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Teen Adventure Camp (Ages 13-15)

Come and see what all the talk is about! Between exploring the lake on canoes, hiking to the waterfalls, and outpost camping on campus, you'll have a hard time picking a favorite!

Camp check-in is on Sunday around 3 p.m.-5 pm.

Our closing ceremony (open to camper families) & check-out is on Friday around 4 p.m.

You will receive more definite times as the summer approaches!

 

2023 Camp Dates 

Term 1: June 11-16

Term 2: June 18-23

Term 3: June 25-30

Term 4: July 9-July 14

Term 5 (LI.T. Week): July 16- July 21*

*More Information Below. There is no Teen Adventure Option this week, because we will be running our L.I.T. Program

 

2023 Pricing & Scholarship Options:

Full Price: $485/week

Early Bird Discount (Until April 17th): $455/week

L.I.T Week: $0 

Click Here to find out more about our Scholarship Options!

 

Leaders In Training (L.I.T. Program)

 

What is the L.I.T. Program?

 

  Our L.I.T. program is a part of our Teen Adventure Camp program and is a transitional program for campers to become staff members. This program allows campers ages 14 and 15 to see what being a part of the Pleasant Hill Outdoor Camp family is like. There are two main objectives of the LIT program. First,  we want the LITs to experience the different areas of camp, such as counseling life, kitchen, maintenance, program, and more. We hope to provide them with hands-on and behind the scene experience in making camp happen. Second, the week is designed to help campers grow in skills such as leadership, communication, conflict resolution, decision-making, emotional intelligence, time management, and more. Ultimately, we hope that the camper is challenged to grow spiritually and learn the meaning of Servant Leadership. At PHOC, we strongly believe in experiential learning, and campers will cultivate these skills through team building and bonding experiences. One of the benefits of this program is that if the camper is 15 years old and successfully completes LIT week, they will be offered a position for the following summer. Bonus, participating in LIT week can be used to gain some volunteer/community service hours!

 

Does my camper qualify for the LIT Program?

·        Must attend a previous week of Teen Adventure Camp within the same summer

·         Either 14 or 15 years old

·         Camper has to show interest in the program & must be  recommended through staff evaluation

·         Be available on Sunday, July 16- Friday, July 21, 2023 This is our designated L.I.T Week.

How to get involved?

 

  Campers should notify a staff member throughout their Teen Adventure week that they are interested in the L.I.T. program. At the end of their Teen Adventure this week, the camper will receive an official invitation based on their counselor’s evaluation. From there, the parent/guardian of the camper must confirm the camper’s availability as soon as possible. There are limited spots available and it is first come first serve, so it is best to confirm availability asap. Once confirmed through a phone call (419-938-3715) or email (info@phoc.org). The next time you sign in, you should see that your camper is registered for LIT week.

 

Typical Teen Adventure Daily Schedule 

 

8:00 am Rise & Shine

 

8:30 am  Teen Breakfast

Usually a hot breakfast like pancakes, eggs, sausage, etc... Of course, there is always cereal, juice, and milk, too.

 

9:00 am Ablaze (Morning Worship)

Our Chapel Coordinator and Staff lead our campers in morning worship and a lesson for the day curated for the teens. 

 

10:00 - 12:00 pm Teen Daily Activity

During this time, teens enjoy special programming just for them. This can include teambuilding, hiking, canoeing, high ropes, and more. We pride ourselves on that every week might look different and involve fun activities.

 

12:15 pm Lunch

We eat a nutritious lunch cooked by our wonderful Kitchen Director. Cabin clean-up scores are announced, and camper mail and emails are delivered.

 

1:00 pm FOB (Flat on Bunk)

Campers head back to the cabin for some rest.

 

2:15  pm Lake Time

Swimming, Canoeing, or the Water Trampoline!

 

4:00 pm Free Time (Camp Store Open)

Campers may choose from any activity open (which may vary and differ), and they may move freely between these activities. Open activities may include mountain biking, slip n slide, gaga,  camp store, archery, carpet ball, crafts, and more. Our Chadshack is also open during this time offering snacks and PHOC apparel to our campers. 

 

5:30 pm Dinner

 

6:30 pm Evening Game

The program team facilitates a camp-wide group activity for EVERY camper and staff member. This may include our field games, water games, and PHOC GOT TALENT, dance parties, and more.

 

7:30 pm Snack

 We supply campers with some time to enjoy some snacks & use the restroom before our chapel. 

 

8:00 pm Evening Chapel

Each day closes by focusing on the ways Jesus cares for us. From crazy camp songs and funny skits to worship music and meaningful dramas, this interactive learning time helps each of us pursue a stronger relationship with our Creator.

 

8:45 pm Cabin Devotions

Once everyone is in bed, campers each share something they loved or learned during their day. Then, the cabin spends a few minutes praying for each other and others at camp. share a bedtime story

 

9:15 pm Teen Activity

During this time teens meet up for one last activity for the night rather it is a group game, karaoke, or some other random fun activity. 

 

9:00 pm Showers + Bed Prep

Back at the cabin, campers prepare for bed with final drinks of water, showers, bathroom use, tooth brushing, fluffing of pillows, and any other preparations necessary to ensure that everyone is comfortably settled in for the night.

 

Thing to Know 

  • Each week we plan Cabin Night Out, where campers get a chance to sleep outside, sit in front of a campfire, cook smores, have chapel in an outdoor location, and enjoy an outdoor camping experience
  • We believe that camp should grow with our campers. The activities that are available to your camper vary based on age, cabin, availability, and program. For example, Mountain Boarding is open to our younger cabins, whereas mountain biking is open to our older cabins. Furthermore, activities like our high ropes and canoeing are usually reserved for our teen adventure program.
  • Whether it rains all week, thunderstorms, or whatever- We will try our best to still deliver Summer's Best Adventure!

 

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