Momentum Retreat

Our Momentum Retreat weekends are designed for teens to take a break from the craziness of life and step out into God’s natural creation to focus on building a deeper relationship with God, with you and with other teens.

“It was great to have dedicated time with our kids and with God — no outside distractions." — Barbara, youth leader

The planning and program are all provided for you so that you get the weekend to connect with your teens without the distractions of details.  The deeper the relationship, the deeper the impact you and your youth leaders will have with your teens.

Call 717-369-4539 for more information or to register. 

“At Joy El, they just do things well. It’s a great retreat center where students come to know Christ. That’s it. Plain and simple.” — Charlie, youth pastor

Join us this fall!

Select the one that suits your schedule and fits the grade levels of students you desire to bring.

  • November 18-20 …  Grades 6 to 12  (for both middle schoolers and high schoolers)
  • December 2-4 …  Grades 6 to 12  (for both middle schoolers and high schoolers)


Cost: $101.00 per camper. But, register two weeks prior to the start date of your event and pay only $95.00 per camper. Cost includes a free event t-shirt for each camper! A $25.00 deposit per camper holds your spots! Registration deposits are nonrefundable.

Schedule: Check-in begins at 7:00 PM Fri.  Check-out is at 2:00 PM Sun.

Info you can share with your students: Click here to download a FAQ sheet about Momentum you can share with your students

Speaker for all three weekends:  Travis Zimmerman

Travis Zimmerman, of A Faithful Dad Ministries, has been encouraging, teaching and equipping God's people for over 26 years as a speaker. He has committed the last 15 years to memorizing God's Word, a spiritual discipline he learned as a child in the Released Time Bible Program. Travis is known for his online video devotional "The Daily Pulse" which has  logged nearly 1 million views. He has spoken at national conferences, home school conventions, retreats, camps, churches and colleges. He is a favorite speaker for campers at Joy El's camps and retreats. 



What your campers should bring: their Bible, notebook, pencil, sleeping bag & pillow, bathroom necessities, money for camp store and canteen, warm clothes and boots. (We will be having activities outside.)

What to tell campers to leave behind: Radios, MP3 players, iPods, laptops, CD Players, Cell Phones, Video Games, etc.


To register call us at 717-369-4539.  Or download group registration forms here below and fax to us at 717-369-4539.

MOMENTUM Group Contract  

MOMENTUM Camper Registration Form

MOMENTUM Camper Health Form

Registration confirmations are emailed 2 weeks prior to each 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.

Call our office at 717-369-4539 or email [email protected] for additional information.