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.

2023 registration is still open, although some sessions are full. Please check availability by clicking the button below. Weeks that are full will not show on the registration form. If you register, please also fill out the Additional Camper Info form.

Questions about availability and waitlist? Please reach out directly to Taylor Smith, School Age Programs Coordinator, at [email protected].



Barre Town School
70 Websterville Rd
Barre, VT 05641


Fletcher Elementary School
340 School Road
Cambridge, VT 05444


Georgia Elementary School
4416 Ethan Allen Hwy.
Georgia, VT 05478


Underhill Central School
6 Irish Settlement Rd.
Underhill Center, VT 05490

2023 Details


Fletcher, Underhill: Eight (8) one-week sessions, June 26 – August 18

Barre, Georgia: Seven (7) one-week sessions, June 26 – August 11

Days, Times & Cost

Days:    Monday- Friday
Times:  8:00am-5:30pm
Cost:    5 days for $275, 3 days for $180


Each week follows a special theme. Below is a brief description, by week, of the activities your child will enjoy. Each week campers experience social emotional learning, water play, physical skill building, STEM, and the ARTS through individual, small, and large group activities. Children will spend most of their time outside enjoying the beautiful grounds that our camps offer.

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

June 26-30

Mystery Madness

This week we’ll focus on mystery and detectives! Can you solve the mystery? Can you collect the data and use clues to solve some cases? 

2 July 5-7 Tropical Bonanza

Let’s explore tropical lands across the globe. Get your beach towels ready! Bring your sand toys and let’s get tropical! Under the sea, we find so many treasures. 

3 July 10-14 Medieval Time

Let’s step back into the Medieval era. We will focus on dragons, knights, royalty, daily living chores, castles, and finish the week with a medieval feast and festival!

4 July 17-21 Hollywood

Grab your VIP passes, get your microphones ready, it’s time to shine! Let’s get fancy this week. Do you have any hobbies you want to share with your friends? Let’s set the stage! 

5 July 24-28 Animal Kingdom

What part of the world does your favorite animal live in? Can you complete a relay race as your favorite animal? What is the world’s most exotic creature? Let’s explore the animal kingdom together!

6 July 31-Aug 4 Shipwrecked!

We’ve been shipwrecked on a tropical island! Do you have what it takes to survive? What tools do you have to offer your fellow marooned campers? What is below the ocean? Beware, pirates have been spotted!

7 Aug 7-11 Y-lympics Challenge

We will host our own Y-lympic events, summer camp style! Campers will create their own challenges, be challenged by others, and test their skills. Are you the fastest knitter around? Can you throw a volleyball the farthest? Can you eat a cookie off your face without using your hands? Let’ get creative together!

8 Aug 14-18 Weird Science

Let’s get a little messy and experiment together! Do you ever wonder… why? Let’s explore science together! What happens when we mix chemicals? How do scientists figure out these questions and find solutions? 

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].