Camp Wetu 6-Week Children's Summer Camp
Surrounded by the 127 acre beautiful and historic grounds of Mount Hope Farm, campers will explore the world around them ranging from the local community to the galaxies of our universe, during each of our four sessions.
They will also be given opportunities to explore themselves as they uncover a sense of confidence in their abilities and develop their interests and passions. All of this will take place while your campers have a blast interacting with their peers, participating in games, competitions, sports, crafts, and making memories that will last a lifetime.
Camp Wetu gives campers the opportunity to work with our highly trained staff, interact with the livestock on the farm including our Nigerian dwarf goats, donkeys, and pheasants, explore the acres of Mount Hope Farm, and interact with the local community including the Pokanoket Indian tribe and other local educators. This is an opportunity that you do not want to miss. Enroll now to begin exploring!
Our 2020 camp was cancelled due to COVID but we hope to see you all in 2021, stay tuned for registration information as it becomes available
Camp Wetu’s mission is to offer children, ages 6-12, an experience that develops their curiosity and engagement with the world around them. Campers will develop confidence, compassion for those around them, and a sense of duty to help the community through an inquiry based camp experience. We are proud to incorporate Mount Hope Farm’s history, natural resources, and animals into our program.
Our regular day runs from 9 am to 3:30 pm Monday through Friday.
Campers registered for the regular day can begin arriving at 8:30 am and must be picked up by 3:30 pm.
Campers registered for the extended day can begin arriving at 8 am and must be picked up by 5:30 pm.
If you would like to see a more detailed version of our daily schedule, check out our FAQ section!
Camp Wetu is divided into six 1-week long sessions.
Each session has a theme related to exploration. Each day at Camp Wetu will be filled with activities both related to our theme and ones not related to the theme. The theme serves as a topic of discovery for the session but does not encompass all that happens during the day.
Each day at Camp Wetu campers will interact with our farm animals, play games and sports, do fun and interesting crafts, and participate in activities related to the theme which could vary from science experiments, visits from special guests, hands on activities and competitions, and so much more.
We understand that every camper has different interests and that is why we do our best to make sure there is something for everyone every day at Camp Wetu!
Session 1: Marine Biology – June 29 - July 3
Campers will explore the depths of the Ocean with all of the creatures that live below the surface. Campers will engage with sea life, visit the shoreline of Mount Hope Farm and discover creatures, shells, and take in the beautiful views. They will work with the Save the Bay organization to think about questions of sustainability. Along the way they’ll explore the magic of the sea by way of mermaids, pirates, whales, and so much more!
Session 2: Culinary Arts – July 6 - July 10
Ever wonder what it’s like to be a chef and see your own creations come to life? This week, campers will be a part of making delicious healthy meals using fresh ingredients from the garden they will help to harvest! They will even be visited by the chefs and catering staff from Roger Williams University to help them sharpen their skills! Things are sure to get messy but in the end it will be oh so yummy!
Session 3: Investigative Detectives – July 13 - July 17
There is a mastery at Mount Hope Farm! All week long campers will explore the farm looking for clues, taking notes on their surroundings, and doing their best investigating to solve a series of problems. They will learn to read fingerprints, track footsteps, and make inferences to get to the truth!
Session 4: Zoology – July 20 - July 24
Lions and Tigers and Bears oh my! Campers will explore the profession of being a zoologist by studying the animals they care for as well as their responsibilities to the environment. Campers will enjoy a visit from some furry friends from a local zoo and meet a zoo keeper to answer questions about what it’s all really like! Along the way campers will continue to care for the animals right here on the farm including our Nigerian Dwarf goats. Campers are sure to find a sense of compassion and duty to the many beautiful creatures of our world!
Session 5: Astronomy – July 27 - July 31
This week, campers are sure to have an out-of-this-world-time! Campers will be exploring the galaxy we live in, the solar system, the stars, the moon, and infinity and beyond! Do aliens exist? How do astronauts make it into space? What do we still not know about space? What do scientists learn from studying the stars? These are the types of questions our campers will be working to answer! Along the way we will create our own spacecraft, explore the planets in our solar system, and follow our curiosities into the great beyond!
Session 6: Engineering and Design –August 3 - August 7
Campers will take problem solving to the next level as they turn into real engineers! They will be tasked with designing, testing, and improving structures and machines to accomplish a variety of goals. They will be encouraged to use their imagination and think outside of the box as they solve the problems of the world around us.
Session Rates per Camper
Regular Day Members - $225
Regular Day Non-Members - $250
Extended Day Members - $275
Extended Day Non-Members - $300
$5.00 registration fee
Camp Wetu 2020 T-Shirt included in these rates!
EARLY – Use this code before April 1st to get 10% off your order.
SIBLING – Use this code when registering 2 or more children for the same session to get 15% off your order.
Note: Only one code may be used per order.
Become a Camp Wetu Ambassador for even more discounts!
At the end of the registration process, you will be given a unique code. Refer Camp Wetu to a friend, they use your code during their registration, and both of you get $25 back in rewards on May 1st. Refer as many friends as you can to keep earning!
If you would like to register over the phone, call the Farm at 401.254.1745 with your registration and credit card information.
Payment is due in full at registration; if you are registering for multiple sessions and want to pay in full for the first session and make a partial payment for the balance, please contact the Camp Director, Carolyn Westgate by email or call 401.254.1745
A refund, less $50 will be issued for cancellations received by June 1, 2020. No refunds will be issued after that date.
Mount Hope Farm reserves the right to cancel sessions due to low enrollment and a full refund will be issued in that event.
Click here to ask questions via email or call the Farm at 401.254.1745