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Our Camps

2019 Summer Camp and Food Programs

 

OCCC Camp for Children Ages 5 – 11

Our Community Cares Camp, Inc. (OCCC) is a free day camp that provides food and fun in the summer for children from Bolton, Richmond, Huntington, Jericho, and Underhill. During the month of July, OCCC offers a free, fun-filled enrichment camp to 80+ campers. These children, aged 5 to 11, try many different arts and crafts and many outdoor sports, games and adventures all under the direction of Program Director Wendy Frink. They are encouraged to explore and discover their creative selves.

Campfire songs, water play, learning and dancing—all things that make childhood fun are a big part of OCCC camp culture.

Do you know a child who would benefit from our camp? Please check out our FAQ page for more information, or talk to your school guidance counselor for registration information.

 

OCCC Leadership Adventure Camp (LAC) for Ages 12 – 13+

The LAC allows older middle school students a chance to sample more advanced areas of arts, crafts and science.  These include important life skills such as cooking and outdoor survival as well as working in teams to accomplish a goal.  Fun and friendship, exploration and discovery.  Something for everyone and choices to interest everyone.  This is a free camp.

Do you know a child who would benefit from our camp? Please check out our FAQ page for more information, or talk to your school guidance counselor for registration information.

 

OCCC Internship Program – ages 14 – 16

OCCC internships are offered to teens who would benefit from a structured program where they can participate in learning valuable leadership skills while contributing their time to the broader community.

Teens participate as junior counselors or culinary interns, gaining valuable work experience and learning to share their interests with the younger children. Teens learn to be good role models, showing the younger campers how to make good decisions in behavior and to care for each other and take responsibility for their actions.   Minimum commitment is 2 weeks.  Interns receive a certificate of service that can be submitted to their schools for community service credit.

Do you know a teen who would benefit from an internship?  Check out our Employee/Staff Information page for more information.

“ I am proud that I get to work for a camp
that is not only working to better the community by addressing larger scale social problems such as poverty and food insecurity, but also provides an environment that allows me to help my campers create small-scale changes that make big differences on their lives. It truly is a magical place. ”
– Grace, Assistant Program Director & Counselor

Summer Food Programs

In addition to the camps, OCCC offers summer food at several sites in Chittenden East (Richmond, Jericho, Huntington). Children up to age 18 can come to these locations and receive a free meal and do not need to be enrolled in camp. However, they must be registered for the program. Children attending  OCCC camps, or CESU summer academic programs are automatically enrolled.

Richmond Elementary School & Camels Hump Middle School:

Monday – Thursday  July 9 – Aug 1
Breakfast 7:45 – 8:45  Lunch 11:30-  12:30

Jericho Elementary School:

Monday – Thursday  July 9 – Aug 1
Breakfast 7:45 – 8:45  Lunch 11:30-  12:30

Browns River Middle School:

Monday – Friday  July 9- August 2
Breakfast – 8 -8:45   Lunch – 11:30-  12:30

Huntington Library

Fridays  June 28 – August 2, Lunch 11:30-  12:15

Jericho Town Library

Fridays in July, Lunch 12:30-  1 pm.

You can register by filling out the form below. Be sure to indicate which site your child will attend and which dates.

Summer Food Enrollment Form – Food only

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Camp Address:

Camels Hump Middle School
125 School St Richmond, Vermont 05477

Registration Deadline: 2019
Registration Forms are now available at schools only.

Camp Dates: July 9 to August 1
Times: Monday – Thursday,
8:00 am – 12:30 pm

“The camp is so fun, and there’s always a whole bunch of new faces, and the camp is full of excitement and lots of wonderful people to hang out with.”
– Dustin, an OCCC Camper

” Before I started coming here, I always dreaded summertime. But then I started coming to
this camp, and then I finally had fun stuff to do… I finally love summer.” 
-Sami, a LAC Camper