Summer Camp Guide for Portsmouth
Enrollment is starting soon for many summer camps. Here's a selection of summer camps in Rhode Island.
With the choice and variety of summer camps available in New England in 2013, boredom won't be an option.
Organizations, from the YMCA to your local parks and recreation department, offer dozens of camp choices for recreation, science, reading, sports, music and more. Whether you're looking for an all-around experience or a more focused camp, this list can easily launch your camp search with examples in your town and surrounding areas.
Aquidneck Island Camp
Location: Portsmouth, RI
Dates: July 1-August 16
Details: Aquidneck Island Day Camp gives parents a way to provide a fun-packed summer with all that the island has to offer: horseback riding, swimming, sailing, art & music, sports, field trips & more!
Location: Barrington, Wakefield, Cranston, Warwick, Seekonk, Peace Dale, North Kingston, RI
Dates: 1 week sessions, June 24-August 23
Details: Y camps offer value-oriented, camper-centered programs that help children discover their talents and feel a sense of belonging. Activities combine friendships, adventure and personal growth
Audubon Society of Rhode Island
Location: Bristol, Seekonk, Smithfield, RI
Dates: June 24-August 12
Details: The Audubon Society of Rhode Island’s goal for summer camp is to provide campers with opportunities to develop and understand the relationship between themselves and the natural world.
Location: Cranston, RI
Type: Only Jewish Camp in Rhode Island
Dates: 2 & 4 week sessions, June-August
Details: Camp JORI, the only Jewish overnight camp in Rhode Island, has been providing memorable summer experiences for children since 1937.
Information: www.camp.findthebest.com/l/1140/Camp-Jori, firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Exeter, RI
Type: Christian camping experience
Dates: 1 week sessions, June 23-August 16
Details: There are over 300 acres of field, wetland, and forest to explore and enjoy at Canonicus. They offer a variety of traditional camp activities which are wholesome and engaging as well as daily Bible study designed to encourage campers' faith.
Location: Brown University, Providence, RI
Dates: July 5-August 4
Details: SuperCamp teaches the essential skills that children need to succeed as citizens and workers in the 21st century. Learnings include note-taking skills, studying and test-taking strategies.
Location: Point Judith Sound, Wakefield, RI
Type: Traditional overnight camp
Dates: 1 & 2 week sessions, June 23-August 17
Details: Spend the summer with boys and girls your age who enjoy all of the same activities. You can join in all of the activities you already love and try out some new ones. Activities include sail, swim, skate, craft, bike, canoe, kayak, windsurf, climb, create, stretch, lean, and play.
Information: www.ymcagreaterprovidence.org, 401-783-5359
Location: University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
Type: Earth, teen-X, specialty and expedition
Dates: 1 week sessions, June 30-August 16
Details: Explore our natural environment and trying multisport outdoor skills. All programs include swimming and traditional camp activities.
Location: Wakefield, RI
Type: YMCA Traditional/Specialty
Dates: June 23-August 17
Details: Campers will choose their activities much like choosing classes at school to create a full schedule for the day. More intensive activities, like sailing, have all-day options.
Location: West Kingston, RI
Type: Girl Scout (non girl scouts may attend)
Dates: June 30-August 3
Details: Girls come for 3 days or 1 week (or more) overnight programs such as sailing, drama, challenge course, horseback riding, adventure, hiking, science experiments, nature exploration, archery, swimming, and more!
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