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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.



Becky Palmer - Office Director

A life-long resident of the area, Becky loves being a part of the ministry here at PHOC.  Becky grew up in neighboring Bellville, OH, and graduated from Clear Fork High School.  She now has 3 daughters who attend Clear Fork and are very active in softball, volleyball, and numerous other school functions.  Having lived practically next door to PHOC for 20 years, Becky considers the camp home, and hopes all campers can call PHOC home as well.

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Monday, October 15, 2018 - 13:44

"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!"