Pennsylvania Christian Retreats at Joy El includes Mother-Daughter Retreat


Oasis..a spring of refreshment in the desert. Ladies, let the Mother-Daughter Retreat be your Oasis in the midst of a season of hurry and scurry. Come and slow down. Be refreshed and renewed in the presence of God. Build lifelong friendships with other women and girls during this special ladies only weekend. Plus, discover the depth of your role as “mom” to your daughter and the importance your faith has in her spiritual development. Time away will re-energize your relationship with both God and your daughter as you disconnect from life’s distractions.

Schedule: October 11-13, 2019. Check in begins 7 PM Friday and event ends 2 PM Sunday.

Who’s Invited?: Moms and their daughters in grades 1 to 12. (Daughters are also welcome to attend with step-mothers, grandmothers, or “mother figures” over 18 years of age.)

Ruthie Dunkle speaks at Christian Retreats in PA

Ruth Dunkle

Speaker: Ruthie Dunkle

Ruthie is a favorite speaker at Joy El. She is a pastor’s wife, Bible teacher, conference speaker and most excitedly a mother/grandmother who is excited to return to Joy El to share God’s Word with mothers and daughters.

Cost: $154.00 per mother/daughter pair. $74 for additional child. BUT, register and pay in full by September 13, 2019 to receive the discount price of $144.00 per pair and $69.00 for additional child.


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. For an additional fee of $46.00 lodge rooms (motel-style housing) are available on a limited basis and can be reserved on a first-come first-serve 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.

“It was fun having my mom all to myself and not having to share her with everybody else.”


— Kara, daughter 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.

Prefer to mail your registration? CLICK HERE to download a printable registration form.

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

Father-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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