Many of us in this workshop hadn’t been invited to “play” for years, even decades! But play we did as we spent hours together under clear blue skies at Camp Joy! And that playtime resulted in new friendships, heightened trust levels and significant respect for anyone willing to climb a telephone pole, put on a blindfold or scale a wall!
“Camp Joy was an unforgettable experience. Every challenge taught us the fundamentals of teamwork and what it takes to step up and be a leader. Climbing the 12-foot wall as a team was my favorite activity! At first, I felt afraid to scale a wall with people who I had just met, however, once I made it over I felt accomplished and supported by my team. As a recent college graduate, this activity strengthened our trust, communication and collaboration skills to better support us in our career and professional development.”
Kelsey Hanrahan, Fifth Third Bank
Leadership Northern Kentucky has had a relationship with Joy Outdoor Education Center for 12 years now. The grounds and facilities are a real retreat from our everyday routine; but it is the professional and very qualified staff that brings us back year after year. They work with us to create an experience for our class members that are relevant, personal to the participant and FUN!
“Venture Out at 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 Boone – Social Media Specialist – WEWS NewsChannel 5
Outstanding folks who know their stuff and how to deliver.
The flow and transition of entire two days was awesome. 30 hours felt like 30 days in terms of growth.
“For years we used a traditional “off-site” method for our annual planning meeting. This year we wanted to try something different. Something that would get our team to better understand what makes each other tick. Joy Leadership & Development corporate training delivered all that and more. The agenda was custom designed to our needs, and the activities targeted areas we wanted to work. All our participants left with a better understanding of each other and our organization’s mission, goals and direction.”
Colonel Craig Harm, former Vice-Commander at WPAFB NASIC