Specialty Summer Camps

These camps focus their program around a certain activity, subject or event! They tend to be smaller in group size and large in enthusiasm!

In addition to the daily themed activities, children will play games (quiet and active) and create works of art to take home!

Pre-registration is required.

Scholarships may be available.

Questions? Contact Katelyn Irwin, Youth Development Coordinator, by phone at 802-652-8153 or by email at kirwin@gbymca.org.

Burlington, Fletcher Free Library (8:30am-5:00pm)

For children who have completed Kindergarten up to age 12

Date Theme Description Cost
June 19 – 23 Schools Out Party Bash Let's celebrate the start of summer with classic party activities: piñata – relay – musical chairs. $200
Aug 21-25 Adventures Around the World Campers will learn about different places this week through games – crafts – recipes – stories! $200


Teen Community Engagement Camps, Burlington (8:30am-3:30pm)

For teens ages 12-16

Community Engagement Camps are service oriented and they are gaining popularity with good reason! These camps offer a fun experience similar to regular camps, but with a community service component. It provides an educational adventure with responsibility. Teens have an opportunity to make a real difference in their community! To make it a bit easier on families, lunch is available at no added cost.

Date Theme Description Cost
June 26 – 30 Seed and Structure Teens will be working at the Y Annex building to improve the outside space for our preschoolers. Projects might include building benches and sandboxes; helping landscape the area and engaging the preschoolers. Teens will learn some basic construction skills while also having a real impact on summer play for our youngest kids. $200
July 5-7 TLC at Camp Greylock Teens will have the opportunity to join Camp Greylock through improving the camp experience. Projects might include building and painting new signs ; cleaning up the trails; mapping out trips or maybe designing some scavenger hunts! $175
July 10-14 Animal Activists Teens will see in what ways they can help our animal friends with special attention to how the can have an impact on human lives. Projects might include working with service animals and building bat houses and learning new ways to prevent our bees from becoming extinct. $200
July 17-21 Community Cooking Teens will be working with all things food! Projects might include teaching nutrition to younger children; learning to cook and providing meals to the community; helping out at a food share and potentially helping the lunch sites around Burlington. $200
July 24-28 Art in the Park Teens will be working in the green spaces around Burlington. Projects might include park clean up; helping with signage and creating art to be enjoyed by the larger community. $200
July 31- Aug 4 Helping Heroes Teens will be finding ways that they can help our heroes and how they can be heroes themselves. Projects might include creating care packages for our military; discovering ways to thank our first responders and connecting with populations that might need help with technology (teaching how to skype and how to set up social media etc). $200


Cambridge- Community Center

Date Time Age Theme Description Cost
August 14-18 8:00am-5:00pm  For children who have completed Kindergarten up to age 12 Where the Wild Things Are Join Y staff for a week filled with nature and animal themed activities. $200



Location Date Time Age Theme Description Cost
Founders Memorial School June 26 – 30 8:00-12:00 For children entering 4th grade and up Musical Theater Camp: E-I-E-E-Oops! Campers will go on a trip to see Farmer MacDonald and all the animals! Oh wait. Something's wrong with Madame Cow… she just won't moo! Join our musical camp “E-I-E-I-Oops!” and help us find out why!  $125
Essex Elementary School June 26-30 9:00-12:00 For children that have completed K-2nd Grade Everything Art Are you someone who wishes art class could last longer? Then this camp is for you! Campers will get to explore hand-building with clay; outdoor watercolor painting; printing techniques; recycled art sculpture and drawing techniques. $125
Essex Elementary July 10-14  8:00-12:00 For children that have completed K-2nd Grade Musical Theater Camp: Bugz Campers are invited to a picnic and everyone is pitchin' in…the Lady Bugs are in charge of proper etiquette; the Army Ants will handle security; the Fireflies are in charge of lighting and entertainment will be provided by the Bumble Bees. Looks like everything is set! But what's this- The Stinky Bug wants to come too! Buzz on over to the country-style hoedown and help the critters rescue the party! $125


Fairfax Community Park (8:00am-5:00pm)

For children who have completed Kindergarten up to age 12

Date Theme Description Cost
June 26-30 Start Your Engines Let's jump start the summer with fun engineering activities! $200
July 5-7 Wheel's Week! Bring your own bike/ skateboard/scooter for a fun week or riding and gliding and more! $150
July 10-14 Artrageous Everything art! $200
July 17-21 Delicious Delights Campers will cook their own snacks and lunch this week while learning some valuable tools to become a chef. $200
July 24-28 Splash Bash Water games and swimming and more! $200
July 31-Aug 4 Harry Potter World Campers will become a student at Hogwarts this week. $200
Aug 7-11 Treasure Island Argh YMCA mateys! Campers will have some swashbuckling pirate fun! $200
Aug 14-18 Spa Science Campers will tap into their science side! $200






Questions? Contact Katelyn Irwin, Youth Development Coordinator, by phone at 802-652-8153 or by email at kirwin@gbymca.org.


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