Specialty Summer Camps

These camps focus their program around a certain activity, subject, or event! They tend to be smaller in group size and large in enthusiasm!

In addition to the daily themed activities, children will play games (quiet and active) and create works of art to take home!

Pre-registration is required and REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

Scholarships may be available.

Community Engagement Camps, Burlington

For ages 11-14

These camps will provide an opportunity to make a real difference! Each day will feature unique and engaging activities, both indoors and outdoors. Campers will be physically active and may get dirty. Each week will feature 3-4 days of on direct service with the community partner and 1-2 days of adventure-based camp. Details on the adventure days are being finalized, but some will include trips to Burlington’s North Beach.

Date Theme Description Cost
June 25-29 Caring of All Kinds Campers will work to improve the outside space at the Ronald McDonald House. They will also be baking and cooking dinner for the residents this week. $210
July 9-13 Mixed Mental Arts This week campers will collaborate with the Fletcher Free Teen Librarian to create city word art and a story walk. A week of sharing reading habits; creative strategies and stories. $210
July 16-20 Digital Citizenship Campers will teach residents at Cathedral Square about social media. They will explore concepts and implications of social media. Play an instrument? Have a talent to share? Perform for the residents this week as well. $210
July 23-27 Cultivating Healthy Living Encouraging healthy living through hands-on learning; exploration and communal gardening at the Ethan Allen Homestead- partnering with the Vermont Community Garden Network. $210
July 30- Aug 3 Who we are; where we've been; where we're going Campers will be creating toys; no-sew blankets and healthy treats for dogs awaiting a loving home and appreciating relationships with canine friends at All Breed Rescue. $210


Burlington, Fletcher Free Library (8:30am-5:00pm)

Great early summer/late summer option for children who have completed kindergarten up to age 12

With the theme “Libraries Rock” in mind, campers will gain an appreciation for libraries and the important role they play in our communities. During these sessions, campers will learn the behind-the-scenes workings of the library, participate in a summer reading program, and take part in weekly events. And, because “Libraries Rock,” they will engage in geology and music-themed activities.

Date Cost
June 18 – 22 $210
August 20 – 24 $210



Everything Art Camp! Is your child the one who wishes art class could last longer? Then this camp is for your budding artist! Campers will get to explore hand-building with clay, outdoor watercolor painting, printing techniques, recycled art sculpture, and drawing techniques.

Location Date Time Age Cost
Essex Elementary School June 25 – 29 9:00-12:00 Completed K – 2nd Grade $125


Fairfax Community Park (8:00am-5:00pm)

For children who have completed Kindergarten up to age 12

Date Theme Description Cost
June 25-29 Lights Camera Action! Camper will navigate through all of the aspects of creative expression and drama and games $210
July 2-6 Wheels Week Bring your own set of wheels for a fun week of fiding; gliding and more. No camp on July 4th. $165
July 9-13 Wide World of Sports Sports of all sorts each and every day $210
July 16-20 Splash Bash Campers will keep cool with water games and swimming this week. $210
July 23-27 Imaginarium A week of wonder that emphasizes nature; magic; storytelling and adventure $210
July 30-Aug 3 World Traveler You can pack light for this trip! Campers will experience music; dance; art and culture from different places around the globe. $210
Aug 6-10 Survivor Are you the ultimate survivor? Relay races and team challenges are just a few things campers will be participating in this week. $210
Aug 13-17 All About Me Missed a week of camp? That's okay. This week is camper's choice week! Sample an activity from each week. $210






Contact Us
Program Name Email Phone
General Inquiries & Changes to enrollment Admin Assistant schoolageprograms@gbymca.org 802-652-8170
Enrichments & Specialty Programs Katelyn Irwin kirwin@gbymca.org 802-652-8153
Vacation Camps & Camp Koda Shannon Hickman shickman@gbymca.org 802-652-8152
Director of School Age Programs Sara Robertson-Ryan srryan@gbymca.org 802-652-8150


Pomerleau Family Y
266 College Street
Burlington, VT 05401
802 862 9622 (YMCA)

Camp Abnaki
1252 Abnaki Road
North Hero, VT
802 372 9622 (YMCA)

Additional Program Sites
in Vermont

Addison, Franklin, Grand Isle, Washington and Chittenden Counties