St. Albans Recreation Day Camp Opening – Summer 2021 Information
St. Albans Recreation Department Day Camp is a fun and safe option for families this summer. The new location at Hard'ack Recreation Area allows for lots of outdoor fun including fields, miles of trails, disc golf, gaga ball, and fantastic arts and crafts projects and more with a fun energetic staff to make your child's summer unforgettable. And let's face it, we could all use some fun right about now!
Outdoors! We will spend the better part of everyday outdoors whenever possible. If it's a drizzly day we'll be outside (at least for a bit) so be sure to pack a rain coat and mud boots if the weather looks like we'll need it.
When it's a total wash out - we'll catch a movie in the Lodge, visit Collins Perley Sports & Fitness Center or City Hall Auditorium to burn off a little energy.
Hours – 7:30am-4:30pm (Early drop off and late pick up are available)
Location- Hard'ack Recreation Area - NEW! for drop off. Pick up at St. Albans City School Playground (next to the pool)
Registration – St. Albans Recreation Department prides itself in being responsive to the needs of our families. We allow families to pick and choose days they’d like to attend (minimum of 2 per week) throughout the summer. We welcome part time campers as well as full time.
Post Covid rules - Campers will not need to wear masks when playing outside. When they come in to use the bathroom, they will need to wear a mask because it's a smaller area. If we visit a facility we will honor their requests. So send a mask with your child for those instances. Our staff is fully vaccinated and will not be wearing masks.
Outside – It’s always been a goal of our camp to be outside as much as possible. This summer more than ever we plan to eat and play outdoors whenever we can.
If Covid has taught us anything - it's that sick people need to stay home, and that means sick with any illness. No sick campers will be allowed at camp. We're expecting that parents will commit to knowing how their kids are feeling and not sending them when they're sick.
At Drop Off – There will not be a temperature screening. We trust that families will be aware of their child's health and not send a sick child to camp.
Healthy children and staff with the following symptoms/conditions may attend programming
Allergy symptoms (with no fever) that cause coughing and clear runny nose maystay if they have medically diagnosed allergies and provide confirmation from their doctor.
Well-controlled, mild asthma
At Pick Up – at St. Albans City School playground between 4-4:30pm
Hygiene – Campers will wash hands upon arrival at camp, before and after using the bathroom, before and after eating, before and after activities and throughout the day as deemed necessary.
Food – Camp will continue to participate in the Federal Summer Lunch Program supplying a morning snack and lunch. This year the program will not start until July 5. Until that time you must send a lunch and snack with your child. Each child should bring a water bottle and bottles should be cleaned every night. Camper lunch bags will not be able to be stored in a refrigerator so be sure to include ice packs if necessary. Camp is PEANUT AND TREE NUT FREE. Please keep this in mind when packing your child’s lunch.
Backpacks & Stuff – Each camper should bring swim suit, towel, sunscreen & water bottle. Please do not send more “stuff” than fits in your camper’s back pack. Please consider a swim shirt in place of sunscreen for your camper. If you’d rather not do that, we will supervise sunscreen application showing kids how to apply to their face, arms and neck etc. Be sure to label your child's sunscreen.
Visiting the Pool – Campers will visit the St. Albans City Pool each afternoon.
We reserve the right to make changes at any time – Our primary goal is health and safety. We already know a lot about fun and we’re determined to have some while keeping everyone safe.
Need to contact camp during camp hours? Call the Day Camp cell at 802-393-0331Other Questions? Contact the recreation office at 802-524-1971