Environmental Education Center

W. Alton Jones Campus, 401 Victory Highway, West Greenwich, RI 02817-2158

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Alton Jones Day Camp


Woodvale Farm Day Camp  $240
Ages 5-8

Join Us for An Old-Fashioned Farm Experience

The 19th century Woodvale Farm has a country barn, classroom, outbuildings, 11 acres of rocky pastures, two lush gardens, a pond, a historic cemetery  and hiking trails. Find out how much fun it can be to work on a farm!  This original 19th century farm is home to all kinds of animals like sheep, ducks, chickens, pigs, rabbits, cows, and goats. There’s so much for you to experience at Woodvale Farm.  Help feed the animals, learn about humane animal care, plant seeds, collect eggs, harvest the best fresh vegetables you’ve ever tasted, and learn to make recipes like bread from the very corn that you grind into meal.  There will also be hiking, swimming, songs, crafts, folklore, and a whole lot of fun down on the farm.  Woodvale Farm Day Camp was featured on the Food Network because of its garden to table cooking.

The day begins at 9:00 AM with crafts, songs, games, and announcements.  It is during the morning and afternoon field sessions that the children learn all about the farm, the people who built it, the animals, gardens and nature.  They learn about animal care and help with the morning chores. They will meet some of the animals up close, feeling their fur, feathers or wool, listening to the noises and observing their behavior with a focus on safe, humane interactions. Their group may help feed and water the goats, pigs, sheep, rabbits, chickens, chicks or ducks on a rotating basis. They visit the gardens to taste the vegetables and fruits of the season, plant seeds and help with the garden chores such as watering, weeding and harvesting.  To see how food goes from the field to the kitchen, they may harvest a zucchini and bake a loaf of zucchini bread or they might grind some corn and bake cornbread.  From the chickens and ducks to the sheep and goats, they’ll learn why farmers keep and raise animals.  On Thursday morning there is usually a Living History activity that involves all the campers in an imaginative journey into Woodvale Farm’s past.

Each week has a theme that will be woven into the classic Woodvale Farm activities.

Week 1: Barnyard Babies
Week 2: Happy Birthday, America!
Week 3: Green Thumbs
Week 4: Halloween in July
Week 5: Farmyard Friends
Week 6: Olden Days
Week 7: Kids in the Kitchen
Week 8: County Fair
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Eco-Zone Ecology Day Camp
Ages 8-12

An Adventure in Ecology Exploration
It’s all about nature at Eco-Zone. Get ready to make some exciting discoveries and get your hands dirty in the process! With miles of trails and a Nature Preserve, there are many places to explore. Search our ponds and streams for insects, frogs, and fish. Experience the wonders of our environment by going hiking, canoeing, swimming, and playing fun games. On Thursday evening, there is an optional campout** where you will enjoy a cookout, campfire, night hike, and sleeping outside in tents. Come join the fun! $245.00 ($196.00 for Week 2)
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Ride the Shuttle
Bus service for day campers is available for an additional fee of $50.00. Rhode Island pick-up sites alternate between:

  • Kingston (URI-Ryan Center near Route 138) and East Greenwich/Warwick (Cardi’s Furniture Superstore off I-95 Exit 8)
  • Providence (Hope High School) and Warwick (Toys’R’Us near the Warwick Mall)

Shuttle Bus Pick-up Locations
Week 1 June 23- 27 (Kingston/East Greenwich)
Week 2 June 30 – July 3 (Providence/Warwick)
Week 3 July 7 – 11 (Kingston/East Greenwich)
Week 4 July 14 – 18 (Providence/Warwick)
Week 5 July 21 – 25 (Kingston/East Greenwich)
Week 6 July 28 – August 1 (Providence/Warwick)
Week 7 August 4 – 8 (Kingston/East Greenwich)
Week 8 August 11 – 15 (Providence/Warwick)

Additional Shuttle Bus Information


The Alton Jones Day Camp would not be possible without support from:

Breene Hollow Dairy Farm, Cardi’s Furniture, the Champlin Foundations, Warwick Toys’R’Us, the Rhode Island Foundations, the ELKS and the generous contributions of camper families.

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