Getting to Camp Fuller Wasn't Always Easy...

Back in the day, getting to camp was an ordeal

In the early days, before everyone had a car, getting to Camp Fuller was an adventure.  The excerpt below was taken from a flyer “Final Instructions for Camp Fuller” we believe was from a parent’s guide.   As you can see, getting to camp was a big, time consuming ordeal.

Camper Transportation
By train and boat (rubber and gas conservation plan) --- Campers will leave Providence Union Station by New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad at 3 o’clock on Saturdays at the beginning of each period --- June 27th --- July 11th --- July 25th --- August 8th.  They will change at Kingston, Rhode Island, for the narrow-gauge Narragansett Pier line, and a special box car with gasoline engine will be used to transport the boys the six miles to Wakefield.  Boys will hike one mile to Captain Hanson’s dock in Wakefield.  Luggage will be hauled in the camp station wagon.  The boys will be met at the dock by the camp boats and taken for a two and one-half mile boat ride to camp.  This trip will be great fun for the boys.  The train fare is 95 cents each way.
Suitcases and blanket rolls should be carried with campers on the train.
Please send the enclosed post card so we will know when to expect you.

A far cry from the way kids get to camp these days… think Ubers and SUVs.   Although the methods of transport have evolved and the time needed to get to camp has shortened, the Camp Fuller Road remains a bumpy, dusty, one-lane dirt path that takes you through woods, farm land and perhaps a cow crossing the road.  Reaching the final curve and seeing the Camp Fuller sign still brings back fond memories for all of us.  We hope that feeling never leaves you.