Camp Jewell YMCA
A BRANCH OF THE YMCA OF GREATER HARTFORD

Alumni Events

Each year we hold several events at camp and throughout the New England region to help bring camp friends together. Events focus on maintaining camp traditions, keeping alumni connected and providing opportunities for alumni and their families to enjoy all camp has to offer.

Corn Roast

Corn RoastOur most traditional alumni event, dating back to the summer of 1944, is the Lewis Fox Annual Corn Roast held every August. You remember it from when you were a camper or a staff member … the corn roasted all day over the firepit in front of the Dining Hall, and enjoying it, freshly dipped in a can of melted butter, on your way up to the Council Ring for evening campfire. For alumni, it’s that and a lot more. It’s a chance to come back to camp, perhaps introducing camp to your family or other friends for the first time, to see the places where some of your best memories were made and check out some of camp’s latest improvements.

Four years ago we introduced the Doug “Scoobie” Ahrens Distinguished Alumni Award, which is presented at Corn Roast each year. Past recipients have included Scoobie, Charlie Hanscomb, Allen Beavers, Paul Berkel and Gordon Hodne.

There’s no fee for the event. This upcoming summer’s Corn Roast is set for August 12, 2017 beginning at 1 p.m. We hope to see you there!

Corn Roast Schedule

  • 1 p.m. Registration begins and activity areas open (archery, arts & crafts, boating, candle making & Mt. Wood)
  • 3-5 p.m. Camp tours/horse drawn wagon rides
  • 3:30 p.m. Capture the Flag
  • 5:15 p.m. Thunderdome
  • 5:30 p.m. Dinner
  • 7-9 p.m. Corn Roast & evening activity at the Council Ring

New York Area Meet-Up

Each Spring we hold an event in the Greater New York City area for alumni to meet up and reconnect.

Alumni Winterfest

January 28, 2017

Winterfest is a chance to bring your family up to camp to meet up with other alumni and enjoy camp’s winter playground! Activities open throughout the day include tubing, broomball, ice skating, cross-country skiing and ice fishing (weather permitting), as well as many indoor activities like candle making, arts & crafts, pretzel making and archery. Stay for dinner and extend your experience with a cabin overnight! There is no charge for day guests and a modest fee for overnight visitors.

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