Notes from the Clipboard
WHO SHOULD SIGN UP FOR CAMP JOY?
Individual Camp is for people looking to make new friends virtually, share laughs, let off steam, or spice up their workday with abundant joy. Check out our Individual Camp offerings here!
Corporate Camp allows companies to take a break from their busy days to connect virtually! We have camps designed to help recharge, celebrate, and orient teams! Check out our Corporate Camp here!
WHAT KIND OF ACTIVITIES WILL I PARTICIPATE IN AT CAMP JOY?
Imagine "field day" on a computer. Or the best happy hour of your life online. Camp Joy uses existing joy models from our in-person lives (Summer Camp, Birthday Parties, Happy Hour, Trivia, Family Vacations, etc) and translates them into a virtual space. Think: Sandwich Making Contests, Letter Writing, Virtual Escape Room, Name That 90s TV Theme Song, and much more!
DO I NEED TO KNOW MY FELLOW CAMPERS?
If you're signing up as an Individual Camper, we encourage you to attend Camp Joy solo, so you have ample opportunity to make new friends!
Corporate Camps are for teams and companies who already know each other and need a jolt of fun, strength, inspiration, or re-engagement.
MY COMPANY COULD USE A JOY BOOST. DO YOU WORK WITH COMPANIES?
We work with companies of all shapes and sizes! We require a minimum of 6 employees to attend from your company and have packages that can reach up to 100 people. Check out our Corporate Camper page to see what we offer!
Let's hear what our campers have to say!
Attending Camp Joy made me intentionally create space for fun in my busy work day, and the exploration of happiness caused a ripple effect throughout my life.
Jennifer, Brewery Owner & Manager
30 minutes flew by making it so amazing to see how much joy could be created in such a short time and each day I didn't want our time together to end!
Sarah, Real Estate Project Manager
The incorporation of joy into my day made it feel more intentional and gave me a much-needed mental health boost and a moment I could look back on during the day when I need a smile or pick-me-up.
Laila, Nonprofit Communications Director
Starting the day off with Camp Joy set the tone for the remainder of the day to be positive, creative, and reminded me to make time for fun.
Jack, Board Game Designer
Camp Joy was a week of connection and silliness that was able to electrify my system and break up the monotony of COVID days. An invitation to playtime and friendly competition made each challenge one to rise to.
Shannon, Creative Producer & Actress
Camp Joy really captured a lot of the goodness of camp - more so than the other camp experiences I’ve tried. Great format and activities. Elana and Katherine had the perfect energy. Huge Fan!
Andrew, Marketing Executive
CAMP JOY FOUNDERS
The Original Joy Team
Co-Founder & CEO
Elana is a producer, educator and experience curator. Theatre producing has been at the forefront of Elana’s career over the past decade while working for companies such as Steppenwolf Theatre Company, the Playwrights Realm, Manhattan Theatre Club, Arden Theatre Company & Jackalope Theatre Company. Elana spent three years working for the National Student Leadership Conference at Yale University where she developed a pre-college program for high schoolers interested in Acting. Elana has dedicated her career towards providing opportunities for community building through conversation, socialization, and sharing of spaces.
MFA, Theater Producing, Columbia University
BFA, Theater Management, University of the Arts
Co-Founder & Director of Experience
Katherine is a director, producer, and experience designer based in Brooklyn. Katherine has spent the last decade creating new ensemble-driven content and performance throughout the US and abroad, including Australia, India, Japan, Greece, Mexico, and England. From 2011-2016, Katherine served as the Marketing and Business Coordinator for South Pacific Software Services, an account and payroll software company based in Australia and the South Pacific Islands. For SPSS, Katherine developed, and organized large-scale educational experiences for clients in different countries, building and motivating corporate teams across multiple time zones.
MFA, Directing, Columbia University
BA, Communications, UNC Chapel Hill
Founders Portraits by Annie Jin Wang