Overview

Leaders, bring your church kids to join us for an exciting weekend designed for building relationships and strong spiritual foundations. We’ll provide lots of connection opportunities in a fun, faith-filled environment, along with solid teaching from God’s Word that will help students come to know Jesus better.

Fall Bible Adventure Weekend – December 1-3, 2023

Spring Bible Adventure Weekend – February 23-25, 2024

Fall Bible Adventure Weekend

Every time you turn on the TV you see movies with fearless superheroes who fight for those who can’t fight for themselves. When you turn the TV off, we’re faced with a world full of troubles. This weekend campers will learn that Christ is their hero in the midst of a troubled world!

“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord”. -Romans 6:23

Romans 6:23

 

Speaker:

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Joe Hall is a servant of the Lord who loves to do ministry wherever God calls him. He has filled in for pastors when they’re sick or on vacation. Joe has a long history of speaking at retreats and summer camp. Joe loves coming to Joy El and teaching children about the Bible and about their hero, Jesus! He brings his lessons to life with the art of storytelling. He is also an avid chess player!

 

Schedule:

December 6-8, 2024

Check in begins Friday at 7:00 PM. Weekend concludes on Sunday at 2:00 PM.

 

Cost:

Students: $104.00. But register and pay in full by November 15 to receive a $25.00 discount. You pay only $79.00.

Leaders: $94.00. But register and pay in full by November 15 to receive a $25.00 discount. You pay only $69.00.

Spring Bible Adventure Weekend

With faith as our compass, we can navigate life’s challenges with confidence, knowing that God’s love and guidance will always be there to lead us away from temptation and toward a path of righteousness. This weekend campers will learn the consequences of giving into temptation and how Christ sets us free from it!

“Jesus replied, ‘Very truly I tell you, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.’”

John 8:34-36

 

Speaker:

TBD

 

Schedule:

February 21-23, 2025

Check in begins Friday at 7:00 PM. Weekend concludes on Sunday at 2:00 PM.

 

Cost:

Students: $107.00. But register and pay in full by February 2 to receive a $25.00 discount. You pay only $82.00.

Leaders: $97.00. But register and pay in full by November 10 to receive a $25.00 discount. You pay only $72.00.

Who’s Invited

Bible Adventure Weekends are for all students in grades 2 to 6.

What to Bring

Your Bible, notebook, pen or pencil, pillow, sleeping bag, enough clean clothes for the weekend, bathroom necessities and money for the camp store/canteen and friends to share the weekend with.

What to Leave Behind

Radios, CD players, iPods, MP3 players, cell phones, video games, etc.

“Joy El’s Bible Adventure Retreats are ‘all encompassing.’  Children have the opportunity to learn about Christ through music, scripture, open dialog and team building activities.  The structure of the weekend allows for each child to embrace Christ differently.  Whether it is through a quiet conversation or a real ‘leap of faith’ on the zip line.  Everyone comes away from Joy El feeling loved, more confident and faithful. Our staff and volunteers look forward to this weekend just as much as the children.”

 

— Del Franz, York PA, adult group leader

Questions? Call us at 717-369-4539 or email [email protected].

 

Ready to register?

We make it simple! To register, give us a call at 717-369-4539.

Download your Retreat Contract here.

Camper Health Form

Camper Registration Form 23-24

Registration fees are nonrefundable within 14 days of any event. If a cancellation is necessary in the last 14 days due to illness or accident, a written request to transfer fees to another camp event must be submitted within one week of the conclusion of the original event. A note from a physician must be included. Certain restrictions apply and a transfer fee may be charged.

 

Join us for other great Joy El retreats!

Home School Retreat – for students in grades 1 to 8

Mother-Son Retreat

Father-Daughter Retreat

Mother-Daughter Retreat

Father-Son Retreat

Momentum Retreats – for students in grades 6 to 12

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