On Monday, March 13th, the Joy El team brainstormed and voted on the
Top 10 reasons to attend summer camp at Joy El.
The results will be posted over the next two and ½ weeks.
Honorable Mention: Time Spent with Friends
By: Lisa Doyle
Assistant Director of Released Time Ministries
Read Lisa’s Bio here:
I love summer at Joy El. It often reminds me of my childhood and teen years. Growing up, I attended “church camp”. I still have such fond memories of spending time with my friends. During free time, we would share our favorite snacks. We would sing together and work out little dance routines to go with the music. We would work together to try to get the award for cleanest cabin. Sitting in chapel time we could hear God’s Word together. We could then talk about what we saw and heard and how we thought it would affect our lives.
Each year, at the end of the week, we would exchange addresses. Letters would go back and forth a once or twice, but as time went on, other things crowed out the letter writing. But then another summer came and some of us would be back together again. We shared the memories of the prior year and enjoying activities of the moment.
The time spent with friends was valuable as I learned about myself and my God. God has given us the gift of friendship. We can bring those friends with us to Joy El. We can even bring friends that don’t know God yet. Imagine if your friend met Jesus there? Who can you invite this summer?
Joy E’s Released Time Bible Program and Summer Camp have a reputation for helping children spend time with good friends. Now is the time to register for Released Time or a Christian summer camp experience at Joy El Camps and Retreats. Learn about Summer Camp
Is your child registered for summer camp yet? Sign up by March 31st to save $10
and get a free t-shirt on overnight camps (or get a free t-shirt for day camps).
Dates, activities, rates and electives here.