Camp Clarke Summer Camp

Discover Adventure, Fun & Friendship

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Overview 

Experience the ultimate Summer Camp at the Y! We create cherished memories, lifelong friendships, and personal growth opportunities. Our well-trained staff guides your child through an array of fun activities, games, and sports, enhancing skills and self-esteem. Camp philosophy encourages diverse recreational engagement, fostering new talents, friendships, and explorations in a secure and enjoyable setting. Proudly accredited by the American Camp Association, we uphold the highest standards of health, safety, and quality.

Exciting news:

Camp Registration for 2024 is LIVE!

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View our 2024 camp brochure
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Reading Reaps Rewards Program

We are excited to announce that the Newport County YMCA is partnering with Newport Partnership for Families for the second year of the Reading Reaps Rewards (R3) program. The R3 program helps students maintain literacy skills through interactive, engaging, and educational activities. During the six-weeks, students benefit from daily literacy instruction provided by certified teachers. The R3 program is a great learning opportunity for Newport and Middletown elementary-aged children, grades 1-4. 

The R3 program is grant funded through United Way RI and the Van Beuren Charitable Foundation. Due to this generous funding, the R3 program is FREE for families. It is important to note that this program is a 6-week commitment; enrolled children must attend for the 30-day duration. The hours are 8:30am-4:30pm. Children who attend YMCA programs year-round are encouraged to apply. The R3 program is limited to 18 children. Participants will be accepted on a first come first serve basis. 

Contact Anne Schultz at annes@newportymca.org for more information!

TRADITIONAL CAMP

Our Traditional Camps are designed for youth seeking a diverse daily experience of variety and enrichment. This camp promotes more inclusion opportunities by exposing our campers to sports, arts & crafts, archery, adventure courses, swimming, social & emotional learning, and character development. Our goal is to guide youth in discovering new interests and developing confidence. Our counselors strive to nurture emerging friendships within our small camp families.

OFFERED WEEKS 1-10

Sailors
5-6 yrs old

Mariners
7-9 yrs old

Navigator
10-11 yrs old

Voyagers
12+ yrs old

Weekly Cost
Member: $225
Non-member: $275

Traditional Camp Contact:

Katie Bresko, Youth Development Director

katieb@newportymca.org

AQUATICS CAMP

Aquatics Camp provides an introduction and refinement to kayaking, paddle boarding, beach sports, and other fun aquatic adventures. Campers will enjoy a wide variety of aquatic experiences at local beaches and programs at the Y that include the ropes course, pool, visits to Fort Adams, and more! Our staff are all lifeguard certified and trained in the skills they are instructing. All Aquatics campers must be strong swimmers who are able to complete specific swimming requirements.

Campers must be swim tested before registering.

OFFERED WEEKS 1-9

Junior Aquatics
6-8 yrs old, 25 yard swim test

Water Sports Camp
9-13 yrs old, 50 yard swim test and 2 min tread

Swim Tests
Swim tests for Summer Camp will be held every Saturday from 11:30am until 12pm starting in February.

To Schedule Swim Test &

Aquatics Camp Contact

Emily Cush, Aquatics Director
emilyc@newportymca.org

Weekly Cost
Member: $249
Non-member: $299

Swim Test Information Sheet

GYMNASTICS CAMP

JR GYMNASTICS CAMP 5-7 years old
GYMNASTICS CAMP 8-12 years old

For a high energy, fun experience, Gymnastics Camp is the place to be. Campers will spend their mornings outside playing games, doing arts and crafts, water games, and more. After lunch, campers will proceed into the Gymnastics Center where they will be grouped by age and ability. Our recently renovated gymnastics center includes competition-ready equipment for all 4 women’s events and all 6 men’s events, a foam pit, a Tumbl Trak, as well as a bouldering wall.

OFFERED WEEKS 1-10

LIL NINJAS Ages 5-7

NINJAZONE CAMP 8-12 years old

Our Ninja Camp involves a variety of activities in a safe and exciting environment. Ninjas will have a balanced day of indoor and outdoor activities, beginning their day outside for games, challenges, water slide, and some good old-fashioned summer fun. NinjaZone combines gymnastics, martial arts, obstacle training, and freestyle movement. Daily activities include drills for skills, obstacle

courses, strength challenges, and games.

OFFERED WEEKS 2-9

Weekly Cost
Member: $249
Non-member: $299

Gymnastics/Ninja Camp Contact:

Shannon Farrell, Gymnastics Director

shannonf@newportymca.org

OUTDOOR ADVENTURE

Come experience an exciting week of rock climbing on the 40-foot four-sided climbing tower! Campers will also spend time on high and low ropes adventure courses with elements such as the vertical playpen, catwalk, peanut butter pit and more! Instructions from our certified team will include knot tying, belay commands and basic climbing technique. These campers will also participate in team building activities and games that will help them grow. We will also focus on the beautiful surroundings of Aquidneck Island with excursions such as nature walks, beach trips, and hikes. This group will climb in the morning and afternoon but will also include traditional activities such as

swimming, archery and more!

OFFERED WEEKS 1-9

Weekly Cost
Member: $249
Non-member: $299
8-13 yrs old

Contact Info

Anne Schultz, Senior Director of Leadership & Inclusion

annes@newportymca.org

COUNSELOR IN TRAINING

Our Counselor in Training Camp is a hands-on program for teens entering 8th and 9th grade for the upcoming Fall semester. The program will teach leadership skills, problem solving, communication skills, and work ethics. The first half of the program will consist of team-building activities, camp trainings, professional seminars, and other sessions about working with children in a camp environment. The second half of the program will focus on career-building and pursuing a Camp Counselor position for summers to come. All candidates for this program must be accepted prior to registration; please email campregistration@newportymca.org for the application. Once accepted, participants will be able to register for the program.

OFFERED WEEKS 1-10

Weekly Cost
Member: $100
Non-member: $125
14 & 15 yrs old

CIT Camp Contact

Anne Schultz, Senior Director of Leadership & Inclusion

annes@newportymca.org

CAMP CFP

Camp CFP is located in Portsmouth RI at our secondary location. Our traditional camps at Common Fence Point are designed for the well-rounded youth seeking a diverse daily experience of variety and enrichment by exposing our campers to sports, arts & crafts, archery, swimming, social & emotional learning, and character development. Our goal is to guide youth in discovering new interests and developing confidence. Campers will enjoy a NEW waterslide, gaga pit games, trips to the Newport County YMCA (ages 5-12), and more!

OFFERED WEEKS 1-9. See CFP Brochure for more information.

Weekly Cost- Ages 5-12 8:30am-4:30pm

Member: $225
Non-member: $275
5-12 yrs old

Weekly Cost- Ages 3&4 8:30am-12:00pm

Member: $120
Non-member: $135

CFP Camp Contact:

Wayne Turner, Director of Recreation

waynet@newportymca.org

RACE4CHASE

The Race4Chase program was created in memory of Chase Kowalski. Chase was an amazing son, brother, and friend who was taken from the world on 12/14/12 in the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy. He loved sports of all kinds and had an incredibly competitive spirit. His family’s vision is “to turn tragedy into triumph by healing and strengthening our families and communities”. The Kowalski family wanted to capture Chase’s competitive spirit and vitality in creating a charity in his honor with a focus on health and wellness for children and their families. They formed the CMAK (Chase Michael Anthony Kowalski) Foundation with a focus on health and wellness for children and their families. You can support programs like Race4Chase by making a contribution to the Community Support Campaign or become a Race4Chase Chasing Summer Event Sponsor. For more information, or to discuss sponsorship opportunities, please visit the YMCA’s website at www.newportymca.org.

On August 11th, 2024, the Newport County YMCA will host an end of summer celebration called “Chasing Summer” at Fort Adams. The event is the celebration of the Y’s Race4Chase Kids Triathlon Program. The Program aims to provide kids aged 6-12 with a safe, healthy, non-competitive environment to discover the sport of triathlon.

This 6-week training program is offered free of charge to children ages 6-12 and is by application only. Application date TBD. Email Kathy to be added to the mailing list! The program meets daily and is a 3-hour clinic. The session starts for 2024 on July 5th.

Race4Chase Contact Information

Kathy Lavigueur, Healthy Living Director

kathylav@newportymca.org

SPORTS CAMP

At the Y’s Sports Camp, our goal is to teach valuable life lessons, such as how to work as a team, how to compete well, and how to grow in confidence through skill-building. Your child will be active and have fun participating in a wide variety of sports. Campers will also be exposed to traditional camp activities such as rock climbing, archery, and swimming. Each camper will be placed in age-appropriate groups.

OFFERED WEEKS 1-9

Weekly Cost

Member: $249

Non-member: $299

7-13 yrs old

Contact Info

Anne Schultz. Senior Director of Leadership & Inclusion

annes@newportymca.org

RACKETS CLINIC

Rackets camp is an exciting summer program for children ages 4-14 who are looking to improve their racket skills in a fun and healthy way. the camp will run from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM from Monday to Friday.

OFFERED WEEKS 1-10

Weekly Cost

Member: $195

Non-member: $245

4-14 yrs old

Contact Info

Omar El Kashef, Squash Director

omare@newportymca.org

DHS and Financial Aid

 

 

The Newport County YMCA is committed to providing each camper the ability to have a great summer! We offer DHS as well as financial aid for those who qualify. DHS participants must fill out the following attachment and email to campregistration@newportymca.org or drop off at the Welcome Center.

Financial Aid can be completed by clicking the below link as well.

DHS Camp paperwork form
Financial aid form

Extended Care

Extended care is available for NCYMCA Camps including the following; Traditional, Sports, Outdoor Adventure, and Aquatics.

There is an AM, PM and AM/PM Combo option.

Extended care operates from 7:30am-8:30am and 4:30pm-5:30pm.

Upcoming Events

Open House Dates:

Newport County YMCA 792 Valley Road Middletown RI: 3/13 5pm-7pm, April & May Dates TBA

Camp CFP 933 Anthony Rd Portsmouth RI: Sunday, 3/24– 1-3pm & Saturday, 5/4 “May the 4th be with you” Jamboree