2017 YWCA VT Camp Hochelaga!
Fun. Leadership experiences. Team accomplishments.
Friendships for a lifetime.
Camp Hochelaga has been transforming the lives of girls and young women for 98 years. Join us at Camp Hochelaga this summer you’ll be glad you did!
Any registrations after June 16, 2017, must be paid in full at the time of registration.
Online Camp Registration – Coming Soon! Please download, fill out and mail or scan to us.
2017 Camp Registration Forms
2017 Rates and Dates
Our Circle of Girls Scholarship application process is now open.
Applications are due February 9, 2017.
2017 Scholarship Letter and Application
If you have questions about Camp Hochelaga or YWCA Vermont call our office at: (802) 862-7520
YWCA Vermont is proud of our scholarship program
“Circle of Girls”.
Last year we raised enough money to send 67 girls to camp on a scholarship.
The benefits of a summer camp experience are well known and are especially suited to girls’ unique needs. Those benefits include:
- promoting positive peer relationships
- acquiring leadership skills
- emphasizing girls’ strengths
- building confidence and resilience
- interacting with diverse backgrounds
- developing empathy
- strengthening teamwork.
To apply download the form and the letter attachment below and follow the instructions.
Scholarship Letter and Application 2017
Applications are due February 9, 2017.
2017 Rates and Dates
Fees: NEW Tiered Pricing (similar to Camp Abnaki). This is a voluntary 3-tier pricing helping to offset the operating cost of camp and will not influence the experience the campers receive. This provided families the opportunity to support camp and the “circle of girls” scholarship program.
PRICE A – Same rate as 2016 does not reflect the true operating cost of camp
PRICE B – More accurately represents operating costs, including depreciation and wear & tear
PRICE C – Allows us the opportunity to expand programing and ensure Camp Hochelaga’ s continued success.
Scholarships are available to help fund your daughter attending camp. Applications need to be completed and received before February 9, 2017
1 Week Session –A: $725 B: $775 C: $825
RC 1 – June 25 – July 1
RC 2 – July 2 – July 8
RC 3 – July 9 – July 15
RC 5 – July 30 – August 5
5 Week Leadership (CIT) A: $1650 B: $1750 C: $1850 (Reduced price and added two weeks)
Counselor-in-Training – By application only
CIT – July 16 – August 19
Day Camp – 1 Week Session – A: $280 B: $305 C: $355
DC 1 – June 26 – June 31
DC 2 – July 3 – July 7
DC 3 – July 10 – July 45
DC 4 – July 17 – July 21
DC 5 – July 24- July 28
DC 6 – July 31 – August 4
DC 7 – August 7 – August 11
DC 8 – August 14 – August 18
2 Week Session – A: $1300 B: $1350 C: $1400
RC 4 –July 16 – July 29
RC 6 –August 6 – August 19
Mini Camp – Three nights Sun – Wed – A: $375 B: $400 C: $425
MC 1– June 25 – June 29
MC 2 – July 2- July 5
Transportation – no extra fee – space limited
Bus – Essex High School
Bus – Chimney Corners, Milton
Van – Holiday Inn, Williston Road, So. Burlington
Airport/Bus/Train pick up $45 each way
*Change over activity fee $70.00
*For those campers who are staying multiple weeks, there will be activities available for an additional fee of $70.00. These activities will be fun, away from camp and be an all-day activity. If you chose not to have your camper participate you will have pick up during check out time on Saturday and come back on Sunday during check in.
Are you ready to be a CIT Laga Leader?
L: Dependable, helpful, takes initiative, positive role model, good communicator, problem solver
A: Curious, involved, independent, challenges self, hard worker, enthusiastic about learning
G: Compassion, empathy, puts others first, supportive, encourages others, includes others
A: Positive outlook, spirited, fair, trustworthy, respectful of self and others, self-confident, motivated, friendly
‘Laga Leaders will:
- Develop and feel confidence in your leadership and teaching skills
- Be among a strong and respectful group that you can use as a resource and support network
- Improve and build on favorite camp activities so that you may teach these skills to campers
- Transition from camper to staff in a supportive and empowering environment
- Understand the unique rules and traditions of camp and why they are important
What does CIT stand for?
Counselor in Training
What do you get in return?
- learn specific skills for working with kids and co-workers
- gain experience planning and leading activities.
- age-appropriate challenges that build your skills, confidence and capacity for working with people of all ages
- spend three weeks in training, programming and service, while learning to work together to gain a basic understanding of summer camp operations.
- obtain your cpr/first aid certificate
- hours can be applied for your school community service hours
- leadership training led by a senior staff member will give CIT’s a chance to reflect and gain valuable experience in a fun-filled environment!
CIT’s must be great with kids, have tons of energy, be willing to work hard and like to have fun.
Are you ready to be a CIT?
- must be at least 16 years old or have completed the tenth grade.
- participated in a YWCA program.
- 15-year-olds can apply but may not be eligible as an Assistant Counselor candidate for the summer of 2017
When and how much?
- NEW! This is now a 5-week program.
- CITs must participate in all days of the CIT session including the changeover weekends
- CIT sessions dates are during July 17 – August 1.
The cost is includes all training, supervision, mentorship, room and board.
A. $1650 (reduced from 2016) B $1750 C $1850 (last year’s rate for 3 weeks)
New Tiered Pricing – Giving parents an option to pay what they can, providing opportunity for improvement and growth at camp
Leaders on the Lake
Leaders on the Lake is for girls in grades 6-12 who want to explore science, ecology and the environment while expanding their leadership skills!
In 2015, with support from the JM Kaplan Foundation, Leaders on the Lake: Getting Down and Dirty with the Environment constructed raised garden beds at YWCA Camp Hochelaga. This led to gardening classes and great fresh food for our meals.
For 2016 we are continuing the tradition of gardening! We spent a beautiful weekend building raised beds, filling them with soil and planting the vegetables , and creating the flower baskets for the camp. We also learned about cross planting. Did you know that planting basil in with your tomatoes will help keep the bugs away from them? We planted tomatoes, lettuce, cucumbers, zucchini, summer squash, bell peppers, green beans, wax beans, purple beans and kale. The kitchen will have plenty of veggies to feed the starving campers! The garden will be used in the activities to teach the importance of gardening for yourself and for your community
2017 the focus will be on STEM and building a low ropes course as well as expanding the gardening program.
Dates – May 20 – 21
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