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.
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.
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.