Summer Camps in Rhode Island
GLC is a strengths-based leadership development organization for adolescent girls. Experiential by design, we integrate the latest research around group formation theory, social and emotional development, brain science, awareness of self and others, and redefine leadership through a lens of altruism. We design experiences that provide girls opportunities to practice initiating in order to leverage their strengths in group settings. GLC offers school programs, summer camps, professional development, and workshops for youth, teens and families.
Contact: Meg Stowe, M.Ed
Address: P.O. Box 854, North Kingstown, RI 02852
Community Boating Center (CBC) is a 501c3 non-profit, offering all members of the community an opportunity to sail and paddle. Located in India Point Park, CBC provides outreach, sailing lessons and affordable access to the Providence waterfront. CBC offers two-week youth sailing camp sessions for summer starting June 26, July 10, July 24, and August 7. Classes meet Monday through Friday from 9 am - 3:30 pm in two age groups, 8-11 years old and 12-16 years old. Youth after-school programs, adult
evening classes, waterfront “Sailebration” sailing parties and facility rentals, and youth scholarships also available. Learn more at our website.
Contact: Kirk Cusic
Address: PO Box 5849, 109 India St., Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-454-SAIL (7245)
St. Michael’s Summer Fun Camp (ages 3-14) has seven weeks of sessions beginning June 26, including sports, adventure, and enrichment camps with themes like chess, LEGO® Robotics, creative movement, math madness, and much more... Campers get daily swim time, crafts and story time, all with professional caring instructors and enthusiastic assistants.
Theatre at St. Michael's (ages 9-18) is a fun-filled summer of creativity. Campers produce an original movie screened at the Jane Pickens Theater, a world-premiere original musical and two Shakespearean plays. Campers are involved in all aspects of the production, developing existing theatre talents, learning new skills and making lifelong friends.
Contact: Nicole Nicoletta or Christina Johnston
Address: 180 Rhode Island Ave., Newport, RI 02840
Phone: 401-849-5970 ext. 311 or ext. 411
Kingston's Camp is a Traditional All Outdoor Summer Day Camp for girls and boys ages 5 to 12. Our weekly and partial week sessions begin June 26 and end August 25. Our days run from 9 to 3 with extended hours of 7:30 to 5:30. Campers will have daily swim and boating lessons, along with environmental science, gardening, arts and crafts, field games and our favorite; free swim! All of this at a fun, summertime pace. Visit our website for more information.
Contact: Lisa-Beth Sanford
Address: 2795 Ministerial Rd., West Kingston, RI; 123 Oakdell St., Peace Dale, RI 02879 (mail)
Mother of Hope Camp (Mater Spei) is a safe and fun-filled traditional camp rooted in Catholic values for boys and girls ages 5-12. Sponsored by the Diocese of Providence, Mother of Hope Camp is located on beautiful Echo Lake in the Chepachet village of Glocester. For more than sixty-five years, thousands of children of all backgrounds and faiths have enjoyed Mother of Hope Camp’s magnificent natural setting while developing strong and lasting friendships. MOH provides young people with the opportunity to grow physically, socially, and spiritually under the guidance of a caring, trained, and professional staff. Mother of Hope Camp offers archery, arts & crafts, canoeing, daily prayer and weekly mass, hiking, nature exploration, swimming, therapy pet programs, and so much more! Early Bird, Sibling, and Multi-Week Specials Available. Affordable tuition includes FREE bus transportation! American Camp Association Accredited. Open house: Sunday, May 21 from 1-4 pm.
Contact: Michelle Losardo
Address: 1589 Putnam Pike (Rte. 44), Chepachet, RI 02814
Olympic-style rowing on the Seekonk and Providence Rivers for teens (and adults) on the Providence East Side at the Narragansett Boat Club. Classes for beginners and advanced rowers. Open to boys and girls, ages 13-19. Spring (March 27 - May 19), Summer (June 19 – August 11) and Fall (August 28 – Oct 20). Visit our website for more information Upcoming open houses and introductory rowing classes April 22, June 3, and July 22. Please visit us anytime weekday afternoons. Call for an appointment.
Contact: Albin Moser
This summer, launch your child’s imagination at Camp Invention. All-new modules mean all-new fun as children invent, build, question, and discover. Children in kindergarten through 6th grade experience real-world problem solving and creative thinking as they transform the terrain and ecosystem of a distant exoplanet, take risks as future entrepreneurs, blast rockets and rubber chickens, and wire a circuit to create their own Spy Gadget Alarm Box! Local educators lead a week of hands-on activities that fuel children’s 21st century skills. Early registration discounts are available so don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity. Visit our website or call us for information. Use promo code LocCamp17 by 3/20 to save $25 on registration.
Address: Various locations in Rhode Island and Massachusetts!
With 2,300 acres, a 75 acre lake, miles of trails and a nineteenth-century farm, the University of Rhode Island's Alton Jones Camp for ages 5-16 offers a big backyard for learning, exploring, adventure and fun. Day and overnight camps highlight nature, farming and outdoor skills. Activities include sailing, paddle boarding, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, exploring farm life, nature art, and more. At Alton Jones we pack a whole summer of adventure into one week. Early bird discounts available. American Camp Association Accredited.
Address: 401 Victory Highway, West Greenwich, RI 02817
Fencing is a fun, safe sport that hones the mind and body through a disciplined blend of determination, skill and competitiveness. Beginner fencers will develop a solid foundation of skills, while experienced fencers will greatly improve their performance. Using a wide range of fencing-specific footwork, games and drills, our programs for children develop coordination, concentration, self-esteem and etiquette. Not to mention it’s tons of fun! All RIFAC instructors are professionally trained and each is dedicated to discovering the potential of each individual student. Come see what makes RIFAC special! Full and half-day camps are available. For kids ages 8-18.
Contact: Diane Partridge, Program Coordinator
Address: 14 Almeida Ave., East Providence RI 02914
The Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket’s Camp Ramsbottom, located in Rehoboth, Mass., is an ACA accredited day camp which has been making lifelong memories for 50+ years! Convenient, safe and affordable, Camp Ramsbottom offers fun, adventure, and learning on 160 beautiful country acres. Professional and caring staff supervise youth ages 6-13 while they participate in a wide range of activities! Sessions run June 26 – August 18, 2017, and bus service is provided from numerous locations in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Use code RIMX (by July 1st) when registering and be entered to win one of 10 free sessions at Camp Ramsbottom!
Address: 205 Winthrop Street (Route 44), Rehoboth, MA
Phone: 401-722-8840, option 5
Rocky Hill School’s Summer Enrichment Academy (SEA) offers week long camps for children to learn and explore through a variety of experiences and opportunities. SEA is a safe and fun environment and offers both full and half-day programs, allowing children the opportunity to choose a number of exciting offerings. Extended day options are available both before and after camp, giving families the flexibility to work around busy schedules. SEA is open to the public.
Contact: Mike Lawson
Address: 530 Ives Rd., East Greenwich, RI 02818
Phone: 401-884-9070 ext. 171
In operation since 1978, we offer individual, and both small and large group instruction in surfing, skim-boarding, and standup paddle-boarding all year long. We also run 6 four week, 4-day surfing camp programs at both the Narragansett Town Beach and Matunuck Point, during July and August. A skim-board camp is offered at the South Kingstown town Beach, and a standup paddle-board camp at Narrow River. All students receive correctly sized surfboards and clean wetsuits, as well as instruction by our professional athletes. We are accredited by the National Surf School Instructors Association, the American Canoe Association, and the Eastern Surfing Association.
Contact: Peter Pan
Address: 74 Narragansett Ave., Narragansett, RI 02882
The Herreshoff Marine Museum offers unique and interactive Summer Camp. Full and half day classes for youth 7-17. There are 9 weekly sessions during the summer starting on 6/19/17. The mission of the Herreshoff Seamanship Program is to teach the art of seamanship and the principles of sailing, with an emphasis on excellent instruction, as well as the design, beauty and unique features of these classic vessels. All classes are taught on our Herreshoff 12 1/2s – 16 foot wooden sloops with jib, main and spinnaker, Sea Sprite 23s or Hobie Cats on Narragansett Bay. Class sizes are limited and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.
Contact: Kirk Cusic
Address: 1 Burnside St., Bristol RI 02809
Website: herreshoff.org or therelianceproject.com
Artists' Exchange offers the ultimate in affordable camps for the creative child. Art, Theater, Ceramics and Rock 'N' Roll camps are taught in our professional studios and black box theater. Tried and true campers return year after year for awesome experiences. Our friendly staff of artist educators create a welcoming environment so each child is able to fully engage, build confidence, becreative and learn. Campers age 5 to age 15 can choose from a variety of 41 camps starting June 19 through August 25. Camp days run Monday through Friday, 9am-3pm with before and after-care available. Check out our website to find out how you can receive a 20% discount off your child's tuition by donating basic grocery store items. None of our camps require previous experience. Check website descriptions for age requirements, as they differ from camp to camp.
Dates/Times: Artists' Exchange's 2017 Summer Camps will run June 19th through August 25th. Camps run from 9am to 3pm with before and after care available.
Cost: Camps start at $175.00 and run up to $570.00. Visit our website for pricing, descriptions and to find out how to receive up to 25% in discounts!
Artists' Exchange is a 501(c)3 non-profit arts collaborative whose mission is to create an atmosphere in which creativity, learning and discovery converge and individuality is celebrated. Artists' Exchange is home to multiple art studios, a gallery, art boutique and café, and a secondary venue, Theatre 82 & Café, a multi-use performance, meeting and instructional space. Featuring Character's Cafe with a full breakfast and lunch menu, fresh coffee, burgers, salads, craft beer and wine, and live Jazz Music on Sundays! Join us for enriching classes and a variety of events, in art, theater and music. Artists' Exchange is proudly owned and operated by Gateways to Change, Inc.
Contact: Shannon Casey
Address: 50 Rolfe Square, Cranston, RI 02910
Your summer adventure starts at TCW! The Children’s Workshop provides quality childcare and early learning programs for children of all ages. They have a special, research-based curriculum designed just for their Summer Program. Students will take field trips to local parks, beaches, and educational destinations. Summer at TCW is available for infants, toddlers, preschool, Pre-K, and children up to age 13. They have 11 locations across Rhode Island and 8 throughout Massachusetts. Spend your summer with The Children’s Workshop, where learning is child’s play!
Contact: Melanie Cline
Address: Central Falls, Cranston, East Greenwich, Lincoln, North Attleboro, North Kingstown, Pawtucket, Providence, Rumford, Seekonk, Smithfield, Warren, Westerly
Get creative in beautiful Jamestown! The JAC offers a variety of award winning, dynamic, creative camps and classes for ages 3 – 15. Ceramics, printmaking, theatre, filmmaking, digital photography and more! Hands on summer fun in a nurturing environment where kids can be kids. Our Creative Arts Camp program includes a weekly visit to Watson Farm. Register online now before camps fill up! Summer camps and classes run from July 3 – August 18.
Contact: Seamus Hames
Address: 18 Valley St., Jamestown RI 02835
June 26-August 25, Mon-Fri 9am-4pm. For children ages 3-15. We offer a variety of activities with weekly themes including mystery, construction, Olympics, American ninja warriors, and carnival. Daily schedule is filled with assorted sports, swim lessons, art, cooking, science, drama, filed trips, and more. Lunch and snacks are included. Early arrival and extended day options; half-day options for 3 and 4 year olds; sibling and early bird discounts; payment plan options; counselor-in-training opportunities for teens. Welcoming all faiths and backgrounds.
Contact: Seth Finkle
Address: 401 Elmgrove Ave., Providence, RI 02906
Teamworks Somerset and Teamworks Warwick offer a variety of camps for children ages 5-14. No matter what your child enjoys, whether it is fun activities, games, or sports, chances are they have the right program for them. Full week, single day, and half day registrations are available for each of their 12 weeks, from June 12th-September 1st. Regular camp programming runs from 9am-4pm with early drop-off and extended day options available. For a complete list of camps, and camp details, visit www.teamworkssomerset.com or www.teamworkswarwick.com.
Contact: Biz Hoogerzeil
Address: 170 Jefferson Blvd., Warwick, RI 02888
Young Artist Program - Students ages 6-17 immerse themselves in the art-making process with open-ended projects and lessons that encourage confidence and creativity in a fun structured environment. Offerings include year-round classes and school vacation camps.
Contact: RISD Continuing Education
Address: 345 South Main St., Providence, RI 02903
Students make their own schedule of six daily course chosen from over 100 classes in art, music, dance, and drama as well as related arts such as Robotics, Archery, and Claymation. See our website for a complete listing. Send an e-mail to request a registration form.
Contact: Marc Blanchette
Address: 800 Logee St., Woonsocket, RI 02895
This summer your child can learn real tools to use now and in the future, at home and back in the classroom. Skills are built in creative, concrete and sequential formats that have been proven over the past decade. RITES’ high-quality, effective summer programs are uniquely specialized to meet the individual needs of our students, working in small groups of four to eight students (or one-to-one for individual tutoring). Space is limited. Reserve spots now for reading, writing, math, study/organizational, authors and illustrators, comic book writing and Orton-Gillingham classes, running between July 10th and August 11th in Providence and East Greenwich. For high school students this summer; SAT Overview and Study Smarter, Not Harder workshops.
Contact: Lisa Bigney
Address: 334 East Ave., Pawtucket, RI
Indoor climbing gym with two Rhode Island locations. Open 10am to midnight for all ages and all abilities. We offer indoor and outdoor camps, with full and half-day options, by the week or by the day. Indoor camp is perfect for ages 6 and up, outdoor camp, ages 10 and up. No climbing experience necessary!
Contact: Kat Friel
100 Higginson Ave., Lincoln, RI 02865
Peace Dale location:
1174 Kingstown Rd., South Kingstown, RI 02879
Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England (GSSNE) is one of 112 Girl Scout councils in the United States. Our council includes girls from all over Rhode Island; from
Pawcatuck, Connecticut; and from 13 communities in southeastern MA: Bellingham, Blackstone, Attleboro, Fall River, North Attleboro, Plainville, Somerset, Swansea, Westport, Wrentham, Millville, Rehoboth and Seekonk. In 2016, Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England served over 7,000 girls in partnership with 2,600 adult volunteers.
GSSNE owns five beautiful camp properties, carefully maintained throughout the year. With our lush, adventure-packed camps like Camp Hoffman (high ropes), Green Forest, Rocky Farm (Newport), Camp Cookie and Promising Acres – it’s hard to pick a favorite!
Camp Cookie – located at 116 Long Entry Road in Chepachet, RI
Camp Hoffman – located at 2850 Ministerial Roa in West Kingston, RI
Camp Rocky Farm – located at 160 Carroll Avenue in Newport, RI
Camp Promising Acres – located at 580 Dillon Lane in Swansea, MA
Camp Green Forest – located at 2850 Ministerial Road in West Kingston, RI
Contact: Charlotte Markey
Address: 500 Greenwich Ave., Warwick, RI 02886
Norman Bird Sanctuary was established in 1949 at the bequest of our founder, Mabel Norman Cerio. Over the years, NBS has grown to include more than 325 acres of diverse habitats. The mission of the Norman Bird Sanctuary is to preserve and protect its habitats and resources for the benefit of birds and other wildlife, and for people's education and enjoyment. 2017 marks the 57th Year of summer camp at NBS!
Contact: Matt Schenck
Address: 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, RI 02842
Phone: 401-846-2577 ext. 15
Join us for a summer of excitement and new adventures! Aim High Academy provides a variety of activities in a safe and exciting environment. We offer a balance of indoor and outdoor activities including arts & crafts, adventure play, sports, games, and water play. Our experienced staff, extensive camp training, and an amazing facility make Aim High Summer Day Camps the place to be this summer!
Address: 3355 South County Trail, East Greenwich, RI 02818
Phone: 401-886-STAR (7827)
Moses Brown has been in the camp business for over 50 great years! We offer day camping featuring traditional recreation camps, specialty camps, and several sports camps for children ages 3-17. All camps are held on the beautiful Moses Brown campus in Providence, with the exception of Chez Innovation and Maritime Studies & Sailing; and include a special mixture of academics, arts, music, science, swimming, sports, technology, and theatre.
Tuitions vary depending upon camp and number of weeks - some with early registration, built-in multi-week, and sibling discounts. Extended daycare and limited busing are available for an additional fee. Partial financial aid is available on a first-come basis.
Contact: Diane Silvestri or Barbara Ruscetta
Address: 250 Lloyd Ave., Providence, RI 02906
Phone: 401-831-7350, Ext. 150 or 295
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Website: mosesbrown.org/camps or mosesbrownblog
Registration is beginning for Linden Place’s Summer Arts Camp for Kids! This affordable weekday creative camp is for camper’s ages 6-12 and takes place on the beautiful, historic grounds of Linden Place Museum in Bristol, Rhode Island. Each day is filled with creative fun from 9:00 am until 2:45 pm. Campers participate in a variety of activities from costume making to games on the Mansion grounds, from arts and crafts to writing and singing music, and to playmaking and creating dances. Each one-week session is arranged around a different theme and ends with a performance staged by campers for friends and family to enjoy! Week 1: July 10-14, 2017 Week 2: July 24-28, 2017
Contact: James Connell
Address: Box 328, 500 Hope St., Bristol, RI 02809
Lincoln School is an all-girls Quaker independent school for grades 1-12 and co-ed infant-kindergarten that fosters and fuels bold minds in a vibrant learning community.
Contact: Brenna Anderson
Address: 301 Butler Ave., Providence, Rhode Island 02906
When school is out for the summer, PCD’s 33-acre campus keeps on bustling with programs for students, ages 4–16, from all over southeastern New England. The same principles that make our community thrive during the school year, infuse our summer programs with a spirit of adventure, abundant learning potential, and guaranteed fun. Arts & Exploration Camp for ages 4-11 • Leadership & the Environmental Art Portfolio Project (LEAPP) for ages 12–15 • Culinary Camp for ages 10-15 • CSI (Forensic Science) Camp for ages 10-14 • Robotics Camp for ages 9–15 • Sports Camp for ages 8-15 • Official Red Sox Baseball Camp for ages 5-12 • Summer Hoops Camp for ages 8-16
Contact: Michaela O'Donnell
Address: 660 Waterman Ave., East Providence, RI 02914
Phone: 401-438-5170 ext.155
"Summer at La Salle" powered by Hive is a full-day camp open to all boys and girls ages 9 to 14, on the beautiful La Salle Academy campus, centrally located in Providence. We have something for everyone, as we offer a choice of three core camp paths; sports and fitness, visual and performing arts, and our brand new STEM path. Our full-service camp is staffed by experienced and enthusiastic professionals. Sessions run weekly, June 19th to July 28th (9am-4pm with before and after care available). State-of-the-art facilities - turf fields, full theatre, arts classrooms, dance studio and more! Join us again this summer for a truly exciting, unforgettable camp experience!
Contact: John Palazzo
Address: PO Box 113987, North Providence, RI 02911
Phone: 401-229-9228 ext. 4