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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!
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)
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.
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.
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.
The excitement of learning and growing at Camp Joy all begins with our first connection with you.
We are excited to get the opportunity to meet you and show you camp! If it is easier, just give Tia a call at 513-478-9282