"He who is generous will be blessed"

Proverbs 22:9a

A Message from Matt

    Many of you reading this can remember your time at a camp, not just as a place where you remember friends and fun, but a place where you made a purposeful decision to follow Jesus.  I recently connected with someone in our church congregation who went to camp in the 1940s!  They also became a counselor for several years in the 1950s.  This led to a life long service in the church. Including the church in Fargo where my family and I attend!  This is just one of countless stories of how camp has positively impacted the lives of people. 

   This is what we strive for at Camp Joy.  It is a place where we gather to enjoy God’s creation, develop friendships, have a ton of fun, and most importantly be drawn closer to Jesus.  I believe God uses camps to give kids a moment where they can feel his tangible love.  Here at Camp Joy we try to give kids as many of those moments that we can.  This is also why our staff came to camp as campers, and now continue to come as staff to give students these experiences.  Many give up their opportunity to make money with a summer job so they can come alongside kids and help them have a camp experience they will forever remember as the time when they met Jesus.  We would love for you to partner with us in this goal, to positively impact kids for the kingdom of God.


Matt Larson

Director of Camp Joy

Partner in Prayer

We would love your partnership in prayer.  Here is a list of things for which you can pray:

Campers and Staff will experience Jesus in a very real and tangible way

Safety and protection for all staff and campers

The hearts of campers would be softened and prepared for what God wants to teach them

Good conversations

New friendships

A desire in staff and campers to read God’s word, and let it change them

Words of encouragement

God would bring people alongside of Camp to partner with us financially

Anything else that God puts on your heart!

Partner Financially

To Donate Online:

Camp Joy accepts donations via debit and credit card.  You will be redirected to PayPal's website where you will be able to make either a one time or recurring donation. Your financial support of the ministry of Camp Joy allows us to continue sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with campers! We are so appreciative of you and your partnership! If you have any questions about the online donation process, please email our treasurer, Aaron Carlson, at

To Mail Donations:

Checks can be made payable to Camp Joy and can be mailed directly to our treasurer Aaron Carlson:

Camp Joy

c/o Aaron Carlson

5361 County Road 81 S.

Horace, ND 58047



for partnering with Camp Joy!