Camp Ruggles

Address: PO Box 353
Chepachet, RI 02814
Phone: 401-567-8914
Eligibility: Incorporated in 1974, Camp Ruggles remains Rhode Island’s only therapeutic summer day camp program for children, ages 6-12, who are clinically diagnosed with emotional and behavioral disabilities.
Services Provided: Camp Ruggles strives to enhance camper skills in the following areas:

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✦ Verbal communication with peers/adults

✦ Verbal expression of frustration without physical contact

✦ Dealing with peer pressure (bullying, embarrassment, etc)

✦ Following specific safety rules

✦ Following directions (preferred and non-preferred, simple and multi-step)

✦ Taking turns

✦ Accepting responsibility for personal actions (realizing your choices affect others)

✦ Willingness to try new things (getting over fears and challenging oneself)

✦ Taking on new responsibility (counselor in training, helping other groups, role models for others)

✦ Asking for assistance appropriately (learning to accept help from peers and adults, opening up, trusting others)

✦ Mastering individual and group skills that build trust and mutual dependence

✦ Enjoying success in physical skill building that can be used for a lifetime

✦ Preparing for the challenges associated with the teen years and beyond
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 3/8/2019