Youth Camp


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July is the highlight of the year at Camp JOY. Beginning the Monday following the 4th of July, the summer camp season kicks off the first week with 7- to 9-year-olds flooding through the gates. They will soon be followed by 10-, 11-, and 12-year-olds the week following, and finally the teenagers will get their chance during the final week of summer camp.

There is always something to do at Camp JOY, and campers engage in a variety of activities from sports and singing to one-on-one time with the counselors in the simple, yet homely cabins. The hearty, home-style meals at Camp JOY are mostly made from scratch by seasoned, expert chefs. No one ever leaves the dining hall hungry, especially after the all-time favorite meal of fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, beans, and salad!

  • Basketball, softball, volleyball, tetherball
  • Swimming
  • Movies
  • Dish washing
  • Cabin inspections
  • Solid & practical Bible teaching
  • Bible quizzes
  • Outdoor games
  • Campfire testimony service
  • and much more!

Many memories and friends are made at Camp JOY, and campers often return year after year to once again participate in the games, chores, activities, and evening chapel services they have come to love. Camp JOY appreciates hearing from campers, and invites you to share your comments and photos of your memories. Please click the appropriate link in the navigation bar on the left to leave a comment or upload a photo.

Campers: when packing your suit cases, please remember the following items:

  • Bible and notebook
  • Spending money
  • Missionary offering (taken during the Tuesday evening Chapel service)
  • Sheets, blankets, and pillow
  • Towel and bathing items
  • Large towel for walking to the swimming area
  • Young ladies must wear cullots or loose-fitting jeans for recreational activities, and skirts or dresses to the evening chapel services; all clothing must be mid-knee or longer; no mini-skirts or bikinis
  • Young men may not wear necklaces or earrings, and shorts may be worn only during the swimming period

All medications must be turned in upon registration, and will be administered by Camp staff.

Parents and visitors are welcome to attend the 8:00 p.m. chapel services.

First Week - ages 7 to 9

Dates: July 12-16
Registration Begins: 9 a.m. on Monday, July 12
Closes: 9 a.m. on Friday, July 16
Cost: $40*

Second Week - ages 10 to 12

Dates: July 19-23
Registration Begins: 9 a.m. on Monday, July 19
Closes: 9 a.m. on Friday, July 23
Cost: $40*

Teen Week - ages 13 to 19

Dates: July 25-31
Registration Begins: 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 25
Closes: 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 31
Cost: $40*

*Cost per person for the entire week. No child will be turned away for lack of funds.