Camp Joy dedicates new Orion Tower ropes course

Clarksville, OH November, 18 – On Monday, Nov. 18, Camp Joy and the Finish Line Youth Foundation dedicated Camp Joy’s Orion Tower, a new high ropes course at Camp Joy. The Orion Tower project was announced in January 2013 when the Finish Line Youth Foundation awarded a $65,000 Legacy Grant to Camp Joy for a new high ropes challenge course for the nearly 12,000 youth who visit the camp each year.

Camp Joy’s youth programs include year round programming for youth in foster care, week-long camps and weekend retreats for at-risk youth and children with a variety of medical conditions. These camp programs focus on teaching positive life-skills, self-esteem, self-advocacy and help campers develop positive relationships with peers and adults. In addition to the summer programs, Camp Joy’s Outdoor Education program delivers experiences for school age youth that focus on academic standards in an experiential learning setting. Camp Joy also provides experiential leadership and team building programs for business professionals, community leaders, and university / high school students.

About The Finish Line Youth Foundation
The Finish Line Youth Foundation strives to make a difference in the lives of youth in the communities where employees and customers live, work and play. The Youth Foundation funds non-profit organizations that provide opportunities for kids to participate in community-based youth athletic programs and camps that emphasize sports and active lifestyles, especially programs that serve disadvantaged and special needs kids. In partnership with The Finish Line, Inc., the Youth Foundation has pledged multi-year support of Special Olympics as a part of its ongoing mission to celebrate the everyday achievements of athletes everywhere. For more information about the Youth Foundation, please visit or find them on Facebook at or on Twitter at

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Photo credit: Michelle Slocum

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