Camp, we believe fun is a gateway to the most important lessons we will ever encounter.

You can read the Parent Guide News article "Summer Camp Benefits" for yourself HERE.

Annual Report 2016

Thank you for a wonderful year! Review this past season of Summer Camp and Group Retreats with us at Pleasant Hill Outdoor Camp in Ohio.

Whether you rooted for the Browns or the Cavaliers, whether you voted for Hillary, or Trump, if you were involved at camp this year you made a difference! Please enjoy this year-end report celebrating your impact.

Summer Camp Staff Spotlight

We asked Rachel (who will be leading the High School Jr. Staff Volunteer Team) what she is looking forward to this summer at camp in Ohio.

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