GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Beth Mummert was treading familiar ground Saturday, when she took her children and nephew to the Fall Open House at Camp Joy-El.
"I actually was a camper. I came up through the Released Time program," said the Chambersburg, Pa., resident, who now helps with the state-approved religious instruction program at New Franklin Elementary School.
Mummert said she has loved coming to Camp Joy-El - tucked away on wooded property off Pa. 995 near Greencastle, Pa. - ever since she was a little girl and earned her way to summer camp there by memorizing Bible verses.
"I wasn't allowed to go until I earned free camp," she said.
Now, she likes bringing friends to let them see what the camp is all about, Mummert said.
It's common for volunteers and former campers to bring friends and family to the open house, said Terry Ortman, director of public relations for the non-denominational organization that built the camp in 1974.