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Meet the best summer camp staff in Ohio!

This team is dedicated to praying for you, challenging you, and loving you well this summer. On this page, they took time out of their busy school schedules to share why they can't wait to experience Summer's Best Adventure with you!


Head Counselor Profile

Name: Carli "Laurel" Roach

Position: Head Counselor

That means: My role is to support the female counselors and assist with program facilitation. 

Years at P.H.O.C.: 2

Camp Experience: 2

College: Appalachian State University (Boone, North Carolina) 

Why Carli is excited about summer camp: I am SO excited to spend another summer at Pleasant Hill Outdoor Camp! I love the sense of community and am especially looking forward to forming relationships with the female counselors. I can't wait to see spend time in nature together and see how God works in our lives this summer! 



Name: Katie Keesbury

Position: Chapel Director

That means: I will be writing our faith-based curriculum for the summer, leading worship, planning and running chapel, and preparing daily devotions!

Years at P.H.O.C.: This is my first year!

Camp Experience: My journey in the camp industry is just beginning. 

College: Bluffton University

Why Katie is excited about summer camp: I am extremely excited to meet everyone and share the story of Daniel to all the kiddos!!!



Female Counselor Bio

Name: Doraleigh "Alpha" Hennessy

Position: Cabin Counselor

That means:  I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength (Philippians 4:13). I am the cheerleader who makes the rock wall conquerable. I am the teacher of soccer golf, archery, rock skimming, canoeing, gaga ball, and so much more. I am the teller of bedtime stories and the one who leaves the bathroom light on so my campers can fall asleep. I am a role model for my campers and their best friend.

Years at P.H.O.C.: 1

Years of Camp Experience: 1

College: Malone University

Why Doraleigh is excited about summer camp: I'm excited because out of all the things I am at camp, I am a camp counselor for the one thing that I am not, my campers. I get the privilege to watch my campers learn and grow as they break out of their shells and become who they want to be, as they find their own faith.



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Name: Meghan "Sunflower" Coleman

Position: Parent Care Team Coordinator

That means: I’m in charge of keeping parents updated on what their kids are doing, and interacting with the kids and obviously showing them the love of God!

Years at P.H.O.C.: This will be my fourth!!!

Camp Experience: 5 years

College: Graduate of Ohio Christian University

Why Meghan is excited about summer camp: Why am I excited about summer?? Well... I just love camp and I love this camp! I love what we do here and why we do it. Not only is it a place were we get to show the campers the love of Jesus but we also get to show out fellow peers the love of Jesus and make long lasting friends and family.






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Name: Tyrique "Kenai" Anderson

Position: Cabin Counselor

That means: I spend every day with you doing amazing activities!

Years at P.H.O.C.: 1

Camp Experience: 8 years as a camper, and 3 years as a Jr. Staff at Pine Valley Camp

College: Saint Vincent College

Why Tyrique is excited about summer camp: There are very few things that receive my full passion and zeal. Camp is one of those things. Camp for me motivates self-sacrifice and reflection. It gives me the opportunity to think of myself secondly. Also, it allows me to put other's feeling in front of my own. The Bible says we should live our lives as a living sacrifice. Each year of camp, I have grown spiritually. Camp work is not the easiest, but it is the most rewarding. Throughout the summers, I loved being poured into everyday and pouring into others as well. Most of all camp allows me to share the love of God. In the World, it is hard or even frowned upon to do, but at camp it is not. Working at camp reminds me of the sacredness of God's Unconditional Love and how we must operate in it everyday of our own lives. 




More pictures and bios to come for:

  • Joey B.
  • Carli R.
  • Katie K.
  • Emily S.
  • Adrienne D.
  • Cameelah G.
  • CeCe H.
  • Courtney K.
  • Johnny R.
  • Lily Y.
  • Magee S.
  • Markian H.
  • Molly P.
  • and more!

Recent news

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 13:12
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Monday, August 21, 2017 - 18:23

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