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Colebrook, Connecticut, USA

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The Basics

Camp Type: Not-for-profit

Genders Served: Co-ed Sessions

Number of Campers Per Session: 350

Number of International Campers: 15

Accredited By: American Camp Association

Camp Affiliation: YMCA

Specialty Programs: Traditional, Equestrian, Leadership, Adventure Trips

Camp Focus

Camp Mission & Philosophy:
Summer camp is much more than simply a place for kids to get away from home, meet new friends, and have fun. It provides 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.

What factors set this camp apart from other camps?
Camp Jewell is focused on ensuring that 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!

What is unique about the experience campers receive?
Making friendships, building independence and good decision-making ability.

Sessions & Ratios

Length of Sessions: Two weeks

Session 1: June 28 – July 11
Session 2: July 12 – 25
Session 3: July 26 – August8
Session 4: August 9 – 22

Overall Ratio of Staff to Campers: 1:4

Bunk/Cabin Group Ratio of Staff to Campers in: 1:5


Campers Sleep In: Each building contains two winterized cabins

# Campers in Cabin: Up to 10

# Counselors in Cabin: Minimum of 2

Amenities Included: Bathrooms, showers, sinks, electricity, heat

Additional Details: Our buildings are winterized and are designed for year-round use, they have central living rooms, bedrooms, and bathroom facilities. Our leadership programs

Dining Facilities

Meals are served: Family Style

Additional Meal Options: We are able to accommodate almost all food restrictions/allergies

Additional Details: We have a varied and healthy menu, we eat the majority of the meals family-style except for lunch which is a buffet. We can accommodate almost all dietary restrictions. We do not typically serve pork products in the summer.

Medical Facilities

Number of Medical Staff Living On-site: 3-4 nurses

Additional Information: We are building a new state of the art health care center this summer, the cloests hospital is under 30 minutes away, urgent care less than 20. We have 3-4 nurses on site at all times.

Distance to Hospital (in case of emergency): Less than 20 min

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