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Facilities and Accommodations

Camp Jewell & Hide-A-Way Ranch Retreat Center
Facilities & Accommodations

Camp Jewell features two separate, full-service camps within our 540 acres. Our facilities enable us to serve thousands of visitors each year who enjoy our beautiful 540 acres, friendly staff, and innovative programs. During the summer, over 1500 campers and 180 staff come together to form a vibrant camp community. In the Fall, Winter, and Spring, Outdoor Center guests come to enjoy camp through our conference, teambuilding, and outdoor education programs.

Please select from the list below for facility and activity information.

Camp Jewell Main Camp
Hide-A-Way Ranch & Retreat Center
Winter Season
Activities

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Camp Jewell
Camp Jewell is the perfect place to bring your family, school, church, university or community group or to spend your summer!  Camp Jewell, with capacity for over 500, is ideal for larger groups and events.

The property features:

  • 540 beautiful acres along the shores of Triangle Lake 
  • A large dining hall, with the capacity to seat over 500 guests
  • 29 winterized cabins, each sleeping  between 26 to 68 guests  See a floor plan! 
  • Three large meeting lodges
  • 4 seasonal treehouse cabins
  • Trading Post
  • Large outdoor chapel
  • Large outside amphitheater
  • Indoor climbing area
  • Indoor high ropes course
  • Outdoor high ropes course
  • 3 low ropes courses
  • Arts & crafts studio
  • Archery range
  • Lighted outdoor sports complex
  • Wiffleball stadium
  • Mini-farm
  • Science Center
  • Fitness studio
  • Candlemaking studio
  • Pottery studio
  • Sandy beach and waterfront area 

Camp Jewell Facility & Activity Photos

 
The Main Camp Dining Hall can serve up to 500 guests at one sitting or it can be divided up into three separate dining rooms
for smaller groups. Features include a performance stage, 3 fireplace areas and an outdoor eating area.

   
Senior Lodge (pictured left) is camp's largest cabin holding up to 30 guests in each of two connected sides. Features include
a private sports area, two private bedrooms and large fireplace and lounge. The lodge overlooks the council ring.  Cabins 1-12, 
(pictured right) have a split bunkroom floor plan. Six bunks on each side are joined together by a large common room (with
fireplace) and private indoor bathrooms and showers for each side.  Holds up to 26 guests.  Click here for a floor plan! 

   
Main Camp Cabins come complete with a common area and cozy fireplace. The above left photo highlights our Boathouse
Cabin that is just 20 feet way from the shoreline of Triangle Lake.  The cabin exterior on the right is cabin 5.
 

   
The first stop for many guests and families is check-in at camp’s Welcome Center (pictured left) located just across the road from the Main Camp Dining Hall. Public phones and restrooms are available.  Completed in 2001 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Camp Jewell, Centennial Lodge (pictured right) features an indoor high ropes course, stage, pottery studio, conference room, science center, candle making studio and fitness room.

   
The Science Center (pictured left), is open for school groups and guests alike, has a wide array of hands on activities and
educational games. The center also has live turtles, snakes, crabs, fish and other fun wildlife for viewing. The Candle Making
Studio
(pictured right) is a family and camper favorite. Guests have the opportunity to create colorful and artistic candles for
burning or displaying at home.

  
The Fitness Studio (pictured left) in Centennial Lodge has a full Nautilus strength training line, free weights, rowing machine,
treadmills, stair climber, bike and an elliptical. Cardio equipment includes individual television screens with private audio.  The
Trading Post (pictured right) is a popular location no matter what time of year! Inside the trading post is the camp store, game
area, conference room and indoor climbing gym. The trading post sits next to the cross country skiing building.

   
The Camp Store (pictured left) is located inside the Trading Post, has a wide assortment of fun souvenirs and personal items
(toothbrushes, shaving creme, etc.) for guests and campers. Snacks and refreshments are also available.   The Trading Post
Game Room, (pictured right), has several fun activities, including foosball, organs, air hockey, puzzles and other board
games for enjoyment.

  
The Council Ring (pictured left) at Camp Jewell is a large outdoor amphitheater with seating for 700. It is the perfect venue
for summer campfires, skits and musical performances. The stage includes colored lights, prop area and audio.  With seating
for several hundred and stunning views of Triangle Lake, Chapel Island, (pictured right) is the perfect location for large group gatherings and weddings.

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 Rope Swing. Dedicated in the memory of the late Donald Reese, it is a new and improved version of the old camp favorite and includes a 10ft zipline as well as the new swing.  The Gaga Pits are the newest, hippiest version of dodgeball.  Camp has 5 pits, three at main camp and an additional 2 at Hide-A-Way Ranch.  Gaga might possibly the most popular activity at camp today!

  
The wiffle ball stadium, known as “The Thunder Dome” was completed in 2009. The stadium holds over 600 people and is well suited for wiffleball tournaments and all camp activities. In the winter it doubles as an ice skating rink area.

  
Another unique structure at Camp Jewell is the Giant Slide, which includes a beautiful gazebo and an 80 foot drop down to
the sports field!  The Mini-Farm provides each guest with an opportunity to interact with several different types of farm animals,
including chickens, horses, sheep, llamas, rabbits, goats, guinea hens, and pigs. 

  
The cool waters of Triangle Lake are refreshing during warm summer days. All swimmers must pass a water safety test
before participation. The Camp Jewell beach includes a volleyball area, stage, fire pit area for cooking on the beach, docking
stations for watercrafts and of course, playing in the sand!  

  
Camp Jewell is the perfect place for campers and guests to learn the basics of sailing and watercraft safety.  Triangle Lake
has several attractions, including the Chapel Island Bridge, Froggy Island, covered bridge and spillway/waterfall. 

  
Several water sports are available at camp including kayaking, canoeing, boating, swimming, sailing, water polo and of course the rope swing. Archery is consistently a favorite activity year-round. In the warmer months,
campers and guests enjoy learning the basics of archery in the outside range. During winter, the range is moved indoors.

  
High ropes are a wonderful culminating activity for any teambuilding group hoping to provide participants with a challenging,
fun and confidence boosting experience.  Central to the teambuilding program at Camp Jewell is the high ropes courses for
participants ages 12 and up. Our elements include a zip line, vertical playpen, Burma bridge, giants swing and pirate’s crossing.  

  
Camp Jewell has three outdoor high ropes elements, three indoor elements and over 30 low rope elements located in three
different courses.  Camp has two outside climbing towers, one outside climbing wall and an indoor bouldering room.
Climbing walls are great for building confidence and offer a real challenge for beginner to expert climbers.

   
Camp Jewell features several areas for sports, including our Main Camp sports fields and lighted complex. Basketball, soccer,
group games, volleyball, Frisbee and tetherball are all commonly played.  Mt. Meggiddo, coming in at 45 feet, is camp's
largest climbing tower and the first structure that you see welcoming you to Hide-A-Way Ranch.

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Winter is a very beautiful time of year at camp. Guests often enjoy cross-country skiing over our extensive network of trails,
snowshoeing around the lake or simply taking a walk outside...followed by hot chocolate in the dining hall!  Many children and
adults alike get their first cross-country skiing experience at Camp Jewell. Guests may also ice-skate on one of our two ice rinks.

   
Our winter guests enjoy quaint horse-drawn wagon rides through the beautiful forest, complete with hot chocolate!  Many 
guests like to warm up on a cold day with a lightning fast trip down camp's snow tubing hill!  Camp has it's own snow-making system, insuring a longer tubing season. 
    
Hide-A-Way Ranch
Hide-A-Way Ranch, located across the lake from Camp Jewell, is a secluded camp and conference center specifically designed to meet the needs of guests who want to "get away from it all."  It is also the location for the Ranch Camp program in the summer months.

Completed in 2004, Hide-A-Way Ranch is modern and spacious, perfect for groups of 10-96 participants.

The property features:

  • A private dining hall, complete with a large fireplace room and beautiful views overlooking Triangle Lake and Sunrise Mountain
  • "The Longhouse," a building that accommodates 48 guests in four distinct living areas. It comes complete with private restrooms and showers, furnished common-room, covered deck and large conference room.  See a floor plan! 
  • "The Bunkhouse," a building that accommodates 48 guests in four distinct living areas. It comes complete with shared restrooms and showers, furnished common rooms and a large covered deck.  See a floor plan! 
  • Two conference rooms with food serving areas and optional AV equipment
  • "Mt. Meggiddo," a 45foot climbing tower 
  • Sports field and gaming area
  • Private chapel overlooking Triangle Lake
  • Private lakeside boathouse with available canoes and kayaks
  • Low ropes teambuilding course
  • Close proximity to horse pastures
  • A walking path to Camp Jewell for additional activities 
  
Hide-A-Way Ranch, located across Triangle Lake from Main Camp, is a secluded facility that is perfect for groups that wish to “get away from it all.”  Located high above Hide-A-Way Ranch is a beautiful hill-top pasture (pictured right) that is a great hiking
and sight-seeing destination.  Click here for a floor plan! 

  
Hide-A-Way Ranch features several cozy and charming areas for groups to get together, including the dining hall lounge
(pictured left) overlooking Triangle Lake.  Hide-A-Way Ranch Dining Hall sits in a perfect location with clear views of Triangle
Lake and the chapel. There is an outdoor dining area available as well. 

  
Hide-A-Way Ranch Dining Hall is the ideal location for groups smaller than 100 guests. Food is served buffet style. The building is also available for wedding and special events.  The Hide-A-Way Chapel offers a stunning view of Triangle Lake, accessible by several lighted terraces with seating along the way. The chapel is open for several venues including weddings.  

  
Each of the two Hide-A-Way Ranch Lodges are constructed with a townhouse design and can accommodate up to 48 guests.
The building can be divided up into four separate cabins or can be opened up completely.  Hide-A-Way cabins (pictured right)
are modern and spacious and each features two, six bed rooms with close proximity to bathrooms, showers and common areas. 

  
Hide-A-Way Ranch is the home of our summer ranch campers and over 35 horses. The facility includes three riding rings and
a large barn. Riding lessons and trail rides are available April through October.  The covered bridge at Camp Jewell serves
as the gateway to the main trail to Hide-A-Way Ranch, about a 10 minute walk away.  

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