Camp Joy was founded in 1937 on the unassailable values of opportunity for those in need, inclusion at all costs, and the premise that nature soothes the soul. Our Nurturing Nature program is the acknowledgement that the restorative powers of nature combined with an amazing staff is what makes Camp Joy such a transformative experience for kids.
For the 12,000+ kids and adults we serve each year, living net-zero by nurturing nature and transforming our operating practices to conserve our resources will simply become a signature part of the Camp Joy experience – like bunk beds, ropes courses and s’mores.
Our Nurturing Nature program will save and earn money over time, while also allowing more kids to experience Camp Joy. It will expand our education and training options by providing opportunities to see our environmental progress in real time, and it reinforces – to kids, visitors and us – that, at Camp Joy, we live our mission of helping people grow and succeed through life-long experience-based learning,