Camp Sequoia Details

Listed below are some more details, a list of what to bring to camp, and information on pick-up and drop-off. Also, have a look at our incredible camp staff!

Pick-up & Drop-off

Each morning begins at 9:00 a.m., and afternoon pick-up is at 3:00 p.m. Both drop-off and pick-up will be in Blithewold’s restored Carriage House, a barn-like building located next to Blithewold’s parking lot. We ask that parents please be punctual; Blithewold staff cannot easily accommodate early or late arrivals/departures unless we are notified in advance.

Upon arrival, please park in Blithewold’s main parking lot and proceed through the fenced-in camp garden/play area. A sign on the fence will direct you to “check-in” your child at the side entrance to the Carriage House. Please pick-up your child at the same side entrance at the end of the day unless otherwise specified. A photo ID will be required to sign out each child.

 

Emergency Policy

If your child can not attend camp due to illness or other reasons, please call us no later than 10 am at 401-253-2707. Please note that there will be no refunds for days missed due to illness or other reasons. Also, camp tuition will not be reimbursed if we are given less that two weeks notice. If you give two weeks notice, we reimburse in full minus a $25 administration fee.

What to Bring:

Recommended Clothing
Children should arrive dressed for activity. We will be spending time both inside and outside. We suggest you equip your child with an extra outfit, extra layers, water shoes for outdoor play and sneakers for indoors play, and waterproof outerwear (bathing suit, towel.) All should be labeled.

Water Bottle
Please bring a re-useable water bottle each day, labeled with your child’s name.

Lunch
Lunch is at 12 Noon. Bring a lunch each day with your camper’s name on it. Microwaves & refrigerators are not available.

Snacks
Snack time is 10 am, an optional second snack will take place in the afternoon after lunch. We will provide a healthy morning snack. Participants are welcome to bring there own morning snack. Participants can also bring their own healthy afternoon snack. Please inform the camp director immediately if there are any food allergies. We occasionally do food preparation activities for snack. Please let us know if you prefer your child to opt out and only eat his/her own snack.

Sun Glasses/Block
Many activities will take place outdoors. Please arrive with your child already wearing sunscreen. Please only pack spray sunscreen. We will re-apply sunscreen and bug spray after lunch.

Gym Bag/Backpack
A gym bag or backpack is recommended for belongings. Please label with your family’s last name. Each camper will place belongings in a “cubby” at the beginning of the day.

 No Money/Items of Value
It is best to leave all personal equipment such as Ipods, hand held electronic games, sentimental, monetary or items of personal value at home.  If you choose to bring these items, Blithewold is not responsible for any loss or damage.

Meet our Camp Sequoia Staff:

Head Counselor – Jake “Pepper” Dominello

Hello, my name is Jake Dominello and I am so excited to join the Camp Sequoia team as the summer 2018 Head Counselor. Originally from Connecticut, I completed my undergraduate studies at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA. After receiving my BA of Government Studies and English Literature, I attended Endicott College School of Education where I earned a M.Ed. Recently, I relocated to Providence after spending a year teaching 8th Grade Social Studies and English Language Arts in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts. For the past 8 summers I have lived and worked at a sleep-away camp in Old Lyme, Connecticut. During my tenure I served as a cabin counselor, Program Director, Counselor-in-Training Director, Day Camp Director, and the Assistant Director. My passion is to create a safe and engaging environment for children of all ages to learn and grow in. In my free time I enjoy reading, playing tennis, and hiking. Next fall I will be teaching 6th Grade Social Studies and English Language Arts at Vincent J. Gallagher Middle School in Smithfield, Rhode Island. I look forward to a wonderful summer!

Assitant Counselor – Casey Motta

Hi my name is Casey Motta. I live in Portsmouth, Rhode Island with my family. I currently attend Portsmouth Abbey School and I previously went to St. Philomena School. I have been a part of Camp Sequoia for 10 years now. I started out as a camper and was one for 4 years, and then I moved on to be a CIT for 5 years and now I am happy to start my first year as counselor. This camp means so much to me and has been a huge part of my life. I never thought that I would grow up through this camp but now I can’t imagine my life without it. I love to be outside playing many different games and sports. I have never been afraid to get my hands dirty creating things with nature or doing arts projects. As a camper I was always catching frogs and knew where the crabs were hiding at the beach. I am also into music and have been playing the trumpet for many years. My favorite part of this camp is meeting all the kids and getting to know them over the course of a week or in some cases over the course of the whole summer. I am very excited for another summer of camp and for it to be the best one yet.

Assitant Counselor – Sarah Dugal

My name is Sarah Dugal and I am ecstatic to be one of the counselors at Camp Sequoia this summer. Currently, I attend the Portsmouth Abbey School and live in Tiverton, Rhode Island. At my school, I participate in volleyball and lacrosse, as well as the theater program. Also, I play the piano and love spending time with friends, relaxing on the beach, and taking pictures in my free time. Previously, I studied at Saint Philomena School, yet during the school year I blithely anticipated summer vacation, as I would drive along Ferry Road to Camp Sequoia. As a camper, I always enjoyed creating different crafts pertaining to each week’s theme and proudly presenting my work to my parents. Additionally, I appreciated the ability to explore different parts of the Blithewold grounds, such as the beach and frog pond. After spending four years as a camper and five as a Counselor-in-Training (CIT), I have grown to appreciate Blithewold and Camp Sequoia and hope to instill this adoration in our campers as well. Formerly as a CIT, I assisted in planning and leading projects, including surprise activities and community service, while allowing campers to enjoy the many aspects of camp and Blithewold itself. I look forward to my tenth year at Camp Sequoia and an amazing summer!

Contact Information

If parents/guardians need to contact camp staff about any changes in pick-up/drop-off, or any other additional information. Please consult the list below:

Julie Christina, Education Programs Manager
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 401-253-2707 ex. 16

Jake “Pepper” Dominello, Head Counselor
Phone:

Jillian Cleveland, Communications Assistant and Registrar
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 401-253-2707 ex. 15

You can also contact our counselors at the Visitors Center at 401-253-2707 ex. 38
The phone will be answered if they are in the camp space at the time of your call.

Required Forms:

These forms are covered when you sign your child up for camp.
Feel free to print these for your own records.

Health History Form

Camp Pickup Authorization Form