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.
The moment I stepped off of the bus on my first day of camp, I immediately felt so welcomed and accepted that all of my anxiousness and nervousness disappeared. I was so happy and excited I could hardly sit still! As the week went by I made so many new friends and learned so many new things from other amputees who were just like me. I never felt like the odd one out and everyone wanted me to join in their games and activities. On the last night of camp I cried like a baby because I never wanted to leave. I had no idea one week at Camp Joy would have such a huge impact on my life.