Like fun and friends? We’ve got the summer camp experience for you! Our Jumpstart summer camps are designed for middle schoolers (grades 6 to 9) who like livin’ large.  You enjoy big fun, daring activities and connecting with other teens who are a lot like you. Jumpstart summer camps provide all of that and more! We’re gonna fill your week with awesome adventure and amazing friends.


Jumpstart Camps for 2020 take place on these weeks…

  • June 21-26
  • July 12-17


Jumpstart camps run from Sunday evening to Friday evening. Jumpstart campers take part in chapel sessions, cabin devotions, one-to-one time with their counselor, camp activities and elective activities. A list of available electives can be found here.Middle School Boys At Christian Camps In Pa Dscf9999

Jumpstart campers live in air-conditioned cabins. They are supervised by a trained college-age senior counselor who is assisted by a junior counselor. Cabins have indoor restroom facilities with toilets, showers and running water.

Bus Transportation from York County Available!

Joy El has bus transportation available for the week of July 12-17. Pick up and drop off information looks like the following:

York County:
To reserve seat on this bus contact Kim Sanger at 717-758-2361

1:00 to 1:30 Arrive at Franklintown UB Church (10 N. Baltimore St. Dillsburg)
1:30 pm—Bus leaves Franklintown UB Church
2:00 pm—Bus arrives at Manchester Assembly of God (4115 Board Rd. Manchester)
2:30 pm—Bus leaves for Joy El.
4:00-4:30 pm—Bus arrives at Joy El.
Dinner will be served at camp Sunday evening.

Friday’s return to York:
8:15 pm—-Bus arrives back at Manchester Assembly of God
9:00 pm—Bus arrives back at Franklintown UB Church

Lancaster County: Middle schoolers needing transportation to Joy El from the Lancaster area are welcome to sign up for the York County bus. Parents will need to transport campers to and from the York bus stops. To reserve seat on this bus contact Kim Sanger at 717-758-2361

Campership funds are available where there is a need for financial help to send your child to summer camp. We encourage campers using campership funds to register prior to the summer camp season as campership funds may become limited for the latter weeks in July.

To register for Jumpstart Camps, click the orange “Register Now” button below.

For information on overnight camps for other age groups, visit one of these pages:

Wilderness Camps for grades 2 to 12

Energizer Camps for grades 2 to 5

Leadership Experience for grades 9 to 12


Ready to make your summer the best it's ever been?