W. Alton Jones Campus



Specialty Camps and  Expeditions
Ages 11-17
 
 
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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.  

Check-in is Sunday from 2:00-3:00 PM.  Camp ends Friday with a family program at 2:00 PM  followed by check-out at 2:30 PM, except for Week 2 which ends Thursday due to the holiday and is discounted 20%. A photo ID is required at checkout.  


Calendar of Specialty Camps and Expeditions


Outdoor Skills
Ages 11-13
Spend the week putting your wilderness  skills to the test.  Start out at Alton Jones to learn the foundations of outdoor skills: map- and compass-reading, building fires, cooking outdoors, and leaving no trace.  Then use those skills on a three-day, two-night backpacking/tent camping adventure that will be both safe and fun.  When not on trail, you will stay in same-sex rustic screen houses with a bathhouse nearby.  
$675.00  Offered Weeks 4, 6, & 8.
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Night Camp
Ages 11-13
Get in touch with your nocturnal side as you explore nature at night.  Take evening hikes to study the night sky 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.  
$675.00  Offered Weeks 3, 5, 6 & 7.
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Waterworlds
Ages 11-13
Explore the wetlands of Alton Jones in every way imaginable!  Tromp through a swamp and hike through a stream.  Take to the lake by canoe, kayak and sailboat.  Visit the ocean for a day of swimming and exploration. 
$675.00 Weeks 3 & 7.   
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Bay Mania
Ages 11-13
Take a ferry ride to Prudence Island, in the heart of the Narragansett Bay, for a three-day sleepover visit to the Narragansett Bay Research Reserve 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 oceanographic cruise with Save the Bay.  
$750.00. Offered Weeks  3, 4, 5, 6 & 8.
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Marine Madness
Ages 11-13
Boat, swim, or snorkel along the New England coast to learn about life in tide pools, salt marshes, coastal ponds and barrier beaches.  Dig beneath the surface to learn about the habitats of crabs, clams, algae, sea stars, and many other marine organisms.  Go behind the scenes and sleep overnight in the undersea world at Mystic Aquarium.  Experience oceanography aboard Project Oceanology’s boat Envirolab.
$750.00 ($600 for Week 2). Offered Weeks  2, 4, 6 & 8.
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Coastal Explorers
Ages 14-17
Dive into ocean exploration!  Snorkel, learn coastal sampling techniques, explore salt marshes, go crabbing, study a tidal creek, and seine for fish while staying at Prudence Island's Narragansett Bay Research Reserve.  Explore life under the bay on an oceanographic cruise.  
$775.00 Week 6. 
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Puzzle Busters
Ages 14-17
Spend a week cracking codes, solving puzzles and overcoming challenges to learn leadership and find rewards.  You may have to climb to the top of a tree or build a raft and paddle it to the middle of the lake to find your next clue. 
$775.00 Week 8. 
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Berkshire Quest
Ages 14-17
Set out for a week of extreme adventures in the western Massachusetts Berkshires. Along with Alton Jones staff and Zoar Outdoor, 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. In the evenings, set up camp at Zoar Outdoor and Beartown State Forest. With minimal travel each day, this program offers campers maximum activity time. $890.00 Weeks 3 & 7. 
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Granite State of Mind
Ages 14-17
Adventures abound in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.  Sample world-class rock climbing in Rumney.  Kayak along the Pemigewasset River.  Set up base camp in Franconia Notch for some challenging day hikes.  End your week with a simulated skydiving experience in a vertical wind tunnel!  
$890.00 Week 4. 
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Northern Explorers
Ages 14-17
Experience some of the best whitewater Maine has to offer. You will spend two full days rafting on the Kennebec River in northern Maine.  Finish your week by taking off on a floatplane to search for moose from the air and enjoy the bird's eye view. 
$890.00 Week 5. 
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CALENDAR
Specialty Camps and Expeditions 2014

   
Week 2
June 29 - 3*

Marine Madness
*Ends Thursday due to holiday. Fee discounted 20%.
   
Week 3
July 6 - 11
Night Camp
Bay Mania
Waterworlds
Berkshire Quest
   
Week 4
July 13 - 18
Marine Madness
Bay Mania
Outdoor Skills
Granite State of Mind
   
Week 5
July 20-25
Night Camp
Bay Mania
Northern Explorers
   
Week 6
July 27 - Aug. 1
Night Camp
Marine Madness
Outdoor Skills
Coastal Explorers
   
Week 7
August 3 - 8
Night Camp
Waterworlds
Bay Mania
Berkshire Quest
   
Week 8
August 10-15
Marine Madness
Bay Mania
Outdoor Skills
Puzzle Busters