A Lasting Impact at Joy El christian camps in pa

A Lasting Impact

This is my 31st year serving as a public school missionary.  What a joy to start another year of Bible Adventure classes!  Another year of sharing the love of Jesus with students.  Another year of mentoring students in their Christian walk.  I have seen so many lives transformed.  Recently, I attended back to school night…

Junior staff girls at Pennsylvania Christian camp 2019

A Weekend to Reflect

By Rachel Shively, 4.12 Coordinator In a very fast paced culture, most people quickly move from one season of life to the next and never truly take time to reflect on what has brought them to a specific moment in life.  However, when the season of summer camp wraps up here at Joy El, a…

Where it Started at Joy El Christian Camp in PA

Where it started

By: Jackie Boyer, Assistant Director for Bible Adventure/CIA As Assistant Director for Bible Adventure/CIA, I’m always interested in learning how people became involved with our Bible Adventure (formerly released time) and CIA (Christians in Acton for Middle School Students) programs. Last month, I was talking with summer staffer Winter Saunders and she told me how…

Kids In Nature At Joy El Christian Camps In Pa 2

What is the impact of bad news?

By Aaron E. Ziebarth, Executive Director Recently while reading the book “Good to Great in God’s Eyes” by Chip Ingram, I saw the significant value of a week-long Christian summer camp experience. Ingram writes, “Dr. Jack Haskins, a professor at the University of Tennessee, spent 12 years researching the effects of media and how people…