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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!2022-03-13T13:04:06-04:00

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 camp2022-03-13T13:04:23-04:00

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!2022-03-10T22:05:59-05:00

Covid-19 Updates 2022


UPDATED 2/16/22 Every year our Camp Jewell staff spend the entire off-season planning and preparing to make next summer better than the last. The last two years have taught us to be ready for anything. Since we are asking you to plan your next summer with us, we want to share as much as we

Covid-19 Updates 20222022-02-16T18:06:01-05:00

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 Camp2022-03-11T14:52:45-05:00

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 Village2022-03-10T23:23:30-05:00

Ranch (Equestrian) Camp


For over 40 years our Ranch, or Equestrian Horseback Riding programs have been a highlight of what we offer at Camp Jewell. Originally housed out of Cabins 8 & 9, since 2001 Hide-a-Way Ranch at Camp Jewell YMCA has provided a unique setting for our horse-loving Ranch Campers to enjoy a traditional camp experience with

Ranch (Equestrian) Camp2022-03-10T22:57:39-05:00

Alumni Spotlight: The Dietrichs


The year is 2001. George W. Bush is in his first year of office, the human genome has been sequenced for the first time, and Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears have just worn the bravest ever couples outfit to the American Music Awards: all denim. More importantly, 2001 marks the beginning of what became an

Alumni Spotlight: The Dietrichs2020-11-23T14:36:50-05:00



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 CABIN2020-07-29T09:34:40-04:00

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!2020-07-29T09:32:05-04:00