Camp Koda

About Camp Koda

Camp Koda is our co-ed summer day camp for kids who have completed kindergarten to age 12.

Camp Koda gets its name from the Sioux word for friendship and focuses on achievement, belonging, and relationships. Each week follows a theme and includes hands-on learning and plenty of time-honored favorites. While specific activities may differ from location to location, you can always be sure that your child is learning, playing, and growing in a fun, safe environment.

Campers bring lunch and two healthy snacks each day unless notified that their site participates in a free lunch program.

Registration opens February 2022


Fletcher – Fletcher Elementary School

340 School Road
Cambridge, VT 05444

Georgia – Georgia Elementary School

4416 Ethan Allen Hwy.
Georgia, VT 05478

Grand Isle – Grand Isle Elementary School

224 US-2
Grand Isle, VT 05458

Underhill Central School – Underhill

6 Irish Settlement Rd.
Underhill Center, VT 05490

Waterbury – Thatcher Brook Primary

High St.
Waterbury, VT 05676

Dates, Cost + Themes

Georgia, Grand Isle + Waterbury 

Eight (8) 1-week sessions in 2021. Dates for summer 2022 TBD.

Underhill + Fletcher Dates

Seven (7) 1-week sessions in 2021. Dates for summer 2022 TBD.

Days, Times & Cost

Days:    Monday- Friday
Times:  8:00am-5:00pm
Cost:    5 days for $231, 3 days for $175 (2021 pricing)


Each week follows a special theme. Below is a brief description, by week, of the activities your child will enjoy.

Financial Assistance

State subsidy may be available for qualifying families whose child attends Camp Koda. Additionally, thanks to the generous support of donors, the Greater Burlington YMCA provides financial assistance to families for whom the full cost of 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.

This represents our summer 2021 themes and will be updated with our 2022 themes early in the new year.

Week Dates Theme Description
1 June 21-25 Hooked on Books Could you — would you — swim like Champ? We’ll have fun trying this week at camp!
2 June 28-July 2 Detective Training Grab your magnifying glass and notebook. This week we’ll solve mysteries with some help from your favorite detectives.
3 July 5-9 Fantastic Worlds Immerse yourself in the fantasy realms of your favorite authors and find inspiration to create your own worlds!
4 July 12-16 Happily Ever After Castles! Dragons! Magic & more! Classic fairytales inspire our activities–our crafts–our fun!
5 July 19-23 Atlas Adventures Unearth the remarkable landscapes of our world through maps as well as geocaching and other activities.
6 July 26-30 Travel Through Time Ever wish you could teleport to a different time and experience a variety of different cultures? This week you can dive through time with the Y.
7 Aug 2-6 Supernatural Series Leap through the pages of magical worlds — hop on a broom — fight dragons — eat with hobbits — and venture into different realms to battle mystical beasts of all kinds.
8 Aug 9-13 Myths and Legends A variety of fun activities based upon timeless stories from lands near and far.

Registration Forms

Please note that enrollment deadlines are on the Monday prior to the week of camp and for enrollment of your child to be complete, you must fill out both the registration and Camper Info Form.

2021 Half Day Specialty Camps at Camp Koda

Art & Yoga with Evolution Yoga

Evolution’s Outdoor Yoga and Art Camp provides children with a fun, creative, and enriching experience through high-energy yoga movement games, arts and crafts, and mindfulness activities. We will strive to have our camp activities outdoors as much as possible with lots of room to move, run, and get active (weather permitting). Our camp is sure to create lasting memories with new friendships and a foundation for health and well-being. 

Time: 9:00am–12:00pm 
Cost: $125 for KODA Campers / $135 for non-KODA Campers 
Locations/Dates: To be updated early in 2022

Superhero Training Camp

Superkids: assemble! Jump, dodge, and flip like your favorite action heroes! In this active camp, you’ll create your super-secret identity, practice your superhero moves and perfect your “super skills” with obstacle courses, games, and activities! 

Time: 9:00am–12:00pm 
Cost: $125 for KODA Campers / $135 for non-KODA Campers 
Locations/Dates: To be updated in early 2022 

STEAM Rollers

Full STEAM ahead! Campers will tinker with activities that blend science, technology, engineering, art, and math! We’ll have big science experiments, fine arts projects, and imagination abound! 

Time: 9:00am–12:00 pm 
Cost:  $125 for KODA Campers / $135 for non-KODA Campers 
Locations/Dates: To be updated in early 2022 

Financial Policies + FAQs

The Y requires that payment be made by credit card/debit card, money order, or bank draft from a checking or savings account. You will be charged on a Friday, 10 days, prior to the week you are registered for. (Example: For camp the week of June 21st you would be charged Friday June 11th.) If your payment is declined, the Y will attempt to reprocess the payment one additional time before contacting you. 

Please submit a Child Care EFT Authorization Form with your program application to the Y at 298 College Street, Burlington, VT 05401. You may also email your EFT Form to the Business Systems Office at [email protected]

Camps must be paid in full before attending camp. Payment plans can be discussed with the Business Systems Office. 

If you utilize State Subsidy, a certificate needs to be in place before your child attends camp and deposits need to be paid

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 Systems 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. 

In keeping with the Y’s commitment to serve families regardless of their ability to pay, partial scholarships may be available to those who qualify for tuition assistance. We welcome you to contact Lindsay Austin-Hawley, Director of Business Systems and Data Analytics, at [email protected] or 802-652-8165, about eligibility requirements. 

Apply by clicking here.

All changes to enrollment and cancellations must be processed through the Greater Burlington YMCA School Age Department. If you have any questions, please email the School Age Department 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 are nonrefundable 
  • If you seek a change of a prior registration, a change fee may apply.

If you have a question about financial assistance, contact Lindsay Austin-Hawley, Director of Business Systems and Data Analytics, at [email protected] or 802-652-8165.

If you have questions about billing and payments, contact our Business Systems office at [email protected] or 802-652-8190.

For questions about a change or withdrawal from a program, please email the School Age Department at [email protected].

Contact Information

Important Note: To ensure as prompt a response as is possible, please send your questions to the e-mails shown in the table. Responding to phone messages presents additional challenges that may create a delay in our response. We appreciate your understanding and patience.

General Koda Inquiries & Changes to Enrollment: [email protected].
Specialty Summer Camps Programmatic Questions: [email protected].