Summer Camps for Youth and
Programs for Adults
The University of Rhode Island will be brimming with activity this summer as it hosts dozens of summer camps on a wide variety of themes for all ages from late June through August. Read more about the programs and find contact information for each one on their linked pages.
URI's Transportation Center will host a one-week Landscape Architecture/Sustainable Development Academy for high school freshmen who have completed the STI program, sophomores, juniors and seniors, July 15-19. Transportation from a central pick-up point in Providence is available. Up to 20 students will receive full scholarships to participate in the program.
A Weekend of discovery for the entire family, August 2-4, 2013. Sponsored by URI CELS/4-H, this camp is for children ages 5-18 with a military parent and priority given to those in the active deployment cycle. Families stay in URI residence halls and participate in many fun and educational workshops and activities helping them bond as a family and create friendships with other military families. There is also programming specifically designed to help families cope with the stresses of military deployment.
KIDSEYE!" is an intensive and fun five-day summer camp held at the University that exposes young people to the basic elements of the filmmaking process, culminating in a premiere screening of their finished work. This year's camp will be held July 8-12 on the Kingston Campus for students ages 11 to 17. (Sorry: Camp is sold out as of May 16, 2013.)
Sign your child (age 9 - 18) up for a one-week seminar of fun and learning! Each of the one-week sessions has a different topic and is specialized for a particular age group and ability level. All sessions begin at 9 am and end at 3 pm. Camps held weekly July 15- August 23
. Call the URI Computer Science Department at 874-2989 (firstname.lastname@example.org
) to register.
Summer Engineering Academy
URI's Summer Engineering Academy (SEA) by the College of Engineering will introduce high school students and college freshmen to the science and the variety of careers opportunities in the overall engineering field. Students will receive hands-on experience in the university's fully equipped engineering workshop, use tools that are employed in all engineering disciplines, and take field trips to local factories and businesses. Session 1: June 3-June 28
, (Grades 11 and 12, and College Freshmen); Session 2: June 3-June 28
, (Grades 10, 11 and 12). Session 3: July 1-July 26
(Grades 10, 11 and 12). Residential program options are available. See the website
for complete information.
Transportation can be lots of fun! Students will learn the many aspects and modes of transportation. For children in grades 7-9, the Summer Institute will include two, two-week sessions in July and August
. A total of 40 students (20 per session) will be selected for this highly distinguished national program. Applicants will be selected based on completion of a formal application, essay, school grades (especially math and science), family support and an interview. Contact Tory Perrotta
at the URI Transportation Center at 401-874-7075 to apply.
Academies for High School Students
This summer the URI Transportation Center offers one-week sessions about: Construction, business, and engineering for 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students who have an interest in these topics. Session 1, July 1-12, Session 2, July 29-August 9. Applicants will be selected based on completion of a formal application, essay, school grades (especially math and science), family support and an interview. Contact Tory Perrotta
at the URI Transportation Center at 401-874-7075 to apply.
Summer Sailing Lessons
Classes are held at the URI Sailing Center on Salt Pond where beginner, intermediate, and adult keelboat sailing lessons are offered. Beginners are taught the basics of sailing from rigging and launching to steering and boat-handling to finally sailing solo. A fleet of 12 ft. Tech dinghies is used for novice sailors. Intermediate sailors use 14 ft. Flying Junior sloops and are taught more advanced boat handling techniques and use of the spinnaker. Sailing lessons for children (ages 10 - 12) and youths (ages 13 - 16) are also available. For the complete schedule and more, please visit online
or call the URI Sailing Center at 401/783-0797.
Summer Study Abroad -- International Education
The University offers students the opportunity to study in ten (10) URI faculty led summer study abroad programs (Belize, Cape Verde, China, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ghana, Global Business, Greece, Israel and Spain). These programs are designed to allow students to earn three to six credits toward their URI or other college/university degree. These programs are open to both URI students and non-URI students, as well as both degree seeking and non-degree seeking students (including teachers, parents and other professionals). For more information, visit online
or call the Study Abroad Office at 401-874-5546.
International Nonviolence Summer Institute
The University Center for Nonviolence & Peace Studies presents a series of programs that prepare adults from across the country and internationally in the art of nonviolent conflict reconciliation. The institute programs will be held June 3-14
, offering different levels of training during that time. For more information, visit online
or call 401-874-4912 or 401-323-7851.
Summer Session Classes
More than 4,000 people enroll in summer sessions at URI each year. There are hundreds of course selections from African American Studies to Writing, with offerings from every college of the University; including Business, Pharmacy, Engineering and Nursing. Summer semester Session I runs May 20 to June 17, Session 2 runs from June 24 to July 22, and Session 3 runs from May 20 to July 22. For more information visit online
or call 401-874-2107.