Partner with us in our ministry to children!

Joy of Living Camp has been investing in the lives of disadvantaged and at-risk children and youth for over 25 years. With the incredible help of foundations, churches, businesses, and individuals and tens of thousands of volunteer hours, we've been bless to work with children through the ministry of summer camp.

We would welcome your participation! There are so many way to get involved! Won't you help?


    As a donor-funded, Christian ministry, we try to be financially responsible with the resources entrusted to us. A donation to our General Ministry Fund will help us advance our work with needy children, produce our own programming, and provide for our guests - all while keeping registration costs low.

    Donations to the General Ministry Fund keep the lights on at Joy of Living Camp... and the grass cut, the snow plowed, the machinery running, the horses fed and cared for. This is the "nuts-and-bolts" fund without which the doors would close. Your gift has a very real, day-to-day impact on the lives of the children we serve.

    If you would prefer to send your gift to Camp, make out your check and mail to:

    Joy of Living Camp

    PO Box 338, Brinkhaven, OH 43006

    CLICK HERE to give to the General Ministry Fund


    Despite the need to pay for increasing costs here at camp, we know that ministry is not about dollars. Since our beginning in 1993, we have worked hard to insure that every child would have a place in camp, regardless of their financial circumstances. 

    CLICK HERE to give to the Camper Scholarship Fund


    Alan and Nicole Hackman, together with their 3 children (Jacob, Kelsey, and Kyle), began their missionary ministry at Joy of Living Camp on September 2017. Alan is serving as JOY's Facilities Director and Nicole as  JOY's  Ranch Manager and Guest Services Coordinator . The Hackman's service at JOY is underwritten by donors who believe in the work to which God has called them. 

    To support Alan and Nicole's ministry with a monthly or a one-time gift, click the link located below. To send your gift by mail, make your check out and send to "Joy of Living Camp, PO Box 338, Brinkhaven, OH 43006."

    CLICK HERE to give to the Hackman Ministry Fund


PO Box 338, 18860 Dodd Road, Brinkhaven, OH  43006     740-599-7707