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Making A Difference

When you make a gift to Camp Joy you change lives by providing camp experiences to youth from low-income communities, foster youth, and children with medical and special needs. Your tax-deductible gift supports children-in-need with transformational experiences, helping them grow and become the future leaders of our communities. Your support is crucial and turns dreams into realities. Thank you for providing life-changing camp experiences to the youth of our communities!

  • Wish List – Consider donating items from our wish list to ensure that we have the supplies needed to make camp fun for kids! (click “Wish List” to view)

  • Mail in a CheckDownload our printable donation form and mail in your support.

  • Give Over the PhoneGive us a call to make a gift over the phone and support kids at camp! Contact us at (937) 289-9143.

  • Give the Gift of StockClick Here to download our Stock Giving Form and instructions.

  • Volunteer Opportunities – Volunteering with Camp Joy is a great opportunity for your group to give back to our community. Click Here to find out more.

  • Monthly Giving Program – For as little as $5 a month, you can join a group of dedicated supporters committed to making monthly contributions and spread your giving across the year! Your monthly gift provides the dependable income we need to provide more Camp Joy experiences to those kids who need us.

  • Legacy Society – Leave a legacy of Joy for generations to come by providing endowment support or designating Camp Joy as a beneficiary in your will, IRA, or Life Insurance

  • Friends of Joy Society – Become a special member of the Camp Joy community! When you become a “Friend of Joy” you will have opportunities to share your story, speak at events, inspire donors or help coordinate fundraising efforts. Becoming a “Friend of Joy” is a great way to have fun, meet new people and support Camp Joy at the same time! Complete your gift form and become a Friend of Joy today!

  • Matching Gifts – Looking for an easy way to double or even triple the value of your donation? Your company may match gifts to Camp Joy! Check with your company for details.

Camp Joy’s DREAM BIG Scholarship

The DREAM BIG Scholarship is to support those who are pursuing their educational and vocational dreams to make an impact in their community.

Multiple scholarships of $500 and higher will be awarded that may be used for college expenses, career/vocational/technical training programs, or other educational training/programs. Preference will be given to individuals whose lives were impacted by a Camp Joy program experience.

Hover over and click a picture to learn more about our 2019 Scholarship winners.

The Impact of Your Gift

Kyle and Daryl are best friends who met at Camp Joy through a program for youth with heart conditions. Besides having this challenge in common, both share a passion for the outdoors, helping others, and learning new skills.

“As a Camp Joy veteran, I teach camp songs to everyone who’s new and has never been here before. It makes me feel awesome because I know that when you help someone else, you just did something great.” —Daryl (pictured right)

Hover over and click a picture to learn more about the impact of your gift.

We went to Camp Joy to learn teamwork and to have fun learning. My favorite activity was the underground railroad reenactment because it seemed so real, and it just comes to show how bad slaves were really treated. I personally learned how to deal with people that I’m stuck with or with people that don’t like too much. Camp Joy affected my school year in a way that I would work together much better with people. Camp Joy was a lot of fun.

Noah C., Camper

Thank you for for being my trail group leader. Throughout my time at Camp Joy you helped me and led us through our groups’ difficult times. You were also really fun singing all of those songs while we were hiking. I also thought that you were really good in the Underground Railroad play through. You probably would have caught us because of the way that we had escape. Thank you for helping me throughout Camp Joy, you should always know that I will never forget Camp Joy because of you.

Morgan C, Camper

Thank you again for providing our campers with a phenomenal experience. It is always a great opportunity for them to connect with other campers who share in their same medical condition and make lasting friendships with their peers.

Social Worker, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

The excitement of learning and growing at Camp Joy all begins with our first connection with you.