Rhode Island

Rhode Island

Providence Experience (Northwestern Rhode Island)

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:  Jennifer Geary, Director of Irons Homestead
                688 Snake Hill Road
                Glocester, RI 02857
Phone:  401.710-9478
Web Site:   

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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