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 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.
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.
Part of what helps keep Camp Jewell YMCA running is the generosity of others. Volunteers give of their time and Annual Campaign supporters give of the financial resources. And there’s another type of donor that often gets less recognition—those are our community partners that give us hand-me-downs of supplies that they are no longer using but that have life still left in them.
At 93 years of age Camp Jewell Alumnus Doug "Scoobie" Ahrens who worked at Camp Jewell for 49 summers in a row is still going strong, doing what he loves the most! http://www.kentuckyteacher.org/…/at-93-year…/comment-page-1/
I have a friend that I grew up with that came to Camp Jewell. She raved about her summer camp experiences at Jewell and I always remember wishing I had that experience as a child. I remember her talking about her days and the activities that she would do and I always thought it was
Many of our long-time campers and staff had their first Camp Jewell experience during the "off season"--team building, recreation and outdoor education programs we offer September through early June. Here's one of these stories, from Shaina Provey, Utopian coordinator.
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