Home School Retreat

February 8-9, 2018

“I loved the food and friends and staff.” — David, home school camper.

“This retreat helped me to know God better.” — Rebecca, home school camper.

Who's Invited: Home-schooled or cyber-school students in grades 1 to 8. Join us for a unique adventure designed just for you. We pack interesting lessons on God and creation into 48 hours along with lots of great activities that you’ll find only at camp! This is a winter break time when you can lay the books aside and into nature!

A retreat at camp provides your children with…

  • time away from daily distractions to focus on building relationships with others and with God
  • solid biblical instruction that speaks to them at their level
  • trained, college-age counselors to mentor and role model a living, vibrant faith

Cost: $59.50 for the first child. $42.50 for additional children from the same family. Register by January 18th to receive the discount prices of $55.50 and $41.50 respectively.

Speaker: Mike Snavely of Mission Imperative

Schedule: Thursday, 9 AM to Friday, 3 PM

For Parents: Hey parents! When you volunteer to work during the retreat (we need adult counselors, kitchen help, office help) you can bring one child free (grades 1 to 8) to this event. (Additional children pay the additional child rate.) Your involvement is welcome and there is no cost for you to come! For information on how you might be involved, please contact Joy El at 717-369-4539.

What to Bring: your Bible, notebook, pen or pencil, pillow, sleeping bag, 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.

Call to register at 717-369-4539 or

Register online today! Simply click the big green "Register Now" button at the top right of this page.

Prefer to mail your registration? Click here for a downloadable registration form.

Registration confirmations are emailed 2 weeks prior to this 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.

Contact us at 717-369-4539 for additional information or email info@joyel.org.