School Vacation Camps

About 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.

Please note: Vacation Camps are not run at every location during every school vacation.



Barre Town School


Greater Burlington YMCA


Bellows Free Academy


Georgia Elementary School


Jericho Elementary School


Underhill Central School


Brookside Elementary School

Hours, Cost + Themes

Hours, Times + Cost

Age: All sites accept children kindergarten to age 12
Hours: 8:00 am–5:30 pm
Cost: $195 per three-day session, $325 per five-day session. Please note: We are prioritizing childcare for families that are in need of full week vacation childcare, thus all vacation camps will limit registration to full week options. This means 3-days are required for Dec and Nov camps, and 5-days are required for February and April camps.
Who: Vacation camps are open to any currently enrolled Y Afterschool student.

April Dates + Locations

When: April 22 – 26, 2024 (5 days) 

Where: Barre Town Elementary School, Brookside Primary School, Georgia Elementary School, Jericho Elementary School

Financial Assistance

State subsidy may be available for qualifying families whose child attends school vacation camps. Additionally, thanks to the generous support of donors, the Greater Burlington YMCA provides financial assistance to families for whom the full cost of vacation camp is a hardship. We do ask that those who receive a Y scholarship pay a portion of the program cost and to please recognize that financial assistance is limited. To apply, please complete the Financial Assistance form at the time of your registration.


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.

Financial Policies + FAQs

If your payment declines, the Y will notify you of the decline and balance amount due. It is your responsibility to communicate with the Y’s Business Office to ensure your balance is paid in full. If there is a lack of communication and your balance is not paid in full, the Y reserves the right to cancel your enrollment in the program. The child’s enrollment in any other Y program will not be permitted until the account is paid in full. It is the sincere wish of the Y that none of the above steps will need to be taken. We appreciate you keeping your account up to date. Please contact the Y immediately if your financial circumstances change and you are unable to make your tuition payments, prior to your weekly or monthly withdrawal.

Families receiving financial assistance from the State of Vermont are responsible for confirming that the Y receives a valid certificate and for paying the balance due until a certificate is received. Your child may not start a program without a certificate in place or payment in full. Families are responsible for their co-pay to the Y (the difference between tuition and financial assistance), as well as any remaining balance if eligibility is terminated. Y payment due dates and payment policies apply to all families, including those receiving financial assistance. 

Please note: 100% eligibility through the State does not necessarily mean 100% of your tuition is covered. You still may be responsible to pay a co-pay. 

Vermont’s child care subsidy program now makes more money available to more families to help pay for afterschool care. To see if you qualify, click here.

To help families who need additional support or are on the edge of eligibility for state subsidy, Y financial assistance may be available. To apply for Y assistance, a family must first apply for the Vermont child care subsidy. Ready to apply for Y financial assistance? Apply by clicking here.

We welcome you to contact the Business Office, at [email protected] or 802-652-8190, with questions. 

Please note: We do not provide financial assistance for Vacation Camp at the Y in BTV.

All changes to enrollment and cancellations must be processed through the Greater Burlington YMCA School Age Department. If you have any questions, please email Kelsey Coyle, Director of Youth and Family Programs, at [email protected]. Please note that letting your Site Director know is not sufficient.

  • Should you decide to cancel a registration within 2 weeks of the start date of the program, you will not be refunded the deposit or the tuition fee. 
  • If you cancel a registration 2 weeks or more before the program starts, you will receive a refund for any tuition you have paid, but not the deposit. Deposits and registration fees are non-refundable.
  • If you choose to withdraw your child from the program, two-weeks advanced notice is required.

If you have a question about financial assistance, billing, or payments, contact the Business Office, at [email protected] or 802-652-8190.

Contact Information

Questions about School Vacation Camps? Please contact Kelsey Coyle at [email protected], or our business office at [email protected] with any questions or concerns regarding registration and billing.

Vacation Camp at the Y in BTV

Come join us at the Y for fun camps during upcoming school vacation weeks in February, and April. Throughout the week we will play, do crafts, move in the gym, and swim in the pool! For children age 4 – 11.

April Vacation Camp = April 22 – 26

Time: Drop off is between 8:30-9:00 and pickup is 2:30-3:00pm

Cost per Session:
April (5 days) = $340 for members / $380 for non-members

Click the link below to register!

April Vacation Camp April 22 – 26

Please note: We do not provide financial assistance for Vacation Camp at the Y in BTV.