Camp Joy provides monthly respite programs for youth in foster care that teaches life skills, provides role models, and gives them a positive outlook for their future
Camp Joy provides more than 7,000 youth per year with the opportunity to reconnect with nature, get their hands dirty, and unplug from technology.
Gray Middle School has been attending Camp Joy for over 15 years and the response that we get from our students each year is “Wow—this is so much fun. Can we come back?” That happens with many of our students. Our 8th graders have such a good time that they return as chaperones when they are seniors at the neighboring high school. Camp Joy has successfully accommodated our 200 plus 8th graders with ease. We have been forced to split our group, but the camp staff has made arrangements so that we can visit in back to back trips and adjusted their curriculum to match the Kentucky Core Content. There is no experience that can match the overnight trip to Camp Joy. It has become an 8th grade highlight that brings parents and students alike back for more. Thank you, Camp Joy for making such a difference in the lives of the students at Gray Middle School in Union, KY.