summer camp guide

MIXX 99.3 SUMMER CAMP GUIDE

MIXX 99.3 is making it easy for you to find the right camp for your kids this summer!  The MIXX 99.3 Camp 'Site' is here to help you save time, gather information, and allow you to make the best camp choices.  Check out some of the great camps Rhode Island has to offer below and check back for updates! Click on each camp's logo to navigate to their website.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

CENTRAL ROCK GYM

Are you ready to check out everything Central Rock Gym in Warwick RI has to offer? Whether you are a beginner checking out climbing for the first time or a seasoned pro looking for the perfect place to hone your skills we have something for you!

 

https://centralrockgym.com/warwick/

 

 

 

 

 

CAMP LAURELWOOD

If your child has never experienced the exhilaration of a challenging ropes course, the excitement of a kayak race across a scenic lake, or the beauty of Shabbat under the stars, this is the summer to discover Camp Laurelwood in Madison, Connecticut.

 

 

Founded in 1937 on 140 magnificent wooded acres, Camp Laurelwood is the home of life-long memories and friendships you’ve always dreamed of for your child. From a shy first-timer to the teenaged veteran, Laurelwood campers develop self-confidence, create lasting, meaningful friendships, master new skills and embrace Jewish values, all while having the absolute best time of their lives!

 

 

Programs and activities include sports and outdoor fun, swimming in two pools, lakefront boating, creative arts, theme days and a most spirited Shabbat experience. New for summer 2018, Laurelwood will offer a new professional sling-shot range, an expanded music program, new and improved sports leagues, a reconditioned softball field, plus Circus and Ninja Specialty Camps with professional instructors! 

 

http://www.camplaurelwood.org/

 

 

 

 

NEWPORT ART MUSEUM

 

Newport Art Museum Summer Camps are held in the Coleman Center for Creative Studies, 26 Liberty Street (behind the Museum gallery buildings). Exercise your child's imagination and launch a lifelong love of art with a summer camp at the Newport Art Museum. Classes are held in professional studios as well as outside on our beautiful grounds. Campers will create fanciful creature sculptures from recycled materials, pretend to be world travelers as they interpret art from other cultures, or develop an eye for photography by capturing images of nature. Classes utilizing clay, illustration, our digital lab, cloth, collage, paint, papier mache, and more are offered – all 37 camps are listed on our website. 

 

Dates: Week-long camps July 2 through Aug. 31; 9 am - 3 pm

 

Cost/Scholarships: Camps are $345 for Museum non-members; $300 for Museum members. Save 10% if you register two weeks prior to start date. Full, partial and need-based scholarships available.

 

For more information: www.newportartmuseum.org.
 

 

 

CAMP GROSVENOR

Camp Grosvenor is set on 95 pristine acres along the beautiful Pettaquamscutt River in Saunderstown, Rhode Island and is accredited by the American Camp Association. For nearly 50 years, countless boys and girls have enjoyed a variety of fun summer programs.  The Boys & Girls Clubs of Newport County is a non-profit 501(c)3 charitable organization dedicated to the healthy lifestyle and academic advancement of youth. Through quality programming, we help to build self-esteem and prepare our kids for tomorrow's challenges. With hard work and fun play, we hope to create positive experiences that last a life time!

 

 

 

 

SUMMER ART CAMPS

*ARTISTS' EXCHANGE SUMMER CAMPS: 401-490-9475, www.artists-exchange.org , 50 Rolfe Square, Cranston. Artists' Exchange offers the ultimate in affordable camps for the creative child. Art, Theater, Ceramics and Rock 'N' Roll camps are taught in our professional studios and black box theater, all located at 50 Rolfe Sq in Cranston RI. Tried and true campers return year after year for awesome experiences. Our friendly staff of artist educators create a welcoming environment so each child is able to fully engage, build confidence, be creative and learn. Campers age 5 to age 15 can choose from a variety of 41 camps starting June 19 through August 25. Camp days run Monday through Friday, 9am-3pm with before and after-care available. Check out our website to find out how you can receive a 20% discount off your child's tuition by donating basic grocery store items.

Ages: 5 to 15. None of our camps require previous experience. Check website descriptions for age requirements, as they differ from camp to camp. Dates/Times: Artists' Exchange's 2017 Summer Camps will run June 19th through August 25th. Camps run from 9am to 3pm with before and after care available. Cost: Camps start at $175.00 and run up to $570.00. Visit our website for pricing, descriptions and to find out how to receive up to 25% in discounts!

Artists' Exchange is a 501(c)3 non-profit arts collaborative whose mission is to create an atmosphere in which creativity,
learning and discovery converge and individuality is celebrated. Artists' Exchange is home to multiple art studios, a gallery, art boutique and café, and a secondary venue, Theatre 82 & Café, a multi-use performance, meeting and instructional space. Featuring Character's Cafe with a full breakfast and lunch menu, fresh coffee, burgers, salads, craft beer & wine, and live Jazz Music on Sundays!  Join us for enriching classes and a variety of events, in art, theater and music.

Artists' Exchange is proudly owned and operated by Gateways to Change, Inc. http://www.gatewaystochange.org/

 

 

 

 

KINGSTON'S CAMP ON LARKINS POND

Kingston's Camp is an Independent ALL OUTDOOR Summer Day Camp for Boys & Girls in Grades K - 6th.  We are American Camp Association Accredited and a Safety 1st award recipient.  Kingston’s Camp is a perfect size for Rhode Island, the smallest state of the Union.  We are small and we have everything that matters!  Our shelters are Army Tents and Tipis.  Some of our storage spaces are lean-toos created every year with wood from our site.  We also have changing stalls for campers to change in.  There is no electricity, nor is there any need for it. 

Larkin’s Pond has a sandy bottom with a gradual incline so we may teach even the youngest campers how to swim without being afraid of accidentally going over their heads.  The pond is large enough to be able to catch the wind so we can sail our sunfishes and even the puffer with a jib.   It is large enough for a feeling of awe when you are kayaking or canoeing, and it is small enough to always have a lifeguard within a short distance.  There is plenty of shoreline for net fishing, and later on in the summer the water recedes for a great beach with resplendent sand castles.

We are large enough to have multiple ‘rooms’ in the forest.  Our main field is cleared for a fun game of kick ball, sticks and stones and even mud football.  Our Nuke’Em field has a large net for games, such as volleyball and Nuke’Em along with a nice tire swing.   We have paths that lead to our Archery area in the woods, and our lunch area with a fire pit so we can keep warm during rainy days.  We even have a small frog pond that we visit to investigate nature.

We are small, so our counselors always have a colleague nearby for assistance, and it doesn’t take long to get anywhere!

 

 

SCHOOL OF ROCK SEEKONK SUMMER CAMPS

Campers will get a crash course in rocking out, and use what they learned at the end of the week in a live concert! Camp starts off on Monday with an hour of icebreaking games. Then we dive straight into rocking out! With the help of our staff, campers will start learning songs on their respective instruments through individual and group instruction. As songs are learned, new songs are introduced. By the time Friday rolls around campers have a full set of music prepared (typically between 6 and 12 songs). Friday is showtime! Campers will perform what they learned as a band at the end of the camp on Friday afternoon for their friends and family. Rhythm, stage presence, dynamics and feel are all part of the curriculum. Games, band naming, poster design and other fun activities are worked in between learning to keep things fun. You'll be amazed at what campers can accomplish in one week! We have the unique ability to include beginners and challenge seasoned rockers at the same time - all levels of experience welcome! 9am-3pm Monday - Friday, lunch break 12-1.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OCEAN STATE WAVES

The Ocean State Waves 501(c)(3) Non-profit Organization is a member of the New England College Baseball League. Our players come from top collegiate programs throughout the country. The NECBL has over 250 alumni players in professional baseball.  In just three years, the Ocean State Waves have had six players get drafted or signed a pro-contract.

The primary purpose of the NECBL is to promote, foster and cultivate the amateur sport of College Baseball by operating a league of baseball teams located throughout New England. In doing so, the NECBL strives to provide entertainment for the local communities that host the teams.” Article I Section 3 NECBL by-laws

 

The goal of the Ocean State Waves is to provide young college players with an opportunity to play summer ball enhancing their skills while providing them with an environment that fosters a sense of community. Playing ball at Old Mountain Field in Wakefield gives players an opportunity to get noticed by MLB Scouts while providing the families of South County a place to strengthen community and neighborhood ties. Everyone regardless of income, background, or age can enjoy a great game of baseball. This organization provided 15,000 fans last year with quality baseball at an affordable price.

 

The objectives of The Ocean State Waves baseball organization are:

 

  1. To provide affordable family fun with quality baseball.
  2. To engage collegiate students in our local community. (Players have active roles in peer reading programs and field days with some of our community schools and participate in local Red Cross blood mobiles when asked.)
  3. To serve as a positive impact in the community encouraging a healthy lifestyle.
  4. To encourage local families to serve as host families for 9 weeks for our players.
  5. To seek out community support to volunteer in helping with game day operations such as collecting tickets, selling merchandise, and field preparation.
  6. To foster summer intern positions in the areas of sales and sponsorships, coaching and player management, game day operations, marketing, and public relations.
  7. To involve community businesses as sponsors of the team to defray cost of player’s meals, uniforms, and traveling expenses.  (NECBL college players do not pay a fee for playing summer ball.)
  8. To support local youth and military organizations. (Any patron wearing a uniform to an Ocean State Waves game will receive free admission throughout the season.)
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