(What to bring is listed below the rules)

NOTE: CAMP JOY rules have been adjusted for COVID in 2021, they are listed below under the section COVID Compliance. You may download the COVID compliance document by clicking on this sentence.


Each camper is expected to participate in all activities, unless, there is a medical reason or other reason approved by the Director.


For good order and proper safety practices, campers are expected to be in the proper places at the appropriate times.  They are expected to observe the Golden Rule (Do unto others as you would have them to unto you!)

Property Limits

River on the north, south, east, and the road on the west.  Church property at appointed times, with the sanctuary used for spiritual purposes only.  Campers must stay on camp property at all times, unless permission/directions given by director.

Off Limits

Boys are not allowed in the girls’ dorm nor girls in the boys’ dorm.


Campers must stay out of the kitchen except during kitchen crew times.


There is to be no use of tobacco, alcohol or other drugs on the camp property.


All medications (over the counter & prescription) are to be locked in the lock box and distributed by a member of the staff at the appropriate time.

Water Safety

The river may be used for canoeing and wading (with shoes on) during appointed times and with staff supervision.  During the pool times at North Bend State Park all campers are expected to obey life guards and all posted rules.

Appropriate Clothing

Campers must wear clothing that is discrete (does not accentuate the physical body). Girls must not wear strapless tops or halter tops and they need a one-piece bathing suit. Boys must not wear Speedos for swimming.


Vehicles brought by campers will not be used during the camping session, except in an emergency, and then only when approved by the director.


Each camper is expected to report to camp during the registration period and to remain in camp until its conclusion.  If a camper needs to come and go for any reason he or she must get the approval of the director.


Suitable foot covering will be worn at all times: Sturdy shoes for active games. Closed-toed shoes in the river (not good shoes; they may be ruined). No bare feet except in bunk and shower. Sandals OK in building and quiet activities in mowed yard.

Do not bring

Do not bring any valuable items which might be lost or damaged including any type of electronic equipment, also fireworks, matches, lighters, non-Christian reading material, candy, gum, soda, snacks, or bottled water! If brought, it will be collected at the beginning of camp and returned when camper leaves. If it is not willingly surrendered to the director, or if found in camper’s possession later, parents will be called and the camper sent home.

Additional Rules

The director may establish other rules when deemed necessary.


1. At the time of camp, WV states they will not requiring indoor or outdoor masking.
2. If WV changes their masking mandates, we will follow the states directions.
3. Complete the covid waiver before coming.
4. Temperature checks daily. Any signs or symptoms covid a local doctor will be consulted. We will NOT conduct covid testing without the permission of the parent. We will shut down and send campers home at the recommendation of the doctor.
5. Encourage activities that reduce contact.
6. Encourage outside activities.
7. Spread out when possible.

Good Sanitation practice to comply with covid guidelines.

1. Touchless hand sanitizer stations are found in several locations throughout the camp
2. We are using a touchless water dispenser.
3. Water bottles will be provided to students to reduce cross-contamination and reduce waste.
4. Dryers on dishes duty should wear gloves
5. One work group should be responsible for wiping down all door handles, faucet handles, light switches and hand rails after each meal
6. Single use items and wiping down community use bottles like salad dressing, ketchup syrup salt and pepper shakers.

 This program is available to all without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, or handicap.  If you feel you have been discriminated against, write to the Secretary of Agriculture, 14th Street & Independence Ave., Washington, D.C. 20230


  • Bible
  • Notebook
  • Pen/Pencil
  • Toothbrush
  • Toiletries
  • Sleeping Bag/Pillow
  • Sabbath (Church) Clothes
  • Towels
  • Soap
  • Clothes (for cool & warm)
  • Swim Suit (1 piece)
  • Flashlight
  • Camera (optional)
  • Musical Instruments (optional)
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Appropriate shoes