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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 YMCA Senior Program Director, Camp Directors, Assistant Camp Directors, 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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Jake Brierly

Co-Camp Director

Hi! My name is Jake and this my first year as Co-Camp Director at Camp Tehanamokeset as I was previously the Assistant Camp Director. I grew up coming to camp at the Y and joined the YMCA staff team in 2013. During the school year Jake works as our Childcare Director overseeing our Lincoln before and after school programming. 

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Paige Snyder

Co-Camp Director

Hi! My name is Paige, and this is my fourth summer as Co-Camp Director here at Camp Tehanamokeset. I began working at the YMCA in 2016 as a camp counselor. During the school year Paige works as our Childcare Director overseeing our Blackstone Valley Prep before and after school programming.

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Nick Cicerone

Assistant Camp Director

Hi! My name is Nick, and I am the Assistant Camp Director at Camp Tehanamokeset. I have worked the Y and this is my second summer as the Assistant Camp Director. I am excited to see what this summer has in store for all of us! 

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Our Day Camp encourages our campers to learn how to engage and cooperate with others within a fun outdoor camp setting. Campers will be placed into groups based on age and supervised by a group of designated staff throughout their day-to-day activities. 

The Day Camp Program runs through a 9-week period from June 27th to August 26th, 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. 

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 Camp Tehanamokeset 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!

Discover our various specialty camp experiences for all ages!

Click below to view all of our Specialty Programs. 

Ages: Entering 2nd-5th Grade

The YMCA promotes inclusion for all. We welcome children who have intellectual and developmental disabilities to be fully immersed in all daily camp activities with the support of our staff. The camp day features fun with same age peers in a fully inclusive environment. Our specially trained staff, new sensory equipment, and quiet spaces ensure a successful experience.

Y Members: $210 per week
Community Members: $260 per week

Ages: Entering 8th-10th Grade

The (CIT) program is designed for young teens who have aged out of the traditional camp experience. Participants will learn basic safety, group control, games, best practices and how to support the mission of the camp. This experience will provide individuals with valuable employment skills, healthy relationships, and opportunities to lead. CITs will be responsible for completing a group “project” of their own choosing. Some previous year examples may include building games for campers, building equipment for camp (i.e. a bridge over a muddy area), transforming an area of camp for new program space.

2 Sessions of 4 weeks 


$440 /4 weeks

Y members & Community members welcome!

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

Ages: 12-14

Imagine the excitement as your camper travels up to 4 times a week visiting many new and exciting destinations throughout New England. Team building activities are featured and lifelong friends are made in this camp. Voyagers wear Y travel shirts daily. They receive 2 shirts and may purchase additional shirts for $10 each. Extended camps days will be on the camp calendar. All trips are subject to change without notice.


Y Members: $210/week
Community Members: $260/week
Specialty camp additional fee $75

Ages 7-12

Release your inner chef in our specialty cooking camp! Our recreational, two-week, hands-on cooking camp offers delicious, locally inspired, healthy food in a social environment. Not only will you walk away with delicious food, but you acquire new cooking skills as we focus on technique. Our cooking and baking camp introduces children to recipes that they can make themselves.Campers are divided by age.

Y Members: $420/two-week camp
Community Members: $520/two-week camp
Specialty camp addition fee $150/per session 

Weeks 1 & 2: Grades 2nd-3rd
Week 3 & 4: Grades 4th-7th
Week 5 & 6: Grades 2nd-3rd
Week 7 & 8: Grades 4th-7th


Ages: 2nd-7th grade

Taught by our full-time Sports Director and Coach, players will improve ball skills like dibbling, passing, and shooting. They will learn court dynamics such as strategy, defensive movements, and game play mechanics. Sign up is for two weeks at a time. Best skills building option is to come all 4 weeks. We focus on teaching the skills our players need to be successful in their seasons. Camps are separated by age group. 

Y Members: $420 – two week camp
Community members: $520 two week camp
Specialty camp additional fee $75

Ages: Entering 2nd-7th grade

This year we are excited to bring back Dance Camp! Our Dance Camp allows children to express their creativity through the movement of dance. They will learn dance techniques and improve their coordination and build confidence. Using these skills, the 2-week session will culminate in a dance recital held for fellow campers. 

Y Members: $420/ 2 weeks
Community Members: $520/ 2 weeks
Specialty camp addition fee: $75

Week 1&2: Grades 4th-7th
Week 3&4: Grades 2nd-3rd

Ages: 2nd-7th grade

Our new sports specialty camp will be offered during weeks 5-8! This camp will be held in 2-week sessions separated by age. Campers will participate and build skills in a variety of sports. Campers will learn about different sports, the rules, sportsmanship and team building skills.

Y Members: $420/ 2 weeks
Community Members: $520/ 2 weeks
Specialty camp addition fee: $75

Weeks 5&6: Grades 4th-7th
Weeks 7&8: Grades 2nd-3rd

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 – 3:00pm
(Summer Weekend Hours: 7:00am – 7:00pm)
*Program areas close 30 minutes prior to facility closure.


Christmas Eve (Dec. 24) – 7 am – 11 am
Christmas Day (Dec. 24) – CLOSED
New Year’s Eve (Dec. 31) – 7 am – 11am
New Year’s Day (Jan. 1) – CLOSED

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