School Year Camp

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.

Vacation/Specialty Camp locations in Chittenden, Franklin, 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, 298 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
Founders Memorial November 25-27 Game Show Mania 7:30am-6:00pm (4:30 W)
Georgia Elementary November 25-27 Superheros 7:30am-6:00pm (4:30 W)
Pomerleau Y November 25-27 Medieval Madness 7:30am-6:00pm (4:30 W)
Underhill Central November 25-27 Exploring the Arts 7:30am-6:00pm (4:30 W)


Essex Elementary December 26-27 & 30-31 Bring Summer Back 7:30am-6:00pm (4:30 T)
Georgia Elementary December 26-27 & 30-31 Zootopia 7:30am-6:00pm (4:30 T)
Jericho Elementary December 26-27 & 30-31 Winter Wonderland 7:30am-6:00pm (4:30 T)
Thatcher Brook December 26-27 & 30-31 Chopped Junior Winter Edition 7:30am-6:00pm (4:30 T)


Barre Town February 24-28 Where the Wild Things Are 7:30am-6:00pm
Essex Elementary February 24-28 Winter "Builder" Land 7:30am-6:00pm
Georgia Elementary February 24-28 Arctic Blast 7:30am-6:00pm
Pomerleau Y February 24-28 Ninja Warrior Wellness 7:30am-6:00pm
Thatcher Brook February 24-28 Winter Olympics 7:30am-6:00pm
Underhill Central February 24-28 Shipwrecked 7:30am-6:00pm


Barre Town April 20-24 The Power of "Paw"sitive Thinking 7:30am-6:00pm
Founders Memorial April 20-24 Spring into Action 7:30am-6:00pm
Georgia Elementary April 20-24 Spring Fling 7:30am-6:00pm
Jericho Elementary April 20-24 Icky Sticky 7:30am-6:00pm
Pomerleau Y April 20-24 Have Fun with Food 7:30am-6:00pm
Thatcher Brook April 20-24 Seuss is on the Loose 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.

Vacation Camp is $45 per day or $225 per week 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
NOTE: The information below represents 2019-2020 dates. Information for 2020-2021 will be provided when known.
Thatcher Brook Oct 14 Tiny Chef's Cooking Camp
Essex Elementary Oct 17 Under the Big Top Circus Camp


Jericho Elementary March 2 Maker Space Crafting Camp
BFA Fairfax March 2 Camp Rocks Music Camp
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

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 802-652-8170


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