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Matt Grant- Executive Director 

The son of a Camp Director, Matt grew up in Howell, MI and has spent most of his life in the Christian Camp world.  Matt has over 20 years of camp experience, working as a Camp Counselor, Program Director, and as an Executive Director.  He loves music and art, and attended Kendall College of Art and Design.  After graduating he felt God's calling into a career of camp ministry and has been living his calling ever since.  In 2012 he married Amy, an Ohio native and shortly after they adopted their first son, Cowen from Haiti.  In 2016 they became foster parents and in 2018 finalized the adoption of their first and only foster placements, Asa and Benny.  Matt and Amy also have 4 cats and 3 dogs and share a passion for animals and the outdoors.  Camp is one of his many passions and Matt believes in the power behind the camp experience and the connections that take place between others, between nature, and between God.  Matt has been extremely blessed and looks forward to the future and potential of Pleasant Hill Outdoor Camp.

 

 

 

 

 

Sam Sewell - Program Director 

Sam has spent most of his life in a camp setting. His parents were heavily involved in camping ministries, which in turn led Sam to also be involved. He grew up in the little town of Beach City in northeastern Ohio, where he worked at a number of local camps, earned his degree in Youth Ministries at Bluffton University in 2017, and developed and honed the skills he would need to be a Program Director. He is honored to now be a part of the Pleasant Hill Outdoor Camp team and share the love of Christ through each and every adventure here at camp. His biggest goal is that your camper comes home with a persistent smile, newfound confidence, and stories of fun times with new friends.

 

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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!

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