How To Get Involved

There are many opportunities for all ages to get involved at Camp JOY. From cleaning the grounds after the winter season, to helping in the kitchen with your church group, to praying and giving, the possibilities are nearly endless.

2019 Spring Clean-up Days

  • Saturday, April 6th @ 9 a.m.
  • Saturday, May 25th
  • Saturday, June 1st
  • Final clean-up with potluck dinner: June 29th @ 9 a.m.

Every winter season, ice, snow, wind, and rain cause disarray and general disorder to the camp grounds. Branches and sticks lay everywhere, and leaves clutter the ground and cover the sidewalks. But this isn't a time to hope someone will clean it all up before the camping season starts; rather, it is a chance for you to grab your own rake and chainsaw and head to Camp!

The scheduled clean-up days will be posted here as the dates are set. Please check back often, as weather plays a role in determining when a date is set or cancelled.

Church Kitchen Help

Every morning during Summer Youth Camp, members from local area churches meet at Camp JOY to help prepare for the noon meal. There is constantly much to be done, and the kitchen staff is always delighted for the extra hands.

First Week

Monday, July 8
Tuesday, July 9
Wednesday, July 10
Thursday, July 11

Second Week

Monday, July 15
Tuesday, July 16
Wednesday, July 17
Thursday, July 18

Third Week

Monday, July 22
Tuesday, July 23
Wednesday, July 24
Thursday, July 25
Friday, July 26


Denlow Baptist Church
Gentryville Church
Brushyknob Church
Evans Church


Sweden Church
Mound Baptist Church
Coldsprings Freewill Baptist Church
Eagle Heights & Countryside Baptist


Pleasant Home Freewill Baptist
Union Grove Freewill Baptist Church
Mount Ararat Baptist Church
Whetstone & Bethany Baptist
Liberty Faith Church

Other Opportunities

Here's a few other unique ways you can get involved:

  • Bake fresh, homemade cookies
  • Donate food items listed on the GROCERY LIST (donations need to be in by July 1st)
  • Sponsor a camper
  • Print copies of the brochure and distribute them to your friends
  • Donate to a special need

There is also much to pray about before, during, and after the camp season. Please pray for the following:

  • Wisdom and direction for the Director as he selects counselors
  • Unity and fellowship among the staff and workers
  • The presence and power of the Holy Spirit
  • Protection against physical harm and spiritual attack
  • Preparation to receive seed in the hearts of those attending, and that those seeds will continue to grow after the campers have returned home

Grocery List

April - Cherry Jello, Spaghetti Noodles

May - Flour (regular or self-rising), Sugar

June - Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing, Butter