It all starts with a supportive and caring community

“They let me be me and like me just the way I am, Mom!”

It all starts with the camp community. We get so many great comments from both campers and parents each year. Summer camp is much more than simply a place for kids to get away from home, meet new friends, and have fun. We provide children with a community of caring adults who help build self-respect and a safe environment where a kid can be a kid. Camp Jewell YMCA sets the highest standards in resident camping through programs that match the interests and abilities of each camper. Our desire at Camp Jewell YMCA is to create a place where friendships can grow and people can learn.

We know that selecting the right summer camp for your child is an important decision that we hope will last for many years. If you have any questions about our programs please feel free to reach out anytime by email, or even better give us a call at 860.379.2782, we would love to chat!

OUR PROGRAMS

Traditional overnight camp is a time filled with moments of pride, fun, friendship, and self-confidence.  Parents tell us their kids gain independence; campers tell us they have a blast! At Camp Jewell YMCA we know that both of these are true—and along the way, we create amazing memories that will last your child a lifetime!

The staff and counselors of Camp Jewell YMCA know how blessed we are to call this place our home. Camp isn’t simply a job for us—it’s our passion! Our nationally known resident camp programs provide youth with an opportunity to build meaningful and lifelong relationships with fellow campers and staff.

OUR COMMUNITY

Campers become part of a dynamic camp community that fosters independence, skill-building, and imparts positive values.  Each summer we create an exciting camp culture that has a positive and lifelong impact on our young campers.  We intentionally develop a diverse camp community where your camper can meet children and staff from many backgrounds.  We teach campers to be independent and challenge them to try new activities—all while having a healthy dose of fun!