YMCA Camp Abnaki
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The lake, the stars, a canoe ride, and wedding bells. Endless possibilities when you choose YMCA Camp Abnaki as your wedding venue! Join us for a celebration of love within the woods and the brilliance of Camp Abnaki’s lakefront property.
Beautifully set in the Islands of Lake Champlain, Camp Abnaki is the ideal location for a destination wedding for all your friends and family. Relax, play, and celebrate all weekend long together in the same location. Take full advantage of the outdoor recreation areas, fire pits, the waterfront, and beautiful camp buildings all while remaining on a budget.
Typical availability for renting (dependent on seasons/weather) is May 1 – June 15, and August 20 – October 10.
Wedding facility rental options
Exclusive use of the YMCA Camp Abnaki Facility from 12:00 pm Friday-12:00 pm Sunday for up to 100 guests. (Additional guests possible—see below)
Includes use of the Dining Hall (200), Chapel (175), Longhouse/The Den Recreation Hall (200), Playing Fields, Summer Camp Sports Equipment, Fire Pits, Walking Trails, etc.
Full use of kitchen, kitchenware and table/chairs to support all events.
Lodging for up to 40 guests in a Camp Abnaki Village (6 Cabins) Friday and Saturday nights.
Additional Private Cabin for wedding couple or other guests.
Camp Abnaki Administrator available to assist in planning and facilities coordination.
Additional Exclusive Day Rental: $2300 Additional Village/Night Rental: $1000 Additional Guests 101-150: $600 Additional Guests 151-200: $900 Additional Guests 201+: $1200 2hr Waterfront Usage (boating or swimming): $200* 2hr Archery Range Usage: $150*
*only available with YMCA Camp Abnaki staff facilitating.
All the FAQs
• Exclusive use of YMCA Camp Abnaki during your allotted time.
• Tables, chairs, flatware, and silverware.
• Trash pick-up and disposal, recycling, parking assistance, and maintenance of the grounds for your weekend.
• Firewood for campfires.
• On site Camp Abnaki administrator.
Camp Abnaki is not a traditional wedding venue. This is a very “do it yourself,” venue. Please feel free to move tables and chairs, decorate, and make things work for your event. We ask that all things are returned to their original locations and that no permanent decorations are left behind. (Please no paint, glue, nails, and staples).
You are personally responsible for supervision on-site for your guests for the duration of your stay.
Camp will provide trash and recycling pick-up from pre-determined locations throughout the weekend and as needed. Camp staff will also provide daily bathroom cleaning and re-stocking.
You are responsible for returning Camp Abnaki buildings and grounds back to the condition they were in prior to your rental.
Yes, you can bring in any outside catering group of your choice. Your exclusive rental also gives your party and/or designated caterer access to the full Kitchen and dishwashing facilities for the duration.
Yes, your party is free to decorate throughout camp during the allotted times of your rental. We require that the camp not be altered permanently during your stay and is returned to the initial conditions. Please, no nails, staples, painting or gluing for decorative purposes.
Yes, please do. The camp staff will assist in providing firewood to the proper areas. We do ask that fires are kept to a reasonable height and size.
Cabins are camp rustic buildings with 8-10 beds (bunk bed style). They do have electricity, screens, fully operational doors, and mattresses (linens and bedding are not provided). Bathrooms are centrally located fully functional bathhouses with multiple sinks, toilets, and showers.
Overnight accommodation: 40-150 (multiple villages)Outdoor Chapel: 150 guests (seated) plus standing roomMain dining hall: 250 seated guests, 200 seated guests with Dance Floor
Yes, Camp Abnaki requires that you provide General liability insurance up to $1,000,000 with YMCA Camp Abnaki named as additionally insured.
If you choose to provide beer and wine (no hard liquor) to your guest, we also require an additional Event/Alcohol insurance writer in combination with the General Liability insurance.
You will be responsible for 25% of your minimum booking to reserve your date on our calendar. The remaining balance is due 30 days prior to your event.
All deposits are non-refundable, and in the event of a cancellation, we retain all deposits.
In the event of a cancellation within 30 days of the event Camp Abnaki will retain the full amount.
Payments plans are also available.
Animals are not allowed at camp, except for certified service/guide dogs.
Camp Abnaki is a Non-Smoking Facility
Loud sounds and specifically amplified sounds carry easily on the lake. With respect to our neighbors, we ask for all amplified sounds to be turned off by 12 AM. Loud gatherings outside will also be asked to move indoors at that time.
Tailored program options
Our experienced staff can customize activities to best fit your needs. Every year we host a variety of groups at our facility. These include school groups, athletic training camps, corporate staff retreats, craft groups, weddings and specialty camps. Our flexibility allows your group to take advantage of our unique offerings, some of which include:
Questions? To check availability or for other questions, contact Brian Roy, Camp Abnaki Director at 802-652-8129 or email@example.com to discuss.