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What is Camp Joshua? Why is Camp Joshua important for your teen to attend?

by | Jul 23, 2019

By Olivia Gans Turner, President, Virginia Society for Human Life

Editor’s note. Even if you do not have teenagers of your own, you can help Camp Joshua by donating here.

This comment from a recent Camp Joshua attendee will give you some idea why Camp Joshua is so important.

“While I was convicted in my pro-life beliefs before heading to Camp Joshua as a rising junior in high school, I was amazed at what a week of nationally recognized speakers, scientifically rigorous research, an endless supply of excellent pro-life resources, and good old-fashioned summer camp fun can do. At Camp Joshua I met so many young people, from all walks of life who were as convicted in their pro-life belief as I was and I learned I was not alone in my beliefs.

I learned that the pro-life worldview is based in irrefutable science that seeks to protect not only the pre-born but the elderly, and other marginalized and vulnerable groups. I heard convincing arguments for a consistent life ethic that rejects embryonic stem cell research, euthanasia, and abortion. Camp Joshua gave me the tools I needed to tackle these issues in the real world by providing world-class speakers and scientific research as evidence for the pro-life view. The speakers took the time to answer my questions in personal conversation, and gave me their perspectives on certain issues that I was facing as a pro-life high schooler. I met many wonderful people that week, and recommend it to anyone who wants to cultivate a culture of life.”

Rita C. McInerny,
The College of William and Mary, Class of 2020

Have you registered your teen yet? Only a week away!

When: July 26-28, 2019

Where: Augusta Camp and Conference Center

1640 Lee Highway, Ft. Defiance, Virginia 24482

Cost: $100 registration but scholarships are available.

Note: There will be a Catholic Mass and Protestant worship service on Sunday morning.



Join pro-life teens from around the state at the Camp Joshua Virginia, July 26-28. Campers will learn more about the movement from local pro-life leaders while having fun in the great outdoors with like-minded peers!

Camp Joshua is a weekend camp designed to train high school students to be pro-life leaders now and in the future. It covers all the basics of the pro-life issues in classes and hands-on workshops.

Just as Joshua brought down the walls of Jericho, the young men and women of Camp Joshua will lead their generation in bringing down the walls of the culture of death.

Camp Joshua Speaker Highlights

  • Angela Clark who coordinates the mobile ultrasound van in NoVA, A Best Choice. Angela will be bringing the Ultrasound Van to Camp so the teens can see it up close and in person.
  • David Daulton, A Father’s Heart, Down Syndrome adoption advocate
  • Stephanie Schmitt-Stone, Capital Area and Virginia Coordinator at Students for Life of America
  • Myself, President, Virginia Society for Human Life, and Director, American Victims of Abortion

To register or to get more information see our Camp website:

For anyone who can’t afford to attend, scholarships are available.

If you want to donate to help with Camp Joshua expenses, please help today!

P.S. Camp Joshua is a life-altering event to help solidify teens’ pro-life values and teach them how to share them with their friends. Please register your teen today!

Categories: Pro-Lifers