Bible Way Camp Joy is a 3 day 2 night overnight Christian summer camp for at risk inner city youth. It targets youth in the Washington D.C. area between the age of 6-16, who have an incarcerated parent and new Christian friends for them from local churches. The camp, which began in 2004, has been held at Camp Joy-El (www.joyel.org) since 2006, home of Joy-El Ministries in Greencastle Pennsylvania. It is staffed with volunteer chaperons from DC area churches and counselors from Camp Joy-El who work in harmony to ensure safety and fun for everyone. Bible Way Camp Joy's origins partner who still works with us today is the Prison Fellowship Ministries Angel Tree Program, currently it is a collaboration of the Bible Way Church of Washington DC, and Camp Joy-E and is a collaborative
project of three not for profit organizations, ie.e Bible Way Church of Washington DC, Camp Joy-El, and the Prison Fellowship Ministries' Angel/Camping Programs. All of the organizations are tax exempt and the camp is financed with donations 100%.
Logistical support such as transportation, tee-shirts, incentive prizes etc are paid through donations. Based on donations received stipends may be issued to assist campers who require financial assistance.
Activities include zip line rides, canoeing, pony rides, nature hikes, swimming, splash park, basketball, volleyball, archery, go-karts, arts & craft, tower climbing, giant swing, team building exercises, worship services that feature the creativity of the youth during krazy praise, and Biblical counseling.
Water baptism upon camper request "and" guardian approval may be administered on site. Many youth have committed or recommitted their life to Christ after this camping experience. God always meets us there and your camper(s) is welcome.