Camp Jewell YMCA

Join us for our NEXT open house

Thinking of signing up for camp this summer, join us for our Open House February 11 from 2-4pm!

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Winter Fun For the ENTIRE Family

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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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Overnight Camp

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

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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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Camp Review

“My kids have gone to Jewell for many years. Their experiences there have shaped them. They have leaned valuable social skills which have prepared them for life. Their camp friends are their friends forever and they come from all all walks of life. Best money I have spent on their childhood experiences and they would agree! Camp Jewell is the best!”

Camp Review

“Camp Jewell is AWESOME! Both of my campers had a great time there, they made lots of new friends that they stay in touch with. The counselors and directors were amazing, the activities fun and most of all my kids begged me to stay! They will definitely be returning!”

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

My daughter had some personal challenges during the academic year. She really needed to have a good summer plan. After her first summer at Camp Jewell, she was able to overcome challenges better and developed life skills and personal values that will help her life long. Now, every year she looks forward to another summer at camp.

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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