Our two-week overnight camp programs emphasize growth and strengthen character values in our campers. Throughout the program, campers learn more about themselves and how to work together as a cabin group. Whether it is playing an all-camp game, learning new skills in one of the many camper choice activities offered, or eating dinner family style in our dining hall—campers form meaningful relationships, and try new things, while having fun.
Camp is full of outdoor activities like campfires, hikes, skits and songs, outdoor activities. Every camper gets the chance to sleep under the stars after cooking their own dinner over an open fire. Over the two weeks, campers disconnect from the technology and distractions of outside life. At camp, our number one priority is providing a safe, positive camper experience. We believe that campers are most successful when given the opportunity to push themselves out of their comfort zones and discover in themselves resiliency, responsibility and confidence. Discover more…FIND OUT MORE
It starts with a community
In order to create a small community feeling, camp is divided into villages by age group.
Our youngest campers
We start with our 7-9 year olds in Bandit Village. Here we have one staff member for every three campers and a schedule that focuses on an introduction to overnight camp. As a result you may well find that your child will be asking to stay at camp when it comes time to leave.
Small communities make a camp
Our Argonaut, Nit Nois, Ewok and Utopian Villages for campers aged 10-13 offers a wider selection of activities. Our oldest traditional camp village is the Senior Village for 14 year old campers; this is the first step in our multi-summer leadership development program. Senior campers will spend a week at camp building a strong community and participating in traditional camp activities. During the second week, they will go on an extended trip outside of camp. They have a choice of hiking, biking, or canoeing under the guidance of our experienced and certified staff
Why 2 weeks?
While many camps may offer 1 week sessions, at Camp Jewell we feel like a camper needs a minimum of two weeks to get the most out of a camp experience. It is perfectly natural for campers to be homesick at first. With two weeks your child will get the most out of the camp experience including making new friends and building independence. In fact by the time its ready to leave don’t be surprised if your child asks to stay another session!