Camp Sequoia

Camp Sequoia is designed to provide a fun and rewarding experience for all who participate. We are dedicated to giving each camper a safe, educational, and enjoyable summer to remember.

Welcome to Camp Sequoia 2019!

I can’t imagine a more idyllic setting for our children to spend their summer days, full of fun and exploration. In addition to our exquisite waterfront location, over 33 acres of gardens and grounds, and a historic Mansion, we are now thrilled to announce our brand new, state-of-the-art education center and restored Carriage House.

Camp will be held in the beautiful new classroom space, featuring handicap-accessible restrooms and a kitchenette where we will prepare fresh snacks – fruit and veggies from the gardens, muffins, granola bars and other healthy foods your camper is sure to enjoy. Our parking lot, visitor center/gift shop and orientation space have also been updated to better serve our camp families as they drop off and pick up campers each day.

One thing that has not changed is Camp Sequoia’s excellent staff and programming focused on nature-based play and education. Our hardworking counselors and CITs are committed to a safe, fun, creative and educational summer with a focus on outdoor education, science, art, and history. It is our goal to teach the next generation that we are stewards of the land and our cultural heritage…and to have lots of fun in the process!

I hope to see you at camp this summer!

My best,
Julie Christina, Education Programs Manager


Looking for options for children in grades 7-12? Click here for information on our Counselor in Training (CIT) program.

2019 Summer Camp: July 15 – August 23

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
For children in grades K-4

Six one-week sessions:
$190 Member $240 Non-member
(Non-Members are automatically enrolled into a 12-month Blithewold Household Membership)

The weekly themes always include activities such as: hikes on the grounds, exploration of the bamboo forest, trips to the frog pond, beach time, Thursday mornings in the vegetable garden, sprinkler fun, free play and plenty of time outdoors, as well as indoor activities, such as exploring the Mansion, special guest visits, music, games, and summer arts and crafts.

Looking for options for children in grades 7-12? Click here for information on our Counselor in Training (CIT) program.

Click on the dates below to enroll, space is limited.

Weekly Details:

Time Travelers (July 15 – July 19)  Travel through history this summer! Discover Blithewold’s eventful past and learn about some of the most exciting times in the history of the world! Campers will become archaeologists and go on a dig to explore the wonderful world of dinosaurs. We will become great explorers like Lewis and Clark and discover our 33-acre estate. We will explore the ocean like the great Jacques Cousteau and more! Bristol and Native American history, games, garden exploration, visits to the beaches and frog ponds, and special guest visits. A summer camp adventure through the ages!

Life in the Sea (July 22 – 26) Get ready to immerse yourself in the diverse and amazing ecosystem of Narragansett Bay! Experience hands-on exploration in our fascinating shore-side habitats and enjoy tide pooling, seine fishing, and learning about how seaside animals live. We will explore the exciting life of a sailor and study ways to prevent ocean pollution. Campers will get creative making seashell murals and other crafts that celebrate various creatures of the sea.

Theater Week (July 29 – August 2) Lights! Cameras! Action! Join us this week for some theatrical fun, including acting lessons, special guests, costume making, music, role playing, art al fresco, creative writing, and garden expeditions. The week will end with an original camp theatrical production we’ll put on for our family and friends.

Nature Detectives (August 5 – 9) Exploration is encouraged! Let your kids get down and dirty this summer while exploring the natural world with expert naturalists. Get hands-on experience learning about nature, wildlife, and more. Campers will get acquainted with nature at Blithewold, including its gardens, bamboo forest, frog pond, and beaches. We will learn about Blithewold as an arboretum and ways we can help the environment as we take nature walks and explore the great outdoors. We look forward to a fun week of nature exploration!

Land of Make Believe (August 12 – 16)  Campers are encouraged to bring their imagination to camp this week — it will be filled with forts and fairies, wizards, science experiments, magic, and surprises! Campers will search for frogs, insects, and flowers, create their very own herbal potions, write their own fairy tales, and even create fairy or gnome houses in the gardens.

Junior Picassos (August 19 – 23) The majestic gardens and grounds of Blithewold are true inspiration for budding artists! This week, junior Picassos will enjoy art al fresco, nature art projects, culinary arts, floral design, saltwater painting at the beach, a sand-castle contest, sculpting, music, and photography, all while learning about artists from around the world.

Register more than one child and save!
Sibling discount code: SIBL