Camp Joy

Discover the Joy in Camp Joy

The opportunities for children today are remarkable.  Few, however, can provide the kind of profound experience available at a sleep-away camp.  At a time when we hope to give our kids the skills they need to succeed, we sometimes miss the forest for the trees.  Camp Joy is a place to grow stronger physically and emotionally, to find challenges and discover a new confidence, develop character with new adventures and have a blast with new and old friends.

Our caring, creative, energetic staff is getting ready to bring new and exciting fun for the 2019 Summer Camp. We are excited to get messy, inspire ideas, try new things and get moving with your kids.

Camp Joy is a non-profit camp especially held to provide low-income and at-risk children opportunity to attend camp.  The camp is still in the process of renovations and has received tremendous support from many businesses, organizations and individuals allowing the camp to be able to reopen and provide summer camps.  Churches, civic groups, businesses and individuals wishing to help send a child to camp are encouraged to send donations to Camp Joy, P.O. Box 188, North Tazewell, VA, 24630.  Anyone with additional questions about making a donation for a child to attend camp, applications for camp or about renting Camp Joy should click on Contact Camp Joy.

Over a thousand children have enjoyed attending day and overnight camp with the reopening of the facility through the joint efforts of hundreds of volunteers, local organizations, churches, businesses, local government and individuals.  We provide three weeks of Overnight Camps, two junior weeks for children 6-12 and one senior week for youth adults 12-16.  The majority of campers have attended Camp Joy on scholarships over the last six years thanks to donations and special grants.

Dates for Summer Camp for 2022 have been set

Summer Camps will resume for the summer of 2022

Due to construction on the cabins, we will be holding day camps only this year.

Junior Camp ages 6-12 Week 1 June 13-16

Junior Camp ages 6-12 Week 2 June 20-13

Senior Camp ages 13-17 Week 3 June 27-30

Senior Camp ages 13-17 Week 4 July 18-22

Hours 9am to 5:00 pm Monday – Thursday

 For more information, please contact Clinch Valley Community Action at 276-988-5583, Ext. 346

Camp Joy Rentals

The camp also features a picnic pavilion and special playground for children ages 7 and under.  Camp Joy is available to be rented for business, church and family events.   Additional playground equipment can be enjoyed by older children.  Bathroom facilities are also available.  The picnic area and recreation center are well lighted.  Cost for rental is $50.00 per day. Renters are required to complete a rental agreement.  For more information, please contact Liz Lester at  276-988-5583, ext. 346.

Contact Camp Joy

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