Providence Experience (Northwestern Rhode Island)
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Contact: Jennifer Geary, Director of Irons Homestead
688 Snake Hill Road
Glocester, RI 02857
Web Site: http://www.ricucc.org/ministries/the-providence-experience/
Providence Experience is a ministry of the Rhode Island Conference, UCC. The experience offers housing at Irons Homestead Camp and Retreat and a variety of service projects around the state of Rhode Island.
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: 10-35
Minimum Age: Junior high. Family groups welcomed. (Some sites require a Minimum age of 16)
Adult to Youth Ratio: 1:8 Minimum of 2 adults over 21.
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.
Cost: $125 event fee plus $18 per person per night for the use of Irons Homestead facilities. Plus any programming fees.
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