Camp Joy El plans annual jubilee

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot

What has hay rides, go-karts, Belgian horses, a giant swing, a chicken barbecue and a campfire? If you guessed Camp Joy El’s annual Joy El Jubilee, then you guessed right! Saturday, Oct. 30, will mark another anniversary of this annual event as Joy El Ministries celebrates the groundbreaking for a new worship center to enhance the ability of the camp to serve more people and to provide a larger worship space for campers. The Joy El Jubilee is open to everyone in the family. Admittance is free and all events are provided at no cost.

Beginning at 10 a.m. through 4 p.m., this year’s event has many things that everyone in the family will enjoy. Young visitors will enjoy hay rides, clowns, a magic show, miniature golf, face painting, games, climbing tower, canoeing, archery and go-kart rides. Adults will find craft vendors, a bake sale, a concert by the Joy Chorale and homemade soups at the camp canteen. The whole family will have fun making s’mores around a campfire.

The chicken barbecue will be served from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Half chicken dinners will sell for $6.50 and quarter chicken dinners will sell for $4.50. Door prizes will be given away all day and one  child will win a free week of summer camp.

For information or directions, call Camp Joy El at 717-369-4539 or visit