- Group Retreats
- Joy El Retreats
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Since 1974, our sole focus has been to provide opportunities for people to experience life-change through personal encounters with God. We have done this primarily by facilitating weekend church retreats, youth camps, father-son retreats, mother-daughter retreats, father-daughter retreats, Home School retreats, summer youth camps, summer only day camps, winter weekend retreats, winter youth retreats and much more!
Our beautiful panoramic property, near Greencastle, PA., is surrounded by the lush green hills of the Cumberland Valley and provides that feeling of being a million miles away, without the use of airports! Joy El can comfortably accommodate approximately 300 over-night guests and offers several brand new and newly updated meeting rooms for groups of all sizes, including a full-size, indoor air-conditioned and heated gymnasium.
In addition to our modern all season bunk-style cabins, we also have the “Disciples Lodge,” offering motel-style rooms connected by a beautiful indoor atrium, giving you room-to-room access free from the elements of the outdoors.
Can you say crazy fun? From high elevation action like our “Flying Squirrel” and “Big Swing” to the ground level curvy speed of our “Go Cart Track”, Joy El Camps and Retreats is all about packing as much fun into your camp experience as you can stomach. Rest assured, you will always find something crazy to do to curb the appetite of your wild side at Joy El Camp and Retreats.
“Joy El was absolutely wonderful in meeting our needs throughout our stay. I truly have a special place in my heart for Joy El as I always leave renewed and refreshed. I just want to say that I appreciate your ministry here and that you have blessed me immensely.” – Kaila, Annapolis MD.
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GPS users: Most GPS systems do not recognize Joy El Drive. Please use 6700 Valley Camp Road, Greencastle, PA 17225 in your GPS system. This address will bring you right to the entrance of our facility. (Note: This address should not be used for mailing purposes.)