Adventure Overnight Trips
Did you know that Camp Jewell YMCA was a pioneer in providing adventure trips as part of summer camp? For over 40 years thousands of our campers have ventured out to locations throughout North America. Our Adventure Trips offer teens new challenges through activities such as kayaking, rock climbing, surfing, hiking, and biking in some of the most beautiful parts of the country. This provide campers a chance to better get to know themselves and build strong relationships within their group. Enrollment is limited on each trip to ensure an amazing experience for all, so don’t delay in registering! Trips are designed for campers of all abilities and are led by specially-trained staff, selected for their experience, certifications, and strong leadership skills.
For 2014 the following trips are being offered.....
California Surf & Skate Two-Week Trip $2,950-$3,150
Date: July 6-19, 2014
Spend nearly two weeks learning to master the waves with the instruction of Camp Surf YMCA staff members. This west coast adventure will include a day trip to PETCO Park to enjoy a major league baseball Padres game, a scenic hike up Cowels Mountain and camping on some of California’s best beaches. The deadline for registration for this trip is May 1st, 2014.
Cape Cod Two-Week Trip $1,750-$2,150
Date: July 20-August 2, 2014
This two week adventure trip will venture out on bicycles to the Islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. Along the way they will visit the beach, stay in youth hostels, go on a whale watch, sea kayak and eat lobster flavored ice cream. Campers will need to provide their own hybrid style bicycle for this trip.
Maine Whitewater Rafting and Rock Climbing $1,750-$2,150
Date: August 3- 17, 2014
Cool off in the foaming white waters of the historic Kennebec River! First, you’ll travel to scenic Maine and set up your base camp. Next, you will take an overnight rafting trip down the majestic Kennebec River, over heart-thumping rapids and past spectacular waterfalls. Spend a day climbing the nearby cliffs to earn a spectacular view of the pristine forests and clear sparkling lakes which make this region so unique. Truly an exciting trip for the camper with a love for the natural beauty of the great outdoors!
The fee for a two-week session in 2014 ranges from $1,750 to $3,150. Financial assistance is available. To register, parents must submit a signed registration form with a $200 deposit (non-refundable, non-transferable). Specific information for each trip can be obtained by calling the camp office (after May 1). Trips are one week in length and begin and end at Camp Jewell. The program starts Sunday at 1pm and ends Saturday at 9:30am.
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For additional information, please contact Jess Bryan, Asst Camp Director, at 1-888-412-2267 or email@example.com.
Several of our campers choose to attend more than one session each summer. When those chosen sessions are “back-to-back,” campers have the opportunity to enjoy Camp Jewell’s hold-over program. Hold-over runs from 11:30am on Check-out Saturday until lunch on Check-in Sunday.
Our hold-over program is more than just waiting around for the next camp session to start. In addition to getting the entire camp to themselves, hold-over campers get to enjoy activities normally reserved for different programs and age groups. Campers have the opportunity to climb Mt. Meggido, normally reserved for teens! Swimming, games, movies, and arts and crafts round out the fun. Plus, hold-over campers get to move into their cabins first and have all of their laundry washed. Adequate time is set aside, however, for the campers to just rest and relax.
Of course, parents are welcome to check-out their children during the hold-over weekend. Simply call ahead and indicate a pick-up time. We will insure your child will be ready to go and enjoy a dinner, movie, or activity with the family. If parents would like to stay overnight in the local area, there are several hotels and attractions available. For a full list of lodging and activity options, please click here.
Register online or download the regular camper registration form. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us at 888-412-2267 or contact Craig Dawson, Summer Camp Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org