A day filled with fun and adventure
YMCA Camp Abnaki offers a week day camp program for boys who have completed grades K-4. During the week, campers will have a chance to experience many of the great activities camp has to offer. Our dedicated day camp staff guide the campers throughout the day. A great camp experience helps boys try new things and make new friends in a safe, welcoming environment. In a typical day, boys experience a mix of small and large group games, swimming, and other great activities such as archery, arts & crafts, and more. Lunch and an afternoon snack are provided by camp. The bus starts at the University Mall in South Burlington and stops at The Chimney Corners park and ride and the South Hero Town Hall. See the bus schedule below.
Sessions fill up fast, please feel free to contact the camp office for information on session availability and waiting lists.
Our current plan is to have Day Campers in their own pod while at camp. Day campers have their own building for program and rainy day activities, will have access to the majority of camp, but may not be interacting overnight campers and staff.
Camp Abnaki is more than an overnight camp. Day Campers are the future of camp. Every day campers will have a chance to experience many of the fun activities camp has to offer. Our dedicated day camp staff guide the campers throughout a variety of programs every day. A great camp experience helps boys try new things and make new friends in a safe, welcoming environment. In a typical day, boys experience a mix of small and large group games, swimming, and other activities such as archery, arts & crafts, ropes course, and more. Lunch and an afternoon snack is provided at camp. Transportation is also included to and from camp from convenient locations.
In a typical year, there will be some daily interactions with overnight and day campers. Our current plan for 2021 day campers is to limit exposure to overnight campers. For the safety of both groups. Day campers will be their own pod each session.
2021 Daily Schedule - Time and activities subject to change
9:00 Arrival, check in, and morning meeting
9:30 small choice time
10:30 Camp favorites rotation - Archery, arts & Crafts, etc.
1:45 Snack/Free Time
2:45 Campers choice
3:30 Camp Store and Gaga Ball
4:15 Afternoon meeting and departure
YMCA Camp Abnaki offers transportation to and from camp for day campers. Each day, a bus with members of the Camp Abnaki staff will travel from the first stop at the University Mall through the Islands and up to camp. Parents can also choose to drop off or pick up directly at camp.
See the registration form for more details.
Location, Drop Off, Pickup
University Mall, 8:00am, 5:25pm
Chimney Corners Park & Ride, 8:20am, 5:05pm
South Hero Town Office, 8:40am, 4:45pm
YMCA Camp Abnaki, 9:00am, 4:25pm
2021 Day Camp Session Dates:
Sessions fill up quickly, call us at 652-8180- or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org for session availability.
Day Camp Session 1: June 28 - July 02
Day Camp Session 2: July 05 - July 09
Day Camp Session 3: July 12 - July 16
Day Camp Session 4: July 19 - July 23
Day Camp Session 5: July 26 - July 30
Day Camp Session 6: Aug 02 - Aug 06
Day Camp Session 7: August 09 - August 13
Day Camp Session 8: August 16 - August 20
Cost to Attend: Recognizing that families have differing abilities to pay, we offer three pricing tiers for campers.
Tier A, Tier B, Tier C $325, $350, $375
- Tier A is our historically low rate and does not fully cover camp operating expenses.
- Tier B reflects our operating expenses including repairs and maintenance.
- Tier C helps us to cover long-term depreciation and growth.
Your choice of tier is voluntary and offers an opportunity for families to support the true cost of operating the camp. The tier you choose in no way influences your camper’s experience. Financial assistance is available for those who request it. Day camp tuition includes a $15 per week credit for the camp store! Day campers will also receive a free gift from the camp store each session they attend.
Registration is on a first-come basis. There is a non-refundable deposit of $25 for every day camp session. Please note we have significantly lowered our deposit for this summer due to COVID 19. While we did refund "non-refundable" deposits in 2020, it is our policy in 2021 to have the lowered deposit be truly non-refundable, even in the event camp is cancelled. We incur significant expenses preparing for camp, and these deposits help ensure we can be prepared for summer. Thank you for your understanding.
Final payment for all day camp sessions is due May 3, 2021. Click here to sign up online.
You can apply for financial assistance by completing an application form. Please note that YMCA Camp Abnaki's day camp program is not eligible to receive Vermont state childcare subsidy. The $25 registration deposit must be included with any registration and financial aid application.