VO! FAQ

Welcome. Camp Joy’s 317 acre property allows for experiences you cannot get in the office! You will no doubt come to Venture Out! with some trepidation and this is perfectly normal. Our mission is to help people grow and succeed through life-long experience-based learning. In support of this we want to make sure you are as prepared as possible for your stay with us.

If there is an emergency at home and you need to be contacted, and your cell phone is not with you, or you have no service, you can be contacted at:

Please visit “Camp Joy Directions”. You will have the option of downloading a map in PDF format or clicking a link that will take you to Google maps. If you are using your phone’s GPS, simply put in Camp Joy’s Address, not ‘Camp Joy’.

Camp Joy’s Address is:

10117 Old 3c Highway
Clarksville, Ohio 45113

Please park in the main parking lot and meet at the P&G Welcome Center. Leave your overnight items in the car and join us in the lobby of the P&G Welcome Center. We will provide further instructions regarding moving into overnight accommodations after everyone arrives.

Being prepared for all weather conditions will help ensure a pleasant experience. For up-to-date weather forecasts visit wunderground.com and enter the zip code 45113.

Venture Out uses every opportunity possible to build relationships, thus sleeping accommodations are in bunkroom style cabins. There are showers and bathrooms inside of the cabins.

Venture Out! prepares many of our meals from scratch and works diligently to provide a variety of food items at each meal. Please remember to note any special diet requests on your medical risk & release form so that we can accommodate all dietary needs (Gluten free, Dairy Free, Allergies, etc.)

There is a (free) coffee, tea, and espresso machine located in most buildings, we do have disposable cups available, but it is preferable if you bring a coffee thermos or mug.

Laundry service is NOT available. Please bring adequate changes of clothing for the program. It is a good idea to bring a laundry bag for any soiled clothing.

Please arrive dressed in layered clothes. This will give you the greatest flexibility for moving from indoor to outdoor sessions. Pack durable, comfortable clothing that is appropriate for outdoor activities and is consistent with the season/weather.

Recommended Items:

  • Hiking boots and/or athletic shoes (closed- toe shoes only)
  • Durable pants/shorts
  • Tee Shirts
  • Rain coat/jacket
  • Sweatshirt
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen (seasonal)
  • Baseball style hat
  • Camera (optional)
  • Earplugs
  • Bug spray (seasonal)
  • Water bottle (recommended)
  • Flashlight
  • Extra Blankets (optional)

Please bring all necessary toiletry items, including shampoo, soaps, etc.

Pillows, sheets, blankets, linens, washcloths and towels are provided. You are welcome to bring your own pillow and blankets if you would like.

If you feel any medication (i.e. aspirin, TUMs, etc.) may be needed, please bring them with you, Camp Joy is not permitted to dispense.

If you forget something while you are at Venture Out, do not hesitate to ask a staff member if there is anything available (we likely will have it!).

What to Expect…

  • Clean, updated buildings and facilities

  • Friendly staff ready to serve you

  • Many indoor and outdoor activities

  • Moderate amounts of walking

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It’s been tough at times, and spending time with colleagues at Camp Joy really provided me with an opportunity to open up, talk, and listen to others as they offered advice and encouragement.  And in many cases, I was able to return the gift.  I totally get why you take us into the woods.  If you think about it, when was the last time you camped, in a cabin, with a group of giggly people sleeping in bunk beds, playing?  For most people, it was when we were children.  And Camp Joy re-creates that child-like atmosphere – the atmosphere where we as humans are most receptive to learning.  I thought that was brilliant.  So, I returned to work Monday re-energized and ready to be the best leader I can be for my team here at KTNV.  I’m not tired anymore, at least not right now.

Traci Wilson, Assistant News Director, KNTV

Camp Joy helped me face a lot of fears, whether they be physically challenging or mentally. It helped me to step out of my comfort zone and be braver than I ever knew I could be. It helped me realize being a leader is exactly what I want to do, it’s what I was born to do, and I was and still am striving to help people push through their own fears and reach those goals that at one time may have felt unreachable. It was an invaluable experience.

Faith, Social Media Specialist, WEWS NewsChannel5

Few people know that Camp Joy has been the venue for The Leadership Challenge Workshop for thirty years. Acclaimed around the world as one of the very best leadership development programs, The Leadership Challenge was designed to include the kind of purposeful and impactful experiential learning activities at which Joy excels. Jim Kouzes, co-author of the award winning best-seller, The Leadership Challenge, was twice on campus in 1987 to co-facilitate the first sessions. There is no other place on the planet that offers this program, the way Joy does. It has been a pleasure partnering with Camp Joy for three decades to bring this powerful leadership message to thousands of people from around the world.

Steve, Leadership Challenge Program

Camp Joy introduced me to the importance of engagement with nature and fellow human beings. Joy helped me figure out what kind of things, both inside and outside of the workplace, nurtured me. I learned what I love doing: helping others, and interacting with peers and colleagues in a learning environment.  That was huge for me and has enabled me to work in roles I love that allow me to sleep at night.  That means a lot!

Frank

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.