Welcome to Paradise: February 24-26, 2023

We often live without a view of eternity in mind.  A day will come when God welcomes all who have a relationship with Him home to be with Him forever.  What does that mean to children today and how can we help them to understand the joy they have in eternal life with God? 

He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” – Revelation 21:4 

Welcome to Paradise Info:

Speaker: Christa Mast

Christa MastChrista Mast is a Chambersburg native and now lives in Chester County with her husband, Cameron, and 2 young daughters, Cassie and Odessa. She grew up coming to Camp Joy El as a camper, and she graduated from Joy El’s 4.12 program! Having also served on summer staff during her collegiate years, she feels like camp is home and is always eager to come back as a guest speaker.

She loves assisting others to live healthier lifestyles and spends her days health coaching and being a mom! She attends Christ Church West Chester, where she is heavily involved in the children’s and music ministries. Her favorite things are singing, teaching God’s word to kids, and spending time with women in the church. She is excited to be speaking for the Bible Adventure retreat and is looking forward to talking about the hope of heaven and the joy we have in knowing Jesus!


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

Cost: $99.00. But register and pay in full by February 3 to receive a $25.00 discount. You pay only $74.00!

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.

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


Ready to register?

We make it simple! To register by phone, call 717-369-4539 . Or click the orange “Register Now” button below to register online.

If you do not register prior to that time, no confirmation will be sent.

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.

Call our office at 717-369-4539  or email [email protected] for additional information.


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

Register for Bible Adventure Weekend!