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YMCA Camp Watchaug
Charlestown, RI

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401-364-6535
dballantyne[AT]oceancommunityymca.org
160 Prosser Trail
Charlestown, RI 02813

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
95 High Street, Westerly RI  02891

CAMPER AGES: 4 - 15

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. M-F, 9 am to 4 pm, Extended Day also available at the YMCA

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): YMCA

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: YMCA Camp Watchaug is a Traditional Day Camp for campers age 4 to entering 10th Grade. Located on 35 acres on the shores of Watchaug Pond. Campers swim, canoe, kayak, sail, climb, play court & field games, do archery, work together on the high and low ropes course challenging themselves and cheering their friends on! Specialty programs include Lego, Water Sports, Animals, Gymnastics, and Drama. Your child will play, learn and thrive at Camp Watchaug!

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Theater, Basketball, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Computers, Math, Science, Technology, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Lego Engineeering Specialty Camp, Tails & Trails Specialty Camp With Local Animal Shelter, Low Ropes, Nature, Outdoor Skills, Archery, Climbing Wall, Zip Line, & High Ropes.

TOP RHODE ISLAND SUMMER CAMP: YMCA Camp Watchaug is a Top Summer Camp located in Charlestown Rhode Island offering many fun and enriching camp programs. YMCA Camp Watchaug also offers CIT/LIT and/or Teen Leadership Opportunities, too.

CAMP LOCATION: YMCA Camp Watchaug is located on Watchaug Pond at 160 Prosser Trail in Charlestown, RI. Our expansive waterfront and 30 acres of woods, courts and fields allows us to offer a large variety of activities in which campers try new things, develop skills, learn how to play with others and simply have fun!

CAMP FACILITIES: Focus on waterfront with swimming docks, boating dock and floating trampoline! Also have basketball court, pirate ship play scape, ga-ga pit, amphitheater, archery range, climbing wall, zip line, nature center and ropes course.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Campers are divided into small groups and spend each day with the same counselor who is able to focus on each individual camper. All traditional campers have a daily swim lesson and free swim. Accredited by the American Camp Association, we focus on having fun in a safe environment surrounded by positive role models. Camp staff are selected for their character, maturity, enthusiasm, experience working with children and commitment to our mission. All staff undergo an extensive screening and training process including criminal background checks. In addition to Traditional Camp programming, in 2020, we are offering Specialty Camps: Lego, Water Sports, Drama, Animal Programs, Gymnastics and a Counselor in Training program.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: CIT program for campers entering 10th grade. Specifically designed to foster the transition from camper to counselor. CIT’s will have sessions designed to teach leadership, camper management and self-management. They will also shadow counselors and receive “hands-on” training. Our goal of this program is to help teens develop into stronger leaders in their school, community and at camp!

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Financial Assistance is available if needed.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
We offer four 2-week sessions, Monday through Friday from June 29 to August 21. There are two 1-week sessions from June 22-24 & August 24-28. One-day programs are available during Session 1 only. Y member rate is $415, for 2 week sessions and $245 for 1 week sessions. Non-member rate is $485, for 2 week sessions and $300 for 1 week sessions. Specialty Camps have higher rates. Before and after camp care is also available for a small fee. Financial Assistance for families that qualify.

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Do you want to spend this summer making a difference in the lives of children all while having a ton of fun? 

Do you enjoy working with children and understand the importance of positive role models on a child’s development? 

 Do you enjoy the out of doors? 

If yes to all three, then YMCA Camp Watchaug may be the best possible place of employment for you this summer!

We are a Day Camp located on Watchaug Pond in Charlestown, RI and are looking for creative, fun, responsible camp counselors, ropes staff and  lifeguards to ensure all our campers have a safe, enriching camp experience. 

For more information and application form, please contact: Danita Ballantyne, Camp Director at 401-364-6535 Email: dballantyne[AT]oceancommunityymca.org or visit: Our Camp Website Link: oceancommunityymca.org.


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