Events and Camps
Shad Bloom 10 K Trail Run - Saturday, May 13th, 2023
This spring race (an island favorite) takes runners over a scenic 10K course with breathtaking views of beautiful Block Island. The race includes a little bit of everything - dirt roads with stone walls and rolling pastures, a winding track overlooking the Atlantic, and at mile 4 racers meet "the wall" a steep, double tiered, narrow climb. Every mile is different. This race has a very loyal following. Questions? Please call 401-466-3223 ask for Dave or Dawn. Or send us an email. click here to view map
June 26 to August 25, M-F (9 sessions)
2023 Brochure and Registration Form
All Sessions Full. Email to be placed on waitlist. TY!
Mail or drop off registrations: Town of New Shoreham, Recreation Department, 16 Old Town Rd., Block Island, RI 02807
Enrollment is limited. Enroll Early. (No camp July 4th ) Nine, one-week sessions.
Some of the activities offered include:
- Arts and crafts
- Science activities
- Island field trips
- Nature trips
- Special events
Monday through Friday
- Time: 8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
- Ages: 5 to 12 years (5 yr olds must have completed kindergarten)
Narragansett League Basketball Tournament
In partnership with Narragansett Recreation. Teams from the Narragansett league travel to Block Island to play our team!
Block Island Soccer Camp
- Director: Norman Riker
2023 Schedule: June 26 - 29 & August 7 - 10
Block Island Soccer Camp is co-ed designed for all ages, levels, and abilities. The camp features individual skill development, game concepts and positioning, and offensive and defensive strategies. Founder Norman Riker is a native of Block Island running the camp for his 23rd year. He is currently the head women's soccer coach for Connecticut College. Ages 6 to 14 years.
In addition, for the Little Ones, we offer Block Island Mini Kickers. This minicamp experience is co-ed for ages 4 and 5. Parent/Guardian must accompany the child through all drills and instruction. Block Island mini kickers camp is designed for all levels and abilities. Camp limited to 10 children.
One on One Basketball Camp
- Director: Tom Sienkiewicz
Registration Now Open! Registration Form
Session 1: July 17-20
Session 2: Aug 14-17
An intense week of basketball training. Tom played Division 1 college basketball and has been involved with basketball as a player and coach for 34 years. Former Head Coach at Roger Williams University, Tom and his staff will provide an elite basketball clinic experience. Ages 6 to 16 years.
Block Island Triathlon - Saturday, August 5th, 2023
- ¼ mile swim, 12 mile bike, 4 mile run
The rave will begin and end at the Fred Benson Town Beach. The swim is held in front of the Beach Pavilion. The bike route consists of biking around the West Side twice. The run is held on the East Beaches. Questions? Please call 401-466-3223 ask for Dave or Cindy. Or send us an email. click here to view map
Block Island Soccer Classic
Block Island's own summer soccer tournament! Teams from off island come over to compete against the best of Block Island. Maximum number of teams allowed to participate in the tournament is 8. Teams consist of 7 players per side. Each team will play at least 5 games. Top two teams from each bracket will enter a playoff to decide winner of the tournament
Block Island 1/2 Marathon, Sunday, October 8th, 2023
This race will begin and end at the Fred Benson Town Beach Pavilion. The beginning of the race heads north in a flat stretch followed by a gentle uplift to some steeper hills and turns. Runners will see the Great Salt Pond, beach dunes, The North Lighthouse and much more. At the North Light, turn back and get ready for a challenging loop around the beautiful west side of the island. Lots of hills and turns. Register at Active.com. Day-of registration available. Or send us an email. click here to view map
Sunday River Ski Trip 2024 (TBA)
This trip is open to everyone from novice and expert skiers! Children below the 6th grade must be accompanied by a parent. Participants must be involved in fundraisers in order to participate. Parent chaperones needed.
Transportation via greyhound bus, seating is limited so book early! Martin Luther King Jr. weekend. Trip includes:
- 2 day lift ticket at Sunday River
- 2 full dinners
- 3 full breakfasts
- 3 nights lodging
- Pool, hot tub and sauna