Morale, Welfare & Recreation

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Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR)

Naval Station Newport

Building 656

656 Whipple Street

Newport, RI 02841-1522

Telephone: 841-3164

Fax: 841-3907

Whether you enjoy sailing, physical fitness, fine dining or just relaxing, the Naval Station Newport MWR Program has something for you. MWR provides recreation, dining, entertainment and physical fitness programs/services to authorized patrons. Information about MWR programs, events and facilities may be found in the weekly base newspaper, The Newport Navalog, the Naval Station Newport RI Facebook page, MWR Twitter page: @NAVSTANPTRIMWR, as well as the monthly MWR publication, Leisure Times. Individual facility information may be obtained by calling or visiting the facility. Whatever your leisure time interests, MWR has something for everyone. Visit facilities soon and often and take advantage of the many services and activities being offered. MWR hours of operation are subject tochange.

MWR Services and Facilities

Auto Skills Center

Building 1285 (co-located with the Bayside Mini-Mart)

1285 Whipple Street

Telephone: 841-3026

The Auto Skills Center has three work-bays, two oil change lifts and one frame lift (small cars only) available for patron use. The center is a self-service facility. Available equipment for the do-it-yourself patron includes a battery charger and hand tools. There is one indoor, automated car wash bay available 24/7 and four outdoor vacuums available for a nominal fee. No appointment is necessary for these services. Open Saturday, 9a.m. to 5p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5p.m. Closed Monday through Friday.

Child and Youth Programs

1376 and 1297 Bushnell Street (near NUWC)

Middletown, RI 02888

Telephone: 841-4562/2883

Hours of Operation:

. CDC: Monday through Friday, 6:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

School Age Care (SAC): Monday through Friday, 6:15 a.m. to 8a.m. and 2:30p.m. to 5:30 p.m. School closure days open 6:15a.m. to 5:30p.m.

. Summer Camp: Monday through Friday, 6:15a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

. Teen Center: Friday, 5:30 to 9 p.m. (ages 9 to 18)

. CDH Programs: Hours are set individually by providers.

The NAVSTA Child and Youth Programs provide quality and experienced childcare in our Child Development Center (CDC) and Child Development Homes (CDH). Before and After School Care and Summer Camp are offered for school-aged children 5 years through 12 years of age. Pre-Teen and Teen Programs for children ages 9 and up are offered outside of normal business hours.

All Child and Youth Programs offer full-time spaces. Hourly care is offered when space is available at a fee of $4.00/hour. Ages served:

Child Development Center: 6 weeks through 5 years of age

Child Development Home Programs: 6 weeks through 12 years of age

School Age Care: Before and After School Program for children 5 years of age (in Kindergarten) through 12 years of age.

Summer Camp: 5 (must have completed Kindergarten) through 12 years of age

Teen Center: 9 through 18 years of age

Child Development Center

1376 Bushnell Street

Middletown, RI 02888

Telephone: 841-4562

The program is led by qualified professionals in Early Childhood Education whose major goal is to promote your child’s growth and development in a nurturing environment through meaningful learning experiences. The curriculum is developmentally appropriate, keeping in mind the specific needs of each individual child. Activities are planned; however, these plans are flexible depending on the daily interests and needs of the children. Children are invited and encouraged to participate in individual and group activities designed to promote social, emotional, intellectual (cognitive), and physical development.

Caregivers administer the curriculum and guide the children’s behavior.

The ratio of staff to children is always sufficient to maintain constant supervision and implement a developmentally appropriate program. Some examples of skills we foster are:

Problem-solving skills

Socialization skills

Self-help skills

Health and safety

Self-expression and creativity


Communication/language skills

Large and small motor skills

Child Development Homes

1376 Bushnell Street (near NUWC)

Middletown, RI 02888

Telephone: 841-4562

The Child Development Home program is an alternative to center-based care and is often preferred by families because of the small group sizes, the home-like atmosphere and the flexible hours of operation that the center often cannot accommodate. Child Development Homes provide a warm, family setting in which children can participate in developmentally appropriate learning activities, as well as home life experiences. The children are able to build a trusting relationship with a provider who will foster their curiosity and creativity, provide guidance and give them the hugs they need.

Child Development Home Providers must be Navy Certified and State Certified. The certification process is provided through the Child and Youth Programs and consists of Basic First Aid, CPR, Child Abuse Prevention, Child Development, Activity Planning, Nutrition, Business Practices and Parent/Customer Relations. State Certification process is determined by the state of RI. In addition to the provider’s certification they receive monthly unannounced home inspections by the Child and Youth Program Director or Child Development Home Monitor and must successfully complete all required background screenings. Providers are also required to complete monthly trainings to ensure they provide the best possible care to your children.

School-Age Care

1297 Bushnell Street

Middletown, RI 02888

Telephone: 841-2883

The School-Age Care program offers before and after school care for children ages 5 through 12. Our program is affiliated with the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and 4-H, offering programs such as Power Hour, Project Learn, and Smart Moves. During school vacation days and weeks, full-day care is provided at the Center. School-Age Care is located at the Youth Center, Building 1297. For more information, please call 841-2883.

School-Age Summer Camp

During the summer months, the School-Age Program offers a 10-week summer camp with weekly themes and field trips. Camp programs are available to children ages 5 (completed Kindergarten) through 12 years of age.

School Liaison Officer (SLO)

John F. Kennedy Child Development Center

1376 Bushnell Street (near NUWC)

Telephone: 841-7126

Email: Janet.mccarthy@navy.mil

The Installation School Liaison Officer (SLO) serves as the installation subject matter expert for Youth Education, Transition, K-12 School and deployment issues. The School Liaison Officer’s role includes seven core duties which include:

Communication (Installation/Community/School)

School Transition Services

Special Education System Navigation

Deployment Support

Partnerships in Education

Home School Linkage and Support

Post-Secondary Presentation

Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Special hours are available by appointment.

Youth Sports

The Youth Sports program is offered through local community leagues and programs throughout the year. Contact the Youth Director for more information, 841-2883.

Teen Center

1297 Bushnell Street (Second Floor)

Middletown, RI 02888

Telephone: 841-2883/ 043

The Teen Center is located on the second floor of Building 1297. Open recreation is offered along with scheduled activities and special events. The Teen Center is open Friday for ages 9 to 18, 5:30 to 9 p.m. For more information on current programs and events, please call 841-2043.

John H. Chafee Fitness Center

Building 1109

1109 Taylor Drive

Telephone: 841-3154

The Fitness Center offers a variety of fitness programs and equipment to all authorized patrons (active duty personnel, reservists, retirees, eligible family members & DoD Civilians). Nationally certified trainers are available for group/personal appointments by contacting the Fitness Office at 841-7355 or by stopping by the fitness center to fill out the request form. Commands may also reserve trainings and court space by contacting the Fitness Coordinator at 841-7355. Indoor running track, basketball and racquetball courts are also available. ID cards are required for admission at all times. Open Monday through Thursday, 5 a.m. to 8p.m.; Friday, 5a.m. to 7p.m.; Saturday, 7a.m. to 4p.m.; Sunday, 9a.m. to 4p.m.; and holidays, 9a.m. to 5p.m. Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas.

John H. Chafee Fitness Center Pool

Building 1109

1109 Taylor Drive

Telephone: 841-6628

The 25-meter pool is open daily with lap and open recreational swim times available. Active duty personnel, family members, reservists, retirees and DoD employees swim for free during these times. From 10:30a.m. to 1 p.m. hours are restricted — active duty personnel has priority. Recreational swimming programs include swim lessons (private contract) for patrons, ages one-year to adult, and water fitness. The pool may be rented for special occasions, but reservations are required. Fees apply for swim lessons, water fitness (free for active duty), eligible guests and locker rental. Open Monday through Thursday, 6 to 8a.m., 10:30a.m. to 1p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m.; Friday, 10:30a.m. to 1p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 8a.m. to 12p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. to 12p.m.; federal holidays, 10a.m. to 2 p.m.

Harbor Island Conference Center

684 Perry Road

Sales Office Telephone: 841-1442

Fax: 841-1579

Federal agencies and military groups are eligible to rent the Harbor Island Conference Center at NAVSTA Newport. Training rooms feature state-of-the-art presentation equipment and comfortable seating at tables with plenty of workspace. Audio/visual equipment includes ceiling-mounted projectors, computers for presentations (i.e., PowerPoint), wireless mouse, laser pointer, document cameras, microphones for panel discussions, video cassette recorders, electronic print boards, overhead projectors and easels with flip chart paper. Video Teleconferencing is also available with Tandberg Vision 5000 technology, providing high-quality VTC connections via ISDN lines, up to 384 kbps (6channels). Touch-screen lecterns control the equipment with a touch of a finger making presentations easy and professional. Catering services may be arranged. Other amenities for conference attendees include computer stations with Internet access, fax, copier and color printing capabilities.

The America’s Cup Cafe is located in the lobby. The cafe proudly brews Starbucks’ coffee and serves hot and cold beverages, light breakfast items, lunch and snacks. To reserve a conference room at the Harbor Island Conference Center, contact the O’Club Catering Office at 841-1442. The conference center is open Monday through Friday, 8a.m. to 4p.m. or by appointment and the cafe is open Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Hewitt Hall Cafe - Naval War College

686 Cushing Road

Telephone: 841-4655

Located inside the Naval War College, the cafe is known as the most popular coffee spot to visit on a daily basis by students and patrons. Enjoy the beautiful view of Narragansett Bay while taking advantage of cafe dining and the large variety of items available. A complete breakfast menu is offered Monday through Friday from 6:30 until 9 a.m.

Daily lunch “specials” are served Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. A scrumptious salad bar or a hearty sandwich is enough to satisfy any hungry appetite. Come by and try our delicious Fish-n-Chips served every Friday. A variety of pies or fresh cut fruit is available daily. Sushi is available Monday through Thursday during the school year.

The full-service cafe personnel are skilled in the catering field and often cater for retirements and promotion ceremonies, conferences, War Games and for distinguished guests. Call for more information or send an e-mail to perrys@usnwc.edu. Open Monday through Thursday, 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Friday, 6:30a.m. to 2p.m. Closed weekends and holidays.


Telephone: 841-2094

MWR offers a variety of discount tickets to attractions. Tickets are available for seasonal, sporting, local events, theme parks and attractions. Check the GOTicket Guide available online or at MWR facilities to see available GOTicket options.

Leisure Bay Internet Cafe and Coffee Shop

Building 1255

1255 Whipple Street

Telephone: 841-2088

Send e-mail, network with your friends for a game, or surf the web at the MWR Computer Cafe! There are 15 Internet-ready PC’s with the latest software and printer capabilities waiting for you. Wireless is also available. The coffee shop offers Starbucks’ coffee drinks, muffins, cookies, desserts, and sandwiches/wraps. Open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and weekends and holidays, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; drive through window for the coffee shop is open from Monday through Friday, 6:30a.m.to 8 p.m.; and weekends and holidays, 8a.m. to 6 p.m.

Navy Sailing Center and Marina

Building 1397

1397 Perry Road

MWR Marina

Telephone: 841-3283

Fax: 841-4125

Located near Gate One, across from the Officers’ Club, the Navy Sailing Center offers sailing and power boating classes to authorized patrons, ages 18 and older, and to children, ages 12 through 15 if accompanied by an adult sponsor while taking the course. Berthing is available, as well as a boat launching ramp for towed boats. Sailboats, powerboats and kayaks may be rented with an appropriate qualification card. Open May through October, Monday through Friday, noon to 1/2 hour before sunset and 8 a.m. to 1/2 hour before sunset on weekends and holidays.

Officers’ Club

Building 95

95 Perry Road


. Manager: 841-1441

. Reservations: 841-1442/3116

. Functions: 841-1442

. Topside: 841-1444

Conveniently located just inside Gate One, the Newport Officers’ Club is one of the Navy’s premiere clubs. It sits on the rocky shoreline of Narragansett Bay with sweeping views of the Newport Bridge, Jamestown and surrounding islands.

The O’Club offers quality, excellence and value for every catered event, as well as a casual dining facility. The grand ballroom is the perfect setting for events such as weddings, a dining-in, dinner dances, luncheons and meetings. The grand ballroom is fitted with three drop-down screens, built-in LCD projectors and complete audio hookups.

Enjoy the All Hands casual dining experience for lunch, either on the South Deck, weather permitting during the summer, or in the Topside restaurant. The South Deck sits right on the water and offers a full-size sit-down bar with flat-panel televisions and a glorious view of Narragansett Bay. Cafe-style seating is also available. Daily lunch and dinner specials are available Monday through Friday. Hours for Topside are Monday through Thursday, 11a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 4 to 11 p.m. (closing an hour earlier in the winter); and closed on Sunday and federal holidays.

Picnic/Recreation Areas and Sports Fields

Bishop’s Rock is located near the base chapel and Kay Hall (Building 1801). The area may be reserved for picnics from 11 a.m. to dusk, Memorial Day weekend through September. Call for current cost per day for rental.

Reservations are taken at the Officers’ Club Catering Office, call 841-1442.

Carr Point Picnic and Recreation Area is located north of Pier Two on Burma Road in Portsmouth. Three picnic areas with pavilions, barbecue pits, two softball fields, a sand volleyball court, horseshoe pits, and port-o-john facilities are available. Reservations are taken at the Officers’ Club Catering Office, call 841-1442.

Football/Soccer/Softball Fields, Carr Point Fields: Intramural sports programs have first priority on these fields. Fields may be reserved by calling the O’Club Office at 841-1442.

Tennis Courts: Four Har-Tru courts, located near Gate One, are available on a first-come, first-served basis unless otherwise reserved from Memorial Day to Labor Day, weather permitting. Users of these courts are asked to sweep or rake after play. Courts are maintained by the O’Club personnel at 841-1442.

Recreational Vehicle Sites are available from May through October at Carr Point. Site rentals include water and electricity. Sites may be reserved by calling the Seaview Lanes Bowling Center at 841-4293.

Marina Pavilion located adjacent to the marina can be reserved for a fee through the Officers’ club Catering Office, call 841-1442. If it is not reserved, it is available for use on a first come, first serve basis.

The Recreation Center

Building 656

656 Whipple Street

Telephone: 841-2194

Bowling Center

Telephone: 841-4293

Visit Seaview Lanes Bowling Center for a friendly game of bowling! This 12-lane center offers ten-pin bowling with a state-of-the-art electronic scoring and sound system, as well as automatic bumpers for kids. Xtreme Bowling is held every Saturday night and features glow-in-the-dark balls, lanes, shoes, pins, floor and carpet. Flashing neon lights illuminate the center for a fun family experience. Menu choices include a variety of wraps, burgers, salads, sandwiches and pizza. Call 841-4293 to place your orders in advance. Seaview Bowling Center is also available for children’s birthday parties, command functions and other group events. Ask us about the $10 per person bowling party package that includes two games, shoe rental, pizza and soda offering a fun and inexpensive way to get together with friends and family. Open Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 8p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 1 to 11 p.m.; Sunday 1 to 8p.m.; and holidays, noon to 6 p.m.

Chief Petty Officer (CPO) and Enlisted Clubs

CPO Telephone: 841-1117

Enlisted Club Telephone: 841-2575

Sharing a spacious deck, both clubs offer a comfortable place to relax and enjoy the extensive pub menu including appetizers, sandwiches, burgers, salad, pizza and more. For entertainment, there are pool tables, darts, shuffle board and satellite flat-screen televisions. The CPO Club is open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 4 to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 4 to 10 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 to 8p.m. The club is closed Tuesday, and federal holidays. The E Club is open Monday through Thursday, 11a.m. to 9p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 4 to 11 p.m.; Sunday, 1 to 8p.m.; and federal holidays from noon to6p.m.

Liberty Center

Telephone: 841-3054

The Liberty Program schedules and plans activities and trips targeted to single and unaccompanied service members. The Liberty Center has eight computer stations with free Internet access, plus WiFi for personal laptops. There are pool tables, a foosball table, ping pong, three video gaming stations with XBox 360, Playstation 3, Wii and two TV viewing areas with recliners. There is also a small movie viewing room offering free movies from the Navy Motion Picture Service (NMPS). A “Book Swap” area is available, as well as books from the Navy Professional Readiness Program. Food may be ordered from the Recreation Center menu seven days a week. Open Monday from Thursday, 4 to 8p.m.; Friday, 4 to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 1 to 10p.m.; Sunday, 1 to 8 p.m.; and federal holidays, noon to 6 p.m.

Outdoor Recreation Rental

Telephone: 841-2568

Outdoor Recreation Rental (ORR) offers a wide variety of rental equipment at affordable rates! Rent camping gear including tents, sleeping bags, air beds, coolers, lanterns and propane stoves. ORR has large canopies for rent, as well as tables and chairs. ORR also offers a wide variety of sporting goods such as golf clubs, tennis rackets, softball sets, horse shoes and more. Lawn and garden equipment complete the rental selection. During the winter months, rent skis, snowboards and ice skates. ORR has also added a camper, a tow-along grill, a 14’ boat with motor, an 8’ inflatable outdoor movie theater, open and closed trailers, and various sized bouncies to the inventory. ORR offers daily and weekly rates. Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 3 to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1p.m.; and Sunday 4 to 7 p.m.; closed Wednesday and federal holidays.

Vehicle Storage Lots,
Carr Point RV Park and Car Sale Lot

Managed through Outdoor Recreation Rental

656 Whipple Street

Telephone: 841-2568

The Vehicle Storage Lots offer secure compounds to store boats and recreational vehicles. The Carr Point RV Park is open Memorial Day weekend through October, each RV spot includes water and electricity. Sell your vehicle at the MWR car lot. Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 3 to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 9a.m. to 1 p.m.; and Sunday, 4 to 7 p.m.; closed Wednesday and federal holidays.