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New England Sports Camps

New England Sports Camps are part of the Alfond Youth & Community Center family.

Where Quality Sports Instruction Meets Traditional Camp Activities

The Best of Both Worlds

Overnight & Day Camps include professional, caring instruction from experienced and dedicated staff in your child’s chosen sport.

Safe and wholesome recreation at our traditional camp. Our 32-acre camp facility is nestled in the trees on the beautiful McGrath Pond in Oakland, Maine.                                                           

Camp Activities include:
  • Archery
  • Arts & crafts
  • Boating
  • Climbing tower
  • Games on the Harold Alfond & Maine’s Fenway turf fields
  • Ropes course
  • Swimming
  • Zip lining

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Affordable Access Opportunities for Overnight Camps!

The AYCC is excited to offer two Affordable Access Opportunities for overnight camps at Camp Tracy! Please note that these grants are currently available for the 2024 camp season and may not be available for future years.

Allen Group Overnight Camp Access

  • Limited to 6 individuals.
  • Camper must be a registered participant for New England Sports Camps, Adventure or Excursion overnight camps.
  • Requirements – submit a one-page letter about why they would like to attend an overnight camp at Camp Tracy. Letters may be submitted in person at the Welcome Center or submitted by email to camps@clubaycc.org
  • Deadline May 31, 2024

YMCA 2024 Overnight Camp Access Scholarships Grant

  • Camper must be a registered participant for New England Sports Camps, Adventure or Excursion overnight camps.
  • Family must complete AYCC Affordable Access Program Application (formerly known as Financial Aid Application)
    • Include one month household income information (pay stubs, state/federal aid information, or latest income tax return (income pages).
    • Submit to the Welcome Center or email to programbilling@clubaycc.org

Contact:  Pat Kearns, Camp Director at 207-873-0684 or email camps@clubaycc.org 

New England Sports Camps
Baseball

MAINE’S FENWAY PREMIER BASEBALL CAMP & NEW ENGLAND BASEBALL CAMP

New England Sports Camps are part of the Alfond Youth & Community Center family.

Traditional Camp Experience

  • 32-acre camp, located on Oakland’s McGrath Pond

  • Open water swimming, boating, archery, arts & crafts, climbing wall

  • New 400-foot zipline

  • New static ropes course

  • Bunk houses for overnight accommodations

  • Campfires, smores & good times!

Sports Instruction

  • Proper defensive fielding fundamentals

  • Base coverage for all positions

  • Situational defense such as double plays, rundowns, holding runners on the bases, and getting the lead runner out

  • Base running, stealing, tagging up, pass balls, aggressive leads, sliding techniques, dive backs

  • Offensive skills using proper form at hitting stations and bunting

  • Catching and pitching fundamentals

  • Baseball skills competitions

  • Trivia games & other contests

Maine’s Fenway Premier Baseball Camp

July 21-26, 2024

Ages 11-13

$845.00

Overnight Camp
  • Drop off Sunday at 4:00 pm
  • Pick up 4:00 pm
  • 8 hours of baseball daily!
  • All Meals provided.

Register for Overnight Camp

New England Baseball Camp

Day Camp

July 15-19, 2024

Ages 10-12

$550.00

  • Drop off 9:00 am (Mon–Fri)
  • Pick-up after night game (Mon-Thurs)
  • Pick-up Fri at 4:00 pm 
  • Lunch & Dinner provided.

Register for Day Camp

Overnight Camp

July 14-19, 2024

Ages 10-12

$650.00

  • Drop off Sun at 4:00 pm
  • Pick-up Fri at 4:00 pm 
  • Lunch & Dinner provided.

Day Camper Thursday Overnight Experience

Day campers can now try the overnight experience and stay at camp Thursday.  $50.00 – Register Now

1:1 Private Coaching Session

Register your camper for 30 minutes of one on one coaching in the skill set of their choice. $50.00 – Register Now

New England Field Hockey Camp

Overnight Camp – July 7-12, 2024
Day Camp – July 8-12, 2024

New England Field Hockey Camp is for ages 9-13

Traditional Camp Experience

  • 32-acre camp, located on Oakland’s McGrath Pond

  • Open water swimming, boating, archery, arts & crafts, climbing wall

  • New 400-foot zipline

  • New static ropes course

  • Bunk houses for overnight accommodations

  • Campfires, smores & good times!

Sports Instruction

  • Offensive & defensive position fundamentals

  • Skills competitions

  • Individual Skills

  • Rules at different levels of competition

  • Flat stick tackles

  • Passing fundamentals

  • Traditional camp activities

​Overnight Camp

July 7-12, 2024

Ages 9-13

$650.00

  • Drop off is Sunday at 4:00 pm
  • Pick up is Friday at 4:00 pm
  • All meals provided.

Register for Overnight Camp

Day Camp

July 8-12, 2024

Ages 9-13

$550.00

  • Mon–Fri 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Mon-Thurs pick-up – at end of night game
  • Fri pick-up at 4:00 pm 
  • Lunch provided

Register for Day Camp

New England Football Camp

In honor of Walter J. Simcock

Overnight Camp – June 23-28, 2024
Day Camp – June 24-30, 2024

New England Football Camp is for ages 9-13

Traditional Camp Experience

  • 32-acre camp, located on Oakland’s McGrath Pond

  • Open water swimming, boating, archery, arts & crafts, climbing wall

  • New 400-foot zipline

  • New static ropes course

  • Bunk houses for overnight accommodations

  • Campfires, smores & good times!

Sports Instruction

  • Offensive & Defensive position fundamentals, proper blocking & tackling

  • Playbook practices:  basic offense & defensive plays

  • Skills competitions

  • Punt pass & kick competitions

  • NFL Combine drill skills competitions

  • Flag football tournament and championship

Overnight Camp

June 23-28, 2024

Ages 9-13

$650.00

  • Drop off is Sunday at 4:00 pm
  • Pick up is Friday at 4:00 pm
  • All meals provided.

Register for Overnight Camp

Day Camp

June 24-28, 2024

Ages 9-13

$550.00

  • Drop off Sunday at 4:00 pm
  • Mon–Fri 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Sun-Thurs pick-up – at end of night game
  • Fri pick-up at 4:00 pm 
  • Lunch & dinner provided

Register for Day Camp

 

New England Softball Camp

Overnight Camp – July 28-August 2, 2024
Day Camp – July 29-August 2, 2024

New England Softball Camp is for ages 10-14

Traditional Camp Experience

  • 32-acre camp, located on Oakland’s McGrath Pond

  • Open water swimming, boating, archery, arts & crafts, climbing wall

  • New 400-foot zipline

  • New static ropes course

  • Bunk houses for overnight accommodations

  • Campfires, smores & good times!

Sports Instruction

  • Proper defensive fielding fundamentals

  • Base coverage for all positions

  • Situational defense such as double plays, rundowns, holding runners on the bases, and getting the lead runner out

  • Overhand form throwing

  • Base running, stealing, tagging up, pass balls, aggressive leads, sliding techniques, dive backs

  • Offensive skills: proper form, hitting stations, bunting, slap bunting

  • Team building and leadership exercises

  • Private pitching lessons (additional fee)

Overnight Camp

July 28-August 2, 2024

Ages 10-14

$650.00

  • Drop off is Sunday at 4:00 pm
  • Pick up is Friday at 4:00 pm
  • All meals provided.

Register for Overnight

Day Camp

July 29-August 2, 2024

Ages 10-14

$550.00

  • Drop off Sunday at 4:00 pm
  • Mon–Fri 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Sun-Thurs pick-up – at end of night game
  • Fri pick-up at 4:00 pm 
  • Lunch & dinner provided

Register for Day Camp

Add On Options

Day Camper Thursday Overnight Experience

Day campers can now try the overnight experience and stay at camp Thursday.  $50.00 – Register Now

1:1 Private Coaching Session

Register your camper for 30 minutes of one on one coaching in the skill set of their choice.  $50.00 – Register Now

New England Softball Showcase

Join us for the 2024 New England Softball Showcase August 4-6 at Maine’s Fenway!

This showcase is an opportunity for high school athletes to perform in front of college coaches. Coaches will be provided with a list of athletes in attendance, along with their jersey numbers for recruitment purposes. All athletes will receive the following:

  • overnight accommodations at Camp Tracy’s newly renovated cabins
  • daily games and practices
  • the opportunity to meet with college coaches
  • custom number jerseys
  • all meals provided

Registration is $495.00 per athlete and is open to rising Sophomores to rising Seniors in high school.

FMI, contact AYCC Athletic Director, Beth LaFountain – Email / 207-873-0684

Register for the New England Softball Showcase

List of colleges attending the NESS:

Central Maine Community College

Colby College

Husson University

Southern Maine Community College

Thomas College

What we offer…
  • Quality Instructors & Staff – experienced, caring, knowledgeable, and passionate
  • Teaching Sport Fundamentals – assisting your child in mastery of basic skills and essential competencies
  • Repetition & Positive Feedback – providing backbones to achieve skill refinement & improvement
  • Small-Group Instruction – detailed and individualized guidance for your child
  • Complete Camp Experience – reduce burn out in his or her sport
  • Safety and Care – excellent training, orientation, and supervision so your child receives exceptional care
What your child receives…
  • Increased Self-Confidence
  • Improved Communication Skills
  • Improved Conflict Resolution Skills
  • Improved Teamwork/Collaboration Skills
  • Higher Accountability
  • Improved Physical Coordination
  • Enhanced Academic Skills of Goal-Setting, Memorization, and Determination
New England Sports Camps Directors
Abbie Charrier
Abbie Charrier
AYCC Youth Programs Director

Abbie graduated Cum Laude from Thomas College with her Bachelors of Science in Sport Management. At Thomas she played Field Hockey, was a three year captain for the Terriers and was named to the NFHCA Division III National Academic Squad three times. She received her Masters of Business Administration with a focus in Athletic Administration from Southern New Hampshire University. She has coached for Waterville High School Varsity Field Hockey since 2018. Abbie grew up in coastal Maine, attending adventure and sports camps. She has years of experience coaching at field hockey camps and clinics and is currently coaching at Waterville Senior High School. Abbie joined the AYCC team in March, 2017 and became Camp Director in the Fall of 2019 and most recently was promoted to Youth Programs Director for the AYCC. She resides in Oakland and is a proud mom to cat, Rosie and dog, Murphy.

Patrick Kearns
Patrick Kearns
AYCC Camp Director

Patrick is originally from Hampden, Maine, but attended Emerson College in Boston before beginning his career at the YMCA of Greater Boston. After working in Aquatics for nearly 10 years, he was hired as the Aquatics Director at the East Boston YMCA, where he developed innovative programs, such as Spanish-taught swim lessons and a Ladies’ Night program designed for Muslim women. Now, he works as the Camp Director for the Alfond Youth & Community Center! In his childhood, Patrick was a Boy Scout, and has a deep appreciation for camping in Maine. Now, he feels blessed to get to share that passion with the AYCC family!