Outdoor Ministry


Our Mission is to honor each child’s integrity and worth while providing a nurturing and safe environment for them to grow socially and spiritually.

The Rhode Island Conference of the United Church of Christ offers a variety of outdoor ministry activities.  Our weekend and week-long camps for those in grades 3-12 take place at Irons Homestead and also around New England during July and August.




For 2016 Only   —  Church Camp!

Work with our staff to create a fantastic experience for your congregation.  You bring the campers and the adult supervisors; we provide the accommodations and programs.

For more information:  Jennifer Geary    401-710-9478    jgeary@ricucc.org

IronsHomesteadSummerCampStaffApplication 2015 


What happens at Summer Camp?

Each day will have games, crafts, swimming and other water activities, worship, delicious food, singing, campfire and stories.  There will be really active times and quiet rest times.  Everyone will pitch in to do daily chores like cleaning the lodge or gathering firewood.  We’ll go on hikes,  share our many talents, and celebrate God’s love for each one of us.  Camp is the place where you can be you.  Everyone fits in just the way they are.  When you come to camp, come prepared to laugh because we do a lot of that!

How long is a camp week?

Full week camp goes from Sunday afternoon to Friday morning.  Mini-camp goes from Sunday afternoon to Wednesday morning.  Weekend camps go from Friday evening to Sunday morning.

How much does camp cost?

Camperships are available.  Donations are always accepted for the Campership Fund.

Where do we sleep?

All campers sleep in bunk beds in our carpeted Lodge or in our brand new Safari tents.

How do I register?

Contact Executive Director Jennifer Geary 401-710-9478 or jgeary@ricucc.org

If you need help paying for camp please contact the Executive Director Jennifer Geary 401-710-9478 or jgeary@ricucc.org


Rentals – We rent out our Irons Homestead facilities when camp is not in session.  Plan your own outdoor retreat and rent one, some or all of Irons Homestead venues for the perfect location.


Find out about other UCC Camps in New England at: www.uccnecamps.org