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Special Announcement:

Only 2 tasks remain to complete the house construction, and the first $3,000 donated will be matched!

Choose "Finishing Touches Matching Grant" below to double your gift.


On June 14, 2016, less than one year from the July 18, 2015 ground breaking ceremony, the new Director's House was dedicated to God's work. With Board Members and guests present we celebrated every gift of time, talent, and treasure that makes this house a reality.

Your generous sacrifice impacts every staff member during the summer and year-round. In addition to housing the director's family, this house hosts trainings, Bible studies, and fellowship times. You have created an amazing space for sharing the love of Jesus.

We thank you for your gifts, and we hope that you will visit often!

Today - There is still work to be done to put finishing touches on the house, and there are always a variety of places to serve at camp. Remaining tasks (to be funded by the matching grant!) include:

  • Covering the foundation exterior
  • Grading and seeding the construction site

If you are interested in helping to finalize the house exterior, contact Karl Ruether at 330-571-3397

If you would like to participate in one of many other ongoing camp projects, call our office at 419-938-3715

To contribute financially to camp projects or give a week of camp to a child who cannot afford it, donate HERE.

House Build Timeline: The Path to Completion

July 18, 2015 - Ground Breaking Ceremony  Pictures

July 27, 2015 - Foundations: Bulldozers and excavators Oh My!  Pictures

July 31, 2015 - Volunteers worked hard on the basement preparations.

August 1, 2015 - Volunteers helped place ICF insulation blocks so the walls could be poured. Pictures

August 6, 2015 - Pouring the foundations. The ICF Blocks were ready, and it was time to fill them up!

August 28, 2015 - Framing started. Pictures  The roofing has started.  Pictures.

October 2015 - Concrete, plumbing  & electrical work moved ahead.  Pictures.   

November 2015 - Insulation and siding installation provided this month's excitement. Pictures

January 2016 -  The inside was ready to paint, and volunteers assembled!


May 21, 2016 - Our new Executive Director, Mark Gray, and his family move into the house!!

August 25, 2016 - Exterior Stone Work Begun

I just wanted to say "Thank you"...

I just wanted to say “Thank you” for another wonderful week of camp for my son. He had a great time and could not stop talking about camp the whole way home.  I am looking forward to doing the kindergarten camp next year with my daughter, if it’s still offered. She was quite bummed she couldn’t join her brother(she’s only 4) and she asked me all week when she could go to camp.

You all made such a wonderful impression on our first visit 4 years ago that we will ALWAYS return to PHOC!   Thank you also to  your wonderful staff and counselors and all the hard work they put in all summer. We are blessed to have these wonderful people touch our kids’ lives! So again, a big Thank you to you and your staff!

Camper Parent