What Camp is like ...
Kingston’s Camp is located in West Kingston, 5 minutes from URI, on ten acres of Nature at its best!! Unhampered by electricity, there are pines, fields, fruit trees, flowers, birds, bugs, crystal clear pond, fish, turtles, out-houses, tipi and large army tents. Just what we all want in a summer day camp. We are the fourth family to run this children’s day-camp since 1961.
Larkin’s Pond is used only in the summer, the water is pure and clean. Our beach is sandy with a gradual incline into our roped off swimming area. The Girl Scouts, Larkin’s Pond Beach Club and friendly wildlife share the pond with us.
Boys and Girls entering Kindergarten to Grade 6 (ages 5 to 11) make up our campers. Our camp has a limited number of children attending, ensuring the lush pristine site.
All our activities are at a pace dictated by the campers. They are taught in groups according to their age level. Camp wide activities dominate many parts of our week, including games, guests, and crafts. Our goal is to expose campers to traditional camp activities in a safe environment. With our optimal staff to camper ratio (7:1) we make the time to get to know your child, and create an experience that will last a lifetime.
There will be lots to do:
Kingston’s Camp offers an exciting program for boys and girls going into grades Kindergarten to 6. Although we offer a flexible schedule and partial weeks, we are a CAMP, not a day-care facility. This means that we have an educational program, teaching skills that are aligned with our mission statement.
We have weekly themes which are determined by our special guests. They can include:
We use these themes to plan our daily activities. We will also offer non-theme activities every day. Your child will have many activities to choose from. Some which may seem unrelated to the theme of the week. All will be focused upon your child learning and having fun.
We know summer is a time to relax and have adventures. Kingston’s Camp is where summer is long days enjoying sunshine, playing in fields and woods, working on special projects, swimming, and doing what one really wants to. We strike a balance with learning, discovering, enjoying nature, enjoying others and being oneself.