Pennsylvania Christian Retreat Center

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Christian Camps in PA!

One less hat!

One Less Hat!

We understand that most group leaders aren’t full time retreat planners, and in fact, likely wear many, many hats! Our desire at Joy El Camps and Retreats, a provider of Christian retreats in PA, is to make the process of planning and booking your retreat so simple that it’s actually fun! The best way we have found to do this is to make it extremely simple and easy so you can focus on what you do best, leading your group and wearing all your other hats! 

Overview and Mission

Joy El Camps and Retreats, one of the premier Christian retreat centers in PA, surrounded by beautiful panoramic views of the lush hills in Greencastle, PA, provides that feeling of being a million miles away and is the perfect getaway camp location for Christian youth camps, Christian youth group retreats, Christian youth summer camps, and Christian adult retreats.  Close to the Maryland line, the town of Greencastle, PA is located in the south central area of Pennsylvania which is within driving distance for much of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia. Joy El, one of the largest Christian retreat centers in Pennsylvania and close to retreat centers in Maryland, can comfortably accommodate 250 over-night guests and offers several brand new and newly updated meeting rooms for groups of all sizes including a separate dining hall and a full size indoor air conditioned and heated gymnasium!

Our sole purpose and mission is to “provide opportunities for people  to experience life-change through personal encounters with God”. This process begins from the moment you call… doesn’t ever really end does it? If we are both successful at our jobs, then a “personal encounter with God” is something that lasts for eternity, and this is what we both want!

Flat Rate Pricing

Speaking of simple, we have narrowed down our pricing to just (2) options based on our (2) different lodging styles.

Option 1 will get you…

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  • 2 nights lodging in our modern bunk-style heated and air conditioned cabins with indoor restroom facilities
  • 5 family style all-you-can-eat meals (More Info)
  • Meeting Space (More Info)
  • All the crazy fun recreation options you can handle! (More Info)
  • FREE round trip transportation for all NEW groups! (More Info)




Option 2 will get you…

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  • 2 nights lodging in our motel-style lodge rooms, which are heated and air-conditioned and include linens
  • 5 family style all-you-can-eat meals (More Info)
  • Meeting Space (More Info)
  • All the crazy fun recreation options you can handle! (More Info)
  • FREE round trip transportation for all NEW groups! (More Info)