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Day Camp

Since 1968, the Waterville YMCA has offered an incredible day camp experience at our scenic 32-acre facility on McGrath Pond in Oakland. If you’re a parent looking for a fun, enriching, and safe environment for your child this summer, let us introduce you to Camp Tracy!

What is Camp Tracy?
Camp Tracy is a place where kids from grades K-9 can come together, make new friends, and have a blast! Campers are transported daily from the Alfond Youth & Community Center in Waterville, Maine, to our beautiful campus in Oakland. Here, they engage in various exciting activities designed to keep them moving, learning, and growing.

Why choose Camp Tracy?
Here are just a few reasons why our summer camp is a fantastic choice for your child:

  • Keep Youth Active: We believe in the power of play and physical activity. From sports to nature hikes, your child will stay active and healthy.
  • Further Learning and Development: Our programs are designed to support your child’s growth. Through hands-on activities, they’ll develop new skills and interests.
  • Encourage Socialization & Building Friendships: Camp Tracy provides a welcoming environment where kids can meet others, build friendships, and learn important social skills.
  • Create Lifetime Memories: The experiences and friendships made at Camp Tracy will last a lifetime, giving your child stories and memories they’ll cherish forever.

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Camp Tracy is operated by the Boys & Girls Clubs and YMCA of Greater Waterville at the Alfond Youth & Community Center in Waterville, Maine, and is proudly accredited through the American Camp Association.

Camp Details
Activities & Amenities

Here’s a friendly guide to all the activities and amenities your child can enjoy at our camp:

  • Amphitheater for Dramatic Play
  • Archery Range with Sheltered Shooting Stations
  • Arts & Crafts Activities
  • Bath House with Showers, Sinks, and Toilets
  • Boating Area with Canoes, Kayaks, and Paddle Boards
  • Campfire Activities
  • Climbing Tower – 40 Feet + Centipede Wall
  • Courts – Basketball & Tennis
  • Field Games on Grass & Turf (Maine’s Fenway, Harold Alfond Turf and a Pocket Field)
  • Indoor Games in the Keller Building
  • Lean-To’s (Adirondack Style)
  • LIT Field Trips
  • Outdoor Education
  • Pavilion
  • Ropes Course & Zipline
  • Walking Trails
  • Waterfront Area
Helping Families with Childcare Costs

At the AYCC, we’re dedicated to helping families find affordable, quality childcare. We know how important it is to have safe and reliable care for your children, and we’re here to make that easier for you.

We offer financial assistance for some of our childcare programs. Our aim is to connect families with the help they need so that all children can have the best opportunities for safe, high-quality after-school care.


If you have any questions or need help, please reach out to:

Registrar & Billing Specialist

207-873-0684 /

Financial Assistance

We offer several financial options for families interested in our childcare programs. When you register, you’ll find an application for financial assistance included with the forms. Our Registrar & Billing Specialist will review your application and get in touch to discuss the options available to your family.

If you have any questions or need to reach us, here are our contact details:

Camp Tracy Cell Phone 207-313-3413

Camp Tracy Lodge (office) phone 207-716-1035

Alfond Youth & Community Center 207-873-0684



Pat Kearns, Camp Director

2024 Sessions & Themes
  • June 17-21 – Wacky Week
  • June 24-28 – Heroes & Villains
  • July 1-5 – Camp Tracy CLOSED
  • July 8-12 – Myths & Legends
  • July 15-19 – Around the World
  • July 22-26 – Camp Tracy Olympics
  • July 29-Aug 2 – Camp Tracy’s Got Talent
  • August 5-9  – Treasure Hunt
  • August 12-16 – Spirit Week

Camp Tracy offers one-week sessions throughout the summer. Financial assistance is available to help with costs. Please see the Family Affordable Access Program Information tab for details.

One-Week Session Rate  $285.00 per child

Weekly Bus Transportation $30.00 per child

  • Camp Hours: Monday-Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Before Care: Available from 7:00 am to 8:00 am at Camp Tracy
  • After Care: Available from 4:00 pm to 5:15 pm at Camp Tracy
  • Please note that before and after care is not available at the AYCC.

For the safety of all campers, families are required to check their children in and out each day with a counselor on duty. Only authorized individuals listed on the pick-up list can check in and check out children. All individuals must have a photo ID for pick-up.

Bus Transportation

Bus transportation is provided by the AYCC and ensures safe travel for children to and from the AYCC in Waterville to Camp Tracy before and after camp. Camp counselors are present on the bus for attendance and safety purposes.

Please note that bus transportation is not included in the weekly session camp rate and costs an additional $30.00 per child. Your child must be registered for both the camp session and bus transportation.

  • Morning drop off at the AYCC – between 7:45-8:00 am
  • Afternoon pick-up at the AYCC – between 4:15-4:30 pm
  • Before & after care is not available at the AYCC.
Nutritious Meals & Snacks

Our AYCC Kitchen Staff provides breakfast, two snacks, and lunch options daily for campers. We follow the USDA School Food Nutrition Guidelines.

Families may send their child with a lunch and/or snacks if they prefer. Peanut or nut products are prohibited and the AYCC is unable to refrigerate or microwave items at either location.

Our food program is mainly funded through state and federal grants and as such, we may require families to complete the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Child and Adult Care Food Program application. Completing these forms allows us to provide FREE, quality, nutritious snacks and meals to all our childcare participants, but especially to children who may otherwise go without.

See our Gardens & Greenhouse page for the USDA Federal and State of Maine Non-Discrimination Statements.




You can register for Camp Tracy online or with a paper form. The paper form also has details for our Summer Enrichment Program.


Register Online

CT Handbook

Day Camp Registration

CIT Registration

Other forms:

Auto-Scheduled Payment Form

In addition to the Boys & Girls Clubs Mission Youth Outreach Program, the AYCC has also partnered with Military Child Care dot Com to offer assistance with childcare costs. Learn more about each program below.

Mission Youth Outreach Military Childcare

Day Camp Age Groups
Stargazers - Grade K
  • Our traditional camp program focuses on exploring nature and creativity.
  • Trained staff stay with campers as they enjoy different activities.
  • Stargazers make new friends, discover talents, and enjoy nature in a safe and fun environment.
  • Must have completed one year of kindergarten to join.


  • A traditional camp program centered on exploring nature.
  • Trained staff stay with campers throughout their activities.
  • Pathfinders make friends, discover talents, and enjoy nature in a safe and fun environment.
  • A traditional camp program with a focus on nature exploration.
  • Trained staff stay with campers during all activities.
  • Trailblazers make friends, discover talents, and enjoy nature in a safe and fun environment.
  • Traditional camp activities at an intermediate level.
  • Trained staff stay with campers during all activities.
  • Activities are designed for fun, skill growth, and trying new things in a safe environment.
  • Campers explore the environment through canoeing, water safety, camping, and archery.
  • Trained staff stay with campers during all activities.
  • Activities are designed for fun, skill growth, and trying new things in a safe environment.
  • Rangers have input on their curriculum and activities.
  • Trained staff stay with campers during all activities.
  • Activities help Rangers expand skills, discover talents, and push their limits safely.
  • LITs participate in activities like canoeing, outdoor education, swimming, arts and crafts, and ropes courses. We also offer weekly field trips to local attractions.
  • Campers spend time each day learning leadership skills with Counselors In Training (CITs).
  • Activities are designed to teach campers about leadership and improve their leadership skills.
  • CITs learn the skills needed to become effective camp counselors.
  • CIT’s will gain knowledge in:
    • Leadership skills
    • Camp policies and procedures
    • Camp programming
    • Camper management
  • CITs are accepted through an invitation and application process.
  • To apply, please contact the Camp Director, Pat Kearns, at 207-873-0684 or email for the application.

We look forward to providing a safe, fun, and enriching camp experience for your child! If you have any questions, please reach out to us.