Register for Camp Joy Celebration

Friday, August 20th, 2021

Come celebrate Camp Joy’s 40th anniversary year with us!

While we’re missing our traditional Camp Joy week for what is hopefully the last year, we wanted to provide an opportunity to all our campers AND their families or staff to relive some of our favorite moments of camp all in one day! We’re so excited to celebrate this milestone of camp with fellowship, activity favorites, family, friends, faith, food, and JOY!

Friday, August 20th, 2021 at Rotary Sunshine Campus

ALL CAMPERS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AT LEAST ONE PARENT/GUARDIAN/STAFF/FAMILY MEMBER. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE.

Please read the detailed information below for instructions on registration and what to expect on the day of BEFORE going to the registration page:

One staff or parent may accompany more than one camper. More than one parent or family member may accompany one camper.

The registration fee for each participant – campers and accompanying family or staff – is $40 for a full day of activities, meals, and a commemorative t-shirt as well as additional favors and goodies throughout the day.

e.g. One Staff person from a residence where 2 campers resides may accompany both without needing more than one staff in attendance; the combined registration fees would total $120 for the three attendees

e.g. Two parents my accompany one camper for the day; the combined registration fees would total $120 for the three attendees

Because of limited capacity and continued vigilance surrounding COVID-19, many restrictions and considerations must be made. Please see below for a schedule of activities for the day and additional changes to expect:

Additional Protocols for safety and health

  • Capacity will be limited to 65 Campers (this does not include accompanying parents/family/staff) – for this reason, priority registration will be given to returning campers only (with some exceptions on a case-by-case basis)
  • Masks will be expected to be worn at all times
  • Health screening questions will be conducted upon arrival
  • Lunch will be served in two pre-assigned shifts – Homemade Chicken BBQ meals will be served in individual pre-dispensed containers
  • Activities will all be outdoors whenever possible and as distanced as we are able
  • All activities will be pre-registered and assigned to accommodate distancing – all parties will receive individual assignments and schedule upon arrival
  • Submerged water activities (Swimming Pool and Splash Pad) and Rock Wall will NOT be available for usage

Anticipated Schedule of Activities for the day – all attendees must be present for full day (unless otherwise arranged previously)

  • Arrival in two shifts (to allow for crowd flow and safe distancing) – please choose one at time of registration
  • 8:30am-9:00am
  • 9:00am-9:30am
  • 10:00-10:45 Chapel and Music outdoors – ALL
  • Families/groups will be in assigned seating to comply with social distancing
  • Seating will be spaced out in groups
  • 11:00am-1:15pm Activities and rotating lunch shifts – please pre-select your preferred lunch rotation and activities
  • 11:00am – 11:45am – Activity 1 (select from provided options at time of registration)
  • 11:45am – 12:30pm – Activity 2/Lunch 1 (select from provided options at time of registration)
  • 12:30pm – 1:15pm – Activity 3/Lunch 2 (select from provided options at time of registration)

Activities

  • Stamping
  • Crafts – you may choose up to 2 craft times
  • Archery/Miniature Golf
  • Nature Walk
  • Boating/Fishing
  • 1:30pm – 3:00pm – PARTY IN THE BARN
  • Special guest John Dady
  • Ride the Train
  • Have train running
  • Wagon will run for small groups and to assist parties back to parking lot for those who require assistance
  • 3:00 – End of Day

We hope you will join us for this special event, an anniversary event you won’t want to miss! Click the link below to register and please reach out to us with any additional questions, concerns, or clarifications!

All campers registering for Camp Joy are Full Time (overnight) unless prior arrangements have been made with the Director to attend part-time.

Essential Eligibility Requirements for Camp Admission

An eligible applicant must meet the following criteria:

  1. Age 18 & up during the Camp Joy camp Session;
  2. Have a physical or intellectual disability;
  3. Have the ability to effectively communicate needs to a camp counselor (this communication may consist of a verbal, audible, or physical response such as an eye shift or a very slight gesture; persons in a minimally responsive state would not meet this criteria);
  4. Is not abusive towards him/herself or others, i.e. does not physically, verbally, or sexually abuse self or others, which abuse may include hitting, biting, scratching, spitting, kicking, excessive swearing, excessive or inappropriate yelling or verbal degradation, inappropriate touching or fondling or other inappropriate behavior;
  5. Does not pose a direct threat to himself/herself or others that cannot be eliminated or reduced below the level of a direct threat with or without reasonable accommodation. Direct threat is defined as a substantial risk of harm to the camper or others; direct threat may include having a highly contagious condition such as tuberculosis, hepatitis, an open or draining wound or rash, topical parasites, etc. or other conditions that may be spread through casual human contact;
  6. Does not have a medical condition or impairment that requires specialized medical treatment (i.e. intravenous infusions, awake overnight monitoring);
  7. Does not have a medical condition or impairment that has a substantial risk or likelihood for complication or injury;
  8. Is in acceptable health as indicated by: Not having a temperature greater than 99.5°F orally; not having blood pressure greater than 160/90; not having a heart rate greater than 120 BPM;
  9. Has ability to eat or drink or take in amounts adequate for nutritional support;
  10. Agrees to and takes personal prescription medication.
  11. Clears a background check.

All acceptances of application are conditional. Camp Joy reserves the right to accept or deny applications or defer admission on site or prior to attendance should it later become aware that the initial application was flawed or the camper’s health has severely declined or upon demonstration that a camper does not meet the applicable eligibility criteria. All deferrals or revocation of admission must be approved by the Camp Director.

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