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JOY Retreats

Spend some time at JOY, go home refreshed.

For 70 years, Joy Bible Camp has existed for the purpose of introducing people to Jesus Christ and encouraging them in their relationship with Him. All of our facilities and programs are designed to serve that purpose, in the beautiful natural setting that God has blessed us with.


JOY facilities are available for group rental from September - June for groups whose purpose is consistent with our core values. For more details, contact our office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Retreat packages include meals, accommodations, and a meeting room with equipment. Additional fees may apply for activities supervised by our staff - price details outlined below.

Minimum group size is 30, maximum about 200. Exceptions to minimum may be made when another group is already booked.

Email Sherry at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information on pricing and availability, or for help planning your retreat. Also check the link to our calendar below.


Meeting Rooms: Our main chapel can seat up to 350 people, or can be divided to create a more intimate space for smaller groups. It has a stage, sound system, computer with power-point capability, Easyworship 2009 software, LCD projector, screen, and a limited number of microphones and music stands. Our staff will be ready to help you get set up for your audio-visual requirements. Lakeside Lodge has a large meeting room for a second group of up to 60 people, also with sound board, piano, keyboard, two microphones and music stands, LCD available.

Dining Facilities: Our dining room can accommodate up to 240. The quality, plentiful meals are served buffet style in air-conditioned or heated comfort.

Gymnasium: A two-court, heated gymnasium, is equipped for volleyball, basketball, shuffle board, ping-pong and floor hokey . Also in the building is a meeting room we call our "seminar room" which has a piano and sofas providing a comfortable meeting or games area for about 20-30 people.

Outdoor: You will have access to a basketball court, 18-hole mini-golf course, beach volleyball, shuffle board, baseball diamond, soccer field, children's playground, bocce ball, 'putt pool', 19 station low ropes course and our new 9-hole Frisbee Golf course. We also have marked nature trails for hiking or cross-country skiing. Geo-caching is available year-round, finding hidden 'treasures' with our hand-held GPS units.

Seasonal: Shallow swimming area with sandy beach, canoes, paddle boats, kayaks, pontoon boat tours - mid-May to mid-October, archery & rifflery range and a 19 station low ropes adventure course; ice skating, broomball, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and tubing hill available in winter as snow conditions permit.

Other Facilities: We also have a large lounge with a double-sided fireplace and tuck shop; campfire pit with seating for 80-100 people. Board games, crokinole, foosball, and our Monster Dutch Blitz game also available.