Christian Camp & Retreat Center for 70 years in Perrysville, OH

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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!

2024 Camp Dates

  • Term 1: June 16-21  Booked
  • Term 2: June 23-28
  • Term 3: July 7-12
  • Term 4 : July 14-19 (BOTH Teen & L.I.T programs are running)*
  • Term 5: July 21-26 (Olympic Week)

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

2024 Pricing & Scholarship Options:

Full Price: $495/week

Early Bird Discount (by March 1st): $460/week*

L.I.T Week: $325/week, Discounted Rate to cover essentials of food and lodging

Early Bird Discount (by March 1st): $290/week*

*In order to receive this $35 discount, you must register and make a deposit of $100 before March 1st, 2024

Click Here to find out more about our Scholarship Options!

 What is the L.I.T. Program(Ages 14-15)?

   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. Therefore, only those campers who are serious about joining staff should participate in the program. 

   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-scenes 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?
    • Have to be 14 or 15 years old & fit what we are looking for in a LIT Camper
    • Be available on Sunday, July 14- Friday, July 19, 2024, This is our designated L.I.T Week.
    • Your camper will have to fill out an application by April 30th- It is doing it the same way you previously registered- just add the LIT Week cart to your week. Spaces are limited and filling fast! Register Here
    • Pay the required deposit. This will go toward your camper fee. 
    • We are waiving this requirement for Summer 2024: 2 Letters of Recommendation have to be turned in on the camper’s behalf. Campers are encouraged to have two types of recommendations: Spiritual ( e.g. pastor, youth leader, or spiritual mentor who can speak to your faith journey) and Personal, Academic, or Occupational ( e.g. family friend, coach, community member, teacher, boss/supervisor, Previous PHOC Staffer who can provide insights into your character and abilities. These are due April 30th. Submit Here (Instructions here as well)
    • Shortly after April 30th, campers will receive a decision letter
    • If accepted into the program, the camper must confirm their acceptance into the program within a week of the offer. Then LIT week will be added to your registration cart, and the rate is $325 for that program. You can pay toward this total as you are awaiting a response. All payment for this specific program will be due June 16th unless arranged otherwise.

What are we looking for in an LIT?

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 and quiet time.

2:15 pm Lake Time

This time is an opportunity for campers to swim and enjoy our lake area.

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!