Cultivating: April 8-10, 2022


God is intentional in calling each of us to live lives that model His. What does it look like for each of us to cultivate Christ-like character? What are different fruits of the spirit that we can be cultivating in our lives as we seek to model more of Christ’s character?

Speaker: Dan Bolin

Dan Bolin

Dan Bolin is the president of Refueling in Flight Ministries, a Christian organization designed to support his speaking, writing and event leadership. Dan has served in Christian leadership for over thirty-five years, managing camp, radio and association ministries. He has authored eight books, spoken around the globe, and led numerous ministry conferences. He writes a weekly devotional blog, Refueling in Flight, and teaches Outdoor Ministries courses in academic and practitioner contexts.  

Dan and his wife, Cay, live outside of Washington DC, near their daughter, son-in-law and two grandchildren. 


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.

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Date: April 8-10, 2022. Check-in begins at 7:00 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.

Cost: $167.00 for each father-daughter pair. Cost is $80.00 for each additional child.  A minimum nonrefundable deposit of $50 will hold your reservation. Register by March 12 to pay the discount price of $157 per pair and $75 for additional child.

Housing: 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 $51.00 for lodge space. Lodges are reserved on a first-come basis.

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“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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