Earth Camp is an adventure in exploration that is jam-packed with
activities that you choose!
The set-up allows you to pick and choose from a menu of options.
Part of each day will be spent in a field group of about six to
twelve campers one field teacher
and one junior counselor who will remain your group leaders throughout
the week. This group will provide opportunities to check-in, play
games, go swimming, explore, and do special activities. Most
other times you will be engaged in exciting activities of your
choice. And each week includes an exciting off-campus field
Check in for Earth Camp is Sunday from 2:00-3:00. You’ll move into cabin, meet your
cabin mates and cabin counselors, then have dinner and an opening
During the rest of your week, select from a variety of exciting activities
highlighting outdoor skills and the natural environment. Maybe you’ll want to tag along with your favorite
counselor for animal tracking, try tree climbing, or perhaps you’ll want to go on a swamp
tromp with a new friend you made. You will make your own schedule
based on your own interests.
Some activities may be offered twice, while other activities
will be offered once during the week. Because there is
so much to do and so little time you will want to choose your
activities wisely since time won’t allow you to do
everything that’s offered.
swamp tromp, tree climbing, birding safari, stream hike, animal
tracking, ponding, canoeing, kayaking, wilderness skills, compass
course, arts and crafts, Frisbee golf, insecting, an epic
adventure hike, and even cooking from the garden!
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Each week includes a field trip to a special destination at
or near the coast of Rhode Island or nearby Connecticut.
Note: Safety is the priority on all trips and in rare instances an
activity may need to be changed or altered based on severe weather
or other unforeseen
Weeks 2 and 5:
Beach Day & Waterslide
Head to East Beach in Charlestown, one of Rhode Island's most
pristine ocean barrier beaches, for a
waves and sand. Seine in Ninnigret Salt Pond for horseshoe crabs, minnows, and
comb-jellies, then switch to the beach side to play in the waves.
Wash off the salt and sand with thrills and spills at a nearby water slide.
Weeks 4 and 7:
Long Island Sound on Project Oceanology's boat the Envirolab or
Narragansett Bay on Save the Bay's Allette Morris. Conduct experiments to
gauge the health of the water, then set a trawl net to see what
animals call the ocean home.
3, 6, and 8:
Sailing on Narragansett Bay
Experience Rhode Island at it's best! Explore
Narragansett Bay as you sail on an introductory experiential
sail onboard a twenty-two foot sloop rigged keelboat. Three or four
participants will sail with an instructor who will provide a hands-on
opportunity to get a basic exposure to the sport of sailing.
Each Thursday evening includes a special all-camp
closing campfire. On Friday, you’ll participate in some closing
activities and prepare for family program. Family program begins
at 2:00 on Friday and is followed by checkout.
adventure you choose, you’ll still get the all-camp favorites that
make Earth Camp special: camp evening programs, meals in the
dining hall, recreation time after meals, campfires, friendships, and
lots of fun.