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.

Rachel Channen, Camp Clarke Director

Shannon D’Eramo, Chief Operating Officer 

With a combined 19 years of experience in Summer Camp, Wyatt and Shannon look forward to sharing their love of healthy living, youth development and social responsibility with the Campers at Camp Clarke while giving them their BEST SUMMERS EVER!

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.