A Place for Families

We are excited to share details of two family programs that started on September 8th. On this page, please find details on:

  • Family Swim
  • Fall Hikes

Family Swim

Five hours are set aside each day for families to, once again, experience the joy and fun of our warm program pool. This is by reservation only, with a maximum of two families (no more than 4 people per family) per 45-minute time slot. Reservations open at 9:00 am, 2 days in advance of your preferred day. This opportunity is currently available only to Y members, no guests or day passes.

The program pool is dedicated to family use during the following time slots:

Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Saturday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

There are a few protocols related to the Aquatic Center that we would like to share:

  • No lockers will be available for use.
  • Stalls for changing only (no showers) are available in the Universal Locker Room.
  • You may bring a small bag and towels onto the pool deck.
  • If you would like to use a life jacket, noodle, etc., please bring your own.
  • Your visit to our facility will be limited to the reserved time slot.
  • All pool users must shower on the pool deck before swimming.

Now, let’s get your family registered for some fun!

Fall Hikes

Join the Y on one or all of a series of fall hikes. Everyone is welcome–families, individuals, couples, Y friends, and staff. Enjoy the beauty of Vermont, get some exercise, and meet new people . . . appropriately socially distanced, of course.

Sunday, September 13th:  Bolton Valley Fire Tower (Moderate)

Meet at 10 am in the Bolton Valley base lodge in Bolton. Estimated time: 4 hours.

Sunday, September 20th:  Sterling Pond (Moderate)

Meet at 9 am at the Visitor’s Center on Notch Rd. in Cambridge. Estimated time: 4 hours.

Sunday, September 27th:  Mount Hunger (Moderate to Strenuous)

Meet at 9 am at the trailhead on Sweet Farm Rd in Waterbury. Estimated time: 4.5 hours.

Sunday, October 4th:  Mt. Mansfield – Sunset Ridge (Strenuous)

Meet at 9 am at Underhill State Park in Underhill. Estimated time: 5.5 hours. Please note: parking fees may apply.

Masks will be required for Y Guides and recommended for members at group stopping points.

Additional details provided upon registration.

FREE for Members. Non-members: $10 fee.

Questions? Email Melissa Werle at mwerle@gbymca.org


Special COVID-19 Note:  In keeping with both the Governor’s orders and YMCA protocols, we strive to safely increase family programming as conditions permit. In the meantime, we encourage you to reserve time for your family as outlined above.


Today’s families have incredible demands on their time. Long work hours, household chores, keeping up with a child’s busy schedule – all of this can make for a tricky balancing act.

At the Y, we create opportunities for your family to spend time together through special Family Events as well as several hours set aside each week for Family Gym and Family Swim.


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