Locations & Schedules

Newport County YMCA

792 Valley Road
Middletown, RI 02842

The Newport County YMCA was founded in 1878 by the Vanderbilt family. The original location was what is now the Vanderbilt Grace Hotel at 41 Mary St in Newport. The Y relocated to their current location in 1974. The land was generously leased to the Y through the John Clarke Trust. As stated in John Clarkes trust, their directive is “for the relief of the poor or bringing up of children unto learning from time to time forever.” This belief perfectly fits with the Newport County YMCA’s mission to strengthen communities through three focus areas: youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Our purpose is basic: to improve the quality of life of our members, families and community through meaningful health, wellness, and educational programs. The Newport County YMCA has been striving for 139 years not to be a community center, but rather, as the center of community.


Common Fence Point

933 Anthony Road Portsmouth, RI 02871

Common Fence Point is a satellite location for the Newport County YMCA. Members enjoy benefits such as free GroupX classes included in their membership as well as a free afterschool programs.

Group exercise

Fort Adams

90 Fort Adams Rd, Newport RI 02840

Fort Adams has been part of Newport history since 1798 and part of the Y’s history since 2015.
Water Sports Camp provides an introduction and refinement to kayaking, boating, beach sport and other aquatic adventures. Campers will enjoy a wide variety of aquatic experiences at local beaches and programs at the Y that include the ropes course, gaga pit, pool and more. Counselors are all lifeguard certified and trained in the skills they are instructing. All campers must be strong swimmers (50 yards freestyle). Campers must be swim tested without flotation before signing up.