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Bay Camps with Save The Bay: Bristol, Newport, Providence, Wickford, and Westerly, 401-272-3540, ext. 139
Week-long half- and full-day camps for kindergartners through 12th grade on Narragansett Bay. Counselors with marine science and education training and backgrounds. Age-appropriate hands-on activities in navigation, charts, plankton, and marine life, plus marine-based games and activities that make learning fun. Campers cruise on Save The Bay vessels to various islands to explore salt marshes and shorelines and enjoy snorkeling and swimming on the beach. High School Bay Camp is designed to allow older students to explore possible college or career paths in marine science.

Camp Invention: Lincoln and Foster, RI; Swansea, MA; 800-968-4332, campinvention@invent.org
Grades K-6 explore the technology of self-driving cars, create vehicles of the future, build “smart” homes, design a mechanical robot dog. and take home an Optibot, a robot that senses dark and light surfaces.

CMC Chess Camp: Providence and Newport, RI, Foxboro and Lexington, MA; Yaneth, 598-7984,  yzamora@chessmasterconnections.org
Increase logic/reasoning/problem-solving/analytical thinking skills, improve decision-making and organizational habits, increase self-confidence, and increase patience and persistence. Full and half day available.

Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England: Camp Cookie, Chepachet; Camp Green Forest, West Kingston; Camp Promising Acres, Swansea, MA; and Camp Rocky Farm, Newport. Charlotte Markey, 401-331-4500 X 1419; cmarkey@gssne.org
Day Camp – arts & crafts, swimming, boating, hiking, campfires, cookouts.

The Children’s Workshop, Providence (401- 383-9958), Lincoln (401-334-2210), Smithfield (401) 233-2828, Cranston (401-228-3317), North Kingstown (401-294-2340), East Greenwich (401-884-0440), Rumford (401-434-1118), Pawtucket (401-728-3050), Central Falls (401-727-4474), Warren (401-247-2503) and Westerly (401) 315-5544). Child care and early education provider, children ages 6 weeks – 12 years. Educational activities, field trips, swimming and special events.

YMCA Camp Manitoo: 70 West St, Barrington; Michael Squatrito, (401) 245-2444, msquatrito@gpymca.org
A traditional day camp program for school-age (entering grades 1-6) children.

Art for you at WeirdGirl Creations Pottery Studio: 33 Kent Street, Barrington; 247-1397
Project-based camp working in clay, painting on ceramics, using a potters wheel, draw, paint, and cyanotypes on fabric.

Audubon Summer Camp: Environmental Education Center 1401 Hope St., Bristol, RI and the Caratunk Wildlife Refuge, 301 Brown Ave., Seekonk, MA; 401-949-5454, x3014, camp@asri.org
Nature discovery, science, hikes, habitat explorations, live animals, games, crafts and lots of outdoor time.

Bay Camps with Save The Bay: Bristol, Newport, Providence, Wickford, and Westerly, See above under “Multiple Locations.”

Herreshoff Seamanship Program: Bristol; 401-253-5000, k.cusic@herreshoff.org
Interactive youth and adult sailing classes for the spring, summer and fall.

Linden Place Mansion Summer Art Camp: Bristol; 401-253-0390
This weekday creative camp, for camper’s ages 6-12, takes place on the historic grounds of Linden Place Mansion.

Father John V. Doyle School
343 South Main Street, Coventry, Rhode Island 02816
401-821-3756; PK-8; 164 students, day school; coed; Catholic school

Camp Watchaug: 160 Prosser Trl, Charlestown; Danita Ballantyne, 401-364-6535; dballantyne@oceancommunityymca.org
Day Camp; Fort Building; Water Sports; Lego Camp; Counselor-in-Training; Drama; Tails & Trails; Eco Quest.

Frosty Drew Nature Weeks: Frosty Drew Nature Center & Observatory, Ninigret Park, Charlestown; 401-859-1450
Guided by experienced naturalists, children explore the shore of Ninigret Pond and the Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge.

Mother of Hope Day Camp: 1589 Putnam Pike Aka Route 44, Chepachet; Michelle Losardo, 401-568-3580, mlosardo@dioceseofprovidence.org
Co-educational day camp for children ages 5-12. Private beach on Echo Lake, bath house, restrooms, athletic fields, basketball court, hiking trails, picnic area, arts and crafts center, nature center, assembly pavilions, playground, challenge course, archery range, infirmary, fishing area, canoeing and a beautiful camp chapel. Roman Catholic but children of all backgrounds and religions are welcome. SEE AD ABOVE UNDER FEATURED CAMP SPONSORS.

Artists’ Exchange Summer Camps:  50 Rolfe Square, Cranston. 401-490-9475
Art, Theater, Animation, Ceramics, and Rock ‘N’ Roll camps are taught in professional studios and black box theater. Campers age 5 to age 14 can choose from a variety of 46 camps starting June 18 through August 31. Camp days run Monday through Friday, 9 am-3 pm with before and after-care available. Receive a 20% discount off your child’s tuition by donating basic grocery store items. SEE AD ABOVE UNDER FEATURED CAMP SPONSORS.

DREAM BIG GYMNASTICS: 41 Comstock Parkway, Cranston; 229-8946
Half or full day camp experience for boys and girls ages 4 and up with multiple theme weeks.

Westwood YMCA: 2093 Harkney Hill Rd, Coventry, RI 02816-4602; Pat Falvey, 401-397-7779, westwood@ymcapawt.org
Camp Rainbow; Camp Exploration; Camp Adventure; Voyagers; Sports Camp; Specialty Camps: Fort Building, Fishing, Drama, Aquatic Adventures, Pioneering, Martial Arts, Weird Science, Fishing II, Fort Building II.

Boys and Girls Club, Cumberland – PALS: 1 James McKee Way, Cumberland, RI 02864-5342; Tamara Burman, 401-333-4850, tburman@bgccl.org
Day camp for youth ages 6-12 years of age.

Aim High Academy: 3355 South County Trail East Greenwich;  401-886-7827
Indoor and outdoor activities including arts & crafts, adventure play, sports, games, and water play.

Girls Leadership Camp: Moses Brown School, Providence, and Rocky Hill School, E. Greenwich; 401-824-4138, ianthe@girlsleadershipcollaborative.com
For girls entering 3rd -8th grade. Participants will identify personal leadership styles and individual strengths while participating in outdoor challenges, ropes course, swimming/kayaking, scavenger hunt, yoga and more.

The Creative Arts Studio Camps:  Time to Design, Inc., 233 Main Street, East Greenwich; 401.500.3032
Daily and weekly camps for ages 5-12. Themes include recycled art projects, mixed media, painting techniques, save our oceans arts week, Explore Mars with Lego Robotics, creative sewing, and more. Also, school vacation camps.

Providence Country Day School Art and Exploration Camp: 600 Waterman Avenue, East Providence; 401-438-5170; Michaela O’Donnell,odonnell@providencecountryday.org; An interactive day camp for children ages 4-11 that combines studio arts and outdoor exploration. Monday-Friday, 9 am-3 pm; Extended care available. SEE AD ABOVE UNDER FEATURED CAMP SPONSORS.

Providence Country Day School Leadership and the Environment Art Portfolio Project (LEAPP): 600 Waterman Avenue, East Providence; 401-438-5170; Michaela O’Donnell, odonnell@providencecountryday.org; An intensive studio experience combined with leadership skills development for serious artists ages 12-15. Monday-Friday, 9 am-3 pm; Extended care available. SEE AD ABOVE UNDER FEATURED CAMP SPONSORS.

Canonicus Camp And Conference: 54 Exeter Rd, Exeter, RI 02822-3802; 401-294-6318, camp@canonicus.org
Day Camp and Resident Camp. American Baptist Churches of Rhode Island.

Irons Homestead: 688 Snake Hill Rd, Glocester, RI 02857-2818; Jennifer Geary; 401-710-9478, IronsHomestead@ricucc.org
Forest Day Camp;  Water World; Mission Possible (service related); Paint the Town (arts). Rhode Island Conference United Church of Christ.

Jamestown Arts Center’s Summer Camps:  18 Valley Street; 401-560-0979
The JAC offers a variety of dynamic, creative camps and classes for ages 3 – 15. Ceramics, printmaking, theatre, animation, digital photography and more! Includes field trips.

YMCA Camp Massasoit: Shore Drive, Johnston, RI 02910; Robert Houston, 401-943-0444, rhouston@gpymca.org
Program is designed to build self-confidence, encourage group participation and create opportunities for self discovery.

Fit2Cook4Kids: URI/Independance Square Foundation, 25 West Independence Way, Kingston; Operated by Karen Salvatore, 401-294-6800
Combines food and cooking, fitness, and communication skills for kids ages 7-15.

MacColl YMCA: 32 Breakneck Hill Rd, Lincoln; Karen Guerrier, 401-725-0773, kguerrier@ymcapawt.org
Camp Discovery; Sprouts Sports: soccer; basketball, dance, cheer, Camp Care-A-Lot; Camp U-Go-To; Dance Camp; Cheerleading Camp; Swim Camp; Soccer Camp; Basketball Camp; Adventure Camp; Camp Trailblazers; Explorers Camp; Teen Camp.

Newport County YMCA Camps: 792 Valley Rd, Middletown; Kristen Petrarca, 401-847-9200, kristenp@newportymca.org
Traditional and specialty day camps.

Norman Bird Sanctuary: 583 3rd Beach Rd, Middletown, RI, 02842-5738: Nicole Lavoie, 401-846-2577-x32
A nonprofit, 325-acre wildlife sanctuary & environmental education center, offers day camp programs for children from age 3.5 to 14. Hands-on learning, games, animal encounters, and team building.

Middlebridge School
333 Ocean Rd, Narragansett, Rhode Island 02882
401-788-0800; 9-PG; 76 students; day and boarding school; coed; Special Needs school

Bay Camps with Save The Bay: Bristol, Newport, Providence, Wickford, and Westerly. For info, see above under “Multiple Locations.”

Fit2Cook4Kids: Cold Spring Community Center, 12 Beach Street, North Kingstown; Operated by Karen Salvatore, 401-294-6800
Combines food and cooking, fitness, and communication skills for kids ages 7-15.

Camp Aldersgate: 1043 Snake Hill Rd, North Scituate, RI 02857-2703; Jenn Becker Carpenter, 401-568-4350, info@campaldersgate.com
Camper’s Choice and Living Arts Camps. Owned and operated by the United Methodist Church of New England.

Camp Ruggles: 688 Snake Hill Rd, North Scituate; James Field, 401.567.8914, campruggles@gmail.com
Therapeutic summer day camp program for children 6-12, who are clinically diagnosed with emotional and behavioral disabilities.

Episcopal Conference Center Camps: 872 Reservoir Road, Pascoag; 401-568-4055. Multiple types of camps for children and teens.

Heritage Park YMCA: 333 Roosevelt Ave, Pawtucket, RI 02860-2123, Christy Carrion, 401-727-7050; ccarrion@ymcapawt.org
Pioneers and Voyagers camps.

Pawtucket Family YMCA: 20 Summer St, Pawtucket, RI 02860-2152; Amanda Choiniere, 401-727-7900, achoiniere@ymcapawt.org
Camp Dino-Mytes; Aim High Camp; Sports Camp; Explorers Adventure Camp; Girl Power; Explorer I Camp; Intern Camp (teens).

Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket – Camp Ramsbottom (Rehoboth, MA): Kery Kozlowski, 401-722-8840
For boys and girls, 6-13: archery, art, basketball, crafts, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, soccer, swimming, tennis and much more. Bus service from Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

YMCA Camp Broad Rock: 165 Broad Rock Rd, Peace Dale, RI 02879-1800; Jennifer Martin, 401-783-3900, jmartin@gpymca.org
Day camp – pre-school & teens are major focus. Choices include sports, adventure, arts & crafts, performing.

Aquidneck Island Day Camp: Pennfield School, Portsmouth; Chris Belanger, 864-3183
Campers choose from a menu of activities, including: horseback riding, sailing, the beach, hiking, art, academic learning, and more.

Bay Camps with Save The Bay: Bristol, Newport, Providence, Wickford, and Westerly. For info, see above under “Multiple Locations.”

Brown University Summer Sports Camps: 401-863-5988, sportscamps@brown.edu
More than 50 day and overnight sports camps including: baseball, basketball, diving, fencing, field hockey, football, lacrosse, rowing, soccer, squash, swimming, tennis, volleyball, water polo, and wrestling. Led by Brown’s varsity coaches, their staff and current Brown athletes.

Community Boating Center:  109 India St., Providence; 401-454-SAIL (7245)
Summer Sailing Camp for beginning through advanced levels. Group outreach, adult programs, and waterfront facility rentals also available. Ages 8-16, no previous sailing experience required. Sessions start June 25, July 9, July 23, Aug 6.  NEW one-week Save The Bay Camp Aug 13-17.  All camps Monday – Friday, 9am – 3:30pm.  SEE AD ABOVE UNDER FEATURED CAMP SPONSORS.

Debate Camp: The Wheeler School, 216 Hope St. Providence; 1-888-512-8154,  info@debatecamp.com
Public Speaking, Debating and Model United Nations for students rising grade 5 through to rising grade 11, all abilities. All campers develop skills in the effective structure of parliamentary debate, brainstorming and case construction, good teamwork, refutation and counterpoints and effective delivery of all speeches. SEE AD ABOVE UNDER FEATURED CAMP SPONSORS.

Ed Cooley Basketball Camp: Providence College, 401-865-2266, sgaber@providence.edu
Father/son camp, day and overnight camp.

Festival Ballet Providence School: 825 Hope St. Providence; 401-353-1129, info@festivalballetprovidence.org
Camps, programs, and classes for children, teens, and adults.

Fit2Cook4Kids: Temple Beth-El, 70 Orchard Ave, Providence; Karen Salvatore, 401-294-6800
Combines food and cooking, fitness, and communication skills for kids ages 7-15.

French American School of RI (FASRI): 75 John Street, Providence; 401-274-3325
Kids to learn French while engaging in various enrichment activities. Half and full day available.

Girls Leadership Camp: Moses Brown School, Providence, and Rocky Hill School, E. Greenwich; 401-824-4138, ianthe@girlsleadershipcollaborative.com
For girls entering 3rd -8th grade. Participants will identify personal leadership styles and individual strengths while participating in outdoor challenges, ropes course, swimming/kayaking, scavenger hunt, yoga and more.

Lincoln School Camps: 301 Butler Avenue, Providence; 401-331-9696 ext. 4103
Ages 3-12, multiple themes: Little lynx, Surf Camp, Agawam Hunt Club, Drone Racing, Code Like a Girl.

Moses Brown Summer Camps: 250 Lloyd Avenue, Providence, 401-831-7350, Ext. 150 or 296; www.facebook.com/MosesBrownSchool
Day camp featuring traditional recreation camps, specialty, and several sports camps for children ages 3-17.  All camps are held on the beautiful Moses Brown campus in Providence and include a special mixture of arts, chess, computers, design/build, forensics, invention, music, swimming, and sports. SEE AD ABOVE UNDER FEATURED CAMP SPONSORS.

Providence Children’s Museum:  100 South Street, Providence; (401) 273-5437
Spend time in a Children’s Museum filled with fun and educational activities. SEE AD ABOVE UNDER FEATURED CAMP SPONSORS.

Rhode Island College Camps: 600 Mount Pleasant Avenue, Providence
Summer Sports Camp (Ages 7-15, 401-456-8007); Henry Bernard School Explorations Summer Camp (Ages 6-11, Mark Young, 401-456-8811, myoung@ric.edu); Music Institute at RIC (Ages – entering 9th grade through seniors)

Rhode Island School of Design Continuing Education:  Two College Street, Providence; 401-454-6200
RISD|CE’s Young Artist Program provides a strong grounding in the visual arts and encourages creative and personal growth through self-expression.

Roger Williams Park Zoo Camps: 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence
Fill your child’s days with games, hands-on activities, crafts, animal encounters and tours of the Zoo. It’s a great opportunity for kids ages 4 – 13 to learn, explore and develop a deeper bond with the natural world during summer vacation. SEE AD ABOVE UNDER FEATURED CAMP SPONSORS.

St. John Paul II Drama Camp: St. Pius V Church – Church Hall, 55 Elmhurst Avenue, Providence; 401-751-4871 kpeloguin@spvri.org;July 30, 2018-August 3, 2018 and August 6-10, 2018; Grades 5-8; Half and full day available; singing and acting techniques; film and television; musical theater tips; improvisation; dance and choreography; week culminates with a show; no experience required.  SEE AD ABOVE UNDER FEATURED CAMP SPONSORS.

Summer J-Camp at the Dwares JCC:  401 Elmgrove Avenue, Providence401-421-4111
For children ages 3-15. Weekly themes include Mystery, Wild West, Olympics, American Ninja Warriors, and Carnival. SEE AD ABOVE UNDER FEATURED CAMP SPONSORS.

Camp Grosvenor: 11 Miner Rd, Saunderstown; Lauren Schmieg, 401.847.6927 x22; camp@bgcnewport.org
95 acres of woodland along the Pettaquamscutt River – arts & crafts, swimming, boating, ropes course, and sports. Operated by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Newport County.

Casey Farm Summer Camps: 2325 Boston Neck Road, Saunderstown; Adam Lowe, 401-237-7472, ALowe@HistoricNewEngland.org
A variety of one-day, three-day, or one-week camp experiences for ages 3 to 13.  Campers engage in outdoor fun, interact with farm animals, pick fresh vegetable snacks, play games, make crafts, listen to stories, and participate in farm activities.

Everywood Day Camp: 125 Lakeview St. Sharon, MA; 781-694-5829
Situated along the shores of Lake Massapoag, 30 minutes from Providence with transportation included. Everwood offers campers from ages 4 to 15 a summer of adventure, sports, arts, and outdoor activities. Also teen leadership program.

Camp Jori: 1065 Wordens Pond Rd, Wakefield, RI 02879-4442; Deb Salinger, 401-783-7000; info@campjori.com
Day and overnight camp; Leaders in Training; Jump into Jori; CIT/Israel Journey.

JORIPAC Performing Arts Camp: 1065 Wordens Pond Road, Wakefield; (401) 421-4111 x124
Camp JORI introduces JORIPAC – a performing arts ‘camp-within-a-camp’. Open to teens in 7th – 10th grade who want to immerse themselves in performance.

YMCA Camp Fuller: 619 Camp Fuller Rd, Wakefield, RI 02879-4517; Peter Swain, 401-783-5359, pswain@gpymca.org
Co-ed Resident Camp – land and water sports.

Made by Me Cooking School: 691 Main Street, Warren; 413-237-0384
Engaging kids in the kitchen while creating a new generation of foodies. Offers birthday parties, classes, and camps.

CCRI Summer Basketball Camp: 400 East Avenue, Warwick; Rich Harris, Director, 825-1056 or 323-8483,
Offensive and defensive skills development for boys and girls ages 6-18. All campers receive a t-shirt, basketball and written evaluation.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Warwick: Masonic Youth Center, 116 Long St, Warwick; Nicole LaChapelle, 401-467-4385, nicole@wbgclubs.org
Day camp with differently themed weeks.

YMCA Camp Ok-Wa-Nessett: 900 Centerville Rd, Warwick, RI; Becky Merritt, 401-828-0130, rmerritt@gpymca.org
117 acres of woods, trails, fields, sports, skate park, ropes courses, archery, and ponds.

Bay Camps with Save The Bay: Bristol, Newport, Providence, Wickford, and Westerly. For info, see above under “Multiple Locations.”

Alton Jones Camp: 401 Victory Highway, West Greenwich, RI 02817-2158; John Jacques, 401-397-3304; altonjones@uri.edu
Overnight Camp; Farm Day Camp; Eco-Zone Day Camp; Specialty Expeditions; Teen X Day Camp.

Kingston’s Camp on Larkin’s Pond: 2795 Ministerial Rd, West Kingston, RI 02892-2012; Lisa-Beth, 401-783-8620; info@kingstonscamp.com
All Outdoor Traditional Day Camp, teaching about conserving and preserving the environment, nature, ecology and non-violence. Science, art, crafts, and drama projects utilize plants, animals & recyclables. Games, lessons, and activities focus on fixing problems, teach teamwork, conflict reconciliation, and promote campers growth in a natural environment. SEE AD ABOVE UNDER FEATURED CAMP SPONSORS.

Bay Camps with Save The Bay: Bristol, Newport, Providence, Wickford, and Westerly. For info, see above under “Multiple Locations.”

YWCA Summer Adventure Camp: 514 Blackstone St, Woonsocket; Director Nathan J Smith, 401-769-7450; ywcaofnri@aol.com
Summer Camp for children ages 6-15.

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