Camp Ramsbottom summer session opens June 23

Camp Ramsbottom summer session opens June 23

PAWTUCKET - Camp Ramsbottom, a summer day camp operated by the Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket, will start its next session on June 23.

The camp is for children ages 6-13 and is located on Route 44 in Rehoboth, Mass. It will run Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to p.m. from June 23 to Aug. 22. The camp offers four two-week sessions and a one-week session at summer's end, August 18-22.

The cost is $300 per two-week session. Campers can register for either of the first session's weeks at $150 per week due to the fact that many school systems close late. The camp's ninth, and final, week will also be offered at $150, and scholarships are available.

Extended care is offered from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in both Rehoboth and Pawtucket, at an additional cost of $80 a child, per two-week session.

Daily activities at Camp Ramsbottom include archery, art, basketball, cooking, crafts, drama, fishing, hiking, model rocketry, mountain biking, petting zoo, soccer, swimming, tennis and more.

Campers will need to bring their own towel, bathing suit, sunscreen, water bottle, appropriate footwear, and insect repellent. Programming is still provided despite inclement weather; however, campers must bring rain gear.

A camper's name should be on all personal items. Campers should not bring hand-held games, toys, MP3 players, collectible cards, sports equipment or phones.

Camp Ramsbottom provides transportation, athletic and craft supplies. The on-site Trading Post offers snacks and beverages for purchase throughout the day. Lunches are not included but may be purchased in advance for $25 per session upon registration.

Bus service to the camp is provided from numerous, convenient locations in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, with camper drop-off between 8 and 8:45 a.m. and pick up between 4:15 and 4:45 p.m. daily.

The Camp Ramsbottom staff will host an open house on Sunday, June 22, noon until 3 p.m. Additionally, the camp staff is hosting "Sneak Peek Saturdays" from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in May and June until camp opens. Tours are held every hour on the hour each Saturday.

Registration can be completed at Camp Ramsbottom and the Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket. Families also may enroll their children by downloading forms at www.bgcpawt.org. Attendees at Camp Ramsbottom must be members of the Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket. For additional information or to register for Camp Ramsbottom, call the Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket at 401-722-8840 or visit www.bgcpawt.org to access and download registration forms.