GPS users: Most GPS systems do not recognize Joy-El Drive. Please use 6700 Valley Camp Road, Greencastle, PA 17225 in your GPS system. This address will bring you right to the entrance of our facility. (Note: This address should not be used for mailing purposes.) NOTE: There is a detour currently in place if you are traveling from the East (Greencastle area) to the camp. Please see instructions below for the detour.
From North and West ( Ft. Loudon area)
Take RT 30 East to Gillan Orchard Rd. Turn right onto Gillan Orchard which crosses Rt 416 and becomes Brandt’s Church Rd. to the stop sign, cross over and the road becomes Valley Camp Road. Proceed approximately 2 miles to the camp entrance on your left.
From the South (Greencastle, Upton) - Detour instructions in place
Take I-70 to I-81 North into PA. Get off I-81 at Pennysylvania Exit 5 (Route 16). At the off-ramp, turn left onto Route 16 West and drive through downtown Greencastle. At the intersection of Route 16 and Route 11, go straight and follow Route 16 for 4 miles to Upton. In the village of Upton, look to the right for the junction to RT 995. Make a right onto Rt. 995 and follow for a 1/4 mile to a 4-way stop. (You will see Upton Church of the Brethren on your right.) At the stop sign, turn right and drive 4 miles to Valley Camp Road. You will see a long flat bridge over Back Creek. Valley Camp Road is a left turn immediately before the bridge, so turn left. Follow Valley Camp Road for 1 mile. The entrance to Camp Joy El is on the right.
From St. Thomas
Take St Thomas/Williamson Rd south from square (opposite Uni-Mart) to Rt 995 – Warm Springs Rd. turn right on 995 go one mile to Valley Camp Road, turn right onto Valley Camp Road, go one mile to camp entrance on your right
Take Rt 30 West to light at top of hill west of town. (Sunnyway Foods and an old Exxon station are on your left) Turn left onto Rt 995 – Warm Springs Road. Go eight miles on Rt 995 to Valley Camp Rd. Turn right onto Valley Camp Rd. Go one mile to camp entrance on your right.
Take Rt 416, Ft Loudon Rd. north – At the schools, bear to the right where the road forks. DO NOT go left to Ft. Loudon! Follow Rt 416 for about 3 miles to Brandt’s Church Rd. Turn right onto Brandt’s Church Road. At stop sign, cross over onto Valley Camp Road and go 2 miles to camp entrance on your left