By incorporating high adventure with caring leaders, the backdrop of nature and time to think without distractions, as well as the opportunity to be known and loved, the power of camp can, in turn, create life-long friendships and changed lives. Camp is a temporary community where safe risks can be taken and important questions can be asked.
Think great food, relaxed atmosphere and familyfriendly facilities with inspiring ministry and worship, all set against a beautiful backdrop of tree-lined hills, starry nights and a sandy beach. No meals to cook, no traffic to battle or pressure from work; it’s an escape for the whole family!
Rip it up water-skiing, wakeboarding or tubing; compete in the longstanding North vs. South volleyball and football rivalries, water regattas, and other sports; connect with friends as you play, learn, and worship together.
Looking to go deeper in your spiritual walk, experience new things and gain skills that will last a life time? This program provides training and mentoring in spiritual disciplines, personal growth, and practical camping and leadership skills. It’s a great preparation for further staff opportunities at JOY and elsewhere.
Trade in your bathing suit for a snowsuit, water skis for snow tubes and have some summer-camp style fun in the snow during one of our Joy Getaways!
Need a break away with your spouse? This is the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time with the one you love.
This is a great opportunity for couples to escape the routine of everyday life and experience a getaway at scenic JOY. A time to to take part in fun winter activities, fellowship with friends and take in great teaching ministry from God's word for your marriage.
Speaker: Peter Bolton
Bio: Peter and Beth have been married for 30+ years, and have 5 children who are all adults; and spouses are being added (but no grandchildren...yet). They make their home in Cambridge, ON, where Peter is eagerly planning for retirement from his career as a public high school math and science teacher. This should allow more time to continue his other activities supervising math tutors for TVO, developing his LegalShield business, serving as Chair of the Board of New Life Prison Ministry (for which he and Beth are both instructors of inmates who do correspondence courses), and assisting in leadership at Eagle Street Christian Fellowship in Cambridge. Peter and Beth both have a love for teaching the Bible, especially with the goal of seeing individuals and couples walking closer with the Lord. And Peter also believes that puns are amoung the highest form of humour :)
Hosts: Shane & Shelley Johnson
2017 Weekend Retreat Price:
All-inclusive Getaway includes: Sessions, meals & evening snacks, accommodations and indoor/outdoor recreation.
Local Walk-in Promotion:
Getaway Includes: Sessions, meals & evening snacks & indoor/outdoor recreation. No accommodation provided.
Registration opens at 9pm on Friday evening. Retreat ends after lunch on Sunday.
Joy is just as awesome in the winter as it is in the summer! This reunion is an excellent opportunity to strengthen the friendships you developed this summer, and to be encouraged and challenged by more Jesus-centred teaching. Invite your friends to join in the goodness!
Speaker: Matt Naismith
Bio: Matt, his wife Andrea and their two sons Nixon & Cade live in Guelph, Ontario. The Lead Pastor of Teaching and Scattered life, Matt is passionate about teaching God's Word and helping people discover the mission God has for them in their. Matt is a church planter, avid coffee drinker and follows the Denver Broncos. This is Matt's fourth time teaching at JOY and he couldn't be more excited to be here.
Early Bird: $125 ($110.61 plus HST) - register by January 15, 2017
After January 15: $135 ($119.46 plus HST)
Bus (round trip): $55 Burlington, $55 Guelph, $48 Toronto, $40 Bowmanville, $32 Peterborough
Registration opens at 8pm Friday evening. Pick up on Sunday after lunch, 1-2pm.
Want to apply to be a volunteer at WinterJOY? APPLY HERE!
Add some JOY to your winter! Bring the whole family along to experience 3 days of retreating from routine while being refreshed from God's word. A great time connecting with your family and others!
You can expect:
8 JOY meals & snacks, inspiring chapel & worship times, kid's programs, indoor & outdoor recreation, linens provided (except in Cedar Lodge).
Speaker: Ted Duncan, Harvest Bible Chapel, Brampton, ON
Hosts: Graeme & Jen Kirk
2017 Weekend Retreat Prices:
Family Maximum: Birch/Hillside - $530 Aspen/Lakeside - $585
Cedar Lodge Special: Per Adult - $135 Per Child - $50 (4-17yrs) Family max. - $390 (No linens provided)
Price includes: meals, accommodation & linens (except Cedar), chapel & worship times, kid's program, indoor & outdoor recreation.
Registration Friday from 7-9pm. Getaway ends Monday after lunch.
Join us for our annual Girls Getaway at JOY! A fun-filled weekend with great worship, relaxation and inspiring speaker. Don't miss this special weekend for the girls!
Theme: Oh Canada Eh!
You Can Expect:
JOY meals & snacks, all linens provided, inspiring chapel & worship times, craft times, seminars, a hot tub, 2-for-1 Christian book swap, opportunities for outdoor recreation and relaxing afternoons drinking coffee in the fireside lounge.
2016 Weekend Retreat Prices:
Speaker: Julianne August
Bio: Julianne has served on staff at Compass Community Church in Orangeville since 2006 as Director of community Life. She is a strategic leader and inspiring communicator who enjoys equipping and investing in others. Her heart is to inspire women to thrive in their God given gifts and calling. She is a certified Life Coach, Instructor at Women's Ministries Institute and also uses her gifts on both the National and Regional board of directors for Fellowship Evangelical Baptist Churches in Canada. More recently she has joined the team for Gather, a movement of Canadian women of faith from coast to coast. Julianne is married to Paul and they have two young adult sons. She is a lover of all things pink.
Topic: From Overwhelmed to Overflowing - Finding Your Focus in the Ups & Downs of Life
Registration Friday at 8pm. Getaway ends Sunday after lunch.
Come hang out with the guys at JOY for a fantastic weekend of fun and spiritual growth!
You Can Expect:
JOY meals & snacks, all linens provided, inspiring chapel & worship times, Saturday out-trip of your choice, opportunities for outdoor recreation such as riflery, paintball and skeet shooting and relaxing in the fireside lounge.
Weekend Retreat Prices:
Speaker: Colin McCartney
Bio: Rev. Colin McCartney is the founder of UrbanPromise Toronto and current President and Founder of Connect Ministries (www.connectministries.org) while working with the Mennonite Church of Eastern Canada. Rev. McCartney has appeared on Canadian television, radio and national newspapers regarding urban issues. He is an author of two best sellers (“The Beautiful Disappointment” and “Red Letter Revolution”, Castle Quay Publishers), mentor to pastors and business people and is in high demand as a ministry trainer and coach. Colin is also a popular speaker who has spoken to audiences as large as 7,000 people.
Registration Friday at 8pm. Getaway ends Sunday after lunch.
A day to fundraise and support the ministry of JOY!
We invite you to a special day at camp. Fill the car with friends and join us!
10:30am - 3:00pm
Speaker: Cheryl Clayworth Belch
Bio: For Cheryl Clayworth Belch, going to Joy Bible Camp is like coming home since she spent the first 18 years of her life there during the summer. Since then, Cheryl has spent a number of years in the teaching, counselling and human services fields, first at Heritage Baptist College and Seminary in Cambridge, and then at the KW Pregnancy Resource Centre. Now in her retirement she volunteers at the Grand Valley Institution for Women in Kitchener where she leads support groups in Grief and Loss, and facilitates Bible studies for the inmates. Cheryl and her husband, David Clayworth, live in Kitchener, where they enjoy music, theatre, seasonal outdoor activities, travelling, and church involvement at Waterloo Mennonite Brethren Church.
You Can Expect:
A week for the young at heart set against one of Ontario's most beautiful autumn backdrops.
Speaker: Paul Fletcher
Hosts: Al & Vee Tebbens
Full of crazy experiences that you won’t get back home! Have you ever jumped off a 20-foot rock, got slimy in a Pit of Doom, camped out at the beaver pond or played football with a greased watermelon?
Boys' Adventure is a week of insane fun including riflery, archery, tubing, seeking God, field games, the 'potatoe canon', canoeing, kayaking and so much more.
At Joy Camp, we believe time passes differently. you can miss a year and when you come back, it’s like you never left.
There's a lot happening at Joy Bible Camp all year long! Stay up to date by visiting this page often to see what's going on! More
We believe that camp is a special place. Its a place to explore, laugh, create, enjoy nature and renew your relationship with Jesus Christ. A place where it often only takes one week to make a lifetime of difference. More
Looking for an exciting and worthwhile way to spend your summer? Why not join us at camp and become a part of our staff? We need many motivated young people, aged 14 through college age to take on the challenge. More