Camp Joy Video

We have been working on a short documentary film for a few months now. Gathering interviews, footage and history from around Berks County. The film comes in light of a new housing facility, Camp Joy, opening for those recovering from the disease of addiction. Watch and hear from professionals in Berks County on the topic of addiction and the transformation of those who enter into recovery. The film shares a brief history of recovery housing in Berks and the history and roots of Camp Joy. The combination brings us to the present day, and the excitement in this new facility.
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!

2 Responses

  1. Diane C. says:

    My son just entered Camp Joy yesterday after completing a 90 day program at Colonial House in York. I am so grateful for the help he has received, from his Probation Officer and treatment case manager to now, the County of Berks for this opportunity for him to shake his addiction. So far he has made great strides toward sobriety. He is looking forward to his additional time at Camp Joy to move through the AA program and gain greater insight into his addiction. Thank you for providing such a wonderful facility for those who are looking to get back on their feet.

    • Jennifer Kaucher says:

      Hi Diane,

      Thank you for your comment! We appreciate you sharing your gratitude and the progress your son is making on his recovery journey. Camp Joy is a collaborative effort with a common purpose of providing a safe and structured environment for those in the early phases of their recovery. We wish for his continued success and for him to solidify his recovery.

      – Jennifer
      Recovery & Me Web/SM Manager

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