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The Gordon School

Summer 2022 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: 

Week 1: June 27th to July 1st 
Week 2: July 5th to 8th (no camp July 4th)
Week 3: July 11th to 15th
Week 4: July 18th to 22nd
Week 5: July 25th to 29th
Week 6: August 1st to 5th
Week 7: August 8th to 12th
Week 8: August 15th to 19th
Week 9: August 22nd to 26th (off-campus experience at Aldersgate)

Weekly themes

Each week of camp will be infused with the following themes, and campers will engage in theme-based activities to enhance their individual creative, physical, and social emotional skills.

Week of June 27th: Kick off to summer!
Week of July 5th: Full STEAM Ahead
Week of July 11th: Explore the World
Week of July 18th: Craft and Create
Week of July 25th: Summer Olympics
Week of August 1st: Beach Party
Week of August 8th: Express Yourself
Week of August 15th: Goodbye to Summer
Week of August 22nd: Off campus at Aldersgate

The calendar of special events, themes days, and more information will continue to be updated as the start of camp approaches.

Summer at Gordon at Aldersgate

August 22nd to August 26th

Pack your gear–Summer at Gordon is heading off-campus! During this exciting week, 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.

Summer at Gordon is open to students who are entering nursery (age three) to ninth grade in fall 2022. All campers must be potty trained.

The price is $360 for each one-week session. ($290 for the week of July 4th, $400 for the off-campus Aldersgate week) 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, Director of After School and Summer Programs, to apply the sibling discount.

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 who are eligible for COVID-19 vaccination must provide proof 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, Director of After School and Summer Programs, if you have any questions about health and safety measures at camp: or 401-434-3833 ext. 142.

Learn more about the camp activities and offerings for different ages below.

 Download a quick visual guide to the summer