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.


Barre – Barre Town School

70 Websterville Rd
Barre, VT 05641

Fairfax – BFA Fairfax

75 Hunt Street
Fairfax, VT 05454

Georgia – Georgia Elementary School

4416 Ethan Allen Hwy.
Georgia, VT 05478

Underhill Central School – Underhill

6 Irish Settlement Rd.
Underhill Center, VT 05490

Waterbury – Brookside Primary

High St.
Waterbury, VT 05676

2022 Details


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, Times & Cost

Days:    Monday- Friday
Times:  8:00am-5:00pm
Cost:    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!

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.

Week Dates Theme Description
1 June 27-July 1 A Passport to Summer Campers will jump into summer with activities that focus on a “trip around the world.” 
2 July 5-8 LoVermont Campers will enjoy the magic of the beautiful state of Vermont through a focus on outdoor adventure
3 July 11-15 Challenge Quest Campers will be indulged in a week of fun challenges! 
4 July 18-22 Dream it-Build it! Campers will have opportunities to put their “engineer caps” on. 
5 July 25-29 Fly us to the Moon Campers will take a trip out of this world! 
6 Aug 1-5 In the Lab Campers will be in the lab this week with a STEM focus. 
7 Aug 8-12 A Mythical Journey Campers will take a journey to a mythical land! 
8 Aug 15-19 Futuristic World Campers will use their imaginations to create inventions, games and even a futuristic dream job

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.

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 the Business Systems Office, at [email protected] or 802-652-8190, 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, 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].

Contact Information

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].