W. Alton Jones Environmental Education Center



W. Alton Jones' programs for children include farming, forest ecology, marine ecology, outdoor skills and wetland ecology camps. Canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing and backpacking expeditions for teens provide ecology instruction and adventure education.

General Info

Name W. Alton Jones Environmental Education Center
Location West Greenwich, RI
Year-round Contacts 401-397-3304
Program Focuses & Features Adventure Travel, Aquatics, Astronomy, Canoeing, Conservation, Ecology, Environmental Science, Exploration, Farming, Field Ecology, Hiking, Kayaking, Marine Biology/Studies, Mountain Trips, Mountaineering, Outdoor Education, Rappelling, Rock Climbing, Science, Survival Training, Swimming, Wilderness Camping, Wilderness Canoeing, Wildlife Studies
Grade Range (rising grades) K-12
Age Range Residential — Coed Ages 9-16; Day — Coed 5-13
Application Deadline Rolling
Director John Jacques, Manager
Residential Fee $675-1395, 1-2 weeks.
Day Fee $235-441, 1 week.
Year Established 1964
Sponsor University of Rhode Island
Dates & Sessions June-Aug; 7 sessions, 1-2 weeks long


John Jacques, Manager