Alton Jones Camp
W. Alton Jones Environmental Education Center
University of Rhode Island
"At Alton Jones We Pack A Whole Summer Into One Week! With trained staff as role models and more than 2,300 acres of lakes, forests and farmland, the W. Alton Jones Campus offers a big backyard for learning, exploration, adventure and fun. We have a 75-acre lake, a historical farm, 10 miles of hiking trails, wildflower meadows, streams and ponds. At Alton Jones you can get outdoors, learn new skills and make new friends in a wholesome and fun setting. Come to Alton Jones Camp and take away some great memories! Situated on 2,300 acres of pristine forests, streams, ponds, a 75 acre lake, and a nineteenth-century farm, our year-round Environmental Education Center offers an ideal setting for Summer Day, Overnight and Teen Camps, School Field Trips and Conferences. Woodvale Farm Day Camp: (Ages 5-8) An Old-Fashioned Farm Experience. Find out how much fun it can be to work on a farm! Scenic Woodvale Farm is surrounded by rocky pastures, a country barn, lush gardens, and an historic cemetery. This original 19th century farm is home to all kinds of animals like sheep, ducks, chickens, pigs, rabbits, cows, and goats. There’s so much for you to experience at Woodvale Farm. Help feed the animals, learn about humane animal care, plant seeds, collect eggs, harvest the best fresh vegetables you’ve ever tasted, and learn to make recipes like bread from the very corn that you grind into meal. There will also be hiking, swimming, songs, crafts, folklore, and a whole lot of fun down on the farm.
Overnight Earth Camp: An Exploration of Earth's Mysteries (Ages 9 – 13). The natural wonders of the earth are remarkable! Earth Camp is a 6-day, 5 night overnight adventure exploring our environment. While we certainly enjoy the great outdoors, we also offer comfortable accommodations. These include 6 cozy cabins with bunk beds and hot showers, a private lakefront, and great food in our dining hall! Campers are separated by age into co-ed field groups and single-sex cabin areas. All programs include swimming, canoeing, and traditional camp activities. Each Sunday begins a new camp session. Teen Expeditions (Ages 12 – 17): With Teen Expeditions, each day brings a new physical and mental adventure requiring determination and the ability to try hard while discovering new skills, challenges, and places. Whether staying at Alton Jones, setting up a base camp at a public campground, or hiking, canoeing, or kayaking to a new campsite each night, each group will be completely independent. Camping is in screen-house cabins when at Alton Jones and tents for off campus trips. Everyone helps cook on camp stoves except when meals are provided. "