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Teen Adventure Camp (Ages 13-15)

Come and see what all the talk is about! Between exploring the lake on canoes, hiking to the waterfalls, and outpost camping on campus, you’ll have a hard time picking a favorite!

Camp check-in is on Sunday around 3 p.m.-5 pm.

Our closing ceremony (open to camper families) & check-out is on Friday around 4 p.m.

You will receive more definite times as the summer approaches!

2023 Camp Dates

  • Term 1: June 11-16
  • Term 2: June 18-23
  • Term 3: June 25-30
  • Term 4: July 9-July 14
  • Term 5 (LI.T. Week): July 16- July 21*

*More Information Below. There is no Teen Adventure Option this week, because we will be running our L.I.T. Program

2023 Pricing & Scholarship Options:

Full Price: $485/week

Early Bird Discount (Until April 17th): $455/week

L.I.T Week: $0

Click Here to find out more about our Scholarship Options!

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Leaders In Training (L.I.T. Program) (Ages 14-15)

What is the L.I.T. Program?

Our L.I.T. program is a part of our Teen Adventure Camp program and is a transitional program for campers to become staff members. It is a rigorous program that is highly selective and competitive. This program allows campers ages 14 and 15 to see what being a part of the Pleasant Hill Outdoor Camp family is like. There are two main objectives of the LIT program. First, we want the LITs to experience the different areas of camp, such as counseling life, kitchen, maintenance, program, and more. We hope to provide them with hands-on and behind the scene experience in making camp happen. Working at camp takes hard work, dedication, and passion. Through this program, LITs get to see and experience how all the moving parts come together to make camp. They may get to experience prepping and serving food in the kitchen, general housekeeping, handling camper situations, and general maintenance activities. Second, the week is designed to help campers grow in skills such as leadership, communication, conflict resolution, decision-making, emotional intelligence, time management, and more. Ultimately, we hope that the camper is challenged to grow spiritually and learn the meaning of Servant Leadership. We strongly believe in experiential learning and throughout the week the LITs will be challenged to grow through many activities and team-building experiences. One of the benefits of this program is that if the camper is 15 years old and successfully completes LIT week, they will be offered a position for the following summer. Bonus, participating in LIT week can be used to gain some volunteer/community service hours!

How does my camper become involved?

  1. The camper must attend a previous week of Teen Adventure Camp within the same summer
  2. Have to be 14 or 15 years old during their week of camp to qualify
    Camper must also complete the LIT application. Click
    here for Register & complete the Leaders In Training Application!
  3. Camper should express interest in the LIT program during their Teen Adventure Week and receive a recommendation for the program from their counselor!
  4. Good overall performance during Teen Adventure Week
  5. Be available on Sunday, July 16- Friday, July 21, 2023, This is our designated L.I.T Week.
    Disclaimer: Final acceptance into the LIT program is dependent on availability, performance and evaluation from Staff members, and the birth date of the camper

What are we looking for in a potential LIT?

Read this to learn more: Leader In Training Expectations


How to confirm availability & acceptance?

At the end of the camper’s Teen Adventure Camp session, the campers who are accepted into the program will receive an official invitation based on their counselor’s evaluation. From there, the parent/guardian of the camper must confirm the camper’s availability as soon as possible. There are limited spots available and it is first come first serve, so it is best to confirm availability asap. Parents/Guardians can confirm in person at Check Out, by phone (419-938-3715), or by email ([email protected]). We will make sure to add LIT week to the camper’s online registration.

Typical Teen Adventure Daily Schedule

8:00 am Rise & Shine

8:30 am Teen Breakfast

Usually a hot breakfast like pancakes, eggs, sausage, etc… Of course, there is always cereal, juice, and milk, too.

9:00 am Ablaze (Morning Worship)

Our Chapel Coordinator and Staff lead our campers in morning worship and a lesson for the day curated for the teens.

10:00 – 12:00 pm Teen Daily Activity

During this time, teens enjoy special programming just for them. This can include team building, hiking, canoeing, high ropes, and more. We pride ourselves on that every week might look different and involve fun activities.

12:15 pm Lunch

We eat a nutritious lunch cooked by our wonderful Kitchen Director. Cabin clean-up scores are announced, and camper mail and emails are delivered.

1:00 pm FOB (Flat on Bunk)

Campers head back to the cabin for some rest.

2:15 pm Lake Time

Swimming, Canoeing, or the Water Trampoline!

4:00 pm Free Time (Camp Store Open)

Campers may choose from any activity open (which may vary and differ), and they may move freely between these activities. Open activities may include mountain biking, slip n slide, gaga, camp store, archery, carpet ball, crafts, and more. Our Chadshack is also open during this time offering snacks and PHOC apparel to our campers.

5:30 pm Dinner

6:30 pm Evening Game

The program team facilitates a camp-wide group activity for EVERY camper and staff member. This may include our field games, water games, and PHOC GOT TALENT, dance parties, and more.

7:30 pm Snack

We supply campers with some time to enjoy some snacks & use the restroom before our chapel.

8:00 pm Evening Chapel

Each day closes by focusing on the ways Jesus cares for us. From crazy camp songs and funny skits to worship music and meaningful dramas, this interactive learning time helps each of us pursue a stronger relationship with our Creator.

8:45 pm Cabin Devotions

Once everyone is in bed, campers each share something they loved or learned during their day. Then, the cabin spends a few minutes praying for each other and others at camp. share a bedtime story

9:15 pm Teen Activity

During this time teens meet up for one last activity for the night rather it is a group game, karaoke, or some other random fun activity.

9:00 pm Showers + Bed Prep

Back at the cabin, campers prepare for bed with final drinks of water, showers, bathroom use, tooth brushing, fluffing of pillows, and any other preparations necessary to ensure that everyone is comfortably settled in for the night.

Thing to Know

  • Each week we plan Cabin Night Out, where campers get a chance to experience outdoor. We go to our outdoor activity area, food is cooked over a fire, play an outdoor activity, and have a chapel in nature. Those in adventure camp return to their cabin, while teen campers enjoy a night outdoors.
  • We believe that camp should grow with our campers. The activities that are available to your camper vary based on age, cabin, availability, and program. For example, Mountain Boarding is open to our younger cabins, whereas mountain biking is open to our older cabins. Furthermore, activities like our high ropes and canoeing are usually reserved for our teen adventure program.
  • Whether it rains all week, thunderstorms, or whatever- We will try our best to still deliver Summer’s Best Adventure!