Environmental Education Center

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

altonjones@uri.edu – 401.874.8200 (p); 401.397.3293 (f)

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February School Vacation Camp


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FEBRUARY 15-19, 2016

February School Vacation Camp
Are you ready for a winter adventure?  February School Vacation Camp is all about fun, friendship, outdoor adventure, and learning about the environment. With 2,300 acres of forests, ponds, and farmland, the W. Alton Jones Campus offers a big backyard that’s perfect for adventure, exploration, learning, and fun! We have a 75-acre lake, extensive hiking trails, and lots of streams and ponds. Our ability to blend education with camp fun makes learning seem like a vacation. Our fun-filled, activities-based programs are designed with the camper in mind.  Our dining hall is the ideal place to gather for a warm, home-cooked meal. Meals are family style, kid-friendly, and nutritionally balanced. Hunger is rarely an issue at Alton Jones.

What will you do during Winter Camp?

  • Walk through the forest tracking wildlife.
  • Investigate, skate, and play games on one of our icy ponds.
  • Nestle up to a cozy fire to enjoy  s’mores and share good times.
  • Tap trees for maple syrup and taste the finished product.
  • Explore the forest on snowshoes.
  • Ride a sled down one of our hilly fields.

Other activities include Winter Games, Maple Sugar Taste Test, Snowball Target Practice, Ice Harvesting, Backward Lunch, Winter Arts and Crafts, Broom Ball On Ice, Snow Sculpture Contest, and of course, Winter Ecology!

Overnight campers will have the opportunity to spend the evening at Alton Jones participating in programs such as night hike, stargazing. campfire or group games.

At Alton Jones there is no shortage of great activities no matter what the weather brings. Snowshoeing, sledding, and other activities requiring snow and ice are weather dependent.




*Day Camp Extended hours available 7:30- 9 am  OR  4- 5:30 pm ($25 includes breakfast or dinner). 

No evening extended hours  on Friday.






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