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 provides an opportunity for summer camp that would normally not be available to these local children. OCCC also offers internships to local teens to gain work experience as a junior counselor or culinary intern.
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.
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.
Our Community Cares Camp also addresses the opportunity gap that is experienced when children from economically stressed families cannot afford extra-curricula enrichment activities like music, art and sports that create a full and meaningful life. Children without summer enrichment activities may also experience an achievement gap, where they fall behind their peers in the summer and have a harder time catching up when school resumes.
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 enrichning 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 Register Here page to learn how.
Check out our newly updated staff page for pictures and bios of our talented and dedicated staff!
Donate Now and make the magic happen in 2016.
Be part of our caring and nurturing community. Donate now to help us achieve our goal of $86,000 for 2016. A very wise investment in your community.
From Intern to Congressman's Staff
Check out this article from Elizabeth Morris on our blog. She started as an intern at OCCC and now is an aide to Congressman Welch!
Click below for a recent magazine article about OCCC!
Enjoy these photos from Summer Camp 2015!
Check out more pictures on our Gallery Page.