We are excited that God is on the move and working in so many ways. God has provided many opportunities to share the hope of Jesus with children, teens, and adults. Over 80 years ago, ministry started with this one goal in mind. Because of additional opportunities God has provided to minister to more children and teens, the facility is in desperate need of expansion and renovation. These much needed upgrades will enhance the execution of our mission. We want to provide each person with the opportunity to experience life-change through a personal encounter with God. We are trusting that God will continue to provide the funds for this campaign. Will you prayerfully consider joining us as we Ignite Hope in Generations that seek Him?
Upgrading and expanding the dining hall will result in losing almost all office space. Building a central, welcoming office location is a needed improvement to ministry operations. The Welcome Center construction was finished in early May 2021. It is already being used to serve guests more effectively! It will be a plus for guests and for the staff who serve them.
Watch the Dedication of the Welcome Center:
Dining Hall Expansion and Renovation
Just as the kitchen is the heart of the home, our Disciples Dining Hall is the place where heartfelt connections are made at Joy El. The wear and tear of many years of heavy use are visible upon entrance. Remodeling and expanding the central building will help us serve more guests more effectively, and make their experience more positive.
This exciting new facility will have nine lodging rooms providing sleeping space for 55 people. Each room will have its own bath/shower room. An added benefit comes with the Shepherd’s Lodge. It will provide meeting facilities for 120 people. This will be used for summer staff meetings, lounge space, and year-round housing for guests.
At a Glance…
- Welcome Center provides double the amount of staff offices to 20
- Renovation of the Dining Hall serves an average 110 additional campers per meal, new bathrooms, camp store, and an expanded lobby area.
- Shepherd’s Lodge provides additional housing for 55 guests and meeting area of 110 people
Please consider how you can join us!
- ONLINE – Simply click HERE for online giving. Fill out requested info and insert gift onto the “Igniting Hope in Generations – Capital Campaign” line.
- PHONE – (CREDIT CARDS) — Call us and provide your credit card information over the phone and your gift will be applied to your credit card today! We accept VISA and Mastercard. We can also set up an automated monthly charge to the credit card of your choice.
- MAIL – (CHECKS) — Gifts given by check should be made out to “Joy El” and mailed to Joy El, 3741 Joy-El Drive, Greencastle, PA 17225. Please designate your gift “Igniting Hope Campaign”.
- ELECTRONIC FUNDS TRANSFER — Include Joy El each month automatically by having your regular monthly donation electronically transferred from a savings or checking account. Click HERE to fill out an online EFT application or call our office (717-369-4539 ) and request an EFT form to be sent to you by mail or email.
- STOCKS AND OTHER SECURITIES — You can take advantage of current tax laws by gifting your highly appreciated stock to Joy El. You will be able to write-off the market value of the securities while Joy El can sell or retain the shares without a tax consequence. Call our office for more details.
Thanks very much for your support.