dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.
YWCA Vermont is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.
Who We Are
Established in 1919, YWCA Vermont has been a voice for change dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, and freedom for more than 100 years. YWCA Vermont envisions vibrant, equitable and connected communities where women and girls thrive with access to opportunities for education, wellness, growth and leadership. Throughout all our programs, we ensure that people of all ages learn about health and wellness, explore the intersection of race and gender, and nurture environmental stewardship and life-long learning. Our work is funded by our generous donors, our anchor program Camp Hochelaga, grants, in-kind donations and amazing volunteers. We collaborate with partner organizations across Vermont to advocate for policy and systems change that will advance our mission and vision.
What We Do
Our anchor program is Camp Hochelaga, located on the scenic shores of Lake Champlain in South Hero, 30 minutes from Burlington, VT. Camp Hochelaga is a safe haven for 600-800 girls and non-binary youth each summer from all over Vermont and the world, ages 6-17. Camp Hochelaga is an American Camp Association accredited camp and provides residential and day camp programs that offer opportunities to explore a wide range of activities intended to build character, self-esteem, self-confidence, and leadership.
In addition to camp, we are proud to join our sister YWCA’s in organizing the annual Stand Against Racism and Week Without Violence campaigns, promote young leaders in STEAM topics and social justice advocacy with our Leaders on the Lake and Leaders on the Rise programs, and attend and facilitate forums and events on race and gender discrimination. Learn how you can get involved with YWCA Vermont today.