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By Matt Grant, Executive Director

From the moment I arrived at Pleasant Hill Outdoor Camp I knew it was a special place.  Over the course of the last 9 months I have not only seen the potential here but have learned what this place means to so many people.  The memories made, the skills acquired, friendships developed and the connection to Jesus is undeniable and evident to anyone who has been associated with Pleasant Hill Outdoor Camp.  In 2019, I want to focus our attention on what made Pleasant Hill Outdoor Camp special for all those that have been involved throughout the years.

"My daughter began as a camper and absolutely loved the counselors, outdoor activities, skits, and singing.  Each year my daughter has become more involved in PHOC by participating in Junior Staff and in 2019 as Senior Staff.  PHOC has become a part of our family every summer and we relish in the opportunity to brag about their amazing experiences."          -Vicky, Camper/Staff Parent

It has become our mission to honor and identify the keystones that were laid in the foundation here 65 years ago.  These keystones not only include the physical setting of camp but also its culture and traditions.  Over the past 65 years people have poured their time, passions and resources into Pleasant Hill Outdoor Camp and its mission.  Ultimately connecting others to themselves and their faith walk with Jesus Christ.  We strive to honor that by taking care of what we have while also building for the future.

In alignment with our mission it is our focus to create an environment to help people take a next step towards their faith and self-growth.  I want to share with you our 2019 campaign in solidifying our past and building for the future.  This campaign is named "Foundations" and will give updates and a needed face-lift to our parking areas, lighting, pathways, Lodge bathrooms, program areas and cabins.

"I am excited for the camp improvements because it will facilitate and build a community where campers and staff will feel at home and be able to unplug from the world around them."             -Tyrique, Summer Staff

You're invited to join us in this campaign!  Any amount is welcome and can be applied to an area of your choosing or designated need.  Thank you for your support, for joining us in changing lives and creating lifetime memories while providing safe and comfortable facilities.

Facility updates:

Cedar Cabin- Paint, new curtains, add vent to shower door, add decor, and insulation.              $800

Oak Cabin- Paint, replace 2 doors, add vent to shower, paint doors and add insulation.             $1,000

Maple Cabin- Paint, remove bathroom tile, add vent to shower door, add insulation.                  $800

Elm Cabin- Paint, ad new shower insert, add vent to shower door and insulation.                       $1,600

Men's Lodge Bathroom- Replace old showers with new inserts, remove tile, and update.         $10,000

Women's Lodge Bathroom- Replace old showers with new inserts, remove tile, and update.   $10,000

Lair Meeting Space- Remodel Lair into a small meeting space, add new A/V equipment.          $800

                                                                               Total estimate for all facility updates:         $25,000

Grounds updates:

Pathways- Replace and add new railroad ties, add lighting for paths and improve drainage     $12,000

New PHOC Entrance Sign- Large circular sign, stone pillars, landscaping below.                     $3,000

Directional Signage- New signage directing participants to parking, cabins, etc.                      $3,000

New Purposeful Meeting Spaces- Lighting, benches, updated GaGa ball areas, etc.              $2,500

Parking Areas- Enlarge parking areas, add more parking around camp.                                   $2,500

                                                                         Total estimate for all Grounds Updates:          $23,000


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What Others Are Saying

"Our ten year old son, (Ben), just returned from a week at Pleasant Hill. To better understand the situation, I need to give you a little background. (Ben), our only child, was adopted from Russia at the age of 11 months. And up until last Sunday, he had never spent a night away from us. We are a little protective to say the least. We advised Chris, his counselor, to expect a few challenges and to call us if necessary. According to our son, Chris helped him through some very rough times. Because of his patience and kindness, (Ben) now has a new level of confidence and pride in his abilities. I am so impressed with the time Chris took to calm and reassure a very homesick child, helping him to overcome his fears and make it through the week. Many would have opted for the easy way out, leaving a child with a sense of failure that they would carry with them for a long time. We are so grateful to Chris for what he has given our son and would appreciate if you could pass that on to him."