Memorable Moments

From Christmas celebrations to children’s retreats, stay tuned with the fun-filled, meaningful experiences and events that we have lined up for our Joyland children.

Joyland Christmas Celebration

Joyland Christmas Celebration (JCC) is a staple and highlight of the Joyland year! Every December, the kids participate in Christmas songs and medleys, verse recitations, skits, and creative and winsome renditions of the classic (and some modern!) Christmas stories. Everyone gets to participate - and every JCC is filled with more-than-its share of laughs and heart-warming moments!

Watch this year's JCC trailer.

Camp Gracepoint & JoyCamp

Camp Gracepoint (Fourth and Fifth grade retreat) is the much anticipated summer event where we take our fourth and fifth graders to the the great outdoors for some fun and sun, and to learn about life and God. Every year is a new adventure, as the few days are highlighted by a special speaker bringing kid-relevant bible studies, using real-life examples and illustrations to help us learn the truths about the gospel. It is a special time to bond with the teachers, build friendships, enjoy God's grand creation, act in skits and gather around the campfire to have a s'more and sing a song or two. The retreat is so jam-packed that it only happens once a year, but the memories are guaranteed to last a lifetime.

Joyland Fall Fest

Joyland Fall Fest is a tradition that began many years ago to provide a safe (and, in our opinion, much more exciting and fun!) alternative to Halloween. Our teachers and volunteers spend days creating enchanting backdrops, booths, and various programs for the children to enjoy in a safe and fun setting on October 31st. There are loads of interactive carnival-style games, a magic show, photo-booths, prizes and refreshments – cotton candy is the perennial hit! Children love seeing their Joyland teachers costumed to match different themes and bring their friends to share in all the fun.

Field Trips and Outings

During the year there are a number of opportunities for Joyland children to go on field trips to awesome and fascinating places like the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Children's Tech Museum, Chabot Space Center, the Exploratorium and more; we also go on outings like picnics, dessert-making, and hikes around the Bay Area! Through it all, children get to bond with each other and their teachers, and learn and have a ton of fun in the process!