Camp Guide

Camp Guide 2015

From sports to farming, from arts to sailing, there're plenty of options for kids out there this summer.

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Moses Brown Summer Camps
250 Lloyd Avenue, Providence, RI
401-831-7350, Ext. 150 | Visit their website

Moses Brown has been in the camp business for more than 50 years.  They offer day camping featuring traditional recreation, specialty and sports camps for children ages 3-17 from June 15 through August 7, 2015.  All camps are held on the Moses Brown campus in Providence, and include arts, music, drama, science, computers, design/build, invention, Maritime Studies & Sailing (out of Bristol), chess, swimming and sports.


Rocky Hill School's Summer Enrichment Academy (SEA)

530 Ives Road, East Greenwich, RI 
401-884-9070 ext 171 | Visit their website

Rocky Hill School’s Summer Enrichment Academy (SEA) offers weeklong 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.


Wickford Sailing Association
165 Pleasant Street, Wickford, RI
401-294-2525 | Visit their website

The Wickford Sailing Association (WSA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the instruction of sailing to youth ages 8-18 and adults. Programs are available for Beginners, Intermediates and Racers. Their fleet of boats consists of Optimist Prams, Club 420s and small keel boats for adult classes.  Some students also bring their own Lasers.  Scholarship Grants are available but have a May 15 application deadline.  The WSA operates out of the Wickford Yacht Club (WYC) facility located at the end of Pleasant Street in Wickford but participants do not need to be members.


Casey Farm Camps
2325 Boston Neck Road, Saunderstown, RI
401-295-1030 | Visit their website

For campers with an interest in wildlife, farming and the outdoors, Casey Farm offers programs for several age groups. Kids get the opportunity to work with farm animals, critters in Narragansett Bay and harvest their own daily snacks. The experience will give your children a sense of the day-to-day workings of an historic, local farm and a greater understanding of the natural world around them. Programs are one-week sessions, with shorter half-day sessions for little ones.


Dream Big Gym
41 Comstock Parkway, Cranston RI
401-229-8946 | Visit their website

Nobody does Summer Fun like Dream Big! This high energy half or full day camp experience is for boys and girls ages four and up. The day will include time with the vault, springboards, uneven bars, high bar, balance beam, p bars, floor tumbling, tumble track and trampoline. An exciting new adventure awaits every camper each week as Dream Big provides them with a new theme. They top that all off with arts and crafts, outdoor activities, a 20' inflatable water slide experience and new zip lines.


Explo at Wheaton
932 Washington Street, Norwood, MA
781-762-7400 | Visit their website

Would your child rather build and race go-carts, craft foreign policy, win a cupcake bake-off, excavate a dinosaur skeleton or manage a football franchise? Trying something new every day is what Explo is all about. For 38 years, Explo has offered students the opportunity to explore the world of people and ideas while also discovering their passions. Students from 40 states and 65 plus countries explore everything from music to emergency medicine, 3-D art to fencing, hip-hop dance to entrepreneurship, and more. Explo welcomes day and boarding students entering grades 2-7 and offers express service from Providence.


2015 International Summer Engineering Academy
University of Rhode Island, 37 Lower College Road, Kingston, RI
401-874-2019 | Visit their website

The 2015 International Summer Engineering Academy at URI’s Kingston campus gives high school students the opportunity to explore engineering in a hands-on, engaging fashion while working with students from other countries. Options to earn college credit, reside on campus and participate in weekend activities and excursions are also available.


YMCA Camp Watchaug
160 Prosser Trail, Charlestown, RI
401-364-6535 | Visit their website

Through innovative and stimulating experiences, campers gain confidence, grow lasting memories and develop important life skills. Activities include sailing, banana boat, water trampoline, archery, zip line, Animation with IncrediFlix, Lego with Play-Well TEKnology and Tails & Trails with the Westerly Animal Shelter. YMCA Camp Watchaug programming focuses on learning and developing new and exciting skills that remain at the forefront of current trends while still holding true to their cherished values and Watchaug traditions. Contact them to set up a camp tour or learn about their open houses.


Kingston's Camp
2795 Ministerial Road, West Kingston, RI
401-783-8620 | Visit their website

Kingston's Camp is an all-outdoor traditional day camp located on Larkin's Pond in West Kingston, RI. Boys and girls from kindergarten through sixth grade have will have a day of swim lessons, arts & crafts, camp games, canoeing, kayaking, archery, sailing, environmental education and free swim, all at a fun and rejuvenating summer pace. Their summer program runs from June 29 to August 28, Mon-Fri, 9:00am-3:00pm with extended days 7:30am- 5:30pm. They offer full week and partial week sessions to fit your schedule. Join them at their open house June 6 from 1-3pm.


Aquidneck Island Day Camp
401-864-3183 | Visit their website

Aquidneck Island Day Camp gives parents a way to provide all the fun that the island has to offer: Horseback Riding, Swimming, Sailing, Art, Sports, Field Trips & More! Every week is packed with adventure. Campers spend rich days filled with exciting summer fun. Each day, campers get to choose from a menu of activities. The freedom to choose how they spend their day makes for happy campers. Camp is for ages 5-13; sign up by the week or full summer term; extended hours are available.


Kid Think at Providence College
One Cunningham Square, Providence RI
401-865-2342 | Visit their website 

How do children learn about the world around them? Why are we able to imagine and pretend? Why is Simon Says such a fun game? Kid Think tackles all these questions and more by studying how children in the community think and behave. Their projects are designed like games and involve lots of one-on-one interaction with staff, so that children will find them fun and enjoyable. By seeing how children react to these games or by asking them what they think, Kid Think learns what the world looks like through a child's eyes.


Best Hoops Basketball Camp
Bishop Hendricken High School, Warwick, RI
401-463-6490 | Visit their website

Best Hoops Basketball Camp is now in its 25th Year with three great sessions at Southern New England's top instructional basketball camp for boys and girls. Sessions wil lbe instructed by an experienced camp staff of College and High School Coaches. Sessions are Monday-Friday 9am-3pm,  July 20-24, July 27-31 and August 3 -7.


Festival Ballet Providence School Summer Camps and Classes
825 Hope Street Providence, RI
401-353-1129 | Visit their website

Dance the summer away at FBP School. Open classes for children (ages 2.5-18) and adults are available all summer long. Open to dancers of any ability, no prior experience or training necessary. Camps: Pre-Ballet Camp (Ages 5-7) August 17-21. Students learn the story of a classical ballet while exploring movement, music, and using arts and crafts to create props related to the ballet. Theater Arts Camp (Ages 8-12) August 17-21, Full-Day - Students explore aspects of classical ballet and theater while creating their very own ballet. Students will create choreography, sets, and costumes.


Aim High Academy
3355 South County Road, East Greenwich, RI
401-886-7827 | Vist their website

Gymnastics, games, sports, arts & crafts, obstacle courses, water play and more. Aim High will help you find the best fit for your active child. Aim High Academy offers two types of camps to choose from, Summer Day Camp and Gymnastics Training Camp. Please visit their website for more information and to register.


Impact Action Sports Park
2 Szydlo Drive, West Warwick, RI
401-615-8110 | Visit their website

BMX, skateboard and ccooter all day with fun games like dodge ball, American Ninja Warrior and the bunny hop contest. Campers spend the week learning new tricks, making new friends, setting goals and making memories. Impact Action Sports Park has excellent instructors to help your child enjoy action sports, learn about safety and maintain their equipment. Classes and weekly clinics are available for a pre-summer test drive, with seven weeks of camp starting July 6 through August 21.  


Summer at La Salle
612 Academy Ave. Providence, RI
401-351-7750 x 183 | Visit their website

Give your child the chance to enjoy music, theater, sports and academics at Summer at La Salle. Held on La Salle Academy's beautiful campus, Summer at La Salle offers innovative and fun camps that are designed for upcoming 5th – 8th graders. Campers can choose morning or afternoon sessions, or mix and match and stay the whole day. Don't miss out on an exciting, fun and educational Summer at La Salle.


Alton Jones Summer Camps
401 Victory Highway, West Greenwich, RI
401-874-8200 | Visit their website

Alton Jones Camp is American Camp Association Accredited for ages 5 to 17. Their 2,300 acres, 75 acre lake, miles of trails and a nineteenth-century farm provide a big backyard for learning, exploration, adventure and fun. They offer day, overnight and specialty camps, with activities that highlight outdoor skills and the natural environment. They have sailing, paddle boarding, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, exploring farm life, organic gardening, nature journaling and more.


Red Shed Bike Camp
50 Aleppo St. Providence, RI
469-708-9792 | Visit their website

For youths ages 8-14. Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm. Lunch is provided. Week-long camps start on June 30th and run to mid-August. Every day includes lessons in bike mechanics and a great group ride! Campers also receive a bike, helmet and lock to keep. Scholarships are available.


Jamestown Arts Center Summer Camps
18 Valley St., Jamestown, RI
401-560-0979 | Visit their website

Let kids flex their creativity! Join Jamestown Arts Center for a fun-filled summer with their creativity boosting camps for ages 3 - 18, running July 6-August 21. Campers will enjoy theatre, ceramics, creative arts, crafting, costuming, design, maker lab, film and digital photography camps. Classes for all ages and vacation camps are available year round, and scholarships available.


Rocky Hill School's Summer Enrichment Academy (SEA)
530 Ives Road, East Greenwich, RI
401-884-9070 ext 171 | Visit their website 

Rocky Hill School’s Summer Enrichment Academy (SEA) offers weeklong 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. Camps run from June 22 to August 7, 2015.