Program and Registration Info

July 23 – August 5, 2023
Sleep-away camper:  ages 9 – 14

LIT: age 15. Register your camper for Session 3
CIT: age 16 Contact

All campers will be at the same host camp, YMCA’s Camp Jewell in Colebrook, CT.  All campers must register for both weeks. Registration includes the weekend in between. Price includes all fees except for horseback riding.

YMCA Camp Jewell offers tiered pricing and member discounts. To apply for financial aid, please contact Jodi Gov-


Please note: This link will take you to the Camp Jewell registration program. You must first create an account. After you create the account, you can select Camp Clio. You may apply for a scholarship online.

The entire Camp Jewell staff can answer any questions – 860-379-2782 or toll free 888-412-2267. Tell them you are registering for Camp Clio. They will be able to guide you through the registration process.

Our Program                                                                                                             

Camp Clio, and YMCA’s Camp Jewell are thrilled to welcome campers back this summer to Clio Village – a Village of only adopted campers, including adopted counselors.  Clio campers share all  activities, meals, campfires and facilities with Camp Jewell’s larger camper community

Camp Clio is honored to continue working with the Center for Adoption Support and Education (CASE).  in addition to its nationally acclaimed WISE UP Program, CASE’s TAC Program for post-master’s licensed clinicians is now accredited by the Institute for Credentialing Excellence as the only assessment-based certificate accreditation program for Adoption Competency. Before campers arrive, all counselors and staff attend workshops lead by CASE accredited clinicians.

Once each week Camp Clio campers and counselors enjoy a special period of adoption activities and discussion led by CASE clinicians.  The relaxed camp atmosphere provides the perfect opportunity for informal discussion about adoption for those campers who choose to actively participate, or just listen. While encouraged, attendance is a personal choice.

Our program of fun exploration creates a positive outlet for ideas, emotions, healthy body attitudes and personal expression through movement and crafts encouraging campers to increase self-awareness and enhance self-esteem. Camp Clio adopted counselors will serve as role models and help facilitate adoption conversations by sharing their own experiences. Within Camp Clio Village, campers are free to share their adoptions stories with other adoptees…to whisper to a bunkmate what they never told anyone before, to say to themselves, “These other kids are adopted too. They’re like me. I like them. They like me. I guess it’s o.k. to like me — and adoption — too.”