Welcome to Summer Camp at Joy El Camps!


Executive Director of Christian camps in PA

Dear Parent or Guardian,

I am excited that you are considering Joy El Camps and Retreats for your child! Camp is a place where children get exercise, explore the outdoors (and put down the electronics), engage in meaningful conversations and discover God’s love and peace. There is no question that summer camp is good in so many ways.

Time after time, parents tell us that the #1 reason they send their children to Joy El Camps and Retreats is because they will receive quality spiritual instruction. Campers tell us they have a lot of fun, make new friends and learn a lot about God. This is the essence of our mission–providing opportunities for people to experience life-change through personal encounters with God.

More than ever before, children need summer camp!

Children are so valuable to us, which is why we do everything in our capacity to provide fun activities with a program of moral and biblical instruction in a safe, supervised environment. We carefully select and thoroughly train our staff. And don’t forget to sign up now to reserve your spot! Many sessions filled quickly last year!

— Aaron E. Ziebarth, Executive Director

We are excited you have come to learn more about Summer camps and the amazing experiences we have to offer for families.  For general information and resources about our Summer Camps click on What You Need to Know below. For more information on a specific camp, click the desired box to get started.

What You Need to Know

Information and Resources

Schedule & Costs

Information on camp schedule & costs

Community Day Camps

We program day camp at your church

Day Camp

For students in grades K to 5

Adventure Camp

For students grades 2 to 12
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Energizer Camp

For grades 2 to 5
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Jumpstart Camp

For grades 6 to 9
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Leadership Experience

For grades 9 to 12

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