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2021 Summer Recreation Camps

June 21 - July 30, 2021


CIT and Counselor applications are now closed

DUE TO COVID FIELD TRIPS WILL NOT HAPPEN UNLESS THE GOVERNOR UPDATES THE RESTRICTIONS

Camp is held Monday - Friday from 8:30 - 3:30.

There will be childcare in the mornings before camp from 7:30 to 8:30 at an additional fee and afternoon childcare from 3:30 to 5:00 at an additional fee.

**Cellphones are NOT allowed at camp. Campers must keep them in their backpacks. If staff sees them out they will be taken and will be returned at the end of the

2021 Summer Recreation Camps

June 21 - July 30, 2021


CIT and Counselor applications are now closed

DUE TO COVID FIELD TRIPS WILL NOT HAPPEN UNLESS THE GOVERNOR UPDATES THE RESTRICTIONS

Camp is held Monday - Friday from 8:30 - 3:30.

There will be childcare in the mornings before camp from 7:30 to 8:30 at an additional fee and afternoon childcare from 3:30 to 5:00 at an additional fee.

**Cellphones are NOT allowed at camp. Campers must keep them in their backpacks. If staff sees them out they will be taken and will be returned at the end of the day.

Two Camps:

  • Jericho Elementary School- (younger camp) - 4 years old, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd & entering 4th grade
  • Browns River Middle School - (older camp) - entering 5th grade, 6th, 7th & entering 8th grade

All applications after this date will be accepted on a first come first serve basis. You may register before this date two ways:

  • You may sign up electronically on this web page. See signup form below. or
  • By printing out a registration form and sending it in to Lynn Wagner, Town of Jericho, PO Box 39, Jericho, VT 05465.

50% payment must be submitted with the application, the remaining balance needs to be paid in full by June 4th, 2021. You can pay either by check made out to the Town of Jericho or by credit card (click here for the link) please note that the fees for credit card payments do not go to the Town, it is a third party administrative fee. Children will not be admitted on the first day of camp unless payment is received in full and forms are completely filled out.

REFUNDS WILL NOT OCCUR AFTER JUNE 4th!


A few emails are bouncing back. If you or a family member is not receiving my emails please send me a message and I will correct it on my Master list. I want to make sure all families are staying informed and feel that communication is strong.


For all forms needed for camp, visit the Town Documents Page and look under the Summer Recreation Header.

  • Older Camp Newsletter - Week Five

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    July 19 - 23


    An Important reminder from our districts nurse in regard to masks:

    “Staff and students are reminded that masks are recommended for unvaccinated people when indoors. Although we can't require a mask at this time, it is a strong recommendation from Dr. Levine and the Vermont Department of Health. With our younger students still unvaccinated, mask wearing is a proven way to reduce the spread of the virus. I am not asking that you police the mask wearing, just offer a reminder daily. Thank you kindly for your assistance. Please reach out if you have questions."

    -- Tara McMahon, RN

    School Nurse

    MMUUSD Nurse Coordinator and COVID Coordinator

    Also, a reminder that masks must be worn on school buses per the AOE. So please remember a mask for field trip days.

    • The Older Camp (Finishing 4th – Finishing 7th Grade) will be held at Browns River Middle School.

    Below is the newsletter for week 5 of summer camp. Some of the information will look familiar from week one, but PLEASE read through as new information is also included, especially field trip information.


    Camp Information

    Camp activities operate rain or shine; please send your camper with the following items:

    • Backpack
    • Appropriate shoes
    • A change of clothes if needed
    • Swimsuit if needed
    • Towel if needed
    • Rain gear
    • Snack
    • Water bottle (this is extra important this year, as the water fountains are ONLY open for filling bottles and not for drinking)
    • Lunch if needed (see Breakfast and Lunch section for more information)

    Please be sure to label all belongings as the lost and found grows very quickly! Camp provides generic sunscreen for all campers, but please feel free to send your camper with their own if you have a sunscreen preference.


    Activities

    We intend to offer a range of activities to cater to a variety of camper interests and needs. Activities are offered in modules throughout the day, and options change roughly each hour. We offer different activities each week, but try to return to the favorites often at the request of our campers. Camp activities range from hiking, capture the flag, arts and crafts, jewelry making, gardening, cooking, kickball, Nerf mania, reading, ball mode, lotions and potions, fort building, board games, engineering, and river walk.

    Week 5 Mod Choices: July 19 - 23


    Field Trip

    I appreciate the family's patience in regards to field trips this summer. As regulations are changing, some field trips can be booked. If a BRMS camper is not comfortable attending a trip, I will have a counselor stay at BRMS to run activities. The camp day will look different, but it is an option if anyone is interested. If your camper is attending or not attending the field trip, please fill out the Google Form to reserve a spot. Trip information is located below:

    Trip: Bowling At Sparetime Bowling in Colchester

    When: Friday, July 23rd

    Time: Leave BRMS at 9:30 Return at 3:00.

    Description: Campers will ride a bus to Sparetime Bowling in Colchester. (Next to Costco)

    Campers will be participating in the following: Bowling, arcade fun (each camper will receive a $10.00 card from camp), and laser tag.

    All campers will also be given 2 slices of pizza and a drink. The “free” lunches at camp will also be given to students to bring with them or have at camp upon return. Breakfast will be eaten at camp as normal.

    Fee: The fee for this field trip is $10.00. Payment can be made by check made out to: Town of Jericho or cash - both given to Dakotah or Lynn. Payment can also be made by credit card

    Please click the link below to sign up for this field trip by Wednesday, July 21st.

    Spare Time Sign Up


    Health Forms

    There are a few families that still need to complete health forms. The Health Form is not part of our online registration due to regulations, and therefore must be completed independent of registering your camper. You can print the form using the link below and mail to Town of Jericho, PO Box 39, Jericho, VT 05465 or scan/email at lwagner@jerichovt.gov or drop off at the campsite. Link to the health form is below:

    Health Form

    Final Payment

    Final payment for all registration fees are now due. You can pay by check (made payable to the Town of Jericho), or credit card. Checks can be dropped off at the campsite. Lynn will email confirmation when received.

    Childcare

    Camp hours are 8:30 to 3:30.

    Morning childcare is available from 7:30 to 8:30 and afternoon childcare is available from 3:30 to 5:00, both for an additional fee. Regular drop off time begins at 8:30, and pick up time is 3:30. If you are not using childcare services, please utilize the drop off and pick up windows for regularly scheduled camp hours.

    If you are in need of morning and/or afternoon childcare services, please see the options for payment below:

    1. Discount Pass
    2. Punch Card
    3. Pay as you Go

    If you would like to purchase childcare or need help understanding the fees and options listed above, please contact me at lwagner@jerichovt.gov.

    Childcare will be held at your camper’s regular camp location. Campers at the Older Camp will not be bussed over to the Younger Camp as in previous years.


    Meals

    The USDA is extending free meals to children (18 and under) through the summer 2021 due to the pandemic. This means that all Jericho Recreation campers can receive FREE breakfast and lunch while at camp.

    When campers arrive in the morning, a counselor will ask for their breakfast and/or lunch order if they intend on receiving meals from camp. The camper may choose the hot lunch item, or a sunbutter and jelly sandwich which comes with milk, veggies, and fruit.

    Older campers will be provided with two choices for breakfast each day, including cereals, muffins, and granola bars. All of these will be paired with fruit and/or juice, and milk. When campers arrive in the morning, a counselor will ask for their breakfast and/or lunch order if they intend on receiving meals from camp.

    Please see the menu below for more information:

    The breakfast/lunch menu for BRMS

    If your camper has an allergy, please ensure it is noted accurately on their health form and email me, lwagner@jerichovt.gov, so it can be communicated with the kitchen staff and appropriate accommodations can be made. There is no official sign up that parents need to complete as our team is taking care of all the behind the scenes paperwork for breakfast and lunch.

    SNACKS: Snacks are not provided in the breakfast and lunch program. Please make sure you pack a few snacks to be used throughout the day, in case your camper gets hungry.


    Drop Off and Pick Up

    Arrival for the older camp will once again take place outside of Browns River Middle School. We will have a specific route outlined for families to loop around and drop off their camper at the side entrance of the building near the side of the gym and the gazebo. People who are dropping off should use the car route through the right hand parking lot of Browns River Middle School. Please pull all the way forward to make space for the cars behind you.

    Pickup at the older camp will also take place outside of Browns River Middle School again. Please follow the designated route through the parking lot toward the gazebo at the side of the gym. Dakotah or another staff member will greet you in your vehicle, ask you to sign out your camper, and then radio another staff member to send your camper over. After we have radioed, we will ask you to please pull up to the furthest cone while waiting.

    Please know we work hard to ensure a safe and efficient drop off and pickup. This process takes a lot of focus from our staff, and we’re grateful for your patience.

    Campers may be using the fields or playground by the parking lot, so please take care while driving by. It is also important that you do not retrieve your camper from the playground or fields prior to signing them out. This is to ensure everyone’s safety and allows us to document each pickup carefully.

    Find Us on Facebook

    If interested, Jericho Recreation is on Facebook. We try to post daily activities that are happening here at camp. This may be a place for families to check!


    Masks

    Governor Scott announced on June 14, 2021, that the state of emergency will end for Vermonters at midnight on June 15, 2021. As a result, Vermont will move to Phase 4 guidance in the Vermont Forward Plan. Accordingly, MMUUSD will adjust its procedures to align with the Vermont Forward Plan, Vermont Department of Health recommendations and Agency of Education guidance. The following summer procedures take effect on June 16, 2021:

    • Sick staff or students should stay home.
    • Masking - (*Based on strong recommendations from the Vermont Department of Health) As follows:
      • We are encouraging and recommending unvaccinated students and adults to wear a mask when indoors.
      • Students and adults who are fully vaccinated do not need to wear a mask indoors.
      • Masks are not necessary while outside regardless of vaccination status.
      • Tutors, paraeducators, bus drivers, food staff, custodial/maintenance staff, office personnel and other MMUUSD employees who are fully vaccinated will not be required to wear a mask in school buildings.
    • Handwashing - Handwashing continues to be important for general illness prevention and for allergy protection.

    Masks are recommended indoors for unvaccinated campers, but camp will not require per the AOE. If you have further questions, please let me know.


    Younger Camp Daily Schedule


    7:30 – 8:30 Childcare at Browns River Middle School (additional fees required)

    8:30 - 8:45 Morning Meeting and Announcements

    8:45 – 9:45 Mode 1

    9:45 – 10:00 Snack

    10:00 – 11:00 Mode 2

    11:00 – 12:00 Mode 3

    12:00 – 12:30 Lunch

    12:30 – 1:00 Recess

    1:00 – 2:00 Mode 4

    2:00 – 2:45 Mode 5

    2:45 – 3:00 Team Meeting

    3:00 – 3:30 Pick Up

    3:30 – 5:00 Childcare at Browns River Middle School (additional fees required)


    Recovery Services

    Some campers will be participating in Recovery Services this summer. As a family you will be notified by the school and Recreation Director if your camper is participating. Recovery Services are from 8 - 12:30 Monday - Thursday and begin on Tuesday, July 6th and end on Thursday, July 30th. Campers will be picked up at recreation and delivered services in the school, then returned to camp. Services will not be held the entire time between 8 - 12:30. Campers receiving services will eat with other campers before departure. Some campers will be staying in the PM to finish out the camp day. If you have questions about these services in regards to camp, please contact Lynn Wagner.

    Communication

    Weekly newsletters will be emailed to all families. Newsletters are also posted on the Town of Jericho website. If you find that you are not receiving weekly email via newsletters, please confirm your email address with me or an assistant director.

    If you need to contact the Director or Assistant Directors during the day, we are all available via cellphone. Since cell service in Jericho and surrounding areas is still limited, please send us a text. We try to respond as quickly as possible, unless we are out of reception. If you prefer a phone call, simply text or email us and leave the phone number you wish to be reached at. We will return your call on a reliable phone at the earliest convenience.

    We can be reached using the information below:

    Younger Camp

    Lynn Wagner Camp Director

    (802)793-6452 lwagner@jerichovt.gov

    Madison Sanguinetti Younger Camp Assistant Director

    (802) 363-0442 madisonsanguinetti@gmail.com

    Darcy Patnode Younger Camp Assistant Director

    (802)355-5992 patnodedarcy@gmail.com


    Older Camp



    Lynn Wagner Camp Director

    (802)793-6452 lwagner@jerichovt.gov

    Dakotah Patnode Older Camp Assistant Director

    (802)355-6886 dakotahpatnode94@gmail.com

  • Younger Camp Newsletter- Week 5

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    Week Five: July 19 - 23


    An Important reminder from our districts nurse in regard to masks:

    “Staff and students are reminded that masks are recommended for unvaccinated people when indoors. Although we can't require a mask at this time, it is a strong recommendation from Dr. Levine and the Vermont Department of Health. With our younger students still unvaccinated, mask wearing is a proven way to reduce the spread of the virus. I am not asking that you police the mask wearing, just offer a reminder daily. Thank you kindly for your assistance. Please reach out if you have questions."

    -- Tara McMahon, RN

    School Nurse

    MMUUSD Nurse Coordinator and COVID Coordinator

    Also, a reminder that masks must be worn on school buses per the AOE. So please remember a mask for field trip days.

    Below is the newsletter for week 5 of summer camp.

    Pick Up - Just a reminder, if it is raining indoor sign out will occur by the same door as drop off. If the weather cooperates, sign out will be outside on the playground. If it is raining when it is time to head outside, we keep the campers inside (wet on the playground). So, it may look sunny but might have to be inside. Sorry for any confusion, Vermont weather can be fickle.

    • The Younger Camp (Going into Pre K – Finishing 3rd Grade) will be held at Jericho Elementary School.

    Camp Information

    Camp activities operate rain or shine; please send your camper with the following items:

    • Backpack
    • Appropriate shoes
    • A change of clothes if needed
    • Swimsuit if needed
    • Towel if needed
    • Rain gear
    • Snack
    • Water bottle (this is extra important this year, as the water fountains are ONLY open for filling bottles and not for drinking)
    • Lunch if needed (see Breakfast and Lunch section for more information)

    Please be sure to label all belongings as the lost and found grows very quickly! Camp provides generic sunscreen for all campers, but please feel free to send your camper with their own if you have a sunscreen preference.


    Activities

    We intend to offer a range of activities to cater to a variety of camper interests and needs. Activities are offered in modules throughout the day, and options change roughly each hour. We offer different activities each week, but try to return to the favorites often at the request of our campers. Camp activities range from outdoor exploration, soccer, arts and crafts, ball mode, basketball, building, board games, cooking, kickball, relax and read, card games, gaga ball and water fun.

    Week 5 Mod Choices: July 19 - 23


    Field Trip

    I appreciate the family's patience in regards to field trips this summer. This summer, for the JES campers, I am making the field trips optional. Which means, if you are not comfortable sending your camper to a field trip, regular camp will be offered here at JES. Keep in mind it will be structured a bit different, but still the same fun activities. If your camper is attending or not attending the field trip, please fill out the Google Form below to reserve a spot. Please remember to fill out this form as it helps with bus planning! Trip information is located below:

    Trip: Ethan Allen Boat Cruise!

    When: Friday, July 23rd

    Time: Leave JES at 10:30. Return Time: Approximately 3:00 hours.

    Description: Campers will be heading to Burlington to board the Ethan Allen Boat to enjoy a cruise on the lake. Our cruise time is from 12:00 - 2:00. I have rented the entire second floor, which has indoor seating and windows for viewing. While enjoying the cruise, I have arranged for all campers to participate in an ice cream bar! Campers will have available ice cream choices, toppings and sprinkles. This should be so exciting!

    Fee: The fee for this field trip is $10.00. Payment can be made by check made out to: Town of Jericho or cash - both given to Madison, Darcy or Lynn. Payment can also be made by credit card on the following link: credit card

    Please sign up on the link below for this field trip by Wednesday, July 21st.

    SIGN UP


    Health Forms

    There are a few families that still need to complete health forms. The Health Form is not part of our online registration due to regulations, and therefore must be completed independent of registering your camper. You can print the form using the link below and mail to Town of Jericho, PO Box 39, Jericho, VT 05465 or scan/email at lwagner@jerichovt.gov or drop off at the campsite. Link to the health form is below:

    Health Form

    Final Payment

    Final payment for all registration fees are now due. You can pay by check (made payable to the Town of Jericho), or credit card. Checks can be dropped off at the campsite. Lynn will email confirmation when received.


    Childcare

    Camp hours are 8:30 to 3:30.

    Morning childcare is available from 7:30 to 8:30 and afternoon childcare is available from 3:30 to 5:00, both for an additional fee. Regular drop off time begins at 8:30, and pick up time is 3:30. If you are not using childcare services, please utilize the drop off and pick up windows for regularly scheduled camp hours.

    If you are in need of morning and/or afternoon childcare services, please see the options for payment below:

    1. Discount Pass
    2. Punch Card
    3. Pay as you Go

    If you would like to purchase childcare or need help understanding the fees and options listed above, please contact me at lwagner@jerichovt.gov.

    Childcare will be held at your camper’s regular camp location. Campers at the Older Camp will not be bussed over to the Younger Camp as in previous years.


    Meals

    The USDA is extending free meals to children (18 and under) through the summer 2021 due to the pandemic. This means that all Jericho Recreation campers can receive FREE breakfast and lunch while at camp.

    When campers arrive in the morning, a counselor will ask for their breakfast and/or lunch order if they intend on receiving meals from camp. The camper may choose the hot lunch item, or a sunbutter and jelly sandwich. Meals come with milk, veggies, and fruit. Please see the menu below for more information.

    The breakfast/lunch menu

    If your camper has an allergy, please ensure it is noted accurately on their health form and email me, lwagner@jerichovt.gov, so it can be communicated with the kitchen staff and appropriate accommodations can be made. There is no official sign up that parents need to complete as our team is taking care of all the behind the scenes paperwork for breakfast and lunch.

    SNACKS: Snacks are not provided in the breakfast and lunch program. Please make sure you pack a few snacks to be used throughout the day, in case your camper gets hungry.

    Drop Off and Pick Up

    Arrival at camp will again take place outside of the Jericho Elementary School this summer. We will have a specific way for families to loop around and drop off their camper at the southwest entrance (to the left of the art room).

    Regular pick up will occur at the bus loop by the playground at JES between 3:00 and 3:30. Please park in the parking lot or if available the bus loop (being mindful of the flow of traffic). Please make your way to the table set up near the entrance to the playground. Darcy and Madison will be at the table ready to assist you in signing out and radioing for your camper. Please do not go onto the playground to get your camper. This is to ensure a safe and timely pick up for all families and to ensure that the flow of traffic is maintained. If you would like to stay and play on the playground, please make sure you are parked in the parking lot not the bus loop, you can then enjoy the playground with your camper after having signed them out.

    PLEASE NOTE: Last year's pickup procedure was different and thus this year we are trying out some new strategies, please bear with us as pickup procedures may change.

    Campers will remain outside for pickup until 4:00 pm at which time they will head back indoors for the remainder of childcare. Childcare pick up will then take place where your camper is dropped off in the morning.


    Masks

    Governor Scott announced on June 14, 2021, that the state of emergency will end for Vermonters at midnight on June 15, 2021. As a result, Vermont will move to Phase 4 guidance in the Vermont Forward Plan. Accordingly, MMUUSD will adjust its procedures to align with the Vermont Forward Plan, Vermont Department of Health recommendations and Agency of Education guidance. The following summer procedures take effect on June 16, 2021:

    • Sick staff or students should stay home.
    • Masking - (*Based on strong recommendations from the Vermont Department of Health) As follows:
      • We are encouraging and recommending unvaccinated students and adults to wear a mask when indoors.
      • Students and adults who are fully vaccinated do not need to wear a mask indoors.
      • Masks are not necessary while outside regardless of vaccination status.
      • Tutors, paraeducators, bus drivers, food staff, custodial/maintenance staff, office personnel and other MMUUSD employees who are fully vaccinated will not be required to wear a mask in school buildings.
    • Handwashing - Handwashing continues to be important for general illness prevention and for allergy protection.

    Masks are recommended indoors for unvaccinated campers, but camp will not require per the AOE. If you have further questions, please let me know.

    Find Us on Facebook

    If interested, Jericho Recreation is on Facebook. We try to post daily activities that are happening here at camp. This may be a place for families to check to see what is happening at camp!


    Younger Camp Daily Schedule

    7:30 – 8:30 Childcare at Jericho Elementary School (additional fees required)

    8:30 - 8:45 Meet with sign in/out counselor, breakfast will be served at this time

    8:45 – 9:45 Mode 1

    9:45 – 10:00 Snack Break

    10:00 – 11:00 Mode 2

    11:00 – 12:00 Mode 3

    12:00 – 12:30 Lunch

    12:30 – 1:00 Outdoor Recess

    1:00 – 2:00 Mode 4

    2:00 – 2:45 Mode 5

    2:45 – 3:00 Meet with sign in/out counselor

    3:00 – 3:30 Sign out time at Jericho Elementary School

    If nice weather, sign out will be on the playground at JES

    If rainy weather, sign out will be inside at a designated location.

    3:30 – 5:00 Optional childcare available at Jericho Elementary School

    (Additional fees are required)

    Recovery Services

    Some campers will be participating in Recovery Services this summer. As a family you will be notified by the school and Recreation Director if your camper is participating. Recovery Services are from 8 - 12:30 Monday - Thursday and begin on Tuesday, July 6th and end on Thursday, July 30th. Campers will be picked up at recreation and delivered services in the school, then returned to camp. Services will not be held the entire time between 8 - 12:30. Campers receiving services will eat with other campers before departure. Some campers will be staying in the PM to finish out the camp day. If you have questions about these services in regards to camp, please contact Lynn Wagner.

    Communication

    Weekly newsletters will be emailed to all families. Newsletters are also posted on the Town of Jericho website. If you find that you are not receiving weekly email via newsletters, please confirm your email address with me. Also, if you would like another email added to your camper’s account, please email lwagner@jerichovt.gov and I would gladly add.

    If you would like to contact the Director or Assistant Directors during the day, we are all available via cellphone. Since cell service in Jericho and surrounding areas is still limited, please send us a text. We try to respond as quickly as possible, unless we are out of reception. If you prefer a phone call, simply text or email us and leave the phone number you wish to be reached at. We will return your call on a reliable phone at the earliest convenience.

    We can be reached using the information below:

    Younger Camp

    Lynn Wagner Camp Director

    (802)793-6452 lwagner@jerichovt.gov

    Madison Sanguinetti Younger Camp Assistant Director

    (802) 363-0442 madisonsanguinetti@gmail.com

    Darcy Patnode Younger Camp Assistant Director

    (802)355-5992 patnodedarcy@gmail.com


    Older Camp

    Lynn Wagner Camp Director

    (802)793-6452 lwagner@jerichovt.gov

    Dakotah Patnode Older Camp Assistant Director

    (802)355-6886 dakotahpatnode94@gmail.com

  • Older Camp Newsletter - Week Four

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    Week Four: July 12 - 16

    An Important reminder from our districts nurse in regard to masks:

    "Staff and students are reminded that masks are recommended for unvaccinated people when indoors. Although we can't require a mask at this time, it is a strong recommendation from Dr. Levine and the Vermont Department of Health. With our younger students still unvaccinated, mask wearing is a proven way to reduce the spread of the virus. I am not asking that you police the mask wearing, just offer a reminder daily. Thank you kindly for your assistance. Please reach out if you have questions."

    -- Tara McMahon, RN

    School Nurse

    MMUUSD Nurse Coordinator and COVID Coordinator

    • The Older Camp (Finishing 4th Grade - Finishing 7th Grade) will be held at Browns River Middle School.

    Below is the newsletter for week 4 of summer camp. Some of the information will look familiar, but PLEASE read through as new information is also included, especially field trip information.


    Camp Information

    Camp activities operate rain or shine; please send your camper with the following items:

    • Backpack
    • Appropriate shoes
    • A change of clothes if needed
    • Swimsuit if needed
    • Towel if needed
    • Rain gear
    • Snack
    • Water bottle (this is extra important this year, as the water fountains are ONLY open for filling bottles and not for drinking)
    • Lunch if needed (see Breakfast and Lunch section for more information)

    Please be sure to label all belongings as the lost and found grows very quickly! Camp provides generic sunscreen for all campers, but please feel free to send your camper with their own if you have a sunscreen preference.


    Activities

    We intend to offer a range of activities to cater to a variety of camper interests and needs. Activities are offered in modules throughout the day, and options change roughly each hour. We offer different activities each week, but try to return to the favorites often at the request of our campers. Camp activities range from hiking, capture the flag, arts and crafts, jewelry making, gardening, cooking, kickball, Nerf mania, reading, ball mode, lotions and potions, fort building, board games, engineering, and river walk.

    Week Four Mod Choices: July 12 - 16


    Field Trip

    I appreciate the family's patience in regards to field trips this summer. As regulations are changing, some field trips can be booked. If a BRMS camper is not comfortable attending a trip, I will have a counselor stay at BRMS to run activities. The camp day will look different, but it is an option if anyone is interested. If your camper is attending or not attending the field trip, please fill out the Google Form to reserve a spot. Trip information is located below:

    Trip: Get Air

    When: Friday, July 16th

    Time: Leave JES at 9:45. Return Time: Approximately 2:30.

    Description: Campers will be heading to Get Air. I was able to rent the facility from 10:30 - 1:30. Thus it will not be open to the public and only Jericho Recreation campers will be in the facility during these times. I have combined this trip with the BRMS camp. The Pre-K will be having individual space for themselves. Dakotah, Darcy, Madison and I will be working together to create rotations so all can enjoy the facility safely. An online waiver will need to be filled out. When we arrive at Get Air, staff will be checking each camper. Please make sure if your camper will be attending the field trip, the Get Air Waiver is filled out. Get Air Waiver (click this link and at the top right corner is the get air waiver form).

    Fee: The fee for this field trip is $10.00. This covers the entry fee. Payment can be made by check made out to: Town of Jericho or cash - both given to Madison, Darcy or Lynn. Payment can also be made by credit card on the following link: credit card

    Lunch: Lunch provided by the camp will be offered on this field trip. Campers will sign up as normal with their counselor. Breakfast will be available before departure.

    Please sign up on the link below for this field trip by Wednesday, July 14th.

    Get Air


    Health Forms

    There are a few families that still need to complete health forms. I will work on resending these forms to families via email. The Health Form is not part of our online registration due to regulations, and therefore must be completed independent of registering your camper. You can print the form using the link below and mail to Town of Jericho, PO Box 39, Jericho, VT 05465 or scan/email at lwagner@jerichovt.gov or drop off at the campsite. Link to the health form is below:

    Health Form

    Final Payment

    Final payment for all registration fees are now due. You can pay by check (made payable to the Town of Jericho), or credit card. Checks can be dropped off at the campsite. Lynn will email confirmation when received.


    Childcare

    Camp hours are 8:30 to 3:30.

    Morning childcare is available from 7:30 to 8:30 and afternoon childcare is available from 3:30 to 5:00, both for an additional fee. Regular drop off time begins at 8:30, and pick up time is 3:30. If you are not using childcare services, please utilize the drop off and pick up windows for regularly scheduled camp hours.

    If you are in need of morning and/or afternoon childcare services, please see the options for payment below:

    1. Discount Pass
    2. Punch Card
    3. Pay as you Go

    If you would like to purchase childcare or need help understanding the fees and options listed above, please contact me at lwagner@jerichovt.gov.

    Childcare will be held at your camper’s regular camp location. Campers at the Older Camp will not be bussed over to the Younger Camp as in previous years.


    Meals

    The USDA is extending free meals to children (18 and under) through the summer 2021 due to the pandemic. This means that all Jericho Recreation campers can receive FREE breakfast and lunch while at camp.

    When campers arrive in the morning, a counselor will ask for their breakfast and/or lunch order if they intend on receiving meals from camp. The camper may choose the hot lunch item, or a sunbutter and jelly sandwich. Meals come with milk, veggies, and fruit. Please see the menu below for more information.

    The breakfast/lunch menu

    If your camper has an allergy, please ensure it is noted accurately on their health form and email me, lwagner@jerichovt.gov, so it can be communicated with the kitchen staff and appropriate accommodations can be made. There is no official sign up that parents need to complete as our team is taking care of all the behind the scenes paperwork for breakfast and lunch.

    SNACKS: Snacks are not provided in the breakfast and lunch program. Please make sure you pack a few snacks to be used throughout the day, in case your camper gets hungry.

    Drop Off and Pick Up

    Arrival for the older camp will once again take place outside of Browns River Middle School. We will have a specific route outlined for families to loop around and drop off their camper at the side entrance of the building near the side of the gym and the gazebo. People who are dropping off should use the car route through the right hand parking lot of Browns River Middle School. Please pull all the way forward to make space for the cars behind you.

    Pickup at the older camp will also take place outside of Browns River Middle School again. Please follow the designated route through the parking lot toward the gazebo at the side of the gym. Dakotah or another staff member will greet you in your vehicle, ask you to sign out your camper, and then radio another staff member to send your camper over. After we have radioed, we will ask you to please pull up to the furthest cone while waiting.

    Please know we work hard to ensure a safe and efficient drop off and pickup. This process takes a lot of focus from our staff, and we’re grateful for your patience.

    Campers may be using the fields or playground by the parking lot, so please take care while driving by. It is also important that you do not retrieve your camper from the playground or fields prior to signing them out. This is to ensure everyone’s safety and allows us to document each pickup carefully.


    Find Us on Facebook

    If interested, Jericho Recreation is on Facebook. We try to post daily activities that are happening here at camp. This may be a place for families to check!


    Masks

    Governor Scott announced on June 14, 2021, that the state of emergency will end for Vermonters at midnight on June 15, 2021. As a result, Vermont will move to Phase 4 guidance in the Vermont Forward Plan. Accordingly, MMUUSD will adjust its procedures to align with the Vermont Forward Plan, Vermont Department of Health recommendations and Agency of Education guidance. The following summer procedures take effect on June 16, 2021:

    • Sick staff or students should stay home.
    • Masking - (*Based on strong recommendations from the Vermont Department of Health) As follows:
      • We are encouraging and recommending unvaccinated students and adults to wear a mask when indoors.
      • Students and adults who are fully vaccinated do not need to wear a mask indoors.
      • Masks are not necessary while outside regardless of vaccination status.
      • Tutors, paraeducators, bus drivers, food staff, custodial/maintenance staff, office personnel and other MMUUSD employees who are fully vaccinated will not be required to wear a mask in school buildings.
    • Handwashing - Handwashing continues to be important for general illness prevention and for allergy protection.

    Masks are recommended indoors for unvaccinated campers, but camp will not require per the AOE. If you have further questions, please let me know.


    Older Camp Daily Schedule


    7:30 – 8:30 Childcare at Browns River Middle School (additional fees required)

    8:30 - 8:45 Morning Meeting and Announcements

    8:45 – 9:45 Mode 1

    9:45 – 10:00 Snack

    10:00 – 11:00 Mode 2

    11:00 – 12:00 Mode 3

    12:00 – 12:30 Lunch

    12:30 – 1:00 Recess

    1:00 – 2:00 Mode 4

    2:00 – 2:45 Mode 5

    2:45 – 3:00 Team Meeting

    3:00 – 3:30 Pick Up

    3:30 – 5:00 Childcare at Browns River Middle School (additional fees required)

    Recovery Services

    Some campers will be participating in Recovery Services this summer. As a family you will be notified by the school and Recreation Director if your camper is participating. Recovery Services are from 8 - 12:30 Monday - Thursday and begin on Tuesday, July 6th and end on Thursday, July 30th. Campers will be picked up at recreation and delivered services in the school, then returned to camp. Services will not be held the entire time between 8 - 12:30. Campers receiving services will eat with other campers before departure. Some campers will be staying in the PM to finish out the camp day. If you have questions about these services in regards to camp, please contact Lynn Wagner.

    Communication

    Weekly newsletters will be emailed to all families. Newsletters are also posted on the Town of Jericho website. If you find that you are not receiving weekly email via newsletters, please confirm your email address with me. Also, if you would like another email added to your camper’s account, please email lwagner@jerichovt.gov and I would gladly add.

    If you would like to contact the Director or Assistant Directors during the day, we are all available via cellphone. Since cell service in Jericho and surrounding areas is still limited, please send us a text. We try to respond as quickly as possible, unless we are out of reception. If you prefer a phone call, simply text or email us and leave the phone number you wish to be reached at. We will return your call on a reliable phone at the earliest convenience.

    We can be reached using the information below:

    Younger Camp

    Lynn Wagner Camp Director

    (802)793-6452 lwagner@jerichovt.gov

    Madison Sanguinetti Younger Camp Assistant Director

    (802) 363-0442 madisonsanguinetti@gmail.com

    Darcy Patnode Younger Camp Assistant Director

    (802)355-5992 patnodedarcy@gmail.com


    Older Camp

    Lynn Wagner Camp Director

    (802)793-6452 lwagner@jerichovt.gov

    Dakotah Patnode Older Camp Assistant Director

    (802)355-6886 dakotahpatnode94@gmail.com

  • Younger Camp Newsletter - Week 4

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    Week Four: July 12 - 16

    An Important reminder from our districts nurse in regard to masks:

    "Staff and students are reminded that masks are recommended for unvaccinated people when indoors. Although we can't require a mask at this time, it is a strong recommendation from Dr. Levine and the Vermont Department of Health. With our younger students still unvaccinated, mask wearing is a proven way to reduce the spread of the virus. I am not asking that you police the mask wearing, just offer a reminder daily. Thank you kindly for your assistance. Please reach out if you have questions."

    -- Tara McMahon, RN

    School Nurse

    MMUUSD Nurse Coordinator and COVID Coordinator

    Below is the newsletter for week 4 of summer camp. Some of the information will look familiar, but PLEASE read through as new information is also included, especially field trip information.

    Pick Up - Just a reminder, if it is raining indoor sign out will occur by the same door as drop off. If the weather cooperates, sign out will be outside on the playground. If it is raining when it is time to head outside, we keep the campers inside (wet on the playground). So, it may look sunny but might have to be inside. Sorry for any confusion, Vermont weather can be fickle.

    • The Younger Camp (Going into Pre K – Finishing 3rd Grade) will be held at Jericho Elementary School.


    Camp Information

    Camp activities operate rain or shine; please send your camper with the following items:

    • Backpack
    • Appropriate shoes
    • A change of clothes if needed
    • Swimsuit if needed
    • Towel if needed
    • Rain gear
    • Snack
    • Water bottle (this is extra important this year, as the water fountains are ONLY open for filling bottles and not for drinking)
    • Lunch if needed (see Breakfast and Lunch section for more information)

    Please be sure to label all belongings as the lost and found grows very quickly! Camp provides generic sunscreen for all campers, but please feel free to send your camper with their own if you have a sunscreen preference.


    Activities

    We intend to offer a range of activities to cater to a variety of camper interests and needs. Activities are offered in modules throughout the day, and options change roughly each hour. We offer different activities each week, but try to return to the favorites often at the request of our campers. Camp activities range from outdoor exploration, soccer, arts and crafts, ball mode, basketball, building, board games, cooking, kickball, relax and read, card games, gaga ball and water fun.

    Week Four Mod Choices: July 12 - 16


    Field Trip

    I appreciate the family's patience in regards to field trips this summer. As regulations are changing, some field trips can be booked. This summer, for the JES campers, I am making the field trips optional. Which means, if you are not comfortable sending your camper to a field trip, regular camp will be offered here at JES. Keep in mind it will be structured a bit different, but still the same fun activities. If your camper is attending or not attending the field trip, please fill out the Google Form below to reserve a spot. Please remember to fill out this form! Trip information is located below:

    Trip: Get Air

    When: Friday, July 16th

    Time: Leave JES at 9:45. Return Time: Approximately 2:30.

    Description: Campers will be heading to Get Air. I was able to rent the facility from 10:30 - 1:30. Thus it will not be open to the public and only Jericho Recreation campers will be in the facility during these times. I have combined this trip with the BRMS camp. The Pre-K will be having individual space for themselves. Dakotah, Darcy, Madison and I will be working together to create rotations so all can enjoy the facility safely. An online waiver will need to be filled out. When we arrive at Get Air, staff will be checking each camper. Please make sure if your camper will be attending the field trip, the Get Air Waiver is filled out. Get Air Waiver (click this link and at the top right corner is the get air waiver form).

    Fee: The fee for this field trip is $10.00. This covers the entry fee. Payment can be made by check made out to: Town of Jericho or cash - both given to Madison, Darcy or Lynn. Payment can also be made by credit card on the following link: credit card

    Lunch: Lunch provided by the camp will be offered on this field trip. Campers will sign up as normal with their counselor. Breakfast will be available before departure.

    Please sign up on the link below for this field trip by Wednesday, July 14th.

    Get Air


    Health Forms

    There are a few families that still need to complete health forms. I will work on resending these forms to families via email. The Health Form is not part of our online registration due to regulations, and therefore must be completed independent of registering your camper. You can print the form using the link below and mail to Town of Jericho, PO Box 39, Jericho, VT 05465 or scan/email at lwagner@jerichovt.gov or drop off at the campsite. Link to the health form is below:

    Health Form

    Final Payment

    Final payment for all registration fees are now due. You can pay by check (made payable to the Town of Jericho), or credit card. Checks can be dropped off at the campsite. Lynn will email confirmation when received.


    Childcare

    Camp hours are 8:30 to 3:30.

    Morning childcare is available from 7:30 to 8:30 and afternoon childcare is available from 3:30 to 5:00, both for an additional fee. Regular drop off time begins at 8:30, and pick up time is 3:30. If you are not using childcare services, please utilize the drop off and pick up windows for regularly scheduled camp hours.

    If you are in need of morning and/or afternoon childcare services, please see the options for payment below:

    1. Discount Pass
    2. Punch Card
    3. Pay as you Go

    If you would like to purchase childcare or need help understanding the fees and options listed above, please contact me at lwagner@jerichovt.gov.

    Childcare will be held at your camper’s regular camp location. Campers at the Older Camp will not be bussed over to the Younger Camp as in previous years.


    Meals

    The USDA is extending free meals to children (18 and under) through the summer 2021 due to the pandemic. This means that all Jericho Recreation campers can receive FREE breakfast and lunch while at camp.

    When campers arrive in the morning, a counselor will ask for their breakfast and/or lunch order if they intend on receiving meals from camp. The camper may choose the hot lunch item, or a sunbutter and jelly sandwich. Meals come with milk, veggies, and fruit. Please see the menu below for more information.

    The breakfast/lunch menu

    If your camper has an allergy, please ensure it is noted accurately on their health form and email me, lwagner@jerichovt.gov, so it can be communicated with the kitchen staff and appropriate accommodations can be made. There is no official sign up that parents need to complete as our team is taking care of all the behind the scenes paperwork for breakfast and lunch.

    SNACKS: Snacks are not provided in the breakfast and lunch program. Please make sure you pack a few snacks to be used throughout the day, in case your camper gets hungry.

    Drop Off and Pick Up

    Arrival at camp will again take place outside of the Jericho Elementary School this summer. We will have a specific way for families to loop around and drop off their camper at the southwest entrance (to the left of the art room).

    Regular pick up will occur at the bus loop by the playground at JES between 3:00 and 3:30. Please park in the parking lot or if available the bus loop (being mindful of the flow of traffic). Please make your way to the table set up near the entrance to the playground. Darcy and Madison will be at the table ready to assist you in signing out and radioing for your camper. Please do not go onto the playground to get your camper. This is to ensure a safe and timely pick up for all families and to ensure that the flow of traffic is maintained. If you would like to stay and play on the playground, please make sure you are parked in the parking lot not the bus loop, you can then enjoy the playground with your camper after having signed them out.

    PLEASE NOTE: Last year's pickup procedure was different and thus this year we are trying out some new strategies, please bear with us as pickup procedures may change.

    Campers will remain outside for pickup until 4:00 at which time they will head back indoors for the remainder of childcare. Childcare pick up will then take place where your camper is dropped off in the morning.


    Masks

    Governor Scott announced on June 14, 2021, that the state of emergency will end for Vermonters at midnight on June 15, 2021. As a result, Vermont will move to Phase 4 guidance in the Vermont Forward Plan. Accordingly, MMUUSD will adjust its procedures to align with the Vermont Forward Plan, Vermont Department of Health recommendations and Agency of Education guidance. The following summer procedures take effect on June 16, 2021:

    • Sick staff or students should stay home.
    • Masking - (*Based on strong recommendations from the Vermont Department of Health) As follows:
      • We are encouraging and recommending unvaccinated students and adults to wear a mask when indoors.
      • Students and adults who are fully vaccinated do not need to wear a mask indoors.
      • Masks are not necessary while outside regardless of vaccination status.
      • Tutors, paraeducators, bus drivers, food staff, custodial/maintenance staff, office personnel and other MMUUSD employees who are fully vaccinated will not be required to wear a mask in school buildings.
    • Handwashing - Handwashing continues to be important for general illness prevention and for allergy protection.

    Masks are recommended indoors for unvaccinated campers, but camp will not require per the AOE. If you have further questions, please let me know.


    Find Us on Facebook

    If interested, Jericho Recreation is on Facebook. We try to post daily activities that are happening here at camp. This may be a place for families to check to see what is happening at camp!


    Younger Camp Daily Schedule


    7:30 – 8:30 Childcare at Jericho Elementary School (additional fees required)

    8:30 - 8:45 Meet with sign in/out counselor, breakfast will be served at this time

    8:45 – 9:45 Mode 1

    9:45 – 10:00 Snack Break

    10:00 – 11:00 Mode 2

    11:00 – 12:00 Mode 3

    12:00 – 12:30 Lunch

    12:30 – 1:00 Outdoor Recess

    1:00 – 2:00 Mode 4

    2:00 – 2:45 Mode 5

    2:45 – 3:00 Meet with sign in/out counselor

    3:00 – 3:30 Sign out time at Jericho Elementary School

    If nice weather, sign out will be on the playground at JES

    If rainy weather, sign out will be inside at a designated location.

    3:30 – 5:00 Optional childcare available at Jericho Elementary School (Additional fees are required)

    Recovery Services

    Some campers will be participating in Recovery Services this summer. As a family you will be notified by the school and Recreation Director if your camper is participating. Recovery Services are from 8 - 12:30 Monday - Thursday and begin on Tuesday, July 6th and end on Thursday, July 30th. Campers will be picked up at recreation and delivered services in the school, then returned to camp. Services will not be held the entire time between 8 - 12:30. Campers receiving services will eat with other campers before departure. Some campers will be staying in the PM to finish out the camp day. If you have questions about these services in regards to camp, please contact Lynn Wagner.

    Communication

    Weekly newsletters will be emailed to all families. Newsletters are also posted on the Town of Jericho website. If you find that you are not receiving weekly email via newsletters, please confirm your email address with me. Also, if you would like another email added to your camper’s account, please email lwagner@jerichovt.gov and I would gladly add.

    If you would like to contact the Director or Assistant Directors during the day, we are all available via cellphone. Since cell service in Jericho and surrounding areas is still limited, please send us a text. We try to respond as quickly as possible, unless we are out of reception. If you prefer a phone call, simply text or email us and leave the phone number you wish to be reached at. We will return your call on a reliable phone at the earliest convenience.

    We can be reached using the information below:

    Younger Camp

    Lynn Wagner Camp Director

    (802)793-6452 lwagner@jerichovt.gov

    Madison Sanguinetti Younger Camp Assistant Director

    (802) 363-0442 madisonsanguinetti@gmail.com

    Darcy Patnode Younger Camp Assistant Director

    (802)355-5992 patnodedarcy@gmail.com


    Older Camp

    Lynn Wagner Camp Director

    (802)793-6452 lwagner@jerichovt.gov

    Dakotah Patnode Older Camp Assistant Director

    (802)355-6886 dakotahpatnode94@gmail.com

  • Older Camp Newsletter - Week 2

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    Older Camp Newsletter

    Week Two: June 28 - July 2


    • The Older Camp (Finishing 4th – Finishing 7th Grade) will be held at Browns River Middle School.

    Camp is open Monday, July 5th and Friday, July 2nd. We are not closed for the 4th of July.


    Find Us on Facebook

    If interested, Jericho Recreation is on Facebook. We try to post daily activities that are happening here at camp. This may be a place for families to check!


    Masks

    Governor Scott announced on June 14, 2021, that the state of emergency will end for Vermonters at midnight on June 15, 2021. As a result, Vermont will move to Phase 4 guidance in the Vermont Forward Plan. Accordingly, MMUUSD will adjust its procedures to align with the Vermont Forward Plan, Vermont Department of Health recommendations and Agency of Education guidance. The following summer procedures take effect on June 16, 2021:

    • Sick staff or students should stay home.
    • Masking - (*Based on strong recommendations from the Vermont Department of Health) As follows:
      • We are encouraging and recommending unvaccinated students and adults to wear a mask when indoors.
      • Students and adults who are fully vaccinated do not need to wear a mask indoors.
      • Masks are not necessary while outside regardless of vaccination status.
      • Tutors, paraeducators, bus drivers, food staff, custodial/maintenance staff, office personnel and other MMUUSD employees who are fully vaccinated will not be required to wear a mask in school buildings.
    • Handwashing - Handwashing continues to be important for general illness prevention and for allergy protection.

    Masks are recommended indoors for unvaccinated campers, but camp will not require per the AOE. If you have further questions, please let me know.


    Camp Information

    Camp activities operate rain or shine; please send your camper with the following items:

    • Backpack
    • Appropriate shoes
    • A change of clothes if needed
    • Swimsuit if needed
    • Towel if needed
    • Rain gear
    • Snack
    • Water bottle (this is extra important this year, as the water fountains are ONLY open for filling bottles and not for drinking)
    • Lunch if needed (see Breakfast and Lunch section for more information)

    Please be sure to label all belongings as the lost and found grows very quickly! Camp provides generic sunscreen for all campers, but please feel free to send your camper with their own if you have a sunscreen preference.


    Field Trip

    I appreciate the family's patience in regards to field trips this summer. As regulations are changing, some field trips can be booked. If a BRMS camper is not comfortable attending a trip, I can have a counselor stay at BRMS to run activities. The camp day will look different, but it is an option if anyone is interested. If your camper is attending the field trip, please fill out the Google Form to reserve a spot. Trip information is located below:

    Trip: Jay Peak Waterpark

    When: Friday, July 2nd

    Time: Leave BRMS at 9:00. Return Time: Approximately 3:00

    Description: Campers will be heading to Jay Peak Waterpark to enjoy the facilities. If a camper is interested in participating in the flow rider, please click the link to fill out an online participation form Flow Rider

    Lunch: Campers will be eating lunch at Jay Peak. Campers will be able to order their lunch through our camp as always and this will be transported to Jay Peak. Campers may also bring money to pay for food items in the snack bar there as well. This of course is optional.

    Please make sure that if your camper is attending this field trip, so sign up on the link below.

    Masks: he waterpark regulations are the same as here at camp. Masks are recommended for non vaccinated campers and staff, but not required.

    Fee: The fee for this field trip is $10.00. Payment can be made by check made out to: Town of Jericho or cash - both given to Dakotah. Payment can also be made by credit card.

    WEEK 2 FIELD TRIP SIGN UP (OLDER CAMP)


    Health Forms

    There are a few families that still need to complete health forms. I will work on resending these forms to families via email. The Health Form is not part of our online registration due to regulations, and therefore must be completed independent of registering your camper. You can print the form using the link below and mail to Town of Jericho, PO Box 39, Jericho, VT 05465 or scan/email at lwagner@jerichovt.gov or drop off at the campsite. Link to the health form is below:

    Health Form


    Final Payment

    Final payment for all registration fees are now due. You can pay by check (made payable to the Town of Jericho), or credit card. Checks can be dropped off at the campsite. Lynn will email confirmation when received.


    Childcare

    Camp hours are 8:30 to 3:30.

    Morning childcare is available from 7:30 to 8:30 and afternoon childcare is available from 3:30 to 5:00, both for an additional fee. Regular drop off time begins at 8:30, and pick up time is 3:30. If you are not using childcare services, please utilize the drop off and pick up windows for regularly scheduled camp hours.

    If you are in need of morning and/or afternoon childcare services, please see the options for payment below:

    1. Discount Pass
    2. Punch Card
    3. Pay as you Go

    If you would like to purchase childcare or need help understanding the fees and options listed above, please contact me at lwagner@jerichovt.gov.

    Childcare will be held at your campers’ regular camp location. Campers at the Older Camp will not be bussed over to the Younger Camp as in pervious years.


    Meals

    The USDA is extending free meals to children (18 and under) through the summer 2021 due to the pandemic. This means that all Jericho Recreation campers can receive FREE breakfast and lunch while at camp.

    When campers arrive in the morning, a counselor will ask for their breakfast and/or lunch order if they intend on receiving meals from camp. The camper may choose the hot lunch item, or a Sunbutter and jelly sandwich which comes with milk, veggies, and fruit.

    Older campers will be provided with two choices for breakfast each day, including cereals, muffins, and granola bars. All of these will be paired with fruit and/or juice, and milk. When campers arrive in the morning, a counselor will ask for their breakfast and/or lunch order if they intend on receiving meals from camp.

    Please see the menu below for more information:

    The breakfast/lunch menu for BRMS

    If your camper has an allergy, please ensure it is noted accurately on their health form and email me, lwagner@jerichovt.gov, so it can be communicated with the kitchen staff and appropriate accommodations can be made. There is no official sign up that parents need to complete as our team is taking care of all the behind the scenes paperwork for breakfast and lunch.

    SNACKS: Snacks are not provided in our breakfast and lunch program. Please make sure you pack a few snacks to be used throughout the day, in case your camper gets hungry.


    Drop Off and Pick Up

    Arrival for the older camp will once again take place outside of Browns River Middle School. We will have a specific route outlined for families to loop around and drop off their camper at the side entrance of the building near the side of the gym and the gazebo. People who are dropping off should use the car route through the right hand parking lot of Browns River Middle School. Please pull all the way forward to make space for the cars behind you.

    Pickup at the older camp will also take place outside of Browns River Middle School again. Please follow the designated route through the parking lot toward the gazebo at the side of the gym. Dakotah or another staff member will greet you in your vehicle, ask you to sign out your camper, and then radio another staff member to send your camper over. After we have radioed, we will ask you to please pull up to the furthest cone while waiting.

    Please know we work hard to ensure a safe and efficient drop off and pickup. This process takes a lot of focus from our staff, and we’re grateful for your patience.

    Campers may be using the fields or playground by the parking lot, so please take care while driving by. It is also important that you do not retrieve your camper from the playground or fields prior to signing them out. This is to ensure everyone’s safety and allows us to document each pickup carefully.


    Activities

    We intend to offer a range of activities to cater to a variety of camper interests and needs. Activities are offered in modules throughout the day, and options change roughly each hour. We offer different activities each week, but try to return to the favorites often at the request of our campers. Camp activities range from hiking, capture the flag, arts and crafts, jewelry making, gardening, cooking, kickball, Nerf mania, reading, ball mode, lotions and potions, fort building, board games, engineering, and river walk.

    Week 2 Mod Choices: June 28 - July 2nd


    Older Camp Daily Schedule

    • 7:30 – 8:30: Childcare at Browns River Middle School (additional fees required)
    • 8:30 – 8:45 : Morning Meeting and Announcements
    • 8:45 – 9:45: Mode 1
    • 9:45 – 10:00: Snack
    • 10:00 – 11:00: Mode 2
    • 11:00 – 12:00: Mode 3
    • 12:00 – 12:30: Lunch
    • 12:30 – 1:00: Recess
    • 1:00 – 2:00: Mode 4
    • 2:00 – 2:45: Mode 5
    • 2:45 – 3:00: Team Meeting
    • 3:00 – 3:30: Pick Up
    • 3:30 – 5:00: Childcare at Browns River Middle School (additional fees required)

    Recovery Services

    Some campers will be participating in Recovery Services this summer. As a family you will be notified by the school and Recreation Director if your camper is participating. Recovery Services are from 8 - 12:30. Campers will be picked up at recreation and delivered services in the school, then returned to camp. Services will not be held the entire time between 8 - 12:30. Campers receiving services will eat with other campers before departure. Some campers will be staying in the PM to finish out the camp day. If you have questions about these services in regards to camp, please contact Lynn Wagner.


    Communication

    Weekly newsletters will be emailed to all families. Newsletters are also posted on the Town of Jericho website. If you find that you are not receiving weekly email via newsletters, please confirm your email address with me or an assistant director.

    If you need to contact the Director or Assistant Directors during the day, we are all available via cellphone. Since cell service in Jericho and surrounding areas is still limited, please send us a text. We try to respond as quickly as possible, unless we are out of reception. If you prefer a phone call, simply text or email us and leave the phone number you wish to be reached at. We will return your call on a reliable phone at the earliest convenience.

    We can be reached using the information below:

    Younger Camp

    Lynn Wagner
    Camp Director

    (802) 793-452
    lwagner@jerichovt.gov
    Madison Sanguinetti
    Younger Camp Assistant Director

    (802) 363-0442 madisonsanguinetti@gmail.com
    Darcy Patnode
    Younger Camp Assistant Director

    (802) 355-5992 patnodedarcy@gmail.com


    Older Camp

    Lynn Wagner Camp Director

    (802) 793-6452 lwagner@jerichovt.gov

    Dakotah Patnode Older Camp Assistant Director

    (802) 355-6886
    dakotahpatnode94@gmail.com
  • Younger Camp Newsletter - Week 2

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    Younger Camp Newsletter

    Week Two: June 28 - July 2


    What a great week we are having at Jericho Recreation. Below is the newsletter for week 2 of summer camp. Some of the information will look familiar from week one, but PLEASE read through as new information is also included.

    Camp is open Monday, July 5th and Friday, July 2nd. We are not closed for the 4th of July.

    • The Younger Camp (Going into Pre K – Finishing 3rd Grade) will be held at Jericho Elementary School.

    Find Us on Facebook

    If interested, Jericho Recreation is on Facebook. We try to post daily activities that are happening here at camp. This may be a place for families to check to see what is happening at camp!


    Masks

    Governor Scott announced on June 14, 2021, that the state of emergency will end for Vermonters at midnight on June 15, 2021. As a result, Vermont will move to Phase 4 guidance in the Vermont Forward Plan. Accordingly, MMUUSD will adjust its procedures to align with the Vermont Forward Plan, Vermont Department of Health recommendations and Agency of Education guidance. The following summer procedures take effect on June 16, 2021:

    • Sick staff or students should stay home.
    • Masking - (*Based on strong recommendations from the Vermont Department of Health) As follows:
      • We are encouraging and recommending unvaccinated students and adults to wear a mask when indoors.
      • Students and adults who are fully vaccinated do not need to wear a mask indoors.
      • Masks are not necessary while outside regardless of vaccination status.
      • Tutors, paraeducators, bus drivers, food staff, custodial/maintenance staff, office personnel and other MMUUSD employees who are fully vaccinated will not be required to wear a mask in school buildings.
    • Handwashing - Handwashing continues to be important for general illness prevention and for allergy protection.

    Masks are recommended indoors for unvaccinated campers, but camp will not require per the AOE. If you have further questions, please let me know.


    Camp Information

    Camp activities operate rain or shine; please send your camper with the following items:

    • Backpack
    • Appropriate shoes
    • A change of clothes if needed
    • Swimsuit if needed
    • Towel if needed
    • Rain gear
    • Snack
    • Water bottle (this is extra important this year, as the water fountains are ONLY open for filling bottles and not for drinking)
    • Lunch if needed (see Breakfast and Lunch section for more information)

    Please be sure to label all belongings as the lost and found grows very quickly! Camp provides generic sunscreen for all campers, but please feel free to send your camper with their own if you have a sunscreen preference.


    Field Trip

    I appreciate the family's patience in regards to field trips this summer. As regulations are changing, some field trips can be booked. This summer, for the JES campers, I am making the field trips optional. Which means, if you are not comfortable sending your camper to a field trip, regular camp will be offered here at JES. Keep in mind it will be structured a bit different, but still the same fun activities. If your camper is attending the field trip, please fill out the Google Form to reserve a spot. Please remember to fill out this form! Trip information is located below:

    Trip: Bowling at Sparetime in Colchester

    When: Wednesday, June 30th

    Time: Leave JES at 9:30. Return Time: Approximately 2:00 - 2:30 (See description below as times are different for age groups).

    Description: Campers will ride a bus to Sparetime Bowling in Colchester. (Next to Costco)

    Campers will be participating in the following: Bowling, arcade fun (each camper will receive a $10.00 card from camp) and for the 1st - 3rd grade campers - they will have a game of laser tag as well. I was thinking our youngest campers may be too young for laser tag with the heavy equipment and darkness of the activity. However, I have scheduled a time for our youngest campers to go into the laser tag arena with lights on and play a game of hide and seek with their counselors.

    All campers will also be given 2 slices of pizza and a drink. The “free” lunches at camp will also be given to students to bring with them or have at camp upon return. Breakfast will be eaten at camp as normal.

    Departure time back to Jericho Elementary for the Prek/k campers will be departing first after their bowling and arcade time. An approximate time might be 1:00 pm.

    Masks: The bowling facility mask regulations are the same as here at camp. Masks are recommended for non vaccinated campers and staff, but not required.

    Fee: The fee for this field trip is $10.00. This covers all of the above mentioned. Payment can be made by check made out to: Town of Jericho or cash - both given to Madison or Darcy. Payment can also be made by credit card

    WEEK 2 FIELD TRIP SIGN UP (YOUNGER CAMP)


    Health Forms

    There are a few families that still need to complete health forms. I will work on resending these forms to families via email. The Health Form is not part of our online registration due to regulations, and therefore must be completed independent of registering your camper. You can print the form using the link below and mail to Town of Jericho, PO Box 39, Jericho, VT 05465 or scan/email at lwagner@jerichovt.gov or drop off at the campsite. Link to the health form is below:

    Health Form


    Final Payment

    Final payment for all registration fees are now due. You can pay by check (made payable to the Town of Jericho), or credit card. Checks can be dropped off at the campsite. Lynn will email confirmation when received.


    Childcare

    Camp hours are 8:30 to 3:30.

    Morning childcare is available from 7:30 to 8:30 and afternoon childcare is available from 3:30 to 5:00, both for an additional fee. Regular drop off time begins at 8:30, and pick up time is 3:30. If you are not using childcare services, please utilize the drop off and pick up windows for regularly scheduled camp hours.

    If you are in need of morning and/or afternoon childcare services, please see the options for payment below:

    1. Discount Pass
    2. Punch Card
    3. Pay as you Go

    If you would like to purchase childcare or need help understanding the fees and options listed above, please contact me at lwagner@jerichovt.gov.

    Childcare will be held at your camper’s regular camp location. Campers at the Older Camp will not be bussed over to the Younger Camp as in past years.


    Meals

    The USDA is extending free meals to children (18 and under) through the summer 2021 due to the pandemic. This means that all Jericho Recreation campers can receive FREE breakfast and lunch while at camp.

    When campers arrive in the morning, a counselor will ask for their breakfast and/or lunch order if they intend on receiving meals from camp. The camper may choose the hot lunch item, or a Sunbutter and jelly sandwich. Meals come with milk, veggies, and fruit. Please see the menu below for more information.

    The breakfast/lunch menu

    If your camper has an allergy, please ensure it is noted accurately on their health form and email me, lwagner@jerichovt.gov, so it can be communicated with the kitchen staff and appropriate accommodations can be made. There is no official sign up that parents need to complete as our team is taking care of all the behind the scenes paperwork for breakfast and lunch.

    SNACKS: Snacks are not provided in the breakfast and lunch program. Please make sure you pack a few snacks to be used throughout the day, in case your camper gets hungry.


    Drop Off and Pick Up

    Arrival at camp will again take place outside of the Jericho Elementary School this summer. We will have a specific way for families to loop around and drop off their camper at the southwest entrance (to the left of the art room).

    Regular pick up will occur at the bus loop by the playground at JES between 3:00 and 3:30. Please park in the parking lot or if available the bus loop (being mindful of the flow of traffic). Please make your way to the table set up near the entrance to the playground. Darcy and Madison will be at the table ready to assist you in signing out and radioing for your camper. Please do not go onto the playground to get your camper. This is to ensure a safe and timely pick up for all families and to ensure that the flow of traffic is maintained. If you would like to stay and play on the playground, please make sure you are parked in the parking lot not the bus loop, you can then enjoy the playground with your camper after having signed them out.

    PLEASE NOTE: Last year's pickup procedure was different and thus this year we are trying out some new strategies, please bear with us as pickup procedures may change.

    Campers will remain outside for pickup until 4:00 at which time they will head back indoors for the remainder of childcare. Childcare pick up will then take place where your camper is dropped off in the morning.


    Activities

    We intend to offer a range of activities to cater to a variety of camper interests and needs. Activities are offered in modules throughout the day, and options change roughly each hour. We offer different activities each week, but try to return to the favorites often at the request of our campers. Camp activities range from outdoor exploration, soccer, arts and crafts, ball mode, basketball, building, board games, cooking, kickball, relax and read, card games, gaga ball and water fun.

    Week Two Mod Choices: Week of June 28 - July 2


    Younger Camp Daily Schedule

    • 7:30 – 8:30: Childcare at Jericho Elementary School (additional fees required)
    • 8:30 – 8:40 : Meet with sign in/out counselor, breakfast will be served at this time
    • 8:45 – 9:45: Mode 1
    • 9:45 – 10:00: Snack Break
    • 10:00 – 11:00: Mode 2
    • 11:00 – 12:00: Mode 3
    • 12:00 – 12:30: Lunch
    • 12:30 – 1:00: Outdoor Recess
    • 1:00 – 2:00: Mode 4
    • 2:00 – 2:45: Mode 5
    • 2:45 – 3:00: Meet with sign in/out counselor
    • 3:00 – 3:30: Sign out time at Jericho Elementary School
    • If nice weather, sign out will be on the playground at JES
    • If rainy weather, sign out will be inside at a designated location.
    • 3:30 – 5:00: Optional childcare available at Jericho Elementary School

    (Additional fees are required)


    Recovery Services

    Some campers will be participating in Recovery Services this summer. As a family you will be notified by the school and Recreation Director if your camper is participating. Recovery Services are from 8:00-12:30 Monday-Thursday. Campers will be picked up at recreation and delivered services in the school, then returned to camp. Services will not be held the entire time between 8:00-12:30. Campers receiving services will eat with other campers before departure. Some campers will be staying in the PM to finish out the camp day. If you have questions about these services in regards to camp, please contact Lynn Wagner.


    Communication

    Weekly newsletters will be emailed to all families. Newsletters are also posted on the Town of Jericho website. If you find that you are not receiving weekly email via newsletters, please confirm your email address with me. Also, if you would like another email added to your camper’s account, please email lwagner@jerichovt.gov and I would gladly add.

    If you would like to contact the Director or Assistant Directors during the day, we are all available via cellphone. Since cell service in Jericho and surrounding areas is still limited, please send us a text. We try to respond as quickly as possible, unless we are out of reception. If you prefer a phone call, simply text or email us and leave the phone number you wish to be reached at. We will return your call on a reliable phone at the earliest convenience.

    Younger Camp

    Lynn Wagner
    Camp Director

    (802) 793-452
    lwagner@jerichovt.gov
    Madison Sanguinetti
    Younger Camp Assistant Director

    (802) 363-0442 madisonsanguinetti@gmail.com
    Darcy Patnode
    Younger Camp Assistant Director

    (802) 355-5992 patnodedarcy@gmail.com


    Older Camp

    Lynn Wagner Camp Director

    (802) 793-6452 lwagner@jerichovt.gov

    Dakotah Patnode Older Camp Assistant Director

    (802) 355-6886
    dakotahpatnode94@gmail.com
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