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June 6, 2020

Older Camp

Hello Camp Families,

I hope you have all found time to enjoy this warm, sunny weather and finally spend some non-school time with your family! The end of our school year was certainly not what we expected, but we are eagerly waiting for camp to begin! It’s hard to believe our first day is next Monday, June 22nd.

Before we begin camp we wanted to email you and outline what your camper’s day will look like with the new COVID-19 state regulations. It is our goal to follow the state regulations and guidelines while ensuring our campers are safe and enjoying their summer with us.

Arrival at the older camp will take place outside of the school this summer. 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 gym. People who are dropping off should use the car route through the right hand parking lot of Browns River Middle School. Upon exiting the car, campers will be met by a staff member who will take their temperature using a no contact thermometer. The temperature will be communicated with whomever drops them off. Please do not drive away until a staff member checks in with you regarding your camper’s temperature. We will make a note of the temp if it is 99 or higher, simply as a precaution for us to monitor the child's temp throughout the day. If a child's temp is 100.0 to 100.3 during the day a call will be made home and we will recommend that the child is picked up, per our normal procedures. If a child has a temp of 100.4 or higher they will not be allowed to enter the building. If they get a temp of 100.4 while they are at camp, a call will be made home and it will be required that the camper be picked up. We will be following the guidelines and procedures outlined by the CDC around cleaning of spaces utilized by campers should they become ill with a fever while at camp. We will also provide sick campers with a space to relax while they await their pick up.

Once a child enters the building they will make their way directly to their “Homebase.” This is the group that they will be with every day for the duration of their time at camp. This space is also where their belongings will be kept. Campers will be provided with a personal bin to keep their belongings in throughout the day. These bins will be labeled with their name and remain in their home room.

Morning childcare will occur in a camper’s Homebase. During morning childcare, campers will also be able to play board games, cards, draw, read, or chat.

When childcare is over, campers will clean up and prepare for their day at camp with a morning meeting. At 9:00, first mode will begin. Counselors will discuss with campers their two choices for modes at that time. The group will split and campers will enjoy first mode. At around 9:45 campers will make their way back to their Homebase for snack.

The remainder of the day will look roughly the same as it has in the past, with modes occurring each hour. Some other changes you can anticipate are masks, social distancing, bathroom breaks, hand washing routines, cleaning routines, lunch, and recess. These changes are outlined below.

Masks: Staff will be required to wear masks throughout the day, unless outdoors and while remaining 6ft from others. It is encouraged that campers also wear masks during the day, except for when outdoors and while eating. Please make this decision based on what works best for you and your family.

Social Distancing: Staff and campers are expected to social distance (remain 6ft apart) during the day. This includes while students are in the school and while eating. Our staff will give friendly reminders to campers throughout the day about social distancing.

Bathrooms: Each homebase will have their own designated bathroom to use during the day. Bathrooms will be cleaned after each use and at three scheduled times throughout the day.

Hand washing: Campers will be required to wash their hands more frequently this year. This will occur before campers enter a room, after they leave a room, after using camp materials (ie. markers, basketballs, etc.), before and after eating lunch or snack, and after using the bathroom. Some of these hand washing procedures are already accustomed to campers, as we have set hand washing expectations in the past.

Lunch: Lunch will be eaten in the campers Homebase this year. If a child is getting lunch through camp, it will be brought to their Homebase.

Recess: Due to cleaning regulations, children will not be able to use the playground for recess each day. They will have scheduled days, twice a week, in which their group will have time to use the playground. This will be a longer recess time and will take the place of a mode to ensure optimal playground time. A less structured outdoor choice time will take the place of recess for those who chose to access that time. This time will essentially be a mode choice after lunch.

Pickup: Once modes are done for the day, campers will return to their Homebase and will be expected to help take care of our space and clean up anything left out as usual. Campers will be dismissed from their rooms when their pickup person arrives and checks in with our staff outside. Campers will leave through the same front doors where they enter each day. People who are picking up will check in with a staff member outside of the school in the same location that they dropped off at. We ask that you please be patient with us as we radio for your camper for pickup, as there are hallway traffic protocols we will need to maintain inside the building per the CDC recommendations.

These are the initial and biggest changes in routine at this time. As always, the CDC and the State regulations are ever changing and may continue to alter some of the plans outlined above. We will be sure to keep you updated on these changes, as well as post any changes at the school.

We are looking forward to camp this year and can’t wait to see everyone!

Don’t forget that this Friday, June 19th, between 3:00 and 4:00PM, we will be at BRMS if you would like to stop by to wave hello. We will be outdoors in our masks so campers can see us and get used to what we will look like this summer. We will also take a child's temperature, if you would like, so that they can get an idea of what the morning routine will look like and feel like before they enter the building.

See you all very soon!

Lynn Wagner and Dakotah Patnode


June 6, 2020

Younger Camp

Hello Camp Families,

I hope that you all are enjoying the beautiful weather and gearing up for the start of camp! It has been a busy end of the year and subsequent start of the summer, but we are so excited for camp to begin! It’s hard to believe our first day is next Monday, June 22nd.

Before we begin camp we wanted to email you and outline what your camper’s day will look like with the new COVID-19 state regulations. It is our goal to follow the state regulations and guidelines while ensuring our campers are safe and enjoying their summer with us.

Arrival at camp will take place outside of the 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). Upon exiting the car, campers will be met by a staff member who will take their temperature using a no contact thermometer. The temperature will be communicated with whomever drops them off. Please do not drive away until a staff member checks in with you regarding your camper’s temperature. We will note this temp if it is 99 or higher, simply as a precaution for us to monitor the child's temp throughout the day. If a child's temp is 100.0 to 100.3 during the day a call will be made home and we will recommend that the child is picked up, per our normal procedures. If a child has a temp of 100.4 or higher they will not be allowed to enter the building. If they get a temp of 100.4 while at camp, a call will be made home and it will be required that the camper be picked up. We will be following the guidelines and procedures outlined by the CDC around cleaning of spaces utilized by this camper. We will also provide this camper with a space for them to relax while they await their pick up.

Once a child enters the building they will make their way directly to their “Homebase.” This is the group that they will be with every day over the duration of their time at camp. This space is where their belongings will be kept. Campers will be provided with a bin to keep their belongings in throughout the day. These bins will be labeled with their name and remain in their room.

Morning childcare will occur in a child’s Homebase. Campers will be able to use devices from home between 7:30-8:30, they will also be able to play board games and/or draw.

When childcare is over, campers will clean up and prepare for their day at camp with a morning meeting. At 9:00, first mode will begin. Counselors will discuss with campers their two choices for modes at that time. The group will split and campers will enjoy first mode. At around 9:45 campers will make their way back to their Homebase for snack.

The remainder of the day will look roughly the same as it has in the past, with modes occurring hourly. Some changes are masks, social distancing, bathroom breaks, hand washing routines, cleaning routines, lunch and recess. These changes are outlined below.

Masks: Staff will be required to wear masks throughout the day, unless outdoors and while remaining 6ft from others. It is encouraged that campers also wear masks during the day, except for when outdoors and while eating. Please make this decision based on what works best for you and your family.

Social Distancing: Staff and campers are expected to social distance, remain 6ft apart, during the day. This includes while students are in the school and while eating. Desks will be separated and any tables will be marked with tape to make distancing easier.

Bathrooms: Each homebase will have their own designated bathroom to use during the day. Bathrooms will be cleaned after each use.

Hand washing: Campers will be required to wash their hands more frequently this year. This will occur before campers enter a room, after they leave a room, after using camp materials (ie. markers, basketballs, etc.), before and after eating lunch, and after using the bathroom. Some of these hand washing procedures are already accustomed to campers, as we have set hand washing expectations in the past.

Cleaning: Campers, who are of age, will be able to help with the cleaning process. This means once campers are done using materials they will be given a baby wipe to clean them off before counselors clean them with disinfectant. We hope to make this a fun process!

Lunch: Lunch will be eaten in the campers Homebase this year. If a child is getting lunch through camp, it will be brought to their Homebase.

Recess: Due to cleaning regulations, children will not be able to use the playground for recess each day. They will have scheduled days, twice a week, in which their group will have time to use the playground. This will be a longer recess time and will take the place of a mode to ensure optimal playground time.

Once modes are done for the day, campers will return to their Homebase and will be expected to help clean up anything left out. They will then be dismissed from their rooms and leave through the southwest exit, where they enter each day. Beginning at 3:30, campers will be able to take out their devices from home once again to enjoy some winding down time before they are picked up. We ask that you please be patient with us as we radio for your camper for pickup, as there are hallway traffic protocols we will need to maintain inside the building per the CDC recommendations.

These are the initial and biggest changes in routine at this time. As always, the CDC and the State regulations are ever changing and may alter some of the plans outlined above. We will be sure to keep you updated on these changes, as well as post any changes at the school.

We are looking forward to camp this year and can’t wait to see everyone!

Don’t forget that this Friday, June 19th, between 3:00 and 4:00PM, we will be at JES if you would like to stop by. We will be outdoors in our masks so campers can see us and get used to what we will look like this summer. We will also take a child's temperature, if you would like, so that they can get an idea of what the morning routine will look like and feel like before they enter the building.

See you all very soon!

Lynn Wagner, Madison Sanguinetti & Darcy Patnode





2020 Summer Recreation Camps

June 22 - July 31, 2020


2020 Summer Recreation Brochure

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-CONFIRMED LOCATION

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 electroniclly 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 1st, 2020. You can pay either by check made out to the Town of Jericho or by credit card (click here for the link). 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 1st!


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.





June 6, 2020

Older Camp

Hello Camp Families,

I hope you have all found time to enjoy this warm, sunny weather and finally spend some non-school time with your family! The end of our school year was certainly not what we expected, but we are eagerly waiting for camp to begin! It’s hard to believe our first day is next Monday, June 22nd.

Before we begin camp we wanted to email you and outline what your camper’s day will look like with the new COVID-19 state regulations. It is our goal to follow the state regulations and guidelines while ensuring our campers are safe and enjoying their summer with us.

Arrival at the older camp will take place outside of the school this summer. 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 gym. People who are dropping off should use the car route through the right hand parking lot of Browns River Middle School. Upon exiting the car, campers will be met by a staff member who will take their temperature using a no contact thermometer. The temperature will be communicated with whomever drops them off. Please do not drive away until a staff member checks in with you regarding your camper’s temperature. We will make a note of the temp if it is 99 or higher, simply as a precaution for us to monitor the child's temp throughout the day. If a child's temp is 100.0 to 100.3 during the day a call will be made home and we will recommend that the child is picked up, per our normal procedures. If a child has a temp of 100.4 or higher they will not be allowed to enter the building. If they get a temp of 100.4 while they are at camp, a call will be made home and it will be required that the camper be picked up. We will be following the guidelines and procedures outlined by the CDC around cleaning of spaces utilized by campers should they become ill with a fever while at camp. We will also provide sick campers with a space to relax while they await their pick up.

Once a child enters the building they will make their way directly to their “Homebase.” This is the group that they will be with every day for the duration of their time at camp. This space is also where their belongings will be kept. Campers will be provided with a personal bin to keep their belongings in throughout the day. These bins will be labeled with their name and remain in their home room.

Morning childcare will occur in a camper’s Homebase. During morning childcare, campers will also be able to play board games, cards, draw, read, or chat.

When childcare is over, campers will clean up and prepare for their day at camp with a morning meeting. At 9:00, first mode will begin. Counselors will discuss with campers their two choices for modes at that time. The group will split and campers will enjoy first mode. At around 9:45 campers will make their way back to their Homebase for snack.

The remainder of the day will look roughly the same as it has in the past, with modes occurring each hour. Some other changes you can anticipate are masks, social distancing, bathroom breaks, hand washing routines, cleaning routines, lunch, and recess. These changes are outlined below.

Masks: Staff will be required to wear masks throughout the day, unless outdoors and while remaining 6ft from others. It is encouraged that campers also wear masks during the day, except for when outdoors and while eating. Please make this decision based on what works best for you and your family.

Social Distancing: Staff and campers are expected to social distance (remain 6ft apart) during the day. This includes while students are in the school and while eating. Our staff will give friendly reminders to campers throughout the day about social distancing.

Bathrooms: Each homebase will have their own designated bathroom to use during the day. Bathrooms will be cleaned after each use and at three scheduled times throughout the day.

Hand washing: Campers will be required to wash their hands more frequently this year. This will occur before campers enter a room, after they leave a room, after using camp materials (ie. markers, basketballs, etc.), before and after eating lunch or snack, and after using the bathroom. Some of these hand washing procedures are already accustomed to campers, as we have set hand washing expectations in the past.

Lunch: Lunch will be eaten in the campers Homebase this year. If a child is getting lunch through camp, it will be brought to their Homebase.

Recess: Due to cleaning regulations, children will not be able to use the playground for recess each day. They will have scheduled days, twice a week, in which their group will have time to use the playground. This will be a longer recess time and will take the place of a mode to ensure optimal playground time. A less structured outdoor choice time will take the place of recess for those who chose to access that time. This time will essentially be a mode choice after lunch.

Pickup: Once modes are done for the day, campers will return to their Homebase and will be expected to help take care of our space and clean up anything left out as usual. Campers will be dismissed from their rooms when their pickup person arrives and checks in with our staff outside. Campers will leave through the same front doors where they enter each day. People who are picking up will check in with a staff member outside of the school in the same location that they dropped off at. We ask that you please be patient with us as we radio for your camper for pickup, as there are hallway traffic protocols we will need to maintain inside the building per the CDC recommendations.

These are the initial and biggest changes in routine at this time. As always, the CDC and the State regulations are ever changing and may continue to alter some of the plans outlined above. We will be sure to keep you updated on these changes, as well as post any changes at the school.

We are looking forward to camp this year and can’t wait to see everyone!

Don’t forget that this Friday, June 19th, between 3:00 and 4:00PM, we will be at BRMS if you would like to stop by to wave hello. We will be outdoors in our masks so campers can see us and get used to what we will look like this summer. We will also take a child's temperature, if you would like, so that they can get an idea of what the morning routine will look like and feel like before they enter the building.

See you all very soon!

Lynn Wagner and Dakotah Patnode


June 6, 2020

Younger Camp

Hello Camp Families,

I hope that you all are enjoying the beautiful weather and gearing up for the start of camp! It has been a busy end of the year and subsequent start of the summer, but we are so excited for camp to begin! It’s hard to believe our first day is next Monday, June 22nd.

Before we begin camp we wanted to email you and outline what your camper’s day will look like with the new COVID-19 state regulations. It is our goal to follow the state regulations and guidelines while ensuring our campers are safe and enjoying their summer with us.

Arrival at camp will take place outside of the 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). Upon exiting the car, campers will be met by a staff member who will take their temperature using a no contact thermometer. The temperature will be communicated with whomever drops them off. Please do not drive away until a staff member checks in with you regarding your camper’s temperature. We will note this temp if it is 99 or higher, simply as a precaution for us to monitor the child's temp throughout the day. If a child's temp is 100.0 to 100.3 during the day a call will be made home and we will recommend that the child is picked up, per our normal procedures. If a child has a temp of 100.4 or higher they will not be allowed to enter the building. If they get a temp of 100.4 while at camp, a call will be made home and it will be required that the camper be picked up. We will be following the guidelines and procedures outlined by the CDC around cleaning of spaces utilized by this camper. We will also provide this camper with a space for them to relax while they await their pick up.

Once a child enters the building they will make their way directly to their “Homebase.” This is the group that they will be with every day over the duration of their time at camp. This space is where their belongings will be kept. Campers will be provided with a bin to keep their belongings in throughout the day. These bins will be labeled with their name and remain in their room.

Morning childcare will occur in a child’s Homebase. Campers will be able to use devices from home between 7:30-8:30, they will also be able to play board games and/or draw.

When childcare is over, campers will clean up and prepare for their day at camp with a morning meeting. At 9:00, first mode will begin. Counselors will discuss with campers their two choices for modes at that time. The group will split and campers will enjoy first mode. At around 9:45 campers will make their way back to their Homebase for snack.

The remainder of the day will look roughly the same as it has in the past, with modes occurring hourly. Some changes are masks, social distancing, bathroom breaks, hand washing routines, cleaning routines, lunch and recess. These changes are outlined below.

Masks: Staff will be required to wear masks throughout the day, unless outdoors and while remaining 6ft from others. It is encouraged that campers also wear masks during the day, except for when outdoors and while eating. Please make this decision based on what works best for you and your family.

Social Distancing: Staff and campers are expected to social distance, remain 6ft apart, during the day. This includes while students are in the school and while eating. Desks will be separated and any tables will be marked with tape to make distancing easier.

Bathrooms: Each homebase will have their own designated bathroom to use during the day. Bathrooms will be cleaned after each use.

Hand washing: Campers will be required to wash their hands more frequently this year. This will occur before campers enter a room, after they leave a room, after using camp materials (ie. markers, basketballs, etc.), before and after eating lunch, and after using the bathroom. Some of these hand washing procedures are already accustomed to campers, as we have set hand washing expectations in the past.

Cleaning: Campers, who are of age, will be able to help with the cleaning process. This means once campers are done using materials they will be given a baby wipe to clean them off before counselors clean them with disinfectant. We hope to make this a fun process!

Lunch: Lunch will be eaten in the campers Homebase this year. If a child is getting lunch through camp, it will be brought to their Homebase.

Recess: Due to cleaning regulations, children will not be able to use the playground for recess each day. They will have scheduled days, twice a week, in which their group will have time to use the playground. This will be a longer recess time and will take the place of a mode to ensure optimal playground time.

Once modes are done for the day, campers will return to their Homebase and will be expected to help clean up anything left out. They will then be dismissed from their rooms and leave through the southwest exit, where they enter each day. Beginning at 3:30, campers will be able to take out their devices from home once again to enjoy some winding down time before they are picked up. We ask that you please be patient with us as we radio for your camper for pickup, as there are hallway traffic protocols we will need to maintain inside the building per the CDC recommendations.

These are the initial and biggest changes in routine at this time. As always, the CDC and the State regulations are ever changing and may alter some of the plans outlined above. We will be sure to keep you updated on these changes, as well as post any changes at the school.

We are looking forward to camp this year and can’t wait to see everyone!

Don’t forget that this Friday, June 19th, between 3:00 and 4:00PM, we will be at JES if you would like to stop by. We will be outdoors in our masks so campers can see us and get used to what we will look like this summer. We will also take a child's temperature, if you would like, so that they can get an idea of what the morning routine will look like and feel like before they enter the building.

See you all very soon!

Lynn Wagner, Madison Sanguinetti & Darcy Patnode





2020 Summer Recreation Camps

June 22 - July 31, 2020


2020 Summer Recreation Brochure

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-CONFIRMED LOCATION

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 electroniclly 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 1st, 2020. You can pay either by check made out to the Town of Jericho or by credit card (click here for the link). 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 1st!


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.