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The Gordon School

Summer 2023 at Gordon 

Since 1910, Gordon’s progressive academic program has put children, and their voices, at the center of learning. For nine weeks this summer, we once again look beyond the school year to expand our mission-driven, child-centered programming. The result is a diverse offering of camps that are playful, thoughtful, creative, and fun. Our nurturing and compassionate staff (including Gordon faculty) are ready to engage your child, encouraging them to venture safely outside their comfort zone, as they create new memories, forge friendships and explore Gordon’s twelve-acre campus. 

A great place to grow

Conveniently located just off of Route 195 in East Providence, Gordon's scenic twelve-acre campus features over 70% open space and is filled with inspiring, age-appropriate, and flexible spaces both indoors and out:

  • Two light-filled art studios
  • Field house with climbing wall and courts for basketball and volleyball
  • Theater with state of the art sound and lighting system
  • Spacious dining hall
  • Three playgrounds
  • A stream and a pond 
  • Four outdoor classrooms 
  • Two athletic fields
  • A nature trail around the edge of campus

Indoor spaces are all air conditioned, and the HVAC system is equipped with MERV-13 filters with CO2 monitors to ensure excellent air exchanges.

Nine weeks of fun

Summer at Gordon will include nine one-week sessions for all families from June 26th to August 25th. 

Morning and afternoon options will give families more flexibility—choose half day or full day!  And families who send a camper to two half-day camps (morning and afternoon) during the same week get $30 off their full-day price.

Our youngest campers (entering Nursery and Preschool) will have days filled with adventure and exploration at Day Camp. Rising Kindergarteners and first graders can spend their mornings at Day Camp and choose from specialty camp options to customize their afternoons. Specialty camps for athletics, art, engineering and more are available for campers entering second through eighth grade.

All programs include outdoor time (weather permitting) each day. Water play will also be included as a weekly activity.

Summer at Gordon at Aldersgate returns!

Pack your gear–Summer at Gordon is heading off-campus again! During the week of August 21st, we’ll explore the 280+ acres at Aldersgate Camp and Retreat Center in North Scituate, RI. Summer at Gordon’s daily schedules will be built around amazing outdoor amenities that include a private lake, hiking trails, gaga pits, a challenge course, an archery range, sports fields, a basketball court, and more. This will be an unforgettable experience you won’t want to miss!

Transportation between Gordon and Aldersgate will be provided for all campers.

Details to know

Camp runs from 8am to 4pm each day. The day will begin and end with a half hour of free play and student-driven choice time, with scheduled activities running from 8:30am to 3:30pm. There are no earlier drop off or later pick up times available.

Morning session campers staying for an afternoon camp will have lunch from 12-12:30pm. Campers coming for just an afternoon session can be dropped off between 12:00 and 12:30pm. Please notify the camp office if your afternoon-only camper will have lunch on campus.

Summer at Gordon is open to campers who are entering nursery (age three) to eighth grade in fall 2023. All campers must be potty trained.

There is a 10% discount for siblings. The sibling discount will be applied no matter which weeks siblings attend as long as registration is completed at the same time. If siblings are registered separately, please contact Jenny Alario, Auxiliary Programs Director, to apply the sibling discount.

Families who register a camper for two half-day camps (morning and afternoon) during the same week will get $30 off their full-day price. (Discount does not apply to full-day camps or off-campus programs.)

Camp deposits are non-refundable. Camp fees will be refunded for cancellations before June 1st. 

Registration for specific camps will come offline two weeks prior to their scheduled dates. This allows us to staff all camps properly and make decisions about any cancellations that may need to be made due to low enrollment.

All campers must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination (including boosters) during the registration process. Details about health and safety policies and procedures will be finalized and communicated closer to the start of camp to assure that we are following the latest guidance from the Rhode Island Department of Health. Feel free to contact Jenny Alario, Auxiliary Programs Director, if you have any questions about health and safety measures at camp: or 401-434-3833 ext. 142.


Camp offerings by date


Camp offerings by grade (entering in fall 2023)


Camp offerings by theme