This is a wonderful time of year when people think about new beginnings and making life changes and personal commitments for the year.
Joy is also making some very exciting commitments this year to enhance the entire Joy experience! Over the next couple of months I will highlight these plans and would love to hear input from you—the Joy community!
This year the staff will focus on curriculum development and re-aligning all of the outdoor education and camp programs with the new state content standards and creating new leadership·programs and workshops. We are excited to work with professors from Xavier and a curriculum specialist from Beavercreek schools on this project. We are excited to hear from the Joy community on what other programs we can provide to best serve our guests. For instance we heard from 6th grade teachers from Mason schools that a rocks and minerals class would be very helpful to reiterate the classroom teachings, we are in the final stages and should be able to offer this new class this year! Please let us know your thoughts on how Joy can enhance our programs.
Happy New Year!- Amy Thompson