Greater Burlington YMCA
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.
Address:70 Websterville RdBarre, VT 05641
Address:75 Hunt StreetFairfax, VT 05454
Address: 4416 Ethan Allen Hwy.Georgia, VT 05478
Address:6 Irish Settlement Rd.Underhill Center, VT 05490
Address: High St.Waterbury, VT 05676
BFA + Waterbury: Eight (8) one-week sessions, June 27 – August 19
Underhill: Eight (8) one-week sessions, June 27 – August 18
Barre + Georgia: Seven (7) one-week sessions, June 27 – August 12
Days: Monday- FridayTimes: 8:00am-5:00pmCost: 5 days for $240, 3 days for $185
Each week follows a special theme. Below is a brief description, by week, of the activities your child will enjoy. Each camp day includes a minimum of two to three themed activities along with our typical camp activities such as physical skill building, STEM, the arts, outdoor play, water play, and more!
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.
Click to see 2022 Camp Themes!
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.
How are payments made?
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
What happens if a payment is not made?
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.
What are my responsibilities regarding Vermont State Child Care Financial Assistance?
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.
Is financial assistance available from the Y?
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 the Business Systems Office, at [email protected] or 802-652-8190, about eligibility requirements.
Apply by clicking here.
What happens if I withdraw or need to change my schedule?
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.
Who can I contact with questions?
If you have a question about financial assistance, billing, or payments, contact the 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].
Important Note: To ensure as prompt a response as is possible, please send your questions to the e-mail below. Thank you!
General Koda Inquiries & Changes to Enrollment: [email protected].