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%
How to support?
OCCC is funded by donations primarily from individuals, local business, civic organizations and churches with added support from granting organizations as well as the USDA summer food service program. If you are interested in supporting our 2015 summer program, please use the donate button in the menu bar above, mail a check, or contact us here.
Check out our newly updated staff page for pictures and bios of our talented and dedicated staff!
Giving Tuesday is Coming December 2nd
When you donate to Our Community Cares Camp, you know your money is going to work right in your community—to feed children in the summer, to offer employment to 30+ teens, college students and adults, and job training to younger teens to prepare them to enter the job market.
Please choose an amount that fits your budget, or consider becoming a sustaining member with an automatic annual, semi annual, quarterly or monthly donation through PayPal.
$ 5.50 = one breakfast and lunch
$ 35.00 = one day of camp with two meals.
$ 88.00 = 4 weeks of meals for one child
$ 145.00 = one week of camp with meals for one child.
$ 580.00 = provides 4 weeks of camp with meals for one child.
Other wonderful giving levels:
$ 1, 000 gives a teen a summer job
$ 2, 000—pays for two camp counselors
$5,000+ Makes feeding kids a reality and pays for special programs, music, art, field trips.