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Survey demonstrates camps can operate safely Summer 2020 survey confirms safety and offers hope for quality camp experiences this summer

A new American Camp Association (ACA) study of 486 camps that served 90,000 campers reports that only 30 campers had confirmed COVID-19 cases in 2020. This is a direct result of the summer camp industry’s focus on developing leading-edge child safety standards from the earliest days of the pandemic. Camp directors were able to offer crucial childcare and essential experiences for many children and families when they needed it most. “The science demonstrates that camps that have implemented strict, layered mitigation strategies — including masking, cohorting, physical distancing, cleaning and maintaining healthy facilities, proper handwashing, and respiratory etiquette — have been able to safely operate in person,” said Tom Rosen-

berg, president and CEO of ACA. The new ACA survey results provide hope for campers — with evidence that COVID-19 camp cases can be contained and minimized when facilities are prepared with effective mitigation strategies. When camps follow the rigorous scientific approach outlined in the Field Guide for Camps on Implementation of CDC Guidance, camps can operate safely and successfully. The survey screened 90,000 campers from 486 camps that ran in 2020 and found only 102 total COVID-19 cases identified (less than 1 percent of campers and camp staff). Other highlights from the research that offer evidence of camp success include: n Out of those 486 camps, only 74 camps experienced at least one COVID case (30 campers and 72 staff). n Camps consistently implemented strategies for quarantining, contact tracing, sanitization practices, and


Campers may still be required to wear masks this summer, but a national survey showed a very low transmission rate in camps across America last year.

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Camps getting ready for a safe Summer of 2021 From FACING PAGE cohorting, reporting that they successfully mitigated cases from spreading. n The study from summer 2020 suggests camps that reported consistent use of nonpharmaceutical interventions also reported lowest incidence of suspected and confirmed COVID-19 cases. “This summer is looking hopeful!” said Gregg Morrow of UltraCamp, an ACA member and industry leader. “Registration has already opened for many camps, and spots are filling up fast. We’re excited for camps to provide kids a space to learn and grow together again this summer.” As the pandemic continues to evolve and we learn more from researchers and scientists, the ACA will continually update the Field Guide — and the camp community — with the latest and most accurate scientific research and practices. March 2 brought the release of “Model State Guidelines for

Overnight Camps,” and in April, ACA will release additional resources for camps based on research to understand children’s summertime activity participation specific to summer 2020, and how this changed from expected participation due to COVID-19. “Summer camps provide the optimal context for kids to practice social-emotional learning (SEL). After such an isolating and traumatic year of disruption and loss, the SEL outcomes that result from camp experiences will help young people prepare to thrive in school this fall,” said Rosenberg. For low-income households, the negative impacts of the pandemic are particularly significant. In addition, many BIPOC families and children are struggling with access to remote-learning technology, causing a higher likelihood of academic failure. However, we know summertime experiences can help to overcome learning deficits. Decades of camp research have proven that the skills learned at camp

support academic performance and are at the core of college and career readiness. The American Rescue Plan (current legislation in Congress) is focused on introducing more equitable access to immersive summer learning opportunities right now. “Last summer’s mitigation practices highlight the necessary foundation for a successful 2021 camp season. Our new research demonstrates that chil-

dren can be with their friends and counselors and take a break from technology this summer. In fact, camp provides critical support for children as they recover from the challenging effects of the pandemic in a safe environment away from home,” Rosenberg said. Reprinted by permission of the American Camp Association.

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In an increasingly digital world, day camp provides real experiences in the physical world.

Why day camp is more important than ever BY MARLA COLEMAN Children learn life skills that become habits of the heart. Another mother wrote that the family was on a ski trip. The son got to the top of a steep hill and started to panic. The mom said, “What would you do if you were at camp?” and he proceeded to engage himself in positive self-talk that was part of the camp culture: “It may take time, it may be hard; but stick with it, and you’ll be fine!” He skied down with a huge sense of accomplishment and perseverance. It’s tough to be a kid these days. It’s tough to be a parent. In a society where the nature of the family, the work place, and the community have changed dramatically, we can no longer assume that the natural process of growing up will provide children the experiences and the resources they need to become successful, contributing adults. In sharp contrast to the traditions of growing up in the ’50s and ’60s, today we live in the first moment when humans receive more of their information second-hand than first! We are in a climate where it is harder to know what we need to survive, so drawing on

experiences that give children healthy alternatives and opportunities to instill capabilities, the hallmarks of thriving, is the greatest gift you can give a young child.

Seeing the bigger world Does it really matter if my child doesn’t go to day camp, especially since she will go to overnight camp in a few years? She is only four years old — why does she need day camp? Camp provides one of the very few links with a world larger than the consumer culture we inhabit — and day camp is one important choice in a quiver of options. The camp experience helps children and youth develop an appreciation of their place and their responsibility in a much larger universe. A preschooler — or even an older child who might be reluctant to go to overnight camp — can join a community that is created especially for her to practice growing up. Why wait until age ten when the benefits of feeling connected and being able to contribute and navigate at an earlier age can

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Top 10 things you never knew about camp After everything got interrupted last year, it appears the Summer of 2021 will resemble summers before, when millions of children, youth, and adults head to the hills, lakes, valleys, and parks to participate in the time-honored tradition of camp. And, while most people easily conjure up images of campfires and canoes, there is a lot more to the camp experience. Here are 10 of the things you may not have known about the camp experience.

9. Camp is worth its weight in gold, and then some! The camp experience is life-changing – developing friendships and memories that last well beyond the final campfire. And, there is a camp for literally every budget. Often camps offer special pricing or financial assistance, and some camp experiences qualify for tax credits or for payment with pre-tax dollars. Visit ACA’s Affording Camp page for more information.

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10. Camp is older than dirt, almost literally. Started in 1861, the camp experience turns an impressive 160 years young this year. The secret behind the longevity? “Camps are adapting to meet the needs of today’s campers,” says Tom Rosenberg, president/CEO of the American Camp Association. “At the same time, the impact camp has on campers, the life-changing experience, has remained after all these years.”

8. Green is “zen.” Research shows that first-hand experience with nature, like those at camp, reduce stress in children and help them better handle stress in the future. In addition to teaching children how to be good stewards of the environment, camps are teaching children how to enjoy the world around them and take a minute to breathe deep and feel the nature, which ultimately teaches them how to de-stress the

7. Mommies and Daddies do it, too. Camp is not just for children and youth. There are family camp experiences, and camps for single adults, senior adults, and any adult who wants to relax and enjoy all camp has to offer. Adults benefit from the same sense of community, authentic relationships, and self-discovery that children do. Camp is an excellent vacation option, allowing adults to try a variety of new activities in a safe and fun environment. 6. Try this on for size! Camp is a great place to try new activities and hobbies. Afraid of rock walls? According to ACA research, 74 percent of campers reported that they tried new activities at camp that they were afraid to do at first. And, those activities often leave lasting impressions. In the same survey, 63 percent of parents reported that their child contin-

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ued new activities from camp after returning home. 5. Manners matter, and often linger. The camp experience teaches more than just archery or lanyard making. The entire experience is made of teachable moments, perhaps one of the biggest is how to live with a group of people. Campers learn to pick up after themselves, respect each other’s property, and to say “Please” and “Thank You.” 4. Veggies taste better with friends. Hollywood and fictional novels may have given camp food a bad

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CAMP: Spending time in the real world TOP 10: Staying active, building leaders From Page 4 be reaped? Under the supervision of inspiring guides and passionate coaches, children can feel successful and make new friends while having the time of their lives; they can experience belonging and contribution; they can have a sense of consistency and predictability in times of turbulence and change. Day camp can begin as early as age three, and is geared to children who get to experience camp and still return home each evening. They have the best of both worlds — the camp community which is built exclusively for kids, and their own home which provides the security they need at a tender age. One day camp parent said, “While my children and I are constantly bombarded by the news, which is focused on what is wrong with the world, camp is a living example of what is right.”

Starting at an early age Day camp is a terrific first experience. Reminiscent of less complicated

days, when people connected with nature, thrived on inter-generational relationships, and made new discoveries, everything is designed and scaled to ensure that children feel included, cared about, and capable. Beginning camp at an early age provides important advantages. Camp is the best demonstration of moral and spiritual order — democracy is the core purpose. Children learn life skills and behaviors that become habits of the heart. While many then move on to overnight camp, others will be content to continue the day camp experience: after all, there is a camp for everyone — and that might well be day camp! To learn more about camp and child development, visit the American Camp Association’s family-dedicated Web site: www.ACAcamps.org or call the toll-free number 1-800-428-CAMP (2267). Marla Coleman is a past president of the American Camp Association. Reprinted by permission of the American Camp Association.

From Page 5 reputation, but in truth, camps are constantly exploring healthy food options, and often are at the forefront of things like allergy specific diets, healthy snack options, and vegetarian meals. According to ACA’s 2011 Emerging Issues survey, 90.7 percent of responding camps indicated that healthy eating and physical activity was an important or very important issue. 3. If everyone else went to camp, maybe there’s something to it! Camp has played an important role in the lives of some of the most talented people in history. ACA’s family resource site offers a list of notable campers – including business professionals, celebrities, artists, and great thinkers. 2. Camp gets those neurons pumping! Education reform debate and concern over summer learning loss have pushed academic achievement into the spotlight. Research shows

that participation in intentional programs, like camp, during summer months helps stem summer learning loss. In addition, camp provides ample opportunity for developmental growth, which is a precursor to academic achievement. And, because of the “hands-on” nature of camp, often children who struggle in traditional education settings do well at camp. 1. Camp builds leaders for the 21st century and beyond! Independence, resiliency, teamwork, problem-solving skills, and the ability to relate to other people — these are the skills that tomorrow’s leaders will need, and the skills camp has been adept at building for 150 years. For more information on preparing your child for an independent, funfilled summer, visit ACAcamps.org. Or, follow ACA on Facebook and Twitter for helpful hints and camp information. Reprinted by permission of the American Camp Association.

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Camp Guide 2021 Whether your kids love animals, sports, the great outdoors, art and music or anything in between, you’re sure to find something within these pages. Most municipally sponsored camps are not included here; call your local recreation department for details on what’s available in your community. Remember to register early, as many camps fill up quickly.

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General Camps The classic summer camp experience.

AQUIDNECK ISLAND DAY CAMP Glen Park, Glen Rd., Portsmouth; 401/864-3183; www.AquidneckIslandDayCamp.com Campers ages 5-13 spend rich days filled with the exciting summer fun that Aquidneck Island has to offer. Campers get to pick their fun by choosing from a menu of activities which include: sailing, the beach, hiking, field trips, art, and more! CAMP ALDERSGATE 1043 Snake Hill Road, North Scituate; 401/568-4350; campaldersgate.com Run by the United Methodist Church, Camp Aldersgate offers overnight and day camp with activities including horseback riding, aquatics, fishing, sports, creativity, cooking, arts, explorers, a grandparents’ camp and more.  CAMP CEDARWOOD 25 Old County Road, Barrington; 401/246-0188; campcedarwood.org This camp, for grades K to 8 and operated by Barrington Baptist Church, offers Bible study, crafts, sports, games, cooking, music, daily swimming and weekly field trips.  CAMP JORI 1065 Worden’s Pond Rd., Wakefield; 401/783-7000; www.campjori.com Camp JORI aims to provide a high quality overnight Jewish camping experience that is available to all families in a safe and supportive setting so that each JORI camper will develop life-long connections with the Jewish community. They offer Overnight Camp for grades 2-10, Day Camp for grades K-4, and a weekend program for those who want to get a taste of Overnight Camp.

CAMP RAMSBOTTOM Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket, One Moeller Place, Pawtucket; 401-7228840; bgcpawt.org Camp Ramsbottom in nearby Rehoboth is for boys and girls ages 6 to 13. A full range of activities includes archery, art, basketball, crafts, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, soccer, swimming, tennis and much more. Bus service to Camp Ramsbottom is provided from convenient locations in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, with camper drop off each morning and afternoon pick up. The camp runs in two-week sessions from June through August. CANONICUS CAMP American Baptist Churches of R.I., 54 Exeter Road, Exeter; 800/294-6318; www.canonicus.org This day camp for pre-K to grade 7 and resident camp for grades 1-12 offers kayaking, swimming, archery, outdoor skills, sports, fishing, cooking, horseback riding and more. THE CHILDREN’S WORKSHOP Locations in Warren (401/247-2503), Rumford (401/434-1118), Riverside (401/228-6209) and Seekonk (508/3362677); www.childrensworkshop.com Children enjoy field trips, sports, swim-

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COZ SUMMER CAMP Hugh Cole School, 50 Asylum Road, Warren; 401/245-1460, ext. 1375; bwrsd.org This Bristol-Warren Regional School District program is for campers in grades K-6 and includes art, community service, computers, cooking, cookouts, fitness, gardening, music, hiking, reading, sports, and more. FRIENDS ACADEMY SUMMER PROGRAMS 1088 Tucker Road, North Dartmouth, 508/999-1356; www.friendsacademy1810.org  Offers a wide variety of nature, academic and sports camps for children aged 3-18. THE GARDEN PLAYSCHOOL 84 Cutler St., Warren, 401/289-2895; www.gardenplayschool.com This nature-based camp is for children ages 18 months to 5 years, with different themes. GIRL SCOUTS OF SOUTHEASTERN NEW ENGLAND SUMMER CAMPS Various locations; 401/331-4500; www. gssne.org

Day and overnight camps for girls entering grades K-12 include traditional camp experiences like swimming, boating, arts and crafts, nature, cooking and outdoor skills.

NARRAGANSETT COUNCIL BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA CAMPS 10 Risho Avenue, East Providence; 401/351-8700; narragansettbsa.org There are several camps scheduled for summer 2019, from cub scout day camp to outdoor adventure camps. SUMMER CAMPS AT GORDON SCHOOL Gordon School, 45 Maxfield Ave., East Providence; 401/434-3833 or www.gordonschool.org Gordon offers a series of day camps each summer, for students in grades pre-K through 9. SUMMER J-CAMP AT THE DWARES JCC 401 Elmgrove Ave., Providence; 401/4214111; jewishallianceri.org Day camps for children ages 3-15 including sports, art, acting, animals, cooking, science, travel, and so many more ways


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Wheeler Summer Camps offers a traditional outdoor day camp experience for campers ranging in age from 4-15. Activities are geared toward exploration of the outdoors, learning life skills, arts and athletics.

MOSES BROWN SUMMER CAMPS 250 Lloyd Ave., Providence; 401/8317350, ext. 150; www.mosesbrown.org Moses Brown offers a traditional day camp for children ages 3-17 as well as camps with a special mixture of arts, music, chess, computers, design/build, engineering, forensics, maritime studies & sailing, theatre, and swimming.

YMCA CAMPS While each YMCA camp designs its own programs to serve its local community, each YMCA promotes the core Y principles of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Following are some local YMCAs offering camps. n Bayside YMCA, 70 West St., Barrington; 401/245-2444; www.ymcagreaterprovidence.org. n Newman YMCA, 472 Taunton Ave., Seekonk; 508/336-7103; www.ymcagreaterprovidence.org.  n Newport County YMCA, 792 Valley Road, Middletown; 401/847-9200 or www. newportymca.org. 

PENNFIELD SCHOOL SUMMER CAMP 110 Sandy Point Ave., Portsmouth; 401/849-4646; www.pennfield.org A camp for ages 3 to 14 utilizing Pennfield’s state-of-the-art facilities including an in-ground swimming pool, gymnasium, air-conditioned library, art studio and playing fields. ROCKY HILL SCHOOL SUMMER ENRICHMENT ACADEMY AND CAMPS 530 Ives Road, East Greenwich; 401/884-9070;  www.rockyhill.org Offers a variety of summer programs, sports and specialty programs for ages 3-18

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ST. MICHAEL’S COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL 180 Rhode Island Ave., Newport; 401/849-5970; www.smcds.org St. Michael’s offers a variety of summer camp programs for children age 3-12, as well as a theatre program for young per-

WHEELER SCHOOL SUMMER PROGRAMS Wheeler School Farm, 357 Walker St., Seekonk; 508/336-8377; wheelersummercamp.com

Although most traditional summer camps offer outdoor experiences and incorporate their settings in their programs, some camps specialize in teaching kids to appreciate the natural environment.

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CAMP GUIDE AUDUBON SOCIETY OF RHODE ISLAND NATURE DAY CAMPS Environmental Education Center, 1401 Hope St., Bristol; Caratunk Wildlife Refuge, 301 Brown Ave., Seekonk; and Powder Mill Ledges Wildlife Refuge, 12 Sanderson Road, Smithfield; 401/245-7500, 401/949-5454; www.audubonsummercamp.com Audubon summer camp gets kids ages 3 1/2 to 15 outside exploring fields, forests, ponds and the coast of Narragansett Bay. It’s the perfect environment for adventure, exploration, learning, and loads of fun.    CAMP SEQUOIA AT BLITHEWOLD Blithewold Gardens and Arboretum, 101 Ferry Road, Bristol; 401/253-2707; www. blithewold.org For kids entering grades 1-5, the camp specializes in hands-on programs emphasizing the interaction of plants, animals, humans and the environment. THE LLOYD CENTER SUMMER PROGRAMS 430 Potomska Road, South Dartmouth, Mass.; 508/990-0505 x13; www.lloydcenter.org The Lloyd Center’s summer programs are designed to give motivated students entering grades 3 to 8 an opportunity to explore different aspects of environmental science. All coastal studies sessions include field study, laboratory work, and fun. The Young Naturalist program, for ages 5-7, teaches kids about fish, birds, crustaceans, snakes, mammals and more. NORMAN BIRD SANCTUARY SUMMER CAMP 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown; 401/846-2577; www.normanbirdsanctuary.org The Norman Bird Sanctuary offers day camp programs through the summer for children ages 3 1/2 to 14. The age-appropriate and innovative camps offer a unique blend of hands-on learning, games, animal encounters and team building. Camp groups led by caring, enthusiastic and professional teacher naturalists utilize Norman Bird Sanctuary’s 325-acre outdoor classroom. SAVE THE BAY’S BAY CAMPS Save The Bay, 100 Save The Bay Drive, Providence; 401/272-3540; www.savebay.org Narragansett Bay is what sets our summer camps apart from all the rest. In fact, it’s our campground. During our week-long, full- and half-day camps, children from kindergarten through high school enjoy hands-on exploration of Rhode Island’s greatest natural resource. From sailing

and science to critters and crafts, plus locations throughout Rhode Island, there’s a camp for every child who loves the outdoors. 

ZOOCAMP Roger Williams Park Zoo, 1000 Elmwood Ave., Providence; 401/785-3510; www. rwpzoo.org. Games, hands-on activities, crafts, animal encounters and tours of the zoo for ages 4-13.

Educational Camps These camps focus on academics or a specialized area of study, from foreign language to technology.

FRENCH-AMERICAN SCHOOL OF R.I. SUMMER PROGRAM 75 John St., Providence; 401/274-3325; www.fasri.org Kids ages 3 to 10 have summer fun in French. Activities include arts, craft, sports, fresh air, and French language experience and exposure. MATHNASIUM OF PORTSMOUTH 14 Potomac Rd, Portsmouth; 401/6836284; Mathnasium.com/Portsmouth Morning and afternoon programs designed to prevent summer learning loss. PORTSMOUTH ABBEY SUMMER PROGRAM Portsmouth Abbey School, 285 Cory’s Lane, Portsmouth; 401/643-1225; www.

portsmouthabbey.org/summer The Abbey summer program, designed for students entering grades 7 to 11, provides children with a month full of fun experiences, new friends and academic skills, all while living on the campus on the shores of Narragansett Bay. RITES SUMMER PROGRAMS Hamilton School at Wheeler in Providence; 401/723-4459; www.ritutorial. org The RITES Summer program, for students entering grades 2-12, offers an enjoyable, multisensory, specialized, educational experience for children with a range of learning differences that affect their classroom performance. ST. ANDREW’S SCHOOL SUMMER PROGRAMS St. Andrew’s School, 63 Federal Road,

Barrington; 401/246-1230; www.standrews-ri.org/summerprograms A summer program that offers a bridge to the academic school year with camps in theater arts, wilderness, robotics and more, for students age 5 to grade 12.

Creative Camps These camps focus on the arts ranging from dance to theater to studio art.

ARTS ALIVE! 191 County Road, Barrington; 401/2370638; www.artsalivebarrington.org Acting, music, dance, fun! Arts Alive! Summer Theatre Camps are for ages 8 to 14. Space is limited, and they fill up quickly.

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CAMP GUIDE THE ARTISTS’ EXCHANGE 50 Rolfe Square, Cranston; 401/4909475; www.artists-exchange.org Campers ages 5 to 14 will find a wide range of classes and opportunities to create with a mediums including paint, clay, and found and recycled materials. Camps are taught in fully equipped studios and theater spaces by certified teachers and professional artists. KIDSEYE SUMMER Filmmaking Workshop University of Rhode Island, Kingston; 401/861-4445; www.RIFilmFest.org This fun yet intensive five-day filmmaking camp for children ages 8 to 17 is presented by FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival. Participants step into the roles of screenwriters, actors, directors and crew and learn the basic elements of the filmmaking process, culminating in a premiere screening of their finished films. LINCOLN SCHOOL 301 Butler Ave., Providence; 401/3319696 x4103; Lincolnschool.org Camps for boys and girls ages 3 to 6 and girls entering grades 1 through 12 include surf, squash, acting, gardening and more. NEWPORT ART MUSEUM SUMMER PROGRAMS 76 Bellevue Ave., Newport; 401/8482787; www.newportartmuseum.org Camps and classes offered for kids ages 6 to 13. NEWPORT ACADEMY OF BALLET 3 Charles St., Newport; 401-849-8473 newportacademyofballet.com One-week beginner or intermediate camps for ages 3 to 12, or intermediate and intensive camps for ages 9 to 13+.

Campers explore dance through creative movement, learning ballet, modern, jazz, folk, chroreography and more.

ROSEMARY’S SCHOOL OF DANCE EDUCATION Locations in Warren, Bristol, Tiverton, and Rehoboth; 401/245-9750 Warren; 401/253-2212 Bristol; 401/624-2283 Tiverton; 774/260-7386 Rehoboth; www. rosemarysdance.com Rosemary’s Summer Dance Project offers a variety of programs in June through August for dancers ages 2 to 12. SUMMER DANCE CAMPS AT THE BALLET CENTER 89 Gooding Ave., Bristol; 401/254-2847; theballetctr.com The Ballet Center offers several dance camps, both full and half-day, for dancers aged 3 to 7.

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TRINITY REPERTORY YOUNG ACTORS SUMMER INSTITUTE 201 Washington St, Providence; 401/521-1100; www.trinityrep.com The Young Actors Summer Institute is one of the most comprehensive arts enrichment summer programs in New England. Taught by Trinity Rep’s professional acting company and Trinity’s education staff, students aged 10-18 are able to choose from a variety of different classes, including playwriting,  stage combat, improvisation, film and much more. Offering in-person and virtual camps in the Summer of 2021. ART BY YOU AT WEIRDGIRL CREATIONS POTTERY STUDIO Summer Art “Camp To Go” 33 Kent St., Barrington, RI ; 401/2471397; www.weirdgirlcreations.com The studio offers camp for ages 3-12. Students work in clay, try their hand at the wheel, paint, and draw.

Sports Camps The number of summer camps devoted to individual sports is huge. Keep an eye out for sports camps available through many of the private schools and colleges in the area. In addition, many traditional camps as well as the YMCAs will offer specialized sports and adventure themes including ropes courses, rock climbing, hiking, skateboarding and more.

COMMUNITY BOATING CENTER India Point Park, Providence; 401/4547245; www.communityboating.com For ages 8-17. Curriculum allows stepped progression through a variety of opportunities for beginner, racing or cruising-minded sailors. EAST BAY SAILING FOUNDATION Bristol Yacht Club, 101 Poppasquash

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CAMP GUIDE Road, Bristol; 401/253-0775; www.eastbaysailingfoundation.org Classes for ages 6 to adult, taught in Bristol Harbor. Novice, beginner, intermediate and advanced racing classes offered. HERRESHOFF SEAMANSHIP PROGRAM Herreshoff Marine Museum, 1 Burnside St., Bristol; 401-253-5000; www.herreshoff.org Youth sailing camp on classic Herreshoff sloops; Full day and mornings; All levels of experience welcome; family and adult classes and boat rentals available on weeknights and weekends. NINJA WARRIOR SUMMER CAMP Self Defense Training Center, 1235 Wampanoag Trail, Riverside; 401/4379223; SelfDefenseRI.com Karate Camp is more than just Karate — the main focus is to make sure every camper has a great time. Campers will have the chance to take part in their favorite games, sports and other activities in a safe, supervised and fun setting. Children in camp have a great opportunity to improve strength, endurance and flexibility. OCEAN STATE SWIM CAMP Roger Williams University, Bristol oceanstateswimcamp.com Led by RWU head swim coach Matt Emmert, the program offers a four-day camp for ages 8 to 18 or a more intensive, three-day camp for ages 14 to 18. PRESTIGE FITNESS & GYMNASTICS CENTER 1735 GAR Highway, Swansea; 508-379-1019 www.PrestigeFitGym.com Offering summer programs for ages 3.5 to 12, blending gymnastics with fitness, fun and physical activity.


RHODE ISLAND FENCING ACADEMY 14 Almeida Ave., East Providence; 401/434-2404; RIFAC.com Do something extraordinary this summer — fencing camp! Fencing is a fun, safe sport that hones mind and body through a disciplined blend of determination, skill and competitiveness. RIFAC offers one of the most rewarding fencing camp experiences in the nation.

Special Needs/Health Needs There are many summer recreational opportunities specifically for children with physical, developmental or emotional disabilities, as well as those with special health care needs. A good source is the R.I. Developmental Disabilities Council, which puts together an annual summer guide every year; you can find it at www. riddc.org.

CAMP SUREFIRE Taking place at St. Andrew’s School in Barrington this year. www.campsurefire.org This one-week overnight camp provides an opportunity for kids aged 6 to 17 with type one diabetes to meet and learn from older campers, counselors and staff. Camp programs are held at the University of Rhode Island W. Alton Jones campus in West Greenwich. CAMP WANNAGOAGAIN Cub World Camp, Buck Hill Boy Scout Reservation, 704 Buck Hill Road, Pascoag; 401/785-2666; www.theautismproject.org This camp, for children ages 5 to 19 who have an autism spectrum diagnosis, is rich with visual supports, structured teaching methods, sensory-based activi-

ties and traditional camp activities like swimming, arts and crafts and nature walks. 

SAIL TO PREVAIL Fort Adams, Newport; 401/849-8898; www.sailtoprevail.org This recreational day camp is for children and teens with disabilities, ages 7-17. Campers participate in recreational and art and craft activities designed to meet their needs and abilities, including sailing, swimming, arts and crafts, mobility games and sports, field trips and other creative activities.

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DAY CAMPS IN RHODE ISLAND ♦Online Registration • Bus Transportation ♦Camp Scholarships

July 5th - August 27th

Bring your girl somewhere safe, enriching, and filled to the brim with outdoor adventure­ give her the chance to get #girlscoutstrong!

Monday - Friday 8:30am-4:00pm Extended Day


Register per week or for full summer term

Portsmouth, RI • (401) 864-3183 www.aquidneckislanddaycamp.com


500 Greenwich Avenue, Warwick, RI 02886 401.331.4500/800.331.0149

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Our 50th summer! 4 weeks of FUN!

Arts week - July 5-9 World Adventure week - July 12-16

Science and Nature week - July 19-23 Olympic week - July 26-30

Huge discounts before March 31st! Individual week - $150 • 4 week bundle - $500 • After March 31 - $200/week Camp Hours: M-F 8:30AM - 4PM, Every Friday is Beach Day!

25 Old County Rd, Barrington, RI

Register at bbcri.org/cedarwood

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