The Newport Police Departments Community Oriented Policing Unit in coordination with Rhody Surf and Salve Regina University is offering a FREE one day surf camp for local at risk youth between 10 ‐ 14 years old on August 10th. Space is limited so sign up today! #NPDSurfcamp

Their goal is to introduce kids to a healthy hobby and give them hope for a bright future through the joy of surfing. Surfing not only keeps kids off the street and out of trouble but also brings people together and breaks down cultural barriers. It can also create a positive relationship between law enforcement and the community. Kids can begin their childhood with positive police interaction rather than fearing law enforcement.

The camp will be held at Sachuest Beach, but all participants must meet at the Pell School, 35 Dexter Street, by 11 am on August 10th and will be bussed to the beach.

The lesson will be taught by Rhody Surf ( from 12 pm – 1 pm. Lunch and drinks will be provided at the beach. ParƟcipants will then be bussed back to Pell School for pickup at 2:30pm.

Transportation for the event donated by Salve Regina University.

Participants should be proficient ocean swimmers and must bring a bathing suit, towel, & sunscreen.

Register today by completing the NPD Surf Camp forms at the Newport Police Department, 120 Broadway. Registration ends on August 5th at 4 pm. No registrations will be accepted over the phone. Parent/guardian signature is required.

Parent/guardian must also complete Rhody Surf’s waiver form located on the FAQ page ( BEFORE attending the camp along with indicating “NPD Surf Camp” in the “Address Line 2” field.

For more information contact Community Police Officer Bob Spellman at 401-845-5862 or Email

cover photo © Rhody Surf