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 2015 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.
Speakers: Michael & Esther Webster - Family Enrichment Center
Dr. Michael Webster D.Min, CPC, and Esther Webster live in Durham region with their three children and daughter-in-law. They have been providing marriage counselling for over 15 years drawing experience
from their own 29+ years of marriage. Michael is the Director of the Family Enrichment Center, an organization committed to the preservation of marriage. Michael is an ordained minister and certified pastoral counselor. Esther has a strong history of working with hurting women who have experienced a painful history as well as those from troubled families and marriages. Esther holds a BA in Psychology.
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.
Speaker: Matt Naismith - Church of the Ward, Guelph, ON
Early Bird Price: $125 - register by January 15, 2016
Price after January 15: $135
Bus (round trip): $55 Burlington, $55 Guelph, $48 Toronto, $40 Bowmanville, $32 Peterborough
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!
Registration opens at 8pm Friday evening. Pick up on Sunday after lunch, 1-2pm.
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).
Hosts: Shaun & Amy Turner
Speaker: Brent Mackie - Auburn Bible Chapel, Peterborough, ON
Worship: Francesco Testa - Church on the Rock, Hamilton, ON
Weekend Retreat Prices:
Family Maximum: Birch/Hillside - $525 Aspen/Lakeside - $575
Cedar Lodge Special: Per Adult - $130 Per Child - $50 (4-17yrs) Family max. - $380 (No linens provided)
Price includes: meals, accommodation & linens (except Cedar), chapel & worship times, kid's program, indoor & outdoor recreation.
Registration Friday, February 12 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 speaker Kathy Butryn from Toronto as our speaker. Don't miss this special weekend for the girls!
Theme: Classic TV Characters - Come prepared to dress as your favorite classic tv character for our Saturday evening dinner at Studio 'J' and mingle with your co-stars and fellow tv celebrities!
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.
Weekend Hosts: Shaun & Amy Turner
Speaker: Kathryn Butryn
Registration Friday, April 15th 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.
Speaker: Rev. Colin McCartney
Rev. Colin McCartney is the founder of UrbanPromise Toronto and current President and Founder of Connect Leadership Ministries. 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. For more information about Rev. Colin McCartney visit http://www.connectministries.org/
Registration and prices coming soon!
Registration Friday, May 13th at 8pm. Getaway ends Sunday after lunch.
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.
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
Add some JOY to your winter!Trade in your bathing suit for a snowsuit, water skis for snow tubes and have some summer‐camp‐style fun in the snow. Join one of our getaway weekends! 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