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New cabins are set for the summer at Camp Jewel
June 2, 2022

Calling all campers! The ribbon has been cut for the new cabins at Camp Jewel in Colebrook!

Jim Bell, the designing principal of this project, completed one of the cabins last year and the remaining two this year.

The cabin replaced a dated and worn existing cabin on a sloping site and had to accommodate 2 separate groups of 12 campers plus 1 chaperone. Each group required their own bathroom. A common living room, separate from the sleeping areas was a necessity since the cabins are not only used by boys and girls aged 9-16 but also by families, corporate groups and community groups.

Camp Jewell was founded by the Hartford YMCA in 1901. In 1955 Camp Jewell opened its doors in Colebrook for the first time.

As part of the YMCA of Greater Hartford, Camp Jewell has a long and proud history of working with the community to address the important issues related to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

Because the YMCA rely on donations to fund many of their operations, the budget for this project was extremely tight. Working with a dedicated team of professionals, we were able to provide a building that meets the program needs along with the budget constraints to provide an updated facility that should serve the community needs for many years to come.


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