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Opportunities for schools, weddings, businesses, families, and organizations

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Why choose Abnaki for your events?

YMCA Camp Abnaki provides your organization with a retreat location like no other: surrounded by Lake Champlain, our 90 lush acres provide not only space to meet but space to grow and play. We are conveniently located just 40 minutes from Burlington in scenic North Hero, VT.

Our rustic, yet full service, conference facility offers a unique venue for your event. In addition to large meeting spaces and breakout rooms, we offer you unmatched recreational opportunities, which will make your event not just successful, but truly memorable.
Our experienced staff can customize a program built to best fit your organization's needs. Every year we host a variety of organizations 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 which include:

- Our Waterfront, offering fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and swimming

- Archery

- Team Building Area

- The Indoor Climbing Wall

- Basketball and Tennis Courts

- Soccer Field

- Baseball Field

- Lakefront Chapel

- Our Residential Villages

- The Shed

- And more!

 

CLICK HERE TO TAKE A VIRTUAL TOUR OF SOME OF OUR FACILITY, 

INCLUDING THE INTERIOR OF THE TURELL LODGE AND LONG HOUSE

 

Aerial view of Camp Abnaki

Conference Facility and Corporate Retreat

We offer a variety of meeting spaces for your group.  Need a large indoor space with seating for 200 people? Check out the Turrell Dining Hall. Need breakout rooms for smaller groups? Check out the Albright Conference Room, Wigwam, and Pike Room. Need space to set up a large event tent? Check out our soccer field. No matter what your space needs, Camp Abnaki can accommodate you.

Our staff will work with you to create your ideal venue. See this chart for available spaces and capacities. 

 

We are also pleased to offer other services for your meeting:  We have an LCD projector & screen available, and offer complimentary Wi-Fi in our Administration Building and The Shed. The Turrell Dining Hall’s sound system ensures presenters are easily heard. We’re also happy to provide continuous hot beverage service (coffee, tea, hot chocolate) throughout your event.

 

A great place for a wedding

School Groups

Camp Abnaki has worked with schools throughout New England for over a decade to provide a unique field trip experience. Our staff will work with you to create a truly memorable experience for your students. Start your school year with a September visit, emphasizing community building and teamwork. End your school year with a visit in May or June, and give your students a great send off for the summer. 

We offer single day or overnight group options, and will partner with you to ensure your objectives are met. 

We will also work with you to provide an experience that is cost effective for your school.  Please contact the camp office to discuss school pricing options.                                                                                                            

Students participate in team building

 

 

Meals at Camp

 

Camp Abnaki offers a variety of options for meals for your group. Meals are served in our spacious Turrell Dining Hall. We are happy to provide you with home-style meals at a low cost. 

 

Our Food Services Director has over 20 years experience at camp, and is renown for her fresh-baked desserts.  Our menu always includes a variety of options, including fresh fruits and salads. We will cater to any dietary restrictions or needs, customizing the menu to your event.

  

Just need a light snack? Coffee and tea service is available for a low cost. We can also provide lighter food fare for when a big meal is not needed.

 

We also provide the option to rent our kitchen facility for a flat fee. This allows you to bring in your own food service provider such as catering companies or to cater your own function.

 

In need of a catering company? We will provide you with some trusted, local companies that we have worked with in the past.  

 

The Turrell Dining Hal

 

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Overnight Lodging

 

Lodging is available in our 24 cabins.  Each cabin can sleep 8-12 people.  Our cabins are rustic, but each cabin has electricity.  The cabins are arranged in four villages, each with 6 cabins and a small fire pit.

 

Each village has a conveniently located wash house with toilets, sinks, and showers with plenty of hot water. Each of our villages provide a distinct experience:

 

Mehkoa Village is located near the heart of camp, with insulated cabins that

sleep up to 8 people in one large room.

 

Tamakwa Village is located near the Dining Hall, with non-insulated cabins that

sleep up to 8 people in one large room.

 

Madewehsoos Village is tucked in the woods near the basketball courts.  These

non-insulated cabins  feature a semi-private sleeping area separate from the main 

room of the cabin.  These cabins sleep up to 10 people.                                                                                                                                                                                    

Chippewadchu Village is located on a hill at the edge of camp.  These non-insulated

cabins sleep up to 12 people, with two semi-private rooms.

                                                                  

Overnight guests should plan to provide their own toiletries and bedding.  If your guests are feeling more adventurous, we allow on-site tenting at a reduced cost.

 

Interior of a Tamakwa Cabin

    

Rates and Reservations 

 

To help estimate prices please fill out the rental inquiry form by clicking here. Watching your budget? We can work with you to accommodate your needs. We will contact you after you complete the form to discuss your event.

 

We have limited availability in May & June for spring rentals, and September and October for fall rentals. If you are having any issues with the form or with questions, contact Adam Van Vught, Assistant Camp Director, at (802) 652-8131. 

 

 

 
   

Y M C A     C a m p     A b n a k i
WINTER ADDRESS:
266 College St.
Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 652-8180
SUMMER ADDRESS:
1252 Abnaki Rd.
North Hero, VT 05474
(802) 372-9622
Questions or comments? Email Jon Kuypers, YMCA Director of Camp Abnaki.
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