All About Camp Jewell

Camp Rising Sun takes place at the YMCA’s Camp Jewell in Colebrook, Connecticut.

Accommodations & Meals

All campers stay in modern, comfortable cabins with heat, electricity, fireplaces, carpeting, bathrooms, and lounge areas, with 10-20 campers per cabin.

Meals are provided buffet-style in the Dining Hall, with plenty of options for campers with dietary restrictions.


Set on 500 beautiful wooded acres, Camp Jewell has it all—including a variety of indoor and outdoor recreation facilities, an infirmary, and more—and they are continually improving and adding new facilities for our campers to use during Camp Week.

  • Waterfront with sandy beach on the shores of Triangle Lake
  • Playing fields and basketball courts
  • The Thunderdome wiffle ball stadium
  • GaGa Pits
  • Ropes course
  • Well-lit amphitheater for performances, dances and ceremonies
  • An arts and crafts studio
  • Working farm
  • Horseback riding

For more information on the facility, visit the Camp Jewell YMCA website.

CAMP is generously sponsored by:

  • Connecticut Childrens
  • Saint John Bosco Parish
  • Premier Subaru Branford
  • New Haven Catholic
  • East Haven Rotary Club
  • Yale New Haven
  • Westcott and Mapes Inc
  • Hartford HealthCare
  • Focus CT
  • Lions International