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Online registration for the 2020 camp season opened TODAY (November 1st). Register the camper in your life for an amazing summer tradition, empowerment, and friendship before January 1st to take advantage of the $25 Early Bird Discount.


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Wilderness Trips will Continue in 2020
Four-week adventurers on the Long Trail, Summer 2019

During summer 2019, two-week and four-week campers embarked on wilderness adventure trips all over Vermont. Whether they were camping at Smugglers Notch State Park or backpacking gorgeous sections of the Long Trail, 107 campers experienced a wilderness adventure during their time at camp this past summer.

Summer 2020 promises more wilderness adventuring! Camp Hochelaga is excited to announce more session spots for two-week and four-week campers and more opportunities for campers to have immersive experiences in nature. Wilderness adventure trips help kids build teamwork skills, grow their self-confidence, practice resiliency, and deepen their friendships.

A Letter Home from Camp – Summer 2019

Hi Mom & Dad!! Hochelaga is going great! I took a shower so far. It’s always cold when you do it in the morning because people always use up the hot water. And my cabinmate is farting non-stop because she had refried beans at the salad bar. I miss my friend. I want her to come back. I will repeat the fact that packages cannot be larger than a shoe box, and no candy or they’ll take it away. Here’s what you can send: oreos, cheetos (pls send!!), fruit snacks, doritos, and more. Last time all the stuff I had I couldn’t eat. But I still appreciate it! I miss my cat. I want her now. My friend says hi. Bye for now!

PS. pls send a letter and I NEED THE SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER!!

Summer Staff Applications are OPEN for 2020

Join the 2020 summer staff team at Camp Hochelaga and help deliver amazing, unforgettable camp experiences that our campers will remember for years to come. Camp Hochelaga is currently hiring for residential and non-residential positions. Apply online today and connect with us to see how you could fit into the Hochelaga family in 2020!

From Cabin Counselors to Leadership, from Kitchen Staff to Lifeguards, every member of our summer team plays an important role in the magic of Hochelaga.

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Become a Board or Committee Member
As YWCA Vermont Camp Hochelaga prepares for the next 100 years of empowering camp experiences and mission driven programs opportunities for involvement abound! YWCA Vermont is currently seeking Board and Committee Members (Camp Committee, Development Committee, Finance Committee). To learn more please connect with the year-round staff at or by calling (802) 862-7520. We hope to hear from you!

Candlelight Ceremony at Camp Hochelaga summer 2019

Big Things Are Happening at Camp This Fall
Existing Health House

Proposed layout for restored Poulin-Lavoie Health House

With deep appreciation and immense gratitude, we announce the launch of the foundation replacement and renovation work necessary to save the Health House. This $80,000 project is being funded in full by Barb Poulin and Blair Lavoie! After visiting Camp Hochelaga during the Centennial Celebration, Barb and Blair felt it was their time to give back and do what they can to keep camp strong for years. Camp Hochelaga has been near to Barb’s heart since she was a camper/counselor.

In honor of Barb and Blair’s generosity and their deep understanding of the Hochelaga Spirit, the newly renovated, structurally sound building will be known as the Poulin-Lavoie Health House.

Camp Hochelaga has already broken ground on this exciting and much needed project. The new Poulin-Lavoie Health House is on track to be completed and ready to support the medical needs of our campers and staff by June 1st, 2020.

Help Replace Camp’s Tennis Courts
Current clay tennis courts in need of replacement

Tennis and other sport courts have been a strong part of Camp Hochelaga programming since camp started in 1919. We need your help to keep this programming alive and thriving for our campers. Having positive experiences playing sports at camp can instill life-long passions for athleticism in girls that will support them in living healthy lives and developing healthy habits.

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Proposed new layout for sport court and sand volleyball court at Camp Hochelaga. Ground breaking will happen as soon as funds are raised!

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Give to the Circle of Girls Scholarship Fund
Give the gift of camp to girls in our community who would not be able to attend otherwise.

At Camp Hochelaga we believe that each and every person has a light to share with others. We all share our light in different ways. Share your light by making the magic of Camp Hochelaga possible for youth in need from our community.

Give the Gift of Camp Today

Give to Camp Improvement Projects
Camp Hochelaga is currently working to raise the funds needed to complete the following much-needed projects:

▪ Help replace the tennis courts
▪ Add Hobie Wave sailboats to the waterfront
▪ Put a sturdy new roof on a cabin (only 4 to go!)
▪ Replace the sound system in the wig
Help Make These Projects Possible Today

Just 60 Days Left in Hochelaga’s Centennial Year

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