Camp Jewell YMCA


Kids feel like they BELONG at Camp Jewell. Everyone is challenged to Be Themselves and to be proud of it…

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Ranch Overnight Camp

The COMMUNITY at Ranch Camp is the strongest in camp.  Kids who love animals feel Connected here…

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School Groups

LEARNING is about experience at camp.  The connection with peers in this unique outdoor environment creates measurable results.

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Adventure Trips

Self Discovery, Exploration, and Community Service

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Family Camp Programs

Where Family and Friends UNPLUG and RECONNECT

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Camp Review

Camp Jewell is simply the most magical place on earth. The staff are all just phenomenal. The programming is amazing. There’s really nothing better!  I honestly feel that every child, and family, should attend any and all programs they have the opportunity to participate in. I promise you will all love it as much as my family does

Camp Review

“This is the best summer camp ever. This is my second home, the place where I feel the safest, happiest, best. I have been coming to Camp Jewell for 4 years and loved it more each year I went back. The counselors are AMAZING and the people you will meet will stay with you your entire life. I would recommend this camp to anyone.”

Camp Review

I simply cannot say enough about Camp Jewell. My daughters attended summer camp for the first time and fell in love. They were encouraged to be kids, have fun, make friends and love the outdoors all while being in the most positive environment you can imagine. The experience has changed my children for the better. They are begging to go back next summer. It truly is magical!

Camp Review

The 3rd year my daughter has attended Camp Jewell during the summer. The counselors and staff are amazing. My daughter loves it and no sooner do I see her at pickup, does she ask me to sign her up for next year. This year she went for 2 sessions and had a blast!

Recent Blog Posts

  • Corina Mora: From Caracas to Camp

    Posted by Camp Jewell on Aug 26, 2017 in Blog

    When you experience something amazing, it’s only natural you want to share it with the people closest to you. When Corina Mora came to Camp Jewell YMCA from Caracas, Venezuela in 2011 she didn’t realize the impact it would make on her life.

  • The Cartnicks: They Meet, They Marry at Camp Jewell

    Posted by Camp Jewell on Aug 22, 2017 in Blog

    The summer of 2001 was definitely a life changer for me. I came to Camp Jewell on a whim because I happened to see a table set up at the student union center at Denison University. After a brief interview on the spot, I decided I was up for an adventure. I left the familiarity of my typical Ohio summers to try something new—camp. I knew no one and had no idea what I was getting myself into. I had never attended camp and had no idea what it was all about.

  • ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: Marc Sessler

    Posted by Camp Jewell on Jan 4, 2016 in Blog

    You don’t realize it at the time.

    Climbing this wall, crossing this lake, and cleaning this cabin will change you. Cooking dinner over this fire and under these stars will be remembered decades later. The friends you made around that fire will be with you still. This is Camp Jewell.

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