How do I apply to camp?

Please download the application from the website and fill it out completely.  All of the information requested on this application is important for us to process the application.  All completed applications must be mailed to Camp Ruggles, PO Box 353, Chepachet, RI 02814.

What is the deadline to apply?

May 1, 2017

How old are the campers?  Is there an age limit?

Children from ages 6 - 12 are eligible to attend Camp Ruggles.

How many kids do you accept?

Every summer we accept 60 campers.  The same 60 children attend camp for the full 6 weeks. Children are put into 6 groups of 10 based on their age.

Who are the camp counselors?  Do they have experience with kids?

Each group of ten campers will have three counselors: One senior counselor who is a certified teacher and two junior counselors.  All of our counselors come to work at Camp Ruggles because they love working with kids.  They have a wide range of experience and a diverse

set of skills.  All counselors receive extensive and ongoing professional development in how to deal and interact with children in a positive and proactive manner.  All counselors are screened yearly by a National Background check.

What do kids do at Camp Ruggles?

We have a rotating schedule at Camp Ruggles.  Morning Activities include swimming, boating, fishing, art & crafts, music, movie time, and team building.  Campers spend the majority of their afternoon at the waterfront enjoying a recreational swim, beach activities, and other recreational games.

What if I can't get my son/daughter to camp every day?

We have a bus that typically stops in Scituate, Providence, Pawtucket, Central Falls, and Cumberland.  This bus does not drop off door to door, but does provide some assistance to families who are unable to transport children directly to camp.

Where is camp located?

Camp Ruggles is located in Glocester, RI.  Please call our camp office for specific directions.

What are the hours of camp?

Camp runs daily Monday through Friday from 8:30AM - 2:45PM. 

What are the dates for the 2017 Camp Ruggles season?

Monday through Friday, June 24 - August 4, 2017.

How much does it cost to send a camper to Camp Ruggles for the full 6 week session?

A full Campership cost $3400.00 ($566.00 per week).  Campership costs are used to provide 35 staff members (including 2 full-time psychologists, 1 full-time nurse, 3 life guards, 20 camp counselors and various other specialized staff); a staff member to camper ration of at least 1 to 3 at all times; therapeutic counseling by licensed staff professionals; the implementation of a camp-wide positive behavioral management system and individualized case-managed plans as necessary; breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack for every camper, every day; and select transportation pick up and drop off to centrally located areas. 

*Please note, no camper has ever been denied acceptance due to financial difficulties.  We will work with all families and supporting agencies to assure eligible campers receive financial aid.


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Camp Ruggles, Inc.

Chepachet, RI