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Day Camp Info- R.E.C. Camp



Dates to Remember for 2022

     February       Registration Opens for Summer 2022     
     June 10 
       Camp Balance Due for Summer 2022
     June 27         First Day of Camp
     July 4            No Camp
     August 19     Last Day of Camp
 
Day Camps
     R.E.C. Camp- Recreation Experiences for Children
        Entering Grades 1-6

     L.I.T.- Leaders In Training
        Entering Grades 7-8
            L.I.T is only Full Day Option- 7:30a-5:30p.  L.I.T.'s are placed in a Pod to work with campers for the session.
 
Camp Days & Hours
     Days- Monday-Friday
     Hours:
          Full Day Option-   7:30am-5:30pm
          Half Day Options:
               Mornings-     7:30a-12:30p
               Afternoons-   12:30-5:30p
 
Camp Sessions
     Full Day Option-
        8-one week sessions are offered.  A session is Monday-Friday.  Campers can attend any number of sessions.  Sessions cannot be broken down by days or half day options per week.  A session must be paid in full, but a family can choose to send their child for as many days per week as they would like.  
     Half Day Options- 
        7 weeks are offered.  No half day options the last week of the camp.
        Half Day Options- Mornings 7:30a-12:30p, Afternoons 12:30-5:30p
 

Information Packet
     For more information on the day camp; what to pack, what to wear, daily food, sunscreen policy, camp mission, camp guidelines and procedures, etc.  Be sure to read through the Day Camp Information Packet- Click Here
 
Registration
     Day Camp registration information is posted in mid-February.  Registration is done online, and you have the option to pay online in full or pay offline and pay the $25 non-refundable deposit per session, per child.  For more information on camp registration, policies, refunds, and payment options- Click Here
 
     Click Here- to go to the Program page to register for Day Camps (registration start in February of each year)

Notifications and Receipt
     After you register your child for camp you will receive an email receipt of the registration, this is confirmation that you have registered your child in one or more sessions. 
     The Friday before each session an email will be sent to all registered and paid families for that session. The email will contain information on camp time, location, check-in, what is needed and other pertinent info.  Be sure to accept emails from recreation@willistonvt.org, check your spam and other folders if you do not receive one.  Also, be sure your email contact is up to date in your household account on the Rec. website.  Be sure to check on the Cancelations and General email notifications on your account.


Camper Information/Health Form
     The Camper Information/Health Form is part of registration.  When registering your child for the day camp you will be required to answer a series of questions.  You only must do this once for the summer season.  Your child's safety is important to us. Each summer a Camper Information Form must be filled out and on file at the day camp.  It is important that you share all medical, behavioral, and emotional conditions that you feel we should be aware of to help your child have a positive experience while at camp.  Changes can be made to the form at camp when you drop off or pick up your child.
 
Camp Counselors
     Camp is staffed through the Recreation Department.  All Camp Counselors are 18 years of age or older and undergo background checks.  Assistant Counselors  are hired at age 16 and older.  Camp Counselors attend mandatory training prior to the start of camp, which includes First Aid/CPR Certification.
 
Enrichment Camps & Half Day Option of R.E.C. Camp
     If your child is registered for a morning or afternoon Enrichment Camp you can also purchase the opposite morning or afternoon option of the day camp, to make it a full day.  The staff will get or bring your child to their Camps.
 
Summer School & Afternoon Option of R.E.C. Camp
     If your child is in Summer School, purchase the afternoon option of the day camp and make it a full day for your child.  Be sure to tell the Summer School Staff that your child will be attending R.E.C. Camp after Summer School.  Also, be sure to email R.E.C. Camp to let them know your child is in Summer School and will be coming to the day camp afterwards.  Summer school ends at 12:00pm and the afternoon option of the day camp starts at 12:30pm, No problem, your child will join the day camp having lunch at 12:00pm.  Be sure to pack a lunch, 2 snacks and drinks for them each day.
 
Camp Structure
     All campers enjoy age appropriate games, sports, crafts, and more.  R.E.C. Camp is child based, where campers get to choose activities during "Choice Time".  Choice activities vary each year and counselors work on these during the staff training week.  
 
   Check-In and Check-Out
     Full Day Options-    Check-in is from 7:30-8:30am and Check-Out is from 4:30-5:30pm.
     Half Day Options-    Mornings- Check-In is from 7:30-8:30am and Check-Out is at 12:30pm
                                     Afternoons- Check-In is at 12:30pm and Check-Out is from 4:30-5:30pm
     Camp program is 8:30am-4:30pm.  It is important that your child is in camp at this time to benefit from the camp experience.
 
   Pod Times    
     Campers spend time in their Pods, which are organized by the grade your child is entering in the Fall. The focus is to have fun while forming friendships that will last a lifetime. Pod activities may include games, crafts, water activities or other fun events.
 
   Choice Times
     Campers choose activities that interest them and receive instruction during these times. Choice Times are designed to keep kids active, have fun, and develop their interests.
     Choice Activities vary from Summer to Summer due to the activities come from the counselors hired each year.
 

   Snacks & Lunch 
     Campers eat snacks and lunch with their Pod. 
 
   Free Play
     Each day, campers have the opportunity for self-directed play during outdoor and playground time.
 
   Field Trips
     There is one Field Trip and one Swim Trip per session.
     Field trip is Thursday mornings and swim trip is Thursday afternoons in each session.
 
Check In/Out
     Adults authorized to pick up your child from camp must be indicated on your child's Camper Info/Health Form.  Additions or deletions of names can be made on the form during the summer. 
    Campers who are allowed to walk or bike to and from camp must have a note from a parent allowing them to do this.  An arrival and departure time must be listed on the note.  No child will be allowed to arrive after 8:30am or leave prior to 4:30pm.
 
Medication Authorization Form
     It is best if your child takes needed medication prior to coming to camp each day.  If they must take medication while at camp a Medication Authorization Form must be filled out each session they attend and given to the Check-in Staff on the first day of each session your child attends.  Staff cannot administer any medication until this form is completed and returned.  Fill out the form completely and bring with your child and the medications on their first day of camp.  Medication should be properly labeled and in a zip lock bag with child's name on it.  Do not mail or drop off. Click Here for Form

Special Accommodations    
      If your child needs special assistance during camp hours, please speak with the Camp Director when you arrive on the first day, so that we may work together to determine feasible accommodations and to ensure a positive experience for your child.


Camp Registration, Payment, Cancellation Info- Click Here