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Camp XL Vacation Camps (Open to all Cranston students.) @ Hugh B. Bain Middle School
Feb 22 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm


Breakfast, Lunches, Snacks, & Field Trip provided.

Daily Camp Schedule:

8:00 Breakfast/Morning Wake UP!

8:30 Play 60

9:30 Break/Homerooms

9:45 Service Learning Project (Snack served)

11:30 Lunch 1: Recess 1

12:00 Lunch 2: Recess 2

12:30 Read to Achieve

1:05 Number Ninjas

1:40 Hands on Activity

2:40 Reflection/ Clean-up

3:00 Dismissal


ZooCamp: Winter Adventures (Ages 6-10) @ Roger Williams Park Zoo
Feb 22 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Instead of keeping the kids inside during February school vacation, send them to Adventures ZooCamp where your child will be engaged in a full day of crafts, hands-on and inquiry driven activities, encounters with wild animal ambassadors and even bundled-up tours of the Zoo where each camper will get a chance to feed the goats in the Alex and Ani Farmyard. During this camp explore winter in biomes all around the world. From the frozen arctic to the heat of the desert, no matter what the climate – campers will have fun! Please note: Only campers that attend all 5 days will receive a t-shirt and ZooCamp Access Pass.

ZooCamp: Winter Tadpole Academy (Ages 4 & 5) @ Roger Williams Park Zoo
Feb 22 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Explore the world of animals through children’s literature! In this week of Tadpole Academy, campers will learn all about the animals that have inspired some of their favorite children’s books. Each Tadpole Academy camper will receive a ZooCamp t-shirt, a chance to feed the goats in Alex and Ani Farmyard and a ZooCamp Access Pass.

February Vacation Camp – Alton Jones @ Alton Jones Campus, University of Rhode Island
Feb 22 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Winter fun outdoors for ages 8-13, February 19-23, 2018
Day Camp $265 Monday- Friday 9am to 4pm
Overnight Camp $580 Drop off Monday at 9am Pick up Friday at 4pm
February School Vacation Camp is all about fun, friendship, outdoor adventure, and learning about nature. With 2,300 acres of forests, ponds, and farmland, the W. Alton Jones Campus offers a big backyard that’s perfect for adventure, exploration, learning, and fun! We have extensive hiking trails, a lake, and lots of streams and ponds. Cozy buildings include a dining hall which is the ideal place to gather for hot chocolate or a home-cooked meal. Overnight campers stay in heated, camp-style cabins with bunk beds. Our ability to blend education with camp fun makes learning seem like a vacation!

My Favorite Teacher Contest! Middle School & High School Students Nominate Your Favorite Teacher @ Barnes & Noble
Feb 22 @ 9:00 am

My Favorite Teacher Contest:
Several years ago, Barnes & Noble in Rhode Island created the My Favorite Teacher Contest. It was a program to provide students an opportunity to voice their appreciation & recognize a teacher who has had positive impact on them -either personally or academically.

Barnes & Noble Corporation loved the idea so much that they developed it into a national program. Needless to say, this program is dear to our hearts at Barnes & Noble Warwick. A school is much like a bookstore. They’re both places of aspiration, passion, education and dreams. That’s why Barnes & Noble is excited to recognize the foundation of our great American schools – our dedicated teachers. The Barnes & Noble My Favorite Teacher Contest provides students with the opportunity to tell our community how much their teachers are appreciated.

From Jan. 1st-March 1st – middle school and high school students can nominate a teacher for the My Favorite Teacher Contest. Students fill out the entry form – and write an essay, poem, or thank-you letter (500 words or less, in English on 8.5″ x 11″ white paper) sharing how a teacher has influenced their life and why they appreciate and admire them.

Submissions are due to Community Business Development Manager at Barnes & Noble Warwick at 1350-B Bald Hill Rd. Warwick, RI 02886 by March 1st. Entry forms can be obtained at Barnes & Warwick, or emailing to have entry form sent to you, BN Warwick, downloaded from or visit to download an entry form.

A panel of judges will read the submissions and rate each submission based on three different criteria. One winning teacher and student is chosen, along with two runners up. Barnes & Noble Warwick will host a recognition ceremony in April honoring the winner and runners up.

The winner than is entered into the regional contest and the five regional winning teachers will each receive a $500 Barnes & Noble Gift Card. The winner of the national “Barnes & Noble Teacher of the Year” award will receive $5,000 and the winning teacher’s school will receive $5,000 as well. For additional information, contact

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