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Picking the right summer camp


With hundreds of different summer camp programs to choose from we know it can seem daunting on how to make the right choice for both you, your family, and most importantly your camper(s). Most parents are hoping to make the right choice so that their child(ren) can attend year after year! While we hope you

Picking the right summer camp2022-12-26T21:44:36-05:00

Top 5 reasons to go to camp!


There are so many reasons to send your child to camp this summer but here are our top five! 1. Lifelong skills, and lifelong friendships! Research shows that camp helps children make new friends, get to know kids who are different from them, feel good about themselves and try things that they were afraid to

Top 5 reasons to go to camp!2022-12-26T21:47:43-05:00

Summer Camp Packing List- What to pack for camp!


We know packing for camp can feel daunting sometimes. What will my camper needs, will I pack too little, or too much? Here are some helpful hints and tips..... Camp is all about having fun outdoors. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you not pack any clothing you would mind getting dirty or stained. The best

Summer Camp Packing List- What to pack for camp!2022-12-26T21:48:15-05:00

Benefits of Camp


Kids build skills, confidence and character Now more than ever, it’s important for kids to engage with one another face to face, rediscover their sense of adventure and expand the limits of their imagination. And let’s not forget what is most essential for kids these days: fun! Challenges brought on by the pandemic have squashed

Benefits of Camp2022-12-26T21:49:09-05:00

Adoption Camp- Clio Village


Adoption Camp. “Why was my family created differently?” Adopted children, whether adopted internationally, domestically or through foster care, share this same basic question. Though each child’s story is different, many of them face questions like “Who is your real mom? Why did she give you away?” Adopted children need a comfortable, non-judgmental place to try

Adoption Camp- Clio Village2022-12-25T22:04:52-05:00



When Camp Jewell moved to Colebrook, CT in 1955, construction began on our first set of cabins, which still stand to this day. While they have been renovated over the years, the buildings themselves are original, and have each served thousands of people. As we prepare to ready camp for the next 70 years, sadly

REQUIEM FOR A CABIN2022-12-26T21:42:33-05:00

Long Live the CJ Olympics!


With the postponement of the 2020 Olympic games in Tokyo this summer, many of us are wondering just how we’re going to get by without our biennial dose of international competition, intrigue, and sportsmanship. Sure, the TV networks will probably be filled with all kinds of stories and footage from Olympics past, but the summer’s

Long Live the CJ Olympics!2022-12-26T21:49:59-05:00

Alumni Spotlight- Erin Sullivan


Alumni Spotlight: One of the greatest lessons that the camp experience brings to our campers and staff is that living in the moment is a crucial part of happiness and success. In her recent TED talk, 2018 Doug "Scoobie" Ahrens award winner and Camp Jewell Alumna Erin Sullivan, talks about her relationship with the "moment"

Alumni Spotlight- Erin Sullivan2023-01-01T16:39:05-05:00

Corina Mora: From Caracas to Camp


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.

Corina Mora: From Caracas to Camp2023-01-01T16:38:03-05:00

The Cartnicks: They Meet, They Marry at Camp Jewell


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.

The Cartnicks: They Meet, They Marry at Camp Jewell2023-01-01T16:37:07-05:00