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SAVE THE DATE - Annual Volunteer Banquest and Brown Retreat Center Ribbon Cutting are Septrember 24, 2018 from 2pm - 5pm.


Adopt - a - Project: If you have a skill, we have a project!

There are many areas at camp that need special attention. If one of these fits your expertise, why not take it under your wing or use it as a mission opportunity for your group?

  • Adopt a Cabin - Put your organization's name on one of 9 camper cabins. Decorate it, brighten it, freshen it, and make it feel like home. Plus, adopting a cabin means you get other benefits when your group wants to do a retreat or have a get-away.
  • Flowers and Frontage - If you've got the green thumb, you may be just the person to keep the flower beds beautiful.
  • Pontoon Boat - Some new decking, a good pressure wash, and a little attention to the engine can have this back on the water in no time!
  • Many more areas exist that are not listed here. Call Mark at 419-938-3715 to find the project that is perfect for you.


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Volunteer Data Base

We are working to maintain a current database of everyone who invests so much time and talent here. If you have recently moved, or if you simply want to let us know the areas where you enjoy serving most, CLICK HERE to update your information. We look forward to having you at camp again soon!

Maple Syrup

Volunteer to chop wood, tap lines, boil sap, finish syrup, and sell syrup. If you would like to represent camp and sell syrup at the local farmer's market, your church, or someplace creative, we would appreciate your help in converting the syrup into scholarships for campers! If you prefer to work with your hands, you are always welcome to cut, split, and stack wood for the upcoming season. CLICK HERE to read more, or email our head of Syrup Operations, Dick Wiles, at

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