ECC Celebrates 70 Years

For over 70 years, ECC has transformed the lives of youth and families across Rhode Island, and the region, through its summer camp program and seasonal events.

Individuals, from all faith backgrounds, live alongside one another to create a safe, accepting, joy-filled community. Programs serve some of Rhode Island’s most vulnerable including inner city youth, children with special needs, the LGBTQ+ community, and individuals awaiting adoption. This past summer, we served 440 campers, granted 213 scholarships, and provided free programming to an additional 222 inner city youth!

Through structured programming and unstructured play at the waterfront, in the woods, and around the campfire, lives are changed and we are so grateful to the partners who make this work possible! We hope the community will “Rise Together” at our 70th Anniversary Gala to reminisce about ECC’s past, celebrate its present, and sustain its future.


Celebrating our Past

This important anniversary and event will give us the chance to look back at the history of the Sayles Homestead, how the Episcopal Conference Center came to be through an inspirational gift, and how the ministry has formed and grown since 1949. Guests at the event can look forward to an extensive history display in the barn.

Sustaining our Future

In our 70th year, ECC is in the midst of exciting initiatives to bring people closer to their true selves and God through its ministry. While we are always exploring new and creative revenue opportunities, we know one thing for sure: we cannot sustain this ministry without help from our alumni and friends.


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