Camp Joy

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Date(s) - Sep 27, 2014
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Location: The Shoreline Church Facility





Help spread JOY to those separated from their loved ones due to deployment. Deployment is hard on parents burning the homefires while a loved one is deployed. They take care of everything, often without any family or support system close by. Because of this, many of these mommies (and dads too) get no break for months at a time. But deployment doesn’t take a break.

That’s why Operation Help a Hero has started the Camp JOY program — a day off for Mom/Dad and a fun day for the kids! Volunteers serve from 9am-3:30pm in the following areas: counselors, activity coordinators, carnival games and babysitters (please share your preference but know that volunteers will be utilized where needed most and you may not get your first choice). 

DATE: September 27th, 2014

TIME: 9am-3:30pm

Location: The Shoreline Church

A 5 Hour Break for MOM/DAD

OHH Camp JOY is designed to give Moms (and Dads) with spouses deployed a solid 5 hours to themselves. This is time to take a nap, run errands, go to the hair salon and anything else many “deployment single” parents have difficulty doing being head of household during deployments.

5 Hours of Fun for their Kids
OHH Camp JOY gives children, dealing with a parent deployed, an opportunity to be around members of the community who appreciate the sacrifice they make and adults to serve as mentors. Our hope is that every camp is so special, so fun, and so filled with JOY that each child will spend the day focused on the celebration not the separation.

Art/craft activities
Carnival games
Indoor games
Outdoor games
Sporting activities
Movie time
Pretend play
Age appropriate play areas
Story time
Hands-on play

5 Hours for our Community to Serve
OHH Camp JOY gives a hands-on opportunity for civilian volunteers to thank and support the military families who serve them. Volunteers serve as counselors, activity directors, craft/art directors, sports coordinators and more. More importantly, volunteers get to serve in a mentor role for kids with deployed parents.


Operation Help a Hero is dedicated to the well-being and care of our Military. Our programs support military units and families as they prepare for separation, while they endure the challenges of deployment, and as they transition back to the US. Our projects uplift our military heroes and send a clear message of support to their entire family. OHH connects communities with service members and provides real opportunities to make a difference in the lives of those who serve our country.

QUESTIONS? contact Stacy Tertany:


Stacy Tertany

Missions Director


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