With themes like “Camp Olympics” and “Wacky Water Week,” your child will have a fun filled summer at Camp Crosby. A typical camp day for your child might include a morning arts and crafts project, followed by a nature trail walk with a discussion on the environment, and a morning swim in the pool. After lunch under the pavilion or at their “tribe site,” the group might have an hour of field games, an afternoon swim, and some quiet group play time.
Also run out of our Bristol location, Kiddie Campers ages 5 & 6 have a more structured day than our older members. The activities created for our young campers are based on the “Theme of the Week.” Arts and crafts, educational programs, and special events are tailored to be age-appropriate and based on the unique and fun theme week! Kiddie Campers also enjoy daily pool time and nature walks through the woods and to the shores of the Mount Hope Bay.
Hennessey Scholar Camp Summer Program
Participants in our Hennessey Scholar Camp program, funded by the Rhode Island Department of Education, can also get in on the Camp Crosby fun this summer!
Before Camp care will not be provided at Hennessey School due to construction taking place this summer. There will still be a bus stop at Hennessey School however there will not be adult supervision at the bus stop. Buses will arrive at Hennessey School between 8:45 and 9:00 AM and will return between 3:45 and 4:00 in the afternoon would like your child to participate in the Hennessey Scholar Camp morning program they can be dropped off at the Williams Ave Clubhouse as early as 6:30 AM. Please refer to the Parent Handbook for more information.
Thanks to the support of the 21st Century School Program, the camp fee for Hennessey Scholar participants is only $25 per week.
There is financial aid available through the Summertime Fund and our Campership Program. Applications are available at the main office. Click here for a copy of our Financial Aid Table.
Camp fees are calculated on a sliding scale fee based on the family’s household income.
Rates start at $90 per child/week and DHS is accepted.
Please see our rate chart for more information.
Students enrolled at Hennessey School for September 2017 have a flat rate of $20 per week.
Early Bird & Payment Discounts
Boys & Girls Membership is required for ALL Campers.
Applications should be returned to the Boys & Girls Club of East Providence, at 115 Williams Avenue. Registrations will be accepted Monday-Friday from 9am-6pm or by mail.
The first week’s payment and the membership fee (if applicable) must be paid in full at the time of registration. Payments are to be made on the Wednesday BEFORE the week your child plans to attend camp.
2017 Camp Dates
WEEK 1: JUNE 19 - JUNE 23
WEEK 2: JUNE 26 - JUNE 30
WEEK 3: JULY 3 - JULY 7 (Closed July 4)
WEEK 4: JULY 10 - JULY 14
WEEK 5: JULY 17 - JULY 22
WEEK 6: JULY 25 - JULY 21
WEEK 7: JULY 31- AUGUST 4
WEEK 8: AUGUST 7 - AUGUST 11
WEEK 9: AUGUST 14 - AUGUST 18 (Closed August 14)
Club-Based Camp: AUGUST 21 – AUGUST 25
(The final week of Camp Crosby will be held at the Williams Avenue Clubhouse to allow the program staff to prepare for our fall programs.)
New for 2017 – Specialty camps in fine arts, performing arts, and technology will be offered at our Williams Avenue Clubhouse. Run by outside expert instructors, these camps will be great fun for campers looking for a different camp experience this summer.
What are the ages for Camp Crosby and Kiddie Camp?
Kiddie Camp is for children age 5 and 6 however we do allow 4 year olds who will be entering Kindergarten in September. Camp Crosby is for children 7 – 13. These ages are as of July 1st so if you child turns 7 on July 2 they will be in Kiddie Camp also if your child turns 14 prior to July 1st, they will be unable to attend Camp Crosby.
Can I drop off/pick up my child at camp myself?
Yes for children attending Camp Crosby; Children attending Kiddie Camp must be brought to the Boys and Girls Club. All parents who would like to drop off or pick up their child at camp must check in at the office. Camp opens for drop offs at 9:00 AM and closes at 4:00 PM. Any child not picked up by 4:00 will be sent on the bus to the Boys and Girls Club of East Providence 115 Williams Ave, East Providence RI.
What if my child misses the bus?
Buses depart for Camp Crosby at 8:00 am. If your child misses the bus you will be responsible for transporting your child to Camp Crosby. No child can be left at the Boys and Girls Club after buses leave unless they are in Kiddie Camp.
If my child has a doctor’s appointment can they stay at the Boys and Girls Club?
No. All children must go to Camp Crosby and be picked up from there if they need to leave early for a doctor’s appointment.
Do I have to sign my child up for the entire summer?
No you can sign your child up for just the weeks you want them to attend. We know that flexibility is important to our families, so if you are planning a family vacation or your child is going to another camp for a week you do not have to sign them up for that week.
What if I only want to send my child for a few days a week?
You may send your child as many days during the week as you choose, however the fees are weekly fees. No discount is given if a child does not show up for any day during the week.
What if I register for a week but my child does not attend camp?
If the child is ill and has a doctor’s note stating they are unable to attend camp, we will happily reimburse you or remove the charge for that week. However if there is no illness or no doctor’s note is provided, you will be responsible for all weeks you have registered for. If you would like to cancel a week’s registration you must cancel in person by speaking with Miss Germaine at the front desk.
Is there a discount for sending multiple children to Camp?
Yes families who have multiple children attending Camp will pay the full rate for the first child and all other children will be discounted $5 per week.
Does the staff put sunblock on for my child?
Staff will help children put sunblock on their backs before going swimming if the child requests help. Staff are instructed to remind children to put sunblock on throughout the day however it is ultimately your child’s responsibility to put sunblock on.
Are there snacks available at Camp for my child to purchase?
Camp Crosby has a trading post. Items available for purchase at the Camp Crosby Trading Post include bottled water, juice boxes, Gatorade, chips and candy. See the Camp Crosby parent handbook for more details about the Trading Post.
Do you accept Child Care Assistance from the State of Rhode Island Department of Human Services (DHS)?
Yes. You must provide a valid certificate number from DHS at the time of registration. For more information please see our Parent Handbook or contact Martin DeCosta at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Camp Crosby is owned and operated by:
The Boys & Girls Club of East Providence
115 Williams Avenue
East Providence, RI 02914
(401) 434-6776 / Fax: (401) 431-1106
Executive Director Erin Gilliatt
Director of Operations Martin DeCosta
Do you know a child who loves technology? This camp is for them! From making their own Lego creations to filming stop motion animation shorts in our new technology center, our STEM programs will have your favorite computer kid having a blast.
Session One: July 10 – July 21st. Lego Create. For all the Lego lovers! Participants will learn how to plan and build Lego creations of their own and also design and build a large group project. Every participant will bring home one creation at the end of session, while learning valuable design skills they can use to free build at home.
Session Two: July 24 – August 4th: Lights, Camera…. Stop Motion Animation! Participants will work together to write and produce a stop motion animation short film, deciding content, writing the script, and then learning the techniques to make high quality stop motion animation. Other elements of video production will also be introduced, making this a perfect class for budding video artists!
Session Three: August 7th – August 18th: Theme TBD
Is your child a budding Monet? This is the program for them! With visits to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Museum of Science, RISD rare books collection, and local art studios, Art Campers will be inspired and then have the opportunity to create all summer long.
Session One: July 10 – July 21st : Ancient Crafts. Participants will visit the MFA in Boston to learn about ancient crafts, decorate their own Greek vases, learn the art of paper making, and much much more in this class which explores how craft making has changed over time. Other field trips will include visits to the RISD rare books collection and to a glass blowing studio.
Session Two: July 24 – August 4th: Fine Arts and Nature. Explore the fine arts in this two-week session with visits to the RISD Nature Lab, Roger Williams Park Zoo, and local nature trails. Participants will hone their skills sketching animals as well as create their own block prints in this class.
Session Three: August 7th – August 18th: Where Science and Art Collide. Participants will visit the Museum of Science in Boston, explore the work of Alexander Calder, and learn how physics influences art. Projects will include kite and mobile making.
Stem and Art Camps run from 9 am – 3 pm at the Williams Avenue Clubhouse, and the fee for each two-week session is $300, including lunch, field trips and all project supplies. Participants will also have swim time daily in the newly-renovated Williams Avenue pool. Before and After Camp care is available (from 6:30 am – 6:00 pm) for an additional $20 per week, including dinner Tuesday – Friday.
All Camp attendees must also be members of the Boys and Girls Club of East Providence. Membership is $20 per year.
In order to register for camp you must fill out the camp application, health form, and provide us with a copy of your child’s immunization records with the date of their last physical within the past year. Children must have had a physical in the past year. Also parents read the parent handbook and sign and return the last two pages of the handbook.
Registration opens February 15th! Please enter your email if you would like us to send you a reminder when registration is open.
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