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Saturday, May 5, 2018

URI will be busy this summer

Things to do: camps, courses and institutes
Emma Gauthier

Related imageThe University of Rhode Island will host dozens of summer camps on a wide variety of topics from computer science and media literacy to agriculture and sailing.

But URI’s summer of 2018 will offer more than just camps. Earn university course credit during one of the University’s summer sessions or expand your horizons at one of its summer institutes.

Registration is still open for youth and adult programs. Sign up for your summer camp adventures today at Here’s a sneak peek at some of our programs:

For youths:

Ocean science exploration camp at the inner space center

July 23-27: The Inner Space Center at URI’s Graduate School of Oceanography in Narragansett, offers an Ocean Science Exploration Camp for 11- through 14-year-olds. During this week-long day camp, ocean explorers will engage in hands-on activities and investigations, tune into live oceanographic expeditions, meet scientists, and learn about different ocean careers. To learn more and/or register, please visit the camp website or contact Holly Morin (; 401-874-6414.

Kidseye summer filmmaking camp

July 9-13: KIDSEYE!, is an intensive and fun five-day summer camp that exposes students from ages 8 to 17 to the basic elements of the filmmaking process, culminating in a premiere screening of their finished work. Held on the Kingston campus, the camp is presented and run by FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival™ and is sponsored in part by URI’s College of Arts & Sciences, the URI Film Media Program and the Harrington School of Communication and Media.
Campus recreation

URI’s Campus Recreation will host a number of programs this summer for participants of all ages. Recreation experts will teach everything from swimming, sailing or kayaking, or learning to rescue people from the water throughout the summer. Land lovers may enjoy camps for soccer, baseball, athletic performance training and a host of other programs. Visit Campus Recreation for details.

For adults:

Summer session classes

More than 4,000 people enroll in summer sessions at URI each year. There are hundreds of course selections from African American Studies to writing, with offerings from every college of the University.

New this year: If you are a high school junior or senior, why not spend part of your summer with us and earn credit?

For more information visit online or call 401-874-2107.

Session I: May 21 to June 22
Session 2: June 25 to July 27
Session 3: May 21 to July 27
international Nonviolence Summer Institute

June 4-15: The University’s Center for Nonviolence & Peace Studies presents the 18th Annual International Nonviolence Summer Institute 2017. This event prepares adults from around the world in the art of nonviolent conflict reconciliation. For more information, visit online or call 401-874-2540.

Summer Institute in Digital Literacy

July 15-20: This six-day institute focuses on how literacy is changing as a result of emerging media and technologies. Join us in exploring innovative approaches now being used by K-12 educators, librarians, and college and university faculty. You will learn how to conduct project-based inquiry using a variety of digital texts, tools and technologies, which will help create challenging and engaging learning opportunities for you and your students. Visit Institute in Digital Literacy for registration and more information.