Community Police Officers hosting free Summer Camp

Newport’s Community Police Officers will be teaming up later this summer with the State Department of Environmental Management, the Fort Adams Trust and the Tall Ship Oliver Hazard Perry for a free weeklong summer camp geared towards kids age 10-14.

Campers enrolled in the weeklong program, which runs Monday, Aug. 5th – Friday, Aug. 9th will be treated to a variety of activities including tours of Fort Adams, fishing and sailing experiences, arts and crafts, and an introduction to marine biology. Capping off the week will be a cruise and lunch onboard Rhode Island’s official tall ship, the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry.

Camp will take place at Fort Adams State Park from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m., and registration is required.

To sign up, simply stop by the Newport Police Department’s Community Police Unit at 120 Broadway, Newport R.I., Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Campers must be Newport residents to participate and limited space is available.

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If you have questions about the program, please contact Community Police Officer Josh Wildes at (401) 845-5864 or via e-mail at

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