Wild West: March 10 – 12, 2023

In life we each face moments that feel dry and desert-like.  How can we keep pressing on and finding joy in those moments?  How can moms set the example for their sons in how to find joy in moments that feel more difficult?  

“When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.” – Psalm 94:19

Schedule: March 10-12, 2023. Check in begins 7 PM Friday and event ends 2 PM Sunday.

Who’s Invited: Mothers and sons in grades 1 to 12.

Cost: $175.00 for each mother-son pair. $84.00 for each additional child. Register and pay in full by February 17 to get discount pricing ($165.00/pair, $79.00/additional child). A minimum nonrefundable deposit of $50 will hold your reservation.


Our cabins have bunk beds and sleep 12. Mothers and sons will be housed in separate cabins–moms with moms and sons with sons. Counselors will be provided for boys’ cabins. Each cabin has its own bathroom with 3 shower stalls, 2 toilet stalls and a large double sink. Campers staying in the lodge pay an additional $54.00 for lodge space. Lodges are reserved on a first-come 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.

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

Father-Daughter 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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