Momentum 2023

November 3 – 5 and November 17 – 19

Two great weekends to experience life-change!


Momentum Jr. & Sr. High

Pastor Shawn M. McBride is an ordained minister of the Gospel and is impacting today’s American youth culture. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biblical studies and a Master’s degree in marriage & family counseling. He is a dynamic communicator who has traveled to 40 states and thousands of cities speaking to hundreds of thousands of students, training adult youth leaders and encouraging parents. His passion for God, relevant approach, sincere love for people, genuine humor and creative style in presenting the WORD of God, is one you will not soon forget. His ability to teach solid biblical principles is truly a gift from God. Shawn McBride is considered by many Christian leaders as one of the top five youth communicators in the United States of America and has led thousands of young people into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

He is the founder & president of Truth for Youth America, a non-profit Christian based organization devoted to evangelizing & educating American young people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Over the course of two decades, he has faithfully served the Body of Christ a local church senior pastor, college & seminary professor, family counselor, multi-school chaplain, youth minister, motivational speaker, & evangelist.

​He is a licensed family therapist in the state of Maryland and the published author of 17 books which are available for purchase @

Joshua LeeSpeaker

Momentum Jr. High

Joshua Lee loves Jesus and is passionate about the Church being the most beautiful display of radical love, scandalous grace, and life-giving serviceSince being introduced to public speaking at the age of 15 when he was invited to speak the final session of an all city worship gathering in his hometown in West Michigan, the Lord has taken Joshua all over the country and the world as he’s worked with organizations like Athletes in Action, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Gospel Association of India, and various schools, camps, retreats, and festivals.Joshua captures audiences with his dynamic personality and presence, where the saving and transforming Gospel oozes from his heart to audiences. His life work and privilege is to make known to people that God is for them and that He has a beautiful purpose and plan for their life.In addition to his speaking ministry, Joshua has served on the pastoral leadership team at CrossPoint Church, a multisite faith community in Central Pennsylvania and Faith Church, a multisite faith community in Lansing, Michigan.Growing up in the winter tundra of the great Mitten State (Michigan), He is a fanatic of all things Michigan State University and the Detroit sports teams. He loves coffee, steak and potatoes, and cold weather sports.

Schedule: Select the one that suits your schedule and fits the grade levels of students you desire to bring.

November 3-5, 2023: Grades 6 to 12 (for middle schoolers and high schoolers)

November 17-19, 2023: Grades 6 to 9 (for middle schoolers)


For both weekends, check-in begins at 7:00 PM Fri.  Check-out is at 2:00 PM Sun.


Your schedule includes include a connection time for youth leaders. Gather together with fellow adult leaders for sharing, encouragement and prayer.


$129.00 (students) and $118.00 (leaders). But, register two weeks prior to the start date of your event and pay only $123.00 (students) and $112.00 (leaders).  Cost includes a free event t-shirt for each camper!



Our cabins have bunk beds and sleep 12. Each cabin has its own bathroom with 3 shower stalls, 2 toilet stalls and a large double sink.


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 your group by phone, call 717-369-4539 . Or download your Momentum Group Contract here.

Return your completed contract to:

Joy El Camps & Retreats
3741 Joy-El Drive
Greencastle, PA 17225

Registration fees are nonrefundable within 14 days of any event.

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

Individual Health Form

Individual Registration Form

Momentum Sample Schedule


Groups are welcome to join us for our 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

Bible Adventure Weekends for students in grades 2 to 6

Ready to ignite your youth group?