Camp Jewell YMCA features two separate, full-service camps within our 540 acres called “Main Camp” and “Hideaway Ranch”. Nestled in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains we have several miles of hiking trails, a wilderness area, and 40 acre private lake. Our facilities enable us to serve thousands of visitors each year who enjoy our amazing facilities,  friendly staff, and innovative programs. During the summer, over 1500 campers and 180 staff come together to form a vibrant camp community. In the Fall, Winter, and Spring, Outdoor Center guests come to enjoy camp through our conference, teambuilding, and outdoor education programs.

Main Camp Facilities

Cabin Life

Our 16 cabins are located around the shores of Triangle Lake. Each cabin is made up of two sides both of which house up to 10 campers and two staff. Campers live in cabins with campers their own age, along with two or three counselors.

All of cabins except our Ewoks cabins are fully winterized and have central common rooms, heat, electricity, bathrooms, showers and personal cubbies. In addition our Senior Lodge is home to our 14 year old campers and sleeps up to 60 people in two octagonal rooms. During the summer our Ewok cabins are nestled in the trees and provide a unique home for our 12 and 13 year old male campers.

In 2019 we completed our first new cabin that has a porch that overlooks Triangle Lake. All of our original cabins were renovated during 2020.

 

Health & Wellness

Funded in part through a generous contribution from Camp Rising Sun, “Doc Joe’s Camp Rising Sun Band Aid Barn” is our state of the art wellness center that is home during the summer to our nursing staff who provide care to our campers and staff. We typically have 2-3 nurses on site at all times, in addition Camp Jewell is less than 15 minutes from our local pediatrician and Emergency Room.

Conveniently located right off of our dining hall it has central air, isolation rooms for sick campers, and a medical examination room.

 

Our main camp dining hall seats over 450 people and is the central point to camp. The majority of meals are served family style, with staff at every table. From Memorial Day through Labor Day we also have our famous cook outs where guests can also take advantage of our outdoor picnic grove. We support and can accommodate ALL food allergies and special diets. Gluten free foods are also available, as well as vegetarian and vegan options.

The majority of the food we serve is made from scratch and our guests rave about of homemade cookies!

 

Camp has dozens of program spaces for various activities throughout our grounds.  We are constantly upgrading our facilities, continue to scroll down to see the latest additions to camp’s facilities like the sports courts and the our new zip lines!

Map of our facilities

Located across the lake from our main camp,  Hide-a-Way Ranch offers secluded facilities specifically designed for smaller groups who would like a more intimate environment. In the summer it is home to both our Ranch and Leader In Training programs.

Completed in 2004, Hide-A-Way Ranch is modern and spacious, perfect for groups of 30-96 participants. It features a private dining hall, complete with a large fireplace room and beautiful views overlooking Triangle Lake.

Hide-A-Way Ranch

Cabin Life

The Longhouse and Bunkhouse cabins each accommodate 48 guests in four distinctive living areas. They feature private restrooms and showers, furnished common rooms, and covered decks with easy access to the hundreds of acres of wilderness and trails at camp.

Hide-a-Way Ranch has it’s own private dining hall suitable for 100 guests. With an amazing view that overlooks chapel, and Triangle Lake, this intimate setting is only matched by the food you’ll eat!

 

While many of our program areas are located at Main Camp, a short hike from Hide-a-Way Ranch. here you can find Mt Meggido, our riding area, high ropes course, and meeting spaces.

Map of our facilities

If you’d like to tour our facilities then please call 860.379.2782 or email camp.jewell@ghymca.org