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Summer Camp




Welcome to Alton Jones!

o many of us have fond memories of our childhood summers — swimming, boating, sleeping under the stars. We want our own children to have those same experiences. With the ease and influence of modern technologies, never has it been more important for kids to get outdoors, build lasting friendships and learn about themselves in a supportive, encouraging environment. Alton Jones has welcomed summer campers to its 2,300-acre site for 47 years. While the fads and fashions may have changed over time, today’s children still value a fun, outdoor, hands-on exploration of the natural world. So do we. We continue to offer our campers traditional experiences like swimming and boating on our 75-acre lake, and hiking on our 10 miles of trails. We also offer unique opportunities for a variety of ages, like tree-climbing, surfing and farming. Whether your child is new to Alton Jones or they’ve been here before, you will be glad to know that we offer high-quality programming that has earned us a top ranking among New England summer camps. Look through the brochure to see some of the exciting new adventures in store for you. At Alton Jones, learning seems like a vacation as we pack a summer of adventure into each week. At Alton Jones, the summer awaits! John Jacques W. Alton Jones Campus

Why Alton Jones? Lasting Friendships Intimate groups of 8-12 campers provide the perfect setting for making new friends. Super Staff Alton Jones counselors are carefully selected for their passion for working with kids, love of the outdoors and knowledge of the natural world. Engaging Program Carefully crafted, hands-on experiences make fun and learning one and the same. Beautiful Campus 2,300 acres of forests, meadows and farmland provide a big back yard for outdoor adventure.

Alton Jones Camp Overnight adventures for ages 9-16

Earth Camp Ages 9-13 $625 Ever wanted to design your own summer camp? Choose from a variety of exciting activities each day to create your ultimate camp experience. Explore Eisenhower Lake by canoe, pull on boots and go on a swamp tromp, hike through a stream, learn about wildlife, climb a tree and so much more. Each week will also include a coastal field trip. Earth Camp field trip schedule: (Week 1 is day camp only.) Week 2: Beach and Coastal Exploration Week 3: Sailing Narragansett Bay Week 4: Oceanography Cruise Week 5: Beach and Coastal Exploration Week 6: Sailing Narragansett Bay Week 7: Oceanography Cruise Week 8: Sailing Narragansett Bay

Teen X Adventure Camp Ages 13-16 $775 Choose your own adventures each day from a menu of activities like: rock-climbing, surfing, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, swimming, climbing trees and visiting a waterpark. Return in the evenings for dinner, games and a good night’s rest. Weeks 2-8.

Specialty expeditions for ages 11-17 Outdoor Skills Ages 11-13 $675

Put your wilderness skills to the test! Start out on campus to learn the foundations of outdoor skills: mapand compass-reading, building fires, cooking outdoors and leaving no trace. Then use those skills on a threeday, two-night backpacking adventure. Weeks 4, 6 & 8.


Night Camp Ages 11-13 $675

Become a creature of the night! Take evening hikes to study the night skies and learn more about owls, bats and other nocturnal animals. As the week goes on, you will gradually work your way up to staying awake all night long. Weeks 3, 5, 6 & 7.

Ages 11-13 $675

Let the Pawcatuck River be your guide as you learn to canoe its gentle flatwater and thrilling swiftwater. Each day you will make your way downriver to a new campsite. Weeks 3, 5 & 7.

Bay Mania Ages 11-13 $750

Marine Madness Ages 11-13 $750

Boat, swim or snorkel through New England waterways to learn about life in tide pools, salt marshes, coastal ponds and barrier beaches. Go behind the scenes and sleep overnight in the undersea world at Mystic Aquarium. Weeks 2, 4, 7 & 8.

Take a ferry ride to Prudence Island, in the heart of the Narragansett Bay, for a three-day sleepover to explore salt marshes and tidal creeks. Learn about clams and oysters, and go snorkeling, crabbing, fishing and swimming. Wrap it all up with an oceanography cruise with Save the Bay. Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6 & 8.

Northern Explorers Ages 14-17 $890 Experience some of the best whitewater northern Maine has to offer, with two full days of rafting along the Kennebec River. To finish the week, you will enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the region searching for moose from a floatplane. Week 6.

Berkshire Quest Ages 14-17 $890 Set out for a week of extreme adventures in the western Massachusetts Berkshires. Along with Alton Jones and Zoar Outdoor staff, you’ll enjoy ziplining through the forest canopy, rock-climbing, rafting the whitewaters of the Deerfield River and summiting Mt. Greylock, the highest peak in Massachusetts. Week 3 & 8.

Granite State of Mind Ages 14-17 $890 In this New Hampshire-based expedition, you will have a chance to sample world-class rockclimbing, kayak along the Pemigewasset River and hike in Franconia Notch. The week rounds out with a simulated sky-diving experience in a vertical wind tunnel. Week 5.

Wave Chasers Ages 14-17 $890 Alton Jones is happy to bring back its popular surfing camp! Spend the week surfing in coastal waters off Rhode Island and New Hampshire. You will also try stand-uppaddle-boarding and sailing. Previous surfing experience is preferred, but not required. Week 4.

Coastal Explorers Ages 14-17 $775

Dive into coastal exploration! Snorkel, go crabbing, study tidal creeks, explore salt marshes and seine for fish at Prudence Island’s Narragansett Bay Research Reserve. During an oceanographic cruise, discover life under the bay. Week 7.

Schedule for Overnight Camp (Week 1 is day camp only.) Week 2 June 30 – July 5 Week 3 July 7 – 12 Week 4 July 14 – 19 Week 5 July 21 – 26 Week 6 July 28 – Aug. 2 Week 7 Aug. 4 – 9 Week 8 Aug. 11 – 16

Day Camp

Great camp adventures close to home, ages 5-15

Teen X Day Camp Ages 12-15 $330

Fill your days with adventure as you canoe, swim, rock-climb and tree-climb with other teens. An optional Wednesday night campout* adds the dimension of evening fun: cooking out, making s’mores over a campfire, playing games and sleeping out in tents. Activities will be held on-campus and throughout Southern New England. *Campouts will not take place in the event of severe weather.

Farm Day Camp

Eco-Zone Day Camp

Friendly staff welcome you to explore lush gardens, rocky pastures and a country barn to learn about life on an old New England farm. Care for farm animals like sheep, ducks, chickens, pigs, rabbits, cows and goats. Explore the gardens and learn how to plant, grow and harvest. Prepare food using ingredients you’ve gathered. Spend the rest of the day hiking, swimming, making crafts and having a whole lot of fun down on the farm. Each week has a new theme.

It’s all about nature at Eco-Zone! Search our ponds for frogs, fish and insects, hike, canoe, swim, play games and investigate the wonders of nature. The camp offers a wonderland of trails that weave through forests, brooks, swamps and wildflower meadows. On Thursday evenings, campers can stay over for an optional overnight tent campout* — including a campfire and night hike. A weekly theme keeps it fresh for repeat campers.

Ages 5-8 $235

Ages 8-11 $245

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Teen X Adventure Week(s):

Specialty Expeditions (circle weeks) Outdoor Skills

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Week: 3


Marine Madness

Week: 2


Bay Mania

Week: 3 4

Night Camp

Week: 3


Northern Exp.

Week: 6


Berkshire Quest

Week: 3


Granite State

Week: 5



Wave Chasers

Week: 4



Costal Explorers

Week: 7

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50% off a second week of camp! See details on our website: Contact us:

W. Alton Jones Campus 401 Victory Highway West Greenwich, RI 02817 Phone: (401)397-3304, ext. 6043, Fax: (401)397-3293

$45 Day Camp Shuttle Bus Service per week (Space is limited, see schedule on back cover). Location: Name of one friend of same age to be in the same group:

The balance of all camp fees is due in full by June 15. A deposit of $100 per camper per week is due at registration. To pay by check: Please make checks payable to the University of Rhode Island. Please charge only the $100 camper per-week deposit. Charge amount:

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Signature: Refunds: No refunds will be made after June 15 except in the event of illness or injury accompanied by a physician’s note. Deposits are non-refundable.

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Open House

Come see the campus and meet the staff on Saturday, May 11, and Saturday, June 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Summer Camp 401 Victory Highway West Greenwich, RI 02817

Day camp and shuttle service schedule

Shuttle bus service is available for day campers for an additional fee of $45. Week # Dates Pickup Location Week 1 June 24–28 Kingston/E. Greenwich Week 2 July 1–5 Providence/Warwick Week 3 July 8–12 Kingston/E. Greenwich Week 4 July 15–19 Providence/Warwick Week 5 July 22–26 Kingston/E. Greenwich Week 6 July 29–Aug. 2 Providence/Warwick Week 7 Aug. 5–9 Kingston/E. Greenwich Week 8 Aug. 12–16 Providence/Warwick

Pickup sites are located in Kingston (URI-Ryan Center near Route 138), East Greenwich/West Warwick (Cardi’s Furniture, I-95 Exit 8), Providence (Hope High School), and Warwick (Toys ‘R’ Us near Warwick Mall). Please reserve shuttle service early, as spaces are limited.

Summer Brochure 2013  
Summer Brochure 2013  

Alton Jones Summer Camp Brochure 2013