The Providence Experience

Looking for a Service Learning experience for your class, club or fellowship group?

Providence Experience is a ministry of the Rhode Island Conference, UCC. The experience offers a variety of service projects around the state of Rhode Island with housing at Irons Homestead Camp and Retreat.

Projects/Focus:   We work with local human service agencies so your experience can be tailor made.  We will provide you with a contact list and let you connect with the organizations that best fit your mission focus.  Or for an additional fee, we can set up your work week for you.  On-site projects are available at Irons Homestead, also.

Educational/Advocacy Components:  Many of our service partners provide orientation and education about their specific ministry.  Other educational opportunities are available upon request or you can do your own programming.

Time:  Year Round availability. From 2-nights to a full week.  Preferred time is Sunday evening to Friday morning but we can accommodate most schedules.

Group Size:  10-38.

Minimum Age:  Junior high.  Family groups welcome (Some sites require a min. age of 16)

Adult to Youth Ratio:  1:6  Minimum of 2 adults age 21 or older recommended.

Accommodations:  Overnight accommodations are in the modern four-season Lodge at Irons Homestead which includes:  fully equipped kitchen, screened in porch, meeting room with fireplace, private showers, campfire ring, wooded trails, waterfront, and recreation fields.  Nine bedrooms, each with a sink and 1 or 2 bunk beds (8 double beds and 22 twins) can accommodate up to 38 people.    You supply your own food and bedding.

(Coming soon:  Local churches will be offering floor and kitchen space for housing if you desire that type of experience.)

Cost  $125 base fee plus $18 per person per night for the use of Irons Homestead facilities.  Plus any programming fees.

Jennifer Geary
Director of Irons Homestead
688 Snake Hill Road
Glocester, RI 02857
Phone:  (401) 710-9478