Camp IGNiTE — Ready for Summer!

We can’t wait for summer! The Y has been safely operating early child care and school age programs throughout the pandemic and is ready to make summer 2021 a fun and safe one for your child.

In partnership with Rock Point Commons on the shores of Lake Champlain, YMCA Camp IGNiTE will Inspire Girls in Nature, Technology, and the Environment! In addition to the weekly themed activities described below, campers will practice stewardship and gain skills in STEM. Each week, campers will participate in hands-on environmental education with help from the lake, forests, and gardens around them. There will naturally be plenty of outdoor time, including walks to—and swimming in—Lake Champlain (supervised by a Y Lifeguard)!

This day camp is for girls and gender non-conforming youth age 8-14.

Time:  8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Dates:  Seven 1-weeks sessions June 21-25 though August 9-13 (no camp 7/5-7/9)
Cost:  $250 per week

  • Pre-registration is required
  • Y Scholarships may be available
  • State Subsidy is not available
  • Campers bring lunch and two healthy snacks each day

2021 Camp Themes

Dates Theme Description
June 21 – 25 Nature Sleuths Let’s be detectives and investigate nature’s biggest mysteries!
June 28 – July 2 Green Mountain Wonders Discover the plants-animals-people that make Vermont amazing!
July 12 – 16 Creative Coders Learn coding skills with fun outdoor games and activities!
July 19 – 23 IGNiTE's Imaginarium Hands-on STEM discovery week featuring a partnership with Generator Makerspace!
July 26 – 30 Nutrition Science Delicious treats and culinary science experiments!
August 2 – 6 Wilderness Skills Learn how to navigate with a map and compass-track animals-and more!
August 9 – 13 Over the Rainbow Experiments and games to discover weather science!

Questions? Contact Melissa Werle at 802-652-8150 or email

In addition to completing the registration, please be sure to complete the “Camper Info Form” that can be accessed (and then printed) by clicking the button below.






Pomerleau Family Y
298 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

Franklin, Grand Isle, Washington and Chittenden Counties