Whether your camper is interested in spending time at a traditional day camp, a specialty camp such as dance, horseback riding or basketball, or your child is ready for overnight camp – we have summer fun waiting. All of our camps are nationally accredited by the American Camp Association, ensuring that all of our camps meet the highest standards for safety and quality.
When the school bell stops ringing in June, the Y offers a place where kids come to learn, grow and thrive. At Y Camp every kid has fun in a friendly, safe environment. We want your camper to join us this summer and Discover The Possibilities.
A residential summer camp for boys and girls ages 7-16, Camp Fuller is located on beautiful Point Judith Pond in Wakefield, RI. The Camp’s 64 acres of shore and woodlands provide the perfect setting for both water activities and land-based adventures.
Pool & Waterfront Rules During Severe Weather
At the YMCA of Greater Providence, swimming is serious fun. So is safety! That is why we want to remind Members, Campers and Guests of our indoor and outdoor pool, waterfront and spray park severe weather policies. YMCA of the USA and the National Lightning and Safety Institute recommend that both outdoor and indoor pools, as well as any waterfront areas, be cleared during a lightning and thunderstorm. We follow the 30-minute rule at all YMCA of Greater Providence Branch locations.
That means all Y pools (indoor & outdoor) as well as our Camp Waterfronts (Spray Park & Ponds) close for 30 minutes after the last clap of thunder. Members and guests must move off the pool deck, beach area or spray park to wait out the delay.
Members often ask why we close our indoor pools during a storm and the answer is, water is an excellent conductor of electricity. Just because a pool is surrounded by a structure does not make it safe during a storm.
National Weather Service urges: ‘When thunder roars, go indoors!’
- Lightning kills more people in the U.S. than hurricanes and tornados combined.
- The average storm is 6 - 10 miles wide and moves at 25 MPH.
- 13 percent of all lightning incidents involve swimming, boating or fishing.
- Thunder is usually heard up to 12 miles from a lightning strike. In other words, if you can hear thunder, you’re in danger of lightning.
- Lightning strikes can reach up to 10 miles.