Camp Poppasquaw

The highlight of the summer recreation program is Camp Poppasquaw, a seven week day camp at Bristol’s Town Beach and Sports Complex. The camp offers a variety of activities including swimming, tennis, arts and crafts, soccer, kick-ball and more!

Camp Eligibility

  • Each child must be between the age of six (6) and fourteen (14) as of the first day of camp.
  • Each child must reside in Bristol. *Proof of residency requirements can be found below.

A child will be dismissed from camp if it is determined that information provided in the application is false or misleading. Under this circumstance, no refunds will be granted.

Camp Rules

Please review the Camp Poppasquaw rules prior to submitting a camper’s application. It is recommended that parents/guardians go over these rules with their camper(s) prior to the start of camp.

Camp Registration

Registrations for Camp Poppasquaw typically opens in the early Spring. Registrations are on a first-come first-serve basis, and done via an online application form.

The registration period will close upon reaching 500 approved applications OR the designated enrollment deadline.

The registration fee is $230 per child. Payments can be made electronically, or in-person by cash or check.

Frequently Asked Camp Questions


Contact Us

Quinta-Gamelin Community Center Address: 101 Asylum Road, Bristol, RI 02809
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday | 8:30AM – 4:00PM

Town Beach & Sports Complex Address: 50 Asylum Road, Bristol, RI 02809
Hours of Operation: Memorial Day through Labor Day | Sunrise – Sunset

Sarah Klein

Director, Parks and Recreation

Phone: 401-253-1611
Fax: 401-410-0019

Tim Shaw

Assistant Director, Parks and Recreation

Phone: 401-253-1611

Michele Martins

Administrative Assistant

Phone: 401-253-1611