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Arguing is Good! Life tips from Summer Camp


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A resource from Pleasant Hill Outdoor Camp in Ohio

Helping kids believe positive truth is exactly what summer camp is designed for! However, as a parent, it is hard to maintain that positivity with my own kids year round. Here is a cool tip from an article I read that can help. Thank you Huffington Post.

Cell Phones at Summer Camp in Ohio?

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This year, campers may bring their cell phones along with them to Summer Camp at Pleasant Hill Outdoor Camp in Ohio. While it sounds counter-intuitive, risky, or maybe even a little crazy, this is a strategic move to help campers learn how to responsibly navigate the realities of their world. Technology, like it or not, is a significant part of that world.

Consider Others

For those of us making Christmas lists for Santa or managing non-profit organizations, it is easy to think about the gifts we want for ourselves or for our own ministries. But, what if we took time to consider others?

Politics or Jesus?

“How do you think about things… politically?” I directed this question to my friend and coworker at the start of a long road trip.

Be Nice or Know Jesus?


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One incredible thing about almost everyone in the world is that we want to become better people. We all want to be kinder, braver, wiser, and stronger. But there is another incredible thing. Even when we try to be better, it feels like we just can’t get it right.

Hikes with Friends

It is a perfect day for adventure, so we adventured! Here are some things we saw when we explored the forests around Pleasant Hill Outdoor Camp.

What do we worship?

Colin Kaepernick made a bold stand by not standing during the national anthem several weeks ago. Since then many have followed suit. His protest has been copied, exaggerated, castigated, and even protested against.

Finishing Touches Matching Gift

Construction on the new camp housing project is finally coming to close, and with only two major tasks remaining, a generous donor has offered $3000 in matching gift money to move toward full completion of this project.

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"She loved her counselors..."

"I just wanted to tell you how much our daughter enjoyed herself this summer at your camp. This was her, our, first experience and it couldn't have been better! She loved her counselors and the entire experience. When she first approached us about a summer camp, I was hesitant and overwhelmed. I searched for camps and yours stood out. You answered my questions and your staff helped me with payments; all of which was appreciated. When we arrived to drop her off, the check in procedure was helpful and easy. Everyone made us feel welcome. While she was there, we were able to catch up via the pictures your staff took which made us feel connected. When we picked her up she couldn't stop talking about how much fun she had. Thanks so much!"