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JOY Getaways

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!


70th Anniversary Celebration

October 6-8, 2017  

Celebrating 70 Years of Lives Changed Forever.  Come celebrate with us October 6-8, 2017 - for the whole weekend, or for the Open House & Celebration on Saturday, October 7.

Weekend Retreat Prices:  Includes Friday evening to Sunday after lunch

Adult Pricing

  • Base price $110/adult
  • Aspen/Lakeside Lodge - $90, linens provided
  • Birch/Hillside Lodge - $55 for double occupancy or $35 for single occupancy, linens provided
  • Cedar Lodge - no bedding provided (no additional premium)

Kid's Pricing

  • Ages 4-6 - $30/child
  • Ages 7-11 - $60/child
  • Ages 12-17 - $90/child
  • Subtract - $10/child in Cedar

Family Maximum Pricing Applies

  • Cedar - $325
  • Birch/Hillside - $425
  • Aspen/Lakeside - $475

Trailer Sites Available

  • $85 plus hst - meal plans available 

Speaker: Mike Stone 

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Married Couples' Retreat
January 13-15, 2017                                                                                         couples                                       

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.

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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:

  • Aspen/Lakeside Lodge - $305 per couple, linens provided
  • Birch/Hillside Lodge - $275 per couple, linens provided
  • Cedar Lodge - $215, no bedding provided

All-inclusive Getaway includes: Sessions, meals & evening snacks, accommodations and indoor/outdoor recreation.

Local Walk-in Promotion:

  • $150+hst per couple

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.

2017 Married Couples Poster

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winterJoywinterjoy-sm - Youth Retreat / Ages 14-19
February 3-5, 2017

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!

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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.

PRICES:

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

WinterJOY Bus Schedule & What to Bring

Printable Registration Form

WinterJOY Promo Poster

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!


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Winter Family Getaway
February 17-20, 2017

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).

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Speaker: Ted Duncan, Harvest Bible Chapel, Brampton, ON

Hosts: Graeme & Jen Kirk

2017 Weekend Retreat Prices:

Per Adult:  

  • Birch/Hillside - $172
  • Aspen/Lakeside - $190

Per Child:

  • 3 & under - free
  • 4-6yrs - $50
  • 7-11yrs - $75
  • 12-17yrs - $100

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.

Sample Getaway Schedule

Registration Friday from 7-9pm.  Getaway ends Monday after lunch. 

2017 Winter Family Getaway Promo Poster

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ladies getawayGirls' Getaway
April 21-23, 2017

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.

Weekend Retreat Prices:

  • Aspen/Lakeside Lodge - $148/pp, linens provided
  • Birch/Hillside Lodge - $135/pp, linens provided  

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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.

2017 Girls Getaway Promotional Poster

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guys getaway weekendGuys' Getaway
May 26-28, 2017

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.

Saturday Activities:

  • ATV trail ride - bring your own ATV, license & insurance, registration/ownership (we do not rent out ATV's)
  • Fishing on a nearby lake - bring your own gear
  • Golfing - golfers pay their own rental & green fees 

Weekend Retreat Prices:

  • Aspen/Lakeside Lodge - $148/pp, linens provided
  • Birch/Hillside Lodge - $135/pp (double occupancy), linens provided - $141/pp (single occupancy)
  • Prices include all meals, accommodation & linens, chapel sessions and programming.                                                                            (Additional fees may be associated with Saturday out-trips. ie. Golf - green fees, ATV - fuel, licenses & insurance, Fishing - licenses & gear)

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 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.

2017 Guys Getaway Promotional Poster

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 ladies dayLadies' Day
June 6, 2017

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

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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. 

Music: TBA

You Can Expect:

  • Luncheon - $8
  • Prayer focus for camp & prayer calendar to take home
  • Silent Auction - please bring like-new items to contribute to our auction
  • Homemade JOY bread & buns for sale
  • Offering for special project 
  • Nursery provided for pre-schoolers

2017 Ladies Day Promotional Poster

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Fall Colour RetreatFall Colour Retreat
September 25-29, 2017

A week for the young at heart set against one of Ontario's most beautiful autumn backdrops.

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Speaker: Paul Fletcher

Topic: TBA

Hosts: Al & Vee Tebbens

2016 Colour Retreat Information

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70th Anniversary Celebration

October 6-8, 2017  

Celebrating 70 Years of Lives Changed Forever.  Come celebrate with us October 6-8, 2017 - for the whole weekend, or for the Open House & Celebration on Saturday, October 7.

Weekend Retreat Prices:  Includes Friday evening to Sunday after lunch

Adult Pricing

  • Aspen/Lakeside Lodge - $200/adult, linens provided
  • Birch/Hillside Lodge - $165/adult, linens provided  
  • Cedar Lodge - $110/adult, no bedding provided

Kid's Pricing

  • Ages 4-6 - $30/child
  • Ages 7-11 - $60/child
  • Ages 12-17 - $90/child

Family Maximum Pricing Applies

  • Cedar - $325
  • Birch/Hillside - $425
  • Aspen/Lakeside - $475

Trailer Sites Available

  • $85 plus hst - meal plans available 

Speaker: Mike Stone 

REGISTER NOW!

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