Need to reach camp? When camp is in session call 802-393-0331. Otherwise contact the office at 524-1500 x *266, x *268 or the Recreation Cell phone at 309-1810
St. Albans Recreation Day Camp provides a safe and fun day of camp for kids in Kindergarten through 8th Grade. Our camp provides a range of activities to entice everyone's interest in an atmosphere that reinforces the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Campers will enjoy a summer full of nature, water fun, games, field trips, sports, arts and crafts and friendships - old and new.
Great Registration Options! Pick whatever days work for your family with a minimum of 2 days per week.
No need to pack lunches! St. Albans Recreation Department participates in the Free Summer Lunch Program. If a camper prefers to pack lunch, that's fine, but lunch is provided.
Here's what a typical day looks like:
7:30am-8:30am drop off at Barlow Street Community Center
9:00am-9:30am Snack & Morning Meeting
9:30am-12:00noon - Group Activities
12:00 noon - Lunch
12:30pm Walk to Pool
1:00pm-3:30pm Splash the afternoon away at the St. Albans City Pool
3:30pm-4:30pm Pick up at the Playground - St. Albans City School
In most cases, field trips will occur on Fridays and we leave by bus from Barlow St. Community Center at 9:00am. Kids participating in Swim Team need to leave practice a bit early to be ready.
If your camper will be registering for Swim Lessons this summer, please choose the latest lesson option available. Campers will be brought to swim lessons, have lunch there and meet up with the rest of camp when they arrive for the afternoon.
The Recreation Department will transport your child from Swim Team to Day Camp or Swim Lessons throughout the summer. Just remind the staff each morning at drop off if your child has swim lessons or swim team practice.
Week 1 - June 18th - 21st: WEEK 1 has been canceled due to snow days that we have compiled this year. We expect the kids to be in school this whole week.
Week 2 - July 24th - 28th: CELEBRATING SUMMER - Campers will be kicking off summer by catching up with friends and making new ones through activities that will give campers a chance to learn more about they friends they will be spending the summer with with a Beach Day, Sleepover, Dance party, Bigfoot Party & Camper Carnival!
Week 3 - July 1st- 5th (no camp on July 4th): HOLIDAY WEEK - A camper favorite - Holiday Week! We'll celebrate the 4 of July and a different holiday each day of the week with holiday appropriate activities. Wacky Wednesday - Wear your Halloween costume.
Week 4 - July 8th - 12th: TOP SHOT WEEK - Campers will be testing their shooting skills all week long! We'll be playing games and activities in which campers need to make some kind of shot in order for their team to win! Wacky Wednesday - Wear something from your favorite sports team.
Week 5 - July 15th - 19th: MYSTERY WEEK ! Each day campers will play game with a unique mystery item. They'll be surprised each day with a new item. Campers can expect to play games they're familiar with but with a mystery twist thrown in! Wacky Wednesday - Mis-match day!
Week 6 - July 22nd - 26th: AMAZING RACE WEEK! Another camp favorite! Once again campers will be traveling the world to new and exciting places. Each day campers will find themselves playing games with new challenges and enjoying "delicacies" unique to each country we visit. Wacky Wednesday - Wear a T-Shirt representing somewhere you've visited or would like to visit.
Week 7 - July 29th - August 2nd: UNDER THE SEA! As the summer heats up, campers will cool things off enjoying endless water themed activities throughout the week. Wacky Wednesday - Wear your bathing suit to camp!
Week 8 - August 5th - 9th: CAMPER APPRECIATION WEEK! Camper's Choice! Campers Rule! Campers decide the fun for the week choosing their favorite activities and what better way to end the week than by taking campers to one of their favorite places - Ben & Jerry's for ice cream!
Week 9 - August 12th - 16th: SUMMER FUN WEEK! We'll be celebrating summer with one of our favorite activities - our 4th Annual Day Camp Talent Show on Friday at Day Camp stage at St. Albans City Pool. Counselors will work with campers that are interested to develop their routines during the week.
Week 10 - August 19th - 23rd: SPORT WEEK! The last week of camp will be an active one before heading back to school. Campers will find themselves playing all kinds of games throughout the week.
Note: Schedule is tentative, trips and activities are subject to change due to many factors including weather and transportation. We take a look at the week and make the best use of the conditions :)
Register for all weeks you want this summer and pay only for one week at the time of the registration. Keep in mind that once the weeks are registered for, that space is held for your child. If you need to cancel - there is a cancellation fee. If you simply need to transfer to another week (and there is still room in that week) there is no transfer fee. The first week must be paid for as a deposit.
You can register for whichever weeks you like and the payment will automatically be charged to your debit or credit card on the Sunday before the week you've registered for. Payments are deducted on a weekly basis once camp starts until all weeks are paid for. The system is front loaded, so if you register for weeks 1, 2, 5 & 6, payments will be deducted weeks 1, 2, 3, & 4. Weeks 5 & 6 will be paid for in advance. No deposit required.
Questions? Contact the office 524-1500 extension *268.