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MacColl YMCA



The MacColl YMCA is located on 125 beautiful, wooded acres in Lincoln, RI. The campground features nature trails, sports fields, outdoor sports courts, two swimming pools, and a spray park. Check out our low ropes course where children of diverse abilities can all have a great time playing together. Our summer team includes our full-time Camp Director, Assistant Camp Director, and year-round site coordinators from our after-school programs as well as seasonal staff. Your child will have the time of their lives at Y camp. Positive peer relationships and new opportunities are part of what makes camp experiences memorable to youth. Camp experiences create many positive outcomes. Our campers report feeling high engagement, belonging, positive youth-adult relationships, and enjoyment of experiential learning.

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Summer Camp 2024 Enrollment Packet – MacColl Branch (Lincoln)
*Please email your completed camp packets to Sally at Completed packets can also be dropped off at the Welcome Center.

Download the 2024 Summer Camp Book

Download the Summer Camp Financial Aid Application
*Please submit your most recent W2, 1099, or a month’s worth of pay stubs with your application. All financial aid requests can be dropped off at the Welcome Center or emailed to Kristin at

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Campers coming for traditional day camp will gain more than just a childcare experience. Our goal is the Create Amazing Memories and People, also known as CAMP! Camp is a growth and enrichment program. Camp activities help campers develop gross and fine motor skills. Our daily schedule keeps campers engaged in a variety of programs. Our peer groups and activities are constructed to inspire social growth and self-awareness. Each day is filled with that amazing camp magic because most importantly camp is about having fun!

The Day Camp Program runs through a 9-week period from June 24th to August 23rd, Monday-Friday. Each camp day begins at 8am and ends at 5pm. Camp drop off is between the times of 8am and 9am and pick-up is between the times of 4pm and 5pm. 

Before Care and After Care is available for an additional cost. Before Care runs from 7am – 8am and After Care runs from 5pm – 6pm.

If early pick-up is needed, we ask all parents or guardians to fill out a form prior to pick-up with our camp office coordinator so we can inform our staff and have your child ready to be picked up.

Our goal at YMCA Camp MacColl is to give all campers of all ages an opportunity to experience a multitude of different camp activities throughout the camp week. Some of these activities include archery, art, swimming, nature, sports and much more!

Specialty camps are for campers interested in a specific activity. Each day will have activities that continue to develop the camper’s skill level. They work with staff with a background in the field that can teach them best practices. Campers will still enjoy swimming and some of our general camp activities too.
*Please see the camp book for specific weeks that each Specialty Camp is held.

Art Explosion
Participant in our expanded art program. Campers will be working in different mediums and building upon their talent.

Dribble, shoot, and score. Where players of all skill levels can improve their game through coaching, drills, and friendly competition on the court.

Culinary Camp
Campers will learn indoor and outdoor cooking. Each day will teach cooking skills and techniques. Campers will also get to compete in cooking competitions.

Step into the spotlight, where aspiring dancers of all levels can unleash their creativity, master new choreography, and shine on a stage in a fun and supportive environment.

Nature Explorers
Embark on an unforgettable journey into the great outdoors! Young adventures discover the wonders of nature through hands-on exploration and adventure.

Aspiring warriors will hone their stealth, agility, and balance while learning the arts of the ninja way.

Sports Medley
Experience the ultimate sports adventure. Campers will engage in a variety of athletic activities, from basketball and soccer to volleyball and kickball, fostering teamwork, skill development, and fun-filled competition!

Embark on an unforgettable journey with our Voyagers Travel Camp! Designed for campers ages 12-15, this immersive program offers a dynamic blend of travel, education, and fun-filled activities.


Immersive camps are programs that go beyond your average experience. Campers will be fully involved in the theme chosen. Each day campers and counselors dress in costume, participate in themed activities, and leave wishing they never had to.
*Please see the camp book for specific weeks that each Specialty Camp is held.

Harry Potter
Harry, Hermione, and Ron need your help. It’s time to go to Hogwarts and save your fellow classmates and the rest of the wizarding world.

Percy Jackson
Attend Camp Half-Blood and go on an epic quest with treacherous trials and dangerous monsters.

Young royalty will immerse themselves in a magical world of royal etiquette and fairytale adventures.

Star Wars
Jedi training for young Padawans in the ways of the force and lightsaber.

Ages 13 – 15 years

This program is dedicated to enhancing participants’ understanding of leadership, communication, youth development, and teamwork through specialized programs, experiential training, and lessons that culminate in a strong development in leadership.

Ages: Entering 15 – 16 (Two-Week Program)

This program is aimed at the development of future staff through professional growth. CITs will learn about the operations of the camp. CITs will gain certifications in camp-related skills. Most importantly CITs will learn the importance of caring for children and the responsibility involved. CITs can apply fo Junior Counselor positions after completion.

Ages: 6-12

The program was designed by the Chase Michael Anthony Kowalski Foundation (CMAK) in an effort to turn tragedy into triumph. Chase Kowalski’s life was taken too soon on December 14, 2012, in the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy. Participants take part in a six-week coaching program to teach and improve swim, bike, and running skills, culminating in a youth triathlon. Through a generous grant, there is no charge for this program. With a focus on healthy lifestyles and eating habits, participants will gain a better understanding of taking care of their mind and body. Hours 8:30am-12pm with an option to join regular camp after lunch.

Optional full day for Y Members $135 per week
Community Members: $160 per week

Lunch will be offered every day throughout each camp week. Campers will be able to PURCHASE lunch during arrival each day. Lunches will then be handed out during campers designated lunch times throughout the day.

32 Breakneck Hill Road
Lincoln, Rhode Island 02865
(401) 725-0773


Monday-Friday: 5:15am- 9:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 7:00am – 5:00pm
(Summer Weekend Hours: 7:00am – 7:00pm)
*Program areas close 30 minutes prior to facility closure.


Memorial Day (May 27) – CLOSED

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