619 Camp Fuller Road, Wakefield, RI 02879

CAMP FULLER

YMCA Camp Fuller is a traditional co-educational summer camp for boys and girls ages 7-16. Our location on Point Judith Salt Pond is ideal for water activities as well as several land activities.


Office Hours

Monday – Friday
9 am – 5 pm

Phone: 401-783-5359
Fax: 401-782-6083

  • OVERVIEW
  • OVERNIGHT CAMP
  • DAY CAMP
  • ADD’L OPTIONS
  • CAMP FAQ
  • REGISTER
  • HISTORY

CAMP FULLER


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CAMP ASSISTANT

We are excited to bring Camp Fuller back this year! The Camp Assistant or “CA” program will be the new counselor in training program.  Please fill out all questions and you will get a response about setting up an interview.

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COVID19 & YOUR CAMPER

The health & safety of our campers and staff is our top priority. Our vaccine policy is based on the most recent information from the CDC and RI Department of Health. 

  • At check-in, families will participate in health screening questions.
  • All campers will be required to have a negative Covid test no more than 72 hours prior to the start of the camp session. The results of which must be brought to camp for check-in. If your child is vaccinated, proof of vaccination can be shown in lieu of a test. If your child has had Covid within 90 days of the start of the session we ask that you bring proof of the positive test with you.
  • Rapid testing will be conducted by the on-site healthcare professional as needed.
  • Physical distancing and outdoor activities will continue to be encouraged wherever possible.
  • Regular handwashing and hand sanitizing will be incorporated into our daily schedule on a more frequent basis and hand sanitizer will be readily available.
  • There will continue to be enhanced cleaning around camp.
We will continue to follow all Federal, state and local regulations for COVID.  These policies may change as we receive updates from the regulatory bodies.

Acceptable Proof of Vaccination Status

Vaccine status may by proven using any of these options:

  • CDC COVID-19 vaccination record card or a clear photo of the card;
  • Vaccine administration record from a vaccine provider, including an individual’s doctor, pharmacy, or other official immunization record from within or outside the U.S., including a photo or photocopy.

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CAMP SESSIONS

Camp Fuller is committed to improving our facilities. A Camp Improvement Fee (CIF) will
be applied to each registration and is due with the deposit at the time of registration. Camp
Improvement Fees are tied to length of stay of the registration:

  • One Week Session CIF – $75
  • Two Week Session CIF – $100
  • Four Week Special CIF – $100

ONE-WEEK SESSIONS

(Ages 7-15) Cost: $990

This session is designed for campers trying overnight camp for the first time. All camp activities will be available to this group. Our One Week Session Week B features a 4th of July celebration!

  • Week 1: July 3 – July 9 
  • Week 2: July 10 – July 16
  • Week 3: July 17 – July 23
  • Week 4: July 24 – July 30
  • Week 5: July 31 – August 6
  • Week 6: August 7 – August 13
  • Week 7: August 14 – August 20

TWO-WEEK SESSIONS

(Ages 7-16) Cost: $1,900

  • Session 1: June 26-July 9
  • Session 2: July 10 – July 23
  • Session 3: July 24 – Aug 6
  • Session 4: Aug 7 – Aug 20

FOUR-WEEK SESSIONS

(Ages 7-16) Cost: $3,500

  • Traditional Four Week Special 1: June 26 – July 23
  • Traditional Four Week Special 2: July 24 – Aug 20

LEADERS IN TRAINING

Cost: $3,700
*Must be 16 by June 20, 2022

The 4-week LIT program is designed to teach 16 year olds leadership skills including communication, decision making, conflict resolution, personal responsibility, self- management and much more! LIT campers spend a portion of their day with LIT directors engaging in large and small group training sessions, activities, discussions and hand-on team building challenges while spending the rest of their day participating in their favorite camp activities!

The LIT program is reflective of Camp Fullers to increasing our capacity to prepare our campers for the big impact they will have in the future. Every year, former LITs highlight their experiences in college essays and interviews. High school performance is obviously important in the college application process

  • LIT 1: June 26 – July 23
  • LIT 2: July 24 – Aug 20

COUNSELOR IN TRAINING

Cost: $610 + CIF
*Must be 17 by June 20, 2022

Application

  • CIT 1 : June 26 – July 23
  • CIT 2: July 24 – Aug 20

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One week day camp is being offered July 5th – August 20, 2022
Ages 5-12
Cost: $350 per week

REGISTERDAY CAMP PARENT HANDBOOK

ADD’L OPTIONS

The following options can be added on to any registration via the online registration platform in the near future.


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CHANGEOVER WEEKEND

$125

Camp sessions end on Saturday mornings. Campers staying on for another session may remain at camp for the changeover. In addition to lodging and food, campers will enjoy a special staff supervised activity. (A changeover is not included in the traditional LIT program, 3 or 4 week special fees). The charge is $125.00 for campers who stay at camp for a Changeover Weekend.


LAUNDRY

$50/session

A cloth laundry bag permanently marked with the first and last name of the camper is required. (Please note: Camper’s name on a piece of tape is not sufficient.) Campers staying longer than a two-week session should consider this service. Laundry is sent out on Monday or Tuesday of each week and the cost is approximately $50.00 per session.


BIRTHDAY PARTY

*Cost varies depending on camper program.

For campers whose birthday falls on a regular camp day.

  • Camper Cabin: $65/per cabin (Includes 3 pizzas, cake, drinks, and decorations)
  • Leader-In-Training Cabin: $120/per cabin (Includes 6 pizzas, cake, drinks.)

EARLY DROP OFF

$125/child

Families may drop their child early on Check-In day if necessary. Early Drop Off occurs between 9:00 and 11:00am (No exceptions). Families must give camp a minimum of three (3) days notice.


EARLY PICK UP

$125/child

Families may pick up their child early on Friday only. In order to do so the following conditions must be met: – There will be no early pick-up on Saturdays. Early Pick Up occurs between 9:00am and 6:15pm on Friday (No exceptions). Families must give the camp a minimum of three (3) days notice.


TRANSPORTATION

*Prices vary

Camp Fuller offers transportation services between Camp Fuller and Logan Airport (Boston), TF Green Airport (Providence), and Kingston Train Station on check in and check out days. Families may register for transportation service through our online registration portal.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


Parent Handbook


CAN WE VISIT CAMP BEFORE SIGNING UP?

Yes! We will be holding open houses on May 7th and May 15 th. Click here to register for an in-person tour.

You can also contact us to set up a personalized virtual tour! Click here to register for a virtual tour.   


WHAT SHOULD MY CAMPER PACK?

8-12 T-Shirts

1 White T-shirt to tie dye

2-3 Bathing Suits

1-2 Long sleeved shirts

6-8 Pairs of shorts

2-3 Pairs of long pants/jeans

1-2 Sweatshirts

2-3 Pairs of pajamas

13-15 Pairs of underwear/socks

1 Raincoat/poncho

1 Pair of sneakers (required for some activities

1-2 Pairs of flip flops/waterproof sandals

Toiletries (soap, shampoo, hairbrush, toothbrush, toothpaste)

1 Pair of shower shoes

1 Pair of water shoes

Dress clothes for Banquet

1 Twin size fitted sheet

1 Blanket, comforter, or sleeping bag

1 Pillow and pillow case

2 Bath towels

2 Beach towels

1 Laundry bag (labeled)

2 Water Bottles

Sunscreen

Bug spray

1 Flashlight with extra batteries

1 Backpack

1 Shower caddy

Pre-addressed envelopes and stamps

Books, puzzles, games, etc.


WHAT ITEMS ARE NOT ALLOWED AT CAMP?

Electronic devices—even if WiFi is disabled E-ReadersWalkie-Talkies, Electronic Watches, Cash, Nut products, Tobacco products, Drugs and drug paraphernalia, Alcohol, Weapons of any type


DO YOU HAVE A HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL ON STAFF?

Yes, we have an on-sight infirmary and a nurse on staff 24/7. All non-emergency medical needs will be addressed on sight. We also are welcoming a mental health specialists to our team who will assist with any mental health needs of our campers.


WHAT IF MY CHILD GETS SICK OR INJURED?

In case of an emergency, campers are either taken to the emergency room at South County Hospital in Wakefield or Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence and parents or guardians are called immediately. Any medications prescribed as a result of an injury or illness while at Camp are billed to the camper’s Camp Store account. Camp is not responsible for any medical charges incurred while your child is at Camp. Charges are billed to your family’s medical insurance or directly to parents/guardians.


WHAT IF MY CAMPER GETS HOMESICK?

It is very normal for campers of all ages to experience homesickness at camp. Our staff are trained on managing camper homesickness and working through it to help campers have a positive experience. It is common for children to feel homesick for the first few days as they adjust to being in a new place with new people. It is important to talk with your camper about homesickness and strategies to address it before summer to help lead to a more successful experience at camp.


CAN I TALK TO MY CAMPER DURING THE WEEK OR IS THERE A VISITING DAY?

At Camp Fuller we pride ourselves on providing an environment where campers and staff can unplug, take stock of the environment around them and engage with their peers. For this reason, cell phones, digital cameras, tablets, smartwatches, and any other devices that connect to WiFi are prohibited at camp.

We encourage you to send traditional mail to your camper by addressing a letter in the following format:

Camper Name

Division and Cabin Number

YMCA Camp Fuller

619 Camp Fuller Road

Wakefield, RI, 02879

Care packages must be no larger than a shoe box. Oversized packages will be stored in the camp office for families to retrieve on check-out day.

Another method for communicating with your child is through Bunk 1. You can create an account to have access to camp photos as well as bunk notes. Bunk notes are on-way electronic messages similar to emails that get printed and delivered to campers daily. Campers do not have access to the internet, but they are able to write letters in reply and send them out daily.


CAN MY CHILD REQUEST TO BE IN THE SAME CABIN AS THEIR FRIEND?

Buddy requests must be submitted with all other camp forms by May 1 in order to be taken into consideration. Campers may only request to bunk with one buddy. In order for the request to be guaranteed, the request must be mutual, meaning that both campers have requested each other, and age appropriate at the discretion of the Camp Director. In order to create a welcoming camp environment for all campers, chain buddy requests are prohibited.


WHAT WILL MY CAMPER BE EATING?

Meal time is a time where the entire camp community comes together to eat, chant, sing, and have fun! All campers eat at tables with their cabin mates and counselors in our dining hall. Meals are served family style and there are always vegetarian and gluten free options for those with documented dietary restrictions. Lunch and dinner are accompanied by a robust salad bar and fruit is available throughout the day.

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How do I register my camper?

The deposit and Camp Improvement Fee are due at the time of registration.

I have credit on my account from summer 2021, can I use that for my camper’s registration for 2022?

Yes! If you have an available credit on your account, you can choose to select to apply it from your payment methods when you complete the registration.

Additional questions? Send us an e-mail! Contact our Camp Director, Rachel Terceira rterceira@gpymca.org


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FINANCIAL AID


The Y strives to make programs available to all children and confidential assistance may be provided to the extent possible to cover a portion of your child’s program fees.

Once you have submitted the Financial Assistance application a Y staff person will follow up with you within one week to determine the amount of assistance that is available to you. To expedite this process please include your income verification documents with your application.


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CAMP FULLER HISTORY

132 YEARS AND COUNTING

For more than 131 years, YMCA Camp Fuller has been serving teens and children with fun and enriching summer camp experiences. Created in 1887 as Camp Lawton, Fuller initially served male teenagers from the YMCA of Greater Providence. After housing its boys’ camp in temporary locations for more than two decades, The YMCA of Greater Providence acquired the beautiful piece of waterfront property that its camp still occupies today.

Frederic Fuller, who owned a metal foundry and who served more than 20 years as the Association’s president, was chiefly responsible for the purchase of the land. The Association named the camp in his honor 1914.

SAILING AWAY…

Located on Point Judith Pond, a salt-water pond in South County, Camp Fuller has a long tradition of excelling in water-based activities, particularly sailing. As one of the few camps on the East Coast with access to the ocean, it now attracts as many campers from out of state and out of the country as it does from Rhode Island.

The camp purchased its first sailboat, the “Oswald” in 1928. That boat joined the existing fleet of six rowboats, a war canoe, and a motorboat known as the “Bobbie C”. Until the purchase of a truck in 1920, the Bobbie C had been the sole form of transportation at the camp.

CAMP LIFE

The original tents were located on “Senior Hill”, a site where tents still stand today. A Junior Camp consisting of three tents was built on Peckham’s Meadow in 1930. In the late 1940s, the Sherman cabins, named after their donor, were constructed. The dining hall built in the 1920s remained largely unchanged until a 1999 addition expanded its seating capacity and added bathrooms. The newest lodge on camp is Point Judith Lodge, which was dedicated in April 2000.

Today the camp accommodates 300 campers at any given time during the summer. But while the facility has seen growth and many improvements over the years, maintaining the rusticity of the camp has always been a primary goal.

Fuller became co-ed in 1978. The number of females surpassed the number of males in 1995, and there have been more females than males ever since.

DEVELOPING POTENTIAL

Fuller has a strong tradition of developing exceptional staff through its leadership development programs. Last year over 100 summer staff joined our team of six year-round staff to deliver the programs noted above. Fuller is especially proud of its commitment to developing strong leaders through its Leadership Development program for 15-16 year-olds, and it’s Counselor in Training program for 16-17 year-olds.

Fuller has a proud heritage of serving children. Many families have sent their children for three generations. The lay and staff leadership look forward to continuing these traditions while continuing to develop the best camp programs possible.

CAMP FULLER ARCHIVE PROJECT

View a repository for thousands of old photos, stories, music, traditions and memories that make up the fabric of Camp Fuller since its inception in 1887.

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AMENITIES


SWIM


SAIL


CANOEING


KAYAK


WINDSURF


WATER SKIING


ARCHERY


TEAM SPORTS


ROPES COURSE


BIKING


YOGA


GARDENING & NATURE


DANCE


MUSIC


CHESS


PHOTOGRAPHY



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