Community Day Camps

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Now Joy El is taking our quality programming on the road. We desire to partner with your church by providing a quality summer day camp experience right in your own neighborhood. Joy El provides the critical elements necessary for an excellent, camp-like experience. 

Joy El will provide:

  • Trained summer staff
  • Recreation (including supplies)
  • Bible teaching
  • Missions activity
  • Music
  • Crafts (including all supplies)
  • Implementation of a service project
  • 45-minute Friday closing program for families of the children
  • flexibility in allowing your church to determine what times of the day works best for your church and community

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Your church will provide:

  • Meeting space
  • Daily snack for campers and staff
  • At least one adult on the premises in case of emergency
  • Housing for Joy El camp staff for the duration of the camp week
  • Meals for the Joy El camp staff for the duration of the camp week
  • Registration of all day campers (forms will be provided for you)
  • Publicity (posters and flyers will be provided for you)


Campers attending the Community Day Camps  will participate with the same summer camp theme that campers will experience at Joy El. Songs, lessons and scripture memory verses will be identical to those taught at Joy El's camps.

Activities at the Community Day Camps will differ based on location.  Some of the things Community Day Campers  will enjoy are:

  • Wacky water days
  • Around the World in 80 Days themed adventure games
  • Arts and crafts
  • Waterslide (where available)

Day campers will grow spiritually, emotionally and socially from:

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  • Counselor-led interactive Bible study times
  • Small group discussions
  • Positive, encouraging environment where strong friendships can develop and flourish
  • 6-to-1 camper to counselor ratio


Sign-up day for churches to apply is February 23rd. To register your church and reserve your week for a Community Day Camp, please contact us prior to that date for the contract at 717-369-4539.  We will provide instructions on submission.