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Zip Away!

Posted on 7/29/15 10:29 AM by Craig Dawson
Have you been on the zip line at camp? Whether it was the old one, tucked into the woods just off the blue trail, or the new one that sends you flying over Triangle Lake, chances are you overcame some element of fear in facing the zipline challenge. Dan Aune, Ewok coordinator, has transitioned from having a fear of heights to being trained to help campers work through their fears on the zip line. Here's his story: It may not be a new addition this year, but the zip line across the lake has really taken a place in my heart this summer. I've been coming to camp for a long time, and the old zip line in front of the treehouse was the obstacle I remember most distinctly from my younger years—it was the high ropes element that helped me conquer my fear of heights.
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My Jewell Story

Posted on 7/20/15 10:52 AM by Craig Dawson
Many of our long-time campers and staff had their first Camp Jewell experience during the “off season”–teambuilding, recreation and outdoor education programs we offer September through early June. Here’s one of these stories, from Shaina Provey, Utopian coordinator. My Camp Jewell Story
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Meditating the meaning of camp!

Posted on 7/20/15 10:52 AM by Craig Dawson
When was the last time you saw a group of kids meditating and practicing yoga at Camp Jewell? Jack Burke, our Argo coordinator, stumbled upon exactly that just last week... A new summer has brought with it a new yoga and meditation clinic lead by both Dennis Mulvena and Lilly Holmes. Neither of the two are new to Camp Jewell though there passion and desire to create this new addition to camp has met immediate success. Together they have created an opportunity for campers to experience something new through connecting mind, body and spirit while at the same time becoming closer to nature and the surrounding outdoors.
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