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 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.
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 contact us here.
What is Food Insecurity? And do we have it here in Eastern Chittenden County?
The answer is YES! Many families in each of our towns 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. So how many kids is that, exactly? Here are some numbers to ponder, sorted by town(s).
Bolton - 19 or 35.85%
Huntington - 36 or 30%
Richmond - 61 or 24.80%
Jericho Elementary - 48 or 19.28%
Underhill ID - 15 or 15.46%
Underhill Central 19 or 13.57%
Camels Hump - 81 or 21.72 %
Browns River - 63 or 14.35%
Check out our newly updated staff page for pictures and bios of our talented and dedicated staff!
OCCC is a proud member of the Western Slopes Business Association. You can learn more about local businesses and activities at their website http://www.westernslopesvt.org/
Leadership Adventure Camp Program Director Opening.
Program Director – Leadership Adventure Camp (LAC)
July 1 – 31, 2015
Our Community Cares Camp is looking for a program director for its Leadership Adventure Camp, a camp for upper middle school students. This is a free camp for children from the Chittenden East towns of Bolton, Huntington, Jericho, Richmond and Underhill.
The camp is located at Camels Hump Middle School in Richmond, Vermont. Camp is operated from Monday – Thursday, 8 – 12:30.
Please see attached job description and requirements. The camp has been in operation for two years and there are many lesson plans and activities to assist the new director in creating a program.
The previous director had to move out of state suddenly, creating this vacancy. There are returning staff to support and assist the director and who know many of the campers from previous years.
LAC is a fun and welcoming place for upper middle school students who might not have the opportunity to attend summer camp if not for the LAC.
If you love working with teens and have good organizational skills and experience with summer or outdoor programs, please send your letter of interest and resume to OCCC immediately. firstname.lastname@example.org 802-434-6006 P.O. Box 503 Richmond VT 05477
Thank you! Hinesburgh Public House Dinner a Success!
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Community Dinner on Feb 3. OCCC received a donation of $1,400 for this evening. A great start to the fund raising year.