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 is on! We’re actively preparing for a return of campers and staff. We’re confident that 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 will provide our campers with a safe and unforgettable experience. And with the help of our generous donors, we know camp will recover STRONG from the impacts of the pandemic. To make a donation, click the buttons below.

Your donations would be especially welcome this year. As a seasonal operation, a summer of lost revenue and ongoing costs created challenges that camp had never experienced before. With your help, Camp Abnaki will recover STRONG so that campers can once again spend time outside, with no technology. So that campers can laugh, dance, sing, and cry. So 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 camp’s closure 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 our return in 2021, and for years to come. Our capital projects for 2021 include new kayaks and windsurfers, new mattresses for Madewehsoos Village, 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 2021 work weekend days are scheduled for May 15 and October 16. 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 e-mail jkuypers@gbymca.org. 

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.

 



GREATER BURLINGTON YMCA LOCATIONS

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."