2017 Registration Information

Registration Information

We want to make the registration process as easy as possible, so we’ve provided several options for you.

1. The simplest way is to register online right over our website. Simply click the big green "Register Now" button at the top right of this and many of our other summer camp web pages. To use online registration, you will need to place your deposit on your credit card.

2. If you prefer to make your deposit with a personal check, you can also download a Summer Camp Registration Form here: REGISTRATION FORM. Or we can email you a form if you contact us at info@joyel.org. Please return your printed, completed paper form by mail or fax to:

Joy El Camps & Retreats, 3741 Joy-El Drive, Greencastle, PA 17225
Fax: 717-369-2927

4. You can also register over the phone with a member of our staff with a credit card by calling us at 717-369-4539.

Registrations are taken on a first-come basis, so register early. An email containing additional information for check-in at camp will be sent to you four weeks prior to your child's camp week. To receive this email confirmation, you will need to provide us with a valid email address. Your emailed confirmation, an Express registration form, and additional details will be sent to you four weeks prior your child’s week at camp. Returning the Express form by two weeks prior will expedite your on-site check-in.

Payment in full is due two weeks prior to the start of your camp week.

A $50 deposit is required upon registration to hold your spot. The deposit is deducted from your balance due. The deposit is non-refundable and transferable only to another session in the same summer for the same individual. A transfer fee may apply. All fees are non-refundable within 14 days of the start of the registered session. Only refund requests due to medical reasons, and only with a doctor's excuse, will be considered within 14 days of your camp week. 

Discounts/Financial Aid

Overnight Youth Camp Discounts and Incentives:

  • $20 discount and FREE summer theme t-shirt when registered and paid in full by January 31st; or
  • $10 discount and FREE summer theme t-shirt when registered and paid in full by March 31st; or
  • FREE summer theme t-shirt if registered with $50 deposit by March 31st

 

Day Camp Discounts and Incentives

  • $10 discount and FREE summer theme t-shirt when registered and paid in full by January 31st; or
  • FREE summer theme t-shirt if registered and paid in full by March 31st

 

Released Time Discounts

  • Discounts earned by Released Time students will be applied as earned. Call Joy El or your school coordinator for total discount earned.
  • Released Time students earning free camp still need to put down a $50 deposit to hold their spot. Your deposit will be refunded after the child has attended camp.

 

Multiple Week Discounts

You will receive a multiple week discount when the same child attends multiple weeks of camp.

  • $20 off for each additional week of overnight camp
  • $10 off for each additional week of Discovery Camp (day camp)

 

Earn Gift Certificates

Invite your friends who have never been to Joy El before and earn gift certificates!

  • Overnight campers earn $20 gift certificates for each new friend who comes. You can earn up to $60 in gift certificates.
  • Discovery campers earn $10 gift certificates for each new friend who comes. You can earn up to $30 in gift certificates.
  • Free camp will be awarded for any camper who brings four new friends. (Your camp fees will be refunded in full after all four friends have attended their week of camp.)
  • Friends must list your camper's name in the "I was invited" box on their registration form and attend a corresponding camp session to your child's camp. (i.e. Friends of overnight campers should attend overnight camps; friends of Discovery campers should attend Discovery Camps.)

 

Financial Assistance

Campership Funds

We do not want financial concerns to hinder any child from attending camp this summer. Campership funds are available where there is a need. These funds are granted on a first-come, first-served, qualified basis. Our financial aid request form is available online, by email, or by phoned request. The online and download forms are linked to the online registration form. You can also download a financial aid form here: Financial Aid Application (Campership). Make your email request at info@joyel.org or phone request to 717-369-4539. You may also complete your online financial application here.

New information for 2017: It is best to register for early in the summer if you plan to use campership funds. The use of campership funds will be limited to very specific camps and needs in late July. Contact us for more information.

Multi-Child Discount

A multi-child discount is available when there is a financial need. Notify us if you are sending multiple children to camp and have a financial need. We will award a $25.00 grant for each additional child after the first child while funds are available.

 

Cancellation/Transfer Policies
 

Prior to 14 days of the camp week

Cancellations: With a written request, a person may cancel a registration and receive a refund minus the deposit fee.

Transfers: With a written request, a person may transfer registration funds to another Joy El camp week.

  • A $10.00 transfer fee will apply.
  • The new camp week must be within the same camping season (same summer)
  • The camper may not already be registered for the new week chosen.
  • Fees are not transferable to another camper.

Within 14 days of the camp week

Cancellations: All registration fees are nonrefundable within 14 days of any camp week; therefore a transfer of funds may be encouraged.

Transfers: If a cancellation is necessary within 14 days of your camp week, due to illness or accident, a written request to transfer fees, less the deposit fee, must be submitted within one week of the conclusion of the original camp week.

  • A note from a physician must be included
  • A $10.00 transfer fee may be charged.
  • The new camp week must be within the same camping season (same summer).
  • The camper may not already be registered for the new week chosen.
  • Fees are not transferable to another camper.