SPECIAL COVID-19 MESSAGE: We regret that due to COVID-19, we will be unable to run Camp IGNiTE this year.

This day camp is for girls between the ages of 8-14.

Based on the shores of Lake Champlain, using Burlington High School as home base, but taking full advantage of the beautiful, adjacent waterfront Rock Point property — YMCA Camp IGNiTE will Inspire Girls in Nature, Technology, and Environment!

There are eight 1-weeks sessions and the camp day is 8:00am-5:00pm, Monday through Friday.

Cost is $250 per week (5 days).

  • Pre-registration is required
  • Y Scholarships may be available
  • State Subsidy is not available

2020 Camp Themes

Dates Theme Description
June 22 – 26 Nature Sleuths Let’s be detectives and investigate nature’s biggest mysteries
June 29 – July 3 @Generator Makerspace Collaboration with Generator Makerspace
July 6 – 10 Water Water Everywhere Exploring our planet’s most important resource!
July 13 – 17 Creative Coders Learn coding skills with fun outdoor games and activities
July 20 – 24 IGNiTE's Imaginarium Hands-on STEM discovery week!
July 27 – 31 Nutrition Science Dig deeper into culinary science
August 3 – 7 @Generator Makerspace Collaboration with Generator Makerspace
August 10 – 14 Over the Rainbow Experiments and games to discover weather science

This year, we have an exciting partnership with Generator — Burlington’s Makerspace, where girls will learn technical skills like woodworking in private classes! Generator weeks, which are weeks 2 and 7, will be limited to 6 campers. Please note that you may only register for one week at Generator.

In addition to the weekly, themed activities, campers will practice stewardship and gain skills in STEM. Each week, girls will gain a better understanding of environmental education and the important role we have in Vermont and the world.

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