YMCA of Greater Providence
Kent County Branch

Camp Ok-Wa-Nessett Staff & Schedule

Camp Contact

Lauren Utschig  Camp Operations Director


Mark Bombard

Lower Camp Director

Preschool- 4th Grade



Matt Church

Upper Camp Director

5th Grade- 8th Grade




Extended Care AM Hours of Operation

 Kent County Campers      | 6:45 - 8:30 am(additional fee)
 Cranston/ PYS Campers      |     6:30 - 8:00 am*
*Bus to camp leaves at 8:15 am from Cranston Y to Kent Y

Hours of Operation

 Daily Camp Hours      |      9:00 - 4:00 pm


Daily Camp Schedule

8:30 - 8:55 am
Morning drop-off
9:00 am
Camp Opens
9:20 am - 12 noon
Morning activities
12:00 - 1:00 pm
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Afternoon activities
4:00 - 4:30 pm
Afternoon pick-up
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Extended Care PM

Camp Staff

YMCA Camp Ok-Wa-Nessett is dedicated to recruiting and developing an outstanding group of directors and counselors who are committed to providing each camper with the best possible day camp experience. We believe that the success of our program lies in the quality of our staff. Staff people are selected on their experience, ability to lead camp related activities and their personal commitment to role modeling positive values.  Our program is unique because we have many camp staff who serve as child care professionals during the school year with our Out of School Time (OST) program. Furthermore, we strive to retain seasonal staff people from summer to summer. Your child may already know many of our staff from their OST site or from camp last year. These seasoned staff bring a great deal of knowledge and experience to the Camp Ok-Wa-Nessett summer program.

Each year, our staff participates in an in-depth training program that covers areas such as program goals, emergency procedures, group work skills and child development. Each staff person receives training and is certified in First Aid and CPR. All counselors are 18 years of age or older and have prior camp and/or child care experience, and go through a complete nationwide criminal background check.


YMCA Camp Ok-Wa-Nessett has a healthy counselor-to-camper ratio.

Preschool Camps (ages 3-5)
1:6 ratio
Pioneer Camps (entering K -grade 1)
1:6 ratio

Explorer Camps (entering grades 2-4)

1:8 ratio

Discovery (entering grades 5-6)

1:8 ratio

Teen Camp LIT (entering grades 7-8)     1:8 ratio

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