Our dedicated team of year round professionals are focused on creating a once in a lifetime camp experience for your son. It is very important to us that we create a climate of respect, cooperation, kindness, curiosity, and fun. As the oldest YMCA boy’s camp in the country, we are proud to carry on the Camp Abnaki traditions and always stand ready to “Help the Other Fellow.”


–Bio Coming Soon–

Contact Brian at 802-652-8180 or broy@gbymca.org



Jon and his son Peter after a candle light ceremony at camp

Jon has been involved in YMCA Camping since his first 4 weeks at YMCA Camp Echo in Fremont MI as an 8 year old, and has spent over 33 years attending and working at YMCA overnight camps. He previously worked in various roles at YMCA Camp Echo and YMCA Camp Hi-Rock, and has been the director of Camp Abnaki since 2003.

Jon met his wife Tammy while studying education at the University of Vermont. Jon and Tammy have 3 sons–Jake, Will

, and Peter and the family dog Manzou. The family lives in Burlington during the school year and at camp in the summer.


Contact Jon at 802-652-8129  or jkuypers@gbymca.org.




Bill has lived in the Upper Valley Region of VT/NH for most of his life, he is a graduate of Hanover, NH High School and Middlebury College.  He brings a variety experiences and interests having been involved in recreational facility and operations management, the solar and alternative energy field and has run his own businesses in design/build construction and service/retail, a bike shop.

Although he never had the opportunity to experience a traditional sleep away camp, he has great appreciation for the value of that experience having witnessed the positive effects that the camp experience has had on his two daughters, both of whom are in there 20’s and still very much involved with “their camp”.

When not working around the camp property you will probably see Bill walking his dog Chance or heading out or returning from a bike ride.








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."