Enjoy this video from WCAX about OCCC! Judy Simpson and her videographer spent nearly two hours at camp and really saw what the camp is about - happy kids, creative kids, and growing up in a caring community.
Welcome to Our Community Cares Camp in Richmond, Vermont!
We offer children (ages 5 - 14) from Eastern Chittenden County (Richmond, Huntington, Bolton, Jericho and Underhill) Vermont the opportunity to enjoy healthy summer food and to participate in a free, fun and engaging summer day camp program on the grounds of the Camels Hump Middle School. Our camp provides the kids in our community with the chance to explore and be creative. We nourish the whole child in a caring environment. OCCC also provides internships to local teens to gain work experience as a junior counselor or culinary intern.
About Our Cause
Food insecurity is defined as the lack of access to enough food to fully meet basic needs at all times due to lack of financial resources. Rarely do people associate food insecurity with America, but about 15% of Americans struggle with food insecurity. Our Community Cares Camp and many of our partner organizations are committed to help end food insecurity in Vermont.
Many families in Eastern Chittenden County struggle to get sufficient nutritious food on the table each day. During the school year, kids can get meals for free or reduced prices at school. During the summer - it is harder to meet those nutritional goals.
Our Community Cares Camp is determined to not only help children in Eastern Chittenden County get the nutrition they need each summer, but also to create a warm, welcoming and caring community where every child can find success.
How to apply?
Do you know a child from Richmond, Bolton, Huntington, Jericho or Underhill, Vermont who might benefit from supportive and stimulating camp experience in our own community? If yes, please check out our Parent/Camper Information page to learn how.
Check out our newly updated staff page for pictures and bios of our talented and dedicated staff!
Visit Balance Yoga in July to Support OCCC
For the month of July Balance Yoga will make a donation for every person that comes to one of these community classes. There will be 9 classes:
Friday July 3, 4-5pm
Monday July 6, 7:15-8:15
Friday July 10, 4-5pm
Monday July 13, 4-5pm
Friday July 17, 4-5pm
Monday July 20, 7:15-8:15pm
Friday July 24, 4-5pm
Monday July 27, 7:15-8:15pm
Friday July 31, 4-5pm
Class cost $10 or $5 with a food shelf donation. More about the class can be found here:http://balanceyogavt.com/class-descriptions/
Enjoy these photos from Summer Camp 2015!
Check out more pictures on our Gallery Page.