School Vacation & Specialty Camps

It’s tough to find balance in your family’s busy life, but Y School Vacation Camps can help with relevant program opportunities when and where you need them. Each camp offers kids creative, engaging and fun choices – all designed to help them learn, grow and thrive.

Watch this site in the fall for camps offered during the 2017-2018 school year.

Online registration is preferred, but is available in person at the Pomerleau Family Y, 266 College Street, or over the phone at 802-862-9622. Enrollment deadlines are the Monday prior to the start of camp.

School Vacation Camps

For kids in kindergarten through age 14. The Y offers imaginative themed camps during every school break. November, December, February and April at multiple locations 7:30am-6:00pm. Registration to open October 1. More information coming soon.

Specialty Camps

Specialty Camps are smaller groups that focus on specific enrichment activities throughout the day.

All specialty camps begin at 8:30am and end at 5:00pm.

Cost is $50 per day. Scholarships are available. State subsidy is not accepted.

Dates and themes will be made available soon.

Daily Schedule
Time Activity
7:30-8:45 Children arrive- art activity/boardgame/circle games/free play
8:45-9:15 Snack time/Social time
9:15-10:30 Theme Block: Children have choices
10:30-11:45 Outdoor game/Free play
11:45-12:30 Lunch/Social time
12:30-1:00 Literacy/Reading/Library Clubs
1:00-2:15 Club time
2:14-3:45 Outdoor games/Free play/Swimming at local pool
3:45-4:15 Snack time/Social time
4:15-5:15 Theme Block: Children have choices
5:15-6:00 Children depart- art activity/boardgame/circle games/free play

Camp Policies
  • Camp is open from 7:30am-6:00pm unless otherwise stated.
  • If your child is currently enrolled in Y After School, the billing information on file will be used unless you indicate otherwise at time of registration.
  • All accounts must be up to date to enroll. Payment will be scheduled two weeks prior to the beginning of each camp.
  • Registration occurs on a first come, first served basis.
  • Space permitting, registrations after the deadline incur a $20 late fee per family.
  • All changes and cancellations must occur prior to the registration deadline. All cancellations after the deadline will incur a 50% administrative fee with the remaining 50% credited to your account. Once camp has started, no credits will be permitted.
  • The Y does accept Child Care Assistance issued by the State of Vermont. If your child is attending a camp that is different from your afterschool site, you will need a certificate indicating the vacation site the child is attending. Please contact your state case worker to update this information if needed.
  • A schedule highlighting daily activities will be available the first day of camp.
  • Camps with enrollment less than 10 are subject to cancellation. Cancellation decisions are made 3 business days before enrollment ends to give families time to look for alternative care.
  • Scholarships available! Application for scholarship are due by the registration deadline. Registration forms and financial assistance forms are posted here: Financial Assistance.

Questions? Contact Katelyn Irwin by email at or by phone at 802-652-8153.


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

Y Annex
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

Addison, Franklin, Grand Isle, Washington and Chittenden Counties