Pennsylvania Christian Retreat Center

If you’re ready to book your retreat and just need to talk dates, call Michael John directly at 951-440-1166 or click

If you would like to know a little more before diving in, feel free to watch the videos below, and read as much as you would like, and then give us a call!


Pennsylvania Christian Retreat Center

One less hat!

One Less Hat!

We understand that most of you group leaders aren’t full time retreat planners and, in fact, likely wear many, many hats! Our desire at Joy El Camps and Retreats is to make the process of planning and booking your retreat so simple, that it’s actually fun! The best way we have found to do this is to make it extremely simple and easy so you can focus on what you do best, leading your group and wearing all your other hats! 

Overview and Mission

Joy El Camps and Retreats, surrounded by beautiful panoramic views of the lush hills in Greencastle, PA, provides that feeling of being a million miles away and is the perfect getaway camp location for Christian youth camps, Christian youth group retreats, Christian youth summer camps, and Christian adult retreats. The town of Greencastle, PA is located in the south central area of Pennsylvania which is within driving distance for much of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia. Joy El can comfortably accommodate 250 over-night guests and offers several brand new and newly updated meeting rooms for groups of all sizes including a separate dining hall and a full size indoor air conditioned and heated gymnasium!

Our sole purpose and mission is to “provide opportunities for people  to experience life-change through personal encounters with God”. This process begins from the moment you call… doesn’t ever really end does it? If we are both successful at our jobs, then a “personal encounter with God” is something that lasts for eternity, and this is what we both want!

Flat Rate Pricing

Speaking of simple, we have narrowed down our pricing to just (2) options based on our (2) different lodging styles.

Option 1 will get you…

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  • 2 nights lodging in our modern bunk-style heated and air conditioned cabins with indoor restroom facilities
  • 5 family style all-you-can-eat meals (More Info)
  • Meeting Space (More Info)
  • All the crazy fun recreation options you can handle! (More Info)
  • FREE round trip transportation for all NEW groups! (More Info)




Option 2 will get you…

Pennsylvania Christian retreat center

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  • 2 nights lodging in our motel-style lodge rooms, which are heated and air-conditioned and include linens
  • 5 family style all-you-can-eat meals (More Info)
  • Meeting Space (More Info)
  • All the crazy fun recreation options you can handle! (More Info)
  • FREE round trip transportation for all NEW groups! (More Info)

Virtual Tour


We now have a brand new “Virtual Walk Thru-Tour” that is available to take online by appointment only. These Tours are very detailed and are tailor made to show you exactly what you would experience, specific to what you are interested in booking, based on your needs. The tour takes about 25 minutes and will be personally guided (over the phone and on the video) by Michael John, our Creative Marketing Specialist. This tour will require an excellent internet connection capable of streaming HD video.
More Info

Get your reservation started today! Call or click Michael John directly at 951-440-1166 or