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 2020!

Hello from Blithewold!

I am happy to say that Blithewold WILL be holding camp this summer. We have waited to be certain that camp would be able to run, and we thank you very much for your patience.

I’d also like to give you a clear picture of our plan and safety measures to ensure a fun and safe summer for all. We want to make sure parents have the comfort of knowing their child has somewhere fun, active, and safe to go this summer while also having the flexibility to change during these constantly changing times.

Below we’re listing the adjustments we’ve made so that camp is as flexible and safe as possible:

  • We can only allow 13 children per week to enroll in camp. This is to make sure there will be no cross-contamination of groups of children or instructors.
  • We will be using a tent area outside the main classroom as our main meeting/classroom space. Tables will be distanced and we will have access to the private restroom facilities in the Mansion, that will not be available to the public (restrooms will be sanitized regularly throughout the day.)
  • All will be asked to wash hands upon entry. Hand sanitizer will be available, or feel free to provide your own for your child to use.
  • Counselors will wear masks or protective face shields. Masks/shields must be worn by all at pick-up and drop off.
  • Campers will be required to bring a mask or face shield, but not required to wear it at all times.
  • Campers will be assigned staggered pick-up and drop-off times to avoid crowding. Pick-up and drop-off will be at the tent facility.
  • Children’s temperatures will be taken with a non-contact thermometer each day before they enter camp.
    Hard surfaces will be sanitized hourly.

Dates and themes remain the same:

✔︎Going Green (July 13 – July 17)
✔︎Life at Sea (July 20 – 24)
✔︎Theater Week (July 27 – July 31)
✔︎Eco Explorers (August 3 – 7)
✔︎Land of Make-Believe (August 10 – 14)
✔︎Junior Picassos (August 17 – 21)

Parents will receive more details on what to pack and should changes or updates be made to our plans prior to each week of camp enrolled.

Lastly, there is no cancellation fee for cancellations up to 2 weeks prior to the start of camp, or if a child is sick and cannot participate.

Please email me with questions or concerns as my office hours are limited.

Thank you!

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.

2020 Summer Camp: July 13 – August 21

9 AM – 3 PM
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:

Going Green (July 13 – July 17): Waitlist
Kids can learn at an early age to actively protect their planet! Get outdoors and engage with the world through play and learning all about the natural world around us! Enjoy fun and useful science experiments, nature journaling, caring for our special camp pollinator garden, planting a camp tree, beach exploration and beach cleanups, cool eco-art projects and more!

Life at Sea (July 20 – 24): Waitlist
Everyone loves beach week at Blithewold! 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 learn about local sea life. 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 27 – July 31): 1 Spot Left (last updated 6/26)
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.

Eco Explorers (August 3 – 7): 2 Spots Left (last updated 6/26)
Looking for a great adventure this summer? Come and explore all 33 acres of Blithewold’s gardens, forests, beaches, frog ponds, meadows and more! Campers will use their detective skills, making exciting new nature discoveries each day! Get a close look at Blithewold’s wonderfully diverse habitats as we learn about Blithewold as an arboretum and ways we can help the environment as we take nature walks and explore the great outdoors.

Land of Make-Believe (August 10 – 14): Waitlist
Campers are encouraged to bring their imagination to camp this week — it will be filled with forts and fairies, stories and plays, science experiments, nature and surprises! Campers will go on beach excursions, search for frogs, insects, and flowers, create their very own herbal “potions”, write their own stories, and even create fairy or gnome houses in the gardens.

Junior Picassos (August 17 – 21): Waitlist
The majestic gardens and grounds of Blithewold are true inspiration for budding artists! This week, junior Picassos will special artist visits, enjoy art al fresco, nature art projects, culinary arts, floral design, saltwater painting at the beach, sculpting, music, and photography, all while learning about artists from around the world.

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