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Rhode Island’s only day camp program for children diagnosed with emotional and behavioral disabilities

Camper Application

Camp Ruggles 2024 Dates

June 24th - July 26th

*** Celebrating our 50th year 1974-2024 ***

Applications are due May 1, 2024.  We will accept applications after May 1 but depending upon availability of spots, the camper may be put on a waiting list.  Please fill out the application completely and mail to PO Box 353, Chepachet, RI 02814.  Applications can also be scanned and emailed to jim@campruggles.com.

About Camp Ruggles

Incorporated in 1974, Camp Ruggles remains Rhode Island’s only therapeutic summer day camp program for children, ages 6-12, who are clinically diagnosed with emotional and behavioral disabilities.  Our program is designed specifically for children with significant difficulties in these areas who cannot succeed in a regular camp environment. All aspects of our camp are designed to meet the individual needs of this special population. From bus pickup to return, we provide a total of 240 hours of highly supervised, case managed, therapeutic care. Each summer, we provide 5,400 healthy breakfasts, lunches and snacks to all of our campers. Our highly structured, case management program emphasizes individual attention, self-esteem building, problem solving and social and physical development, while maintaining an atmosphere that promotes fun and respite from the campers’ daily life.  Read More... 

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Group 5 on Fishing Dock