A day filled with fun

A Day Camp group photo

YMCA Camp Abnaki offers a week day camp program for boys who have completed grades 1-4. During the week, campers will have a chance to experience many of the great activities camp has to offer. Our dedicated day camp staff guide the campers throughout the day. A great camp experience helps boys try new things and make new friends in a safe, welcoming environment. In a typical day, boys experience a mix of small and large group games, swimming, and other great activities such as archery, arts & crafts, rock climbing, and more. Lunch and an afternoon snack is provided at camp.  See the bus schedule below. The bus starts at Essex High School and stops at designated locations along the route to camp.

 

Our Mission

Camp Abnaki is more than an overnight camp.  Day Campers are the future of camp. Every Day campers will have a chance to experience many of the fun activities camp has to offer. Our dedicated day camp staff guide the campers throughout a variety of programs every day.  A great camp experience helps boys try new things and make new friends in a safe, welcoming environment.

In a typical day, boys experience a mix of small and large group games, swimming, and other activities such as archery, arts & crafts, rock climbing, and more. Lunch and an afternoon snack is provided at camp. Transportation is also included to and from camp from convenient locations near camp.

Daily Schedule

2018 Daily Schedule

9:00 Arrival, check in, and morning meeting

9:30 Cabin activity with overnight camp

10:30 Camp favorites rotation

11:45 Lunch

12:30 Waterfront

1:45 Snack/Free Time

2:45 Campers choice

3:30 Camp Store and Gaga Ball

4:15 Afternoon meeting and departure

Transportation

YMCA Camp Abnaki offers transportation to and from camp for day campers.  Each day, a bus with a member of the Camp Abnaki staff will travel from the Essex High School through the Islands and up to camp.  Parents can also choose to drop off or pick up their sons directly at camp.  See the registration form for more details.

Drop off Location Pickup
8:00 am Essex High School 5:25pm
8:20 am Chimney Corners Park & Ride 5:05pm
8:40 am South Hero Town Hall 4:45pm
9:00 am YMCA Camp Abnaki 4:25pm
Dates and Rates

2018 Day Camp Session Dates:

Day Camp Session 1: June 25 - June 29

Day Camp Session 2: July 2 - 6

Day Camp Session 3: July 9 - 13

Day Camp Session 4: August 16 - 20

Day Camp Session 5: July 23 - 27

Day Camp Session 6: July 30 - August 03

Day Camp Session 7: Aug 6 - August 10

Day Camp Session 8: July 13 - August 17

 

Cost to Attend:
Recognizing that families have differing abilities to pay, we offer three pricing tiers for campers.

Tier A Tier B Tier C
$295 $320 $345
  • Tier A is our historically low rate and does not fully cover camp operating expenses.
  • Tier B reflects our operating expenses including repairs and maintenance.
  • Tier C helps us to cover long-term depreciation and growth.

Your choice of tier is voluntary and offers an opportunity for families to support the true cost of operating the camp. The tier you choose in no way influences your camper’s experience. Financial assistance is available for those who request it.

Day camp tuition includes a $15 per week credit for the camp store! Day campers will also receive a free gift from the camp store each session they attend.

Registration

Registration is on a first-come basis. A deposit of $50 per week is required at the time of registration. Final payment for all day camp sessions is due May 11.

Financial Assistance

You can apply for financial assistance by completing an application form.  Please note that YMCA Camp Abnaki's day camp program is not eligible to receive Vermont state childcare subsidy. The $50 registration deposit must be included with any registration and financial aid application.