W. Alton Jones Campus

2,300 acres of forests, lakes and farmland in West Greenwich, RI.

401 Victory Highway, West Greenwich, RI 02817


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Specializing in conferences, retreats, camps, and environmental education.

Our campus is located on 2,300 acres of forests, lakes and farmland in West Greenwich, RI.  We are located 30 minutes south on I-95 from Providence, this beautiful property is one of the hidden gems of Rhode Island.  There are two facilities at our campus:

The Whispering Pines Conference Center is the perfect spot for conferences, retreats, and team building programs. In addition, we host Funeral Collations.  We specialize in gourmet meals, rustic yet upscale accommodations, and a comfortable atmosphere.   We offer:

  • 32 guest rooms
  • 4 professional conference rooms
  • 3 intimate living room areas with field stone fireplaces that are perfect for breakout space or casual conversation
  • Full liquor license
  • 1,700 square foot mahogany deck for receptions
  • Lakeside campfire area with a circle of Adirondack chairs for socializing after the day is done. 

Whispering Pines Lodge


The Environmental Education Center hosts up to 1,900 campers in the summer and 70 groups during the school year. With trained staff as role models, and carefully crafted programs, it is the perfect setting for outdoor exploration, learning and fun. Whether you are a teacher hoping to supplement your science or social studies curriculum, or a parent looking for a reliable, positive, outdoor experience for your fledgling camper, the W. Alton Jones Campus is the perfect setting.  In addition, we offer an affordable option for weekend retreats by using our cabins for overnight accommodations and our dining room to host your event.  


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