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 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.
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
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.
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