Here’s a Way to “Help the Other Fellow”

After cancelling camp programs in 2020 for the first time in 120 years, we’re excited to say that Summer 2021 was a success! By following best practices shared by the YMCA of the USA, the American Camp Association, and guidelines set forth by the CDC and state health authorities, we provided our campers with a safe and unforgettable experience. And with the help of our generous donors, we know camp will continue to recover STRONG from the impacts of the pandemic. To make a donation, click the buttons below.

As a seasonal operation, a summer of lost revenue and ongoing costs have created challenges that camp had never experienced before. With your help, we will continue to recover STRONG so that campers can always have the chance to spend time outside, with no technology, so that campers can laugh, dance, sing, and cry, and that we can all celebrate our diverse community where everyone feels welcome and included. We appreciate the donors who stepped up with extraordinary support during our time of need. Thanks for “Helping the Other Fellow.”

The ABNAKI STRONG FUND supports the areas of greatest need to recover from the financial strains of the pandemic and to build a new emphasis on diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism.

The Abnaki Kids to Camp Campaign fuels the invaluable financial support we can offer our families as well as program enhancements, facility improvements, and the general expenses of sustaining the camp experience.

The Abnaki Capital Projects Campaign invests in Camp’s ongoing capital projects to enhance the camper experience for years to come. Our capital projects for 2021 included new mattresses for Chippe Village, a new Tamakwa Wash House and expanding our ropes course!

Donate Time or Services

GE helping to build our slingshot range.

Camp Abnaki has volunteer opportunities yearround. Throughout the spring, summer, and fall, we need help with work projects at camp in North Hero. Electricians, plumbers, and carpenters are particularly appreciated.    

Our 2022 work weekend days are scheduled for May 14 and October 15. Join us for a day or two at camp to help with a variety of projects. Families are welcome. 

During the winter months there are other important ways to help camp. You can help us prepare mailings, make phone calls in support of our fundraising campaign, or help with other administrative tasks. These opportunities may be  at the camp office in Burlington or remotely. 

To find out more, and for a list of current projects contact the camp office at (802) 652-8180 or email

Donate Goods

Camp Abnaki has a list of goods and supplies it needs. We ask that all donated items be in good, working condition and, when applicable, have all parts intact. Some items on our 2021 wish list include:

  • Tennis Racquets
  • Children’s books
  • Board Games
  • And more…

For a complete inventory of our wish list please click here.



Pomerleau Family Y
298 College Street
Burlington, VT 05401
802 862 9622 (YMCA)

Camp Abnaki
1252 Abnaki Road
North Hero, VT 05474
802 372 9622 (YMCA)

Additional Program Sites
in Vermont

Addison, Franklin, Grand Isle, Washington and Chittenden Counties


"Help the other fellow."