Staff & Operations

The Newport County YMCA prides itself on a camp staff team that models our core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. Our team of full time Directors has collectively over 100 years of camping experience to lead our camp staff.

Counselors are carefully screened and selected based on experience working with children, maturity, sound judgement and sensitivity.

Safety is out top priority. Every member of our team is certified and trained in CPR, 1st Aid, OSHA regulations and Child Abuse Prevention.

Kristen Petrarca is the Senior Program Director and Camp Director for the Newport County YMCA. She has been with the YMCA Organization for 10 years as part of the Greater Providence Association and has been part of the Newport County Family since January of 2017. With 2 young boys that enjoy swim lessons, camp, and out of school time here at the Y, she has the insight of a staff, a member, and a parent to make your experience the best possible.

Anne Schultz is the Out of School Time Director and Camp Assistant Director for the Newport County YMCA

Ages served and ratios:
Our Traditional Camp serves children from age 3 through entering Grade 10

Summer Lunch Program:
We are excited to continue our partnership with Chartwells and the Newport School Department in offering free lunch to all of our campers.