Alton Jones Camp announces permanent closure

Alton Jones

WEST GREENWICH, R.I. (WLNE) – According, to the Alton Jones Camp’s Facebook page, the West Greenwich camp will be closing permanently. Ready to kick off summer, the camp understood state regulations and guidelines and were excited to have campers back outside.

The camp was sadly informed that the University of Rhode Island will not allow day or overnight camps this summer. In addition, staff was informed that the university will be closing the W. Alton Jones Campus due to university-wide financial concerns as a result of the pandemic.

The camp announced that refunds will be applied automatically to the method of payment used to pay for camp.

To say the staff is disappointed is an understatement, read the camp’s Facebook post.

The post continued to say, “We are hopeful that this situation will turn around so that Alton Jones can continue to connect youth with the naturally world for another 55 years and beyond.”

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