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What Makes a Good Retreat?

By Miriam Ankerbrand, Group Events Coordinator   What makes retreat “Wonderful?”  For some it’s the food.  For others it’s activities and yet other it’s being outdoors.  Some are just glad for time away from the ordinary everyday life. Recently, some group leaders told me what made their retreats Wonderful. “We love coming here year after year…

Christian camps in PA hears from the school

From A School Employee

By Brenda Brazee, Assistant Director of Bible Adventure/CIA The guidance counselor at one elementary school where we have a Bible Adventure program thanked Janelle, the school nurse, who is our coordinator at Bible Adventure.  She thanked her for her role in Bible Adventure and the positive impact Bible Adventure has on the children. The counselor…

Hearing God's Voice At Joy El Christian Camp In Pa

Hearing God’s Voice

By Miriam Ankerbrand, Group Events Coordinator Guest group leaders tell us all the time that they can “feel God’s presence” here when they have a Retreat at Joy El.  One group leader, Mike*, recently shared a story with us, how this deeply impacted someone in his group. One of the church’s staff members came and…