Summer Vacation Camp

July 17 – August 25 2017

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
For children in grades K-4

Six one-week sessions:
$160 Member $217 Non-member
(Non-Members are automatically enrolled into a 12-month Blithewold Household Membership)

Camp staff will encourage children to get involved in active outdoor play, including nature hikes and trips to the gardens, bamboo forest, and frog pond, as well as indoor activities, such as exploring the Mansion, performing in theatrical skits, and taking part in 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:

Full – Life at Sea (July 17 – July 21)  Get ready to immerse yourself in the diverse and amazing ecosystem of Narragansett Bay while you embark on the many adventures that await you!  Experience hands-on exploration in our incredible shore-side habitats, enjoy tidepooling, seine fishing, making a seaweed press, water games and sprinkler fun, learning about animal habitats, creating seashell arts and crafts, celebrating various creatures of the sea, and making sailor’s valentines.

Full – Spirit Week (July 24 – July 28)   This week is all about embracing the spirit of summer! Campers will cram all of the fun of summer into one week, while enjoying activities such as water balloon toss, watermelon relay races, Capture the Flag, camp 4th of July parade, vegetable garden activities, trips to the beach, picnics and more!

Full – Junior Picassos (July 31 – Aug 4)  The majestic gardens and grounds of Blithewold are true inspiration for budding artists! This week, Junior Picasso’s will enjoy art al fresco, nature art projects, culinary arts, floral design, saltwater painting at the beach, a sand castle contest, sculpting, music, photography, create animal art, all while learning about various artists from around the world.

Full – Beach Week (August 7 – 11)   This week, campers will celebrate everyone’s favorite summer activity — going to the beach! Picnics, water bucket races and water balloon fun, volleyball, making sea-inspired art, learning about ocean conservation efforts, a beach clean-up, sprinkler fun, shell projects, sea-life exploration, tidepooling, treasure hunts, and more!

Full – The Land of Make Believe (August 14 – 18)  Blithewold is a magical place! Campers will be encouraged to bring a wild imagination to camp this week — it will be filled with forts and fairies, wizards and science experiments, magic and surprises! Campers will get search for frogs, insects and flowers, create their very own herbal potions, write their own fairy tales, and even get to create fairy or gnome houses in the gardens.

Full – Theater Week (August 21 – 25)   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, garden expeditions, and an original camp theatrical production!

*Each week at camp, regardless of theme, will include activities such as special guest visits, the Thursday morning vegetable garden program, hikes on the grounds, trips to the frog pond, beach time, sprinkler fun and plenty of time outdoors, and free play.

Register more than one child or for more than one week of camp and SAVE!
Sibling discount code: SIBL