Unplug and Connect at Camp Jewell YMCA

For over 110 years Camp Jewell YMCA has been helping people develop life skills that prepare them for future success. Our teambuilding programs are built around your needs. Surrounded by 540 acres of woodland we develop our programs to meet your needs. Our teambuilding participants leave with a springboard to transfer the unity, cooperation, and teamwork experienced during back home. Best of all, the laughing, playing and working together promote a sense of camaraderie and pride that lasts well beyond the stays at camp.

Regardless of your group type our entire staff team is focused on ensuring that your stay at camp no matter how short makes memories that last a lifetime.

Our team building programs

Team building Programs

Our teambuilding programs consist of a series of challenges for individuals and groups, requiring problem solving, communication, cooperation, trust and teamwork for their completion.

The challenges draw on the strengths and commitment of each member of the group. Our staff will help you refine goal setting and explore the importance of trust and communication all while having a great time! Through large and small group games, cooperative activities, problem-solving challenges and trust building activities, your group have the opportunity to come to know themselves and their peers in a new way.

We build our programs around “Challenge by Choice”—a guideline that teaches participants to choose their level of participation within their own level of comfort and ability.

Our High Ropes

In addition to our low ropes activities, Camp Jewell YMCA has four high ropes elements that are spread out around camp. This enables us to serve different groups of participants at the same time, and allows each group to focus on their own goals and their high ropes experience without distractions from others. All of these facilities are facilitated by our highly trained and certified staff.

Vertical Play Pen

Our Vertical Play Pen is a challenging ropes element that promises no two climbs will be the same. Two participants work together to try and reach the top using suspended tires, rope ladders, beams and ropes.   Each level offers several options for getting to the next level and by working together participants learn more about their colleagues as well as themselves.

Giant Swing

The Giant Swing involves the participant being attached to a cable that is pulled up by their team to the height of their choice.  When ready, a release cord is pulled and the participant swings.  By involving the entire group, and allowing the participant to choose the challenge of their choice, all group members experience success together.

Zip Line

Guests can challenge themselves to cross over our lake on our dual racing zip lines. Students will overcome personal challenges as they step off the platform to embark on a zip line ride of almost 800 feet. Following the first zip line, students will walk a short distance to our second platform and enjoy another incredible 450 foot ride over our stunning lake. Students

will use proper climbing equipment and learn to support each other in an adventurous and exciting activity.

High Ropes Course

Our high ropes course has a variety of obstacles, 25 feet in the air, designed to promote group cooperation and individual achievement. Participants will navigate through the course with state-of-the-art climbing gear while our trained staff provide support and encouragement. Guests will learn to support each other and work together through a course that challenges small groups to work together for success while in the air.