Moms And Sons At Christian Retreats Passing The Torch

Passing the Torch

By Courtney Martin, Program Director In March, at Joy El’s Christian retreat center, we held our annual Mother Son Retreat and focused on the idea of “Passing the Torch” in sharing our faith with those around us in our families and communities.  Our prayer was that all participants of this retreat would have the opportunity…

Christian camps are doing ministry online to teach the Bible

Zoom! Here we go!

by Kim Sanger, Bible Adventure Assistant Director The current health crisis has forced us to be creative in new ways to do Bible Adventure with our students. Last Thursday, we hosted our first Bible Adventure meeting on Zoom online. There were 4 kids and 4 listeners in attendance.  During this meeting, we reviewed the Armor of…

Schedule Summer Camp

Structure to your Day

This is not business as usual.  But instead, an opportunity to deeply reflect. Processing and assessing our current cultural life from a biblical perspective, this is an absolute “must” for the serious trainee of Christ. Our vision at Joy El is to make disciples of Jesus Christ, and to raise up the next generation of…

Getting Into God's Word At Christian Camp

Unplugged Is Freedom

By Jeanette Biesecker, Director of Ministry Advancement One of the most important benefits of Christian camping is that students get unplugged from technology for a short time in order to get connected into relationships with God and others. As we talk with parents at Christian camps and retreats, we hear from them how difficult it…