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St.  Albans Recreation Department Day Camp is a fun and safe option for families this summer.  Each day is filled with games, outdoor exploring, crafts, pool time, friendship, and FUN! 
Camp takes place at Hard'ack Recreation Area which includes 95 acres of land and is home to a disc golf course, miles of multi-use trails, the Greg Brown Lodge and the Hard'ack Pool making it the PERFECT place to spend the summer.
Our energetic summer staff will keep campers engaged in activities ALL DAY, creating a fun, inclusive and active camp environment.
Most of our camp day takes place outdoors so campers should come prepared for any and ALL weather situations.  We will remain outside even in a drizzle, so having the proper clothing is important.  In the event of more serious weather we will utilize the indoor facilities available to us including-The Lodge, Collins Perley Sports and Fitness Center, and City Hall Auditorium.

Coming Summer 2023-A PLAYGROUND AT HARD'ACK!!!

Camp registration for Summer 2023-Please NOTE that registration is by the week and not the day (as in previous years).  When you register for a particular week of camp you can choose to attend for one day or all five days-the price is the same.

After June 1, 2023 we will not be able to make adjustments (credit) to your account if your child is unable to attend camp.  

If new dates open up we will email families to let them know because we know many of you were hoping for a few more days.


WARNER HOME CAMPERSHIP APPLICATION LINK HERE



2023 Information:
Regular Camp Hours – 7:30am-4:30pm  (Early drop off and late pick up are available with separate registration)
Location-  Hard'ack Recreation Area 
Registration – St. Albans Recreation Department prides itself in being responsive to the needs of our families.  Registration is for an ENTIRE week.  There is NO option for selecting individual days.  
Outside –
It’s always been a goal of our camp to be outside as much as possible 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 –  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 may stay if they have medically diagnosed allergies and provide confirmation from their doctor.
Well-controlled, mild asthma

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. The start date will be announced soon and we'll pass that info on to families.  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 & swim hat for campers that are especially sensitive to the sun.  Be sure to supply your child with sunscreen and put their name on it. We will supervise sunscreen application showing kids how to apply to their face, arms and neck etc.  
We reserve the right to make changes at any time –  Our primary goal is health and safety.  

CONTACT CAMP
Summer Camp Director: 
Chloe Lumbra (c.lumbra@stalbansvt.com)
Lead Counselor:
Rob Gamache
Day Camp Phone:
802-393-0331

CONTACT REC

Recreation Director: Kelly Viens 802-524-1971 (k.viens@stalbansvt.com)
or
Program Manager: Lee Barrett 802-524-1559 (l.barrett@stalbansvt.com)

CONTACT POOL
Aquatics Director: Isaac Bashaw 802-752-2178 (i.bashaw@stalbansvt.com)

Week 3-NOTE
NO CAMP Tuesday July 4th, 2023
This shortened week of camp will be our 'Patriotic Pool Palooza' week which will include TONS of extra time at the Hard'ack Pool playing and participating in some EXTRA fun and exciting activities!!

Payment for Day Camp
There are TWO payment options for Day Camp.  Choose the PAY NOW or AUTOPAY option when registering. 

PAY NOW
You can choose to register for the weeks you would like your camper to attend and PAY NOW at checkout.

AUTOPAY
Autopay allows you to register for whichever weeks you like and the payment will automatically be charged to your debit or credit card a week before that camp session begins.

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. 


DAY CAMP DAY
  • 7:30am-9:00am Drop Off at Hard'ack (Free play activities)
  • 9:00am-9:30am Morning Meeting & Snack
  • 9:30am-12:00noon - Group Activities
  • 12:00noon-12:30pm - Lunch
  • 12:30pm-1pm - Clean Up and Prepare for pool
  • 1:00pm-3:30pm Splash the afternoon away at the Hard'ack Pool
  • 3:30pm-4:30pm Pick Up at Greg Brown Lodge (same as drop off)
  • If your camper will be registering for Swim Lessons this summer, please choose the latest lesson option available.
  • Camp staff can pick up swim team members or walk them over to the pool for their practice time as well as bring kids to the pool for swim lessons. Just let us know in advance. Remind the staff each morning at drop off so their class is added to the schedule.
  • NO CAMP Tuesday July 4th, 2023

Yays and Nays of Day Camp
YAYS (What to Bring):
- Water Bottle
- Towel
- Swimsuit
- Socks
- Sunscreen
- Comfortable Play Clothes
- Clothes for all weather
- Closed toe athletic shoes or sports sandals
- Good Attitude :)

All personal items should be clearly labeled with the campers name.


NAYS (What NOT to Bring):
- Cell Phones
- Electronic Devices
- Toys/Stuffed Animals
- Trading Cards
- Jewelry

The Recreation Department is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Early Drop off & Late Pick Up Options and Charges
  • There is an early drop off option. If you need to drop your child off before 7:30am, you can register for early drop off at the same time you register for day camp. You can drop your child off at 7:00am (no earlier) with the early drop off option. There is a separate registration and additional charge.
  • There is a late pick up option. If you cannot pick up your child before 4:30pm, you can register for late pick up at the same time you register for day camp. You MUST pick up your child at 5:00pm with late pick up registrations. There is a separate registration and an additional charge.
  • If you are late picking up your child and your child is not previously registered for late pick ups please call us to let us know that you'll be late. There is a $20 charge for each 30 minute and/or portion thereof after 4:30pm. The charges will be added to your recreation account.

Day Camp Info:
  • Day Camp is TREE NUT FREE - Please be sure your campers snacks & lunches are PEANUT & TREE NUT FREE.
  • Please send your camper with good walking shoes ~ sometimes sandals are not the best choice. Strapped sandals (Keen, Chaco, etc.)
  • We're very active and outdoors most of the time. Scrapes and bumps are bound to happen. We do not call parents during the day for a routine bump or scrape. We apply ice, bandage, and some affection :) (as indicated) and inform parents at the time of pick up. If there is an injury beyond that or the camper becomes ill during the day, we immediately contact parents/guardian at the phone number the family has given us. Please be sure your day time number is up to date.
  • Need to reach camp? During camp hours call 802-393-0331. Otherwise contact the Rec office at 524-1559 or 524-1971
  • Need to cancel? If we receive the cancellation 1 week (7 days) before the program start date, and we are able to book your spot with another camper, you will receive a refund less $25 cancellation fee. No credits or refunds are issued if we receive cancellation less than 1 week (7 days) before the program start date.

REGISTRATION INFO
Questions? Contact the Rec office
Kelly Viens 802-524-1971 or k.viens@stalbansvt.com
Lee Barrett 802-524-1559 or l.barrett@stalbansvt.com

2023 Weekly Schedule:
Week 1 - June 19 to June 23
Week 2 - June 26 to June 30
Week 3 - July 3 to July 7 (No camp on July 4)
Week 4 - July 10 to July 14
Week 5 - July 17 to July 21
Week 6 - July 24 to July 28
Week 7 - July 31 to August 4
Week 8 - August 7 to August 11
Week 9 - August 14 to August 18

Payment for Day Camp
There are TWO payment options for Day Camp. Choose the PAY NOW or AUTOPAY option when registering.

PAY NOW
You can choose to register for the weeks you would like your camper to attend and PAY NOW at checkout.

AUTOPAY.
Autopay allows you to register for whichever weeks you like and the payment will automatically be charged to your debit or credit card a week before that camp session begins.
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.

Day Camp-Wednesday Theme
  • Each Wednesday is a theme day at Day Camp. Come dressed in the theme on Wednesdays!
  • (More info to come)
  • Week 1 (June 21st)
  • Week 2 (June 28th)
  • Week 3 (July 5th) RED, WHITE, and BLUE
  • Week 4 (July 12th)
  • Week 5 (July 19th)
  • Week 6 (July 26th)
  • Week 7 (August 2nd)
  • Week 8 (August 9th)
  • Week 9 (August 16th)

Register Activity Ages Grades Days Date/Time Fees
 
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Week 1 (6/19/23-6/23/23) 
N/A K - 6 MTuWThF  06/19/2023 - 06/23/2023
07:30 AM - 04:30 PM

Hard'ack - Greg Brown Lodge
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Week 2 (6/26/23-6/30/23) 
N/A K - 6 MTuWThF  06/26/2023 - 06/30/2023
07:30 AM - 04:30 PM

Hard'ack - Greg Brown Lodge
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Week 3 (7/3/23-7/7/23) 
N/A K - 6 MWThF  07/03/2023 - 07/07/2023
07:30 AM - 04:30 PM

Hard'ack - Greg Brown Lodge
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NO CAMP ON Tuesday 7/4/23
 
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Week 4 (7/10/23-7/14/23) 
N/A K - 6 MTuWThF  07/10/2023 - 07/14/2023
07:30 AM - 04:30 PM

Hard'ack - Greg Brown Lodge
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Week 5 (7/17/23-7/21/23) 
N/A K - 6 MTuWThF  07/17/2023 - 07/21/2023
07:30 AM - 04:30 PM

Hard'ack - Greg Brown Lodge
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Week 6 (7/24/23-7/28/23) 
N/A K - 6 MTuWThF  07/24/2023 - 07/28/2023
07:30 AM - 04:30 PM

Hard'ack - Greg Brown Lodge
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Week 7 7/31/23-8/4/23 
N/A K - 6 MTuWThF  07/31/2023 - 08/04/2023
07:30 AM - 04:30 PM

Hard'ack - Greg Brown Lodge
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Week 8 (8/7/23-8/11/23) 
N/A K - 6 MTuWThF  08/07/2023 - 08/11/2023
07:30 AM - 04:30 PM

Hard'ack - Greg Brown Lodge
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Week 9 (8/14/23-8/18/23) 
N/A K - 6 MTuWThF  08/14/2023 - 08/18/2023
07:30 AM - 04:30 PM

Hard'ack - Greg Brown Lodge
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* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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