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On-Campus RVs and Car-Camping

Friends who wish to camp in RVs or cars may choose this option when they register, while space remains.  Such Friends will be charged a per person fee and a per vehicle fee. No electric, water or septic services will be available.  The tentative parking lot for RVs is near Mackal Gym in the southwest corner of campus. (See a campus map). Showers will be available in nearby locker rooms. See relevant fees.

The University allows up to 30 RVs/campers/etc on campus.  If this maximum is exceeded during Early Registration, then there will be a lottery while registration is closed April 16-20 to determine which camper-vehicles will be permitted on campus, and which will be placed on a waiting list.

For tent camping, see off-campus camping options below.

Off-Campus Tent-Camping

This year all tent camping will be several miles from the campus. You will need to arrange your own transportation from area campgrounds. We urge you to make camping reservations as soon as possible! We are going to a tourist area at the height of the camping season. There are already some campgrounds entirely booked. We do not know the latest status of the camping possibilities on this list. Click on any of the links below for additional information and policies.

Burlingame State Campground : 401-322-7994 or 401-322-7337. About a 20-minute drive from campus, $20/night ($14/night for RI residents), 4-night minimum reservation, maximum 6 people per site. Photo ID is required for check in at the park and must consist of a driver's license, passport, or military ID. Before 04/15/12,  reservations can only be made through Reserve America, 877-742-2675.  Reservations cancelled prior to arrival day will be charged a $10 cancellation fee as well as the reservation fee. No refunds after reserved arrival.

Mystic KOA Campground : 800-562-3451. About a 25-minute drive from campus. Facilities include a laundry room and swimming pool. $40/tent/night, $62 RV full hook-up/night, 10% discount for 10 or more sites. Limit one tent or RV or car per site.

Voluntown Peace Trust : 860-376-9970. About a 35-minute drive from campus on Rte. 138. Beach Pond is walkable, offering both swimming and boating. Special FGC Rates: $100/week/tent with kitchen privileges. VPT also has cabin and bedroom space for 6-7 people each in Chuck's Cabin and the Swann/Rachel Corrie House @ $200 a week, with kitchen privileges.
The 55-acre historic Peace Farm will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of New England Community for Nonviolent Action (CNVA) purchase of the property for the work of Quakers including Marjorie Swann and fellow pacifists over the years. Be sure to mention FGC for the special rates.