June 26 To 28, 2020 (1)


Dads, Teach your daughter to guard her heart this weekend through intentional time with her. Showing her how to hide God’s Word in her heart through your example will equip her in her spiritual walk with Christ. Where you lead she will follow. Join us for this set-aside weekend where the two of you can enjoy focused time together without all the distractions. The Father-Daughter Retreat is the perfect setting to draw closer to one another and to God.

New Rescheduled Date: June 26-28, 2020. Check-in begins at 7:30 PM Friday. The retreat goes through 12 Noon Sunday but you’re invited to stay and play up through 2 PM.

Who’s Invited?: Fathers and daughters in grades 1 to 12.

Camp and retreat speaker Ed Schuerman

Speaker: Ed Schuerman

Ed and Carol served with PIONEERS in Southeast Asia for 23 years. They served in China for nearly seven years (starting in 1987), teaching and ministering at a university. In May 2010, Ed was recruited by Lancaster Bible College to be the Director of the Intercultural Studies major. His passion is to help students find and follow God’s call for their lives in the cause for world missions.

Cost: $159.00 for each father-daughter pair. Cost is $78.00 for each additional child.  A minimum nonrefundable deposit of $50 will hold your reservation.


Fathers and daughters will stay in separate cabins. In the cabins, daughters will be supervised by Joy El staff/counselors. Campers staying in the lodge pay an additional $49.00 for lodge space. Lodges are reserved on a first-come basis.

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.

“This weekend I discovered how important it is to be the influencer of my daughter through the word of God.”


— Rob, a dad retreat camper

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 to register online, simply click the big orange “Register Now” button below.

Registration confirmations are emailed 2 weeks prior to each event.

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

Mother-Daughter Retreat

Father-Son Retreat

Momentum Retreats – for students in grades 6 to 12

Bible Adventure Weekends – for students in grades 2 to 6

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