2017 SESSION DATES
S1-June 25-July 8
S3-July 23-Aug 5
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Camp Jewell YMCA
6 Prock Hill Road
P.O. Box 8
Colebrook, CT 06021 [Map]
(860) 379-2782 Phone
(888) 412-2267 Toll Free
With over 500 acres at camp we have miles of signed hiking trails around our property. The most famous hike is at the top of Sunrise Mountain, where campers can see camp from high above as well as the scenic vistas!
Wiffleball is a version of baseball played with a yellow plastic ball and lightweight, perforated ball. It’s one of the most popular sports at Camp Jewell so much that we built the Thunderdome to play it in! Each year in our fourth session we hold the World Series of Wiffleball during the middle weekend, we grill hot dogs, serve popcorn as all of camp cheers on the final teams!
Archery is the second most popular clinic at camp! This progressive clinic teaches campers the basics of archery up to more advanced skills. Our certified staff is taught each summer by Art Hall, who has been involved in archery since he shot his first arrow at Camp Jewell in 1952!
Basketball is one of the most popular clinics at camp as well as another choice during free time at camp. Our new basketball court was constructed in 2012 and includes seating areas for campers to watch and cheer on their friends. With adjustable hoops campers of all ages and heights can play!
A perennial camp, and playground favorite 4-Square is just one of many games and activities that can be played during free time, or as a cabin group.
Pickleball is a racquet sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis and is just one of the many clinic choices at Camp Jewell YMCA in addition to being a favorite game for campers to play during free time. Up to 4 players can play at a time and the game uses paddles similar to those in table tennis along with a ball that is very similar to a wiffleball!
Carpetball is one of many activities that takes place during free time before meals. These times are designed for campers to reconnect with each other, for siblings to catch up on the day’s events, and for friendships to be made, all under the supervision of our counselors. We have three carpetball tables spread around camp where campers can challenge each other to a game while friends support from the viewing areas.
Our rope swing is a perennial favorite at Camp Jewell. In 2011 we introduced our newest rope swing named in honor of Don Reese a long time supporter of camp and late husband of Kathie Reese our office manager. With a rope swing and zip line campers who are green swimmer have the option of swinging into the lake two different ways. Our certified lifeguards are on duty at all times!
What would camp be without swimming? Each day campers have the opportunity to cool down in our lake. Our certified lifeguards are on duty at all times!
What would camp be without swimming? During the first day of camp each camper is swim tested and placed into one of three groups. Red swim bands are beginners, yellow are intermediate, and green are advanced. For campers requiring swim lessons they are automatically placed in a swim clinic, where under the supervision of our Red Cross WSI staff members we provide instruction that closely follows YMCA national swim classes. Our certified lifeguards are on duty at all times!
Ga Ga is our Dodge ball activity that is played in an octagonal pit, at Camp Jewell we have five outdoor Ga Ga pits and an indoor inflatable court. You can only hit the ball with an open hand. No throwing or catching is allowed. Play the ball off the wall to yourself or hit your opponent below the waist with it. It is a safer twist on an old classic. Kids love to play it. In fact, they go “gaga” for Ga Ga!
Our Mountain Boarding program is extremely popular for campers ages 10 and older. Under the supervision of our trained staff, campers don protective equipment, learn proper technique, then move on to more advanced downhill runs.
The Vertical Play Pen and Giant Swing are two elements of our High Ropes Course. Each are located in separate areas of camp. Campers are supported by the rest of their cabin under the supervision of our experienced staff. Helmets, belay lines and trained staff follow industry-standard practices to ensure safety on this memorable camp activity.
The latest addition to our high ropes activities, our new zip line was built in 2014. With two separate lines totalling over 1200 feet our zip lines cross Triangle Lake and back again providing a once in a lifetime experience for our Ewok and Utopian campers during the summer. Campers are supported by the rest of their cabin under the supervision of our experienced staff. Helmets, belay lines and trained staff follow industry-standard practices to ensure safety on this memorable camp activity.