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.

Registration begins October 2nd!

Vacation/Specialty Camp locations in Chittenden, Franklin, Addison and Washington counties.

Age: All sites accept children kindergarten to age 12. Founders Memorial in Essex accepts children to Vacation Camp only to age 14.

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.

Hours: 7:30am-6:00pm

Vacation Camp Dates/Locations
NOVEMBER
Founders Memorial Under the Sea November 20-22
Georgia Elementary Outer Space November 20-22
Pomerleau Y Robin Hood November 20-22
Underhill Central November to Remember November 20-22

*Wednesday, November 22 early release at 2:30 (camp ends)

 

DECEMBER
Founders Memorial Destination Imagination December 26-29
Georgia Elemendary Hocus Pocus Magic! December 27-29
Jericho Elementary Welcome to Hollywood December 26-29
Pomerleau Y Winter Wonderland December 26-29
Thatcher Brook Magic Mangra December 26-29

 

FEBRUARY
Ferrisburgh Winter Wonderland February 19-23
Barre Town Winter Survival Feb. 26-March 2
Crossett Brook Arctic Blast  Feb. 26-March 2
Founders Memorial Amazing Race  Feb. 26-March 2
Georgia Elementary Winter Festival  Feb. 26-March 2
Pomerleau Y Y Olympics  Feb. 26-March 2
Underhill ID Y Olympics  Feb. 26-March 2

 

APRIL
Barre Town Fools' Festival April 16-20
Thatcher Brook Artful Antics April 16-20
Ferrisburgh Sports Extravaganza April 23-27
Founders Memorial Harry Potter April 23-27
Georgia Elementary Music Kids! April 23-27
Pomerleau Y All Ball April 23-27
Jericho Elementary Explores in Space April 23-27

 

Typical Day in Vacation Camp
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
2:15-3:45 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

Times may change due to field trips, enrichment, and individual camp schedules.


Cost: 
Vacation Camp is $40 per day with a non-refundable $25 deposit. State subsidy is accepted.

 

 

Specialty Camps

Specialty Camps are smaller groups that are large in enthusiasm. They focus on specific themed activities during the day.

Hours:  8:00am – 5:00pm.

Speciality Camp Dates/Locations
OCTOBER
Thatcher Brook Ghosts and Goblins October 6
Founders Memorial Superhero Training October 19-20
Georgia Elementary Superhero Training October 19-20
Greylock- $75 A Day in Life at Greylock October 20

(Transportation provided to Greylock from Pomerleau Family Y. Bus leaves at 8:00am and returns at 5:00pm)

 

JANUARY
Jericho Elementary STEM: Gooey Concoctions January 15
Thatcher Brook Imaginarium January 15

 

MARCH
Georgia Elementary Sports of All Sorts March 6-7
Jericho Elementary Healthy Cooking March 6-7
Pomerleau Y Sports of All Sorts March 6-7
Georgia Elementary Maker Space March 30
Typical Day in Specialty Camp

8:30 Arrival Activity

9:00 Specialty Block 1

10:00 Snack

10:30 Specialty Block 2

12:00 Lunch

1:00 Specialty Block 3

3:00 Snack

3:30 Specialty Block 4

5:00 End of Day


Cost
Speciality Camp is $50 per day with a non-refundable $10 deposit. Scholarships are available. State subsidy is not accepted for Speciality Camps.

 

 

Camp Policies
  • Vacation Camp is open from 7:30am-6:00pm unless otherwise stated. Specialty Camps are open 8:00am-5:00pm.
  • 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. Registration deadline is 1 week prior to the start of camp.
  • Space permitting, registrations after the deadline incur a $5 per day change fee.
  • 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.
  • Changes requested prior to the deadline will be accommodated if space allows. Please refer to the School Age Financial Policies for additional information on fees.
  • The Y does accept Child Care Assistance issued by the State of Vermont for Vacation Camps. 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 for vacation camps! 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 kirwin@gbymca.org or by phone at 802-652-8153 or Shannon by email at shickman@gbymca.org or by phone at 802-652-8152.



GREATER BURLINGTON YMCA LOCATIONS

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