ABOUT CAMP JEWELL HOUSE

Jewell Hunter

Executive Director

Welcome,

 

Camp Jewell House Inc., (CJH) is an accredited private school that takes a holistic approach to education.  CJH is designed to work with grades K-12.  We offer an individualized therapeutic curriculum that meets the individual needs of each student.  

Our students are placed in a small group setting which enables them to matriculate through the academic process at his/her own pace.  We are committed to achieving success with every student who enrolls at CJH. CJH has the highest level of accreditation, Accredited With Quality through the Georgia Accrediting Commission. 

 
CJH is a Title I recipient where children receive specialized tutoring (Math and Reading).  At CJH, academics are the priority; yet we believe that athletics and student life have their place in education and developing well-rounded students. Therefore, in addition, we offer participation in competitive sports, performing arts and music. 

 

Students participate in scheduled on and off campus activities. Eligible students participate in off-campus activities such as movies, bowling, dinner outings, local sporting events, supervised youth dances, and other fun and other local events such as fairs and community activities.  Students gain tremendous benefit from learning there are healthy ways to have fun and positive friends to enjoy time with.  We look forward to providing academic excellence to your budding scholar. 



Sincerely,

Jewell Hunter
Executive Director

Our Board of Directors

Chair-Jewell Hunter 

Vice Chair-Ethan Blackmon 

Secretary-Diedre Chambers 

Treasurer- OPEN 

Member-Willie Hunter 

Member-Richard Blackmon 

Member-Aretha Foster 

Teacher - Michelle Neal

Our Staff

CJH teachers are well-qualified, versatile, and dedicated. They hold a bachelor's degree, Georgia credentials, master's degrees, or a combination of the above listed credentials. With its therapeutic anchor, the CJH community is supportive and nurturing; because of this special aspect of the school, teachers' responsibilities and activities extend beyond typical classroom duties. In a typical day a student will not only have had a teacher for math or Lang. Arts class, but that teacher could also later be cheering them on in their basketball game-having earlier in the afternoon actively participated in treatment team decisions that address her progress in her therapeutic

Our Philosophy

We will continue to provide service in the following areas: academic and social. In addition, we will serve the scholars emotionally by providing therapy 3 days a week (group, individual and family).  

 

This will afford us the opportunity to reach the core of the issues and ensure that the scholars are able to live a productive life when they leave the program.  

Our History

Vashti Blackmon had an idea to start a summer enrichment program for the youth in 1980; the camp started out with humble beginnings servicing children from various parts of the country for 14 days and nights affording them an enriched summer experience.  

 

After successfully serving the community for over 30 years in summer enrichment, we felt that it was time to expand the program and impact the community year around.  Enter Jewell Hunter who was teaching in Clayton County Georgia, when she heard the call for an educational program that would be student-centered and data-driven.   

 

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