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!
Start Your New Year with OCCC!
Start your New Year's Eve celebration with OCCC! Join OCCC for a New Year's Eve meal!. OCCC will be serving a hearty and healthy meal on New Year's Eve from 5- 7:30 at the Richmond Congregational Church Hall, Bridge Street, Richmond. Come and have a warm, tasty meal of soups, chilis, fresh bread and more! Have a bite to eat before the New Year's Eve Concert at the church or before heading off to your New Year's Celebration.
There will be meat, vegetarian, gluten free, and vegan options. Something for everyone at a family friendly price. Watch for more notices and the menu will be posted soon.
Upcoming Event: Dinner at the Hinesburgh Public House Feb 3, 2015.
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/