Momentum 2023

November 3 – 5 and November 17 – 19

Two Great Weekends to experience Life-change!

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.



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 @



$122 for students, $112 for leaders. But, register two weeks prior to the start date of your event and pay only $116 per student and $106 per leader.  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. Cabins are heated in the winter months.


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! You may register online or call 717-369-4539 to register by phone.

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 – for guys in grades 1 to 12 and their moms

Father-Daughter Retreat – for girls in grades 1 to 12 and their dads

Mother-Daughter Retreat – for girls in grades 1 to 12 and their moms

Father-Son Retreat – for guys in grades 1 to 12 and their dads

Bible Adventure Weekends – for students in grades 2 to 6

Ready to ignite your faith?