City Camp is a free day camp for children in the Olneyville section of Providence, and was developed in 1982. City Camp allows us to share the camp experience with children in a different part of the state who might not otherwise have access to summer camp programs.

Each day several of our ECC counselors leave the property with our City Camp Coordinator to drive into Olneyville where they meet up with three other dedicated City Camp staff members.  Together they provide three two-week sessions for over 40 children, aged 6-12. Campers and staff travel throughout the state on a variety of field trips that include going to the beach, the zoo, state parks, bowling, and spending the day at ECC, to name a few.

The major funding for City Camp comes from our annual fundraiser and we are blessed with assistance from the Diocese of Rhode Island, Episcopal Charities, and other individual donations to help keep this program going. We are also grateful to the Episcopal churches in RI who open their doors to host City Camp on rainy days and help provide meals for City Camp. 

See details about City Camp below:

City Camp
Olneyville, Providence, RI

Email admin@eccri.org for more information. 

Applications for City Camp will be distributed at William D’Abate school in early June. Completed applications can be dropped off at William D’Abate School, or the Diocese of RI, 275 North Main St in Providence. You can also download an application here. 

Who: City Camp is open to children ages 6-12 in the Olneyville and Manton areas of Providence.

What: Swimming, crafts, field trips, games, and fun. Lunch is provided through a state lunch program and through the Providence Park's Dept. Every day is different and we offer a variety of wonderful field trips. A schedule will be handed out on the first day of camp.

When:There are three sessions of City Camp:

  • Session 1: July 5-July 15
  • Session 2: July 25-August 5
  • Session 3: August 9- August 19

Where: City Camp begins and ends each day at Joslin Park (behind William D’abate School) on Florence Street in Providence.

Other City Camp Information:

  • Camp is for ages 6-12
  • City Camp is FREE!
  • We have an adult leadership team of one Program Director and two program assistants. We share a well-trained counseling staff with the Episcopal Conference Center.
  • Kids are admitted to the program on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Applications will be available in English and Spanish. You should receive a phone call from the leadership team regarding your application.