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 is open!

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.

Vacation Camp Dates/Locations
NOVEMBER
Founders Memorial Animal Planet November 19-21 7:30am-4:30pm
Georgia Elementary World Y'ed November 19-21 7:30am-2:30pm
Pomerleau Y Let's Have a Ball November 19-21 7:30am-4:30pm
Underhill Central Stealth and Shadows November 19-21 7:30am-4:30pm

 

DECEMBER
Founders Memorial Where the Wild Things Are December 26-28 7:30am-6:00pm
Georgia Elementary Where the Wild Things Are December 26-28 7:30am-6:00pm
Jericho Elementary December Express December 26-28 7:30am-6:00pm
Pomerleau Y Winter Wonderland December 26-28 7:30am-6:00pm
Thatcher Brook Winter Festival December 26-28 7:30am-6:00pm

 

FEBRUARY
Barre Town Winter Wonders Feb. 25-March 1 7:30am-6:00pm
Founders Memorial Outer Space Feb. 25-March 1 7:30am-6:00pm
Georgia Elementary Arctic Blast Feb. 25-March 1 7:30am-6:00pm
Pomerleau Y What's Cooking  Feb. 25-March 1 7:30am-6:00pm
Thatcher Brook Vikings Feb. 25-March 1 7:30am-6:00pm
Underhill ID Slime Time Feb. 25-March 1 7:30am-6:00pm

 

APRIL
Barre Town Medieval Times April 16-20 7:30am-6:00pm
Founders Memorial Around the World in 5 Days April 23-27 7:30am-6:00pm
Georgia Elementary Nature Explorers April 23-27 7:30am-6:00pm
Jericho Elementary Adventure Awaits April 23-27 7:30am-6:00pm
Pomerleau Y Exotic Animal Adventures April 23-27 7:30am-6:00pm
Thatcher Brook Into the Woods April 16-20 7:30am-6:00pm

 

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:  8:30am – 5:00pm.

Speciality Camp Dates/Locations
OCTOBER
Thatcher Brook Delicious Delights October 5
Founders Memorial Circus Games October 18-19
Georgia Elementary Circus Games October 19

 

JANUARY
Pomerleau Y Maker Space January 2
BFA Fairfax Maker Space January 2

 

MARCH
Crosset Brook Survivor March 4-5
BFA Air and Space Camp March 4-5
Jericho Elementary Air and Space Camp March 4-5
Founders Memorial Maker Space March 22
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.
Contact Us
Program Name Email Phone
General Inquiries & Changes to enrollment Admin Assistant schoolageprograms@gbymca.org 802-652-8170
Enrichments & Specialty Programs Katelyn Irwin kirwin@gbymca.org 802-652-8153
Vacation Camps & Camp Koda Shannon Hickman shickman@gbymca.org 802-652-8152
Director of School Age Programs Sara Robertson-Ryan srryan@gbymca.org 802-652-8150


GREATER BURLINGTON YMCA LOCATIONS

Pomerleau Family Y
266 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