Camp Joy

In the fall of 2014, we worked on a documentary highlighting recovery housing in Berks County and the newest addition of Camp Joy. Watch this video to see interviews with professionals in the fields of addiction, recovery and criminal justice, along with footage and history from around Berks County. The film addresses the topic of addiction as a disease and shares a brief history of recovery housing in Berks County and the excitement of Camp Joy. We hope you enjoy the video.
This documentary is dedicated to the individuals who have or are about to take a significant step in their recovery from addiction.

Appearances in the documentary by the following (in alphabetical order):

John Adams…….. DISTRICT ATTORNEY, BERKS COUNTY
Kevin Barnhardt.….. COUNTY COMMISSIONER, BERKS COUNTY
Drew Eisenhauer…….. DRUG & ALCOHOL PROGRAM REP., COUNCIL ON CHEMICAL ABUSE
Ryan Herrera…….. ASSISTANT HOUSING DIRECTOR, YMCA OF READING & BERKS COUNTY
Jodi Holland…….. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, EASY DOES IT, INC.
Christian Leinbach…….. CHAIRMAN, COUNTY COMMISSIONER, BERKS COUNTY
Dan Milloy…….. ASSISTANT CHIEF, ADULT PROBATION/PAROLE DEPARTMENT, BERKS COUNTY
Mike…….. ONE OF THE FIRST MEN’S BRIDGE HOUSE RESIDENTS
Richie…….. ONE OF THE FIRST MEN’S BRIDGE HOUSE RESIDENTS
Bill Semmel…….. DIRECTOR OF BERKS COUNTY PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT 1968-2009
Diane Shepler…….. FOUNDER, TYLER J. SHEPLER SHINE THE LIGHT
George Vogel..….. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, COUNCIL ON CHEMICAL ABUSE

A special thank you to the following:

Berks County Commissioners
Council on Chemical Abuse Board & Staff
Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services and HealthChoices Program of Berks County, for through their financial support, the vision of Camp Joy has become a reality!

On May 12, 2015 there was a dedication ceremony for the opening of Camp Joy. Read about the event HERE.


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