Garden Growth: October 7 – 9, 2022

Gardens take careful tending to grow and flourish.  There is effort that has to be put into this tending.  In our relationships with God we trust that God will bring about growth, but we should desire to put forth the effort to grow in intimacy with Him so that the relationship can flourish.  Often our relationship with God falls as a low priority and we need to refocus on how we can continue growing and maturing more into His likeness. 

“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” – John 15:5 

Speaker Info:

Barb and her husband Joseph have 2 grown children, Josh and JoAnna, and 4 grandchildren. Joe and Barb are retired pastors who have served various parishes over 40 years. They live in Joe’s childhood home outside Jersey Shore, PA. She’s loved serving as a pastor, associate pastor, interim pastor, campus minister and Director of Christian Ed. She leads retreats, teaches life-long learning classes, leads a Grandparents Camp, does first person narratives, and speaks in various settings. Her heart is to offer encouragement and rest.

She enjoys spending time with family, traveling, reading, and meeting with friends.

Schedule: October 7-9, 2022. 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.)

Cost: $175.00 per mother/daughter pair. $84.00 for additional child. BUT, register and pay in full by September 16 to receive the discount price of $165.00 per pair and $79.00 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 $54.00 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