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Where We Were

Two summers ago our director and his family were living in a decaying mobile home at the camp; and, the Brown Retreat Center was in desperate need of a facelift.  We wanted something better for camp and our staff.

Where We Are

With the mobile home rapidly becoming unlivable, last winter generous donors and volunteers like you gave the Brown Retreat Center a makeover to meet both needs:  that of providing a temporary housing solution for the director’s family, and giving a much-needed renovation to Brown.

Where We Are Going

Something wonderful happened at our camp this summer.  We GREW from just under 400 campers in 2011, to nearly 500 campers this summer!  That’s a lot of campers!  We have a wonderful new problem:  we need more cabin space!  Now camp needs the Brown Retreat Center back for its true purpose of a being a cabin and nurse’s station.  The solution?  1) Build a house that will provide for staff housing needs, allowing the director and his family to stay at camp, and 2) reopen Brown as a cabin!

How You Can Help


     From clearing the building lot, to framing, electrical, and landscaping you can help! 


     Every bit helps! We are more than halfway to meeting our goal.  You can help us finish!  Donate Here.


     Pray for guidance and wisdom, from the design of the house, to the permitting and building process, and the                safety of all working on the project.



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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!

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