School Year Vacation Camp

School Vacation Camps

Y School Vacation Camps help families during school breaks by offering 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.

Age:  All sites accept children kindergarten to age 12

Hours:  8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Cost:  $45 per day. State subsidy is accepted. YMCA scholarships may be available.

Vacation Camp Dates/Locations

Location Date Theme
Burlington (St. Mark's location) February 22-26 Entrepreneurship Week

Location Date Theme
Burlington (St. Mark's location) April dates TBD Secret Agent Week
Georgia Elementary April dates TBD Secret Agent Week
Jericho Elementary April dates TBD Secret Agent Week
Thatcher Brook April dates TBD Secret Agent Week

Typical Day in Vacation Camp

Time Activity
8:30-8:45 Children arrive - art activity/board game/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
5:15-5:30 Children depart - art activity/board game/circle games/free play

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

Vacation Camp Policies
  • During the 2020-2021 school year, Vacation Camp will operate from 8:30am-5:30pm unless otherwise stated. Specialty Camps (not running in 2020) 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