Wednesdays with St. Albans Recreation
This program aims to provide a fun and safe environment for kids to spend their remote learning day. This will be a full day program from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm. Drop off will take place from 7:30-8:30am kids will enjoy outdoor play (when weather permits) while kids are arriving. They will then have a breakfast or small snack. After this we will have 2 hours of time for kids to do remote learning activities or homework. We will then have lunch, followed by activities in the afternoon before kids are picked up.
This schedule will be very similar to Day Camp program with remote learning time built in during the mornings.
All campers will go through the health screening process when they arrive. No kids with any sickness symptoms will be allowed that day.
Kids & Staff will be scanned for temperature upon arrival. Any person registering a temperature of 100.4 or above will not be allowed in programming.
Kids will wash hands upon arrival and put their back pack away.
Kids & Staff will wear masks at all times.
Parents & Guardians must wear masks at pick up.
Any family traveling to areas not deemed "green" by the State of Vermont may be subject to a 14 day quarantine which would prevent them from attending recreation programming for 14 days after returning home.
Expect changes - as guidelines change we will adjust our programming to reflect those changes. We run our programs to adhere to VDH and CDC guidelines regarding COVID19. We reserve the right to make changes up to and including canceling programming at any time.
Our goal is to be outdoors and active as much as possible. Please be sure your child has what they need to make it enjoyable for everyone!
Depending on weather:
Rain coat & boots
Sneakers - sandals are NOT the best choice for an active day and walking. No Flip Flops.
Sweatshirt or lightweight jacket
Coat, snowpants, mittens (2 pair), hat, boots.
This format is new to all of us and our schedule will change to adapt to current needs. We will provide time in the morning after some out door playground time for kids to do their school work. Parents/Guardians should discuss with kids before the first day to let kids know what their expectations are of their child during that time. We are happy to provide the time, but will not go to battle over it with the kids. :) Kids need to be cooperatively doing their school work or some other quiet individual activity.
ECHO & REC Team up for STEM Activities!
We're happy to announce our partnership with ECHO to provide, a fun, interactive STEM activity each Wednesday morning. No extra charge - included with your registration! The Schedule is as follows:
Launch, Fling, Fly 12/2/2020
Students will learn about the characteristics of butterflies and the ecology of one the most studied and locally threatened butterflies, the Monarch. Using the resources provided by ECHO in the student materials kits, students will use the Engineering Design Process (EDP) to define and construct a playful solution to a presented problem facing Monarch Butterflies. The EDP is a series of steps that engineers employ to develop solutions to a given problem. It is a cyclical process that can be applied to any problem requiring a technological solution.
Fish Lift 2/9/2020
Students will learn about the characteristics of one of Vermont’s endangered species, the Lake Sturgeon and the efforts being made to restore the healthy population to Lake Champlain. Using the resources provided by ECHO in the student materials kits, students will use the Engineering Design Process (EDP) to define and construct a playful solution to a presented problem facing breeding Lake Sturgeon.
Zip Carts 2/16/2020
Students will learn about the characteristics of turtles including their need to hibernate in the winter here in Vermont. We will also discuss why spiny softshell turtles are threatened in Lake Champlain and the steps Vermont Fish and Wildlife and ECHO are taking to support their comeback. Using the resources provided by ECHO in the student materials kits, students will use the Engineering Design Process (EDP) to define and construct a playful solution to a presented problem facing amphibians.
What should my child bring?
Appropriate clothing and footwear to be outside - regardless of season.
Breakfast (if your child will be eating here after arrival)
Any medication that they need to take during the day will be given to counselor at check in.
Remote learning assignments.
What NOT to bring:
Electronics (if your child has a cell phone, they can keep it in their back pack but can not be used without a staff member present)
Collections of any kind (cards, figurines, etc)