Day Camp

Day Camp

Registration for summer 2018 begins Wednesday November 1. Please contact the camp office at 652-8180 if you have any questions.

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.  We also provide bus transportation beginning at Essex High School and at designated stops along the route to camp.

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Day Camp at Camp Abnaki

Our Mission

Information about Day Camp Mission

Daily Schedule

Daily Schedule for Day Camp

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
7:45 am Essex High School 5:35pm
8:05am Chimney Corners Park & Ride 5:15pm
8:35am Folsom Educational Center 4:45pm
8:55am YMCA Camp Abnaki 4:25pm

The bus will also stop at YWCA Camp Hochelaga at 8:25 a.m. and 4:55 p.m., but that stop is not available for Camp Abnaki camper pick up or drop off.  Times may vary per session.  We will contact you if there is a change in schedule

Dates and Rates

All sessions for 2015 are full. Please contact the camp office at 652-8180 to be placed on a waiting list.

YMCA Camp Abnaki offers a week day camp program for boys ages 6-10. 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

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Counselor and day camper at Camp Abnaki

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. We also provide bus transportation (see more below) in partnership with YWCA Camp Hochelaga.

2015 Session Dates

  • DAY CAMP SESSION 1: JUNE 22 - JUNE 26 (two week session)**This session is full
  • DAY CAMP SESSION 2: JUNE 29 - JULY 10 (two week session)**This session is full
  • DAY CAMP SESSION 3: JULY 13 --JULY 24 * **
    This session is full
  • DAY CAMP SESSION 4: JULY 27-JULY 31 **
    This session is full
  • DAY CAMP SESSION 5: AUGUST 3 - AUGUST 7**This session is full
  • DAY CAMP SESSION 6: AUGUST 10 - AUGUST 14 This session is full **

New for 2015:

We're offering our second 2-week day camp session! Campers will attend for both weeks, Monday through Friday. It is not possible to enroll for only one week of the two week session.

** This session is full and we encourage you to join the waitlist. This is the best way to ensure a smooth transition if your child is able to attend. Any deposits paid for a child that does not attend will be refunded. A space on the waitlist does not guarantee a space on the final roster for camp.

Cost to Attend

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

Session Length Tier A Tier B Tier C
One week $235 $260 $285
Two weeks $450 $500 $550
  • 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 $10 per week credit for the camp store! Day campers will also receive a free camp t-shirt at the end of their week (one shirt per camper per summer).

Registration

Registration is on a first-come basis. A deposit of $25 per week is required at the time of registration.Final payment for sessions 1-3 is due by June 2, and for sessions 4-6 is due July 1.

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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 $25 registration deposit must be included with any registration and financial aid application.