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2018 Camp JOY
June 11, 2018
|Recurring Event (See all)
One event on June 18, 2018 at 12:00 am
One event on June 25, 2018 at 12:00 am
One event on July 9, 2018 at 12:00 am
One event on July 16, 2018 at 12:00 am
2018 Camp JOY dates:
Girls’ Weeks: June 11 – 15 | June 18 – 22 | June 25 – 29
Boys’ Weeks: July 9- 13 | July 16-20
Click here to register a child for Camp JOY
Please call (706)322-8267 or come to 2903 2nd Ave, Columbus for more information on registering your child for Camp JOY.
Nestled in the beautiful foothills of the Appalachian Mountains near Hamilton, Georgia, Camp JOY has offered a one-week camping experience for boys & girls between the ages of 7-11 since 1974. Camp JOY operates 6 weeks during the summer months and can accommodate up to 75 children per week. There is no fee for children to attend camp JOY; instead, their camping experience is provided by generous donors at the rate of $50 per child per week.
For most of the kids, the week at Camp JOY is definitely the highlight of their summer, as they come off the city streets and into nature at its finest. They enjoy camping, hiking, fishing, swimming, crafts, recreational time, singing, Bible studies and guest speakers. Three nutritious meals are served to the children each day, along with snacks. A camp administrator oversees the program and is assisted by counselors and staff members from the Mission.
Camp JOY is equipped with recently renovated cabins, chapel, an arts-and-crafts room, campfire area, basketball court, in-ground swimming pool, and game room. Hiking trails surround our 4-acre lake. Individuals, churches, and groups may rent the camp facilities when Camp JOY is not in session. Contact Jodie Jones at 706-322-8267, ext. 206, for more details