YWCA Camp Hochelaga
Ages: 6 - 14+
Cost: Residential camp $700 per week Session | Day camp $250 per week (Includes Lunch) | Mini Camp $350 per session | Full & Partial Scholarships Available
Features: American Camp Association Accredited, Girls
YWCA Camp Hochelaga is an all girls summer camp located on Lake Champlain in South Hero. Day and residential activities include archery, tennis, sailing, nature and leadership programs, land and water sports and camp traditions. The program focuses on building girls' capacity for growth, leadership and power through fun, safe, age-appropriate activities in a beautiful setting. It is ACA accredited. Information, registration forms, and scholarship applications are down loadable from the website.
Camp Hochelaga offers:
- Residential Camps - (ages 8-17) five one week residential sessions and one two week session
- Day camp session - (ages 6- 13+) concurrently with their residential camp sessions.
- Transporation to/from Essex High School, Shelburne Rd Price Chopper Bank Kiosk and Chimney Corners in Colchester available
- Counselor-In-Training program ages 16+ and entering their junior year in high school.
Reviewed on 07/29/2013
My 11 year old daughter attended one week of residential camp here for the first time this year. She had previous sleep away camp experience that wasn't as positive. She did choose to go to this camp with 2 friends and was able to be placed in a bunk with those friends. You can fill out your forms ahead of time with that request.
The setting for this camp is beautiful. They are on a gently sloped property right on Lake Champlain....more
Reviewed on 02/09/2017
My daughter attended day camp for one week. Overall, it was a horrible experience. During check in the senior staff was unorganized, unfriendly, and lost our paperwork. Most of the staff was too young and did not have the skills to create a positive group experience. My daughter who loves most everything could articulate very clearly why she didn't like this camp. They didn't do anything to promote" empowering women and ending racism". I...more
Reviewed on 01/14/2017
Going to Camp Hochelaga has changed my life for the better and I will never forget the memories that I have made there. I have met amazing friends from all over the world who I stay in contact with all year round and I look forward to seeing them every summer. There are always international counselors from many different countries. If you take some of the classes that they offer, you really can get a taste of lots different cultures from...more
Reviewed on 08/13/2016
This year was my daughter's 3rd year at the camp. The past 2 years were great, unfortunately this year was Horrible! My poor daughter who is 13 and very confident and strong was unhappy, there were typical teenage things going on, but in the manner it was handled by staff was poor. My daughter went to staff on multiple occasions crying and asking to be able to call home and was denied, on one occasion a counselor...more
Reviewed on 06/18/2014
Overall my daughter (8 1/2 at the time) had a great experience. The atmosphere and facility is truly a "camp" and the activities and non-electronics summer fun is refreshing. She enjoyed the water sports, archery and crafts - but was disappointed in some filling up before she could choose due to residential campers having first choice. She attended two weeks so was able to choose another activity the following time with the help of the...more
Reviewed on 02/22/2014
my daugter loved this camp,(age 9) last summer was her 1st yr. She said she wants to go every yr and then be a counselor. I was so glad about that......until I noticed how much the PRICE HIKED. I may have to disappoint her this yr.... too expensive! very sad
Reviewed on 08/19/2013
My daughter went to Camp Hochelaga this summer for her first sleep-away camp experience. I attended Hochelaga and knew she would love it. She went for a two week session that happened to begin the day before her 13th birthday. She had a super fantastic time! They had some special fun for her on her birthday. She got involved in a musical-which shocked me! She felt comfortable trying new things and was very confident in herself about doing...more
Reviewed on 01/18/2013
This summer will be my 3rd year at camp. My first year I was a day camper. I liked it but I felt that being residential was much better. You get freedom and the ability to make more friends and its fun to have cabin-mates. Kind of like a college dorm room..
I love camp while I am there and when I get home.
But, a few weeks before I go I get really nervous. I almost dont wanna go..but i do.
While I'm there at first I get...more
Reviewed on 08/16/2011
Camp Hochelaga is my 8 year daughter's favorate camp of the summer. She has attended Hochelaga as both a day camper and overnight camper.
For day campers they offer pick up and drop off on Shelburne Road and the Exit 17 Park & Ride. The girls enjoy achery, water ballet, swimming, arts & crafts and working on the camp newspaper. This year they even had a water trampoline that was a HUGE hit!
Cabins were very...more
Reviewed on 03/02/2010
The setting of this camp is just great, right on the lake - the cabins, the atmosphere - it truly is a "camp" in every sense of the word. I do however think that this camp is for girls at least 9 years of age or older (not 5 or older as noted on their website). My daughter was 5 when she went to this camp and I was assured by the director herself that she would have an older counselor helping her, etc. In reality, She really was on her...more