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Wednesday June 3, 2020
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM    Day Camp - For kids K-8th Grade -Summer 2020 - Summer Day Camp 2020
St. Albans Recreation Day Camp Opening – Summer 2020 Information St.  Albans Recreation department is pleased to announce that we’ll be offering a fun and safe camp option for families this summer.  There will be changes made to camp just as there have been to day to day life everywhere.  Changes made to camp are in direct correlation with the recommendations issued by the State of Vermont Department of Health.  Our Camp will meet or exceed those expectations.  Our goal is to provide a fun experience for your child in a safe and healthy environment.  Here is some important information for families. Dates- June 1, 2020 – August 21, 2020 We’re starting camp 3 weeks early to help out families returning to work while school is out going from 9 weeks to 12 weeks available.Hours – 7:30am-4:30pm  Locations- Camp will be held in separate locations to allow the space required for healthy distancing.  One location will be at Barlow Street Community Center and the other will be St. Albans Town SchoolRegistration – St. Albans Recreation Department prides itself in being responsive to the needs of our families.  To that end we allow families to pick and choose days they’d like to attend throughout the summer and we allow online registration right up until the moment you pull into the parking lot.  We also welcome part time campers. We work with families to make last minute changes and issue credits.  Most camps do not allow this flexibility. One change we have to make this summer is with registration. Campers must be registered by 12noon on the Thursday before the week your child is going to attend camp.  This change applies to part time campers and families that register week by week.  Those who have already registered for the summer do not need to make any changes.  We need this lead time to assemble smaller groups and to notify families which group and location their child should report to.Smaller Groups – Campers will be divided into smaller groups this summer.  Campers and staff will stay with the same group from start to finish to the degree this is possible.  Siblings will be assigned to the same group (unless parents request otherwise) The smaller groups will look more like 12-15 kids with 2 counselors.  Face Masks – Campers and counselors will wear masks as in all situations as recommended by CDC. Disposable masks will be available when needed, but families should provide 2 clean masks each day for their child.  Masks need to be washed daily.Distancing – Each group will adhere to social distancing standards of 6 feet.  Face masks are not a replacement for distancing.  While we used to have 6 campers at a table working on an art or science project – this summer we’ll have 2 kids working at opposite ends of the tables.  At lunch, spots will be painted on the grass to remind kids what 6 feet is.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 by incorporating the use of tents.  In the past we’ve done art projects, presentations, movies inside – this summer we’ll be outside with those activities as much as possible.Drop Off & Pick Ups – If possible, families should have the same person do drop off and pick up each day – again to limit contacts.  Those doing drop off and pick ups must wear masks. Only one person at drop off and pick up.  If possible, older adults 65+ should not be tasked with drop off or pick up. You will be notified in advance of which group your camper is in and the location will be readily marked so you’ll know where to head. No one who is ill, has symptoms of COVID 19 or is self-quarantining due to close contact with a COVID 19 positive person can do drop off or pick up.  Parents will respect distancing with staff and other campers during all interactions.At Drop Off – Campers will report directly to the head counselor of their small group – Not the one point drop-off we’ve used in the past.  At check in – every camper will be screened for temperature, the adult dropping off the camper will be asked the same screening questions everyday – even if the camper has attended each day of camp.  If a camper has a temperature of 100.4 F or greater they will not be allowed at camp.  At Pick Up – One person will show up for pick up.  Information, unless urgent regarding the camper’s day will be communicated via phone or through email whenever possible.  Campers will be ready to go and pick up will be swift.  Hygiene – Campers will wash hands upon arrival at camp, before and after using the bathroom, before and after eating and throughout the day as deemed necessary.  Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout camp. Camp groups will be assigned a specific bathroom and will use that one exclusively. We ask that campers who have long hair have it up and away from their faces while at camp.Food – Camp will continue to participate in the Federal Summer Lunch Program supplying a morning snack and lunch.  If you prefer your child can pack a lunch, snacks & beverage.  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.  No food will be shared between campers and no birthday cakes or treats this summer.  Camp is Peanut and Treenut Free.  Please keep this in mind when packing your child's lunch.Cleaning – Our facilities have always been cleaned daily and often throughout the day and that will continue with disinfection of all common and frequently touched surfaces on a regular schedule throughout the day and as deemed necessary.  Equipment & Supplies – Toys and sports equipment will be cleaned after each round of play and before another group uses them.  We will not use sensory tables, soft stuffed animals or dress up clothes.  Each camper will have their own art supplies in a Ziploc bag with their name on it.  They will be the only ones that use them.Backpacks & Stuff – Camper’s backpacks and belongings will be stored in each small group’s classroom in each camper’s specific and labeled spot. Do not send more “stuff” than fits in your camper’s back pack.  At this point we don’t have word on being able to attend the pool.  If we do campers will need to bring a towel and swim suit.Sick Kids or Family – If a child, staff person or parent tests positive for COVID 19 then they will not be allowed at camp until they no longer test positive and have had no fever for 72 hours without fever reducing medications or for a minimum of 2 weeks, whichever is longer.  If there is a confirmed case of COVID 19 at camp families will be notified and the smaller group will close down and await guidance from the Department of Health and their tracing team before resuming.  New this year – each day at drop off families will need to provide the phone number of an adult that can pick up their child if the child becomes ill at camp.  This pick up needs to happen within 15 minutes – so parents working out of town will want to consider this before the start of camp.  A sick camper will be isolated immediately upon symptoms and a staffer will remain with them until they are picked up.Travelers- Campers from other states will be eligible to attend camp after they have been quarantined after entering VT for 14 days.  If a camper or staff member leaves the state for a visit or vacation, they will not be able to return to camp until they have been quarantined in VT for 14 days.  Staff – We’re happy to announce that Ben Lovelette has been named as Day Camp Director.  Ben is a 2020 Graduate of UVM and will be taking a position at St. Albans City School as a Math & Social Studies teacher.  Ben was on staff last year as a counselor.  He’s been working on adjustments to camp in light of COVID19 from the start with our Program Manager Andrew Gratton and myself.  All staff will be screened in the same manner as campers each morning and will adhere to the same protocol listed above for a sick camper. We’re also delighted that we have a high number of returning staff from last year with 7 new staffers joining us.  Even in light of everything going on – we plan to have a great summer!We reserve the right to make changes at any time – We have spent a great deal of time considering what changes need to happen to make our camp a fun and safe place to be.  We are prepared to adapt, alter or cancel camp at any time if state recommendations change.  As health guidelines change and risk decreases or increases if we need to make changes we will not hesitate to do so.  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.  That said, the precautions we’re taking will undoubtedly add a few minutes to your drop off time in the morning.  Please bear with us.  We’ll be in contact with families throughout the summer and please contact us anytime you have a question, concern or suggestion at 802-524-1500 x *266 or at k.viens@stalbansvt.comConclusion – (for now) This is by no means an exhaustive list. We have been meeting for weeks discussing activities, deciding what equipment we need to ad, organizing extensive trainings for staff and thinking outside the box.   As a staff we will continue to meet and make adjustments daily. The Vermont Department of Health has issued  revised Guidance for Childcare Programs, Summer Programs & Afterschool Programs in light of COVID 19.  We will strictly adhere to those requirements or exceed them.  We value the trust and confidence you place in us to provide a safe environment for your family and we’ll continue to be in touch. Contact the office at 524-1500 x *266, x *268 or the Recreation Cell phone at 309-1810THEMES FOR EACH WEEK WILL BE ADDED SOON-Week 1 - June 1st - June 5thWeek 2 - June 8th- June 12thWeek 3 - June 15th-June 19th Week 4 - June 22nd - 26th:  Week 5 - June 29th - July 3rd Week 6 - July 6th - 10thWeek 7 - July 13th - 17thWeek 8 - July 20th - 24thWeek 9 - July 27th - 31stWeek 10 - August 3rd - 7thWeek 11 - August 10th - 14thWeek 12 - August 17th - 21stPayment options: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. Autopay: 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 us at 802-309-1810
 
Thursday June 4, 2020
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM    Day Camp - For kids K-8th Grade -Summer 2020 - Summer Day Camp 2020
St. Albans Recreation Day Camp Opening – Summer 2020 Information St.  Albans Recreation department is pleased to announce that we’ll be offering a fun and safe camp option for families this summer.  There will be changes made to camp just as there have been to day to day life everywhere.  Changes made to camp are in direct correlation with the recommendations issued by the State of Vermont Department of Health.  Our Camp will meet or exceed those expectations.  Our goal is to provide a fun experience for your child in a safe and healthy environment.  Here is some important information for families. Dates- June 1, 2020 – August 21, 2020 We’re starting camp 3 weeks early to help out families returning to work while school is out going from 9 weeks to 12 weeks available.Hours – 7:30am-4:30pm  Locations- Camp will be held in separate locations to allow the space required for healthy distancing.  One location will be at Barlow Street Community Center and the other will be St. Albans Town SchoolRegistration – St. Albans Recreation Department prides itself in being responsive to the needs of our families.  To that end we allow families to pick and choose days they’d like to attend throughout the summer and we allow online registration right up until the moment you pull into the parking lot.  We also welcome part time campers. We work with families to make last minute changes and issue credits.  Most camps do not allow this flexibility. One change we have to make this summer is with registration. Campers must be registered by 12noon on the Thursday before the week your child is going to attend camp.  This change applies to part time campers and families that register week by week.  Those who have already registered for the summer do not need to make any changes.  We need this lead time to assemble smaller groups and to notify families which group and location their child should report to.Smaller Groups – Campers will be divided into smaller groups this summer.  Campers and staff will stay with the same group from start to finish to the degree this is possible.  Siblings will be assigned to the same group (unless parents request otherwise) The smaller groups will look more like 12-15 kids with 2 counselors.  Face Masks – Campers and counselors will wear masks as in all situations as recommended by CDC. Disposable masks will be available when needed, but families should provide 2 clean masks each day for their child.  Masks need to be washed daily.Distancing – Each group will adhere to social distancing standards of 6 feet.  Face masks are not a replacement for distancing.  While we used to have 6 campers at a table working on an art or science project – this summer we’ll have 2 kids working at opposite ends of the tables.  At lunch, spots will be painted on the grass to remind kids what 6 feet is.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 by incorporating the use of tents.  In the past we’ve done art projects, presentations, movies inside – this summer we’ll be outside with those activities as much as possible.Drop Off & Pick Ups – If possible, families should have the same person do drop off and pick up each day – again to limit contacts.  Those doing drop off and pick ups must wear masks. Only one person at drop off and pick up.  If possible, older adults 65+ should not be tasked with drop off or pick up. You will be notified in advance of which group your camper is in and the location will be readily marked so you’ll know where to head. No one who is ill, has symptoms of COVID 19 or is self-quarantining due to close contact with a COVID 19 positive person can do drop off or pick up.  Parents will respect distancing with staff and other campers during all interactions.At Drop Off – Campers will report directly to the head counselor of their small group – Not the one point drop-off we’ve used in the past.  At check in – every camper will be screened for temperature, the adult dropping off the camper will be asked the same screening questions everyday – even if the camper has attended each day of camp.  If a camper has a temperature of 100.4 F or greater they will not be allowed at camp.  At Pick Up – One person will show up for pick up.  Information, unless urgent regarding the camper’s day will be communicated via phone or through email whenever possible.  Campers will be ready to go and pick up will be swift.  Hygiene – Campers will wash hands upon arrival at camp, before and after using the bathroom, before and after eating and throughout the day as deemed necessary.  Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout camp. Camp groups will be assigned a specific bathroom and will use that one exclusively. We ask that campers who have long hair have it up and away from their faces while at camp.Food – Camp will continue to participate in the Federal Summer Lunch Program supplying a morning snack and lunch.  If you prefer your child can pack a lunch, snacks & beverage.  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.  No food will be shared between campers and no birthday cakes or treats this summer.  Camp is Peanut and Treenut Free.  Please keep this in mind when packing your child's lunch.Cleaning – Our facilities have always been cleaned daily and often throughout the day and that will continue with disinfection of all common and frequently touched surfaces on a regular schedule throughout the day and as deemed necessary.  Equipment & Supplies – Toys and sports equipment will be cleaned after each round of play and before another group uses them.  We will not use sensory tables, soft stuffed animals or dress up clothes.  Each camper will have their own art supplies in a Ziploc bag with their name on it.  They will be the only ones that use them.Backpacks & Stuff – Camper’s backpacks and belongings will be stored in each small group’s classroom in each camper’s specific and labeled spot. Do not send more “stuff” than fits in your camper’s back pack.  At this point we don’t have word on being able to attend the pool.  If we do campers will need to bring a towel and swim suit.Sick Kids or Family – If a child, staff person or parent tests positive for COVID 19 then they will not be allowed at camp until they no longer test positive and have had no fever for 72 hours without fever reducing medications or for a minimum of 2 weeks, whichever is longer.  If there is a confirmed case of COVID 19 at camp families will be notified and the smaller group will close down and await guidance from the Department of Health and their tracing team before resuming.  New this year – each day at drop off families will need to provide the phone number of an adult that can pick up their child if the child becomes ill at camp.  This pick up needs to happen within 15 minutes – so parents working out of town will want to consider this before the start of camp.  A sick camper will be isolated immediately upon symptoms and a staffer will remain with them until they are picked up.Travelers- Campers from other states will be eligible to attend camp after they have been quarantined after entering VT for 14 days.  If a camper or staff member leaves the state for a visit or vacation, they will not be able to return to camp until they have been quarantined in VT for 14 days.  Staff – We’re happy to announce that Ben Lovelette has been named as Day Camp Director.  Ben is a 2020 Graduate of UVM and will be taking a position at St. Albans City School as a Math & Social Studies teacher.  Ben was on staff last year as a counselor.  He’s been working on adjustments to camp in light of COVID19 from the start with our Program Manager Andrew Gratton and myself.  All staff will be screened in the same manner as campers each morning and will adhere to the same protocol listed above for a sick camper. We’re also delighted that we have a high number of returning staff from last year with 7 new staffers joining us.  Even in light of everything going on – we plan to have a great summer!We reserve the right to make changes at any time – We have spent a great deal of time considering what changes need to happen to make our camp a fun and safe place to be.  We are prepared to adapt, alter or cancel camp at any time if state recommendations change.  As health guidelines change and risk decreases or increases if we need to make changes we will not hesitate to do so.  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.  That said, the precautions we’re taking will undoubtedly add a few minutes to your drop off time in the morning.  Please bear with us.  We’ll be in contact with families throughout the summer and please contact us anytime you have a question, concern or suggestion at 802-524-1500 x *266 or at k.viens@stalbansvt.comConclusion – (for now) This is by no means an exhaustive list. We have been meeting for weeks discussing activities, deciding what equipment we need to ad, organizing extensive trainings for staff and thinking outside the box.   As a staff we will continue to meet and make adjustments daily. The Vermont Department of Health has issued  revised Guidance for Childcare Programs, Summer Programs & Afterschool Programs in light of COVID 19.  We will strictly adhere to those requirements or exceed them.  We value the trust and confidence you place in us to provide a safe environment for your family and we’ll continue to be in touch. Contact the office at 524-1500 x *266, x *268 or the Recreation Cell phone at 309-1810THEMES FOR EACH WEEK WILL BE ADDED SOON-Week 1 - June 1st - June 5thWeek 2 - June 8th- June 12thWeek 3 - June 15th-June 19th Week 4 - June 22nd - 26th:  Week 5 - June 29th - July 3rd Week 6 - July 6th - 10thWeek 7 - July 13th - 17thWeek 8 - July 20th - 24thWeek 9 - July 27th - 31stWeek 10 - August 3rd - 7thWeek 11 - August 10th - 14thWeek 12 - August 17th - 21stPayment options: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. Autopay: 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 us at 802-309-1810
 
Friday June 5, 2020
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM    Day Camp - For kids K-8th Grade -Summer 2020 - Summer Day Camp 2020
St. Albans Recreation Day Camp Opening – Summer 2020 Information St.  Albans Recreation department is pleased to announce that we’ll be offering a fun and safe camp option for families this summer.  There will be changes made to camp just as there have been to day to day life everywhere.  Changes made to camp are in direct correlation with the recommendations issued by the State of Vermont Department of Health.  Our Camp will meet or exceed those expectations.  Our goal is to provide a fun experience for your child in a safe and healthy environment.  Here is some important information for families. Dates- June 1, 2020 – August 21, 2020 We’re starting camp 3 weeks early to help out families returning to work while school is out going from 9 weeks to 12 weeks available.Hours – 7:30am-4:30pm  Locations- Camp will be held in separate locations to allow the space required for healthy distancing.  One location will be at Barlow Street Community Center and the other will be St. Albans Town SchoolRegistration – St. Albans Recreation Department prides itself in being responsive to the needs of our families.  To that end we allow families to pick and choose days they’d like to attend throughout the summer and we allow online registration right up until the moment you pull into the parking lot.  We also welcome part time campers. We work with families to make last minute changes and issue credits.  Most camps do not allow this flexibility. One change we have to make this summer is with registration. Campers must be registered by 12noon on the Thursday before the week your child is going to attend camp.  This change applies to part time campers and families that register week by week.  Those who have already registered for the summer do not need to make any changes.  We need this lead time to assemble smaller groups and to notify families which group and location their child should report to.Smaller Groups – Campers will be divided into smaller groups this summer.  Campers and staff will stay with the same group from start to finish to the degree this is possible.  Siblings will be assigned to the same group (unless parents request otherwise) The smaller groups will look more like 12-15 kids with 2 counselors.  Face Masks – Campers and counselors will wear masks as in all situations as recommended by CDC. Disposable masks will be available when needed, but families should provide 2 clean masks each day for their child.  Masks need to be washed daily.Distancing – Each group will adhere to social distancing standards of 6 feet.  Face masks are not a replacement for distancing.  While we used to have 6 campers at a table working on an art or science project – this summer we’ll have 2 kids working at opposite ends of the tables.  At lunch, spots will be painted on the grass to remind kids what 6 feet is.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 by incorporating the use of tents.  In the past we’ve done art projects, presentations, movies inside – this summer we’ll be outside with those activities as much as possible.Drop Off & Pick Ups – If possible, families should have the same person do drop off and pick up each day – again to limit contacts.  Those doing drop off and pick ups must wear masks. Only one person at drop off and pick up.  If possible, older adults 65+ should not be tasked with drop off or pick up. You will be notified in advance of which group your camper is in and the location will be readily marked so you’ll know where to head. No one who is ill, has symptoms of COVID 19 or is self-quarantining due to close contact with a COVID 19 positive person can do drop off or pick up.  Parents will respect distancing with staff and other campers during all interactions.At Drop Off – Campers will report directly to the head counselor of their small group – Not the one point drop-off we’ve used in the past.  At check in – every camper will be screened for temperature, the adult dropping off the camper will be asked the same screening questions everyday – even if the camper has attended each day of camp.  If a camper has a temperature of 100.4 F or greater they will not be allowed at camp.  At Pick Up – One person will show up for pick up.  Information, unless urgent regarding the camper’s day will be communicated via phone or through email whenever possible.  Campers will be ready to go and pick up will be swift.  Hygiene – Campers will wash hands upon arrival at camp, before and after using the bathroom, before and after eating and throughout the day as deemed necessary.  Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout camp. Camp groups will be assigned a specific bathroom and will use that one exclusively. We ask that campers who have long hair have it up and away from their faces while at camp.Food – Camp will continue to participate in the Federal Summer Lunch Program supplying a morning snack and lunch.  If you prefer your child can pack a lunch, snacks & beverage.  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.  No food will be shared between campers and no birthday cakes or treats this summer.  Camp is Peanut and Treenut Free.  Please keep this in mind when packing your child's lunch.Cleaning – Our facilities have always been cleaned daily and often throughout the day and that will continue with disinfection of all common and frequently touched surfaces on a regular schedule throughout the day and as deemed necessary.  Equipment & Supplies – Toys and sports equipment will be cleaned after each round of play and before another group uses them.  We will not use sensory tables, soft stuffed animals or dress up clothes.  Each camper will have their own art supplies in a Ziploc bag with their name on it.  They will be the only ones that use them.Backpacks & Stuff – Camper’s backpacks and belongings will be stored in each small group’s classroom in each camper’s specific and labeled spot. Do not send more “stuff” than fits in your camper’s back pack.  At this point we don’t have word on being able to attend the pool.  If we do campers will need to bring a towel and swim suit.Sick Kids or Family – If a child, staff person or parent tests positive for COVID 19 then they will not be allowed at camp until they no longer test positive and have had no fever for 72 hours without fever reducing medications or for a minimum of 2 weeks, whichever is longer.  If there is a confirmed case of COVID 19 at camp families will be notified and the smaller group will close down and await guidance from the Department of Health and their tracing team before resuming.  New this year – each day at drop off families will need to provide the phone number of an adult that can pick up their child if the child becomes ill at camp.  This pick up needs to happen within 15 minutes – so parents working out of town will want to consider this before the start of camp.  A sick camper will be isolated immediately upon symptoms and a staffer will remain with them until they are picked up.Travelers- Campers from other states will be eligible to attend camp after they have been quarantined after entering VT for 14 days.  If a camper or staff member leaves the state for a visit or vacation, they will not be able to return to camp until they have been quarantined in VT for 14 days.  Staff – We’re happy to announce that Ben Lovelette has been named as Day Camp Director.  Ben is a 2020 Graduate of UVM and will be taking a position at St. Albans City School as a Math & Social Studies teacher.  Ben was on staff last year as a counselor.  He’s been working on adjustments to camp in light of COVID19 from the start with our Program Manager Andrew Gratton and myself.  All staff will be screened in the same manner as campers each morning and will adhere to the same protocol listed above for a sick camper. We’re also delighted that we have a high number of returning staff from last year with 7 new staffers joining us.  Even in light of everything going on – we plan to have a great summer!We reserve the right to make changes at any time – We have spent a great deal of time considering what changes need to happen to make our camp a fun and safe place to be.  We are prepared to adapt, alter or cancel camp at any time if state recommendations change.  As health guidelines change and risk decreases or increases if we need to make changes we will not hesitate to do so.  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.  That said, the precautions we’re taking will undoubtedly add a few minutes to your drop off time in the morning.  Please bear with us.  We’ll be in contact with families throughout the summer and please contact us anytime you have a question, concern or suggestion at 802-524-1500 x *266 or at k.viens@stalbansvt.comConclusion – (for now) This is by no means an exhaustive list. We have been meeting for weeks discussing activities, deciding what equipment we need to ad, organizing extensive trainings for staff and thinking outside the box.   As a staff we will continue to meet and make adjustments daily. The Vermont Department of Health has issued  revised Guidance for Childcare Programs, Summer Programs & Afterschool Programs in light of COVID 19.  We will strictly adhere to those requirements or exceed them.  We value the trust and confidence you place in us to provide a safe environment for your family and we’ll continue to be in touch. Contact the office at 524-1500 x *266, x *268 or the Recreation Cell phone at 309-1810THEMES FOR EACH WEEK WILL BE ADDED SOON-Week 1 - June 1st - June 5thWeek 2 - June 8th- June 12thWeek 3 - June 15th-June 19th Week 4 - June 22nd - 26th:  Week 5 - June 29th - July 3rd Week 6 - July 6th - 10thWeek 7 - July 13th - 17thWeek 8 - July 20th - 24thWeek 9 - July 27th - 31stWeek 10 - August 3rd - 7thWeek 11 - August 10th - 14thWeek 12 - August 17th - 21stPayment options: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. Autopay: 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 us at 802-309-1810
 
Monday June 8, 2020
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM    Day Camp - For kids K-8th Grade -Summer 2020 - Summer Day Camp 2020
St. Albans Recreation Day Camp Opening – Summer 2020 Information St.  Albans Recreation department is pleased to announce that we’ll be offering a fun and safe camp option for families this summer.  There will be changes made to camp just as there have been to day to day life everywhere.  Changes made to camp are in direct correlation with the recommendations issued by the State of Vermont Department of Health.  Our Camp will meet or exceed those expectations.  Our goal is to provide a fun experience for your child in a safe and healthy environment.  Here is some important information for families. Dates- June 1, 2020 – August 21, 2020 We’re starting camp 3 weeks early to help out families returning to work while school is out going from 9 weeks to 12 weeks available.Hours – 7:30am-4:30pm  Locations- Camp will be held in separate locations to allow the space required for healthy distancing.  One location will be at Barlow Street Community Center and the other will be St. Albans Town SchoolRegistration – St. Albans Recreation Department prides itself in being responsive to the needs of our families.  To that end we allow families to pick and choose days they’d like to attend throughout the summer and we allow online registration right up until the moment you pull into the parking lot.  We also welcome part time campers. We work with families to make last minute changes and issue credits.  Most camps do not allow this flexibility. One change we have to make this summer is with registration. Campers must be registered by 12noon on the Thursday before the week your child is going to attend camp.  This change applies to part time campers and families that register week by week.  Those who have already registered for the summer do not need to make any changes.  We need this lead time to assemble smaller groups and to notify families which group and location their child should report to.Smaller Groups – Campers will be divided into smaller groups this summer.  Campers and staff will stay with the same group from start to finish to the degree this is possible.  Siblings will be assigned to the same group (unless parents request otherwise) The smaller groups will look more like 12-15 kids with 2 counselors.  Face Masks – Campers and counselors will wear masks as in all situations as recommended by CDC. Disposable masks will be available when needed, but families should provide 2 clean masks each day for their child.  Masks need to be washed daily.Distancing – Each group will adhere to social distancing standards of 6 feet.  Face masks are not a replacement for distancing.  While we used to have 6 campers at a table working on an art or science project – this summer we’ll have 2 kids working at opposite ends of the tables.  At lunch, spots will be painted on the grass to remind kids what 6 feet is.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 by incorporating the use of tents.  In the past we’ve done art projects, presentations, movies inside – this summer we’ll be outside with those activities as much as possible.Drop Off & Pick Ups – If possible, families should have the same person do drop off and pick up each day – again to limit contacts.  Those doing drop off and pick ups must wear masks. Only one person at drop off and pick up.  If possible, older adults 65+ should not be tasked with drop off or pick up. You will be notified in advance of which group your camper is in and the location will be readily marked so you’ll know where to head. No one who is ill, has symptoms of COVID 19 or is self-quarantining due to close contact with a COVID 19 positive person can do drop off or pick up.  Parents will respect distancing with staff and other campers during all interactions.At Drop Off – Campers will report directly to the head counselor of their small group – Not the one point drop-off we’ve used in the past.  At check in – every camper will be screened for temperature, the adult dropping off the camper will be asked the same screening questions everyday – even if the camper has attended each day of camp.  If a camper has a temperature of 100.4 F or greater they will not be allowed at camp.  At Pick Up – One person will show up for pick up.  Information, unless urgent regarding the camper’s day will be communicated via phone or through email whenever possible.  Campers will be ready to go and pick up will be swift.  Hygiene – Campers will wash hands upon arrival at camp, before and after using the bathroom, before and after eating and throughout the day as deemed necessary.  Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout camp. Camp groups will be assigned a specific bathroom and will use that one exclusively. We ask that campers who have long hair have it up and away from their faces while at camp.Food – Camp will continue to participate in the Federal Summer Lunch Program supplying a morning snack and lunch.  If you prefer your child can pack a lunch, snacks & beverage.  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.  No food will be shared between campers and no birthday cakes or treats this summer.  Camp is Peanut and Treenut Free.  Please keep this in mind when packing your child's lunch.Cleaning – Our facilities have always been cleaned daily and often throughout the day and that will continue with disinfection of all common and frequently touched surfaces on a regular schedule throughout the day and as deemed necessary.  Equipment & Supplies – Toys and sports equipment will be cleaned after each round of play and before another group uses them.  We will not use sensory tables, soft stuffed animals or dress up clothes.  Each camper will have their own art supplies in a Ziploc bag with their name on it.  They will be the only ones that use them.Backpacks & Stuff – Camper’s backpacks and belongings will be stored in each small group’s classroom in each camper’s specific and labeled spot. Do not send more “stuff” than fits in your camper’s back pack.  At this point we don’t have word on being able to attend the pool.  If we do campers will need to bring a towel and swim suit.Sick Kids or Family – If a child, staff person or parent tests positive for COVID 19 then they will not be allowed at camp until they no longer test positive and have had no fever for 72 hours without fever reducing medications or for a minimum of 2 weeks, whichever is longer.  If there is a confirmed case of COVID 19 at camp families will be notified and the smaller group will close down and await guidance from the Department of Health and their tracing team before resuming.  New this year – each day at drop off families will need to provide the phone number of an adult that can pick up their child if the child becomes ill at camp.  This pick up needs to happen within 15 minutes – so parents working out of town will want to consider this before the start of camp.  A sick camper will be isolated immediately upon symptoms and a staffer will remain with them until they are picked up.Travelers- Campers from other states will be eligible to attend camp after they have been quarantined after entering VT for 14 days.  If a camper or staff member leaves the state for a visit or vacation, they will not be able to return to camp until they have been quarantined in VT for 14 days.  Staff – We’re happy to announce that Ben Lovelette has been named as Day Camp Director.  Ben is a 2020 Graduate of UVM and will be taking a position at St. Albans City School as a Math & Social Studies teacher.  Ben was on staff last year as a counselor.  He’s been working on adjustments to camp in light of COVID19 from the start with our Program Manager Andrew Gratton and myself.  All staff will be screened in the same manner as campers each morning and will adhere to the same protocol listed above for a sick camper. We’re also delighted that we have a high number of returning staff from last year with 7 new staffers joining us.  Even in light of everything going on – we plan to have a great summer!We reserve the right to make changes at any time – We have spent a great deal of time considering what changes need to happen to make our camp a fun and safe place to be.  We are prepared to adapt, alter or cancel camp at any time if state recommendations change.  As health guidelines change and risk decreases or increases if we need to make changes we will not hesitate to do so.  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.  That said, the precautions we’re taking will undoubtedly add a few minutes to your drop off time in the morning.  Please bear with us.  We’ll be in contact with families throughout the summer and please contact us anytime you have a question, concern or suggestion at 802-524-1500 x *266 or at k.viens@stalbansvt.comConclusion – (for now) This is by no means an exhaustive list. We have been meeting for weeks discussing activities, deciding what equipment we need to ad, organizing extensive trainings for staff and thinking outside the box.   As a staff we will continue to meet and make adjustments daily. The Vermont Department of Health has issued  revised Guidance for Childcare Programs, Summer Programs & Afterschool Programs in light of COVID 19.  We will strictly adhere to those requirements or exceed them.  We value the trust and confidence you place in us to provide a safe environment for your family and we’ll continue to be in touch. Contact the office at 524-1500 x *266, x *268 or the Recreation Cell phone at 309-1810THEMES FOR EACH WEEK WILL BE ADDED SOON-Week 1 - June 1st - June 5thWeek 2 - June 8th- June 12thWeek 3 - June 15th-June 19th Week 4 - June 22nd - 26th:  Week 5 - June 29th - July 3rd Week 6 - July 6th - 10thWeek 7 - July 13th - 17thWeek 8 - July 20th - 24thWeek 9 - July 27th - 31stWeek 10 - August 3rd - 7thWeek 11 - August 10th - 14thWeek 12 - August 17th - 21stPayment options: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. Autopay: 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 us at 802-309-1810
 
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Swim Lessons - Lifeguard Training & Certification Renewal - ages 15+ - American Red Cross Lifeguard Training
American Red Cross Lifeguard Training (LGT)  Our Lifeguarding program trains lifeguards to act with speed and confidence in emergency situations both in and out of the water. Topics include water rescue skills, surveillance and recognition, first aid, breathing and cardiac emergencies, CPR, AED and more. The new program reflects the latest ECC science and findings. The certification validity period is 2 years.  This course will be a blended learning class.  Participants will register and do part of the work on line and then meet for class discussions and practical hands on work at the pool.Upon successful completion of a prerequisite swim, American Red Cross log on information will be given to each participant so they can get set up for the online portion of the course.   Enrollment in the course does not guarantee nor imply certification or employment. Participants must complete swim, practical and written tests to satisfaction to earn certification. There is no refund to participants who withdraw from or do not satisfactorily complete course.Lifeguard prerequisite swim requirements listed below.  All Lifeguard Candidate must complete the prerequisite swim.Swimming: Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both, but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.  Treading Water: Tread water for 2 minutes, using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.  Timed Events: Complete a timed event with 1 minute and 40 seconds. Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. Swim goggles not allowed. Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object. Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface in order to breathe (or to get a breath). Exit the water without using ladder or steps.
 
Tuesday June 9, 2020
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM    Day Camp - For kids K-8th Grade -Summer 2020 - Summer Day Camp 2020
St. Albans Recreation Day Camp Opening – Summer 2020 Information St.  Albans Recreation department is pleased to announce that we’ll be offering a fun and safe camp option for families this summer.  There will be changes made to camp just as there have been to day to day life everywhere.  Changes made to camp are in direct correlation with the recommendations issued by the State of Vermont Department of Health.  Our Camp will meet or exceed those expectations.  Our goal is to provide a fun experience for your child in a safe and healthy environment.  Here is some important information for families. Dates- June 1, 2020 – August 21, 2020 We’re starting camp 3 weeks early to help out families returning to work while school is out going from 9 weeks to 12 weeks available.Hours – 7:30am-4:30pm  Locations- Camp will be held in separate locations to allow the space required for healthy distancing.  One location will be at Barlow Street Community Center and the other will be St. Albans Town SchoolRegistration – St. Albans Recreation Department prides itself in being responsive to the needs of our families.  To that end we allow families to pick and choose days they’d like to attend throughout the summer and we allow online registration right up until the moment you pull into the parking lot.  We also welcome part time campers. We work with families to make last minute changes and issue credits.  Most camps do not allow this flexibility. One change we have to make this summer is with registration. Campers must be registered by 12noon on the Thursday before the week your child is going to attend camp.  This change applies to part time campers and families that register week by week.  Those who have already registered for the summer do not need to make any changes.  We need this lead time to assemble smaller groups and to notify families which group and location their child should report to.Smaller Groups – Campers will be divided into smaller groups this summer.  Campers and staff will stay with the same group from start to finish to the degree this is possible.  Siblings will be assigned to the same group (unless parents request otherwise) The smaller groups will look more like 12-15 kids with 2 counselors.  Face Masks – Campers and counselors will wear masks as in all situations as recommended by CDC. Disposable masks will be available when needed, but families should provide 2 clean masks each day for their child.  Masks need to be washed daily.Distancing – Each group will adhere to social distancing standards of 6 feet.  Face masks are not a replacement for distancing.  While we used to have 6 campers at a table working on an art or science project – this summer we’ll have 2 kids working at opposite ends of the tables.  At lunch, spots will be painted on the grass to remind kids what 6 feet is.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 by incorporating the use of tents.  In the past we’ve done art projects, presentations, movies inside – this summer we’ll be outside with those activities as much as possible.Drop Off & Pick Ups – If possible, families should have the same person do drop off and pick up each day – again to limit contacts.  Those doing drop off and pick ups must wear masks. Only one person at drop off and pick up.  If possible, older adults 65+ should not be tasked with drop off or pick up. You will be notified in advance of which group your camper is in and the location will be readily marked so you’ll know where to head. No one who is ill, has symptoms of COVID 19 or is self-quarantining due to close contact with a COVID 19 positive person can do drop off or pick up.  Parents will respect distancing with staff and other campers during all interactions.At Drop Off – Campers will report directly to the head counselor of their small group – Not the one point drop-off we’ve used in the past.  At check in – every camper will be screened for temperature, the adult dropping off the camper will be asked the same screening questions everyday – even if the camper has attended each day of camp.  If a camper has a temperature of 100.4 F or greater they will not be allowed at camp.  At Pick Up – One person will show up for pick up.  Information, unless urgent regarding the camper’s day will be communicated via phone or through email whenever possible.  Campers will be ready to go and pick up will be swift.  Hygiene – Campers will wash hands upon arrival at camp, before and after using the bathroom, before and after eating and throughout the day as deemed necessary.  Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout camp. Camp groups will be assigned a specific bathroom and will use that one exclusively. We ask that campers who have long hair have it up and away from their faces while at camp.Food – Camp will continue to participate in the Federal Summer Lunch Program supplying a morning snack and lunch.  If you prefer your child can pack a lunch, snacks & beverage.  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.  No food will be shared between campers and no birthday cakes or treats this summer.  Camp is Peanut and Treenut Free.  Please keep this in mind when packing your child's lunch.Cleaning – Our facilities have always been cleaned daily and often throughout the day and that will continue with disinfection of all common and frequently touched surfaces on a regular schedule throughout the day and as deemed necessary.  Equipment & Supplies – Toys and sports equipment will be cleaned after each round of play and before another group uses them.  We will not use sensory tables, soft stuffed animals or dress up clothes.  Each camper will have their own art supplies in a Ziploc bag with their name on it.  They will be the only ones that use them.Backpacks & Stuff – Camper’s backpacks and belongings will be stored in each small group’s classroom in each camper’s specific and labeled spot. Do not send more “stuff” than fits in your camper’s back pack.  At this point we don’t have word on being able to attend the pool.  If we do campers will need to bring a towel and swim suit.Sick Kids or Family – If a child, staff person or parent tests positive for COVID 19 then they will not be allowed at camp until they no longer test positive and have had no fever for 72 hours without fever reducing medications or for a minimum of 2 weeks, whichever is longer.  If there is a confirmed case of COVID 19 at camp families will be notified and the smaller group will close down and await guidance from the Department of Health and their tracing team before resuming.  New this year – each day at drop off families will need to provide the phone number of an adult that can pick up their child if the child becomes ill at camp.  This pick up needs to happen within 15 minutes – so parents working out of town will want to consider this before the start of camp.  A sick camper will be isolated immediately upon symptoms and a staffer will remain with them until they are picked up.Travelers- Campers from other states will be eligible to attend camp after they have been quarantined after entering VT for 14 days.  If a camper or staff member leaves the state for a visit or vacation, they will not be able to return to camp until they have been quarantined in VT for 14 days.  Staff – We’re happy to announce that Ben Lovelette has been named as Day Camp Director.  Ben is a 2020 Graduate of UVM and will be taking a position at St. Albans City School as a Math & Social Studies teacher.  Ben was on staff last year as a counselor.  He’s been working on adjustments to camp in light of COVID19 from the start with our Program Manager Andrew Gratton and myself.  All staff will be screened in the same manner as campers each morning and will adhere to the same protocol listed above for a sick camper. We’re also delighted that we have a high number of returning staff from last year with 7 new staffers joining us.  Even in light of everything going on – we plan to have a great summer!We reserve the right to make changes at any time – We have spent a great deal of time considering what changes need to happen to make our camp a fun and safe place to be.  We are prepared to adapt, alter or cancel camp at any time if state recommendations change.  As health guidelines change and risk decreases or increases if we need to make changes we will not hesitate to do so.  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.  That said, the precautions we’re taking will undoubtedly add a few minutes to your drop off time in the morning.  Please bear with us.  We’ll be in contact with families throughout the summer and please contact us anytime you have a question, concern or suggestion at 802-524-1500 x *266 or at k.viens@stalbansvt.comConclusion – (for now) This is by no means an exhaustive list. We have been meeting for weeks discussing activities, deciding what equipment we need to ad, organizing extensive trainings for staff and thinking outside the box.   As a staff we will continue to meet and make adjustments daily. The Vermont Department of Health has issued  revised Guidance for Childcare Programs, Summer Programs & Afterschool Programs in light of COVID 19.  We will strictly adhere to those requirements or exceed them.  We value the trust and confidence you place in us to provide a safe environment for your family and we’ll continue to be in touch. Contact the office at 524-1500 x *266, x *268 or the Recreation Cell phone at 309-1810THEMES FOR EACH WEEK WILL BE ADDED SOON-Week 1 - June 1st - June 5thWeek 2 - June 8th- June 12thWeek 3 - June 15th-June 19th Week 4 - June 22nd - 26th:  Week 5 - June 29th - July 3rd Week 6 - July 6th - 10thWeek 7 - July 13th - 17thWeek 8 - July 20th - 24thWeek 9 - July 27th - 31stWeek 10 - August 3rd - 7thWeek 11 - August 10th - 14thWeek 12 - August 17th - 21stPayment options: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. Autopay: 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 us at 802-309-1810
 
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Swim Lessons - Lifeguard Training & Certification Renewal - ages 15+ - American Red Cross Lifeguard Training
American Red Cross Lifeguard Training (LGT)  Our Lifeguarding program trains lifeguards to act with speed and confidence in emergency situations both in and out of the water. Topics include water rescue skills, surveillance and recognition, first aid, breathing and cardiac emergencies, CPR, AED and more. The new program reflects the latest ECC science and findings. The certification validity period is 2 years.  This course will be a blended learning class.  Participants will register and do part of the work on line and then meet for class discussions and practical hands on work at the pool.Upon successful completion of a prerequisite swim, American Red Cross log on information will be given to each participant so they can get set up for the online portion of the course.   Enrollment in the course does not guarantee nor imply certification or employment. Participants must complete swim, practical and written tests to satisfaction to earn certification. There is no refund to participants who withdraw from or do not satisfactorily complete course.Lifeguard prerequisite swim requirements listed below.  All Lifeguard Candidate must complete the prerequisite swim.Swimming: Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both, but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.  Treading Water: Tread water for 2 minutes, using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.  Timed Events: Complete a timed event with 1 minute and 40 seconds. Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. Swim goggles not allowed. Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object. Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface in order to breathe (or to get a breath). Exit the water without using ladder or steps.
 
Wednesday June 10, 2020
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM    Day Camp - For kids K-8th Grade -Summer 2020 - Summer Day Camp 2020
St. Albans Recreation Day Camp Opening – Summer 2020 Information St.  Albans Recreation department is pleased to announce that we’ll be offering a fun and safe camp option for families this summer.  There will be changes made to camp just as there have been to day to day life everywhere.  Changes made to camp are in direct correlation with the recommendations issued by the State of Vermont Department of Health.  Our Camp will meet or exceed those expectations.  Our goal is to provide a fun experience for your child in a safe and healthy environment.  Here is some important information for families. Dates- June 1, 2020 – August 21, 2020 We’re starting camp 3 weeks early to help out families returning to work while school is out going from 9 weeks to 12 weeks available.Hours – 7:30am-4:30pm  Locations- Camp will be held in separate locations to allow the space required for healthy distancing.  One location will be at Barlow Street Community Center and the other will be St. Albans Town SchoolRegistration – St. Albans Recreation Department prides itself in being responsive to the needs of our families.  To that end we allow families to pick and choose days they’d like to attend throughout the summer and we allow online registration right up until the moment you pull into the parking lot.  We also welcome part time campers. We work with families to make last minute changes and issue credits.  Most camps do not allow this flexibility. One change we have to make this summer is with registration. Campers must be registered by 12noon on the Thursday before the week your child is going to attend camp.  This change applies to part time campers and families that register week by week.  Those who have already registered for the summer do not need to make any changes.  We need this lead time to assemble smaller groups and to notify families which group and location their child should report to.Smaller Groups – Campers will be divided into smaller groups this summer.  Campers and staff will stay with the same group from start to finish to the degree this is possible.  Siblings will be assigned to the same group (unless parents request otherwise) The smaller groups will look more like 12-15 kids with 2 counselors.  Face Masks – Campers and counselors will wear masks as in all situations as recommended by CDC. Disposable masks will be available when needed, but families should provide 2 clean masks each day for their child.  Masks need to be washed daily.Distancing – Each group will adhere to social distancing standards of 6 feet.  Face masks are not a replacement for distancing.  While we used to have 6 campers at a table working on an art or science project – this summer we’ll have 2 kids working at opposite ends of the tables.  At lunch, spots will be painted on the grass to remind kids what 6 feet is.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 by incorporating the use of tents.  In the past we’ve done art projects, presentations, movies inside – this summer we’ll be outside with those activities as much as possible.Drop Off & Pick Ups – If possible, families should have the same person do drop off and pick up each day – again to limit contacts.  Those doing drop off and pick ups must wear masks. Only one person at drop off and pick up.  If possible, older adults 65+ should not be tasked with drop off or pick up. You will be notified in advance of which group your camper is in and the location will be readily marked so you’ll know where to head. No one who is ill, has symptoms of COVID 19 or is self-quarantining due to close contact with a COVID 19 positive person can do drop off or pick up.  Parents will respect distancing with staff and other campers during all interactions.At Drop Off – Campers will report directly to the head counselor of their small group – Not the one point drop-off we’ve used in the past.  At check in – every camper will be screened for temperature, the adult dropping off the camper will be asked the same screening questions everyday – even if the camper has attended each day of camp.  If a camper has a temperature of 100.4 F or greater they will not be allowed at camp.  At Pick Up – One person will show up for pick up.  Information, unless urgent regarding the camper’s day will be communicated via phone or through email whenever possible.  Campers will be ready to go and pick up will be swift.  Hygiene – Campers will wash hands upon arrival at camp, before and after using the bathroom, before and after eating and throughout the day as deemed necessary.  Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout camp. Camp groups will be assigned a specific bathroom and will use that one exclusively. We ask that campers who have long hair have it up and away from their faces while at camp.Food – Camp will continue to participate in the Federal Summer Lunch Program supplying a morning snack and lunch.  If you prefer your child can pack a lunch, snacks & beverage.  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.  No food will be shared between campers and no birthday cakes or treats this summer.  Camp is Peanut and Treenut Free.  Please keep this in mind when packing your child's lunch.Cleaning – Our facilities have always been cleaned daily and often throughout the day and that will continue with disinfection of all common and frequently touched surfaces on a regular schedule throughout the day and as deemed necessary.  Equipment & Supplies – Toys and sports equipment will be cleaned after each round of play and before another group uses them.  We will not use sensory tables, soft stuffed animals or dress up clothes.  Each camper will have their own art supplies in a Ziploc bag with their name on it.  They will be the only ones that use them.Backpacks & Stuff – Camper’s backpacks and belongings will be stored in each small group’s classroom in each camper’s specific and labeled spot. Do not send more “stuff” than fits in your camper’s back pack.  At this point we don’t have word on being able to attend the pool.  If we do campers will need to bring a towel and swim suit.Sick Kids or Family – If a child, staff person or parent tests positive for COVID 19 then they will not be allowed at camp until they no longer test positive and have had no fever for 72 hours without fever reducing medications or for a minimum of 2 weeks, whichever is longer.  If there is a confirmed case of COVID 19 at camp families will be notified and the smaller group will close down and await guidance from the Department of Health and their tracing team before resuming.  New this year – each day at drop off families will need to provide the phone number of an adult that can pick up their child if the child becomes ill at camp.  This pick up needs to happen within 15 minutes – so parents working out of town will want to consider this before the start of camp.  A sick camper will be isolated immediately upon symptoms and a staffer will remain with them until they are picked up.Travelers- Campers from other states will be eligible to attend camp after they have been quarantined after entering VT for 14 days.  If a camper or staff member leaves the state for a visit or vacation, they will not be able to return to camp until they have been quarantined in VT for 14 days.  Staff – We’re happy to announce that Ben Lovelette has been named as Day Camp Director.  Ben is a 2020 Graduate of UVM and will be taking a position at St. Albans City School as a Math & Social Studies teacher.  Ben was on staff last year as a counselor.  He’s been working on adjustments to camp in light of COVID19 from the start with our Program Manager Andrew Gratton and myself.  All staff will be screened in the same manner as campers each morning and will adhere to the same protocol listed above for a sick camper. We’re also delighted that we have a high number of returning staff from last year with 7 new staffers joining us.  Even in light of everything going on – we plan to have a great summer!We reserve the right to make changes at any time – We have spent a great deal of time considering what changes need to happen to make our camp a fun and safe place to be.  We are prepared to adapt, alter or cancel camp at any time if state recommendations change.  As health guidelines change and risk decreases or increases if we need to make changes we will not hesitate to do so.  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.  That said, the precautions we’re taking will undoubtedly add a few minutes to your drop off time in the morning.  Please bear with us.  We’ll be in contact with families throughout the summer and please contact us anytime you have a question, concern or suggestion at 802-524-1500 x *266 or at k.viens@stalbansvt.comConclusion – (for now) This is by no means an exhaustive list. We have been meeting for weeks discussing activities, deciding what equipment we need to ad, organizing extensive trainings for staff and thinking outside the box.   As a staff we will continue to meet and make adjustments daily. The Vermont Department of Health has issued  revised Guidance for Childcare Programs, Summer Programs & Afterschool Programs in light of COVID 19.  We will strictly adhere to those requirements or exceed them.  We value the trust and confidence you place in us to provide a safe environment for your family and we’ll continue to be in touch. Contact the office at 524-1500 x *266, x *268 or the Recreation Cell phone at 309-1810THEMES FOR EACH WEEK WILL BE ADDED SOON-Week 1 - June 1st - June 5thWeek 2 - June 8th- June 12thWeek 3 - June 15th-June 19th Week 4 - June 22nd - 26th:  Week 5 - June 29th - July 3rd Week 6 - July 6th - 10thWeek 7 - July 13th - 17thWeek 8 - July 20th - 24thWeek 9 - July 27th - 31stWeek 10 - August 3rd - 7thWeek 11 - August 10th - 14thWeek 12 - August 17th - 21stPayment options: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. Autopay: 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 us at 802-309-1810
 
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Swim Lessons - Lifeguard Training & Certification Renewal - ages 15+ - American Red Cross Lifeguard Training
American Red Cross Lifeguard Training (LGT)  Our Lifeguarding program trains lifeguards to act with speed and confidence in emergency situations both in and out of the water. Topics include water rescue skills, surveillance and recognition, first aid, breathing and cardiac emergencies, CPR, AED and more. The new program reflects the latest ECC science and findings. The certification validity period is 2 years.  This course will be a blended learning class.  Participants will register and do part of the work on line and then meet for class discussions and practical hands on work at the pool.Upon successful completion of a prerequisite swim, American Red Cross log on information will be given to each participant so they can get set up for the online portion of the course.   Enrollment in the course does not guarantee nor imply certification or employment. Participants must complete swim, practical and written tests to satisfaction to earn certification. There is no refund to participants who withdraw from or do not satisfactorily complete course.Lifeguard prerequisite swim requirements listed below.  All Lifeguard Candidate must complete the prerequisite swim.Swimming: Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both, but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.  Treading Water: Tread water for 2 minutes, using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.  Timed Events: Complete a timed event with 1 minute and 40 seconds. Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. Swim goggles not allowed. Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object. Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface in order to breathe (or to get a breath). Exit the water without using ladder or steps.
 
Thursday June 11, 2020
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM    Day Camp - For kids K-8th Grade -Summer 2020 - Summer Day Camp 2020
St. Albans Recreation Day Camp Opening – Summer 2020 Information St.  Albans Recreation department is pleased to announce that we’ll be offering a fun and safe camp option for families this summer.  There will be changes made to camp just as there have been to day to day life everywhere.  Changes made to camp are in direct correlation with the recommendations issued by the State of Vermont Department of Health.  Our Camp will meet or exceed those expectations.  Our goal is to provide a fun experience for your child in a safe and healthy environment.  Here is some important information for families. Dates- June 1, 2020 – August 21, 2020 We’re starting camp 3 weeks early to help out families returning to work while school is out going from 9 weeks to 12 weeks available.Hours – 7:30am-4:30pm  Locations- Camp will be held in separate locations to allow the space required for healthy distancing.  One location will be at Barlow Street Community Center and the other will be St. Albans Town SchoolRegistration – St. Albans Recreation Department prides itself in being responsive to the needs of our families.  To that end we allow families to pick and choose days they’d like to attend throughout the summer and we allow online registration right up until the moment you pull into the parking lot.  We also welcome part time campers. We work with families to make last minute changes and issue credits.  Most camps do not allow this flexibility. One change we have to make this summer is with registration. Campers must be registered by 12noon on the Thursday before the week your child is going to attend camp.  This change applies to part time campers and families that register week by week.  Those who have already registered for the summer do not need to make any changes.  We need this lead time to assemble smaller groups and to notify families which group and location their child should report to.Smaller Groups – Campers will be divided into smaller groups this summer.  Campers and staff will stay with the same group from start to finish to the degree this is possible.  Siblings will be assigned to the same group (unless parents request otherwise) The smaller groups will look more like 12-15 kids with 2 counselors.  Face Masks – Campers and counselors will wear masks as in all situations as recommended by CDC. Disposable masks will be available when needed, but families should provide 2 clean masks each day for their child.  Masks need to be washed daily.Distancing – Each group will adhere to social distancing standards of 6 feet.  Face masks are not a replacement for distancing.  While we used to have 6 campers at a table working on an art or science project – this summer we’ll have 2 kids working at opposite ends of the tables.  At lunch, spots will be painted on the grass to remind kids what 6 feet is.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 by incorporating the use of tents.  In the past we’ve done art projects, presentations, movies inside – this summer we’ll be outside with those activities as much as possible.Drop Off & Pick Ups – If possible, families should have the same person do drop off and pick up each day – again to limit contacts.  Those doing drop off and pick ups must wear masks. Only one person at drop off and pick up.  If possible, older adults 65+ should not be tasked with drop off or pick up. You will be notified in advance of which group your camper is in and the location will be readily marked so you’ll know where to head. No one who is ill, has symptoms of COVID 19 or is self-quarantining due to close contact with a COVID 19 positive person can do drop off or pick up.  Parents will respect distancing with staff and other campers during all interactions.At Drop Off – Campers will report directly to the head counselor of their small group – Not the one point drop-off we’ve used in the past.  At check in – every camper will be screened for temperature, the adult dropping off the camper will be asked the same screening questions everyday – even if the camper has attended each day of camp.  If a camper has a temperature of 100.4 F or greater they will not be allowed at camp.  At Pick Up – One person will show up for pick up.  Information, unless urgent regarding the camper’s day will be communicated via phone or through email whenever possible.  Campers will be ready to go and pick up will be swift.  Hygiene – Campers will wash hands upon arrival at camp, before and after using the bathroom, before and after eating and throughout the day as deemed necessary.  Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout camp. Camp groups will be assigned a specific bathroom and will use that one exclusively. We ask that campers who have long hair have it up and away from their faces while at camp.Food – Camp will continue to participate in the Federal Summer Lunch Program supplying a morning snack and lunch.  If you prefer your child can pack a lunch, snacks & beverage.  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.  No food will be shared between campers and no birthday cakes or treats this summer.  Camp is Peanut and Treenut Free.  Please keep this in mind when packing your child's lunch.Cleaning – Our facilities have always been cleaned daily and often throughout the day and that will continue with disinfection of all common and frequently touched surfaces on a regular schedule throughout the day and as deemed necessary.  Equipment & Supplies – Toys and sports equipment will be cleaned after each round of play and before another group uses them.  We will not use sensory tables, soft stuffed animals or dress up clothes.  Each camper will have their own art supplies in a Ziploc bag with their name on it.  They will be the only ones that use them.Backpacks & Stuff – Camper’s backpacks and belongings will be stored in each small group’s classroom in each camper’s specific and labeled spot. Do not send more “stuff” than fits in your camper’s back pack.  At this point we don’t have word on being able to attend the pool.  If we do campers will need to bring a towel and swim suit.Sick Kids or Family – If a child, staff person or parent tests positive for COVID 19 then they will not be allowed at camp until they no longer test positive and have had no fever for 72 hours without fever reducing medications or for a minimum of 2 weeks, whichever is longer.  If there is a confirmed case of COVID 19 at camp families will be notified and the smaller group will close down and await guidance from the Department of Health and their tracing team before resuming.  New this year – each day at drop off families will need to provide the phone number of an adult that can pick up their child if the child becomes ill at camp.  This pick up needs to happen within 15 minutes – so parents working out of town will want to consider this before the start of camp.  A sick camper will be isolated immediately upon symptoms and a staffer will remain with them until they are picked up.Travelers- Campers from other states will be eligible to attend camp after they have been quarantined after entering VT for 14 days.  If a camper or staff member leaves the state for a visit or vacation, they will not be able to return to camp until they have been quarantined in VT for 14 days.  Staff – We’re happy to announce that Ben Lovelette has been named as Day Camp Director.  Ben is a 2020 Graduate of UVM and will be taking a position at St. Albans City School as a Math & Social Studies teacher.  Ben was on staff last year as a counselor.  He’s been working on adjustments to camp in light of COVID19 from the start with our Program Manager Andrew Gratton and myself.  All staff will be screened in the same manner as campers each morning and will adhere to the same protocol listed above for a sick camper. We’re also delighted that we have a high number of returning staff from last year with 7 new staffers joining us.  Even in light of everything going on – we plan to have a great summer!We reserve the right to make changes at any time – We have spent a great deal of time considering what changes need to happen to make our camp a fun and safe place to be.  We are prepared to adapt, alter or cancel camp at any time if state recommendations change.  As health guidelines change and risk decreases or increases if we need to make changes we will not hesitate to do so.  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.  That said, the precautions we’re taking will undoubtedly add a few minutes to your drop off time in the morning.  Please bear with us.  We’ll be in contact with families throughout the summer and please contact us anytime you have a question, concern or suggestion at 802-524-1500 x *266 or at k.viens@stalbansvt.comConclusion – (for now) This is by no means an exhaustive list. We have been meeting for weeks discussing activities, deciding what equipment we need to ad, organizing extensive trainings for staff and thinking outside the box.   As a staff we will continue to meet and make adjustments daily. The Vermont Department of Health has issued  revised Guidance for Childcare Programs, Summer Programs & Afterschool Programs in light of COVID 19.  We will strictly adhere to those requirements or exceed them.  We value the trust and confidence you place in us to provide a safe environment for your family and we’ll continue to be in touch. Contact the office at 524-1500 x *266, x *268 or the Recreation Cell phone at 309-1810THEMES FOR EACH WEEK WILL BE ADDED SOON-Week 1 - June 1st - June 5thWeek 2 - June 8th- June 12thWeek 3 - June 15th-June 19th Week 4 - June 22nd - 26th:  Week 5 - June 29th - July 3rd Week 6 - July 6th - 10thWeek 7 - July 13th - 17thWeek 8 - July 20th - 24thWeek 9 - July 27th - 31stWeek 10 - August 3rd - 7thWeek 11 - August 10th - 14thWeek 12 - August 17th - 21stPayment options: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. Autopay: 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 us at 802-309-1810
 
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Swim Lessons - Lifeguard Training & Certification Renewal - ages 15+ - American Red Cross Lifeguard Training
American Red Cross Lifeguard Training (LGT)  Our Lifeguarding program trains lifeguards to act with speed and confidence in emergency situations both in and out of the water. Topics include water rescue skills, surveillance and recognition, first aid, breathing and cardiac emergencies, CPR, AED and more. The new program reflects the latest ECC science and findings. The certification validity period is 2 years.  This course will be a blended learning class.  Participants will register and do part of the work on line and then meet for class discussions and practical hands on work at the pool.Upon successful completion of a prerequisite swim, American Red Cross log on information will be given to each participant so they can get set up for the online portion of the course.   Enrollment in the course does not guarantee nor imply certification or employment. Participants must complete swim, practical and written tests to satisfaction to earn certification. There is no refund to participants who withdraw from or do not satisfactorily complete course.Lifeguard prerequisite swim requirements listed below.  All Lifeguard Candidate must complete the prerequisite swim.Swimming: Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both, but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.  Treading Water: Tread water for 2 minutes, using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.  Timed Events: Complete a timed event with 1 minute and 40 seconds. Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. Swim goggles not allowed. Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object. Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface in order to breathe (or to get a breath). Exit the water without using ladder or steps.
 
Friday June 12, 2020
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM    Day Camp - For kids K-8th Grade -Summer 2020 - Summer Day Camp 2020
St. Albans Recreation Day Camp Opening – Summer 2020 Information St.  Albans Recreation department is pleased to announce that we’ll be offering a fun and safe camp option for families this summer.  There will be changes made to camp just as there have been to day to day life everywhere.  Changes made to camp are in direct correlation with the recommendations issued by the State of Vermont Department of Health.  Our Camp will meet or exceed those expectations.  Our goal is to provide a fun experience for your child in a safe and healthy environment.  Here is some important information for families. Dates- June 1, 2020 – August 21, 2020 We’re starting camp 3 weeks early to help out families returning to work while school is out going from 9 weeks to 12 weeks available.Hours – 7:30am-4:30pm  Locations- Camp will be held in separate locations to allow the space required for healthy distancing.  One location will be at Barlow Street Community Center and the other will be St. Albans Town SchoolRegistration – St. Albans Recreation Department prides itself in being responsive to the needs of our families.  To that end we allow families to pick and choose days they’d like to attend throughout the summer and we allow online registration right up until the moment you pull into the parking lot.  We also welcome part time campers. We work with families to make last minute changes and issue credits.  Most camps do not allow this flexibility. One change we have to make this summer is with registration. Campers must be registered by 12noon on the Thursday before the week your child is going to attend camp.  This change applies to part time campers and families that register week by week.  Those who have already registered for the summer do not need to make any changes.  We need this lead time to assemble smaller groups and to notify families which group and location their child should report to.Smaller Groups – Campers will be divided into smaller groups this summer.  Campers and staff will stay with the same group from start to finish to the degree this is possible.  Siblings will be assigned to the same group (unless parents request otherwise) The smaller groups will look more like 12-15 kids with 2 counselors.  Face Masks – Campers and counselors will wear masks as in all situations as recommended by CDC. Disposable masks will be available when needed, but families should provide 2 clean masks each day for their child.  Masks need to be washed daily.Distancing – Each group will adhere to social distancing standards of 6 feet.  Face masks are not a replacement for distancing.  While we used to have 6 campers at a table working on an art or science project – this summer we’ll have 2 kids working at opposite ends of the tables.  At lunch, spots will be painted on the grass to remind kids what 6 feet is.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 by incorporating the use of tents.  In the past we’ve done art projects, presentations, movies inside – this summer we’ll be outside with those activities as much as possible.Drop Off & Pick Ups – If possible, families should have the same person do drop off and pick up each day – again to limit contacts.  Those doing drop off and pick ups must wear masks. Only one person at drop off and pick up.  If possible, older adults 65+ should not be tasked with drop off or pick up. You will be notified in advance of which group your camper is in and the location will be readily marked so you’ll know where to head. No one who is ill, has symptoms of COVID 19 or is self-quarantining due to close contact with a COVID 19 positive person can do drop off or pick up.  Parents will respect distancing with staff and other campers during all interactions.At Drop Off – Campers will report directly to the head counselor of their small group – Not the one point drop-off we’ve used in the past.  At check in – every camper will be screened for temperature, the adult dropping off the camper will be asked the same screening questions everyday – even if the camper has attended each day of camp.  If a camper has a temperature of 100.4 F or greater they will not be allowed at camp.  At Pick Up – One person will show up for pick up.  Information, unless urgent regarding the camper’s day will be communicated via phone or through email whenever possible.  Campers will be ready to go and pick up will be swift.  Hygiene – Campers will wash hands upon arrival at camp, before and after using the bathroom, before and after eating and throughout the day as deemed necessary.  Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout camp. Camp groups will be assigned a specific bathroom and will use that one exclusively. We ask that campers who have long hair have it up and away from their faces while at camp.Food – Camp will continue to participate in the Federal Summer Lunch Program supplying a morning snack and lunch.  If you prefer your child can pack a lunch, snacks & beverage.  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.  No food will be shared between campers and no birthday cakes or treats this summer.  Camp is Peanut and Treenut Free.  Please keep this in mind when packing your child's lunch.Cleaning – Our facilities have always been cleaned daily and often throughout the day and that will continue with disinfection of all common and frequently touched surfaces on a regular schedule throughout the day and as deemed necessary.  Equipment & Supplies – Toys and sports equipment will be cleaned after each round of play and before another group uses them.  We will not use sensory tables, soft stuffed animals or dress up clothes.  Each camper will have their own art supplies in a Ziploc bag with their name on it.  They will be the only ones that use them.Backpacks & Stuff – Camper’s backpacks and belongings will be stored in each small group’s classroom in each camper’s specific and labeled spot. Do not send more “stuff” than fits in your camper’s back pack.  At this point we don’t have word on being able to attend the pool.  If we do campers will need to bring a towel and swim suit.Sick Kids or Family – If a child, staff person or parent tests positive for COVID 19 then they will not be allowed at camp until they no longer test positive and have had no fever for 72 hours without fever reducing medications or for a minimum of 2 weeks, whichever is longer.  If there is a confirmed case of COVID 19 at camp families will be notified and the smaller group will close down and await guidance from the Department of Health and their tracing team before resuming.  New this year – each day at drop off families will need to provide the phone number of an adult that can pick up their child if the child becomes ill at camp.  This pick up needs to happen within 15 minutes – so parents working out of town will want to consider this before the start of camp.  A sick camper will be isolated immediately upon symptoms and a staffer will remain with them until they are picked up.Travelers- Campers from other states will be eligible to attend camp after they have been quarantined after entering VT for 14 days.  If a camper or staff member leaves the state for a visit or vacation, they will not be able to return to camp until they have been quarantined in VT for 14 days.  Staff – We’re happy to announce that Ben Lovelette has been named as Day Camp Director.  Ben is a 2020 Graduate of UVM and will be taking a position at St. Albans City School as a Math & Social Studies teacher.  Ben was on staff last year as a counselor.  He’s been working on adjustments to camp in light of COVID19 from the start with our Program Manager Andrew Gratton and myself.  All staff will be screened in the same manner as campers each morning and will adhere to the same protocol listed above for a sick camper. We’re also delighted that we have a high number of returning staff from last year with 7 new staffers joining us.  Even in light of everything going on – we plan to have a great summer!We reserve the right to make changes at any time – We have spent a great deal of time considering what changes need to happen to make our camp a fun and safe place to be.  We are prepared to adapt, alter or cancel camp at any time if state recommendations change.  As health guidelines change and risk decreases or increases if we need to make changes we will not hesitate to do so.  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.  That said, the precautions we’re taking will undoubtedly add a few minutes to your drop off time in the morning.  Please bear with us.  We’ll be in contact with families throughout the summer and please contact us anytime you have a question, concern or suggestion at 802-524-1500 x *266 or at k.viens@stalbansvt.comConclusion – (for now) This is by no means an exhaustive list. We have been meeting for weeks discussing activities, deciding what equipment we need to ad, organizing extensive trainings for staff and thinking outside the box.   As a staff we will continue to meet and make adjustments daily. The Vermont Department of Health has issued  revised Guidance for Childcare Programs, Summer Programs & Afterschool Programs in light of COVID 19.  We will strictly adhere to those requirements or exceed them.  We value the trust and confidence you place in us to provide a safe environment for your family and we’ll continue to be in touch. Contact the office at 524-1500 x *266, x *268 or the Recreation Cell phone at 309-1810THEMES FOR EACH WEEK WILL BE ADDED SOON-Week 1 - June 1st - June 5thWeek 2 - June 8th- June 12thWeek 3 - June 15th-June 19th Week 4 - June 22nd - 26th:  Week 5 - June 29th - July 3rd Week 6 - July 6th - 10thWeek 7 - July 13th - 17thWeek 8 - July 20th - 24thWeek 9 - July 27th - 31stWeek 10 - August 3rd - 7thWeek 11 - August 10th - 14thWeek 12 - August 17th - 21stPayment options: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. Autopay: 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 us at 802-309-1810
 
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Swim Lessons - Lifeguard Training & Certification Renewal - ages 15+ - American Red Cross Lifeguard Training
American Red Cross Lifeguard Training (LGT)  Our Lifeguarding program trains lifeguards to act with speed and confidence in emergency situations both in and out of the water. Topics include water rescue skills, surveillance and recognition, first aid, breathing and cardiac emergencies, CPR, AED and more. The new program reflects the latest ECC science and findings. The certification validity period is 2 years.  This course will be a blended learning class.  Participants will register and do part of the work on line and then meet for class discussions and practical hands on work at the pool.Upon successful completion of a prerequisite swim, American Red Cross log on information will be given to each participant so they can get set up for the online portion of the course.   Enrollment in the course does not guarantee nor imply certification or employment. Participants must complete swim, practical and written tests to satisfaction to earn certification. There is no refund to participants who withdraw from or do not satisfactorily complete course.Lifeguard prerequisite swim requirements listed below.  All Lifeguard Candidate must complete the prerequisite swim.Swimming: Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both, but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.  Treading Water: Tread water for 2 minutes, using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.  Timed Events: Complete a timed event with 1 minute and 40 seconds. Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. Swim goggles not allowed. Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object. Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface in order to breathe (or to get a breath). Exit the water without using ladder or steps.
 
Monday June 15, 2020
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM    Day Camp - For kids K-8th Grade -Summer 2020 - Summer Day Camp 2020
St. Albans Recreation Day Camp Opening – Summer 2020 Information St.  Albans Recreation department is pleased to announce that we’ll be offering a fun and safe camp option for families this summer.  There will be changes made to camp just as there have been to day to day life everywhere.  Changes made to camp are in direct correlation with the recommendations issued by the State of Vermont Department of Health.  Our Camp will meet or exceed those expectations.  Our goal is to provide a fun experience for your child in a safe and healthy environment.  Here is some important information for families. Dates- June 1, 2020 – August 21, 2020 We’re starting camp 3 weeks early to help out families returning to work while school is out going from 9 weeks to 12 weeks available.Hours – 7:30am-4:30pm  Locations- Camp will be held in separate locations to allow the space required for healthy distancing.  One location will be at Barlow Street Community Center and the other will be St. Albans Town SchoolRegistration – St. Albans Recreation Department prides itself in being responsive to the needs of our families.  To that end we allow families to pick and choose days they’d like to attend throughout the summer and we allow online registration right up until the moment you pull into the parking lot.  We also welcome part time campers. We work with families to make last minute changes and issue credits.  Most camps do not allow this flexibility. One change we have to make this summer is with registration. Campers must be registered by 12noon on the Thursday before the week your child is going to attend camp.  This change applies to part time campers and families that register week by week.  Those who have already registered for the summer do not need to make any changes.  We need this lead time to assemble smaller groups and to notify families which group and location their child should report to.Smaller Groups – Campers will be divided into smaller groups this summer.  Campers and staff will stay with the same group from start to finish to the degree this is possible.  Siblings will be assigned to the same group (unless parents request otherwise) The smaller groups will look more like 12-15 kids with 2 counselors.  Face Masks – Campers and counselors will wear masks as in all situations as recommended by CDC. Disposable masks will be available when needed, but families should provide 2 clean masks each day for their child.  Masks need to be washed daily.Distancing – Each group will adhere to social distancing standards of 6 feet.  Face masks are not a replacement for distancing.  While we used to have 6 campers at a table working on an art or science project – this summer we’ll have 2 kids working at opposite ends of the tables.  At lunch, spots will be painted on the grass to remind kids what 6 feet is.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 by incorporating the use of tents.  In the past we’ve done art projects, presentations, movies inside – this summer we’ll be outside with those activities as much as possible.Drop Off & Pick Ups – If possible, families should have the same person do drop off and pick up each day – again to limit contacts.  Those doing drop off and pick ups must wear masks. Only one person at drop off and pick up.  If possible, older adults 65+ should not be tasked with drop off or pick up. You will be notified in advance of which group your camper is in and the location will be readily marked so you’ll know where to head. No one who is ill, has symptoms of COVID 19 or is self-quarantining due to close contact with a COVID 19 positive person can do drop off or pick up.  Parents will respect distancing with staff and other campers during all interactions.At Drop Off – Campers will report directly to the head counselor of their small group – Not the one point drop-off we’ve used in the past.  At check in – every camper will be screened for temperature, the adult dropping off the camper will be asked the same screening questions everyday – even if the camper has attended each day of camp.  If a camper has a temperature of 100.4 F or greater they will not be allowed at camp.  At Pick Up – One person will show up for pick up.  Information, unless urgent regarding the camper’s day will be communicated via phone or through email whenever possible.  Campers will be ready to go and pick up will be swift.  Hygiene – Campers will wash hands upon arrival at camp, before and after using the bathroom, before and after eating and throughout the day as deemed necessary.  Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout camp. Camp groups will be assigned a specific bathroom and will use that one exclusively. We ask that campers who have long hair have it up and away from their faces while at camp.Food – Camp will continue to participate in the Federal Summer Lunch Program supplying a morning snack and lunch.  If you prefer your child can pack a lunch, snacks & beverage.  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.  No food will be shared between campers and no birthday cakes or treats this summer.  Camp is Peanut and Treenut Free.  Please keep this in mind when packing your child's lunch.Cleaning – Our facilities have always been cleaned daily and often throughout the day and that will continue with disinfection of all common and frequently touched surfaces on a regular schedule throughout the day and as deemed necessary.  Equipment & Supplies – Toys and sports equipment will be cleaned after each round of play and before another group uses them.  We will not use sensory tables, soft stuffed animals or dress up clothes.  Each camper will have their own art supplies in a Ziploc bag with their name on it.  They will be the only ones that use them.Backpacks & Stuff – Camper’s backpacks and belongings will be stored in each small group’s classroom in each camper’s specific and labeled spot. Do not send more “stuff” than fits in your camper’s back pack.  At this point we don’t have word on being able to attend the pool.  If we do campers will need to bring a towel and swim suit.Sick Kids or Family – If a child, staff person or parent tests positive for COVID 19 then they will not be allowed at camp until they no longer test positive and have had no fever for 72 hours without fever reducing medications or for a minimum of 2 weeks, whichever is longer.  If there is a confirmed case of COVID 19 at camp families will be notified and the smaller group will close down and await guidance from the Department of Health and their tracing team before resuming.  New this year – each day at drop off families will need to provide the phone number of an adult that can pick up their child if the child becomes ill at camp.  This pick up needs to happen within 15 minutes – so parents working out of town will want to consider this before the start of camp.  A sick camper will be isolated immediately upon symptoms and a staffer will remain with them until they are picked up.Travelers- Campers from other states will be eligible to attend camp after they have been quarantined after entering VT for 14 days.  If a camper or staff member leaves the state for a visit or vacation, they will not be able to return to camp until they have been quarantined in VT for 14 days.  Staff – We’re happy to announce that Ben Lovelette has been named as Day Camp Director.  Ben is a 2020 Graduate of UVM and will be taking a position at St. Albans City School as a Math & Social Studies teacher.  Ben was on staff last year as a counselor.  He’s been working on adjustments to camp in light of COVID19 from the start with our Program Manager Andrew Gratton and myself.  All staff will be screened in the same manner as campers each morning and will adhere to the same protocol listed above for a sick camper. We’re also delighted that we have a high number of returning staff from last year with 7 new staffers joining us.  Even in light of everything going on – we plan to have a great summer!We reserve the right to make changes at any time – We have spent a great deal of time considering what changes need to happen to make our camp a fun and safe place to be.  We are prepared to adapt, alter or cancel camp at any time if state recommendations change.  As health guidelines change and risk decreases or increases if we need to make changes we will not hesitate to do so.  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.  That said, the precautions we’re taking will undoubtedly add a few minutes to your drop off time in the morning.  Please bear with us.  We’ll be in contact with families throughout the summer and please contact us anytime you have a question, concern or suggestion at 802-524-1500 x *266 or at k.viens@stalbansvt.comConclusion – (for now) This is by no means an exhaustive list. We have been meeting for weeks discussing activities, deciding what equipment we need to ad, organizing extensive trainings for staff and thinking outside the box.   As a staff we will continue to meet and make adjustments daily. The Vermont Department of Health has issued  revised Guidance for Childcare Programs, Summer Programs & Afterschool Programs in light of COVID 19.  We will strictly adhere to those requirements or exceed them.  We value the trust and confidence you place in us to provide a safe environment for your family and we’ll continue to be in touch. Contact the office at 524-1500 x *266, x *268 or the Recreation Cell phone at 309-1810THEMES FOR EACH WEEK WILL BE ADDED SOON-Week 1 - June 1st - June 5thWeek 2 - June 8th- June 12thWeek 3 - June 15th-June 19th Week 4 - June 22nd - 26th:  Week 5 - June 29th - July 3rd Week 6 - July 6th - 10thWeek 7 - July 13th - 17thWeek 8 - July 20th - 24thWeek 9 - July 27th - 31stWeek 10 - August 3rd - 7thWeek 11 - August 10th - 14thWeek 12 - August 17th - 21stPayment options: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. Autopay: 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 us at 802-309-1810
 
Tuesday June 16, 2020
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM    Day Camp - For kids K-8th Grade -Summer 2020 - Summer Day Camp 2020
St. Albans Recreation Day Camp Opening – Summer 2020 Information St.  Albans Recreation department is pleased to announce that we’ll be offering a fun and safe camp option for families this summer.  There will be changes made to camp just as there have been to day to day life everywhere.  Changes made to camp are in direct correlation with the recommendations issued by the State of Vermont Department of Health.  Our Camp will meet or exceed those expectations.  Our goal is to provide a fun experience for your child in a safe and healthy environment.  Here is some important information for families. Dates- June 1, 2020 – August 21, 2020 We’re starting camp 3 weeks early to help out families returning to work while school is out going from 9 weeks to 12 weeks available.Hours – 7:30am-4:30pm  Locations- Camp will be held in separate locations to allow the space required for healthy distancing.  One location will be at Barlow Street Community Center and the other will be St. Albans Town SchoolRegistration – St. Albans Recreation Department prides itself in being responsive to the needs of our families.  To that end we allow families to pick and choose days they’d like to attend throughout the summer and we allow online registration right up until the moment you pull into the parking lot.  We also welcome part time campers. We work with families to make last minute changes and issue credits.  Most camps do not allow this flexibility. One change we have to make this summer is with registration. Campers must be registered by 12noon on the Thursday before the week your child is going to attend camp.  This change applies to part time campers and families that register week by week.  Those who have already registered for the summer do not need to make any changes.  We need this lead time to assemble smaller groups and to notify families which group and location their child should report to.Smaller Groups – Campers will be divided into smaller groups this summer.  Campers and staff will stay with the same group from start to finish to the degree this is possible.  Siblings will be assigned to the same group (unless parents request otherwise) The smaller groups will look more like 12-15 kids with 2 counselors.  Face Masks – Campers and counselors will wear masks as in all situations as recommended by CDC. Disposable masks will be available when needed, but families should provide 2 clean masks each day for their child.  Masks need to be washed daily.Distancing – Each group will adhere to social distancing standards of 6 feet.  Face masks are not a replacement for distancing.  While we used to have 6 campers at a table working on an art or science project – this summer we’ll have 2 kids working at opposite ends of the tables.  At lunch, spots will be painted on the grass to remind kids what 6 feet is.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 by incorporating the use of tents.  In the past we’ve done art projects, presentations, movies inside – this summer we’ll be outside with those activities as much as possible.Drop Off & Pick Ups – If possible, families should have the same person do drop off and pick up each day – again to limit contacts.  Those doing drop off and pick ups must wear masks. Only one person at drop off and pick up.  If possible, older adults 65+ should not be tasked with drop off or pick up. You will be notified in advance of which group your camper is in and the location will be readily marked so you’ll know where to head. No one who is ill, has symptoms of COVID 19 or is self-quarantining due to close contact with a COVID 19 positive person can do drop off or pick up.  Parents will respect distancing with staff and other campers during all interactions.At Drop Off – Campers will report directly to the head counselor of their small group – Not the one point drop-off we’ve used in the past.  At check in – every camper will be screened for temperature, the adult dropping off the camper will be asked the same screening questions everyday – even if the camper has attended each day of camp.  If a camper has a temperature of 100.4 F or greater they will not be allowed at camp.  At Pick Up – One person will show up for pick up.  Information, unless urgent regarding the camper’s day will be communicated via phone or through email whenever possible.  Campers will be ready to go and pick up will be swift.  Hygiene – Campers will wash hands upon arrival at camp, before and after using the bathroom, before and after eating and throughout the day as deemed necessary.  Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout camp. Camp groups will be assigned a specific bathroom and will use that one exclusively. We ask that campers who have long hair have it up and away from their faces while at camp.Food – Camp will continue to participate in the Federal Summer Lunch Program supplying a morning snack and lunch.  If you prefer your child can pack a lunch, snacks & beverage.  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.  No food will be shared between campers and no birthday cakes or treats this summer.  Camp is Peanut and Treenut Free.  Please keep this in mind when packing your child's lunch.Cleaning – Our facilities have always been cleaned daily and often throughout the day and that will continue with disinfection of all common and frequently touched surfaces on a regular schedule throughout the day and as deemed necessary.  Equipment & Supplies – Toys and sports equipment will be cleaned after each round of play and before another group uses them.  We will not use sensory tables, soft stuffed animals or dress up clothes.  Each camper will have their own art supplies in a Ziploc bag with their name on it.  They will be the only ones that use them.Backpacks & Stuff – Camper’s backpacks and belongings will be stored in each small group’s classroom in each camper’s specific and labeled spot. Do not send more “stuff” than fits in your camper’s back pack.  At this point we don’t have word on being able to attend the pool.  If we do campers will need to bring a towel and swim suit.Sick Kids or Family – If a child, staff person or parent tests positive for COVID 19 then they will not be allowed at camp until they no longer test positive and have had no fever for 72 hours without fever reducing medications or for a minimum of 2 weeks, whichever is longer.  If there is a confirmed case of COVID 19 at camp families will be notified and the smaller group will close down and await guidance from the Department of Health and their tracing team before resuming.  New this year – each day at drop off families will need to provide the phone number of an adult that can pick up their child if the child becomes ill at camp.  This pick up needs to happen within 15 minutes – so parents working out of town will want to consider this before the start of camp.  A sick camper will be isolated immediately upon symptoms and a staffer will remain with them until they are picked up.Travelers- Campers from other states will be eligible to attend camp after they have been quarantined after entering VT for 14 days.  If a camper or staff member leaves the state for a visit or vacation, they will not be able to return to camp until they have been quarantined in VT for 14 days.  Staff – We’re happy to announce that Ben Lovelette has been named as Day Camp Director.  Ben is a 2020 Graduate of UVM and will be taking a position at St. Albans City School as a Math & Social Studies teacher.  Ben was on staff last year as a counselor.  He’s been working on adjustments to camp in light of COVID19 from the start with our Program Manager Andrew Gratton and myself.  All staff will be screened in the same manner as campers each morning and will adhere to the same protocol listed above for a sick camper. We’re also delighted that we have a high number of returning staff from last year with 7 new staffers joining us.  Even in light of everything going on – we plan to have a great summer!We reserve the right to make changes at any time – We have spent a great deal of time considering what changes need to happen to make our camp a fun and safe place to be.  We are prepared to adapt, alter or cancel camp at any time if state recommendations change.  As health guidelines change and risk decreases or increases if we need to make changes we will not hesitate to do so.  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.  That said, the precautions we’re taking will undoubtedly add a few minutes to your drop off time in the morning.  Please bear with us.  We’ll be in contact with families throughout the summer and please contact us anytime you have a question, concern or suggestion at 802-524-1500 x *266 or at k.viens@stalbansvt.comConclusion – (for now) This is by no means an exhaustive list. We have been meeting for weeks discussing activities, deciding what equipment we need to ad, organizing extensive trainings for staff and thinking outside the box.   As a staff we will continue to meet and make adjustments daily. The Vermont Department of Health has issued  revised Guidance for Childcare Programs, Summer Programs & Afterschool Programs in light of COVID 19.  We will strictly adhere to those requirements or exceed them.  We value the trust and confidence you place in us to provide a safe environment for your family and we’ll continue to be in touch. Contact the office at 524-1500 x *266, x *268 or the Recreation Cell phone at 309-1810THEMES FOR EACH WEEK WILL BE ADDED SOON-Week 1 - June 1st - June 5thWeek 2 - June 8th- June 12thWeek 3 - June 15th-June 19th Week 4 - June 22nd - 26th:  Week 5 - June 29th - July 3rd Week 6 - July 6th - 10thWeek 7 - July 13th - 17thWeek 8 - July 20th - 24thWeek 9 - July 27th - 31stWeek 10 - August 3rd - 7thWeek 11 - August 10th - 14thWeek 12 - August 17th - 21stPayment options: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. Autopay: 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 us at 802-309-1810
 
Wednesday June 17, 2020
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM    Day Camp - For kids K-8th Grade -Summer 2020 - Summer Day Camp 2020
St. Albans Recreation Day Camp Opening – Summer 2020 Information St.  Albans Recreation department is pleased to announce that we’ll be offering a fun and safe camp option for families this summer.  There will be changes made to camp just as there have been to day to day life everywhere.  Changes made to camp are in direct correlation with the recommendations issued by the State of Vermont Department of Health.  Our Camp will meet or exceed those expectations.  Our goal is to provide a fun experience for your child in a safe and healthy environment.  Here is some important information for families. Dates- June 1, 2020 – August 21, 2020 We’re starting camp 3 weeks early to help out families returning to work while school is out going from 9 weeks to 12 weeks available.Hours – 7:30am-4:30pm  Locations- Camp will be held in separate locations to allow the space required for healthy distancing.  One location will be at Barlow Street Community Center and the other will be St. Albans Town SchoolRegistration – St. Albans Recreation Department prides itself in being responsive to the needs of our families.  To that end we allow families to pick and choose days they’d like to attend throughout the summer and we allow online registration right up until the moment you pull into the parking lot.  We also welcome part time campers. We work with families to make last minute changes and issue credits.  Most camps do not allow this flexibility. One change we have to make this summer is with registration. Campers must be registered by 12noon on the Thursday before the week your child is going to attend camp.  This change applies to part time campers and families that register week by week.  Those who have already registered for the summer do not need to make any changes.  We need this lead time to assemble smaller groups and to notify families which group and location their child should report to.Smaller Groups – Campers will be divided into smaller groups this summer.  Campers and staff will stay with the same group from start to finish to the degree this is possible.  Siblings will be assigned to the same group (unless parents request otherwise) The smaller groups will look more like 12-15 kids with 2 counselors.  Face Masks – Campers and counselors will wear masks as in all situations as recommended by CDC. Disposable masks will be available when needed, but families should provide 2 clean masks each day for their child.  Masks need to be washed daily.Distancing – Each group will adhere to social distancing standards of 6 feet.  Face masks are not a replacement for distancing.  While we used to have 6 campers at a table working on an art or science project – this summer we’ll have 2 kids working at opposite ends of the tables.  At lunch, spots will be painted on the grass to remind kids what 6 feet is.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 by incorporating the use of tents.  In the past we’ve done art projects, presentations, movies inside – this summer we’ll be outside with those activities as much as possible.Drop Off & Pick Ups – If possible, families should have the same person do drop off and pick up each day – again to limit contacts.  Those doing drop off and pick ups must wear masks. Only one person at drop off and pick up.  If possible, older adults 65+ should not be tasked with drop off or pick up. You will be notified in advance of which group your camper is in and the location will be readily marked so you’ll know where to head. No one who is ill, has symptoms of COVID 19 or is self-quarantining due to close contact with a COVID 19 positive person can do drop off or pick up.  Parents will respect distancing with staff and other campers during all interactions.At Drop Off – Campers will report directly to the head counselor of their small group – Not the one point drop-off we’ve used in the past.  At check in – every camper will be screened for temperature, the adult dropping off the camper will be asked the same screening questions everyday – even if the camper has attended each day of camp.  If a camper has a temperature of 100.4 F or greater they will not be allowed at camp.  At Pick Up – One person will show up for pick up.  Information, unless urgent regarding the camper’s day will be communicated via phone or through email whenever possible.  Campers will be ready to go and pick up will be swift.  Hygiene – Campers will wash hands upon arrival at camp, before and after using the bathroom, before and after eating and throughout the day as deemed necessary.  Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout camp. Camp groups will be assigned a specific bathroom and will use that one exclusively. We ask that campers who have long hair have it up and away from their faces while at camp.Food – Camp will continue to participate in the Federal Summer Lunch Program supplying a morning snack and lunch.  If you prefer your child can pack a lunch, snacks & beverage.  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.  No food will be shared between campers and no birthday cakes or treats this summer.  Camp is Peanut and Treenut Free.  Please keep this in mind when packing your child's lunch.Cleaning – Our facilities have always been cleaned daily and often throughout the day and that will continue with disinfection of all common and frequently touched surfaces on a regular schedule throughout the day and as deemed necessary.  Equipment & Supplies – Toys and sports equipment will be cleaned after each round of play and before another group uses them.  We will not use sensory tables, soft stuffed animals or dress up clothes.  Each camper will have their own art supplies in a Ziploc bag with their name on it.  They will be the only ones that use them.Backpacks & Stuff – Camper’s backpacks and belongings will be stored in each small group’s classroom in each camper’s specific and labeled spot. Do not send more “stuff” than fits in your camper’s back pack.  At this point we don’t have word on being able to attend the pool.  If we do campers will need to bring a towel and swim suit.Sick Kids or Family – If a child, staff person or parent tests positive for COVID 19 then they will not be allowed at camp until they no longer test positive and have had no fever for 72 hours without fever reducing medications or for a minimum of 2 weeks, whichever is longer.  If there is a confirmed case of COVID 19 at camp families will be notified and the smaller group will close down and await guidance from the Department of Health and their tracing team before resuming.  New this year – each day at drop off families will need to provide the phone number of an adult that can pick up their child if the child becomes ill at camp.  This pick up needs to happen within 15 minutes – so parents working out of town will want to consider this before the start of camp.  A sick camper will be isolated immediately upon symptoms and a staffer will remain with them until they are picked up.Travelers- Campers from other states will be eligible to attend camp after they have been quarantined after entering VT for 14 days.  If a camper or staff member leaves the state for a visit or vacation, they will not be able to return to camp until they have been quarantined in VT for 14 days.  Staff – We’re happy to announce that Ben Lovelette has been named as Day Camp Director.  Ben is a 2020 Graduate of UVM and will be taking a position at St. Albans City School as a Math & Social Studies teacher.  Ben was on staff last year as a counselor.  He’s been working on adjustments to camp in light of COVID19 from the start with our Program Manager Andrew Gratton and myself.  All staff will be screened in the same manner as campers each morning and will adhere to the same protocol listed above for a sick camper. We’re also delighted that we have a high number of returning staff from last year with 7 new staffers joining us.  Even in light of everything going on – we plan to have a great summer!We reserve the right to make changes at any time – We have spent a great deal of time considering what changes need to happen to make our camp a fun and safe place to be.  We are prepared to adapt, alter or cancel camp at any time if state recommendations change.  As health guidelines change and risk decreases or increases if we need to make changes we will not hesitate to do so.  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.  That said, the precautions we’re taking will undoubtedly add a few minutes to your drop off time in the morning.  Please bear with us.  We’ll be in contact with families throughout the summer and please contact us anytime you have a question, concern or suggestion at 802-524-1500 x *266 or at k.viens@stalbansvt.comConclusion – (for now) This is by no means an exhaustive list. We have been meeting for weeks discussing activities, deciding what equipment we need to ad, organizing extensive trainings for staff and thinking outside the box.   As a staff we will continue to meet and make adjustments daily. The Vermont Department of Health has issued  revised Guidance for Childcare Programs, Summer Programs & Afterschool Programs in light of COVID 19.  We will strictly adhere to those requirements or exceed them.  We value the trust and confidence you place in us to provide a safe environment for your family and we’ll continue to be in touch. Contact the office at 524-1500 x *266, x *268 or the Recreation Cell phone at 309-1810THEMES FOR EACH WEEK WILL BE ADDED SOON-Week 1 - June 1st - June 5thWeek 2 - June 8th- June 12thWeek 3 - June 15th-June 19th Week 4 - June 22nd - 26th:  Week 5 - June 29th - July 3rd Week 6 - July 6th - 10thWeek 7 - July 13th - 17thWeek 8 - July 20th - 24thWeek 9 - July 27th - 31stWeek 10 - August 3rd - 7thWeek 11 - August 10th - 14thWeek 12 - August 17th - 21stPayment options: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. Autopay: 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 us at 802-309-1810
 
Thursday June 18, 2020
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM    Day Camp - For kids K-8th Grade -Summer 2020 - Summer Day Camp 2020
St. Albans Recreation Day Camp Opening – Summer 2020 Information St.  Albans Recreation department is pleased to announce that we’ll be offering a fun and safe camp option for families this summer.  There will be changes made to camp just as there have been to day to day life everywhere.  Changes made to camp are in direct correlation with the recommendations issued by the State of Vermont Department of Health.  Our Camp will meet or exceed those expectations.  Our goal is to provide a fun experience for your child in a safe and healthy environment.  Here is some important information for families. Dates- June 1, 2020 – August 21, 2020 We’re starting camp 3 weeks early to help out families returning to work while school is out going from 9 weeks to 12 weeks available.Hours – 7:30am-4:30pm  Locations- Camp will be held in separate locations to allow the space required for healthy distancing.  One location will be at Barlow Street Community Center and the other will be St. Albans Town SchoolRegistration – St. Albans Recreation Department prides itself in being responsive to the needs of our families.  To that end we allow families to pick and choose days they’d like to attend throughout the summer and we allow online registration right up until the moment you pull into the parking lot.  We also welcome part time campers. We work with families to make last minute changes and issue credits.  Most camps do not allow this flexibility. One change we have to make this summer is with registration. Campers must be registered by 12noon on the Thursday before the week your child is going to attend camp.  This change applies to part time campers and families that register week by week.  Those who have already registered for the summer do not need to make any changes.  We need this lead time to assemble smaller groups and to notify families which group and location their child should report to.Smaller Groups – Campers will be divided into smaller groups this summer.  Campers and staff will stay with the same group from start to finish to the degree this is possible.  Siblings will be assigned to the same group (unless parents request otherwise) The smaller groups will look more like 12-15 kids with 2 counselors.  Face Masks – Campers and counselors will wear masks as in all situations as recommended by CDC. Disposable masks will be available when needed, but families should provide 2 clean masks each day for their child.  Masks need to be washed daily.Distancing – Each group will adhere to social distancing standards of 6 feet.  Face masks are not a replacement for distancing.  While we used to have 6 campers at a table working on an art or science project – this summer we’ll have 2 kids working at opposite ends of the tables.  At lunch, spots will be painted on the grass to remind kids what 6 feet is.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 by incorporating the use of tents.  In the past we’ve done art projects, presentations, movies inside – this summer we’ll be outside with those activities as much as possible.Drop Off & Pick Ups – If possible, families should have the same person do drop off and pick up each day – again to limit contacts.  Those doing drop off and pick ups must wear masks. Only one person at drop off and pick up.  If possible, older adults 65+ should not be tasked with drop off or pick up. You will be notified in advance of which group your camper is in and the location will be readily marked so you’ll know where to head. No one who is ill, has symptoms of COVID 19 or is self-quarantining due to close contact with a COVID 19 positive person can do drop off or pick up.  Parents will respect distancing with staff and other campers during all interactions.At Drop Off – Campers will report directly to the head counselor of their small group – Not the one point drop-off we’ve used in the past.  At check in – every camper will be screened for temperature, the adult dropping off the camper will be asked the same screening questions everyday – even if the camper has attended each day of camp.  If a camper has a temperature of 100.4 F or greater they will not be allowed at camp.  At Pick Up – One person will show up for pick up.  Information, unless urgent regarding the camper’s day will be communicated via phone or through email whenever possible.  Campers will be ready to go and pick up will be swift.  Hygiene – Campers will wash hands upon arrival at camp, before and after using the bathroom, before and after eating and throughout the day as deemed necessary.  Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout camp. Camp groups will be assigned a specific bathroom and will use that one exclusively. We ask that campers who have long hair have it up and away from their faces while at camp.Food – Camp will continue to participate in the Federal Summer Lunch Program supplying a morning snack and lunch.  If you prefer your child can pack a lunch, snacks & beverage.  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.  No food will be shared between campers and no birthday cakes or treats this summer.  Camp is Peanut and Treenut Free.  Please keep this in mind when packing your child's lunch.Cleaning – Our facilities have always been cleaned daily and often throughout the day and that will continue with disinfection of all common and frequently touched surfaces on a regular schedule throughout the day and as deemed necessary.  Equipment & Supplies – Toys and sports equipment will be cleaned after each round of play and before another group uses them.  We will not use sensory tables, soft stuffed animals or dress up clothes.  Each camper will have their own art supplies in a Ziploc bag with their name on it.  They will be the only ones that use them.Backpacks & Stuff – Camper’s backpacks and belongings will be stored in each small group’s classroom in each camper’s specific and labeled spot. Do not send more “stuff” than fits in your camper’s back pack.  At this point we don’t have word on being able to attend the pool.  If we do campers will need to bring a towel and swim suit.Sick Kids or Family – If a child, staff person or parent tests positive for COVID 19 then they will not be allowed at camp until they no longer test positive and have had no fever for 72 hours without fever reducing medications or for a minimum of 2 weeks, whichever is longer.  If there is a confirmed case of COVID 19 at camp families will be notified and the smaller group will close down and await guidance from the Department of Health and their tracing team before resuming.  New this year – each day at drop off families will need to provide the phone number of an adult that can pick up their child if the child becomes ill at camp.  This pick up needs to happen within 15 minutes – so parents working out of town will want to consider this before the start of camp.  A sick camper will be isolated immediately upon symptoms and a staffer will remain with them until they are picked up.Travelers- Campers from other states will be eligible to attend camp after they have been quarantined after entering VT for 14 days.  If a camper or staff member leaves the state for a visit or vacation, they will not be able to return to camp until they have been quarantined in VT for 14 days.  Staff – We’re happy to announce that Ben Lovelette has been named as Day Camp Director.  Ben is a 2020 Graduate of UVM and will be taking a position at St. Albans City School as a Math & Social Studies teacher.  Ben was on staff last year as a counselor.  He’s been working on adjustments to camp in light of COVID19 from the start with our Program Manager Andrew Gratton and myself.  All staff will be screened in the same manner as campers each morning and will adhere to the same protocol listed above for a sick camper. We’re also delighted that we have a high number of returning staff from last year with 7 new staffers joining us.  Even in light of everything going on – we plan to have a great summer!We reserve the right to make changes at any time – We have spent a great deal of time considering what changes need to happen to make our camp a fun and safe place to be.  We are prepared to adapt, alter or cancel camp at any time if state recommendations change.  As health guidelines change and risk decreases or increases if we need to make changes we will not hesitate to do so.  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.  That said, the precautions we’re taking will undoubtedly add a few minutes to your drop off time in the morning.  Please bear with us.  We’ll be in contact with families throughout the summer and please contact us anytime you have a question, concern or suggestion at 802-524-1500 x *266 or at k.viens@stalbansvt.comConclusion – (for now) This is by no means an exhaustive list. We have been meeting for weeks discussing activities, deciding what equipment we need to ad, organizing extensive trainings for staff and thinking outside the box.   As a staff we will continue to meet and make adjustments daily. The Vermont Department of Health has issued  revised Guidance for Childcare Programs, Summer Programs & Afterschool Programs in light of COVID 19.  We will strictly adhere to those requirements or exceed them.  We value the trust and confidence you place in us to provide a safe environment for your family and we’ll continue to be in touch. Contact the office at 524-1500 x *266, x *268 or the Recreation Cell phone at 309-1810THEMES FOR EACH WEEK WILL BE ADDED SOON-Week 1 - June 1st - June 5thWeek 2 - June 8th- June 12thWeek 3 - June 15th-June 19th Week 4 - June 22nd - 26th:  Week 5 - June 29th - July 3rd Week 6 - July 6th - 10thWeek 7 - July 13th - 17thWeek 8 - July 20th - 24thWeek 9 - July 27th - 31stWeek 10 - August 3rd - 7thWeek 11 - August 10th - 14thWeek 12 - August 17th - 21stPayment options: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. Autopay: 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 us at 802-309-1810
 
Friday June 19, 2020
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM    Day Camp - For kids K-8th Grade -Summer 2020 - Summer Day Camp 2020
St. Albans Recreation Day Camp Opening – Summer 2020 Information St.  Albans Recreation department is pleased to announce that we’ll be offering a fun and safe camp option for families this summer.  There will be changes made to camp just as there have been to day to day life everywhere.  Changes made to camp are in direct correlation with the recommendations issued by the State of Vermont Department of Health.  Our Camp will meet or exceed those expectations.  Our goal is to provide a fun experience for your child in a safe and healthy environment.  Here is some important information for families. Dates- June 1, 2020 – August 21, 2020 We’re starting camp 3 weeks early to help out families returning to work while school is out going from 9 weeks to 12 weeks available.Hours – 7:30am-4:30pm  Locations- Camp will be held in separate locations to allow the space required for healthy distancing.  One location will be at Barlow Street Community Center and the other will be St. Albans Town SchoolRegistration – St. Albans Recreation Department prides itself in being responsive to the needs of our families.  To that end we allow families to pick and choose days they’d like to attend throughout the summer and we allow online registration right up until the moment you pull into the parking lot.  We also welcome part time campers. We work with families to make last minute changes and issue credits.  Most camps do not allow this flexibility. One change we have to make this summer is with registration. Campers must be registered by 12noon on the Thursday before the week your child is going to attend camp.  This change applies to part time campers and families that register week by week.  Those who have already registered for the summer do not need to make any changes.  We need this lead time to assemble smaller groups and to notify families which group and location their child should report to.Smaller Groups – Campers will be divided into smaller groups this summer.  Campers and staff will stay with the same group from start to finish to the degree this is possible.  Siblings will be assigned to the same group (unless parents request otherwise) The smaller groups will look more like 12-15 kids with 2 counselors.  Face Masks – Campers and counselors will wear masks as in all situations as recommended by CDC. Disposable masks will be available when needed, but families should provide 2 clean masks each day for their child.  Masks need to be washed daily.Distancing – Each group will adhere to social distancing standards of 6 feet.  Face masks are not a replacement for distancing.  While we used to have 6 campers at a table working on an art or science project – this summer we’ll have 2 kids working at opposite ends of the tables.  At lunch, spots will be painted on the grass to remind kids what 6 feet is.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 by incorporating the use of tents.  In the past we’ve done art projects, presentations, movies inside – this summer we’ll be outside with those activities as much as possible.Drop Off & Pick Ups – If possible, families should have the same person do drop off and pick up each day – again to limit contacts.  Those doing drop off and pick ups must wear masks. Only one person at drop off and pick up.  If possible, older adults 65+ should not be tasked with drop off or pick up. You will be notified in advance of which group your camper is in and the location will be readily marked so you’ll know where to head. No one who is ill, has symptoms of COVID 19 or is self-quarantining due to close contact with a COVID 19 positive person can do drop off or pick up.  Parents will respect distancing with staff and other campers during all interactions.At Drop Off – Campers will report directly to the head counselor of their small group – Not the one point drop-off we’ve used in the past.  At check in – every camper will be screened for temperature, the adult dropping off the camper will be asked the same screening questions everyday – even if the camper has attended each day of camp.  If a camper has a temperature of 100.4 F or greater they will not be allowed at camp.  At Pick Up – One person will show up for pick up.  Information, unless urgent regarding the camper’s day will be communicated via phone or through email whenever possible.  Campers will be ready to go and pick up will be swift.  Hygiene – Campers will wash hands upon arrival at camp, before and after using the bathroom, before and after eating and throughout the day as deemed necessary.  Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout camp. Camp groups will be assigned a specific bathroom and will use that one exclusively. We ask that campers who have long hair have it up and away from their faces while at camp.Food – Camp will continue to participate in the Federal Summer Lunch Program supplying a morning snack and lunch.  If you prefer your child can pack a lunch, snacks & beverage.  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.  No food will be shared between campers and no birthday cakes or treats this summer.  Camp is Peanut and Treenut Free.  Please keep this in mind when packing your child's lunch.Cleaning – Our facilities have always been cleaned daily and often throughout the day and that will continue with disinfection of all common and frequently touched surfaces on a regular schedule throughout the day and as deemed necessary.  Equipment & Supplies – Toys and sports equipment will be cleaned after each round of play and before another group uses them.  We will not use sensory tables, soft stuffed animals or dress up clothes.  Each camper will have their own art supplies in a Ziploc bag with their name on it.  They will be the only ones that use them.Backpacks & Stuff – Camper’s backpacks and belongings will be stored in each small group’s classroom in each camper’s specific and labeled spot. Do not send more “stuff” than fits in your camper’s back pack.  At this point we don’t have word on being able to attend the pool.  If we do campers will need to bring a towel and swim suit.Sick Kids or Family – If a child, staff person or parent tests positive for COVID 19 then they will not be allowed at camp until they no longer test positive and have had no fever for 72 hours without fever reducing medications or for a minimum of 2 weeks, whichever is longer.  If there is a confirmed case of COVID 19 at camp families will be notified and the smaller group will close down and await guidance from the Department of Health and their tracing team before resuming.  New this year – each day at drop off families will need to provide the phone number of an adult that can pick up their child if the child becomes ill at camp.  This pick up needs to happen within 15 minutes – so parents working out of town will want to consider this before the start of camp.  A sick camper will be isolated immediately upon symptoms and a staffer will remain with them until they are picked up.Travelers- Campers from other states will be eligible to attend camp after they have been quarantined after entering VT for 14 days.  If a camper or staff member leaves the state for a visit or vacation, they will not be able to return to camp until they have been quarantined in VT for 14 days.  Staff – We’re happy to announce that Ben Lovelette has been named as Day Camp Director.  Ben is a 2020 Graduate of UVM and will be taking a position at St. Albans City School as a Math & Social Studies teacher.  Ben was on staff last year as a counselor.  He’s been working on adjustments to camp in light of COVID19 from the start with our Program Manager Andrew Gratton and myself.  All staff will be screened in the same manner as campers each morning and will adhere to the same protocol listed above for a sick camper. We’re also delighted that we have a high number of returning staff from last year with 7 new staffers joining us.  Even in light of everything going on – we plan to have a great summer!We reserve the right to make changes at any time – We have spent a great deal of time considering what changes need to happen to make our camp a fun and safe place to be.  We are prepared to adapt, alter or cancel camp at any time if state recommendations change.  As health guidelines change and risk decreases or increases if we need to make changes we will not hesitate to do so.  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.  That said, the precautions we’re taking will undoubtedly add a few minutes to your drop off time in the morning.  Please bear with us.  We’ll be in contact with families throughout the summer and please contact us anytime you have a question, concern or suggestion at 802-524-1500 x *266 or at k.viens@stalbansvt.comConclusion – (for now) This is by no means an exhaustive list. We have been meeting for weeks discussing activities, deciding what equipment we need to ad, organizing extensive trainings for staff and thinking outside the box.   As a staff we will continue to meet and make adjustments daily. The Vermont Department of Health has issued  revised Guidance for Childcare Programs, Summer Programs & Afterschool Programs in light of COVID 19.  We will strictly adhere to those requirements or exceed them.  We value the trust and confidence you place in us to provide a safe environment for your family and we’ll continue to be in touch. Contact the office at 524-1500 x *266, x *268 or the Recreation Cell phone at 309-1810THEMES FOR EACH WEEK WILL BE ADDED SOON-Week 1 - June 1st - June 5thWeek 2 - June 8th- June 12thWeek 3 - June 15th-June 19th Week 4 - June 22nd - 26th:  Week 5 - June 29th - July 3rd Week 6 - July 6th - 10thWeek 7 - July 13th - 17thWeek 8 - July 20th - 24thWeek 9 - July 27th - 31stWeek 10 - August 3rd - 7thWeek 11 - August 10th - 14thWeek 12 - August 17th - 21stPayment options: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. Autopay: 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 us at 802-309-1810
 
Monday June 22, 2020
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM    Day Camp - For kids K-8th Grade -Summer 2020 - Summer Day Camp - Early Drop Off
St. Albans Recreation Day Camp Opening – Summer 2020 Information St.  Albans Recreation department is pleased to announce that we’ll be offering a fun and safe camp option for families this summer.  There will be changes made to camp just as there have been to day to day life everywhere.  Changes made to camp are in direct correlation with the recommendations issued by the State of Vermont Department of Health.  Our Camp will meet or exceed those expectations.  Our goal is to provide a fun experience for your child in a safe and healthy environment.  Here is some important information for families. Dates- June 1, 2020 – August 21, 2020 We’re starting camp 3 weeks early to help out families returning to work while school is out going from 9 weeks to 12 weeks available.Hours – 7:30am-4:30pm  Locations- Camp will be held in separate locations to allow the space required for healthy distancing.  One location will be at Barlow Street Community Center and the other will be St. Albans Town SchoolRegistration – St. Albans Recreation Department prides itself in being responsive to the needs of our families.  To that end we allow families to pick and choose days they’d like to attend throughout the summer and we allow online registration right up until the moment you pull into the parking lot.  We also welcome part time campers. We work with families to make last minute changes and issue credits.  Most camps do not allow this flexibility. One change we have to make this summer is with registration. Campers must be registered by 12noon on the Thursday before the week your child is going to attend camp.  This change applies to part time campers and families that register week by week.  Those who have already registered for the summer do not need to make any changes.  We need this lead time to assemble smaller groups and to notify families which group and location their child should report to.Smaller Groups – Campers will be divided into smaller groups this summer.  Campers and staff will stay with the same group from start to finish to the degree this is possible.  Siblings will be assigned to the same group (unless parents request otherwise) The smaller groups will look more like 12-15 kids with 2 counselors.  Face Masks – Campers and counselors will wear masks as in all situations as recommended by CDC. Disposable masks will be available when needed, but families should provide 2 clean masks each day for their child.  Masks need to be washed daily.Distancing – Each group will adhere to social distancing standards of 6 feet.  Face masks are not a replacement for distancing.  While we used to have 6 campers at a table working on an art or science project – this summer we’ll have 2 kids working at opposite ends of the tables.  At lunch, spots will be painted on the grass to remind kids what 6 feet is.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 by incorporating the use of tents.  In the past we’ve done art projects, presentations, movies inside – this summer we’ll be outside with those activities as much as possible.Drop Off & Pick Ups – If possible, families should have the same person do drop off and pick up each day – again to limit contacts.  Those doing drop off and pick ups must wear masks. Only one person at drop off and pick up.  If possible, older adults 65+ should not be tasked with drop off or pick up. You will be notified in advance of which group your camper is in and the location will be readily marked so you’ll know where to head. No one who is ill, has symptoms of COVID 19 or is self-quarantining due to close contact with a COVID 19 positive person can do drop off or pick up.  Parents will respect distancing with staff and other campers during all interactions.At Drop Off – Campers will report directly to the head counselor of their small group – Not the one point drop-off we’ve used in the past.  At check in – every camper will be screened for temperature, the adult dropping off the camper will be asked the same screening questions everyday – even if the camper has attended each day of camp.  If a camper has a temperature of 100.4 F or greater they will not be allowed at camp.  At Pick Up – One person will show up for pick up.  Information, unless urgent regarding the camper’s day will be communicated via phone or through email whenever possible.  Campers will be ready to go and pick up will be swift.  Hygiene – Campers will wash hands upon arrival at camp, before and after using the bathroom, before and after eating and throughout the day as deemed necessary.  Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout camp. Camp groups will be assigned a specific bathroom and will use that one exclusively. We ask that campers who have long hair have it up and away from their faces while at camp.Food – Camp will continue to participate in the Federal Summer Lunch Program supplying a morning snack and lunch.  If you prefer your child can pack a lunch, snacks & beverage.  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.  No food will be shared between campers and no birthday cakes or treats this summer.  Camp is Peanut and Treenut Free.  Please keep this in mind when packing your child's lunch.Cleaning – Our facilities have always been cleaned daily and often throughout the day and that will continue with disinfection of all common and frequently touched surfaces on a regular schedule throughout the day and as deemed necessary.  Equipment & Supplies – Toys and sports equipment will be cleaned after each round of play and before another group uses them.  We will not use sensory tables, soft stuffed animals or dress up clothes.  Each camper will have their own art supplies in a Ziploc bag with their name on it.  They will be the only ones that use them.Backpacks & Stuff – Camper’s backpacks and belongings will be stored in each small group’s classroom in each camper’s specific and labeled spot. Do not send more “stuff” than fits in your camper’s back pack.  At this point we don’t have word on being able to attend the pool.  If we do campers will need to bring a towel and swim suit.Sick Kids or Family – If a child, staff person or parent tests positive for COVID 19 then they will not be allowed at camp until they no longer test positive and have had no fever for 72 hours without fever reducing medications or for a minimum of 2 weeks, whichever is longer.  If there is a confirmed case of COVID 19 at camp families will be notified and the smaller group will close down and await guidance from the Department of Health and their tracing team before resuming.  New this year – each day at drop off families will need to provide the phone number of an adult that can pick up their child if the child becomes ill at camp.  This pick up needs to happen within 15 minutes – so parents working out of town will want to consider this before the start of camp.  A sick camper will be isolated immediately upon symptoms and a staffer will remain with them until they are picked up.Travelers- Campers from other states will be eligible to attend camp after they have been quarantined after entering VT for 14 days.  If a camper or staff member leaves the state for a visit or vacation, they will not be able to return to camp until they have been quarantined in VT for 14 days.  Staff – We’re happy to announce that Ben Lovelette has been named as Day Camp Director.  Ben is a 2020 Graduate of UVM and will be taking a position at St. Albans City School as a Math & Social Studies teacher.  Ben was on staff last year as a counselor.  He’s been working on adjustments to camp in light of COVID19 from the start with our Program Manager Andrew Gratton and myself.  All staff will be screened in the same manner as campers each morning and will adhere to the same protocol listed above for a sick camper. We’re also delighted that we have a high number of returning staff from last year with 7 new staffers joining us.  Even in light of everything going on – we plan to have a great summer!We reserve the right to make changes at any time – We have spent a great deal of time considering what changes need to happen to make our camp a fun and safe place to be.  We are prepared to adapt, alter or cancel camp at any time if state recommendations change.  As health guidelines change and risk decreases or increases if we need to make changes we will not hesitate to do so.  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.  That said, the precautions we’re taking will undoubtedly add a few minutes to your drop off time in the morning.  Please bear with us.  We’ll be in contact with families throughout the summer and please contact us anytime you have a question, concern or suggestion at 802-524-1500 x *266 or at k.viens@stalbansvt.comConclusion – (for now) This is by no means an exhaustive list. We have been meeting for weeks discussing activities, deciding what equipment we need to ad, organizing extensive trainings for staff and thinking outside the box.   As a staff we will continue to meet and make adjustments daily. The Vermont Department of Health has issued  revised Guidance for Childcare Programs, Summer Programs & Afterschool Programs in light of COVID 19.  We will strictly adhere to those requirements or exceed them.  We value the trust and confidence you place in us to provide a safe environment for your family and we’ll continue to be in touch. Contact the office at 524-1500 x *266, x *268 or the Recreation Cell phone at 309-1810THEMES FOR EACH WEEK WILL BE ADDED SOON-Week 1 - June 1st - June 5thWeek 2 - June 8th- June 12thWeek 3 - June 15th-June 19th Week 4 - June 22nd - 26th:  Week 5 - June 29th - July 3rd Week 6 - July 6th - 10thWeek 7 - July 13th - 17thWeek 8 - July 20th - 24thWeek 9 - July 27th - 31stWeek 10 - August 3rd - 7thWeek 11 - August 10th - 14thWeek 12 - August 17th - 21stPayment options: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. Autopay: 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 us at 802-309-1810
 
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM    Day Camp - For kids K-8th Grade -Summer 2020 - Summer Day Camp 2020
St. Albans Recreation Day Camp Opening – Summer 2020 Information St.  Albans Recreation department is pleased to announce that we’ll be offering a fun and safe camp option for families this summer.  There will be changes made to camp just as there have been to day to day life everywhere.  Changes made to camp are in direct correlation with the recommendations issued by the State of Vermont Department of Health.  Our Camp will meet or exceed those expectations.  Our goal is to provide a fun experience for your child in a safe and healthy environment.  Here is some important information for families. Dates- June 1, 2020 – August 21, 2020 We’re starting camp 3 weeks early to help out families returning to work while school is out going from 9 weeks to 12 weeks available.Hours – 7:30am-4:30pm  Locations- Camp will be held in separate locations to allow the space required for healthy distancing.  One location will be at Barlow Street Community Center and the other will be St. Albans Town SchoolRegistration – St. Albans Recreation Department prides itself in being responsive to the needs of our families.  To that end we allow families to pick and choose days they’d like to attend throughout the summer and we allow online registration right up until the moment you pull into the parking lot.  We also welcome part time campers. We work with families to make last minute changes and issue credits.  Most camps do not allow this flexibility. One change we have to make this summer is with registration. Campers must be registered by 12noon on the Thursday before the week your child is going to attend camp.  This change applies to part time campers and families that register week by week.  Those who have already registered for the summer do not need to make any changes.  We need this lead time to assemble smaller groups and to notify families which group and location their child should report to.Smaller Groups – Campers will be divided into smaller groups this summer.  Campers and staff will stay with the same group from start to finish to the degree this is possible.  Siblings will be assigned to the same group (unless parents request otherwise) The smaller groups will look more like 12-15 kids with 2 counselors.  Face Masks – Campers and counselors will wear masks as in all situations as recommended by CDC. Disposable masks will be available when needed, but families should provide 2 clean masks each day for their child.  Masks need to be washed daily.Distancing – Each group will adhere to social distancing standards of 6 feet.  Face masks are not a replacement for distancing.  While we used to have 6 campers at a table working on an art or science project – this summer we’ll have 2 kids working at opposite ends of the tables.  At lunch, spots will be painted on the grass to remind kids what 6 feet is.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 by incorporating the use of tents.  In the past we’ve done art projects, presentations, movies inside – this summer we’ll be outside with those activities as much as possible.Drop Off & Pick Ups – If possible, families should have the same person do drop off and pick up each day – again to limit contacts.  Those doing drop off and pick ups must wear masks. Only one person at drop off and pick up.  If possible, older adults 65+ should not be tasked with drop off or pick up. You will be notified in advance of which group your camper is in and the location will be readily marked so you’ll know where to head. No one who is ill, has symptoms of COVID 19 or is self-quarantining due to close contact with a COVID 19 positive person can do drop off or pick up.  Parents will respect distancing with staff and other campers during all interactions.At Drop Off – Campers will report directly to the head counselor of their small group – Not the one point drop-off we’ve used in the past.  At check in – every camper will be screened for temperature, the adult dropping off the camper will be asked the same screening questions everyday – even if the camper has attended each day of camp.  If a camper has a temperature of 100.4 F or greater they will not be allowed at camp.  At Pick Up – One person will show up for pick up.  Information, unless urgent regarding the camper’s day will be communicated via phone or through email whenever possible.  Campers will be ready to go and pick up will be swift.  Hygiene – Campers will wash hands upon arrival at camp, before and after using the bathroom, before and after eating and throughout the day as deemed necessary.  Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout camp. Camp groups will be assigned a specific bathroom and will use that one exclusively. We ask that campers who have long hair have it up and away from their faces while at camp.Food – Camp will continue to participate in the Federal Summer Lunch Program supplying a morning snack and lunch.  If you prefer your child can pack a lunch, snacks & beverage.  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.  No food will be shared between campers and no birthday cakes or treats this summer.  Camp is Peanut and Treenut Free.  Please keep this in mind when packing your child's lunch.Cleaning – Our facilities have always been cleaned daily and often throughout the day and that will continue with disinfection of all common and frequently touched surfaces on a regular schedule throughout the day and as deemed necessary.  Equipment & Supplies – Toys and sports equipment will be cleaned after each round of play and before another group uses them.  We will not use sensory tables, soft stuffed animals or dress up clothes.  Each camper will have their own art supplies in a Ziploc bag with their name on it.  They will be the only ones that use them.Backpacks & Stuff – Camper’s backpacks and belongings will be stored in each small group’s classroom in each camper’s specific and labeled spot. Do not send more “stuff” than fits in your camper’s back pack.  At this point we don’t have word on being able to attend the pool.  If we do campers will need to bring a towel and swim suit.Sick Kids or Family – If a child, staff person or parent tests positive for COVID 19 then they will not be allowed at camp until they no longer test positive and have had no fever for 72 hours without fever reducing medications or for a minimum of 2 weeks, whichever is longer.  If there is a confirmed case of COVID 19 at camp families will be notified and the smaller group will close down and await guidance from the Department of Health and their tracing team before resuming.  New this year – each day at drop off families will need to provide the phone number of an adult that can pick up their child if the child becomes ill at camp.  This pick up needs to happen within 15 minutes – so parents working out of town will want to consider this before the start of camp.  A sick camper will be isolated immediately upon symptoms and a staffer will remain with them until they are picked up.Travelers- Campers from other states will be eligible to attend camp after they have been quarantined after entering VT for 14 days.  If a camper or staff member leaves the state for a visit or vacation, they will not be able to return to camp until they have been quarantined in VT for 14 days.  Staff – We’re happy to announce that Ben Lovelette has been named as Day Camp Director.  Ben is a 2020 Graduate of UVM and will be taking a position at St. Albans City School as a Math & Social Studies teacher.  Ben was on staff last year as a counselor.  He’s been working on adjustments to camp in light of COVID19 from the start with our Program Manager Andrew Gratton and myself.  All staff will be screened in the same manner as campers each morning and will adhere to the same protocol listed above for a sick camper. We’re also delighted that we have a high number of returning staff from last year with 7 new staffers joining us.  Even in light of everything going on – we plan to have a great summer!We reserve the right to make changes at any time – We have spent a great deal of time considering what changes need to happen to make our camp a fun and safe place to be.  We are prepared to adapt, alter or cancel camp at any time if state recommendations change.  As health guidelines change and risk decreases or increases if we need to make changes we will not hesitate to do so.  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.  That said, the precautions we’re taking will undoubtedly add a few minutes to your drop off time in the morning.  Please bear with us.  We’ll be in contact with families throughout the summer and please contact us anytime you have a question, concern or suggestion at 802-524-1500 x *266 or at k.viens@stalbansvt.comConclusion – (for now) This is by no means an exhaustive list. We have been meeting for weeks discussing activities, deciding what equipment we need to ad, organizing extensive trainings for staff and thinking outside the box.   As a staff we will continue to meet and make adjustments daily. The Vermont Department of Health has issued  revised Guidance for Childcare Programs, Summer Programs & Afterschool Programs in light of COVID 19.  We will strictly adhere to those requirements or exceed them.  We value the trust and confidence you place in us to provide a safe environment for your family and we’ll continue to be in touch. Contact the office at 524-1500 x *266, x *268 or the Recreation Cell phone at 309-1810THEMES FOR EACH WEEK WILL BE ADDED SOON-Week 1 - June 1st - June 5thWeek 2 - June 8th- June 12thWeek 3 - June 15th-June 19th Week 4 - June 22nd - 26th:  Week 5 - June 29th - July 3rd Week 6 - July 6th - 10thWeek 7 - July 13th - 17thWeek 8 - July 20th - 24thWeek 9 - July 27th - 31stWeek 10 - August 3rd - 7thWeek 11 - August 10th - 14thWeek 12 - August 17th - 21stPayment options: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. Autopay: 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 us at 802-309-1810
 
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM    St. Albans City Pool - St. Albans City Pool
We are happy to annouce that the City Pool will be open to the public for the 2020 season. This comes with limited capacity and hours. More information to come. - There will be no pool memberships this summer. All visits will be pay as you come. St. Albans City Pool is located at 99 Aldis Street.  The pool is a hub of activity all summer long!  Join us for St. Albans Sharks Swim Team, Swim Lessons, Lifeguard Training, WSI Training, Aqua Jogging, Master Swim, Special Events, and Public Swim to exercise, refresh or just relax. The Pool Schedule changes weekly so your best bet is to check the schedule in the lobby or give us a call to see what special events are taking place.  A typical week looks like this for public swim hours:Days and times: TBDRATES: TBDSCHEDULE IS TENTATIVE AND CAN CHANGE WITH SWIM MEETS AND WEATHER CONDITIONS.The St. Albans City Pool is home to The St. Albans Sharks Swim Team and offers both exercise programming and lessons for children and adults.
 
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM    Day Camp - For kids K-8th Grade -Summer 2020 - Summer Day Camp - Late Pick Up
St. Albans Recreation Day Camp Opening – Summer 2020 Information St.  Albans Recreation department is pleased to announce that we’ll be offering a fun and safe camp option for families this summer.  There will be changes made to camp just as there have been to day to day life everywhere.  Changes made to camp are in direct correlation with the recommendations issued by the State of Vermont Department of Health.  Our Camp will meet or exceed those expectations.  Our goal is to provide a fun experience for your child in a safe and healthy environment.  Here is some important information for families. Dates- June 1, 2020 – August 21, 2020 We’re starting camp 3 weeks early to help out families returning to work while school is out going from 9 weeks to 12 weeks available.Hours – 7:30am-4:30pm  Locations- Camp will be held in separate locations to allow the space required for healthy distancing.  One location will be at Barlow Street Community Center and the other will be St. Albans Town SchoolRegistration – St. Albans Recreation Department prides itself in being responsive to the needs of our families.  To that end we allow families to pick and choose days they’d like to attend throughout the summer and we allow online registration right up until the moment you pull into the parking lot.  We also welcome part time campers. We work with families to make last minute changes and issue credits.  Most camps do not allow this flexibility. One change we have to make this summer is with registration. Campers must be registered by 12noon on the Thursday before the week your child is going to attend camp.  This change applies to part time campers and families that register week by week.  Those who have already registered for the summer do not need to make any changes.  We need this lead time to assemble smaller groups and to notify families which group and location their child should report to.Smaller Groups – Campers will be divided into smaller groups this summer.  Campers and staff will stay with the same group from start to finish to the degree this is possible.  Siblings will be assigned to the same group (unless parents request otherwise) The smaller groups will look more like 12-15 kids with 2 counselors.  Face Masks – Campers and counselors will wear masks as in all situations as recommended by CDC. Disposable masks will be available when needed, but families should provide 2 clean masks each day for their child.  Masks need to be washed daily.Distancing – Each group will adhere to social distancing standards of 6 feet.  Face masks are not a replacement for distancing.  While we used to have 6 campers at a table working on an art or science project – this summer we’ll have 2 kids working at opposite ends of the tables.  At lunch, spots will be painted on the grass to remind kids what 6 feet is.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 by incorporating the use of tents.  In the past we’ve done art projects, presentations, movies inside – this summer we’ll be outside with those activities as much as possible.Drop Off & Pick Ups – If possible, families should have the same person do drop off and pick up each day – again to limit contacts.  Those doing drop off and pick ups must wear masks. Only one person at drop off and pick up.  If possible, older adults 65+ should not be tasked with drop off or pick up. You will be notified in advance of which group your camper is in and the location will be readily marked so you’ll know where to head. No one who is ill, has symptoms of COVID 19 or is self-quarantining due to close contact with a COVID 19 positive person can do drop off or pick up.  Parents will respect distancing with staff and other campers during all interactions.At Drop Off – Campers will report directly to the head counselor of their small group – Not the one point drop-off we’ve used in the past.  At check in – every camper will be screened for temperature, the adult dropping off the camper will be asked the same screening questions everyday – even if the camper has attended each day of camp.  If a camper has a temperature of 100.4 F or greater they will not be allowed at camp.  At Pick Up – One person will show up for pick up.  Information, unless urgent regarding the camper’s day will be communicated via phone or through email whenever possible.  Campers will be ready to go and pick up will be swift.  Hygiene – Campers will wash hands upon arrival at camp, before and after using the bathroom, before and after eating and throughout the day as deemed necessary.  Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout camp. Camp groups will be assigned a specific bathroom and will use that one exclusively. We ask that campers who have long hair have it up and away from their faces while at camp.Food – Camp will continue to participate in the Federal Summer Lunch Program supplying a morning snack and lunch.  If you prefer your child can pack a lunch, snacks & beverage.  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.  No food will be shared between campers and no birthday cakes or treats this summer.  Camp is Peanut and Treenut Free.  Please keep this in mind when packing your child's lunch.Cleaning – Our facilities have always been cleaned daily and often throughout the day and that will continue with disinfection of all common and frequently touched surfaces on a regular schedule throughout the day and as deemed necessary.  Equipment & Supplies – Toys and sports equipment will be cleaned after each round of play and before another group uses them.  We will not use sensory tables, soft stuffed animals or dress up clothes.  Each camper will have their own art supplies in a Ziploc bag with their name on it.  They will be the only ones that use them.Backpacks & Stuff – Camper’s backpacks and belongings will be stored in each small group’s classroom in each camper’s specific and labeled spot. Do not send more “stuff” than fits in your camper’s back pack.  At this point we don’t have word on being able to attend the pool.  If we do campers will need to bring a towel and swim suit.Sick Kids or Family – If a child, staff person or parent tests positive for COVID 19 then they will not be allowed at camp until they no longer test positive and have had no fever for 72 hours without fever reducing medications or for a minimum of 2 weeks, whichever is longer.  If there is a confirmed case of COVID 19 at camp families will be notified and the smaller group will close down and await guidance from the Department of Health and their tracing team before resuming.  New this year – each day at drop off families will need to provide the phone number of an adult that can pick up their child if the child becomes ill at camp.  This pick up needs to happen within 15 minutes – so parents working out of town will want to consider this before the start of camp.  A sick camper will be isolated immediately upon symptoms and a staffer will remain with them until they are picked up.Travelers- Campers from other states will be eligible to attend camp after they have been quarantined after entering VT for 14 days.  If a camper or staff member leaves the state for a visit or vacation, they will not be able to return to camp until they have been quarantined in VT for 14 days.  Staff – We’re happy to announce that Ben Lovelette has been named as Day Camp Director.  Ben is a 2020 Graduate of UVM and will be taking a position at St. Albans City School as a Math & Social Studies teacher.  Ben was on staff last year as a counselor.  He’s been working on adjustments to camp in light of COVID19 from the start with our Program Manager Andrew Gratton and myself.  All staff will be screened in the same manner as campers each morning and will adhere to the same protocol listed above for a sick camper. We’re also delighted that we have a high number of returning staff from last year with 7 new staffers joining us.  Even in light of everything going on – we plan to have a great summer!We reserve the right to make changes at any time – We have spent a great deal of time considering what changes need to happen to make our camp a fun and safe place to be.  We are prepared to adapt, alter or cancel camp at any time if state recommendations change.  As health guidelines change and risk decreases or increases if we need to make changes we will not hesitate to do so.  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.  That said, the precautions we’re taking will undoubtedly add a few minutes to your drop off time in the morning.  Please bear with us.  We’ll be in contact with families throughout the summer and please contact us anytime you have a question, concern or suggestion at 802-524-1500 x *266 or at k.viens@stalbansvt.comConclusion – (for now) This is by no means an exhaustive list. We have been meeting for weeks discussing activities, deciding what equipment we need to ad, organizing extensive trainings for staff and thinking outside the box.   As a staff we will continue to meet and make adjustments daily. The Vermont Department of Health has issued  revised Guidance for Childcare Programs, Summer Programs & Afterschool Programs in light of COVID 19.  We will strictly adhere to those requirements or exceed them.  We value the trust and confidence you place in us to provide a safe environment for your family and we’ll continue to be in touch. Contact the office at 524-1500 x *266, x *268 or the Recreation Cell phone at 309-1810THEMES FOR EACH WEEK WILL BE ADDED SOON-Week 1 - June 1st - June 5thWeek 2 - June 8th- June 12thWeek 3 - June 15th-June 19th Week 4 - June 22nd - 26th:  Week 5 - June 29th - July 3rd Week 6 - July 6th - 10thWeek 7 - July 13th - 17thWeek 8 - July 20th - 24thWeek 9 - July 27th - 31stWeek 10 - August 3rd - 7thWeek 11 - August 10th - 14thWeek 12 - August 17th - 21stPayment options: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. Autopay: 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 us at 802-309-1810
 
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Learn to Swim Level 3
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Learn to Swim Level 1
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Learn to Swim Level 2
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Learn to Swim Level 3
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Preschool Level 2
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Preschool Level 2
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Learn to Swim Level 3
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Preschool Level 1
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Preschool Level 3
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Learn to Swim Level 1
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Learn to Swim Level 2
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
Tuesday June 23, 2020
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM    Day Camp - For kids K-8th Grade -Summer 2020 - Summer Day Camp - Early Drop Off
St. Albans Recreation Day Camp Opening – Summer 2020 Information St.  Albans Recreation department is pleased to announce that we’ll be offering a fun and safe camp option for families this summer.  There will be changes made to camp just as there have been to day to day life everywhere.  Changes made to camp are in direct correlation with the recommendations issued by the State of Vermont Department of Health.  Our Camp will meet or exceed those expectations.  Our goal is to provide a fun experience for your child in a safe and healthy environment.  Here is some important information for families. Dates- June 1, 2020 – August 21, 2020 We’re starting camp 3 weeks early to help out families returning to work while school is out going from 9 weeks to 12 weeks available.Hours – 7:30am-4:30pm  Locations- Camp will be held in separate locations to allow the space required for healthy distancing.  One location will be at Barlow Street Community Center and the other will be St. Albans Town SchoolRegistration – St. Albans Recreation Department prides itself in being responsive to the needs of our families.  To that end we allow families to pick and choose days they’d like to attend throughout the summer and we allow online registration right up until the moment you pull into the parking lot.  We also welcome part time campers. We work with families to make last minute changes and issue credits.  Most camps do not allow this flexibility. One change we have to make this summer is with registration. Campers must be registered by 12noon on the Thursday before the week your child is going to attend camp.  This change applies to part time campers and families that register week by week.  Those who have already registered for the summer do not need to make any changes.  We need this lead time to assemble smaller groups and to notify families which group and location their child should report to.Smaller Groups – Campers will be divided into smaller groups this summer.  Campers and staff will stay with the same group from start to finish to the degree this is possible.  Siblings will be assigned to the same group (unless parents request otherwise) The smaller groups will look more like 12-15 kids with 2 counselors.  Face Masks – Campers and counselors will wear masks as in all situations as recommended by CDC. Disposable masks will be available when needed, but families should provide 2 clean masks each day for their child.  Masks need to be washed daily.Distancing – Each group will adhere to social distancing standards of 6 feet.  Face masks are not a replacement for distancing.  While we used to have 6 campers at a table working on an art or science project – this summer we’ll have 2 kids working at opposite ends of the tables.  At lunch, spots will be painted on the grass to remind kids what 6 feet is.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 by incorporating the use of tents.  In the past we’ve done art projects, presentations, movies inside – this summer we’ll be outside with those activities as much as possible.Drop Off & Pick Ups – If possible, families should have the same person do drop off and pick up each day – again to limit contacts.  Those doing drop off and pick ups must wear masks. Only one person at drop off and pick up.  If possible, older adults 65+ should not be tasked with drop off or pick up. You will be notified in advance of which group your camper is in and the location will be readily marked so you’ll know where to head. No one who is ill, has symptoms of COVID 19 or is self-quarantining due to close contact with a COVID 19 positive person can do drop off or pick up.  Parents will respect distancing with staff and other campers during all interactions.At Drop Off – Campers will report directly to the head counselor of their small group – Not the one point drop-off we’ve used in the past.  At check in – every camper will be screened for temperature, the adult dropping off the camper will be asked the same screening questions everyday – even if the camper has attended each day of camp.  If a camper has a temperature of 100.4 F or greater they will not be allowed at camp.  At Pick Up – One person will show up for pick up.  Information, unless urgent regarding the camper’s day will be communicated via phone or through email whenever possible.  Campers will be ready to go and pick up will be swift.  Hygiene – Campers will wash hands upon arrival at camp, before and after using the bathroom, before and after eating and throughout the day as deemed necessary.  Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout camp. Camp groups will be assigned a specific bathroom and will use that one exclusively. We ask that campers who have long hair have it up and away from their faces while at camp.Food – Camp will continue to participate in the Federal Summer Lunch Program supplying a morning snack and lunch.  If you prefer your child can pack a lunch, snacks & beverage.  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.  No food will be shared between campers and no birthday cakes or treats this summer.  Camp is Peanut and Treenut Free.  Please keep this in mind when packing your child's lunch.Cleaning – Our facilities have always been cleaned daily and often throughout the day and that will continue with disinfection of all common and frequently touched surfaces on a regular schedule throughout the day and as deemed necessary.  Equipment & Supplies – Toys and sports equipment will be cleaned after each round of play and before another group uses them.  We will not use sensory tables, soft stuffed animals or dress up clothes.  Each camper will have their own art supplies in a Ziploc bag with their name on it.  They will be the only ones that use them.Backpacks & Stuff – Camper’s backpacks and belongings will be stored in each small group’s classroom in each camper’s specific and labeled spot. Do not send more “stuff” than fits in your camper’s back pack.  At this point we don’t have word on being able to attend the pool.  If we do campers will need to bring a towel and swim suit.Sick Kids or Family – If a child, staff person or parent tests positive for COVID 19 then they will not be allowed at camp until they no longer test positive and have had no fever for 72 hours without fever reducing medications or for a minimum of 2 weeks, whichever is longer.  If there is a confirmed case of COVID 19 at camp families will be notified and the smaller group will close down and await guidance from the Department of Health and their tracing team before resuming.  New this year – each day at drop off families will need to provide the phone number of an adult that can pick up their child if the child becomes ill at camp.  This pick up needs to happen within 15 minutes – so parents working out of town will want to consider this before the start of camp.  A sick camper will be isolated immediately upon symptoms and a staffer will remain with them until they are picked up.Travelers- Campers from other states will be eligible to attend camp after they have been quarantined after entering VT for 14 days.  If a camper or staff member leaves the state for a visit or vacation, they will not be able to return to camp until they have been quarantined in VT for 14 days.  Staff – We’re happy to announce that Ben Lovelette has been named as Day Camp Director.  Ben is a 2020 Graduate of UVM and will be taking a position at St. Albans City School as a Math & Social Studies teacher.  Ben was on staff last year as a counselor.  He’s been working on adjustments to camp in light of COVID19 from the start with our Program Manager Andrew Gratton and myself.  All staff will be screened in the same manner as campers each morning and will adhere to the same protocol listed above for a sick camper. We’re also delighted that we have a high number of returning staff from last year with 7 new staffers joining us.  Even in light of everything going on – we plan to have a great summer!We reserve the right to make changes at any time – We have spent a great deal of time considering what changes need to happen to make our camp a fun and safe place to be.  We are prepared to adapt, alter or cancel camp at any time if state recommendations change.  As health guidelines change and risk decreases or increases if we need to make changes we will not hesitate to do so.  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.  That said, the precautions we’re taking will undoubtedly add a few minutes to your drop off time in the morning.  Please bear with us.  We’ll be in contact with families throughout the summer and please contact us anytime you have a question, concern or suggestion at 802-524-1500 x *266 or at k.viens@stalbansvt.comConclusion – (for now) This is by no means an exhaustive list. We have been meeting for weeks discussing activities, deciding what equipment we need to ad, organizing extensive trainings for staff and thinking outside the box.   As a staff we will continue to meet and make adjustments daily. The Vermont Department of Health has issued  revised Guidance for Childcare Programs, Summer Programs & Afterschool Programs in light of COVID 19.  We will strictly adhere to those requirements or exceed them.  We value the trust and confidence you place in us to provide a safe environment for your family and we’ll continue to be in touch. Contact the office at 524-1500 x *266, x *268 or the Recreation Cell phone at 309-1810THEMES FOR EACH WEEK WILL BE ADDED SOON-Week 1 - June 1st - June 5thWeek 2 - June 8th- June 12thWeek 3 - June 15th-June 19th Week 4 - June 22nd - 26th:  Week 5 - June 29th - July 3rd Week 6 - July 6th - 10thWeek 7 - July 13th - 17thWeek 8 - July 20th - 24thWeek 9 - July 27th - 31stWeek 10 - August 3rd - 7thWeek 11 - August 10th - 14thWeek 12 - August 17th - 21stPayment options: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. Autopay: 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 us at 802-309-1810
 
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM    Day Camp - For kids K-8th Grade -Summer 2020 - Summer Day Camp 2020
St. Albans Recreation Day Camp Opening – Summer 2020 Information St.  Albans Recreation department is pleased to announce that we’ll be offering a fun and safe camp option for families this summer.  There will be changes made to camp just as there have been to day to day life everywhere.  Changes made to camp are in direct correlation with the recommendations issued by the State of Vermont Department of Health.  Our Camp will meet or exceed those expectations.  Our goal is to provide a fun experience for your child in a safe and healthy environment.  Here is some important information for families. Dates- June 1, 2020 – August 21, 2020 We’re starting camp 3 weeks early to help out families returning to work while school is out going from 9 weeks to 12 weeks available.Hours – 7:30am-4:30pm  Locations- Camp will be held in separate locations to allow the space required for healthy distancing.  One location will be at Barlow Street Community Center and the other will be St. Albans Town SchoolRegistration – St. Albans Recreation Department prides itself in being responsive to the needs of our families.  To that end we allow families to pick and choose days they’d like to attend throughout the summer and we allow online registration right up until the moment you pull into the parking lot.  We also welcome part time campers. We work with families to make last minute changes and issue credits.  Most camps do not allow this flexibility. One change we have to make this summer is with registration. Campers must be registered by 12noon on the Thursday before the week your child is going to attend camp.  This change applies to part time campers and families that register week by week.  Those who have already registered for the summer do not need to make any changes.  We need this lead time to assemble smaller groups and to notify families which group and location their child should report to.Smaller Groups – Campers will be divided into smaller groups this summer.  Campers and staff will stay with the same group from start to finish to the degree this is possible.  Siblings will be assigned to the same group (unless parents request otherwise) The smaller groups will look more like 12-15 kids with 2 counselors.  Face Masks – Campers and counselors will wear masks as in all situations as recommended by CDC. Disposable masks will be available when needed, but families should provide 2 clean masks each day for their child.  Masks need to be washed daily.Distancing – Each group will adhere to social distancing standards of 6 feet.  Face masks are not a replacement for distancing.  While we used to have 6 campers at a table working on an art or science project – this summer we’ll have 2 kids working at opposite ends of the tables.  At lunch, spots will be painted on the grass to remind kids what 6 feet is.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 by incorporating the use of tents.  In the past we’ve done art projects, presentations, movies inside – this summer we’ll be outside with those activities as much as possible.Drop Off & Pick Ups – If possible, families should have the same person do drop off and pick up each day – again to limit contacts.  Those doing drop off and pick ups must wear masks. Only one person at drop off and pick up.  If possible, older adults 65+ should not be tasked with drop off or pick up. You will be notified in advance of which group your camper is in and the location will be readily marked so you’ll know where to head. No one who is ill, has symptoms of COVID 19 or is self-quarantining due to close contact with a COVID 19 positive person can do drop off or pick up.  Parents will respect distancing with staff and other campers during all interactions.At Drop Off – Campers will report directly to the head counselor of their small group – Not the one point drop-off we’ve used in the past.  At check in – every camper will be screened for temperature, the adult dropping off the camper will be asked the same screening questions everyday – even if the camper has attended each day of camp.  If a camper has a temperature of 100.4 F or greater they will not be allowed at camp.  At Pick Up – One person will show up for pick up.  Information, unless urgent regarding the camper’s day will be communicated via phone or through email whenever possible.  Campers will be ready to go and pick up will be swift.  Hygiene – Campers will wash hands upon arrival at camp, before and after using the bathroom, before and after eating and throughout the day as deemed necessary.  Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout camp. Camp groups will be assigned a specific bathroom and will use that one exclusively. We ask that campers who have long hair have it up and away from their faces while at camp.Food – Camp will continue to participate in the Federal Summer Lunch Program supplying a morning snack and lunch.  If you prefer your child can pack a lunch, snacks & beverage.  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.  No food will be shared between campers and no birthday cakes or treats this summer.  Camp is Peanut and Treenut Free.  Please keep this in mind when packing your child's lunch.Cleaning – Our facilities have always been cleaned daily and often throughout the day and that will continue with disinfection of all common and frequently touched surfaces on a regular schedule throughout the day and as deemed necessary.  Equipment & Supplies – Toys and sports equipment will be cleaned after each round of play and before another group uses them.  We will not use sensory tables, soft stuffed animals or dress up clothes.  Each camper will have their own art supplies in a Ziploc bag with their name on it.  They will be the only ones that use them.Backpacks & Stuff – Camper’s backpacks and belongings will be stored in each small group’s classroom in each camper’s specific and labeled spot. Do not send more “stuff” than fits in your camper’s back pack.  At this point we don’t have word on being able to attend the pool.  If we do campers will need to bring a towel and swim suit.Sick Kids or Family – If a child, staff person or parent tests positive for COVID 19 then they will not be allowed at camp until they no longer test positive and have had no fever for 72 hours without fever reducing medications or for a minimum of 2 weeks, whichever is longer.  If there is a confirmed case of COVID 19 at camp families will be notified and the smaller group will close down and await guidance from the Department of Health and their tracing team before resuming.  New this year – each day at drop off families will need to provide the phone number of an adult that can pick up their child if the child becomes ill at camp.  This pick up needs to happen within 15 minutes – so parents working out of town will want to consider this before the start of camp.  A sick camper will be isolated immediately upon symptoms and a staffer will remain with them until they are picked up.Travelers- Campers from other states will be eligible to attend camp after they have been quarantined after entering VT for 14 days.  If a camper or staff member leaves the state for a visit or vacation, they will not be able to return to camp until they have been quarantined in VT for 14 days.  Staff – We’re happy to announce that Ben Lovelette has been named as Day Camp Director.  Ben is a 2020 Graduate of UVM and will be taking a position at St. Albans City School as a Math & Social Studies teacher.  Ben was on staff last year as a counselor.  He’s been working on adjustments to camp in light of COVID19 from the start with our Program Manager Andrew Gratton and myself.  All staff will be screened in the same manner as campers each morning and will adhere to the same protocol listed above for a sick camper. We’re also delighted that we have a high number of returning staff from last year with 7 new staffers joining us.  Even in light of everything going on – we plan to have a great summer!We reserve the right to make changes at any time – We have spent a great deal of time considering what changes need to happen to make our camp a fun and safe place to be.  We are prepared to adapt, alter or cancel camp at any time if state recommendations change.  As health guidelines change and risk decreases or increases if we need to make changes we will not hesitate to do so.  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.  That said, the precautions we’re taking will undoubtedly add a few minutes to your drop off time in the morning.  Please bear with us.  We’ll be in contact with families throughout the summer and please contact us anytime you have a question, concern or suggestion at 802-524-1500 x *266 or at k.viens@stalbansvt.comConclusion – (for now) This is by no means an exhaustive list. We have been meeting for weeks discussing activities, deciding what equipment we need to ad, organizing extensive trainings for staff and thinking outside the box.   As a staff we will continue to meet and make adjustments daily. The Vermont Department of Health has issued  revised Guidance for Childcare Programs, Summer Programs & Afterschool Programs in light of COVID 19.  We will strictly adhere to those requirements or exceed them.  We value the trust and confidence you place in us to provide a safe environment for your family and we’ll continue to be in touch. Contact the office at 524-1500 x *266, x *268 or the Recreation Cell phone at 309-1810THEMES FOR EACH WEEK WILL BE ADDED SOON-Week 1 - June 1st - June 5thWeek 2 - June 8th- June 12thWeek 3 - June 15th-June 19th Week 4 - June 22nd - 26th:  Week 5 - June 29th - July 3rd Week 6 - July 6th - 10thWeek 7 - July 13th - 17thWeek 8 - July 20th - 24thWeek 9 - July 27th - 31stWeek 10 - August 3rd - 7thWeek 11 - August 10th - 14thWeek 12 - August 17th - 21stPayment options: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. Autopay: 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 us at 802-309-1810
 
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM    Day Camp - For kids K-8th Grade -Summer 2020 - Summer Day Camp - Late Pick Up
St. Albans Recreation Day Camp Opening – Summer 2020 Information St.  Albans Recreation department is pleased to announce that we’ll be offering a fun and safe camp option for families this summer.  There will be changes made to camp just as there have been to day to day life everywhere.  Changes made to camp are in direct correlation with the recommendations issued by the State of Vermont Department of Health.  Our Camp will meet or exceed those expectations.  Our goal is to provide a fun experience for your child in a safe and healthy environment.  Here is some important information for families. Dates- June 1, 2020 – August 21, 2020 We’re starting camp 3 weeks early to help out families returning to work while school is out going from 9 weeks to 12 weeks available.Hours – 7:30am-4:30pm  Locations- Camp will be held in separate locations to allow the space required for healthy distancing.  One location will be at Barlow Street Community Center and the other will be St. Albans Town SchoolRegistration – St. Albans Recreation Department prides itself in being responsive to the needs of our families.  To that end we allow families to pick and choose days they’d like to attend throughout the summer and we allow online registration right up until the moment you pull into the parking lot.  We also welcome part time campers. We work with families to make last minute changes and issue credits.  Most camps do not allow this flexibility. One change we have to make this summer is with registration. Campers must be registered by 12noon on the Thursday before the week your child is going to attend camp.  This change applies to part time campers and families that register week by week.  Those who have already registered for the summer do not need to make any changes.  We need this lead time to assemble smaller groups and to notify families which group and location their child should report to.Smaller Groups – Campers will be divided into smaller groups this summer.  Campers and staff will stay with the same group from start to finish to the degree this is possible.  Siblings will be assigned to the same group (unless parents request otherwise) The smaller groups will look more like 12-15 kids with 2 counselors.  Face Masks – Campers and counselors will wear masks as in all situations as recommended by CDC. Disposable masks will be available when needed, but families should provide 2 clean masks each day for their child.  Masks need to be washed daily.Distancing – Each group will adhere to social distancing standards of 6 feet.  Face masks are not a replacement for distancing.  While we used to have 6 campers at a table working on an art or science project – this summer we’ll have 2 kids working at opposite ends of the tables.  At lunch, spots will be painted on the grass to remind kids what 6 feet is.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 by incorporating the use of tents.  In the past we’ve done art projects, presentations, movies inside – this summer we’ll be outside with those activities as much as possible.Drop Off & Pick Ups – If possible, families should have the same person do drop off and pick up each day – again to limit contacts.  Those doing drop off and pick ups must wear masks. Only one person at drop off and pick up.  If possible, older adults 65+ should not be tasked with drop off or pick up. You will be notified in advance of which group your camper is in and the location will be readily marked so you’ll know where to head. No one who is ill, has symptoms of COVID 19 or is self-quarantining due to close contact with a COVID 19 positive person can do drop off or pick up.  Parents will respect distancing with staff and other campers during all interactions.At Drop Off – Campers will report directly to the head counselor of their small group – Not the one point drop-off we’ve used in the past.  At check in – every camper will be screened for temperature, the adult dropping off the camper will be asked the same screening questions everyday – even if the camper has attended each day of camp.  If a camper has a temperature of 100.4 F or greater they will not be allowed at camp.  At Pick Up – One person will show up for pick up.  Information, unless urgent regarding the camper’s day will be communicated via phone or through email whenever possible.  Campers will be ready to go and pick up will be swift.  Hygiene – Campers will wash hands upon arrival at camp, before and after using the bathroom, before and after eating and throughout the day as deemed necessary.  Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout camp. Camp groups will be assigned a specific bathroom and will use that one exclusively. We ask that campers who have long hair have it up and away from their faces while at camp.Food – Camp will continue to participate in the Federal Summer Lunch Program supplying a morning snack and lunch.  If you prefer your child can pack a lunch, snacks & beverage.  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.  No food will be shared between campers and no birthday cakes or treats this summer.  Camp is Peanut and Treenut Free.  Please keep this in mind when packing your child's lunch.Cleaning – Our facilities have always been cleaned daily and often throughout the day and that will continue with disinfection of all common and frequently touched surfaces on a regular schedule throughout the day and as deemed necessary.  Equipment & Supplies – Toys and sports equipment will be cleaned after each round of play and before another group uses them.  We will not use sensory tables, soft stuffed animals or dress up clothes.  Each camper will have their own art supplies in a Ziploc bag with their name on it.  They will be the only ones that use them.Backpacks & Stuff – Camper’s backpacks and belongings will be stored in each small group’s classroom in each camper’s specific and labeled spot. Do not send more “stuff” than fits in your camper’s back pack.  At this point we don’t have word on being able to attend the pool.  If we do campers will need to bring a towel and swim suit.Sick Kids or Family – If a child, staff person or parent tests positive for COVID 19 then they will not be allowed at camp until they no longer test positive and have had no fever for 72 hours without fever reducing medications or for a minimum of 2 weeks, whichever is longer.  If there is a confirmed case of COVID 19 at camp families will be notified and the smaller group will close down and await guidance from the Department of Health and their tracing team before resuming.  New this year – each day at drop off families will need to provide the phone number of an adult that can pick up their child if the child becomes ill at camp.  This pick up needs to happen within 15 minutes – so parents working out of town will want to consider this before the start of camp.  A sick camper will be isolated immediately upon symptoms and a staffer will remain with them until they are picked up.Travelers- Campers from other states will be eligible to attend camp after they have been quarantined after entering VT for 14 days.  If a camper or staff member leaves the state for a visit or vacation, they will not be able to return to camp until they have been quarantined in VT for 14 days.  Staff – We’re happy to announce that Ben Lovelette has been named as Day Camp Director.  Ben is a 2020 Graduate of UVM and will be taking a position at St. Albans City School as a Math & Social Studies teacher.  Ben was on staff last year as a counselor.  He’s been working on adjustments to camp in light of COVID19 from the start with our Program Manager Andrew Gratton and myself.  All staff will be screened in the same manner as campers each morning and will adhere to the same protocol listed above for a sick camper. We’re also delighted that we have a high number of returning staff from last year with 7 new staffers joining us.  Even in light of everything going on – we plan to have a great summer!We reserve the right to make changes at any time – We have spent a great deal of time considering what changes need to happen to make our camp a fun and safe place to be.  We are prepared to adapt, alter or cancel camp at any time if state recommendations change.  As health guidelines change and risk decreases or increases if we need to make changes we will not hesitate to do so.  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.  That said, the precautions we’re taking will undoubtedly add a few minutes to your drop off time in the morning.  Please bear with us.  We’ll be in contact with families throughout the summer and please contact us anytime you have a question, concern or suggestion at 802-524-1500 x *266 or at k.viens@stalbansvt.comConclusion – (for now) This is by no means an exhaustive list. We have been meeting for weeks discussing activities, deciding what equipment we need to ad, organizing extensive trainings for staff and thinking outside the box.   As a staff we will continue to meet and make adjustments daily. The Vermont Department of Health has issued  revised Guidance for Childcare Programs, Summer Programs & Afterschool Programs in light of COVID 19.  We will strictly adhere to those requirements or exceed them.  We value the trust and confidence you place in us to provide a safe environment for your family and we’ll continue to be in touch. Contact the office at 524-1500 x *266, x *268 or the Recreation Cell phone at 309-1810THEMES FOR EACH WEEK WILL BE ADDED SOON-Week 1 - June 1st - June 5thWeek 2 - June 8th- June 12thWeek 3 - June 15th-June 19th Week 4 - June 22nd - 26th:  Week 5 - June 29th - July 3rd Week 6 - July 6th - 10thWeek 7 - July 13th - 17thWeek 8 - July 20th - 24thWeek 9 - July 27th - 31stWeek 10 - August 3rd - 7thWeek 11 - August 10th - 14thWeek 12 - August 17th - 21stPayment options: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. Autopay: 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 us at 802-309-1810
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Dog Classes with Deb Helfrich - Dog/Puppy Essentials (6 weeks)
Meet Your Instructor! Deb Helfrich, Gold Star Dog Training LLCEmail: deb@goldstardog.com All classes going forward (starting with the upcoming June session) we will allow only 1 person per dog.  Thank you for your cooperation. Deb is owner of Gold Star Dog Training LLC, based in Fairfax, Vermont. She enjoys working with dogs and their handlers to solve their challenges, build a healthy dog-handler relationship, and achieve their training goals. She is highly student-focused—adept at explaining concepts, helping every student feel successful, and creating training experiences that are meaningful and effective. Deb’s sense of humor, enthusiastic teaching style, and ability to work with a wide range of students are what clients seem to like about her.  Deb has been a therapy dog handler since 1996 and the volunteer Director of Training and Certification for Therapy Dogs of Vermont (TDV) since 2005. Deb also volunteers with rescues and other organizations as an advisor, training resource, and author.  Read more: www.goldstardog.com We've had inquiries about bringing children to the classes.  Due most importantly to liability and safety issues and secondly to space constraints, we CANNOT have children present at class. These training sessions are for adult participants and their dog only.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact Deb directly at 802-849-2363 or the Recreation Office at 524-1500 x *268. DOG/PUPPY ESSENTIALS: BASIC TRAINING AND SOCIAL SKILLSWe’re busy people.  We’ve got other priorities.*  Dog training can feel like One. More. Thing. But, you want a dog you can live with, be proud of, and about which others glowingly remark “What a great dog!” This class shows you how to have a happy, confident, well-behaved dog.  It consists of 3 important skills: practical straight-up obedience (don’t drag me down the street, come when I call, etc.), life skills (don’t jump on my friends, chill out, etc.), and understanding your dog’s body language. What you get: My simple 4-step approach for teaching your dog almost anything; course booklet and weekly training guides; force-free training; ongoing free email/phone support after the class ends; and a student-focused instructor with 20+ years’ experience teaching people and dogs.  And, we’re gonna get results while having  fun! So, to all those wiggly puppies and wonderful dogs out there: are you ready to earn your gold star (get it, Gold Star Dog Training)? *Course is also suitable for those who aren’t all that busy. BEYOND BASICS (Pre-requisite: Deb's BASIC dog class, or instructor approval)Time to take off the training wheels! This course takes your training to the next level. What's the next level? Well, that's the beauty of this class—you decide!! Like many exercise classes that show you various intensity levels of a given exercise, this course shows you various levels of each command or behavior. This permits "perfect fit" training for you and your dog! We teach and use an easy-to-apply, standardized approach to dog training and management that is designed to be useful no matter what level your dog is at with a given command or behavior. The course also continues to build a foundation of manners, training, and social skills. It’s perfect for adolescent and young adult dogs who need help weathering this “teenage” stage in a way that’s constructive and positive. NEW OFFERING - Therapy Dog Academy! (This course does not result in therapy dog certification, nor does it guarantee certification.) Requirements: There are particular requirements for this course; please review the policies for more details (link below). Pre-requisite: Participants and their dogs must have taken Gold Star Dog Training’s Essentials/Basic class. So, your dog wants to be a therapy dog?  Well, we’ve got a course for that!  This 6-week course gives dogs and handlers the necessary skills for taking a therapy dog test, working safely and effectively as a therapy dog team on duty, and developing a close working relationship with your dog. The course is suitable for those: working toward therapy dog certification; already working as a therapy dog team but wanting to develop new skills or hone existing ones; and looking for skills useful for working with his/her dog in public (e.g., in the workplace, for service dog training). Your instructor, Deb, has been a therapy dog handler since the mid-1990s, has had 6 therapy dog partners over the years, and has directed a large therapy dog certification and training program since 2005.  IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT ALL DOG CLASSES: Dogs do not attend the first class. Every dog owner must provide vaccination documentation (described in our policies). Please review all class policies/restrictions (regarding vaccinations, aggressive dogs in class, youth participants, guests, refunds) before registration. All participants must review policies HERE!  
 
7:15 PM - 8:15 PM    Dog Classes with Deb Helfrich - Therapy Dog Academy
Meet Your Instructor! Deb Helfrich, Gold Star Dog Training LLCEmail: deb@goldstardog.com All classes going forward (starting with the upcoming June session) we will allow only 1 person per dog.  Thank you for your cooperation. Deb is owner of Gold Star Dog Training LLC, based in Fairfax, Vermont. She enjoys working with dogs and their handlers to solve their challenges, build a healthy dog-handler relationship, and achieve their training goals. She is highly student-focused—adept at explaining concepts, helping every student feel successful, and creating training experiences that are meaningful and effective. Deb’s sense of humor, enthusiastic teaching style, and ability to work with a wide range of students are what clients seem to like about her.  Deb has been a therapy dog handler since 1996 and the volunteer Director of Training and Certification for Therapy Dogs of Vermont (TDV) since 2005. Deb also volunteers with rescues and other organizations as an advisor, training resource, and author.  Read more: www.goldstardog.com We've had inquiries about bringing children to the classes.  Due most importantly to liability and safety issues and secondly to space constraints, we CANNOT have children present at class. These training sessions are for adult participants and their dog only.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact Deb directly at 802-849-2363 or the Recreation Office at 524-1500 x *268. DOG/PUPPY ESSENTIALS: BASIC TRAINING AND SOCIAL SKILLSWe’re busy people.  We’ve got other priorities.*  Dog training can feel like One. More. Thing. But, you want a dog you can live with, be proud of, and about which others glowingly remark “What a great dog!” This class shows you how to have a happy, confident, well-behaved dog.  It consists of 3 important skills: practical straight-up obedience (don’t drag me down the street, come when I call, etc.), life skills (don’t jump on my friends, chill out, etc.), and understanding your dog’s body language. What you get: My simple 4-step approach for teaching your dog almost anything; course booklet and weekly training guides; force-free training; ongoing free email/phone support after the class ends; and a student-focused instructor with 20+ years’ experience teaching people and dogs.  And, we’re gonna get results while having  fun! So, to all those wiggly puppies and wonderful dogs out there: are you ready to earn your gold star (get it, Gold Star Dog Training)? *Course is also suitable for those who aren’t all that busy. BEYOND BASICS (Pre-requisite: Deb's BASIC dog class, or instructor approval)Time to take off the training wheels! This course takes your training to the next level. What's the next level? Well, that's the beauty of this class—you decide!! Like many exercise classes that show you various intensity levels of a given exercise, this course shows you various levels of each command or behavior. This permits "perfect fit" training for you and your dog! We teach and use an easy-to-apply, standardized approach to dog training and management that is designed to be useful no matter what level your dog is at with a given command or behavior. The course also continues to build a foundation of manners, training, and social skills. It’s perfect for adolescent and young adult dogs who need help weathering this “teenage” stage in a way that’s constructive and positive. NEW OFFERING - Therapy Dog Academy! (This course does not result in therapy dog certification, nor does it guarantee certification.) Requirements: There are particular requirements for this course; please review the policies for more details (link below). Pre-requisite: Participants and their dogs must have taken Gold Star Dog Training’s Essentials/Basic class. So, your dog wants to be a therapy dog?  Well, we’ve got a course for that!  This 6-week course gives dogs and handlers the necessary skills for taking a therapy dog test, working safely and effectively as a therapy dog team on duty, and developing a close working relationship with your dog. The course is suitable for those: working toward therapy dog certification; already working as a therapy dog team but wanting to develop new skills or hone existing ones; and looking for skills useful for working with his/her dog in public (e.g., in the workplace, for service dog training). Your instructor, Deb, has been a therapy dog handler since the mid-1990s, has had 6 therapy dog partners over the years, and has directed a large therapy dog certification and training program since 2005.  IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT ALL DOG CLASSES: Dogs do not attend the first class. Every dog owner must provide vaccination documentation (described in our policies). Please review all class policies/restrictions (regarding vaccinations, aggressive dogs in class, youth participants, guests, refunds) before registration. All participants must review policies HERE!  
 
Wednesday June 24, 2020
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM    Day Camp - For kids K-8th Grade -Summer 2020 - Summer Day Camp - Early Drop Off
St. Albans Recreation Day Camp Opening – Summer 2020 Information St.  Albans Recreation department is pleased to announce that we’ll be offering a fun and safe camp option for families this summer.  There will be changes made to camp just as there have been to day to day life everywhere.  Changes made to camp are in direct correlation with the recommendations issued by the State of Vermont Department of Health.  Our Camp will meet or exceed those expectations.  Our goal is to provide a fun experience for your child in a safe and healthy environment.  Here is some important information for families. Dates- June 1, 2020 – August 21, 2020 We’re starting camp 3 weeks early to help out families returning to work while school is out going from 9 weeks to 12 weeks available.Hours – 7:30am-4:30pm  Locations- Camp will be held in separate locations to allow the space required for healthy distancing.  One location will be at Barlow Street Community Center and the other will be St. Albans Town SchoolRegistration – St. Albans Recreation Department prides itself in being responsive to the needs of our families.  To that end we allow families to pick and choose days they’d like to attend throughout the summer and we allow online registration right up until the moment you pull into the parking lot.  We also welcome part time campers. We work with families to make last minute changes and issue credits.  Most camps do not allow this flexibility. One change we have to make this summer is with registration. Campers must be registered by 12noon on the Thursday before the week your child is going to attend camp.  This change applies to part time campers and families that register week by week.  Those who have already registered for the summer do not need to make any changes.  We need this lead time to assemble smaller groups and to notify families which group and location their child should report to.Smaller Groups – Campers will be divided into smaller groups this summer.  Campers and staff will stay with the same group from start to finish to the degree this is possible.  Siblings will be assigned to the same group (unless parents request otherwise) The smaller groups will look more like 12-15 kids with 2 counselors.  Face Masks – Campers and counselors will wear masks as in all situations as recommended by CDC. Disposable masks will be available when needed, but families should provide 2 clean masks each day for their child.  Masks need to be washed daily.Distancing – Each group will adhere to social distancing standards of 6 feet.  Face masks are not a replacement for distancing.  While we used to have 6 campers at a table working on an art or science project – this summer we’ll have 2 kids working at opposite ends of the tables.  At lunch, spots will be painted on the grass to remind kids what 6 feet is.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 by incorporating the use of tents.  In the past we’ve done art projects, presentations, movies inside – this summer we’ll be outside with those activities as much as possible.Drop Off & Pick Ups – If possible, families should have the same person do drop off and pick up each day – again to limit contacts.  Those doing drop off and pick ups must wear masks. Only one person at drop off and pick up.  If possible, older adults 65+ should not be tasked with drop off or pick up. You will be notified in advance of which group your camper is in and the location will be readily marked so you’ll know where to head. No one who is ill, has symptoms of COVID 19 or is self-quarantining due to close contact with a COVID 19 positive person can do drop off or pick up.  Parents will respect distancing with staff and other campers during all interactions.At Drop Off – Campers will report directly to the head counselor of their small group – Not the one point drop-off we’ve used in the past.  At check in – every camper will be screened for temperature, the adult dropping off the camper will be asked the same screening questions everyday – even if the camper has attended each day of camp.  If a camper has a temperature of 100.4 F or greater they will not be allowed at camp.  At Pick Up – One person will show up for pick up.  Information, unless urgent regarding the camper’s day will be communicated via phone or through email whenever possible.  Campers will be ready to go and pick up will be swift.  Hygiene – Campers will wash hands upon arrival at camp, before and after using the bathroom, before and after eating and throughout the day as deemed necessary.  Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout camp. Camp groups will be assigned a specific bathroom and will use that one exclusively. We ask that campers who have long hair have it up and away from their faces while at camp.Food – Camp will continue to participate in the Federal Summer Lunch Program supplying a morning snack and lunch.  If you prefer your child can pack a lunch, snacks & beverage.  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.  No food will be shared between campers and no birthday cakes or treats this summer.  Camp is Peanut and Treenut Free.  Please keep this in mind when packing your child's lunch.Cleaning – Our facilities have always been cleaned daily and often throughout the day and that will continue with disinfection of all common and frequently touched surfaces on a regular schedule throughout the day and as deemed necessary.  Equipment & Supplies – Toys and sports equipment will be cleaned after each round of play and before another group uses them.  We will not use sensory tables, soft stuffed animals or dress up clothes.  Each camper will have their own art supplies in a Ziploc bag with their name on it.  They will be the only ones that use them.Backpacks & Stuff – Camper’s backpacks and belongings will be stored in each small group’s classroom in each camper’s specific and labeled spot. Do not send more “stuff” than fits in your camper’s back pack.  At this point we don’t have word on being able to attend the pool.  If we do campers will need to bring a towel and swim suit.Sick Kids or Family – If a child, staff person or parent tests positive for COVID 19 then they will not be allowed at camp until they no longer test positive and have had no fever for 72 hours without fever reducing medications or for a minimum of 2 weeks, whichever is longer.  If there is a confirmed case of COVID 19 at camp families will be notified and the smaller group will close down and await guidance from the Department of Health and their tracing team before resuming.  New this year – each day at drop off families will need to provide the phone number of an adult that can pick up their child if the child becomes ill at camp.  This pick up needs to happen within 15 minutes – so parents working out of town will want to consider this before the start of camp.  A sick camper will be isolated immediately upon symptoms and a staffer will remain with them until they are picked up.Travelers- Campers from other states will be eligible to attend camp after they have been quarantined after entering VT for 14 days.  If a camper or staff member leaves the state for a visit or vacation, they will not be able to return to camp until they have been quarantined in VT for 14 days.  Staff – We’re happy to announce that Ben Lovelette has been named as Day Camp Director.  Ben is a 2020 Graduate of UVM and will be taking a position at St. Albans City School as a Math & Social Studies teacher.  Ben was on staff last year as a counselor.  He’s been working on adjustments to camp in light of COVID19 from the start with our Program Manager Andrew Gratton and myself.  All staff will be screened in the same manner as campers each morning and will adhere to the same protocol listed above for a sick camper. We’re also delighted that we have a high number of returning staff from last year with 7 new staffers joining us.  Even in light of everything going on – we plan to have a great summer!We reserve the right to make changes at any time – We have spent a great deal of time considering what changes need to happen to make our camp a fun and safe place to be.  We are prepared to adapt, alter or cancel camp at any time if state recommendations change.  As health guidelines change and risk decreases or increases if we need to make changes we will not hesitate to do so.  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.  That said, the precautions we’re taking will undoubtedly add a few minutes to your drop off time in the morning.  Please bear with us.  We’ll be in contact with families throughout the summer and please contact us anytime you have a question, concern or suggestion at 802-524-1500 x *266 or at k.viens@stalbansvt.comConclusion – (for now) This is by no means an exhaustive list. We have been meeting for weeks discussing activities, deciding what equipment we need to ad, organizing extensive trainings for staff and thinking outside the box.   As a staff we will continue to meet and make adjustments daily. The Vermont Department of Health has issued  revised Guidance for Childcare Programs, Summer Programs & Afterschool Programs in light of COVID 19.  We will strictly adhere to those requirements or exceed them.  We value the trust and confidence you place in us to provide a safe environment for your family and we’ll continue to be in touch. Contact the office at 524-1500 x *266, x *268 or the Recreation Cell phone at 309-1810THEMES FOR EACH WEEK WILL BE ADDED SOON-Week 1 - June 1st - June 5thWeek 2 - June 8th- June 12thWeek 3 - June 15th-June 19th Week 4 - June 22nd - 26th:  Week 5 - June 29th - July 3rd Week 6 - July 6th - 10thWeek 7 - July 13th - 17thWeek 8 - July 20th - 24thWeek 9 - July 27th - 31stWeek 10 - August 3rd - 7thWeek 11 - August 10th - 14thWeek 12 - August 17th - 21stPayment options: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. Autopay: 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 us at 802-309-1810
 
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM    Day Camp - For kids K-8th Grade -Summer 2020 - Summer Day Camp 2020
St. Albans Recreation Day Camp Opening – Summer 2020 Information St.  Albans Recreation department is pleased to announce that we’ll be offering a fun and safe camp option for families this summer.  There will be changes made to camp just as there have been to day to day life everywhere.  Changes made to camp are in direct correlation with the recommendations issued by the State of Vermont Department of Health.  Our Camp will meet or exceed those expectations.  Our goal is to provide a fun experience for your child in a safe and healthy environment.  Here is some important information for families. Dates- June 1, 2020 – August 21, 2020 We’re starting camp 3 weeks early to help out families returning to work while school is out going from 9 weeks to 12 weeks available.Hours – 7:30am-4:30pm  Locations- Camp will be held in separate locations to allow the space required for healthy distancing.  One location will be at Barlow Street Community Center and the other will be St. Albans Town SchoolRegistration – St. Albans Recreation Department prides itself in being responsive to the needs of our families.  To that end we allow families to pick and choose days they’d like to attend throughout the summer and we allow online registration right up until the moment you pull into the parking lot.  We also welcome part time campers. We work with families to make last minute changes and issue credits.  Most camps do not allow this flexibility. One change we have to make this summer is with registration. Campers must be registered by 12noon on the Thursday before the week your child is going to attend camp.  This change applies to part time campers and families that register week by week.  Those who have already registered for the summer do not need to make any changes.  We need this lead time to assemble smaller groups and to notify families which group and location their child should report to.Smaller Groups – Campers will be divided into smaller groups this summer.  Campers and staff will stay with the same group from start to finish to the degree this is possible.  Siblings will be assigned to the same group (unless parents request otherwise) The smaller groups will look more like 12-15 kids with 2 counselors.  Face Masks – Campers and counselors will wear masks as in all situations as recommended by CDC. Disposable masks will be available when needed, but families should provide 2 clean masks each day for their child.  Masks need to be washed daily.Distancing – Each group will adhere to social distancing standards of 6 feet.  Face masks are not a replacement for distancing.  While we used to have 6 campers at a table working on an art or science project – this summer we’ll have 2 kids working at opposite ends of the tables.  At lunch, spots will be painted on the grass to remind kids what 6 feet is.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 by incorporating the use of tents.  In the past we’ve done art projects, presentations, movies inside – this summer we’ll be outside with those activities as much as possible.Drop Off & Pick Ups – If possible, families should have the same person do drop off and pick up each day – again to limit contacts.  Those doing drop off and pick ups must wear masks. Only one person at drop off and pick up.  If possible, older adults 65+ should not be tasked with drop off or pick up. You will be notified in advance of which group your camper is in and the location will be readily marked so you’ll know where to head. No one who is ill, has symptoms of COVID 19 or is self-quarantining due to close contact with a COVID 19 positive person can do drop off or pick up.  Parents will respect distancing with staff and other campers during all interactions.At Drop Off – Campers will report directly to the head counselor of their small group – Not the one point drop-off we’ve used in the past.  At check in – every camper will be screened for temperature, the adult dropping off the camper will be asked the same screening questions everyday – even if the camper has attended each day of camp.  If a camper has a temperature of 100.4 F or greater they will not be allowed at camp.  At Pick Up – One person will show up for pick up.  Information, unless urgent regarding the camper’s day will be communicated via phone or through email whenever possible.  Campers will be ready to go and pick up will be swift.  Hygiene – Campers will wash hands upon arrival at camp, before and after using the bathroom, before and after eating and throughout the day as deemed necessary.  Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout camp. Camp groups will be assigned a specific bathroom and will use that one exclusively. We ask that campers who have long hair have it up and away from their faces while at camp.Food – Camp will continue to participate in the Federal Summer Lunch Program supplying a morning snack and lunch.  If you prefer your child can pack a lunch, snacks & beverage.  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.  No food will be shared between campers and no birthday cakes or treats this summer.  Camp is Peanut and Treenut Free.  Please keep this in mind when packing your child's lunch.Cleaning – Our facilities have always been cleaned daily and often throughout the day and that will continue with disinfection of all common and frequently touched surfaces on a regular schedule throughout the day and as deemed necessary.  Equipment & Supplies – Toys and sports equipment will be cleaned after each round of play and before another group uses them.  We will not use sensory tables, soft stuffed animals or dress up clothes.  Each camper will have their own art supplies in a Ziploc bag with their name on it.  They will be the only ones that use them.Backpacks & Stuff – Camper’s backpacks and belongings will be stored in each small group’s classroom in each camper’s specific and labeled spot. Do not send more “stuff” than fits in your camper’s back pack.  At this point we don’t have word on being able to attend the pool.  If we do campers will need to bring a towel and swim suit.Sick Kids or Family – If a child, staff person or parent tests positive for COVID 19 then they will not be allowed at camp until they no longer test positive and have had no fever for 72 hours without fever reducing medications or for a minimum of 2 weeks, whichever is longer.  If there is a confirmed case of COVID 19 at camp families will be notified and the smaller group will close down and await guidance from the Department of Health and their tracing team before resuming.  New this year – each day at drop off families will need to provide the phone number of an adult that can pick up their child if the child becomes ill at camp.  This pick up needs to happen within 15 minutes – so parents working out of town will want to consider this before the start of camp.  A sick camper will be isolated immediately upon symptoms and a staffer will remain with them until they are picked up.Travelers- Campers from other states will be eligible to attend camp after they have been quarantined after entering VT for 14 days.  If a camper or staff member leaves the state for a visit or vacation, they will not be able to return to camp until they have been quarantined in VT for 14 days.  Staff – We’re happy to announce that Ben Lovelette has been named as Day Camp Director.  Ben is a 2020 Graduate of UVM and will be taking a position at St. Albans City School as a Math & Social Studies teacher.  Ben was on staff last year as a counselor.  He’s been working on adjustments to camp in light of COVID19 from the start with our Program Manager Andrew Gratton and myself.  All staff will be screened in the same manner as campers each morning and will adhere to the same protocol listed above for a sick camper. We’re also delighted that we have a high number of returning staff from last year with 7 new staffers joining us.  Even in light of everything going on – we plan to have a great summer!We reserve the right to make changes at any time – We have spent a great deal of time considering what changes need to happen to make our camp a fun and safe place to be.  We are prepared to adapt, alter or cancel camp at any time if state recommendations change.  As health guidelines change and risk decreases or increases if we need to make changes we will not hesitate to do so.  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.  That said, the precautions we’re taking will undoubtedly add a few minutes to your drop off time in the morning.  Please bear with us.  We’ll be in contact with families throughout the summer and please contact us anytime you have a question, concern or suggestion at 802-524-1500 x *266 or at k.viens@stalbansvt.comConclusion – (for now) This is by no means an exhaustive list. We have been meeting for weeks discussing activities, deciding what equipment we need to ad, organizing extensive trainings for staff and thinking outside the box.   As a staff we will continue to meet and make adjustments daily. The Vermont Department of Health has issued  revised Guidance for Childcare Programs, Summer Programs & Afterschool Programs in light of COVID 19.  We will strictly adhere to those requirements or exceed them.  We value the trust and confidence you place in us to provide a safe environment for your family and we’ll continue to be in touch. Contact the office at 524-1500 x *266, x *268 or the Recreation Cell phone at 309-1810THEMES FOR EACH WEEK WILL BE ADDED SOON-Week 1 - June 1st - June 5thWeek 2 - June 8th- June 12thWeek 3 - June 15th-June 19th Week 4 - June 22nd - 26th:  Week 5 - June 29th - July 3rd Week 6 - July 6th - 10thWeek 7 - July 13th - 17thWeek 8 - July 20th - 24thWeek 9 - July 27th - 31stWeek 10 - August 3rd - 7thWeek 11 - August 10th - 14thWeek 12 - August 17th - 21stPayment options: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. Autopay: 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 us at 802-309-1810
 
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM    Day Camp - For kids K-8th Grade -Summer 2020 - Summer Day Camp - Late Pick Up
St. Albans Recreation Day Camp Opening – Summer 2020 Information St.  Albans Recreation department is pleased to announce that we’ll be offering a fun and safe camp option for families this summer.  There will be changes made to camp just as there have been to day to day life everywhere.  Changes made to camp are in direct correlation with the recommendations issued by the State of Vermont Department of Health.  Our Camp will meet or exceed those expectations.  Our goal is to provide a fun experience for your child in a safe and healthy environment.  Here is some important information for families. Dates- June 1, 2020 – August 21, 2020 We’re starting camp 3 weeks early to help out families returning to work while school is out going from 9 weeks to 12 weeks available.Hours – 7:30am-4:30pm  Locations- Camp will be held in separate locations to allow the space required for healthy distancing.  One location will be at Barlow Street Community Center and the other will be St. Albans Town SchoolRegistration – St. Albans Recreation Department prides itself in being responsive to the needs of our families.  To that end we allow families to pick and choose days they’d like to attend throughout the summer and we allow online registration right up until the moment you pull into the parking lot.  We also welcome part time campers. We work with families to make last minute changes and issue credits.  Most camps do not allow this flexibility. One change we have to make this summer is with registration. Campers must be registered by 12noon on the Thursday before the week your child is going to attend camp.  This change applies to part time campers and families that register week by week.  Those who have already registered for the summer do not need to make any changes.  We need this lead time to assemble smaller groups and to notify families which group and location their child should report to.Smaller Groups – Campers will be divided into smaller groups this summer.  Campers and staff will stay with the same group from start to finish to the degree this is possible.  Siblings will be assigned to the same group (unless parents request otherwise) The smaller groups will look more like 12-15 kids with 2 counselors.  Face Masks – Campers and counselors will wear masks as in all situations as recommended by CDC. Disposable masks will be available when needed, but families should provide 2 clean masks each day for their child.  Masks need to be washed daily.Distancing – Each group will adhere to social distancing standards of 6 feet.  Face masks are not a replacement for distancing.  While we used to have 6 campers at a table working on an art or science project – this summer we’ll have 2 kids working at opposite ends of the tables.  At lunch, spots will be painted on the grass to remind kids what 6 feet is.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 by incorporating the use of tents.  In the past we’ve done art projects, presentations, movies inside – this summer we’ll be outside with those activities as much as possible.Drop Off & Pick Ups – If possible, families should have the same person do drop off and pick up each day – again to limit contacts.  Those doing drop off and pick ups must wear masks. Only one person at drop off and pick up.  If possible, older adults 65+ should not be tasked with drop off or pick up. You will be notified in advance of which group your camper is in and the location will be readily marked so you’ll know where to head. No one who is ill, has symptoms of COVID 19 or is self-quarantining due to close contact with a COVID 19 positive person can do drop off or pick up.  Parents will respect distancing with staff and other campers during all interactions.At Drop Off – Campers will report directly to the head counselor of their small group – Not the one point drop-off we’ve used in the past.  At check in – every camper will be screened for temperature, the adult dropping off the camper will be asked the same screening questions everyday – even if the camper has attended each day of camp.  If a camper has a temperature of 100.4 F or greater they will not be allowed at camp.  At Pick Up – One person will show up for pick up.  Information, unless urgent regarding the camper’s day will be communicated via phone or through email whenever possible.  Campers will be ready to go and pick up will be swift.  Hygiene – Campers will wash hands upon arrival at camp, before and after using the bathroom, before and after eating and throughout the day as deemed necessary.  Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout camp. Camp groups will be assigned a specific bathroom and will use that one exclusively. We ask that campers who have long hair have it up and away from their faces while at camp.Food – Camp will continue to participate in the Federal Summer Lunch Program supplying a morning snack and lunch.  If you prefer your child can pack a lunch, snacks & beverage.  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.  No food will be shared between campers and no birthday cakes or treats this summer.  Camp is Peanut and Treenut Free.  Please keep this in mind when packing your child's lunch.Cleaning – Our facilities have always been cleaned daily and often throughout the day and that will continue with disinfection of all common and frequently touched surfaces on a regular schedule throughout the day and as deemed necessary.  Equipment & Supplies – Toys and sports equipment will be cleaned after each round of play and before another group uses them.  We will not use sensory tables, soft stuffed animals or dress up clothes.  Each camper will have their own art supplies in a Ziploc bag with their name on it.  They will be the only ones that use them.Backpacks & Stuff – Camper’s backpacks and belongings will be stored in each small group’s classroom in each camper’s specific and labeled spot. Do not send more “stuff” than fits in your camper’s back pack.  At this point we don’t have word on being able to attend the pool.  If we do campers will need to bring a towel and swim suit.Sick Kids or Family – If a child, staff person or parent tests positive for COVID 19 then they will not be allowed at camp until they no longer test positive and have had no fever for 72 hours without fever reducing medications or for a minimum of 2 weeks, whichever is longer.  If there is a confirmed case of COVID 19 at camp families will be notified and the smaller group will close down and await guidance from the Department of Health and their tracing team before resuming.  New this year – each day at drop off families will need to provide the phone number of an adult that can pick up their child if the child becomes ill at camp.  This pick up needs to happen within 15 minutes – so parents working out of town will want to consider this before the start of camp.  A sick camper will be isolated immediately upon symptoms and a staffer will remain with them until they are picked up.Travelers- Campers from other states will be eligible to attend camp after they have been quarantined after entering VT for 14 days.  If a camper or staff member leaves the state for a visit or vacation, they will not be able to return to camp until they have been quarantined in VT for 14 days.  Staff – We’re happy to announce that Ben Lovelette has been named as Day Camp Director.  Ben is a 2020 Graduate of UVM and will be taking a position at St. Albans City School as a Math & Social Studies teacher.  Ben was on staff last year as a counselor.  He’s been working on adjustments to camp in light of COVID19 from the start with our Program Manager Andrew Gratton and myself.  All staff will be screened in the same manner as campers each morning and will adhere to the same protocol listed above for a sick camper. We’re also delighted that we have a high number of returning staff from last year with 7 new staffers joining us.  Even in light of everything going on – we plan to have a great summer!We reserve the right to make changes at any time – We have spent a great deal of time considering what changes need to happen to make our camp a fun and safe place to be.  We are prepared to adapt, alter or cancel camp at any time if state recommendations change.  As health guidelines change and risk decreases or increases if we need to make changes we will not hesitate to do so.  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.  That said, the precautions we’re taking will undoubtedly add a few minutes to your drop off time in the morning.  Please bear with us.  We’ll be in contact with families throughout the summer and please contact us anytime you have a question, concern or suggestion at 802-524-1500 x *266 or at k.viens@stalbansvt.comConclusion – (for now) This is by no means an exhaustive list. We have been meeting for weeks discussing activities, deciding what equipment we need to ad, organizing extensive trainings for staff and thinking outside the box.   As a staff we will continue to meet and make adjustments daily. The Vermont Department of Health has issued  revised Guidance for Childcare Programs, Summer Programs & Afterschool Programs in light of COVID 19.  We will strictly adhere to those requirements or exceed them.  We value the trust and confidence you place in us to provide a safe environment for your family and we’ll continue to be in touch. Contact the office at 524-1500 x *266, x *268 or the Recreation Cell phone at 309-1810THEMES FOR EACH WEEK WILL BE ADDED SOON-Week 1 - June 1st - June 5thWeek 2 - June 8th- June 12thWeek 3 - June 15th-June 19th Week 4 - June 22nd - 26th:  Week 5 - June 29th - July 3rd Week 6 - July 6th - 10thWeek 7 - July 13th - 17thWeek 8 - July 20th - 24thWeek 9 - July 27th - 31stWeek 10 - August 3rd - 7thWeek 11 - August 10th - 14thWeek 12 - August 17th - 21stPayment options: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. Autopay: 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 us at 802-309-1810
 
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Learn to Swim Level 3
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Learn to Swim Level 1
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Learn to Swim Level 2
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Learn to Swim Level 3
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Preschool Level 2
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Preschool Level 2
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Learn to Swim Level 3
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Preschool Level 1
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Preschool Level 3
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Learn to Swim Level 1
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Learn to Swim Level 2
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
Thursday June 25, 2020
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM    Day Camp - For kids K-8th Grade -Summer 2020 - Summer Day Camp - Early Drop Off
St. Albans Recreation Day Camp Opening – Summer 2020 Information St.  Albans Recreation department is pleased to announce that we’ll be offering a fun and safe camp option for families this summer.  There will be changes made to camp just as there have been to day to day life everywhere.  Changes made to camp are in direct correlation with the recommendations issued by the State of Vermont Department of Health.  Our Camp will meet or exceed those expectations.  Our goal is to provide a fun experience for your child in a safe and healthy environment.  Here is some important information for families. Dates- June 1, 2020 – August 21, 2020 We’re starting camp 3 weeks early to help out families returning to work while school is out going from 9 weeks to 12 weeks available.Hours – 7:30am-4:30pm  Locations- Camp will be held in separate locations to allow the space required for healthy distancing.  One location will be at Barlow Street Community Center and the other will be St. Albans Town SchoolRegistration – St. Albans Recreation Department prides itself in being responsive to the needs of our families.  To that end we allow families to pick and choose days they’d like to attend throughout the summer and we allow online registration right up until the moment you pull into the parking lot.  We also welcome part time campers. We work with families to make last minute changes and issue credits.  Most camps do not allow this flexibility. One change we have to make this summer is with registration. Campers must be registered by 12noon on the Thursday before the week your child is going to attend camp.  This change applies to part time campers and families that register week by week.  Those who have already registered for the summer do not need to make any changes.  We need this lead time to assemble smaller groups and to notify families which group and location their child should report to.Smaller Groups – Campers will be divided into smaller groups this summer.  Campers and staff will stay with the same group from start to finish to the degree this is possible.  Siblings will be assigned to the same group (unless parents request otherwise) The smaller groups will look more like 12-15 kids with 2 counselors.  Face Masks – Campers and counselors will wear masks as in all situations as recommended by CDC. Disposable masks will be available when needed, but families should provide 2 clean masks each day for their child.  Masks need to be washed daily.Distancing – Each group will adhere to social distancing standards of 6 feet.  Face masks are not a replacement for distancing.  While we used to have 6 campers at a table working on an art or science project – this summer we’ll have 2 kids working at opposite ends of the tables.  At lunch, spots will be painted on the grass to remind kids what 6 feet is.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 by incorporating the use of tents.  In the past we’ve done art projects, presentations, movies inside – this summer we’ll be outside with those activities as much as possible.Drop Off & Pick Ups – If possible, families should have the same person do drop off and pick up each day – again to limit contacts.  Those doing drop off and pick ups must wear masks. Only one person at drop off and pick up.  If possible, older adults 65+ should not be tasked with drop off or pick up. You will be notified in advance of which group your camper is in and the location will be readily marked so you’ll know where to head. No one who is ill, has symptoms of COVID 19 or is self-quarantining due to close contact with a COVID 19 positive person can do drop off or pick up.  Parents will respect distancing with staff and other campers during all interactions.At Drop Off – Campers will report directly to the head counselor of their small group – Not the one point drop-off we’ve used in the past.  At check in – every camper will be screened for temperature, the adult dropping off the camper will be asked the same screening questions everyday – even if the camper has attended each day of camp.  If a camper has a temperature of 100.4 F or greater they will not be allowed at camp.  At Pick Up – One person will show up for pick up.  Information, unless urgent regarding the camper’s day will be communicated via phone or through email whenever possible.  Campers will be ready to go and pick up will be swift.  Hygiene – Campers will wash hands upon arrival at camp, before and after using the bathroom, before and after eating and throughout the day as deemed necessary.  Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout camp. Camp groups will be assigned a specific bathroom and will use that one exclusively. We ask that campers who have long hair have it up and away from their faces while at camp.Food – Camp will continue to participate in the Federal Summer Lunch Program supplying a morning snack and lunch.  If you prefer your child can pack a lunch, snacks & beverage.  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.  No food will be shared between campers and no birthday cakes or treats this summer.  Camp is Peanut and Treenut Free.  Please keep this in mind when packing your child's lunch.Cleaning – Our facilities have always been cleaned daily and often throughout the day and that will continue with disinfection of all common and frequently touched surfaces on a regular schedule throughout the day and as deemed necessary.  Equipment & Supplies – Toys and sports equipment will be cleaned after each round of play and before another group uses them.  We will not use sensory tables, soft stuffed animals or dress up clothes.  Each camper will have their own art supplies in a Ziploc bag with their name on it.  They will be the only ones that use them.Backpacks & Stuff – Camper’s backpacks and belongings will be stored in each small group’s classroom in each camper’s specific and labeled spot. Do not send more “stuff” than fits in your camper’s back pack.  At this point we don’t have word on being able to attend the pool.  If we do campers will need to bring a towel and swim suit.Sick Kids or Family – If a child, staff person or parent tests positive for COVID 19 then they will not be allowed at camp until they no longer test positive and have had no fever for 72 hours without fever reducing medications or for a minimum of 2 weeks, whichever is longer.  If there is a confirmed case of COVID 19 at camp families will be notified and the smaller group will close down and await guidance from the Department of Health and their tracing team before resuming.  New this year – each day at drop off families will need to provide the phone number of an adult that can pick up their child if the child becomes ill at camp.  This pick up needs to happen within 15 minutes – so parents working out of town will want to consider this before the start of camp.  A sick camper will be isolated immediately upon symptoms and a staffer will remain with them until they are picked up.Travelers- Campers from other states will be eligible to attend camp after they have been quarantined after entering VT for 14 days.  If a camper or staff member leaves the state for a visit or vacation, they will not be able to return to camp until they have been quarantined in VT for 14 days.  Staff – We’re happy to announce that Ben Lovelette has been named as Day Camp Director.  Ben is a 2020 Graduate of UVM and will be taking a position at St. Albans City School as a Math & Social Studies teacher.  Ben was on staff last year as a counselor.  He’s been working on adjustments to camp in light of COVID19 from the start with our Program Manager Andrew Gratton and myself.  All staff will be screened in the same manner as campers each morning and will adhere to the same protocol listed above for a sick camper. We’re also delighted that we have a high number of returning staff from last year with 7 new staffers joining us.  Even in light of everything going on – we plan to have a great summer!We reserve the right to make changes at any time – We have spent a great deal of time considering what changes need to happen to make our camp a fun and safe place to be.  We are prepared to adapt, alter or cancel camp at any time if state recommendations change.  As health guidelines change and risk decreases or increases if we need to make changes we will not hesitate to do so.  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.  That said, the precautions we’re taking will undoubtedly add a few minutes to your drop off time in the morning.  Please bear with us.  We’ll be in contact with families throughout the summer and please contact us anytime you have a question, concern or suggestion at 802-524-1500 x *266 or at k.viens@stalbansvt.comConclusion – (for now) This is by no means an exhaustive list. We have been meeting for weeks discussing activities, deciding what equipment we need to ad, organizing extensive trainings for staff and thinking outside the box.   As a staff we will continue to meet and make adjustments daily. The Vermont Department of Health has issued  revised Guidance for Childcare Programs, Summer Programs & Afterschool Programs in light of COVID 19.  We will strictly adhere to those requirements or exceed them.  We value the trust and confidence you place in us to provide a safe environment for your family and we’ll continue to be in touch. Contact the office at 524-1500 x *266, x *268 or the Recreation Cell phone at 309-1810THEMES FOR EACH WEEK WILL BE ADDED SOON-Week 1 - June 1st - June 5thWeek 2 - June 8th- June 12thWeek 3 - June 15th-June 19th Week 4 - June 22nd - 26th:  Week 5 - June 29th - July 3rd Week 6 - July 6th - 10thWeek 7 - July 13th - 17thWeek 8 - July 20th - 24thWeek 9 - July 27th - 31stWeek 10 - August 3rd - 7thWeek 11 - August 10th - 14thWeek 12 - August 17th - 21stPayment options: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. Autopay: 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 us at 802-309-1810
 
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM    Day Camp - For kids K-8th Grade -Summer 2020 - Summer Day Camp 2020
St. Albans Recreation Day Camp Opening – Summer 2020 Information St.  Albans Recreation department is pleased to announce that we’ll be offering a fun and safe camp option for families this summer.  There will be changes made to camp just as there have been to day to day life everywhere.  Changes made to camp are in direct correlation with the recommendations issued by the State of Vermont Department of Health.  Our Camp will meet or exceed those expectations.  Our goal is to provide a fun experience for your child in a safe and healthy environment.  Here is some important information for families. Dates- June 1, 2020 – August 21, 2020 We’re starting camp 3 weeks early to help out families returning to work while school is out going from 9 weeks to 12 weeks available.Hours – 7:30am-4:30pm  Locations- Camp will be held in separate locations to allow the space required for healthy distancing.  One location will be at Barlow Street Community Center and the other will be St. Albans Town SchoolRegistration – St. Albans Recreation Department prides itself in being responsive to the needs of our families.  To that end we allow families to pick and choose days they’d like to attend throughout the summer and we allow online registration right up until the moment you pull into the parking lot.  We also welcome part time campers. We work with families to make last minute changes and issue credits.  Most camps do not allow this flexibility. One change we have to make this summer is with registration. Campers must be registered by 12noon on the Thursday before the week your child is going to attend camp.  This change applies to part time campers and families that register week by week.  Those who have already registered for the summer do not need to make any changes.  We need this lead time to assemble smaller groups and to notify families which group and location their child should report to.Smaller Groups – Campers will be divided into smaller groups this summer.  Campers and staff will stay with the same group from start to finish to the degree this is possible.  Siblings will be assigned to the same group (unless parents request otherwise) The smaller groups will look more like 12-15 kids with 2 counselors.  Face Masks – Campers and counselors will wear masks as in all situations as recommended by CDC. Disposable masks will be available when needed, but families should provide 2 clean masks each day for their child.  Masks need to be washed daily.Distancing – Each group will adhere to social distancing standards of 6 feet.  Face masks are not a replacement for distancing.  While we used to have 6 campers at a table working on an art or science project – this summer we’ll have 2 kids working at opposite ends of the tables.  At lunch, spots will be painted on the grass to remind kids what 6 feet is.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 by incorporating the use of tents.  In the past we’ve done art projects, presentations, movies inside – this summer we’ll be outside with those activities as much as possible.Drop Off & Pick Ups – If possible, families should have the same person do drop off and pick up each day – again to limit contacts.  Those doing drop off and pick ups must wear masks. Only one person at drop off and pick up.  If possible, older adults 65+ should not be tasked with drop off or pick up. You will be notified in advance of which group your camper is in and the location will be readily marked so you’ll know where to head. No one who is ill, has symptoms of COVID 19 or is self-quarantining due to close contact with a COVID 19 positive person can do drop off or pick up.  Parents will respect distancing with staff and other campers during all interactions.At Drop Off – Campers will report directly to the head counselor of their small group – Not the one point drop-off we’ve used in the past.  At check in – every camper will be screened for temperature, the adult dropping off the camper will be asked the same screening questions everyday – even if the camper has attended each day of camp.  If a camper has a temperature of 100.4 F or greater they will not be allowed at camp.  At Pick Up – One person will show up for pick up.  Information, unless urgent regarding the camper’s day will be communicated via phone or through email whenever possible.  Campers will be ready to go and pick up will be swift.  Hygiene – Campers will wash hands upon arrival at camp, before and after using the bathroom, before and after eating and throughout the day as deemed necessary.  Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout camp. Camp groups will be assigned a specific bathroom and will use that one exclusively. We ask that campers who have long hair have it up and away from their faces while at camp.Food – Camp will continue to participate in the Federal Summer Lunch Program supplying a morning snack and lunch.  If you prefer your child can pack a lunch, snacks & beverage.  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.  No food will be shared between campers and no birthday cakes or treats this summer.  Camp is Peanut and Treenut Free.  Please keep this in mind when packing your child's lunch.Cleaning – Our facilities have always been cleaned daily and often throughout the day and that will continue with disinfection of all common and frequently touched surfaces on a regular schedule throughout the day and as deemed necessary.  Equipment & Supplies – Toys and sports equipment will be cleaned after each round of play and before another group uses them.  We will not use sensory tables, soft stuffed animals or dress up clothes.  Each camper will have their own art supplies in a Ziploc bag with their name on it.  They will be the only ones that use them.Backpacks & Stuff – Camper’s backpacks and belongings will be stored in each small group’s classroom in each camper’s specific and labeled spot. Do not send more “stuff” than fits in your camper’s back pack.  At this point we don’t have word on being able to attend the pool.  If we do campers will need to bring a towel and swim suit.Sick Kids or Family – If a child, staff person or parent tests positive for COVID 19 then they will not be allowed at camp until they no longer test positive and have had no fever for 72 hours without fever reducing medications or for a minimum of 2 weeks, whichever is longer.  If there is a confirmed case of COVID 19 at camp families will be notified and the smaller group will close down and await guidance from the Department of Health and their tracing team before resuming.  New this year – each day at drop off families will need to provide the phone number of an adult that can pick up their child if the child becomes ill at camp.  This pick up needs to happen within 15 minutes – so parents working out of town will want to consider this before the start of camp.  A sick camper will be isolated immediately upon symptoms and a staffer will remain with them until they are picked up.Travelers- Campers from other states will be eligible to attend camp after they have been quarantined after entering VT for 14 days.  If a camper or staff member leaves the state for a visit or vacation, they will not be able to return to camp until they have been quarantined in VT for 14 days.  Staff – We’re happy to announce that Ben Lovelette has been named as Day Camp Director.  Ben is a 2020 Graduate of UVM and will be taking a position at St. Albans City School as a Math & Social Studies teacher.  Ben was on staff last year as a counselor.  He’s been working on adjustments to camp in light of COVID19 from the start with our Program Manager Andrew Gratton and myself.  All staff will be screened in the same manner as campers each morning and will adhere to the same protocol listed above for a sick camper. We’re also delighted that we have a high number of returning staff from last year with 7 new staffers joining us.  Even in light of everything going on – we plan to have a great summer!We reserve the right to make changes at any time – We have spent a great deal of time considering what changes need to happen to make our camp a fun and safe place to be.  We are prepared to adapt, alter or cancel camp at any time if state recommendations change.  As health guidelines change and risk decreases or increases if we need to make changes we will not hesitate to do so.  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.  That said, the precautions we’re taking will undoubtedly add a few minutes to your drop off time in the morning.  Please bear with us.  We’ll be in contact with families throughout the summer and please contact us anytime you have a question, concern or suggestion at 802-524-1500 x *266 or at k.viens@stalbansvt.comConclusion – (for now) This is by no means an exhaustive list. We have been meeting for weeks discussing activities, deciding what equipment we need to ad, organizing extensive trainings for staff and thinking outside the box.   As a staff we will continue to meet and make adjustments daily. The Vermont Department of Health has issued  revised Guidance for Childcare Programs, Summer Programs & Afterschool Programs in light of COVID 19.  We will strictly adhere to those requirements or exceed them.  We value the trust and confidence you place in us to provide a safe environment for your family and we’ll continue to be in touch. Contact the office at 524-1500 x *266, x *268 or the Recreation Cell phone at 309-1810THEMES FOR EACH WEEK WILL BE ADDED SOON-Week 1 - June 1st - June 5thWeek 2 - June 8th- June 12thWeek 3 - June 15th-June 19th Week 4 - June 22nd - 26th:  Week 5 - June 29th - July 3rd Week 6 - July 6th - 10thWeek 7 - July 13th - 17thWeek 8 - July 20th - 24thWeek 9 - July 27th - 31stWeek 10 - August 3rd - 7thWeek 11 - August 10th - 14thWeek 12 - August 17th - 21stPayment options: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. Autopay: 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 us at 802-309-1810
 
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM    Day Camp - For kids K-8th Grade -Summer 2020 - Summer Day Camp - Late Pick Up
St. Albans Recreation Day Camp Opening – Summer 2020 Information St.  Albans Recreation department is pleased to announce that we’ll be offering a fun and safe camp option for families this summer.  There will be changes made to camp just as there have been to day to day life everywhere.  Changes made to camp are in direct correlation with the recommendations issued by the State of Vermont Department of Health.  Our Camp will meet or exceed those expectations.  Our goal is to provide a fun experience for your child in a safe and healthy environment.  Here is some important information for families. Dates- June 1, 2020 – August 21, 2020 We’re starting camp 3 weeks early to help out families returning to work while school is out going from 9 weeks to 12 weeks available.Hours – 7:30am-4:30pm  Locations- Camp will be held in separate locations to allow the space required for healthy distancing.  One location will be at Barlow Street Community Center and the other will be St. Albans Town SchoolRegistration – St. Albans Recreation Department prides itself in being responsive to the needs of our families.  To that end we allow families to pick and choose days they’d like to attend throughout the summer and we allow online registration right up until the moment you pull into the parking lot.  We also welcome part time campers. We work with families to make last minute changes and issue credits.  Most camps do not allow this flexibility. One change we have to make this summer is with registration. Campers must be registered by 12noon on the Thursday before the week your child is going to attend camp.  This change applies to part time campers and families that register week by week.  Those who have already registered for the summer do not need to make any changes.  We need this lead time to assemble smaller groups and to notify families which group and location their child should report to.Smaller Groups – Campers will be divided into smaller groups this summer.  Campers and staff will stay with the same group from start to finish to the degree this is possible.  Siblings will be assigned to the same group (unless parents request otherwise) The smaller groups will look more like 12-15 kids with 2 counselors.  Face Masks – Campers and counselors will wear masks as in all situations as recommended by CDC. Disposable masks will be available when needed, but families should provide 2 clean masks each day for their child.  Masks need to be washed daily.Distancing – Each group will adhere to social distancing standards of 6 feet.  Face masks are not a replacement for distancing.  While we used to have 6 campers at a table working on an art or science project – this summer we’ll have 2 kids working at opposite ends of the tables.  At lunch, spots will be painted on the grass to remind kids what 6 feet is.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 by incorporating the use of tents.  In the past we’ve done art projects, presentations, movies inside – this summer we’ll be outside with those activities as much as possible.Drop Off & Pick Ups – If possible, families should have the same person do drop off and pick up each day – again to limit contacts.  Those doing drop off and pick ups must wear masks. Only one person at drop off and pick up.  If possible, older adults 65+ should not be tasked with drop off or pick up. You will be notified in advance of which group your camper is in and the location will be readily marked so you’ll know where to head. No one who is ill, has symptoms of COVID 19 or is self-quarantining due to close contact with a COVID 19 positive person can do drop off or pick up.  Parents will respect distancing with staff and other campers during all interactions.At Drop Off – Campers will report directly to the head counselor of their small group – Not the one point drop-off we’ve used in the past.  At check in – every camper will be screened for temperature, the adult dropping off the camper will be asked the same screening questions everyday – even if the camper has attended each day of camp.  If a camper has a temperature of 100.4 F or greater they will not be allowed at camp.  At Pick Up – One person will show up for pick up.  Information, unless urgent regarding the camper’s day will be communicated via phone or through email whenever possible.  Campers will be ready to go and pick up will be swift.  Hygiene – Campers will wash hands upon arrival at camp, before and after using the bathroom, before and after eating and throughout the day as deemed necessary.  Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout camp. Camp groups will be assigned a specific bathroom and will use that one exclusively. We ask that campers who have long hair have it up and away from their faces while at camp.Food – Camp will continue to participate in the Federal Summer Lunch Program supplying a morning snack and lunch.  If you prefer your child can pack a lunch, snacks & beverage.  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.  No food will be shared between campers and no birthday cakes or treats this summer.  Camp is Peanut and Treenut Free.  Please keep this in mind when packing your child's lunch.Cleaning – Our facilities have always been cleaned daily and often throughout the day and that will continue with disinfection of all common and frequently touched surfaces on a regular schedule throughout the day and as deemed necessary.  Equipment & Supplies – Toys and sports equipment will be cleaned after each round of play and before another group uses them.  We will not use sensory tables, soft stuffed animals or dress up clothes.  Each camper will have their own art supplies in a Ziploc bag with their name on it.  They will be the only ones that use them.Backpacks & Stuff – Camper’s backpacks and belongings will be stored in each small group’s classroom in each camper’s specific and labeled spot. Do not send more “stuff” than fits in your camper’s back pack.  At this point we don’t have word on being able to attend the pool.  If we do campers will need to bring a towel and swim suit.Sick Kids or Family – If a child, staff person or parent tests positive for COVID 19 then they will not be allowed at camp until they no longer test positive and have had no fever for 72 hours without fever reducing medications or for a minimum of 2 weeks, whichever is longer.  If there is a confirmed case of COVID 19 at camp families will be notified and the smaller group will close down and await guidance from the Department of Health and their tracing team before resuming.  New this year – each day at drop off families will need to provide the phone number of an adult that can pick up their child if the child becomes ill at camp.  This pick up needs to happen within 15 minutes – so parents working out of town will want to consider this before the start of camp.  A sick camper will be isolated immediately upon symptoms and a staffer will remain with them until they are picked up.Travelers- Campers from other states will be eligible to attend camp after they have been quarantined after entering VT for 14 days.  If a camper or staff member leaves the state for a visit or vacation, they will not be able to return to camp until they have been quarantined in VT for 14 days.  Staff – We’re happy to announce that Ben Lovelette has been named as Day Camp Director.  Ben is a 2020 Graduate of UVM and will be taking a position at St. Albans City School as a Math & Social Studies teacher.  Ben was on staff last year as a counselor.  He’s been working on adjustments to camp in light of COVID19 from the start with our Program Manager Andrew Gratton and myself.  All staff will be screened in the same manner as campers each morning and will adhere to the same protocol listed above for a sick camper. We’re also delighted that we have a high number of returning staff from last year with 7 new staffers joining us.  Even in light of everything going on – we plan to have a great summer!We reserve the right to make changes at any time – We have spent a great deal of time considering what changes need to happen to make our camp a fun and safe place to be.  We are prepared to adapt, alter or cancel camp at any time if state recommendations change.  As health guidelines change and risk decreases or increases if we need to make changes we will not hesitate to do so.  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.  That said, the precautions we’re taking will undoubtedly add a few minutes to your drop off time in the morning.  Please bear with us.  We’ll be in contact with families throughout the summer and please contact us anytime you have a question, concern or suggestion at 802-524-1500 x *266 or at k.viens@stalbansvt.comConclusion – (for now) This is by no means an exhaustive list. We have been meeting for weeks discussing activities, deciding what equipment we need to ad, organizing extensive trainings for staff and thinking outside the box.   As a staff we will continue to meet and make adjustments daily. The Vermont Department of Health has issued  revised Guidance for Childcare Programs, Summer Programs & Afterschool Programs in light of COVID 19.  We will strictly adhere to those requirements or exceed them.  We value the trust and confidence you place in us to provide a safe environment for your family and we’ll continue to be in touch. Contact the office at 524-1500 x *266, x *268 or the Recreation Cell phone at 309-1810THEMES FOR EACH WEEK WILL BE ADDED SOON-Week 1 - June 1st - June 5thWeek 2 - June 8th- June 12thWeek 3 - June 15th-June 19th Week 4 - June 22nd - 26th:  Week 5 - June 29th - July 3rd Week 6 - July 6th - 10thWeek 7 - July 13th - 17thWeek 8 - July 20th - 24thWeek 9 - July 27th - 31stWeek 10 - August 3rd - 7thWeek 11 - August 10th - 14thWeek 12 - August 17th - 21stPayment options: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. Autopay: 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 us at 802-309-1810
 
Friday June 26, 2020
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM    Day Camp - For kids K-8th Grade -Summer 2020 - Summer Day Camp - Early Drop Off
St. Albans Recreation Day Camp Opening – Summer 2020 Information St.  Albans Recreation department is pleased to announce that we’ll be offering a fun and safe camp option for families this summer.  There will be changes made to camp just as there have been to day to day life everywhere.  Changes made to camp are in direct correlation with the recommendations issued by the State of Vermont Department of Health.  Our Camp will meet or exceed those expectations.  Our goal is to provide a fun experience for your child in a safe and healthy environment.  Here is some important information for families. Dates- June 1, 2020 – August 21, 2020 We’re starting camp 3 weeks early to help out families returning to work while school is out going from 9 weeks to 12 weeks available.Hours – 7:30am-4:30pm  Locations- Camp will be held in separate locations to allow the space required for healthy distancing.  One location will be at Barlow Street Community Center and the other will be St. Albans Town SchoolRegistration – St. Albans Recreation Department prides itself in being responsive to the needs of our families.  To that end we allow families to pick and choose days they’d like to attend throughout the summer and we allow online registration right up until the moment you pull into the parking lot.  We also welcome part time campers. We work with families to make last minute changes and issue credits.  Most camps do not allow this flexibility. One change we have to make this summer is with registration. Campers must be registered by 12noon on the Thursday before the week your child is going to attend camp.  This change applies to part time campers and families that register week by week.  Those who have already registered for the summer do not need to make any changes.  We need this lead time to assemble smaller groups and to notify families which group and location their child should report to.Smaller Groups – Campers will be divided into smaller groups this summer.  Campers and staff will stay with the same group from start to finish to the degree this is possible.  Siblings will be assigned to the same group (unless parents request otherwise) The smaller groups will look more like 12-15 kids with 2 counselors.  Face Masks – Campers and counselors will wear masks as in all situations as recommended by CDC. Disposable masks will be available when needed, but families should provide 2 clean masks each day for their child.  Masks need to be washed daily.Distancing – Each group will adhere to social distancing standards of 6 feet.  Face masks are not a replacement for distancing.  While we used to have 6 campers at a table working on an art or science project – this summer we’ll have 2 kids working at opposite ends of the tables.  At lunch, spots will be painted on the grass to remind kids what 6 feet is.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 by incorporating the use of tents.  In the past we’ve done art projects, presentations, movies inside – this summer we’ll be outside with those activities as much as possible.Drop Off & Pick Ups – If possible, families should have the same person do drop off and pick up each day – again to limit contacts.  Those doing drop off and pick ups must wear masks. Only one person at drop off and pick up.  If possible, older adults 65+ should not be tasked with drop off or pick up. You will be notified in advance of which group your camper is in and the location will be readily marked so you’ll know where to head. No one who is ill, has symptoms of COVID 19 or is self-quarantining due to close contact with a COVID 19 positive person can do drop off or pick up.  Parents will respect distancing with staff and other campers during all interactions.At Drop Off – Campers will report directly to the head counselor of their small group – Not the one point drop-off we’ve used in the past.  At check in – every camper will be screened for temperature, the adult dropping off the camper will be asked the same screening questions everyday – even if the camper has attended each day of camp.  If a camper has a temperature of 100.4 F or greater they will not be allowed at camp.  At Pick Up – One person will show up for pick up.  Information, unless urgent regarding the camper’s day will be communicated via phone or through email whenever possible.  Campers will be ready to go and pick up will be swift.  Hygiene – Campers will wash hands upon arrival at camp, before and after using the bathroom, before and after eating and throughout the day as deemed necessary.  Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout camp. Camp groups will be assigned a specific bathroom and will use that one exclusively. We ask that campers who have long hair have it up and away from their faces while at camp.Food – Camp will continue to participate in the Federal Summer Lunch Program supplying a morning snack and lunch.  If you prefer your child can pack a lunch, snacks & beverage.  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.  No food will be shared between campers and no birthday cakes or treats this summer.  Camp is Peanut and Treenut Free.  Please keep this in mind when packing your child's lunch.Cleaning – Our facilities have always been cleaned daily and often throughout the day and that will continue with disinfection of all common and frequently touched surfaces on a regular schedule throughout the day and as deemed necessary.  Equipment & Supplies – Toys and sports equipment will be cleaned after each round of play and before another group uses them.  We will not use sensory tables, soft stuffed animals or dress up clothes.  Each camper will have their own art supplies in a Ziploc bag with their name on it.  They will be the only ones that use them.Backpacks & Stuff – Camper’s backpacks and belongings will be stored in each small group’s classroom in each camper’s specific and labeled spot. Do not send more “stuff” than fits in your camper’s back pack.  At this point we don’t have word on being able to attend the pool.  If we do campers will need to bring a towel and swim suit.Sick Kids or Family – If a child, staff person or parent tests positive for COVID 19 then they will not be allowed at camp until they no longer test positive and have had no fever for 72 hours without fever reducing medications or for a minimum of 2 weeks, whichever is longer.  If there is a confirmed case of COVID 19 at camp families will be notified and the smaller group will close down and await guidance from the Department of Health and their tracing team before resuming.  New this year – each day at drop off families will need to provide the phone number of an adult that can pick up their child if the child becomes ill at camp.  This pick up needs to happen within 15 minutes – so parents working out of town will want to consider this before the start of camp.  A sick camper will be isolated immediately upon symptoms and a staffer will remain with them until they are picked up.Travelers- Campers from other states will be eligible to attend camp after they have been quarantined after entering VT for 14 days.  If a camper or staff member leaves the state for a visit or vacation, they will not be able to return to camp until they have been quarantined in VT for 14 days.  Staff – We’re happy to announce that Ben Lovelette has been named as Day Camp Director.  Ben is a 2020 Graduate of UVM and will be taking a position at St. Albans City School as a Math & Social Studies teacher.  Ben was on staff last year as a counselor.  He’s been working on adjustments to camp in light of COVID19 from the start with our Program Manager Andrew Gratton and myself.  All staff will be screened in the same manner as campers each morning and will adhere to the same protocol listed above for a sick camper. We’re also delighted that we have a high number of returning staff from last year with 7 new staffers joining us.  Even in light of everything going on – we plan to have a great summer!We reserve the right to make changes at any time – We have spent a great deal of time considering what changes need to happen to make our camp a fun and safe place to be.  We are prepared to adapt, alter or cancel camp at any time if state recommendations change.  As health guidelines change and risk decreases or increases if we need to make changes we will not hesitate to do so.  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.  That said, the precautions we’re taking will undoubtedly add a few minutes to your drop off time in the morning.  Please bear with us.  We’ll be in contact with families throughout the summer and please contact us anytime you have a question, concern or suggestion at 802-524-1500 x *266 or at k.viens@stalbansvt.comConclusion – (for now) This is by no means an exhaustive list. We have been meeting for weeks discussing activities, deciding what equipment we need to ad, organizing extensive trainings for staff and thinking outside the box.   As a staff we will continue to meet and make adjustments daily. The Vermont Department of Health has issued  revised Guidance for Childcare Programs, Summer Programs & Afterschool Programs in light of COVID 19.  We will strictly adhere to those requirements or exceed them.  We value the trust and confidence you place in us to provide a safe environment for your family and we’ll continue to be in touch. Contact the office at 524-1500 x *266, x *268 or the Recreation Cell phone at 309-1810THEMES FOR EACH WEEK WILL BE ADDED SOON-Week 1 - June 1st - June 5thWeek 2 - June 8th- June 12thWeek 3 - June 15th-June 19th Week 4 - June 22nd - 26th:  Week 5 - June 29th - July 3rd Week 6 - July 6th - 10thWeek 7 - July 13th - 17thWeek 8 - July 20th - 24thWeek 9 - July 27th - 31stWeek 10 - August 3rd - 7thWeek 11 - August 10th - 14thWeek 12 - August 17th - 21stPayment options: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. Autopay: 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 us at 802-309-1810
 
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM    Day Camp - For kids K-8th Grade -Summer 2020 - Summer Day Camp 2020
St. Albans Recreation Day Camp Opening – Summer 2020 Information St.  Albans Recreation department is pleased to announce that we’ll be offering a fun and safe camp option for families this summer.  There will be changes made to camp just as there have been to day to day life everywhere.  Changes made to camp are in direct correlation with the recommendations issued by the State of Vermont Department of Health.  Our Camp will meet or exceed those expectations.  Our goal is to provide a fun experience for your child in a safe and healthy environment.  Here is some important information for families. Dates- June 1, 2020 – August 21, 2020 We’re starting camp 3 weeks early to help out families returning to work while school is out going from 9 weeks to 12 weeks available.Hours – 7:30am-4:30pm  Locations- Camp will be held in separate locations to allow the space required for healthy distancing.  One location will be at Barlow Street Community Center and the other will be St. Albans Town SchoolRegistration – St. Albans Recreation Department prides itself in being responsive to the needs of our families.  To that end we allow families to pick and choose days they’d like to attend throughout the summer and we allow online registration right up until the moment you pull into the parking lot.  We also welcome part time campers. We work with families to make last minute changes and issue credits.  Most camps do not allow this flexibility. One change we have to make this summer is with registration. Campers must be registered by 12noon on the Thursday before the week your child is going to attend camp.  This change applies to part time campers and families that register week by week.  Those who have already registered for the summer do not need to make any changes.  We need this lead time to assemble smaller groups and to notify families which group and location their child should report to.Smaller Groups – Campers will be divided into smaller groups this summer.  Campers and staff will stay with the same group from start to finish to the degree this is possible.  Siblings will be assigned to the same group (unless parents request otherwise) The smaller groups will look more like 12-15 kids with 2 counselors.  Face Masks – Campers and counselors will wear masks as in all situations as recommended by CDC. Disposable masks will be available when needed, but families should provide 2 clean masks each day for their child.  Masks need to be washed daily.Distancing – Each group will adhere to social distancing standards of 6 feet.  Face masks are not a replacement for distancing.  While we used to have 6 campers at a table working on an art or science project – this summer we’ll have 2 kids working at opposite ends of the tables.  At lunch, spots will be painted on the grass to remind kids what 6 feet is.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 by incorporating the use of tents.  In the past we’ve done art projects, presentations, movies inside – this summer we’ll be outside with those activities as much as possible.Drop Off & Pick Ups – If possible, families should have the same person do drop off and pick up each day – again to limit contacts.  Those doing drop off and pick ups must wear masks. Only one person at drop off and pick up.  If possible, older adults 65+ should not be tasked with drop off or pick up. You will be notified in advance of which group your camper is in and the location will be readily marked so you’ll know where to head. No one who is ill, has symptoms of COVID 19 or is self-quarantining due to close contact with a COVID 19 positive person can do drop off or pick up.  Parents will respect distancing with staff and other campers during all interactions.At Drop Off – Campers will report directly to the head counselor of their small group – Not the one point drop-off we’ve used in the past.  At check in – every camper will be screened for temperature, the adult dropping off the camper will be asked the same screening questions everyday – even if the camper has attended each day of camp.  If a camper has a temperature of 100.4 F or greater they will not be allowed at camp.  At Pick Up – One person will show up for pick up.  Information, unless urgent regarding the camper’s day will be communicated via phone or through email whenever possible.  Campers will be ready to go and pick up will be swift.  Hygiene – Campers will wash hands upon arrival at camp, before and after using the bathroom, before and after eating and throughout the day as deemed necessary.  Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout camp. Camp groups will be assigned a specific bathroom and will use that one exclusively. We ask that campers who have long hair have it up and away from their faces while at camp.Food – Camp will continue to participate in the Federal Summer Lunch Program supplying a morning snack and lunch.  If you prefer your child can pack a lunch, snacks & beverage.  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.  No food will be shared between campers and no birthday cakes or treats this summer.  Camp is Peanut and Treenut Free.  Please keep this in mind when packing your child's lunch.Cleaning – Our facilities have always been cleaned daily and often throughout the day and that will continue with disinfection of all common and frequently touched surfaces on a regular schedule throughout the day and as deemed necessary.  Equipment & Supplies – Toys and sports equipment will be cleaned after each round of play and before another group uses them.  We will not use sensory tables, soft stuffed animals or dress up clothes.  Each camper will have their own art supplies in a Ziploc bag with their name on it.  They will be the only ones that use them.Backpacks & Stuff – Camper’s backpacks and belongings will be stored in each small group’s classroom in each camper’s specific and labeled spot. Do not send more “stuff” than fits in your camper’s back pack.  At this point we don’t have word on being able to attend the pool.  If we do campers will need to bring a towel and swim suit.Sick Kids or Family – If a child, staff person or parent tests positive for COVID 19 then they will not be allowed at camp until they no longer test positive and have had no fever for 72 hours without fever reducing medications or for a minimum of 2 weeks, whichever is longer.  If there is a confirmed case of COVID 19 at camp families will be notified and the smaller group will close down and await guidance from the Department of Health and their tracing team before resuming.  New this year – each day at drop off families will need to provide the phone number of an adult that can pick up their child if the child becomes ill at camp.  This pick up needs to happen within 15 minutes – so parents working out of town will want to consider this before the start of camp.  A sick camper will be isolated immediately upon symptoms and a staffer will remain with them until they are picked up.Travelers- Campers from other states will be eligible to attend camp after they have been quarantined after entering VT for 14 days.  If a camper or staff member leaves the state for a visit or vacation, they will not be able to return to camp until they have been quarantined in VT for 14 days.  Staff – We’re happy to announce that Ben Lovelette has been named as Day Camp Director.  Ben is a 2020 Graduate of UVM and will be taking a position at St. Albans City School as a Math & Social Studies teacher.  Ben was on staff last year as a counselor.  He’s been working on adjustments to camp in light of COVID19 from the start with our Program Manager Andrew Gratton and myself.  All staff will be screened in the same manner as campers each morning and will adhere to the same protocol listed above for a sick camper. We’re also delighted that we have a high number of returning staff from last year with 7 new staffers joining us.  Even in light of everything going on – we plan to have a great summer!We reserve the right to make changes at any time – We have spent a great deal of time considering what changes need to happen to make our camp a fun and safe place to be.  We are prepared to adapt, alter or cancel camp at any time if state recommendations change.  As health guidelines change and risk decreases or increases if we need to make changes we will not hesitate to do so.  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.  That said, the precautions we’re taking will undoubtedly add a few minutes to your drop off time in the morning.  Please bear with us.  We’ll be in contact with families throughout the summer and please contact us anytime you have a question, concern or suggestion at 802-524-1500 x *266 or at k.viens@stalbansvt.comConclusion – (for now) This is by no means an exhaustive list. We have been meeting for weeks discussing activities, deciding what equipment we need to ad, organizing extensive trainings for staff and thinking outside the box.   As a staff we will continue to meet and make adjustments daily. The Vermont Department of Health has issued  revised Guidance for Childcare Programs, Summer Programs & Afterschool Programs in light of COVID 19.  We will strictly adhere to those requirements or exceed them.  We value the trust and confidence you place in us to provide a safe environment for your family and we’ll continue to be in touch. Contact the office at 524-1500 x *266, x *268 or the Recreation Cell phone at 309-1810THEMES FOR EACH WEEK WILL BE ADDED SOON-Week 1 - June 1st - June 5thWeek 2 - June 8th- June 12thWeek 3 - June 15th-June 19th Week 4 - June 22nd - 26th:  Week 5 - June 29th - July 3rd Week 6 - July 6th - 10thWeek 7 - July 13th - 17thWeek 8 - July 20th - 24thWeek 9 - July 27th - 31stWeek 10 - August 3rd - 7thWeek 11 - August 10th - 14thWeek 12 - August 17th - 21stPayment options: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. Autopay: 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 us at 802-309-1810
 
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM    Day Camp - For kids K-8th Grade -Summer 2020 - Summer Day Camp - Late Pick Up
St. Albans Recreation Day Camp Opening – Summer 2020 Information St.  Albans Recreation department is pleased to announce that we’ll be offering a fun and safe camp option for families this summer.  There will be changes made to camp just as there have been to day to day life everywhere.  Changes made to camp are in direct correlation with the recommendations issued by the State of Vermont Department of Health.  Our Camp will meet or exceed those expectations.  Our goal is to provide a fun experience for your child in a safe and healthy environment.  Here is some important information for families. Dates- June 1, 2020 – August 21, 2020 We’re starting camp 3 weeks early to help out families returning to work while school is out going from 9 weeks to 12 weeks available.Hours – 7:30am-4:30pm  Locations- Camp will be held in separate locations to allow the space required for healthy distancing.  One location will be at Barlow Street Community Center and the other will be St. Albans Town SchoolRegistration – St. Albans Recreation Department prides itself in being responsive to the needs of our families.  To that end we allow families to pick and choose days they’d like to attend throughout the summer and we allow online registration right up until the moment you pull into the parking lot.  We also welcome part time campers. We work with families to make last minute changes and issue credits.  Most camps do not allow this flexibility. One change we have to make this summer is with registration. Campers must be registered by 12noon on the Thursday before the week your child is going to attend camp.  This change applies to part time campers and families that register week by week.  Those who have already registered for the summer do not need to make any changes.  We need this lead time to assemble smaller groups and to notify families which group and location their child should report to.Smaller Groups – Campers will be divided into smaller groups this summer.  Campers and staff will stay with the same group from start to finish to the degree this is possible.  Siblings will be assigned to the same group (unless parents request otherwise) The smaller groups will look more like 12-15 kids with 2 counselors.  Face Masks – Campers and counselors will wear masks as in all situations as recommended by CDC. Disposable masks will be available when needed, but families should provide 2 clean masks each day for their child.  Masks need to be washed daily.Distancing – Each group will adhere to social distancing standards of 6 feet.  Face masks are not a replacement for distancing.  While we used to have 6 campers at a table working on an art or science project – this summer we’ll have 2 kids working at opposite ends of the tables.  At lunch, spots will be painted on the grass to remind kids what 6 feet is.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 by incorporating the use of tents.  In the past we’ve done art projects, presentations, movies inside – this summer we’ll be outside with those activities as much as possible.Drop Off & Pick Ups – If possible, families should have the same person do drop off and pick up each day – again to limit contacts.  Those doing drop off and pick ups must wear masks. Only one person at drop off and pick up.  If possible, older adults 65+ should not be tasked with drop off or pick up. You will be notified in advance of which group your camper is in and the location will be readily marked so you’ll know where to head. No one who is ill, has symptoms of COVID 19 or is self-quarantining due to close contact with a COVID 19 positive person can do drop off or pick up.  Parents will respect distancing with staff and other campers during all interactions.At Drop Off – Campers will report directly to the head counselor of their small group – Not the one point drop-off we’ve used in the past.  At check in – every camper will be screened for temperature, the adult dropping off the camper will be asked the same screening questions everyday – even if the camper has attended each day of camp.  If a camper has a temperature of 100.4 F or greater they will not be allowed at camp.  At Pick Up – One person will show up for pick up.  Information, unless urgent regarding the camper’s day will be communicated via phone or through email whenever possible.  Campers will be ready to go and pick up will be swift.  Hygiene – Campers will wash hands upon arrival at camp, before and after using the bathroom, before and after eating and throughout the day as deemed necessary.  Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout camp. Camp groups will be assigned a specific bathroom and will use that one exclusively. We ask that campers who have long hair have it up and away from their faces while at camp.Food – Camp will continue to participate in the Federal Summer Lunch Program supplying a morning snack and lunch.  If you prefer your child can pack a lunch, snacks & beverage.  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.  No food will be shared between campers and no birthday cakes or treats this summer.  Camp is Peanut and Treenut Free.  Please keep this in mind when packing your child's lunch.Cleaning – Our facilities have always been cleaned daily and often throughout the day and that will continue with disinfection of all common and frequently touched surfaces on a regular schedule throughout the day and as deemed necessary.  Equipment & Supplies – Toys and sports equipment will be cleaned after each round of play and before another group uses them.  We will not use sensory tables, soft stuffed animals or dress up clothes.  Each camper will have their own art supplies in a Ziploc bag with their name on it.  They will be the only ones that use them.Backpacks & Stuff – Camper’s backpacks and belongings will be stored in each small group’s classroom in each camper’s specific and labeled spot. Do not send more “stuff” than fits in your camper’s back pack.  At this point we don’t have word on being able to attend the pool.  If we do campers will need to bring a towel and swim suit.Sick Kids or Family – If a child, staff person or parent tests positive for COVID 19 then they will not be allowed at camp until they no longer test positive and have had no fever for 72 hours without fever reducing medications or for a minimum of 2 weeks, whichever is longer.  If there is a confirmed case of COVID 19 at camp families will be notified and the smaller group will close down and await guidance from the Department of Health and their tracing team before resuming.  New this year – each day at drop off families will need to provide the phone number of an adult that can pick up their child if the child becomes ill at camp.  This pick up needs to happen within 15 minutes – so parents working out of town will want to consider this before the start of camp.  A sick camper will be isolated immediately upon symptoms and a staffer will remain with them until they are picked up.Travelers- Campers from other states will be eligible to attend camp after they have been quarantined after entering VT for 14 days.  If a camper or staff member leaves the state for a visit or vacation, they will not be able to return to camp until they have been quarantined in VT for 14 days.  Staff – We’re happy to announce that Ben Lovelette has been named as Day Camp Director.  Ben is a 2020 Graduate of UVM and will be taking a position at St. Albans City School as a Math & Social Studies teacher.  Ben was on staff last year as a counselor.  He’s been working on adjustments to camp in light of COVID19 from the start with our Program Manager Andrew Gratton and myself.  All staff will be screened in the same manner as campers each morning and will adhere to the same protocol listed above for a sick camper. We’re also delighted that we have a high number of returning staff from last year with 7 new staffers joining us.  Even in light of everything going on – we plan to have a great summer!We reserve the right to make changes at any time – We have spent a great deal of time considering what changes need to happen to make our camp a fun and safe place to be.  We are prepared to adapt, alter or cancel camp at any time if state recommendations change.  As health guidelines change and risk decreases or increases if we need to make changes we will not hesitate to do so.  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.  That said, the precautions we’re taking will undoubtedly add a few minutes to your drop off time in the morning.  Please bear with us.  We’ll be in contact with families throughout the summer and please contact us anytime you have a question, concern or suggestion at 802-524-1500 x *266 or at k.viens@stalbansvt.comConclusion – (for now) This is by no means an exhaustive list. We have been meeting for weeks discussing activities, deciding what equipment we need to ad, organizing extensive trainings for staff and thinking outside the box.   As a staff we will continue to meet and make adjustments daily. The Vermont Department of Health has issued  revised Guidance for Childcare Programs, Summer Programs & Afterschool Programs in light of COVID 19.  We will strictly adhere to those requirements or exceed them.  We value the trust and confidence you place in us to provide a safe environment for your family and we’ll continue to be in touch. Contact the office at 524-1500 x *266, x *268 or the Recreation Cell phone at 309-1810THEMES FOR EACH WEEK WILL BE ADDED SOON-Week 1 - June 1st - June 5thWeek 2 - June 8th- June 12thWeek 3 - June 15th-June 19th Week 4 - June 22nd - 26th:  Week 5 - June 29th - July 3rd Week 6 - July 6th - 10thWeek 7 - July 13th - 17thWeek 8 - July 20th - 24thWeek 9 - July 27th - 31stWeek 10 - August 3rd - 7thWeek 11 - August 10th - 14thWeek 12 - August 17th - 21stPayment options: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. Autopay: 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 us at 802-309-1810
 
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Learn to Swim Level 3
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Learn to Swim Level 1
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Learn to Swim Level 2
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Learn to Swim Level 3
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Preschool Level 2
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Preschool Level 2
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Learn to Swim Level 3
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Preschool Level 1
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Preschool Level 3
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Learn to Swim Level 1
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Learn to Swim Level 2
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
Saturday June 27, 2020
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM    Culinary with Sarah Auer - Strawberry Jam making class
Sarah Auer is a certified Health Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She has a passion for preparing and preserving local, nutritious food. Her aspiration is to share her knowledge and love of healthy, nutrient dense food with others through classes and coaching.  All classes will feature local fresh produce whenever possible. Each registered person will participate in creating the recipes each class and will go home with directions and recipes to continue at home.Below is a wide selection of classes to choose from.  Choose one or all!Registration fee includes all materials, equipment and ingredients.Children ages 10 and up are welcome to participate in the class as long as they are accompanied by an adult.  Ages 16+ can attend on their own.Introduction to Yogurt Making - January 18th, 2020   2:00-4:00pmHomemade yogurt is cost effective and healthier than many varieties available at the store. In this class, participants will learn the health benefits of yogurt, techniques for makings yogurt at home and be given a variety of ways to incorporate it into their diet. Fermented Vegetables - February 8th, 2020  2:00-4:00pmFermentation is a simple, natural and traditional way of preserving food for long periods of time. Fermented vegetables have the added health benefit of probiotics that canned foods do not contain. Using cabbage and other fresh vegetables, you will learn the art and science behind successfully creating your own sauerkraut and kimchi to enjoy throughout the year. Each participant will take home samples and recipes. Homemade Bone Broths and Vegetable Stocks - February 29, 2020 10am-12noonLearn the art and health benefits of making your own beef bone broth and chicken or vegetable stock. Broths and stocks are versatile ingredients essential in the kitchen. The traditional method of using every part of the animal or leftover vegetable scraps to make a restorative and delicious product is simple and easy. This hands-on class will introduce you to the ingredients necessary and process used to create nourishing broths and stocks. Applesauce and Spiced Pear Butter - March 14, 2020  1:00-4:00pmHomemade applesauce is a wonderful way to capture and preserve the bounty of fall. In this class you will learn the art, safety measures, and science of canning by processing and preparing applesauce. Pears are another fall crop that we will use to make a unique Spiced Pear Butter. You will gain  the skill and confidence to make a variety of sauces to enjoy the bounty of fall throughout the year. Each participant will go home with a jar of each item and recipes. Pickled Beets & Dilled Carrots - April 4, 2020  1:00-4:00pm CANCELED Preserve the freshness of summer as you learn the art and science of canning. You will discover methods and safety measures to ensure a way to save summer's bounty all year long. In this class we will pickle beets and carrots. Each participant will go home with a jar of each type we prepare and recipes. Strawberry Jam Making Class - June 27, 2020  2:00-4:00pmCapture the taste of summer as you discover how to preserve strawberries by making and canning delicious jam. In this class you will learn how to make jam using a method that requires less sugar than traditional recipes. This healthier version captures the flavors and natural sugar of the berries. Each participant will take home 2 jars of jam and recipes.
 
Monday June 29, 2020
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM    Day Camp - For kids K-8th Grade -Summer 2020 - Summer Day Camp - Early Drop Off
St. Albans Recreation Day Camp Opening – Summer 2020 Information St.  Albans Recreation department is pleased to announce that we’ll be offering a fun and safe camp option for families this summer.  There will be changes made to camp just as there have been to day to day life everywhere.  Changes made to camp are in direct correlation with the recommendations issued by the State of Vermont Department of Health.  Our Camp will meet or exceed those expectations.  Our goal is to provide a fun experience for your child in a safe and healthy environment.  Here is some important information for families. Dates- June 1, 2020 – August 21, 2020 We’re starting camp 3 weeks early to help out families returning to work while school is out going from 9 weeks to 12 weeks available.Hours – 7:30am-4:30pm  Locations- Camp will be held in separate locations to allow the space required for healthy distancing.  One location will be at Barlow Street Community Center and the other will be St. Albans Town SchoolRegistration – St. Albans Recreation Department prides itself in being responsive to the needs of our families.  To that end we allow families to pick and choose days they’d like to attend throughout the summer and we allow online registration right up until the moment you pull into the parking lot.  We also welcome part time campers. We work with families to make last minute changes and issue credits.  Most camps do not allow this flexibility. One change we have to make this summer is with registration. Campers must be registered by 12noon on the Thursday before the week your child is going to attend camp.  This change applies to part time campers and families that register week by week.  Those who have already registered for the summer do not need to make any changes.  We need this lead time to assemble smaller groups and to notify families which group and location their child should report to.Smaller Groups – Campers will be divided into smaller groups this summer.  Campers and staff will stay with the same group from start to finish to the degree this is possible.  Siblings will be assigned to the same group (unless parents request otherwise) The smaller groups will look more like 12-15 kids with 2 counselors.  Face Masks – Campers and counselors will wear masks as in all situations as recommended by CDC. Disposable masks will be available when needed, but families should provide 2 clean masks each day for their child.  Masks need to be washed daily.Distancing – Each group will adhere to social distancing standards of 6 feet.  Face masks are not a replacement for distancing.  While we used to have 6 campers at a table working on an art or science project – this summer we’ll have 2 kids working at opposite ends of the tables.  At lunch, spots will be painted on the grass to remind kids what 6 feet is.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 by incorporating the use of tents.  In the past we’ve done art projects, presentations, movies inside – this summer we’ll be outside with those activities as much as possible.Drop Off & Pick Ups – If possible, families should have the same person do drop off and pick up each day – again to limit contacts.  Those doing drop off and pick ups must wear masks. Only one person at drop off and pick up.  If possible, older adults 65+ should not be tasked with drop off or pick up. You will be notified in advance of which group your camper is in and the location will be readily marked so you’ll know where to head. No one who is ill, has symptoms of COVID 19 or is self-quarantining due to close contact with a COVID 19 positive person can do drop off or pick up.  Parents will respect distancing with staff and other campers during all interactions.At Drop Off – Campers will report directly to the head counselor of their small group – Not the one point drop-off we’ve used in the past.  At check in – every camper will be screened for temperature, the adult dropping off the camper will be asked the same screening questions everyday – even if the camper has attended each day of camp.  If a camper has a temperature of 100.4 F or greater they will not be allowed at camp.  At Pick Up – One person will show up for pick up.  Information, unless urgent regarding the camper’s day will be communicated via phone or through email whenever possible.  Campers will be ready to go and pick up will be swift.  Hygiene – Campers will wash hands upon arrival at camp, before and after using the bathroom, before and after eating and throughout the day as deemed necessary.  Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout camp. Camp groups will be assigned a specific bathroom and will use that one exclusively. We ask that campers who have long hair have it up and away from their faces while at camp.Food – Camp will continue to participate in the Federal Summer Lunch Program supplying a morning snack and lunch.  If you prefer your child can pack a lunch, snacks & beverage.  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.  No food will be shared between campers and no birthday cakes or treats this summer.  Camp is Peanut and Treenut Free.  Please keep this in mind when packing your child's lunch.Cleaning – Our facilities have always been cleaned daily and often throughout the day and that will continue with disinfection of all common and frequently touched surfaces on a regular schedule throughout the day and as deemed necessary.  Equipment & Supplies – Toys and sports equipment will be cleaned after each round of play and before another group uses them.  We will not use sensory tables, soft stuffed animals or dress up clothes.  Each camper will have their own art supplies in a Ziploc bag with their name on it.  They will be the only ones that use them.Backpacks & Stuff – Camper’s backpacks and belongings will be stored in each small group’s classroom in each camper’s specific and labeled spot. Do not send more “stuff” than fits in your camper’s back pack.  At this point we don’t have word on being able to attend the pool.  If we do campers will need to bring a towel and swim suit.Sick Kids or Family – If a child, staff person or parent tests positive for COVID 19 then they will not be allowed at camp until they no longer test positive and have had no fever for 72 hours without fever reducing medications or for a minimum of 2 weeks, whichever is longer.  If there is a confirmed case of COVID 19 at camp families will be notified and the smaller group will close down and await guidance from the Department of Health and their tracing team before resuming.  New this year – each day at drop off families will need to provide the phone number of an adult that can pick up their child if the child becomes ill at camp.  This pick up needs to happen within 15 minutes – so parents working out of town will want to consider this before the start of camp.  A sick camper will be isolated immediately upon symptoms and a staffer will remain with them until they are picked up.Travelers- Campers from other states will be eligible to attend camp after they have been quarantined after entering VT for 14 days.  If a camper or staff member leaves the state for a visit or vacation, they will not be able to return to camp until they have been quarantined in VT for 14 days.  Staff – We’re happy to announce that Ben Lovelette has been named as Day Camp Director.  Ben is a 2020 Graduate of UVM and will be taking a position at St. Albans City School as a Math & Social Studies teacher.  Ben was on staff last year as a counselor.  He’s been working on adjustments to camp in light of COVID19 from the start with our Program Manager Andrew Gratton and myself.  All staff will be screened in the same manner as campers each morning and will adhere to the same protocol listed above for a sick camper. We’re also delighted that we have a high number of returning staff from last year with 7 new staffers joining us.  Even in light of everything going on – we plan to have a great summer!We reserve the right to make changes at any time – We have spent a great deal of time considering what changes need to happen to make our camp a fun and safe place to be.  We are prepared to adapt, alter or cancel camp at any time if state recommendations change.  As health guidelines change and risk decreases or increases if we need to make changes we will not hesitate to do so.  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.  That said, the precautions we’re taking will undoubtedly add a few minutes to your drop off time in the morning.  Please bear with us.  We’ll be in contact with families throughout the summer and please contact us anytime you have a question, concern or suggestion at 802-524-1500 x *266 or at k.viens@stalbansvt.comConclusion – (for now) This is by no means an exhaustive list. We have been meeting for weeks discussing activities, deciding what equipment we need to ad, organizing extensive trainings for staff and thinking outside the box.   As a staff we will continue to meet and make adjustments daily. The Vermont Department of Health has issued  revised Guidance for Childcare Programs, Summer Programs & Afterschool Programs in light of COVID 19.  We will strictly adhere to those requirements or exceed them.  We value the trust and confidence you place in us to provide a safe environment for your family and we’ll continue to be in touch. Contact the office at 524-1500 x *266, x *268 or the Recreation Cell phone at 309-1810THEMES FOR EACH WEEK WILL BE ADDED SOON-Week 1 - June 1st - June 5thWeek 2 - June 8th- June 12thWeek 3 - June 15th-June 19th Week 4 - June 22nd - 26th:  Week 5 - June 29th - July 3rd Week 6 - July 6th - 10thWeek 7 - July 13th - 17thWeek 8 - July 20th - 24thWeek 9 - July 27th - 31stWeek 10 - August 3rd - 7thWeek 11 - August 10th - 14thWeek 12 - August 17th - 21stPayment options: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. Autopay: 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 us at 802-309-1810
 
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM    Day Camp - For kids K-8th Grade -Summer 2020 - Summer Day Camp 2020
St. Albans Recreation Day Camp Opening – Summer 2020 Information St.  Albans Recreation department is pleased to announce that we’ll be offering a fun and safe camp option for families this summer.  There will be changes made to camp just as there have been to day to day life everywhere.  Changes made to camp are in direct correlation with the recommendations issued by the State of Vermont Department of Health.  Our Camp will meet or exceed those expectations.  Our goal is to provide a fun experience for your child in a safe and healthy environment.  Here is some important information for families. Dates- June 1, 2020 – August 21, 2020 We’re starting camp 3 weeks early to help out families returning to work while school is out going from 9 weeks to 12 weeks available.Hours – 7:30am-4:30pm  Locations- Camp will be held in separate locations to allow the space required for healthy distancing.  One location will be at Barlow Street Community Center and the other will be St. Albans Town SchoolRegistration – St. Albans Recreation Department prides itself in being responsive to the needs of our families.  To that end we allow families to pick and choose days they’d like to attend throughout the summer and we allow online registration right up until the moment you pull into the parking lot.  We also welcome part time campers. We work with families to make last minute changes and issue credits.  Most camps do not allow this flexibility. One change we have to make this summer is with registration. Campers must be registered by 12noon on the Thursday before the week your child is going to attend camp.  This change applies to part time campers and families that register week by week.  Those who have already registered for the summer do not need to make any changes.  We need this lead time to assemble smaller groups and to notify families which group and location their child should report to.Smaller Groups – Campers will be divided into smaller groups this summer.  Campers and staff will stay with the same group from start to finish to the degree this is possible.  Siblings will be assigned to the same group (unless parents request otherwise) The smaller groups will look more like 12-15 kids with 2 counselors.  Face Masks – Campers and counselors will wear masks as in all situations as recommended by CDC. Disposable masks will be available when needed, but families should provide 2 clean masks each day for their child.  Masks need to be washed daily.Distancing – Each group will adhere to social distancing standards of 6 feet.  Face masks are not a replacement for distancing.  While we used to have 6 campers at a table working on an art or science project – this summer we’ll have 2 kids working at opposite ends of the tables.  At lunch, spots will be painted on the grass to remind kids what 6 feet is.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 by incorporating the use of tents.  In the past we’ve done art projects, presentations, movies inside – this summer we’ll be outside with those activities as much as possible.Drop Off & Pick Ups – If possible, families should have the same person do drop off and pick up each day – again to limit contacts.  Those doing drop off and pick ups must wear masks. Only one person at drop off and pick up.  If possible, older adults 65+ should not be tasked with drop off or pick up. You will be notified in advance of which group your camper is in and the location will be readily marked so you’ll know where to head. No one who is ill, has symptoms of COVID 19 or is self-quarantining due to close contact with a COVID 19 positive person can do drop off or pick up.  Parents will respect distancing with staff and other campers during all interactions.At Drop Off – Campers will report directly to the head counselor of their small group – Not the one point drop-off we’ve used in the past.  At check in – every camper will be screened for temperature, the adult dropping off the camper will be asked the same screening questions everyday – even if the camper has attended each day of camp.  If a camper has a temperature of 100.4 F or greater they will not be allowed at camp.  At Pick Up – One person will show up for pick up.  Information, unless urgent regarding the camper’s day will be communicated via phone or through email whenever possible.  Campers will be ready to go and pick up will be swift.  Hygiene – Campers will wash hands upon arrival at camp, before and after using the bathroom, before and after eating and throughout the day as deemed necessary.  Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout camp. Camp groups will be assigned a specific bathroom and will use that one exclusively. We ask that campers who have long hair have it up and away from their faces while at camp.Food – Camp will continue to participate in the Federal Summer Lunch Program supplying a morning snack and lunch.  If you prefer your child can pack a lunch, snacks & beverage.  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.  No food will be shared between campers and no birthday cakes or treats this summer.  Camp is Peanut and Treenut Free.  Please keep this in mind when packing your child's lunch.Cleaning – Our facilities have always been cleaned daily and often throughout the day and that will continue with disinfection of all common and frequently touched surfaces on a regular schedule throughout the day and as deemed necessary.  Equipment & Supplies – Toys and sports equipment will be cleaned after each round of play and before another group uses them.  We will not use sensory tables, soft stuffed animals or dress up clothes.  Each camper will have their own art supplies in a Ziploc bag with their name on it.  They will be the only ones that use them.Backpacks & Stuff – Camper’s backpacks and belongings will be stored in each small group’s classroom in each camper’s specific and labeled spot. Do not send more “stuff” than fits in your camper’s back pack.  At this point we don’t have word on being able to attend the pool.  If we do campers will need to bring a towel and swim suit.Sick Kids or Family – If a child, staff person or parent tests positive for COVID 19 then they will not be allowed at camp until they no longer test positive and have had no fever for 72 hours without fever reducing medications or for a minimum of 2 weeks, whichever is longer.  If there is a confirmed case of COVID 19 at camp families will be notified and the smaller group will close down and await guidance from the Department of Health and their tracing team before resuming.  New this year – each day at drop off families will need to provide the phone number of an adult that can pick up their child if the child becomes ill at camp.  This pick up needs to happen within 15 minutes – so parents working out of town will want to consider this before the start of camp.  A sick camper will be isolated immediately upon symptoms and a staffer will remain with them until they are picked up.Travelers- Campers from other states will be eligible to attend camp after they have been quarantined after entering VT for 14 days.  If a camper or staff member leaves the state for a visit or vacation, they will not be able to return to camp until they have been quarantined in VT for 14 days.  Staff – We’re happy to announce that Ben Lovelette has been named as Day Camp Director.  Ben is a 2020 Graduate of UVM and will be taking a position at St. Albans City School as a Math & Social Studies teacher.  Ben was on staff last year as a counselor.  He’s been working on adjustments to camp in light of COVID19 from the start with our Program Manager Andrew Gratton and myself.  All staff will be screened in the same manner as campers each morning and will adhere to the same protocol listed above for a sick camper. We’re also delighted that we have a high number of returning staff from last year with 7 new staffers joining us.  Even in light of everything going on – we plan to have a great summer!We reserve the right to make changes at any time – We have spent a great deal of time considering what changes need to happen to make our camp a fun and safe place to be.  We are prepared to adapt, alter or cancel camp at any time if state recommendations change.  As health guidelines change and risk decreases or increases if we need to make changes we will not hesitate to do so.  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.  That said, the precautions we’re taking will undoubtedly add a few minutes to your drop off time in the morning.  Please bear with us.  We’ll be in contact with families throughout the summer and please contact us anytime you have a question, concern or suggestion at 802-524-1500 x *266 or at k.viens@stalbansvt.comConclusion – (for now) This is by no means an exhaustive list. We have been meeting for weeks discussing activities, deciding what equipment we need to ad, organizing extensive trainings for staff and thinking outside the box.   As a staff we will continue to meet and make adjustments daily. The Vermont Department of Health has issued  revised Guidance for Childcare Programs, Summer Programs & Afterschool Programs in light of COVID 19.  We will strictly adhere to those requirements or exceed them.  We value the trust and confidence you place in us to provide a safe environment for your family and we’ll continue to be in touch. Contact the office at 524-1500 x *266, x *268 or the Recreation Cell phone at 309-1810THEMES FOR EACH WEEK WILL BE ADDED SOON-Week 1 - June 1st - June 5thWeek 2 - June 8th- June 12thWeek 3 - June 15th-June 19th Week 4 - June 22nd - 26th:  Week 5 - June 29th - July 3rd Week 6 - July 6th - 10thWeek 7 - July 13th - 17thWeek 8 - July 20th - 24thWeek 9 - July 27th - 31stWeek 10 - August 3rd - 7thWeek 11 - August 10th - 14thWeek 12 - August 17th - 21stPayment options: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. Autopay: 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 us at 802-309-1810
 
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Learn to Swim Level 2
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Learn to Swim Level 3
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Parent and Child
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Preschool Level 2
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Preschool Level 3
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Learn to Swim Level 4
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Learn to Swim Level 1
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Learn to Swim Level 3
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Preschool Level 2
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Preschool Level 3
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Learn to Swim Level 5
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Learn to Swim Level 2
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Preschool Level 1
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Learn to Swim Level 4
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Learn to Swim Level 6
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Learn to Swim Level 1
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Learn to Swim Level 3
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Preschool Level 1
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Preschool Level 2
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM    Day Camp - For kids K-8th Grade -Summer 2020 - Summer Day Camp - Late Pick Up
St. Albans Recreation Day Camp Opening – Summer 2020 Information St.  Albans Recreation department is pleased to announce that we’ll be offering a fun and safe camp option for families this summer.  There will be changes made to camp just as there have been to day to day life everywhere.  Changes made to camp are in direct correlation with the recommendations issued by the State of Vermont Department of Health.  Our Camp will meet or exceed those expectations.  Our goal is to provide a fun experience for your child in a safe and healthy environment.  Here is some important information for families. Dates- June 1, 2020 – August 21, 2020 We’re starting camp 3 weeks early to help out families returning to work while school is out going from 9 weeks to 12 weeks available.Hours – 7:30am-4:30pm  Locations- Camp will be held in separate locations to allow the space required for healthy distancing.  One location will be at Barlow Street Community Center and the other will be St. Albans Town SchoolRegistration – St. Albans Recreation Department prides itself in being responsive to the needs of our families.  To that end we allow families to pick and choose days they’d like to attend throughout the summer and we allow online registration right up until the moment you pull into the parking lot.  We also welcome part time campers. We work with families to make last minute changes and issue credits.  Most camps do not allow this flexibility. One change we have to make this summer is with registration. Campers must be registered by 12noon on the Thursday before the week your child is going to attend camp.  This change applies to part time campers and families that register week by week.  Those who have already registered for the summer do not need to make any changes.  We need this lead time to assemble smaller groups and to notify families which group and location their child should report to.Smaller Groups – Campers will be divided into smaller groups this summer.  Campers and staff will stay with the same group from start to finish to the degree this is possible.  Siblings will be assigned to the same group (unless parents request otherwise) The smaller groups will look more like 12-15 kids with 2 counselors.  Face Masks – Campers and counselors will wear masks as in all situations as recommended by CDC. Disposable masks will be available when needed, but families should provide 2 clean masks each day for their child.  Masks need to be washed daily.Distancing – Each group will adhere to social distancing standards of 6 feet.  Face masks are not a replacement for distancing.  While we used to have 6 campers at a table working on an art or science project – this summer we’ll have 2 kids working at opposite ends of the tables.  At lunch, spots will be painted on the grass to remind kids what 6 feet is.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 by incorporating the use of tents.  In the past we’ve done art projects, presentations, movies inside – this summer we’ll be outside with those activities as much as possible.Drop Off & Pick Ups – If possible, families should have the same person do drop off and pick up each day – again to limit contacts.  Those doing drop off and pick ups must wear masks. Only one person at drop off and pick up.  If possible, older adults 65+ should not be tasked with drop off or pick up. You will be notified in advance of which group your camper is in and the location will be readily marked so you’ll know where to head. No one who is ill, has symptoms of COVID 19 or is self-quarantining due to close contact with a COVID 19 positive person can do drop off or pick up.  Parents will respect distancing with staff and other campers during all interactions.At Drop Off – Campers will report directly to the head counselor of their small group – Not the one point drop-off we’ve used in the past.  At check in – every camper will be screened for temperature, the adult dropping off the camper will be asked the same screening questions everyday – even if the camper has attended each day of camp.  If a camper has a temperature of 100.4 F or greater they will not be allowed at camp.  At Pick Up – One person will show up for pick up.  Information, unless urgent regarding the camper’s day will be communicated via phone or through email whenever possible.  Campers will be ready to go and pick up will be swift.  Hygiene – Campers will wash hands upon arrival at camp, before and after using the bathroom, before and after eating and throughout the day as deemed necessary.  Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout camp. Camp groups will be assigned a specific bathroom and will use that one exclusively. We ask that campers who have long hair have it up and away from their faces while at camp.Food – Camp will continue to participate in the Federal Summer Lunch Program supplying a morning snack and lunch.  If you prefer your child can pack a lunch, snacks & beverage.  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.  No food will be shared between campers and no birthday cakes or treats this summer.  Camp is Peanut and Treenut Free.  Please keep this in mind when packing your child's lunch.Cleaning – Our facilities have always been cleaned daily and often throughout the day and that will continue with disinfection of all common and frequently touched surfaces on a regular schedule throughout the day and as deemed necessary.  Equipment & Supplies – Toys and sports equipment will be cleaned after each round of play and before another group uses them.  We will not use sensory tables, soft stuffed animals or dress up clothes.  Each camper will have their own art supplies in a Ziploc bag with their name on it.  They will be the only ones that use them.Backpacks & Stuff – Camper’s backpacks and belongings will be stored in each small group’s classroom in each camper’s specific and labeled spot. Do not send more “stuff” than fits in your camper’s back pack.  At this point we don’t have word on being able to attend the pool.  If we do campers will need to bring a towel and swim suit.Sick Kids or Family – If a child, staff person or parent tests positive for COVID 19 then they will not be allowed at camp until they no longer test positive and have had no fever for 72 hours without fever reducing medications or for a minimum of 2 weeks, whichever is longer.  If there is a confirmed case of COVID 19 at camp families will be notified and the smaller group will close down and await guidance from the Department of Health and their tracing team before resuming.  New this year – each day at drop off families will need to provide the phone number of an adult that can pick up their child if the child becomes ill at camp.  This pick up needs to happen within 15 minutes – so parents working out of town will want to consider this before the start of camp.  A sick camper will be isolated immediately upon symptoms and a staffer will remain with them until they are picked up.Travelers- Campers from other states will be eligible to attend camp after they have been quarantined after entering VT for 14 days.  If a camper or staff member leaves the state for a visit or vacation, they will not be able to return to camp until they have been quarantined in VT for 14 days.  Staff – We’re happy to announce that Ben Lovelette has been named as Day Camp Director.  Ben is a 2020 Graduate of UVM and will be taking a position at St. Albans City School as a Math & Social Studies teacher.  Ben was on staff last year as a counselor.  He’s been working on adjustments to camp in light of COVID19 from the start with our Program Manager Andrew Gratton and myself.  All staff will be screened in the same manner as campers each morning and will adhere to the same protocol listed above for a sick camper. We’re also delighted that we have a high number of returning staff from last year with 7 new staffers joining us.  Even in light of everything going on – we plan to have a great summer!We reserve the right to make changes at any time – We have spent a great deal of time considering what changes need to happen to make our camp a fun and safe place to be.  We are prepared to adapt, alter or cancel camp at any time if state recommendations change.  As health guidelines change and risk decreases or increases if we need to make changes we will not hesitate to do so.  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.  That said, the precautions we’re taking will undoubtedly add a few minutes to your drop off time in the morning.  Please bear with us.  We’ll be in contact with families throughout the summer and please contact us anytime you have a question, concern or suggestion at 802-524-1500 x *266 or at k.viens@stalbansvt.comConclusion – (for now) This is by no means an exhaustive list. We have been meeting for weeks discussing activities, deciding what equipment we need to ad, organizing extensive trainings for staff and thinking outside the box.   As a staff we will continue to meet and make adjustments daily. The Vermont Department of Health has issued  revised Guidance for Childcare Programs, Summer Programs & Afterschool Programs in light of COVID 19.  We will strictly adhere to those requirements or exceed them.  We value the trust and confidence you place in us to provide a safe environment for your family and we’ll continue to be in touch. Contact the office at 524-1500 x *266, x *268 or the Recreation Cell phone at 309-1810THEMES FOR EACH WEEK WILL BE ADDED SOON-Week 1 - June 1st - June 5thWeek 2 - June 8th- June 12thWeek 3 - June 15th-June 19th Week 4 - June 22nd - 26th:  Week 5 - June 29th - July 3rd Week 6 - July 6th - 10thWeek 7 - July 13th - 17thWeek 8 - July 20th - 24thWeek 9 - July 27th - 31stWeek 10 - August 3rd - 7thWeek 11 - August 10th - 14thWeek 12 - August 17th - 21stPayment options: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. Autopay: 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 us at 802-309-1810
 
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Learn to Swim Level 3
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Learn to Swim Level 1
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Learn to Swim Level 2
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Learn to Swim Level 3
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Preschool Level 2
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Preschool Level 2
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Learn to Swim Level 3
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Preschool Level 1
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Preschool Level 3
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Learn to Swim Level 1
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Learn to Swim Level 2
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
Tuesday June 30, 2020
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM    Day Camp - For kids K-8th Grade -Summer 2020 - Summer Day Camp - Early Drop Off
St. Albans Recreation Day Camp Opening – Summer 2020 Information St.  Albans Recreation department is pleased to announce that we’ll be offering a fun and safe camp option for families this summer.  There will be changes made to camp just as there have been to day to day life everywhere.  Changes made to camp are in direct correlation with the recommendations issued by the State of Vermont Department of Health.  Our Camp will meet or exceed those expectations.  Our goal is to provide a fun experience for your child in a safe and healthy environment.  Here is some important information for families. Dates- June 1, 2020 – August 21, 2020 We’re starting camp 3 weeks early to help out families returning to work while school is out going from 9 weeks to 12 weeks available.Hours – 7:30am-4:30pm  Locations- Camp will be held in separate locations to allow the space required for healthy distancing.  One location will be at Barlow Street Community Center and the other will be St. Albans Town SchoolRegistration – St. Albans Recreation Department prides itself in being responsive to the needs of our families.  To that end we allow families to pick and choose days they’d like to attend throughout the summer and we allow online registration right up until the moment you pull into the parking lot.  We also welcome part time campers. We work with families to make last minute changes and issue credits.  Most camps do not allow this flexibility. One change we have to make this summer is with registration. Campers must be registered by 12noon on the Thursday before the week your child is going to attend camp.  This change applies to part time campers and families that register week by week.  Those who have already registered for the summer do not need to make any changes.  We need this lead time to assemble smaller groups and to notify families which group and location their child should report to.Smaller Groups – Campers will be divided into smaller groups this summer.  Campers and staff will stay with the same group from start to finish to the degree this is possible.  Siblings will be assigned to the same group (unless parents request otherwise) The smaller groups will look more like 12-15 kids with 2 counselors.  Face Masks – Campers and counselors will wear masks as in all situations as recommended by CDC. Disposable masks will be available when needed, but families should provide 2 clean masks each day for their child.  Masks need to be washed daily.Distancing – Each group will adhere to social distancing standards of 6 feet.  Face masks are not a replacement for distancing.  While we used to have 6 campers at a table working on an art or science project – this summer we’ll have 2 kids working at opposite ends of the tables.  At lunch, spots will be painted on the grass to remind kids what 6 feet is.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 by incorporating the use of tents.  In the past we’ve done art projects, presentations, movies inside – this summer we’ll be outside with those activities as much as possible.Drop Off & Pick Ups – If possible, families should have the same person do drop off and pick up each day – again to limit contacts.  Those doing drop off and pick ups must wear masks. Only one person at drop off and pick up.  If possible, older adults 65+ should not be tasked with drop off or pick up. You will be notified in advance of which group your camper is in and the location will be readily marked so you’ll know where to head. No one who is ill, has symptoms of COVID 19 or is self-quarantining due to close contact with a COVID 19 positive person can do drop off or pick up.  Parents will respect distancing with staff and other campers during all interactions.At Drop Off – Campers will report directly to the head counselor of their small group – Not the one point drop-off we’ve used in the past.  At check in – every camper will be screened for temperature, the adult dropping off the camper will be asked the same screening questions everyday – even if the camper has attended each day of camp.  If a camper has a temperature of 100.4 F or greater they will not be allowed at camp.  At Pick Up – One person will show up for pick up.  Information, unless urgent regarding the camper’s day will be communicated via phone or through email whenever possible.  Campers will be ready to go and pick up will be swift.  Hygiene – Campers will wash hands upon arrival at camp, before and after using the bathroom, before and after eating and throughout the day as deemed necessary.  Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout camp. Camp groups will be assigned a specific bathroom and will use that one exclusively. We ask that campers who have long hair have it up and away from their faces while at camp.Food – Camp will continue to participate in the Federal Summer Lunch Program supplying a morning snack and lunch.  If you prefer your child can pack a lunch, snacks & beverage.  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.  No food will be shared between campers and no birthday cakes or treats this summer.  Camp is Peanut and Treenut Free.  Please keep this in mind when packing your child's lunch.Cleaning – Our facilities have always been cleaned daily and often throughout the day and that will continue with disinfection of all common and frequently touched surfaces on a regular schedule throughout the day and as deemed necessary.  Equipment & Supplies – Toys and sports equipment will be cleaned after each round of play and before another group uses them.  We will not use sensory tables, soft stuffed animals or dress up clothes.  Each camper will have their own art supplies in a Ziploc bag with their name on it.  They will be the only ones that use them.Backpacks & Stuff – Camper’s backpacks and belongings will be stored in each small group’s classroom in each camper’s specific and labeled spot. Do not send more “stuff” than fits in your camper’s back pack.  At this point we don’t have word on being able to attend the pool.  If we do campers will need to bring a towel and swim suit.Sick Kids or Family – If a child, staff person or parent tests positive for COVID 19 then they will not be allowed at camp until they no longer test positive and have had no fever for 72 hours without fever reducing medications or for a minimum of 2 weeks, whichever is longer.  If there is a confirmed case of COVID 19 at camp families will be notified and the smaller group will close down and await guidance from the Department of Health and their tracing team before resuming.  New this year – each day at drop off families will need to provide the phone number of an adult that can pick up their child if the child becomes ill at camp.  This pick up needs to happen within 15 minutes – so parents working out of town will want to consider this before the start of camp.  A sick camper will be isolated immediately upon symptoms and a staffer will remain with them until they are picked up.Travelers- Campers from other states will be eligible to attend camp after they have been quarantined after entering VT for 14 days.  If a camper or staff member leaves the state for a visit or vacation, they will not be able to return to camp until they have been quarantined in VT for 14 days.  Staff – We’re happy to announce that Ben Lovelette has been named as Day Camp Director.  Ben is a 2020 Graduate of UVM and will be taking a position at St. Albans City School as a Math & Social Studies teacher.  Ben was on staff last year as a counselor.  He’s been working on adjustments to camp in light of COVID19 from the start with our Program Manager Andrew Gratton and myself.  All staff will be screened in the same manner as campers each morning and will adhere to the same protocol listed above for a sick camper. We’re also delighted that we have a high number of returning staff from last year with 7 new staffers joining us.  Even in light of everything going on – we plan to have a great summer!We reserve the right to make changes at any time – We have spent a great deal of time considering what changes need to happen to make our camp a fun and safe place to be.  We are prepared to adapt, alter or cancel camp at any time if state recommendations change.  As health guidelines change and risk decreases or increases if we need to make changes we will not hesitate to do so.  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.  That said, the precautions we’re taking will undoubtedly add a few minutes to your drop off time in the morning.  Please bear with us.  We’ll be in contact with families throughout the summer and please contact us anytime you have a question, concern or suggestion at 802-524-1500 x *266 or at k.viens@stalbansvt.comConclusion – (for now) This is by no means an exhaustive list. We have been meeting for weeks discussing activities, deciding what equipment we need to ad, organizing extensive trainings for staff and thinking outside the box.   As a staff we will continue to meet and make adjustments daily. The Vermont Department of Health has issued  revised Guidance for Childcare Programs, Summer Programs & Afterschool Programs in light of COVID 19.  We will strictly adhere to those requirements or exceed them.  We value the trust and confidence you place in us to provide a safe environment for your family and we’ll continue to be in touch. Contact the office at 524-1500 x *266, x *268 or the Recreation Cell phone at 309-1810THEMES FOR EACH WEEK WILL BE ADDED SOON-Week 1 - June 1st - June 5thWeek 2 - June 8th- June 12thWeek 3 - June 15th-June 19th Week 4 - June 22nd - 26th:  Week 5 - June 29th - July 3rd Week 6 - July 6th - 10thWeek 7 - July 13th - 17thWeek 8 - July 20th - 24thWeek 9 - July 27th - 31stWeek 10 - August 3rd - 7thWeek 11 - August 10th - 14thWeek 12 - August 17th - 21stPayment options: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. Autopay: 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 us at 802-309-1810
 
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM    Day Camp - For kids K-8th Grade -Summer 2020 - Summer Day Camp 2020
St. Albans Recreation Day Camp Opening – Summer 2020 Information St.  Albans Recreation department is pleased to announce that we’ll be offering a fun and safe camp option for families this summer.  There will be changes made to camp just as there have been to day to day life everywhere.  Changes made to camp are in direct correlation with the recommendations issued by the State of Vermont Department of Health.  Our Camp will meet or exceed those expectations.  Our goal is to provide a fun experience for your child in a safe and healthy environment.  Here is some important information for families. Dates- June 1, 2020 – August 21, 2020 We’re starting camp 3 weeks early to help out families returning to work while school is out going from 9 weeks to 12 weeks available.Hours – 7:30am-4:30pm  Locations- Camp will be held in separate locations to allow the space required for healthy distancing.  One location will be at Barlow Street Community Center and the other will be St. Albans Town SchoolRegistration – St. Albans Recreation Department prides itself in being responsive to the needs of our families.  To that end we allow families to pick and choose days they’d like to attend throughout the summer and we allow online registration right up until the moment you pull into the parking lot.  We also welcome part time campers. We work with families to make last minute changes and issue credits.  Most camps do not allow this flexibility. One change we have to make this summer is with registration. Campers must be registered by 12noon on the Thursday before the week your child is going to attend camp.  This change applies to part time campers and families that register week by week.  Those who have already registered for the summer do not need to make any changes.  We need this lead time to assemble smaller groups and to notify families which group and location their child should report to.Smaller Groups – Campers will be divided into smaller groups this summer.  Campers and staff will stay with the same group from start to finish to the degree this is possible.  Siblings will be assigned to the same group (unless parents request otherwise) The smaller groups will look more like 12-15 kids with 2 counselors.  Face Masks – Campers and counselors will wear masks as in all situations as recommended by CDC. Disposable masks will be available when needed, but families should provide 2 clean masks each day for their child.  Masks need to be washed daily.Distancing – Each group will adhere to social distancing standards of 6 feet.  Face masks are not a replacement for distancing.  While we used to have 6 campers at a table working on an art or science project – this summer we’ll have 2 kids working at opposite ends of the tables.  At lunch, spots will be painted on the grass to remind kids what 6 feet is.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 by incorporating the use of tents.  In the past we’ve done art projects, presentations, movies inside – this summer we’ll be outside with those activities as much as possible.Drop Off & Pick Ups – If possible, families should have the same person do drop off and pick up each day – again to limit contacts.  Those doing drop off and pick ups must wear masks. Only one person at drop off and pick up.  If possible, older adults 65+ should not be tasked with drop off or pick up. You will be notified in advance of which group your camper is in and the location will be readily marked so you’ll know where to head. No one who is ill, has symptoms of COVID 19 or is self-quarantining due to close contact with a COVID 19 positive person can do drop off or pick up.  Parents will respect distancing with staff and other campers during all interactions.At Drop Off – Campers will report directly to the head counselor of their small group – Not the one point drop-off we’ve used in the past.  At check in – every camper will be screened for temperature, the adult dropping off the camper will be asked the same screening questions everyday – even if the camper has attended each day of camp.  If a camper has a temperature of 100.4 F or greater they will not be allowed at camp.  At Pick Up – One person will show up for pick up.  Information, unless urgent regarding the camper’s day will be communicated via phone or through email whenever possible.  Campers will be ready to go and pick up will be swift.  Hygiene – Campers will wash hands upon arrival at camp, before and after using the bathroom, before and after eating and throughout the day as deemed necessary.  Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout camp. Camp groups will be assigned a specific bathroom and will use that one exclusively. We ask that campers who have long hair have it up and away from their faces while at camp.Food – Camp will continue to participate in the Federal Summer Lunch Program supplying a morning snack and lunch.  If you prefer your child can pack a lunch, snacks & beverage.  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.  No food will be shared between campers and no birthday cakes or treats this summer.  Camp is Peanut and Treenut Free.  Please keep this in mind when packing your child's lunch.Cleaning – Our facilities have always been cleaned daily and often throughout the day and that will continue with disinfection of all common and frequently touched surfaces on a regular schedule throughout the day and as deemed necessary.  Equipment & Supplies – Toys and sports equipment will be cleaned after each round of play and before another group uses them.  We will not use sensory tables, soft stuffed animals or dress up clothes.  Each camper will have their own art supplies in a Ziploc bag with their name on it.  They will be the only ones that use them.Backpacks & Stuff – Camper’s backpacks and belongings will be stored in each small group’s classroom in each camper’s specific and labeled spot. Do not send more “stuff” than fits in your camper’s back pack.  At this point we don’t have word on being able to attend the pool.  If we do campers will need to bring a towel and swim suit.Sick Kids or Family – If a child, staff person or parent tests positive for COVID 19 then they will not be allowed at camp until they no longer test positive and have had no fever for 72 hours without fever reducing medications or for a minimum of 2 weeks, whichever is longer.  If there is a confirmed case of COVID 19 at camp families will be notified and the smaller group will close down and await guidance from the Department of Health and their tracing team before resuming.  New this year – each day at drop off families will need to provide the phone number of an adult that can pick up their child if the child becomes ill at camp.  This pick up needs to happen within 15 minutes – so parents working out of town will want to consider this before the start of camp.  A sick camper will be isolated immediately upon symptoms and a staffer will remain with them until they are picked up.Travelers- Campers from other states will be eligible to attend camp after they have been quarantined after entering VT for 14 days.  If a camper or staff member leaves the state for a visit or vacation, they will not be able to return to camp until they have been quarantined in VT for 14 days.  Staff – We’re happy to announce that Ben Lovelette has been named as Day Camp Director.  Ben is a 2020 Graduate of UVM and will be taking a position at St. Albans City School as a Math & Social Studies teacher.  Ben was on staff last year as a counselor.  He’s been working on adjustments to camp in light of COVID19 from the start with our Program Manager Andrew Gratton and myself.  All staff will be screened in the same manner as campers each morning and will adhere to the same protocol listed above for a sick camper. We’re also delighted that we have a high number of returning staff from last year with 7 new staffers joining us.  Even in light of everything going on – we plan to have a great summer!We reserve the right to make changes at any time – We have spent a great deal of time considering what changes need to happen to make our camp a fun and safe place to be.  We are prepared to adapt, alter or cancel camp at any time if state recommendations change.  As health guidelines change and risk decreases or increases if we need to make changes we will not hesitate to do so.  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.  That said, the precautions we’re taking will undoubtedly add a few minutes to your drop off time in the morning.  Please bear with us.  We’ll be in contact with families throughout the summer and please contact us anytime you have a question, concern or suggestion at 802-524-1500 x *266 or at k.viens@stalbansvt.comConclusion – (for now) This is by no means an exhaustive list. We have been meeting for weeks discussing activities, deciding what equipment we need to ad, organizing extensive trainings for staff and thinking outside the box.   As a staff we will continue to meet and make adjustments daily. The Vermont Department of Health has issued  revised Guidance for Childcare Programs, Summer Programs & Afterschool Programs in light of COVID 19.  We will strictly adhere to those requirements or exceed them.  We value the trust and confidence you place in us to provide a safe environment for your family and we’ll continue to be in touch. Contact the office at 524-1500 x *266, x *268 or the Recreation Cell phone at 309-1810THEMES FOR EACH WEEK WILL BE ADDED SOON-Week 1 - June 1st - June 5thWeek 2 - June 8th- June 12thWeek 3 - June 15th-June 19th Week 4 - June 22nd - 26th:  Week 5 - June 29th - July 3rd Week 6 - July 6th - 10thWeek 7 - July 13th - 17thWeek 8 - July 20th - 24thWeek 9 - July 27th - 31stWeek 10 - August 3rd - 7thWeek 11 - August 10th - 14thWeek 12 - August 17th - 21stPayment options: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. Autopay: 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 us at 802-309-1810
 
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Learn to Swim Level 2
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Learn to Swim Level 3
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Parent and Child
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Preschool Level 2
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Preschool Level 3
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Learn to Swim Level 4
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Learn to Swim Level 1
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Learn to Swim Level 3
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Preschool Level 2
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Preschool Level 3
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Learn to Swim Level 5
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Learn to Swim Level 2
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Preschool Level 1
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Learn to Swim Level 4
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Learn to Swim Level 6
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Learn to Swim Level 1
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Learn to Swim Level 3
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Preschool Level 1
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Preschool Level 2
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM    Day Camp - For kids K-8th Grade -Summer 2020 - Summer Day Camp - Late Pick Up
St. Albans Recreation Day Camp Opening – Summer 2020 Information St.  Albans Recreation department is pleased to announce that we’ll be offering a fun and safe camp option for families this summer.  There will be changes made to camp just as there have been to day to day life everywhere.  Changes made to camp are in direct correlation with the recommendations issued by the State of Vermont Department of Health.  Our Camp will meet or exceed those expectations.  Our goal is to provide a fun experience for your child in a safe and healthy environment.  Here is some important information for families. Dates- June 1, 2020 – August 21, 2020 We’re starting camp 3 weeks early to help out families returning to work while school is out going from 9 weeks to 12 weeks available.Hours – 7:30am-4:30pm  Locations- Camp will be held in separate locations to allow the space required for healthy distancing.  One location will be at Barlow Street Community Center and the other will be St. Albans Town SchoolRegistration – St. Albans Recreation Department prides itself in being responsive to the needs of our families.  To that end we allow families to pick and choose days they’d like to attend throughout the summer and we allow online registration right up until the moment you pull into the parking lot.  We also welcome part time campers. We work with families to make last minute changes and issue credits.  Most camps do not allow this flexibility. One change we have to make this summer is with registration. Campers must be registered by 12noon on the Thursday before the week your child is going to attend camp.  This change applies to part time campers and families that register week by week.  Those who have already registered for the summer do not need to make any changes.  We need this lead time to assemble smaller groups and to notify families which group and location their child should report to.Smaller Groups – Campers will be divided into smaller groups this summer.  Campers and staff will stay with the same group from start to finish to the degree this is possible.  Siblings will be assigned to the same group (unless parents request otherwise) The smaller groups will look more like 12-15 kids with 2 counselors.  Face Masks – Campers and counselors will wear masks as in all situations as recommended by CDC. Disposable masks will be available when needed, but families should provide 2 clean masks each day for their child.  Masks need to be washed daily.Distancing – Each group will adhere to social distancing standards of 6 feet.  Face masks are not a replacement for distancing.  While we used to have 6 campers at a table working on an art or science project – this summer we’ll have 2 kids working at opposite ends of the tables.  At lunch, spots will be painted on the grass to remind kids what 6 feet is.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 by incorporating the use of tents.  In the past we’ve done art projects, presentations, movies inside – this summer we’ll be outside with those activities as much as possible.Drop Off & Pick Ups – If possible, families should have the same person do drop off and pick up each day – again to limit contacts.  Those doing drop off and pick ups must wear masks. Only one person at drop off and pick up.  If possible, older adults 65+ should not be tasked with drop off or pick up. You will be notified in advance of which group your camper is in and the location will be readily marked so you’ll know where to head. No one who is ill, has symptoms of COVID 19 or is self-quarantining due to close contact with a COVID 19 positive person can do drop off or pick up.  Parents will respect distancing with staff and other campers during all interactions.At Drop Off – Campers will report directly to the head counselor of their small group – Not the one point drop-off we’ve used in the past.  At check in – every camper will be screened for temperature, the adult dropping off the camper will be asked the same screening questions everyday – even if the camper has attended each day of camp.  If a camper has a temperature of 100.4 F or greater they will not be allowed at camp.  At Pick Up – One person will show up for pick up.  Information, unless urgent regarding the camper’s day will be communicated via phone or through email whenever possible.  Campers will be ready to go and pick up will be swift.  Hygiene – Campers will wash hands upon arrival at camp, before and after using the bathroom, before and after eating and throughout the day as deemed necessary.  Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout camp. Camp groups will be assigned a specific bathroom and will use that one exclusively. We ask that campers who have long hair have it up and away from their faces while at camp.Food – Camp will continue to participate in the Federal Summer Lunch Program supplying a morning snack and lunch.  If you prefer your child can pack a lunch, snacks & beverage.  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.  No food will be shared between campers and no birthday cakes or treats this summer.  Camp is Peanut and Treenut Free.  Please keep this in mind when packing your child's lunch.Cleaning – Our facilities have always been cleaned daily and often throughout the day and that will continue with disinfection of all common and frequently touched surfaces on a regular schedule throughout the day and as deemed necessary.  Equipment & Supplies – Toys and sports equipment will be cleaned after each round of play and before another group uses them.  We will not use sensory tables, soft stuffed animals or dress up clothes.  Each camper will have their own art supplies in a Ziploc bag with their name on it.  They will be the only ones that use them.Backpacks & Stuff – Camper’s backpacks and belongings will be stored in each small group’s classroom in each camper’s specific and labeled spot. Do not send more “stuff” than fits in your camper’s back pack.  At this point we don’t have word on being able to attend the pool.  If we do campers will need to bring a towel and swim suit.Sick Kids or Family – If a child, staff person or parent tests positive for COVID 19 then they will not be allowed at camp until they no longer test positive and have had no fever for 72 hours without fever reducing medications or for a minimum of 2 weeks, whichever is longer.  If there is a confirmed case of COVID 19 at camp families will be notified and the smaller group will close down and await guidance from the Department of Health and their tracing team before resuming.  New this year – each day at drop off families will need to provide the phone number of an adult that can pick up their child if the child becomes ill at camp.  This pick up needs to happen within 15 minutes – so parents working out of town will want to consider this before the start of camp.  A sick camper will be isolated immediately upon symptoms and a staffer will remain with them until they are picked up.Travelers- Campers from other states will be eligible to attend camp after they have been quarantined after entering VT for 14 days.  If a camper or staff member leaves the state for a visit or vacation, they will not be able to return to camp until they have been quarantined in VT for 14 days.  Staff – We’re happy to announce that Ben Lovelette has been named as Day Camp Director.  Ben is a 2020 Graduate of UVM and will be taking a position at St. Albans City School as a Math & Social Studies teacher.  Ben was on staff last year as a counselor.  He’s been working on adjustments to camp in light of COVID19 from the start with our Program Manager Andrew Gratton and myself.  All staff will be screened in the same manner as campers each morning and will adhere to the same protocol listed above for a sick camper. We’re also delighted that we have a high number of returning staff from last year with 7 new staffers joining us.  Even in light of everything going on – we plan to have a great summer!We reserve the right to make changes at any time – We have spent a great deal of time considering what changes need to happen to make our camp a fun and safe place to be.  We are prepared to adapt, alter or cancel camp at any time if state recommendations change.  As health guidelines change and risk decreases or increases if we need to make changes we will not hesitate to do so.  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.  That said, the precautions we’re taking will undoubtedly add a few minutes to your drop off time in the morning.  Please bear with us.  We’ll be in contact with families throughout the summer and please contact us anytime you have a question, concern or suggestion at 802-524-1500 x *266 or at k.viens@stalbansvt.comConclusion – (for now) This is by no means an exhaustive list. We have been meeting for weeks discussing activities, deciding what equipment we need to ad, organizing extensive trainings for staff and thinking outside the box.   As a staff we will continue to meet and make adjustments daily. The Vermont Department of Health has issued  revised Guidance for Childcare Programs, Summer Programs & Afterschool Programs in light of COVID 19.  We will strictly adhere to those requirements or exceed them.  We value the trust and confidence you place in us to provide a safe environment for your family and we’ll continue to be in touch. Contact the office at 524-1500 x *266, x *268 or the Recreation Cell phone at 309-1810THEMES FOR EACH WEEK WILL BE ADDED SOON-Week 1 - June 1st - June 5thWeek 2 - June 8th- June 12thWeek 3 - June 15th-June 19th Week 4 - June 22nd - 26th:  Week 5 - June 29th - July 3rd Week 6 - July 6th - 10thWeek 7 - July 13th - 17thWeek 8 - July 20th - 24thWeek 9 - July 27th - 31stWeek 10 - August 3rd - 7thWeek 11 - August 10th - 14thWeek 12 - August 17th - 21stPayment options: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. Autopay: 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 us at 802-309-1810
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Dog Classes with Deb Helfrich - Dog/Puppy Essentials (6 weeks)
Meet Your Instructor! Deb Helfrich, Gold Star Dog Training LLCEmail: deb@goldstardog.com All classes going forward (starting with the upcoming June session) we will allow only 1 person per dog.  Thank you for your cooperation. Deb is owner of Gold Star Dog Training LLC, based in Fairfax, Vermont. She enjoys working with dogs and their handlers to solve their challenges, build a healthy dog-handler relationship, and achieve their training goals. She is highly student-focused—adept at explaining concepts, helping every student feel successful, and creating training experiences that are meaningful and effective. Deb’s sense of humor, enthusiastic teaching style, and ability to work with a wide range of students are what clients seem to like about her.  Deb has been a therapy dog handler since 1996 and the volunteer Director of Training and Certification for Therapy Dogs of Vermont (TDV) since 2005. Deb also volunteers with rescues and other organizations as an advisor, training resource, and author.  Read more: www.goldstardog.com We've had inquiries about bringing children to the classes.  Due most importantly to liability and safety issues and secondly to space constraints, we CANNOT have children present at class. These training sessions are for adult participants and their dog only.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact Deb directly at 802-849-2363 or the Recreation Office at 524-1500 x *268. DOG/PUPPY ESSENTIALS: BASIC TRAINING AND SOCIAL SKILLSWe’re busy people.  We’ve got other priorities.*  Dog training can feel like One. More. Thing. But, you want a dog you can live with, be proud of, and about which others glowingly remark “What a great dog!” This class shows you how to have a happy, confident, well-behaved dog.  It consists of 3 important skills: practical straight-up obedience (don’t drag me down the street, come when I call, etc.), life skills (don’t jump on my friends, chill out, etc.), and understanding your dog’s body language. What you get: My simple 4-step approach for teaching your dog almost anything; course booklet and weekly training guides; force-free training; ongoing free email/phone support after the class ends; and a student-focused instructor with 20+ years’ experience teaching people and dogs.  And, we’re gonna get results while having  fun! So, to all those wiggly puppies and wonderful dogs out there: are you ready to earn your gold star (get it, Gold Star Dog Training)? *Course is also suitable for those who aren’t all that busy. BEYOND BASICS (Pre-requisite: Deb's BASIC dog class, or instructor approval)Time to take off the training wheels! This course takes your training to the next level. What's the next level? Well, that's the beauty of this class—you decide!! Like many exercise classes that show you various intensity levels of a given exercise, this course shows you various levels of each command or behavior. This permits "perfect fit" training for you and your dog! We teach and use an easy-to-apply, standardized approach to dog training and management that is designed to be useful no matter what level your dog is at with a given command or behavior. The course also continues to build a foundation of manners, training, and social skills. It’s perfect for adolescent and young adult dogs who need help weathering this “teenage” stage in a way that’s constructive and positive. NEW OFFERING - Therapy Dog Academy! (This course does not result in therapy dog certification, nor does it guarantee certification.) Requirements: There are particular requirements for this course; please review the policies for more details (link below). Pre-requisite: Participants and their dogs must have taken Gold Star Dog Training’s Essentials/Basic class. So, your dog wants to be a therapy dog?  Well, we’ve got a course for that!  This 6-week course gives dogs and handlers the necessary skills for taking a therapy dog test, working safely and effectively as a therapy dog team on duty, and developing a close working relationship with your dog. The course is suitable for those: working toward therapy dog certification; already working as a therapy dog team but wanting to develop new skills or hone existing ones; and looking for skills useful for working with his/her dog in public (e.g., in the workplace, for service dog training). Your instructor, Deb, has been a therapy dog handler since the mid-1990s, has had 6 therapy dog partners over the years, and has directed a large therapy dog certification and training program since 2005.  IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT ALL DOG CLASSES: Dogs do not attend the first class. Every dog owner must provide vaccination documentation (described in our policies). Please review all class policies/restrictions (regarding vaccinations, aggressive dogs in class, youth participants, guests, refunds) before registration. All participants must review policies HERE!  
 
7:15 PM - 8:15 PM    Dog Classes with Deb Helfrich - Therapy Dog Academy
Meet Your Instructor! Deb Helfrich, Gold Star Dog Training LLCEmail: deb@goldstardog.com All classes going forward (starting with the upcoming June session) we will allow only 1 person per dog.  Thank you for your cooperation. Deb is owner of Gold Star Dog Training LLC, based in Fairfax, Vermont. She enjoys working with dogs and their handlers to solve their challenges, build a healthy dog-handler relationship, and achieve their training goals. She is highly student-focused—adept at explaining concepts, helping every student feel successful, and creating training experiences that are meaningful and effective. Deb’s sense of humor, enthusiastic teaching style, and ability to work with a wide range of students are what clients seem to like about her.  Deb has been a therapy dog handler since 1996 and the volunteer Director of Training and Certification for Therapy Dogs of Vermont (TDV) since 2005. Deb also volunteers with rescues and other organizations as an advisor, training resource, and author.  Read more: www.goldstardog.com We've had inquiries about bringing children to the classes.  Due most importantly to liability and safety issues and secondly to space constraints, we CANNOT have children present at class. These training sessions are for adult participants and their dog only.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact Deb directly at 802-849-2363 or the Recreation Office at 524-1500 x *268. DOG/PUPPY ESSENTIALS: BASIC TRAINING AND SOCIAL SKILLSWe’re busy people.  We’ve got other priorities.*  Dog training can feel like One. More. Thing. But, you want a dog you can live with, be proud of, and about which others glowingly remark “What a great dog!” This class shows you how to have a happy, confident, well-behaved dog.  It consists of 3 important skills: practical straight-up obedience (don’t drag me down the street, come when I call, etc.), life skills (don’t jump on my friends, chill out, etc.), and understanding your dog’s body language. What you get: My simple 4-step approach for teaching your dog almost anything; course booklet and weekly training guides; force-free training; ongoing free email/phone support after the class ends; and a student-focused instructor with 20+ years’ experience teaching people and dogs.  And, we’re gonna get results while having  fun! So, to all those wiggly puppies and wonderful dogs out there: are you ready to earn your gold star (get it, Gold Star Dog Training)? *Course is also suitable for those who aren’t all that busy. BEYOND BASICS (Pre-requisite: Deb's BASIC dog class, or instructor approval)Time to take off the training wheels! This course takes your training to the next level. What's the next level? Well, that's the beauty of this class—you decide!! Like many exercise classes that show you various intensity levels of a given exercise, this course shows you various levels of each command or behavior. This permits "perfect fit" training for you and your dog! We teach and use an easy-to-apply, standardized approach to dog training and management that is designed to be useful no matter what level your dog is at with a given command or behavior. The course also continues to build a foundation of manners, training, and social skills. It’s perfect for adolescent and young adult dogs who need help weathering this “teenage” stage in a way that’s constructive and positive. NEW OFFERING - Therapy Dog Academy! (This course does not result in therapy dog certification, nor does it guarantee certification.) Requirements: There are particular requirements for this course; please review the policies for more details (link below). Pre-requisite: Participants and their dogs must have taken Gold Star Dog Training’s Essentials/Basic class. So, your dog wants to be a therapy dog?  Well, we’ve got a course for that!  This 6-week course gives dogs and handlers the necessary skills for taking a therapy dog test, working safely and effectively as a therapy dog team on duty, and developing a close working relationship with your dog. The course is suitable for those: working toward therapy dog certification; already working as a therapy dog team but wanting to develop new skills or hone existing ones; and looking for skills useful for working with his/her dog in public (e.g., in the workplace, for service dog training). Your instructor, Deb, has been a therapy dog handler since the mid-1990s, has had 6 therapy dog partners over the years, and has directed a large therapy dog certification and training program since 2005.  IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT ALL DOG CLASSES: Dogs do not attend the first class. Every dog owner must provide vaccination documentation (described in our policies). Please review all class policies/restrictions (regarding vaccinations, aggressive dogs in class, youth participants, guests, refunds) before registration. All participants must review policies HERE!  
 
Wednesday July 1, 2020
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM    Day Camp - For kids K-8th Grade -Summer 2020 - Summer Day Camp - Early Drop Off
St. Albans Recreation Day Camp Opening – Summer 2020 Information St.  Albans Recreation department is pleased to announce that we’ll be offering a fun and safe camp option for families this summer.  There will be changes made to camp just as there have been to day to day life everywhere.  Changes made to camp are in direct correlation with the recommendations issued by the State of Vermont Department of Health.  Our Camp will meet or exceed those expectations.  Our goal is to provide a fun experience for your child in a safe and healthy environment.  Here is some important information for families. Dates- June 1, 2020 – August 21, 2020 We’re starting camp 3 weeks early to help out families returning to work while school is out going from 9 weeks to 12 weeks available.Hours – 7:30am-4:30pm  Locations- Camp will be held in separate locations to allow the space required for healthy distancing.  One location will be at Barlow Street Community Center and the other will be St. Albans Town SchoolRegistration – St. Albans Recreation Department prides itself in being responsive to the needs of our families.  To that end we allow families to pick and choose days they’d like to attend throughout the summer and we allow online registration right up until the moment you pull into the parking lot.  We also welcome part time campers. We work with families to make last minute changes and issue credits.  Most camps do not allow this flexibility. One change we have to make this summer is with registration. Campers must be registered by 12noon on the Thursday before the week your child is going to attend camp.  This change applies to part time campers and families that register week by week.  Those who have already registered for the summer do not need to make any changes.  We need this lead time to assemble smaller groups and to notify families which group and location their child should report to.Smaller Groups – Campers will be divided into smaller groups this summer.  Campers and staff will stay with the same group from start to finish to the degree this is possible.  Siblings will be assigned to the same group (unless parents request otherwise) The smaller groups will look more like 12-15 kids with 2 counselors.  Face Masks – Campers and counselors will wear masks as in all situations as recommended by CDC. Disposable masks will be available when needed, but families should provide 2 clean masks each day for their child.  Masks need to be washed daily.Distancing – Each group will adhere to social distancing standards of 6 feet.  Face masks are not a replacement for distancing.  While we used to have 6 campers at a table working on an art or science project – this summer we’ll have 2 kids working at opposite ends of the tables.  At lunch, spots will be painted on the grass to remind kids what 6 feet is.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 by incorporating the use of tents.  In the past we’ve done art projects, presentations, movies inside – this summer we’ll be outside with those activities as much as possible.Drop Off & Pick Ups – If possible, families should have the same person do drop off and pick up each day – again to limit contacts.  Those doing drop off and pick ups must wear masks. Only one person at drop off and pick up.  If possible, older adults 65+ should not be tasked with drop off or pick up. You will be notified in advance of which group your camper is in and the location will be readily marked so you’ll know where to head. No one who is ill, has symptoms of COVID 19 or is self-quarantining due to close contact with a COVID 19 positive person can do drop off or pick up.  Parents will respect distancing with staff and other campers during all interactions.At Drop Off – Campers will report directly to the head counselor of their small group – Not the one point drop-off we’ve used in the past.  At check in – every camper will be screened for temperature, the adult dropping off the camper will be asked the same screening questions everyday – even if the camper has attended each day of camp.  If a camper has a temperature of 100.4 F or greater they will not be allowed at camp.  At Pick Up – One person will show up for pick up.  Information, unless urgent regarding the camper’s day will be communicated via phone or through email whenever possible.  Campers will be ready to go and pick up will be swift.  Hygiene – Campers will wash hands upon arrival at camp, before and after using the bathroom, before and after eating and throughout the day as deemed necessary.  Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout camp. Camp groups will be assigned a specific bathroom and will use that one exclusively. We ask that campers who have long hair have it up and away from their faces while at camp.Food – Camp will continue to participate in the Federal Summer Lunch Program supplying a morning snack and lunch.  If you prefer your child can pack a lunch, snacks & beverage.  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.  No food will be shared between campers and no birthday cakes or treats this summer.  Camp is Peanut and Treenut Free.  Please keep this in mind when packing your child's lunch.Cleaning – Our facilities have always been cleaned daily and often throughout the day and that will continue with disinfection of all common and frequently touched surfaces on a regular schedule throughout the day and as deemed necessary.  Equipment & Supplies – Toys and sports equipment will be cleaned after each round of play and before another group uses them.  We will not use sensory tables, soft stuffed animals or dress up clothes.  Each camper will have their own art supplies in a Ziploc bag with their name on it.  They will be the only ones that use them.Backpacks & Stuff – Camper’s backpacks and belongings will be stored in each small group’s classroom in each camper’s specific and labeled spot. Do not send more “stuff” than fits in your camper’s back pack.  At this point we don’t have word on being able to attend the pool.  If we do campers will need to bring a towel and swim suit.Sick Kids or Family – If a child, staff person or parent tests positive for COVID 19 then they will not be allowed at camp until they no longer test positive and have had no fever for 72 hours without fever reducing medications or for a minimum of 2 weeks, whichever is longer.  If there is a confirmed case of COVID 19 at camp families will be notified and the smaller group will close down and await guidance from the Department of Health and their tracing team before resuming.  New this year – each day at drop off families will need to provide the phone number of an adult that can pick up their child if the child becomes ill at camp.  This pick up needs to happen within 15 minutes – so parents working out of town will want to consider this before the start of camp.  A sick camper will be isolated immediately upon symptoms and a staffer will remain with them until they are picked up.Travelers- Campers from other states will be eligible to attend camp after they have been quarantined after entering VT for 14 days.  If a camper or staff member leaves the state for a visit or vacation, they will not be able to return to camp until they have been quarantined in VT for 14 days.  Staff – We’re happy to announce that Ben Lovelette has been named as Day Camp Director.  Ben is a 2020 Graduate of UVM and will be taking a position at St. Albans City School as a Math & Social Studies teacher.  Ben was on staff last year as a counselor.  He’s been working on adjustments to camp in light of COVID19 from the start with our Program Manager Andrew Gratton and myself.  All staff will be screened in the same manner as campers each morning and will adhere to the same protocol listed above for a sick camper. We’re also delighted that we have a high number of returning staff from last year with 7 new staffers joining us.  Even in light of everything going on – we plan to have a great summer!We reserve the right to make changes at any time – We have spent a great deal of time considering what changes need to happen to make our camp a fun and safe place to be.  We are prepared to adapt, alter or cancel camp at any time if state recommendations change.  As health guidelines change and risk decreases or increases if we need to make changes we will not hesitate to do so.  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.  That said, the precautions we’re taking will undoubtedly add a few minutes to your drop off time in the morning.  Please bear with us.  We’ll be in contact with families throughout the summer and please contact us anytime you have a question, concern or suggestion at 802-524-1500 x *266 or at k.viens@stalbansvt.comConclusion – (for now) This is by no means an exhaustive list. We have been meeting for weeks discussing activities, deciding what equipment we need to ad, organizing extensive trainings for staff and thinking outside the box.   As a staff we will continue to meet and make adjustments daily. The Vermont Department of Health has issued  revised Guidance for Childcare Programs, Summer Programs & Afterschool Programs in light of COVID 19.  We will strictly adhere to those requirements or exceed them.  We value the trust and confidence you place in us to provide a safe environment for your family and we’ll continue to be in touch. Contact the office at 524-1500 x *266, x *268 or the Recreation Cell phone at 309-1810THEMES FOR EACH WEEK WILL BE ADDED SOON-Week 1 - June 1st - June 5thWeek 2 - June 8th- June 12thWeek 3 - June 15th-June 19th Week 4 - June 22nd - 26th:  Week 5 - June 29th - July 3rd Week 6 - July 6th - 10thWeek 7 - July 13th - 17thWeek 8 - July 20th - 24thWeek 9 - July 27th - 31stWeek 10 - August 3rd - 7thWeek 11 - August 10th - 14thWeek 12 - August 17th - 21stPayment options: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. Autopay: 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 us at 802-309-1810
 
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM    Day Camp - For kids K-8th Grade -Summer 2020 - Summer Day Camp 2020
St. Albans Recreation Day Camp Opening – Summer 2020 Information St.  Albans Recreation department is pleased to announce that we’ll be offering a fun and safe camp option for families this summer.  There will be changes made to camp just as there have been to day to day life everywhere.  Changes made to camp are in direct correlation with the recommendations issued by the State of Vermont Department of Health.  Our Camp will meet or exceed those expectations.  Our goal is to provide a fun experience for your child in a safe and healthy environment.  Here is some important information for families. Dates- June 1, 2020 – August 21, 2020 We’re starting camp 3 weeks early to help out families returning to work while school is out going from 9 weeks to 12 weeks available.Hours – 7:30am-4:30pm  Locations- Camp will be held in separate locations to allow the space required for healthy distancing.  One location will be at Barlow Street Community Center and the other will be St. Albans Town SchoolRegistration – St. Albans Recreation Department prides itself in being responsive to the needs of our families.  To that end we allow families to pick and choose days they’d like to attend throughout the summer and we allow online registration right up until the moment you pull into the parking lot.  We also welcome part time campers. We work with families to make last minute changes and issue credits.  Most camps do not allow this flexibility. One change we have to make this summer is with registration. Campers must be registered by 12noon on the Thursday before the week your child is going to attend camp.  This change applies to part time campers and families that register week by week.  Those who have already registered for the summer do not need to make any changes.  We need this lead time to assemble smaller groups and to notify families which group and location their child should report to.Smaller Groups – Campers will be divided into smaller groups this summer.  Campers and staff will stay with the same group from start to finish to the degree this is possible.  Siblings will be assigned to the same group (unless parents request otherwise) The smaller groups will look more like 12-15 kids with 2 counselors.  Face Masks – Campers and counselors will wear masks as in all situations as recommended by CDC. Disposable masks will be available when needed, but families should provide 2 clean masks each day for their child.  Masks need to be washed daily.Distancing – Each group will adhere to social distancing standards of 6 feet.  Face masks are not a replacement for distancing.  While we used to have 6 campers at a table working on an art or science project – this summer we’ll have 2 kids working at opposite ends of the tables.  At lunch, spots will be painted on the grass to remind kids what 6 feet is.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 by incorporating the use of tents.  In the past we’ve done art projects, presentations, movies inside – this summer we’ll be outside with those activities as much as possible.Drop Off & Pick Ups – If possible, families should have the same person do drop off and pick up each day – again to limit contacts.  Those doing drop off and pick ups must wear masks. Only one person at drop off and pick up.  If possible, older adults 65+ should not be tasked with drop off or pick up. You will be notified in advance of which group your camper is in and the location will be readily marked so you’ll know where to head. No one who is ill, has symptoms of COVID 19 or is self-quarantining due to close contact with a COVID 19 positive person can do drop off or pick up.  Parents will respect distancing with staff and other campers during all interactions.At Drop Off – Campers will report directly to the head counselor of their small group – Not the one point drop-off we’ve used in the past.  At check in – every camper will be screened for temperature, the adult dropping off the camper will be asked the same screening questions everyday – even if the camper has attended each day of camp.  If a camper has a temperature of 100.4 F or greater they will not be allowed at camp.  At Pick Up – One person will show up for pick up.  Information, unless urgent regarding the camper’s day will be communicated via phone or through email whenever possible.  Campers will be ready to go and pick up will be swift.  Hygiene – Campers will wash hands upon arrival at camp, before and after using the bathroom, before and after eating and throughout the day as deemed necessary.  Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout camp. Camp groups will be assigned a specific bathroom and will use that one exclusively. We ask that campers who have long hair have it up and away from their faces while at camp.Food – Camp will continue to participate in the Federal Summer Lunch Program supplying a morning snack and lunch.  If you prefer your child can pack a lunch, snacks & beverage.  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.  No food will be shared between campers and no birthday cakes or treats this summer.  Camp is Peanut and Treenut Free.  Please keep this in mind when packing your child's lunch.Cleaning – Our facilities have always been cleaned daily and often throughout the day and that will continue with disinfection of all common and frequently touched surfaces on a regular schedule throughout the day and as deemed necessary.  Equipment & Supplies – Toys and sports equipment will be cleaned after each round of play and before another group uses them.  We will not use sensory tables, soft stuffed animals or dress up clothes.  Each camper will have their own art supplies in a Ziploc bag with their name on it.  They will be the only ones that use them.Backpacks & Stuff – Camper’s backpacks and belongings will be stored in each small group’s classroom in each camper’s specific and labeled spot. Do not send more “stuff” than fits in your camper’s back pack.  At this point we don’t have word on being able to attend the pool.  If we do campers will need to bring a towel and swim suit.Sick Kids or Family – If a child, staff person or parent tests positive for COVID 19 then they will not be allowed at camp until they no longer test positive and have had no fever for 72 hours without fever reducing medications or for a minimum of 2 weeks, whichever is longer.  If there is a confirmed case of COVID 19 at camp families will be notified and the smaller group will close down and await guidance from the Department of Health and their tracing team before resuming.  New this year – each day at drop off families will need to provide the phone number of an adult that can pick up their child if the child becomes ill at camp.  This pick up needs to happen within 15 minutes – so parents working out of town will want to consider this before the start of camp.  A sick camper will be isolated immediately upon symptoms and a staffer will remain with them until they are picked up.Travelers- Campers from other states will be eligible to attend camp after they have been quarantined after entering VT for 14 days.  If a camper or staff member leaves the state for a visit or vacation, they will not be able to return to camp until they have been quarantined in VT for 14 days.  Staff – We’re happy to announce that Ben Lovelette has been named as Day Camp Director.  Ben is a 2020 Graduate of UVM and will be taking a position at St. Albans City School as a Math & Social Studies teacher.  Ben was on staff last year as a counselor.  He’s been working on adjustments to camp in light of COVID19 from the start with our Program Manager Andrew Gratton and myself.  All staff will be screened in the same manner as campers each morning and will adhere to the same protocol listed above for a sick camper. We’re also delighted that we have a high number of returning staff from last year with 7 new staffers joining us.  Even in light of everything going on – we plan to have a great summer!We reserve the right to make changes at any time – We have spent a great deal of time considering what changes need to happen to make our camp a fun and safe place to be.  We are prepared to adapt, alter or cancel camp at any time if state recommendations change.  As health guidelines change and risk decreases or increases if we need to make changes we will not hesitate to do so.  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.  That said, the precautions we’re taking will undoubtedly add a few minutes to your drop off time in the morning.  Please bear with us.  We’ll be in contact with families throughout the summer and please contact us anytime you have a question, concern or suggestion at 802-524-1500 x *266 or at k.viens@stalbansvt.comConclusion – (for now) This is by no means an exhaustive list. We have been meeting for weeks discussing activities, deciding what equipment we need to ad, organizing extensive trainings for staff and thinking outside the box.   As a staff we will continue to meet and make adjustments daily. The Vermont Department of Health has issued  revised Guidance for Childcare Programs, Summer Programs & Afterschool Programs in light of COVID 19.  We will strictly adhere to those requirements or exceed them.  We value the trust and confidence you place in us to provide a safe environment for your family and we’ll continue to be in touch. Contact the office at 524-1500 x *266, x *268 or the Recreation Cell phone at 309-1810THEMES FOR EACH WEEK WILL BE ADDED SOON-Week 1 - June 1st - June 5thWeek 2 - June 8th- June 12thWeek 3 - June 15th-June 19th Week 4 - June 22nd - 26th:  Week 5 - June 29th - July 3rd Week 6 - July 6th - 10thWeek 7 - July 13th - 17thWeek 8 - July 20th - 24thWeek 9 - July 27th - 31stWeek 10 - August 3rd - 7thWeek 11 - August 10th - 14thWeek 12 - August 17th - 21stPayment options: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. Autopay: 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 us at 802-309-1810
 
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Learn to Swim Level 2
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Learn to Swim Level 3
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Parent and Child
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Preschool Level 2
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Preschool Level 3
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Learn to Swim Level 4
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Learn to Swim Level 1
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Learn to Swim Level 3
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Preschool Level 2
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Preschool Level 3
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Learn to Swim Level 5
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Learn to Swim Level 2
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Preschool Level 1
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Learn to Swim Level 4
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Learn to Swim Level 6
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Learn to Swim Level 1
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Learn to Swim Level 3
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Preschool Level 1
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Preschool Level 2
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM    Day Camp - For kids K-8th Grade -Summer 2020 - Summer Day Camp - Late Pick Up
St. Albans Recreation Day Camp Opening – Summer 2020 Information St.  Albans Recreation department is pleased to announce that we’ll be offering a fun and safe camp option for families this summer.  There will be changes made to camp just as there have been to day to day life everywhere.  Changes made to camp are in direct correlation with the recommendations issued by the State of Vermont Department of Health.  Our Camp will meet or exceed those expectations.  Our goal is to provide a fun experience for your child in a safe and healthy environment.  Here is some important information for families. Dates- June 1, 2020 – August 21, 2020 We’re starting camp 3 weeks early to help out families returning to work while school is out going from 9 weeks to 12 weeks available.Hours – 7:30am-4:30pm  Locations- Camp will be held in separate locations to allow the space required for healthy distancing.  One location will be at Barlow Street Community Center and the other will be St. Albans Town SchoolRegistration – St. Albans Recreation Department prides itself in being responsive to the needs of our families.  To that end we allow families to pick and choose days they’d like to attend throughout the summer and we allow online registration right up until the moment you pull into the parking lot.  We also welcome part time campers. We work with families to make last minute changes and issue credits.  Most camps do not allow this flexibility. One change we have to make this summer is with registration. Campers must be registered by 12noon on the Thursday before the week your child is going to attend camp.  This change applies to part time campers and families that register week by week.  Those who have already registered for the summer do not need to make any changes.  We need this lead time to assemble smaller groups and to notify families which group and location their child should report to.Smaller Groups – Campers will be divided into smaller groups this summer.  Campers and staff will stay with the same group from start to finish to the degree this is possible.  Siblings will be assigned to the same group (unless parents request otherwise) The smaller groups will look more like 12-15 kids with 2 counselors.  Face Masks – Campers and counselors will wear masks as in all situations as recommended by CDC. Disposable masks will be available when needed, but families should provide 2 clean masks each day for their child.  Masks need to be washed daily.Distancing – Each group will adhere to social distancing standards of 6 feet.  Face masks are not a replacement for distancing.  While we used to have 6 campers at a table working on an art or science project – this summer we’ll have 2 kids working at opposite ends of the tables.  At lunch, spots will be painted on the grass to remind kids what 6 feet is.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 by incorporating the use of tents.  In the past we’ve done art projects, presentations, movies inside – this summer we’ll be outside with those activities as much as possible.Drop Off & Pick Ups – If possible, families should have the same person do drop off and pick up each day – again to limit contacts.  Those doing drop off and pick ups must wear masks. Only one person at drop off and pick up.  If possible, older adults 65+ should not be tasked with drop off or pick up. You will be notified in advance of which group your camper is in and the location will be readily marked so you’ll know where to head. No one who is ill, has symptoms of COVID 19 or is self-quarantining due to close contact with a COVID 19 positive person can do drop off or pick up.  Parents will respect distancing with staff and other campers during all interactions.At Drop Off – Campers will report directly to the head counselor of their small group – Not the one point drop-off we’ve used in the past.  At check in – every camper will be screened for temperature, the adult dropping off the camper will be asked the same screening questions everyday – even if the camper has attended each day of camp.  If a camper has a temperature of 100.4 F or greater they will not be allowed at camp.  At Pick Up – One person will show up for pick up.  Information, unless urgent regarding the camper’s day will be communicated via phone or through email whenever possible.  Campers will be ready to go and pick up will be swift.  Hygiene – Campers will wash hands upon arrival at camp, before and after using the bathroom, before and after eating and throughout the day as deemed necessary.  Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout camp. Camp groups will be assigned a specific bathroom and will use that one exclusively. We ask that campers who have long hair have it up and away from their faces while at camp.Food – Camp will continue to participate in the Federal Summer Lunch Program supplying a morning snack and lunch.  If you prefer your child can pack a lunch, snacks & beverage.  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.  No food will be shared between campers and no birthday cakes or treats this summer.  Camp is Peanut and Treenut Free.  Please keep this in mind when packing your child's lunch.Cleaning – Our facilities have always been cleaned daily and often throughout the day and that will continue with disinfection of all common and frequently touched surfaces on a regular schedule throughout the day and as deemed necessary.  Equipment & Supplies – Toys and sports equipment will be cleaned after each round of play and before another group uses them.  We will not use sensory tables, soft stuffed animals or dress up clothes.  Each camper will have their own art supplies in a Ziploc bag with their name on it.  They will be the only ones that use them.Backpacks & Stuff – Camper’s backpacks and belongings will be stored in each small group’s classroom in each camper’s specific and labeled spot. Do not send more “stuff” than fits in your camper’s back pack.  At this point we don’t have word on being able to attend the pool.  If we do campers will need to bring a towel and swim suit.Sick Kids or Family – If a child, staff person or parent tests positive for COVID 19 then they will not be allowed at camp until they no longer test positive and have had no fever for 72 hours without fever reducing medications or for a minimum of 2 weeks, whichever is longer.  If there is a confirmed case of COVID 19 at camp families will be notified and the smaller group will close down and await guidance from the Department of Health and their tracing team before resuming.  New this year – each day at drop off families will need to provide the phone number of an adult that can pick up their child if the child becomes ill at camp.  This pick up needs to happen within 15 minutes – so parents working out of town will want to consider this before the start of camp.  A sick camper will be isolated immediately upon symptoms and a staffer will remain with them until they are picked up.Travelers- Campers from other states will be eligible to attend camp after they have been quarantined after entering VT for 14 days.  If a camper or staff member leaves the state for a visit or vacation, they will not be able to return to camp until they have been quarantined in VT for 14 days.  Staff – We’re happy to announce that Ben Lovelette has been named as Day Camp Director.  Ben is a 2020 Graduate of UVM and will be taking a position at St. Albans City School as a Math & Social Studies teacher.  Ben was on staff last year as a counselor.  He’s been working on adjustments to camp in light of COVID19 from the start with our Program Manager Andrew Gratton and myself.  All staff will be screened in the same manner as campers each morning and will adhere to the same protocol listed above for a sick camper. We’re also delighted that we have a high number of returning staff from last year with 7 new staffers joining us.  Even in light of everything going on – we plan to have a great summer!We reserve the right to make changes at any time – We have spent a great deal of time considering what changes need to happen to make our camp a fun and safe place to be.  We are prepared to adapt, alter or cancel camp at any time if state recommendations change.  As health guidelines change and risk decreases or increases if we need to make changes we will not hesitate to do so.  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.  That said, the precautions we’re taking will undoubtedly add a few minutes to your drop off time in the morning.  Please bear with us.  We’ll be in contact with families throughout the summer and please contact us anytime you have a question, concern or suggestion at 802-524-1500 x *266 or at k.viens@stalbansvt.comConclusion – (for now) This is by no means an exhaustive list. We have been meeting for weeks discussing activities, deciding what equipment we need to ad, organizing extensive trainings for staff and thinking outside the box.   As a staff we will continue to meet and make adjustments daily. The Vermont Department of Health has issued  revised Guidance for Childcare Programs, Summer Programs & Afterschool Programs in light of COVID 19.  We will strictly adhere to those requirements or exceed them.  We value the trust and confidence you place in us to provide a safe environment for your family and we’ll continue to be in touch. Contact the office at 524-1500 x *266, x *268 or the Recreation Cell phone at 309-1810THEMES FOR EACH WEEK WILL BE ADDED SOON-Week 1 - June 1st - June 5thWeek 2 - June 8th- June 12thWeek 3 - June 15th-June 19th Week 4 - June 22nd - 26th:  Week 5 - June 29th - July 3rd Week 6 - July 6th - 10thWeek 7 - July 13th - 17thWeek 8 - July 20th - 24thWeek 9 - July 27th - 31stWeek 10 - August 3rd - 7thWeek 11 - August 10th - 14thWeek 12 - August 17th - 21stPayment options: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. Autopay: 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 us at 802-309-1810
 
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Learn to Swim Level 3
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Learn to Swim Level 1
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Learn to Swim Level 2
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Learn to Swim Level 3
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Preschool Level 2
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Preschool Level 2
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Learn to Swim Level 3
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Preschool Level 1
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Preschool Level 3
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Learn to Swim Level 1
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Learn to Swim Level 2
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
Thursday July 2, 2020
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM    Day Camp - For kids K-8th Grade -Summer 2020 - Summer Day Camp - Early Drop Off
St. Albans Recreation Day Camp Opening – Summer 2020 Information St.  Albans Recreation department is pleased to announce that we’ll be offering a fun and safe camp option for families this summer.  There will be changes made to camp just as there have been to day to day life everywhere.  Changes made to camp are in direct correlation with the recommendations issued by the State of Vermont Department of Health.  Our Camp will meet or exceed those expectations.  Our goal is to provide a fun experience for your child in a safe and healthy environment.  Here is some important information for families. Dates- June 1, 2020 – August 21, 2020 We’re starting camp 3 weeks early to help out families returning to work while school is out going from 9 weeks to 12 weeks available.Hours – 7:30am-4:30pm  Locations- Camp will be held in separate locations to allow the space required for healthy distancing.  One location will be at Barlow Street Community Center and the other will be St. Albans Town SchoolRegistration – St. Albans Recreation Department prides itself in being responsive to the needs of our families.  To that end we allow families to pick and choose days they’d like to attend throughout the summer and we allow online registration right up until the moment you pull into the parking lot.  We also welcome part time campers. We work with families to make last minute changes and issue credits.  Most camps do not allow this flexibility. One change we have to make this summer is with registration. Campers must be registered by 12noon on the Thursday before the week your child is going to attend camp.  This change applies to part time campers and families that register week by week.  Those who have already registered for the summer do not need to make any changes.  We need this lead time to assemble smaller groups and to notify families which group and location their child should report to.Smaller Groups – Campers will be divided into smaller groups this summer.  Campers and staff will stay with the same group from start to finish to the degree this is possible.  Siblings will be assigned to the same group (unless parents request otherwise) The smaller groups will look more like 12-15 kids with 2 counselors.  Face Masks – Campers and counselors will wear masks as in all situations as recommended by CDC. Disposable masks will be available when needed, but families should provide 2 clean masks each day for their child.  Masks need to be washed daily.Distancing – Each group will adhere to social distancing standards of 6 feet.  Face masks are not a replacement for distancing.  While we used to have 6 campers at a table working on an art or science project – this summer we’ll have 2 kids working at opposite ends of the tables.  At lunch, spots will be painted on the grass to remind kids what 6 feet is.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 by incorporating the use of tents.  In the past we’ve done art projects, presentations, movies inside – this summer we’ll be outside with those activities as much as possible.Drop Off & Pick Ups – If possible, families should have the same person do drop off and pick up each day – again to limit contacts.  Those doing drop off and pick ups must wear masks. Only one person at drop off and pick up.  If possible, older adults 65+ should not be tasked with drop off or pick up. You will be notified in advance of which group your camper is in and the location will be readily marked so you’ll know where to head. No one who is ill, has symptoms of COVID 19 or is self-quarantining due to close contact with a COVID 19 positive person can do drop off or pick up.  Parents will respect distancing with staff and other campers during all interactions.At Drop Off – Campers will report directly to the head counselor of their small group – Not the one point drop-off we’ve used in the past.  At check in – every camper will be screened for temperature, the adult dropping off the camper will be asked the same screening questions everyday – even if the camper has attended each day of camp.  If a camper has a temperature of 100.4 F or greater they will not be allowed at camp.  At Pick Up – One person will show up for pick up.  Information, unless urgent regarding the camper’s day will be communicated via phone or through email whenever possible.  Campers will be ready to go and pick up will be swift.  Hygiene – Campers will wash hands upon arrival at camp, before and after using the bathroom, before and after eating and throughout the day as deemed necessary.  Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout camp. Camp groups will be assigned a specific bathroom and will use that one exclusively. We ask that campers who have long hair have it up and away from their faces while at camp.Food – Camp will continue to participate in the Federal Summer Lunch Program supplying a morning snack and lunch.  If you prefer your child can pack a lunch, snacks & beverage.  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.  No food will be shared between campers and no birthday cakes or treats this summer.  Camp is Peanut and Treenut Free.  Please keep this in mind when packing your child's lunch.Cleaning – Our facilities have always been cleaned daily and often throughout the day and that will continue with disinfection of all common and frequently touched surfaces on a regular schedule throughout the day and as deemed necessary.  Equipment & Supplies – Toys and sports equipment will be cleaned after each round of play and before another group uses them.  We will not use sensory tables, soft stuffed animals or dress up clothes.  Each camper will have their own art supplies in a Ziploc bag with their name on it.  They will be the only ones that use them.Backpacks & Stuff – Camper’s backpacks and belongings will be stored in each small group’s classroom in each camper’s specific and labeled spot. Do not send more “stuff” than fits in your camper’s back pack.  At this point we don’t have word on being able to attend the pool.  If we do campers will need to bring a towel and swim suit.Sick Kids or Family – If a child, staff person or parent tests positive for COVID 19 then they will not be allowed at camp until they no longer test positive and have had no fever for 72 hours without fever reducing medications or for a minimum of 2 weeks, whichever is longer.  If there is a confirmed case of COVID 19 at camp families will be notified and the smaller group will close down and await guidance from the Department of Health and their tracing team before resuming.  New this year – each day at drop off families will need to provide the phone number of an adult that can pick up their child if the child becomes ill at camp.  This pick up needs to happen within 15 minutes – so parents working out of town will want to consider this before the start of camp.  A sick camper will be isolated immediately upon symptoms and a staffer will remain with them until they are picked up.Travelers- Campers from other states will be eligible to attend camp after they have been quarantined after entering VT for 14 days.  If a camper or staff member leaves the state for a visit or vacation, they will not be able to return to camp until they have been quarantined in VT for 14 days.  Staff – We’re happy to announce that Ben Lovelette has been named as Day Camp Director.  Ben is a 2020 Graduate of UVM and will be taking a position at St. Albans City School as a Math & Social Studies teacher.  Ben was on staff last year as a counselor.  He’s been working on adjustments to camp in light of COVID19 from the start with our Program Manager Andrew Gratton and myself.  All staff will be screened in the same manner as campers each morning and will adhere to the same protocol listed above for a sick camper. We’re also delighted that we have a high number of returning staff from last year with 7 new staffers joining us.  Even in light of everything going on – we plan to have a great summer!We reserve the right to make changes at any time – We have spent a great deal of time considering what changes need to happen to make our camp a fun and safe place to be.  We are prepared to adapt, alter or cancel camp at any time if state recommendations change.  As health guidelines change and risk decreases or increases if we need to make changes we will not hesitate to do so.  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.  That said, the precautions we’re taking will undoubtedly add a few minutes to your drop off time in the morning.  Please bear with us.  We’ll be in contact with families throughout the summer and please contact us anytime you have a question, concern or suggestion at 802-524-1500 x *266 or at k.viens@stalbansvt.comConclusion – (for now) This is by no means an exhaustive list. We have been meeting for weeks discussing activities, deciding what equipment we need to ad, organizing extensive trainings for staff and thinking outside the box.   As a staff we will continue to meet and make adjustments daily. The Vermont Department of Health has issued  revised Guidance for Childcare Programs, Summer Programs & Afterschool Programs in light of COVID 19.  We will strictly adhere to those requirements or exceed them.  We value the trust and confidence you place in us to provide a safe environment for your family and we’ll continue to be in touch. Contact the office at 524-1500 x *266, x *268 or the Recreation Cell phone at 309-1810THEMES FOR EACH WEEK WILL BE ADDED SOON-Week 1 - June 1st - June 5thWeek 2 - June 8th- June 12thWeek 3 - June 15th-June 19th Week 4 - June 22nd - 26th:  Week 5 - June 29th - July 3rd Week 6 - July 6th - 10thWeek 7 - July 13th - 17thWeek 8 - July 20th - 24thWeek 9 - July 27th - 31stWeek 10 - August 3rd - 7thWeek 11 - August 10th - 14thWeek 12 - August 17th - 21stPayment options: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. Autopay: 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 us at 802-309-1810
 
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM    Day Camp - For kids K-8th Grade -Summer 2020 - Summer Day Camp 2020
St. Albans Recreation Day Camp Opening – Summer 2020 Information St.  Albans Recreation department is pleased to announce that we’ll be offering a fun and safe camp option for families this summer.  There will be changes made to camp just as there have been to day to day life everywhere.  Changes made to camp are in direct correlation with the recommendations issued by the State of Vermont Department of Health.  Our Camp will meet or exceed those expectations.  Our goal is to provide a fun experience for your child in a safe and healthy environment.  Here is some important information for families. Dates- June 1, 2020 – August 21, 2020 We’re starting camp 3 weeks early to help out families returning to work while school is out going from 9 weeks to 12 weeks available.Hours – 7:30am-4:30pm  Locations- Camp will be held in separate locations to allow the space required for healthy distancing.  One location will be at Barlow Street Community Center and the other will be St. Albans Town SchoolRegistration – St. Albans Recreation Department prides itself in being responsive to the needs of our families.  To that end we allow families to pick and choose days they’d like to attend throughout the summer and we allow online registration right up until the moment you pull into the parking lot.  We also welcome part time campers. We work with families to make last minute changes and issue credits.  Most camps do not allow this flexibility. One change we have to make this summer is with registration. Campers must be registered by 12noon on the Thursday before the week your child is going to attend camp.  This change applies to part time campers and families that register week by week.  Those who have already registered for the summer do not need to make any changes.  We need this lead time to assemble smaller groups and to notify families which group and location their child should report to.Smaller Groups – Campers will be divided into smaller groups this summer.  Campers and staff will stay with the same group from start to finish to the degree this is possible.  Siblings will be assigned to the same group (unless parents request otherwise) The smaller groups will look more like 12-15 kids with 2 counselors.  Face Masks – Campers and counselors will wear masks as in all situations as recommended by CDC. Disposable masks will be available when needed, but families should provide 2 clean masks each day for their child.  Masks need to be washed daily.Distancing – Each group will adhere to social distancing standards of 6 feet.  Face masks are not a replacement for distancing.  While we used to have 6 campers at a table working on an art or science project – this summer we’ll have 2 kids working at opposite ends of the tables.  At lunch, spots will be painted on the grass to remind kids what 6 feet is.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 by incorporating the use of tents.  In the past we’ve done art projects, presentations, movies inside – this summer we’ll be outside with those activities as much as possible.Drop Off & Pick Ups – If possible, families should have the same person do drop off and pick up each day – again to limit contacts.  Those doing drop off and pick ups must wear masks. Only one person at drop off and pick up.  If possible, older adults 65+ should not be tasked with drop off or pick up. You will be notified in advance of which group your camper is in and the location will be readily marked so you’ll know where to head. No one who is ill, has symptoms of COVID 19 or is self-quarantining due to close contact with a COVID 19 positive person can do drop off or pick up.  Parents will respect distancing with staff and other campers during all interactions.At Drop Off – Campers will report directly to the head counselor of their small group – Not the one point drop-off we’ve used in the past.  At check in – every camper will be screened for temperature, the adult dropping off the camper will be asked the same screening questions everyday – even if the camper has attended each day of camp.  If a camper has a temperature of 100.4 F or greater they will not be allowed at camp.  At Pick Up – One person will show up for pick up.  Information, unless urgent regarding the camper’s day will be communicated via phone or through email whenever possible.  Campers will be ready to go and pick up will be swift.  Hygiene – Campers will wash hands upon arrival at camp, before and after using the bathroom, before and after eating and throughout the day as deemed necessary.  Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout camp. Camp groups will be assigned a specific bathroom and will use that one exclusively. We ask that campers who have long hair have it up and away from their faces while at camp.Food – Camp will continue to participate in the Federal Summer Lunch Program supplying a morning snack and lunch.  If you prefer your child can pack a lunch, snacks & beverage.  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.  No food will be shared between campers and no birthday cakes or treats this summer.  Camp is Peanut and Treenut Free.  Please keep this in mind when packing your child's lunch.Cleaning – Our facilities have always been cleaned daily and often throughout the day and that will continue with disinfection of all common and frequently touched surfaces on a regular schedule throughout the day and as deemed necessary.  Equipment & Supplies – Toys and sports equipment will be cleaned after each round of play and before another group uses them.  We will not use sensory tables, soft stuffed animals or dress up clothes.  Each camper will have their own art supplies in a Ziploc bag with their name on it.  They will be the only ones that use them.Backpacks & Stuff – Camper’s backpacks and belongings will be stored in each small group’s classroom in each camper’s specific and labeled spot. Do not send more “stuff” than fits in your camper’s back pack.  At this point we don’t have word on being able to attend the pool.  If we do campers will need to bring a towel and swim suit.Sick Kids or Family – If a child, staff person or parent tests positive for COVID 19 then they will not be allowed at camp until they no longer test positive and have had no fever for 72 hours without fever reducing medications or for a minimum of 2 weeks, whichever is longer.  If there is a confirmed case of COVID 19 at camp families will be notified and the smaller group will close down and await guidance from the Department of Health and their tracing team before resuming.  New this year – each day at drop off families will need to provide the phone number of an adult that can pick up their child if the child becomes ill at camp.  This pick up needs to happen within 15 minutes – so parents working out of town will want to consider this before the start of camp.  A sick camper will be isolated immediately upon symptoms and a staffer will remain with them until they are picked up.Travelers- Campers from other states will be eligible to attend camp after they have been quarantined after entering VT for 14 days.  If a camper or staff member leaves the state for a visit or vacation, they will not be able to return to camp until they have been quarantined in VT for 14 days.  Staff – We’re happy to announce that Ben Lovelette has been named as Day Camp Director.  Ben is a 2020 Graduate of UVM and will be taking a position at St. Albans City School as a Math & Social Studies teacher.  Ben was on staff last year as a counselor.  He’s been working on adjustments to camp in light of COVID19 from the start with our Program Manager Andrew Gratton and myself.  All staff will be screened in the same manner as campers each morning and will adhere to the same protocol listed above for a sick camper. We’re also delighted that we have a high number of returning staff from last year with 7 new staffers joining us.  Even in light of everything going on – we plan to have a great summer!We reserve the right to make changes at any time – We have spent a great deal of time considering what changes need to happen to make our camp a fun and safe place to be.  We are prepared to adapt, alter or cancel camp at any time if state recommendations change.  As health guidelines change and risk decreases or increases if we need to make changes we will not hesitate to do so.  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.  That said, the precautions we’re taking will undoubtedly add a few minutes to your drop off time in the morning.  Please bear with us.  We’ll be in contact with families throughout the summer and please contact us anytime you have a question, concern or suggestion at 802-524-1500 x *266 or at k.viens@stalbansvt.comConclusion – (for now) This is by no means an exhaustive list. We have been meeting for weeks discussing activities, deciding what equipment we need to ad, organizing extensive trainings for staff and thinking outside the box.   As a staff we will continue to meet and make adjustments daily. The Vermont Department of Health has issued  revised Guidance for Childcare Programs, Summer Programs & Afterschool Programs in light of COVID 19.  We will strictly adhere to those requirements or exceed them.  We value the trust and confidence you place in us to provide a safe environment for your family and we’ll continue to be in touch. Contact the office at 524-1500 x *266, x *268 or the Recreation Cell phone at 309-1810THEMES FOR EACH WEEK WILL BE ADDED SOON-Week 1 - June 1st - June 5thWeek 2 - June 8th- June 12thWeek 3 - June 15th-June 19th Week 4 - June 22nd - 26th:  Week 5 - June 29th - July 3rd Week 6 - July 6th - 10thWeek 7 - July 13th - 17thWeek 8 - July 20th - 24thWeek 9 - July 27th - 31stWeek 10 - August 3rd - 7thWeek 11 - August 10th - 14thWeek 12 - August 17th - 21stPayment options: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. Autopay: 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 us at 802-309-1810
 
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Learn to Swim Level 2
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Learn to Swim Level 3
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Parent and Child
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Preschool Level 2
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Preschool Level 3
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Learn to Swim Level 4
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Learn to Swim Level 1
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Learn to Swim Level 3
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Preschool Level 2
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Preschool Level 3
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Learn to Swim Level 5
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Learn to Swim Level 2
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Preschool Level 1
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Learn to Swim Level 4
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Learn to Swim Level 6
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Learn to Swim Level 1
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Learn to Swim Level 3
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Preschool Level 1
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Preschool Level 2
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM    Day Camp - For kids K-8th Grade -Summer 2020 - Summer Day Camp - Late Pick Up
St. Albans Recreation Day Camp Opening – Summer 2020 Information St.  Albans Recreation department is pleased to announce that we’ll be offering a fun and safe camp option for families this summer.  There will be changes made to camp just as there have been to day to day life everywhere.  Changes made to camp are in direct correlation with the recommendations issued by the State of Vermont Department of Health.  Our Camp will meet or exceed those expectations.  Our goal is to provide a fun experience for your child in a safe and healthy environment.  Here is some important information for families. Dates- June 1, 2020 – August 21, 2020 We’re starting camp 3 weeks early to help out families returning to work while school is out going from 9 weeks to 12 weeks available.Hours – 7:30am-4:30pm  Locations- Camp will be held in separate locations to allow the space required for healthy distancing.  One location will be at Barlow Street Community Center and the other will be St. Albans Town SchoolRegistration – St. Albans Recreation Department prides itself in being responsive to the needs of our families.  To that end we allow families to pick and choose days they’d like to attend throughout the summer and we allow online registration right up until the moment you pull into the parking lot.  We also welcome part time campers. We work with families to make last minute changes and issue credits.  Most camps do not allow this flexibility. One change we have to make this summer is with registration. Campers must be registered by 12noon on the Thursday before the week your child is going to attend camp.  This change applies to part time campers and families that register week by week.  Those who have already registered for the summer do not need to make any changes.  We need this lead time to assemble smaller groups and to notify families which group and location their child should report to.Smaller Groups – Campers will be divided into smaller groups this summer.  Campers and staff will stay with the same group from start to finish to the degree this is possible.  Siblings will be assigned to the same group (unless parents request otherwise) The smaller groups will look more like 12-15 kids with 2 counselors.  Face Masks – Campers and counselors will wear masks as in all situations as recommended by CDC. Disposable masks will be available when needed, but families should provide 2 clean masks each day for their child.  Masks need to be washed daily.Distancing – Each group will adhere to social distancing standards of 6 feet.  Face masks are not a replacement for distancing.  While we used to have 6 campers at a table working on an art or science project – this summer we’ll have 2 kids working at opposite ends of the tables.  At lunch, spots will be painted on the grass to remind kids what 6 feet is.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 by incorporating the use of tents.  In the past we’ve done art projects, presentations, movies inside – this summer we’ll be outside with those activities as much as possible.Drop Off & Pick Ups – If possible, families should have the same person do drop off and pick up each day – again to limit contacts.  Those doing drop off and pick ups must wear masks. Only one person at drop off and pick up.  If possible, older adults 65+ should not be tasked with drop off or pick up. You will be notified in advance of which group your camper is in and the location will be readily marked so you’ll know where to head. No one who is ill, has symptoms of COVID 19 or is self-quarantining due to close contact with a COVID 19 positive person can do drop off or pick up.  Parents will respect distancing with staff and other campers during all interactions.At Drop Off – Campers will report directly to the head counselor of their small group – Not the one point drop-off we’ve used in the past.  At check in – every camper will be screened for temperature, the adult dropping off the camper will be asked the same screening questions everyday – even if the camper has attended each day of camp.  If a camper has a temperature of 100.4 F or greater they will not be allowed at camp.  At Pick Up – One person will show up for pick up.  Information, unless urgent regarding the camper’s day will be communicated via phone or through email whenever possible.  Campers will be ready to go and pick up will be swift.  Hygiene – Campers will wash hands upon arrival at camp, before and after using the bathroom, before and after eating and throughout the day as deemed necessary.  Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout camp. Camp groups will be assigned a specific bathroom and will use that one exclusively. We ask that campers who have long hair have it up and away from their faces while at camp.Food – Camp will continue to participate in the Federal Summer Lunch Program supplying a morning snack and lunch.  If you prefer your child can pack a lunch, snacks & beverage.  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.  No food will be shared between campers and no birthday cakes or treats this summer.  Camp is Peanut and Treenut Free.  Please keep this in mind when packing your child's lunch.Cleaning – Our facilities have always been cleaned daily and often throughout the day and that will continue with disinfection of all common and frequently touched surfaces on a regular schedule throughout the day and as deemed necessary.  Equipment & Supplies – Toys and sports equipment will be cleaned after each round of play and before another group uses them.  We will not use sensory tables, soft stuffed animals or dress up clothes.  Each camper will have their own art supplies in a Ziploc bag with their name on it.  They will be the only ones that use them.Backpacks & Stuff – Camper’s backpacks and belongings will be stored in each small group’s classroom in each camper’s specific and labeled spot. Do not send more “stuff” than fits in your camper’s back pack.  At this point we don’t have word on being able to attend the pool.  If we do campers will need to bring a towel and swim suit.Sick Kids or Family – If a child, staff person or parent tests positive for COVID 19 then they will not be allowed at camp until they no longer test positive and have had no fever for 72 hours without fever reducing medications or for a minimum of 2 weeks, whichever is longer.  If there is a confirmed case of COVID 19 at camp families will be notified and the smaller group will close down and await guidance from the Department of Health and their tracing team before resuming.  New this year – each day at drop off families will need to provide the phone number of an adult that can pick up their child if the child becomes ill at camp.  This pick up needs to happen within 15 minutes – so parents working out of town will want to consider this before the start of camp.  A sick camper will be isolated immediately upon symptoms and a staffer will remain with them until they are picked up.Travelers- Campers from other states will be eligible to attend camp after they have been quarantined after entering VT for 14 days.  If a camper or staff member leaves the state for a visit or vacation, they will not be able to return to camp until they have been quarantined in VT for 14 days.  Staff – We’re happy to announce that Ben Lovelette has been named as Day Camp Director.  Ben is a 2020 Graduate of UVM and will be taking a position at St. Albans City School as a Math & Social Studies teacher.  Ben was on staff last year as a counselor.  He’s been working on adjustments to camp in light of COVID19 from the start with our Program Manager Andrew Gratton and myself.  All staff will be screened in the same manner as campers each morning and will adhere to the same protocol listed above for a sick camper. We’re also delighted that we have a high number of returning staff from last year with 7 new staffers joining us.  Even in light of everything going on – we plan to have a great summer!We reserve the right to make changes at any time – We have spent a great deal of time considering what changes need to happen to make our camp a fun and safe place to be.  We are prepared to adapt, alter or cancel camp at any time if state recommendations change.  As health guidelines change and risk decreases or increases if we need to make changes we will not hesitate to do so.  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.  That said, the precautions we’re taking will undoubtedly add a few minutes to your drop off time in the morning.  Please bear with us.  We’ll be in contact with families throughout the summer and please contact us anytime you have a question, concern or suggestion at 802-524-1500 x *266 or at k.viens@stalbansvt.comConclusion – (for now) This is by no means an exhaustive list. We have been meeting for weeks discussing activities, deciding what equipment we need to ad, organizing extensive trainings for staff and thinking outside the box.   As a staff we will continue to meet and make adjustments daily. The Vermont Department of Health has issued  revised Guidance for Childcare Programs, Summer Programs & Afterschool Programs in light of COVID 19.  We will strictly adhere to those requirements or exceed them.  We value the trust and confidence you place in us to provide a safe environment for your family and we’ll continue to be in touch. Contact the office at 524-1500 x *266, x *268 or the Recreation Cell phone at 309-1810THEMES FOR EACH WEEK WILL BE ADDED SOON-Week 1 - June 1st - June 5thWeek 2 - June 8th- June 12thWeek 3 - June 15th-June 19th Week 4 - June 22nd - 26th:  Week 5 - June 29th - July 3rd Week 6 - July 6th - 10thWeek 7 - July 13th - 17thWeek 8 - July 20th - 24thWeek 9 - July 27th - 31stWeek 10 - August 3rd - 7thWeek 11 - August 10th - 14thWeek 12 - August 17th - 21stPayment options: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. Autopay: 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 us at 802-309-1810
 
Friday July 3, 2020
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM    Day Camp - For kids K-8th Grade -Summer 2020 - Summer Day Camp - Early Drop Off
St. Albans Recreation Day Camp Opening – Summer 2020 Information St.  Albans Recreation department is pleased to announce that we’ll be offering a fun and safe camp option for families this summer.  There will be changes made to camp just as there have been to day to day life everywhere.  Changes made to camp are in direct correlation with the recommendations issued by the State of Vermont Department of Health.  Our Camp will meet or exceed those expectations.  Our goal is to provide a fun experience for your child in a safe and healthy environment.  Here is some important information for families. Dates- June 1, 2020 – August 21, 2020 We’re starting camp 3 weeks early to help out families returning to work while school is out going from 9 weeks to 12 weeks available.Hours – 7:30am-4:30pm  Locations- Camp will be held in separate locations to allow the space required for healthy distancing.  One location will be at Barlow Street Community Center and the other will be St. Albans Town SchoolRegistration – St. Albans Recreation Department prides itself in being responsive to the needs of our families.  To that end we allow families to pick and choose days they’d like to attend throughout the summer and we allow online registration right up until the moment you pull into the parking lot.  We also welcome part time campers. We work with families to make last minute changes and issue credits.  Most camps do not allow this flexibility. One change we have to make this summer is with registration. Campers must be registered by 12noon on the Thursday before the week your child is going to attend camp.  This change applies to part time campers and families that register week by week.  Those who have already registered for the summer do not need to make any changes.  We need this lead time to assemble smaller groups and to notify families which group and location their child should report to.Smaller Groups – Campers will be divided into smaller groups this summer.  Campers and staff will stay with the same group from start to finish to the degree this is possible.  Siblings will be assigned to the same group (unless parents request otherwise) The smaller groups will look more like 12-15 kids with 2 counselors.  Face Masks – Campers and counselors will wear masks as in all situations as recommended by CDC. Disposable masks will be available when needed, but families should provide 2 clean masks each day for their child.  Masks need to be washed daily.Distancing – Each group will adhere to social distancing standards of 6 feet.  Face masks are not a replacement for distancing.  While we used to have 6 campers at a table working on an art or science project – this summer we’ll have 2 kids working at opposite ends of the tables.  At lunch, spots will be painted on the grass to remind kids what 6 feet is.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 by incorporating the use of tents.  In the past we’ve done art projects, presentations, movies inside – this summer we’ll be outside with those activities as much as possible.Drop Off & Pick Ups – If possible, families should have the same person do drop off and pick up each day – again to limit contacts.  Those doing drop off and pick ups must wear masks. Only one person at drop off and pick up.  If possible, older adults 65+ should not be tasked with drop off or pick up. You will be notified in advance of which group your camper is in and the location will be readily marked so you’ll know where to head. No one who is ill, has symptoms of COVID 19 or is self-quarantining due to close contact with a COVID 19 positive person can do drop off or pick up.  Parents will respect distancing with staff and other campers during all interactions.At Drop Off – Campers will report directly to the head counselor of their small group – Not the one point drop-off we’ve used in the past.  At check in – every camper will be screened for temperature, the adult dropping off the camper will be asked the same screening questions everyday – even if the camper has attended each day of camp.  If a camper has a temperature of 100.4 F or greater they will not be allowed at camp.  At Pick Up – One person will show up for pick up.  Information, unless urgent regarding the camper’s day will be communicated via phone or through email whenever possible.  Campers will be ready to go and pick up will be swift.  Hygiene – Campers will wash hands upon arrival at camp, before and after using the bathroom, before and after eating and throughout the day as deemed necessary.  Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout camp. Camp groups will be assigned a specific bathroom and will use that one exclusively. We ask that campers who have long hair have it up and away from their faces while at camp.Food – Camp will continue to participate in the Federal Summer Lunch Program supplying a morning snack and lunch.  If you prefer your child can pack a lunch, snacks & beverage.  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.  No food will be shared between campers and no birthday cakes or treats this summer.  Camp is Peanut and Treenut Free.  Please keep this in mind when packing your child's lunch.Cleaning – Our facilities have always been cleaned daily and often throughout the day and that will continue with disinfection of all common and frequently touched surfaces on a regular schedule throughout the day and as deemed necessary.  Equipment & Supplies – Toys and sports equipment will be cleaned after each round of play and before another group uses them.  We will not use sensory tables, soft stuffed animals or dress up clothes.  Each camper will have their own art supplies in a Ziploc bag with their name on it.  They will be the only ones that use them.Backpacks & Stuff – Camper’s backpacks and belongings will be stored in each small group’s classroom in each camper’s specific and labeled spot. Do not send more “stuff” than fits in your camper’s back pack.  At this point we don’t have word on being able to attend the pool.  If we do campers will need to bring a towel and swim suit.Sick Kids or Family – If a child, staff person or parent tests positive for COVID 19 then they will not be allowed at camp until they no longer test positive and have had no fever for 72 hours without fever reducing medications or for a minimum of 2 weeks, whichever is longer.  If there is a confirmed case of COVID 19 at camp families will be notified and the smaller group will close down and await guidance from the Department of Health and their tracing team before resuming.  New this year – each day at drop off families will need to provide the phone number of an adult that can pick up their child if the child becomes ill at camp.  This pick up needs to happen within 15 minutes – so parents working out of town will want to consider this before the start of camp.  A sick camper will be isolated immediately upon symptoms and a staffer will remain with them until they are picked up.Travelers- Campers from other states will be eligible to attend camp after they have been quarantined after entering VT for 14 days.  If a camper or staff member leaves the state for a visit or vacation, they will not be able to return to camp until they have been quarantined in VT for 14 days.  Staff – We’re happy to announce that Ben Lovelette has been named as Day Camp Director.  Ben is a 2020 Graduate of UVM and will be taking a position at St. Albans City School as a Math & Social Studies teacher.  Ben was on staff last year as a counselor.  He’s been working on adjustments to camp in light of COVID19 from the start with our Program Manager Andrew Gratton and myself.  All staff will be screened in the same manner as campers each morning and will adhere to the same protocol listed above for a sick camper. We’re also delighted that we have a high number of returning staff from last year with 7 new staffers joining us.  Even in light of everything going on – we plan to have a great summer!We reserve the right to make changes at any time – We have spent a great deal of time considering what changes need to happen to make our camp a fun and safe place to be.  We are prepared to adapt, alter or cancel camp at any time if state recommendations change.  As health guidelines change and risk decreases or increases if we need to make changes we will not hesitate to do so.  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.  That said, the precautions we’re taking will undoubtedly add a few minutes to your drop off time in the morning.  Please bear with us.  We’ll be in contact with families throughout the summer and please contact us anytime you have a question, concern or suggestion at 802-524-1500 x *266 or at k.viens@stalbansvt.comConclusion – (for now) This is by no means an exhaustive list. We have been meeting for weeks discussing activities, deciding what equipment we need to ad, organizing extensive trainings for staff and thinking outside the box.   As a staff we will continue to meet and make adjustments daily. The Vermont Department of Health has issued  revised Guidance for Childcare Programs, Summer Programs & Afterschool Programs in light of COVID 19.  We will strictly adhere to those requirements or exceed them.  We value the trust and confidence you place in us to provide a safe environment for your family and we’ll continue to be in touch. Contact the office at 524-1500 x *266, x *268 or the Recreation Cell phone at 309-1810THEMES FOR EACH WEEK WILL BE ADDED SOON-Week 1 - June 1st - June 5thWeek 2 - June 8th- June 12thWeek 3 - June 15th-June 19th Week 4 - June 22nd - 26th:  Week 5 - June 29th - July 3rd Week 6 - July 6th - 10thWeek 7 - July 13th - 17thWeek 8 - July 20th - 24thWeek 9 - July 27th - 31stWeek 10 - August 3rd - 7thWeek 11 - August 10th - 14thWeek 12 - August 17th - 21stPayment options: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. Autopay: 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 us at 802-309-1810
 
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM    Day Camp - For kids K-8th Grade -Summer 2020 - Summer Day Camp 2020
St. Albans Recreation Day Camp Opening – Summer 2020 Information St.  Albans Recreation department is pleased to announce that we’ll be offering a fun and safe camp option for families this summer.  There will be changes made to camp just as there have been to day to day life everywhere.  Changes made to camp are in direct correlation with the recommendations issued by the State of Vermont Department of Health.  Our Camp will meet or exceed those expectations.  Our goal is to provide a fun experience for your child in a safe and healthy environment.  Here is some important information for families. Dates- June 1, 2020 – August 21, 2020 We’re starting camp 3 weeks early to help out families returning to work while school is out going from 9 weeks to 12 weeks available.Hours – 7:30am-4:30pm  Locations- Camp will be held in separate locations to allow the space required for healthy distancing.  One location will be at Barlow Street Community Center and the other will be St. Albans Town SchoolRegistration – St. Albans Recreation Department prides itself in being responsive to the needs of our families.  To that end we allow families to pick and choose days they’d like to attend throughout the summer and we allow online registration right up until the moment you pull into the parking lot.  We also welcome part time campers. We work with families to make last minute changes and issue credits.  Most camps do not allow this flexibility. One change we have to make this summer is with registration. Campers must be registered by 12noon on the Thursday before the week your child is going to attend camp.  This change applies to part time campers and families that register week by week.  Those who have already registered for the summer do not need to make any changes.  We need this lead time to assemble smaller groups and to notify families which group and location their child should report to.Smaller Groups – Campers will be divided into smaller groups this summer.  Campers and staff will stay with the same group from start to finish to the degree this is possible.  Siblings will be assigned to the same group (unless parents request otherwise) The smaller groups will look more like 12-15 kids with 2 counselors.  Face Masks – Campers and counselors will wear masks as in all situations as recommended by CDC. Disposable masks will be available when needed, but families should provide 2 clean masks each day for their child.  Masks need to be washed daily.Distancing – Each group will adhere to social distancing standards of 6 feet.  Face masks are not a replacement for distancing.  While we used to have 6 campers at a table working on an art or science project – this summer we’ll have 2 kids working at opposite ends of the tables.  At lunch, spots will be painted on the grass to remind kids what 6 feet is.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 by incorporating the use of tents.  In the past we’ve done art projects, presentations, movies inside – this summer we’ll be outside with those activities as much as possible.Drop Off & Pick Ups – If possible, families should have the same person do drop off and pick up each day – again to limit contacts.  Those doing drop off and pick ups must wear masks. Only one person at drop off and pick up.  If possible, older adults 65+ should not be tasked with drop off or pick up. You will be notified in advance of which group your camper is in and the location will be readily marked so you’ll know where to head. No one who is ill, has symptoms of COVID 19 or is self-quarantining due to close contact with a COVID 19 positive person can do drop off or pick up.  Parents will respect distancing with staff and other campers during all interactions.At Drop Off – Campers will report directly to the head counselor of their small group – Not the one point drop-off we’ve used in the past.  At check in – every camper will be screened for temperature, the adult dropping off the camper will be asked the same screening questions everyday – even if the camper has attended each day of camp.  If a camper has a temperature of 100.4 F or greater they will not be allowed at camp.  At Pick Up – One person will show up for pick up.  Information, unless urgent regarding the camper’s day will be communicated via phone or through email whenever possible.  Campers will be ready to go and pick up will be swift.  Hygiene – Campers will wash hands upon arrival at camp, before and after using the bathroom, before and after eating and throughout the day as deemed necessary.  Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout camp. Camp groups will be assigned a specific bathroom and will use that one exclusively. We ask that campers who have long hair have it up and away from their faces while at camp.Food – Camp will continue to participate in the Federal Summer Lunch Program supplying a morning snack and lunch.  If you prefer your child can pack a lunch, snacks & beverage.  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.  No food will be shared between campers and no birthday cakes or treats this summer.  Camp is Peanut and Treenut Free.  Please keep this in mind when packing your child's lunch.Cleaning – Our facilities have always been cleaned daily and often throughout the day and that will continue with disinfection of all common and frequently touched surfaces on a regular schedule throughout the day and as deemed necessary.  Equipment & Supplies – Toys and sports equipment will be cleaned after each round of play and before another group uses them.  We will not use sensory tables, soft stuffed animals or dress up clothes.  Each camper will have their own art supplies in a Ziploc bag with their name on it.  They will be the only ones that use them.Backpacks & Stuff – Camper’s backpacks and belongings will be stored in each small group’s classroom in each camper’s specific and labeled spot. Do not send more “stuff” than fits in your camper’s back pack.  At this point we don’t have word on being able to attend the pool.  If we do campers will need to bring a towel and swim suit.Sick Kids or Family – If a child, staff person or parent tests positive for COVID 19 then they will not be allowed at camp until they no longer test positive and have had no fever for 72 hours without fever reducing medications or for a minimum of 2 weeks, whichever is longer.  If there is a confirmed case of COVID 19 at camp families will be notified and the smaller group will close down and await guidance from the Department of Health and their tracing team before resuming.  New this year – each day at drop off families will need to provide the phone number of an adult that can pick up their child if the child becomes ill at camp.  This pick up needs to happen within 15 minutes – so parents working out of town will want to consider this before the start of camp.  A sick camper will be isolated immediately upon symptoms and a staffer will remain with them until they are picked up.Travelers- Campers from other states will be eligible to attend camp after they have been quarantined after entering VT for 14 days.  If a camper or staff member leaves the state for a visit or vacation, they will not be able to return to camp until they have been quarantined in VT for 14 days.  Staff – We’re happy to announce that Ben Lovelette has been named as Day Camp Director.  Ben is a 2020 Graduate of UVM and will be taking a position at St. Albans City School as a Math & Social Studies teacher.  Ben was on staff last year as a counselor.  He’s been working on adjustments to camp in light of COVID19 from the start with our Program Manager Andrew Gratton and myself.  All staff will be screened in the same manner as campers each morning and will adhere to the same protocol listed above for a sick camper. We’re also delighted that we have a high number of returning staff from last year with 7 new staffers joining us.  Even in light of everything going on – we plan to have a great summer!We reserve the right to make changes at any time – We have spent a great deal of time considering what changes need to happen to make our camp a fun and safe place to be.  We are prepared to adapt, alter or cancel camp at any time if state recommendations change.  As health guidelines change and risk decreases or increases if we need to make changes we will not hesitate to do so.  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.  That said, the precautions we’re taking will undoubtedly add a few minutes to your drop off time in the morning.  Please bear with us.  We’ll be in contact with families throughout the summer and please contact us anytime you have a question, concern or suggestion at 802-524-1500 x *266 or at k.viens@stalbansvt.comConclusion – (for now) This is by no means an exhaustive list. We have been meeting for weeks discussing activities, deciding what equipment we need to ad, organizing extensive trainings for staff and thinking outside the box.   As a staff we will continue to meet and make adjustments daily. The Vermont Department of Health has issued  revised Guidance for Childcare Programs, Summer Programs & Afterschool Programs in light of COVID 19.  We will strictly adhere to those requirements or exceed them.  We value the trust and confidence you place in us to provide a safe environment for your family and we’ll continue to be in touch. Contact the office at 524-1500 x *266, x *268 or the Recreation Cell phone at 309-1810THEMES FOR EACH WEEK WILL BE ADDED SOON-Week 1 - June 1st - June 5thWeek 2 - June 8th- June 12thWeek 3 - June 15th-June 19th Week 4 - June 22nd - 26th:  Week 5 - June 29th - July 3rd Week 6 - July 6th - 10thWeek 7 - July 13th - 17thWeek 8 - July 20th - 24thWeek 9 - July 27th - 31stWeek 10 - August 3rd - 7thWeek 11 - August 10th - 14thWeek 12 - August 17th - 21stPayment options: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. Autopay: 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 us at 802-309-1810
 
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM    Day Camp - For kids K-8th Grade -Summer 2020 - Summer Day Camp - Late Pick Up
St. Albans Recreation Day Camp Opening – Summer 2020 Information St.  Albans Recreation department is pleased to announce that we’ll be offering a fun and safe camp option for families this summer.  There will be changes made to camp just as there have been to day to day life everywhere.  Changes made to camp are in direct correlation with the recommendations issued by the State of Vermont Department of Health.  Our Camp will meet or exceed those expectations.  Our goal is to provide a fun experience for your child in a safe and healthy environment.  Here is some important information for families. Dates- June 1, 2020 – August 21, 2020 We’re starting camp 3 weeks early to help out families returning to work while school is out going from 9 weeks to 12 weeks available.Hours – 7:30am-4:30pm  Locations- Camp will be held in separate locations to allow the space required for healthy distancing.  One location will be at Barlow Street Community Center and the other will be St. Albans Town SchoolRegistration – St. Albans Recreation Department prides itself in being responsive to the needs of our families.  To that end we allow families to pick and choose days they’d like to attend throughout the summer and we allow online registration right up until the moment you pull into the parking lot.  We also welcome part time campers. We work with families to make last minute changes and issue credits.  Most camps do not allow this flexibility. One change we have to make this summer is with registration. Campers must be registered by 12noon on the Thursday before the week your child is going to attend camp.  This change applies to part time campers and families that register week by week.  Those who have already registered for the summer do not need to make any changes.  We need this lead time to assemble smaller groups and to notify families which group and location their child should report to.Smaller Groups – Campers will be divided into smaller groups this summer.  Campers and staff will stay with the same group from start to finish to the degree this is possible.  Siblings will be assigned to the same group (unless parents request otherwise) The smaller groups will look more like 12-15 kids with 2 counselors.  Face Masks – Campers and counselors will wear masks as in all situations as recommended by CDC. Disposable masks will be available when needed, but families should provide 2 clean masks each day for their child.  Masks need to be washed daily.Distancing – Each group will adhere to social distancing standards of 6 feet.  Face masks are not a replacement for distancing.  While we used to have 6 campers at a table working on an art or science project – this summer we’ll have 2 kids working at opposite ends of the tables.  At lunch, spots will be painted on the grass to remind kids what 6 feet is.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 by incorporating the use of tents.  In the past we’ve done art projects, presentations, movies inside – this summer we’ll be outside with those activities as much as possible.Drop Off & Pick Ups – If possible, families should have the same person do drop off and pick up each day – again to limit contacts.  Those doing drop off and pick ups must wear masks. Only one person at drop off and pick up.  If possible, older adults 65+ should not be tasked with drop off or pick up. You will be notified in advance of which group your camper is in and the location will be readily marked so you’ll know where to head. No one who is ill, has symptoms of COVID 19 or is self-quarantining due to close contact with a COVID 19 positive person can do drop off or pick up.  Parents will respect distancing with staff and other campers during all interactions.At Drop Off – Campers will report directly to the head counselor of their small group – Not the one point drop-off we’ve used in the past.  At check in – every camper will be screened for temperature, the adult dropping off the camper will be asked the same screening questions everyday – even if the camper has attended each day of camp.  If a camper has a temperature of 100.4 F or greater they will not be allowed at camp.  At Pick Up – One person will show up for pick up.  Information, unless urgent regarding the camper’s day will be communicated via phone or through email whenever possible.  Campers will be ready to go and pick up will be swift.  Hygiene – Campers will wash hands upon arrival at camp, before and after using the bathroom, before and after eating and throughout the day as deemed necessary.  Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout camp. Camp groups will be assigned a specific bathroom and will use that one exclusively. We ask that campers who have long hair have it up and away from their faces while at camp.Food – Camp will continue to participate in the Federal Summer Lunch Program supplying a morning snack and lunch.  If you prefer your child can pack a lunch, snacks & beverage.  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.  No food will be shared between campers and no birthday cakes or treats this summer.  Camp is Peanut and Treenut Free.  Please keep this in mind when packing your child's lunch.Cleaning – Our facilities have always been cleaned daily and often throughout the day and that will continue with disinfection of all common and frequently touched surfaces on a regular schedule throughout the day and as deemed necessary.  Equipment & Supplies – Toys and sports equipment will be cleaned after each round of play and before another group uses them.  We will not use sensory tables, soft stuffed animals or dress up clothes.  Each camper will have their own art supplies in a Ziploc bag with their name on it.  They will be the only ones that use them.Backpacks & Stuff – Camper’s backpacks and belongings will be stored in each small group’s classroom in each camper’s specific and labeled spot. Do not send more “stuff” than fits in your camper’s back pack.  At this point we don’t have word on being able to attend the pool.  If we do campers will need to bring a towel and swim suit.Sick Kids or Family – If a child, staff person or parent tests positive for COVID 19 then they will not be allowed at camp until they no longer test positive and have had no fever for 72 hours without fever reducing medications or for a minimum of 2 weeks, whichever is longer.  If there is a confirmed case of COVID 19 at camp families will be notified and the smaller group will close down and await guidance from the Department of Health and their tracing team before resuming.  New this year – each day at drop off families will need to provide the phone number of an adult that can pick up their child if the child becomes ill at camp.  This pick up needs to happen within 15 minutes – so parents working out of town will want to consider this before the start of camp.  A sick camper will be isolated immediately upon symptoms and a staffer will remain with them until they are picked up.Travelers- Campers from other states will be eligible to attend camp after they have been quarantined after entering VT for 14 days.  If a camper or staff member leaves the state for a visit or vacation, they will not be able to return to camp until they have been quarantined in VT for 14 days.  Staff – We’re happy to announce that Ben Lovelette has been named as Day Camp Director.  Ben is a 2020 Graduate of UVM and will be taking a position at St. Albans City School as a Math & Social Studies teacher.  Ben was on staff last year as a counselor.  He’s been working on adjustments to camp in light of COVID19 from the start with our Program Manager Andrew Gratton and myself.  All staff will be screened in the same manner as campers each morning and will adhere to the same protocol listed above for a sick camper. We’re also delighted that we have a high number of returning staff from last year with 7 new staffers joining us.  Even in light of everything going on – we plan to have a great summer!We reserve the right to make changes at any time – We have spent a great deal of time considering what changes need to happen to make our camp a fun and safe place to be.  We are prepared to adapt, alter or cancel camp at any time if state recommendations change.  As health guidelines change and risk decreases or increases if we need to make changes we will not hesitate to do so.  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.  That said, the precautions we’re taking will undoubtedly add a few minutes to your drop off time in the morning.  Please bear with us.  We’ll be in contact with families throughout the summer and please contact us anytime you have a question, concern or suggestion at 802-524-1500 x *266 or at k.viens@stalbansvt.comConclusion – (for now) This is by no means an exhaustive list. We have been meeting for weeks discussing activities, deciding what equipment we need to ad, organizing extensive trainings for staff and thinking outside the box.   As a staff we will continue to meet and make adjustments daily. The Vermont Department of Health has issued  revised Guidance for Childcare Programs, Summer Programs & Afterschool Programs in light of COVID 19.  We will strictly adhere to those requirements or exceed them.  We value the trust and confidence you place in us to provide a safe environment for your family and we’ll continue to be in touch. Contact the office at 524-1500 x *266, x *268 or the Recreation Cell phone at 309-1810THEMES FOR EACH WEEK WILL BE ADDED SOON-Week 1 - June 1st - June 5thWeek 2 - June 8th- June 12thWeek 3 - June 15th-June 19th Week 4 - June 22nd - 26th:  Week 5 - June 29th - July 3rd Week 6 - July 6th - 10thWeek 7 - July 13th - 17thWeek 8 - July 20th - 24thWeek 9 - July 27th - 31stWeek 10 - August 3rd - 7thWeek 11 - August 10th - 14thWeek 12 - August 17th - 21stPayment options: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. Autopay: 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 us at 802-309-1810
 
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Learn to Swim Level 3
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Learn to Swim Level 1
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Learn to Swim Level 2
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Learn to Swim Level 3
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Preschool Level 2
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Preschool Level 2
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Learn to Swim Level 3
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Preschool Level 1
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Preschool Level 3
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Learn to Swim Level 1
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)
 
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross (2020) - Learn to Swim Level 2
Important Notice for all Preschool Level 1, 2 & 3 and Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 particpants for Summer 2020 lessons:Due to COVID19 safety requirements, if you are registering for any of the above classes, an adult will have to accompany the child in the water.  Hands on, physical support is necessary at these levels and impossible to provide by the instructor while adhering to distancing requirements. If you are unable to have an adult accompany your child or you need to switch times to work with your schedule just let us know.  You can call the office at 802-524-1500 x *266 or *268.  The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  There are lots of options for families! We believe we're offering choices that will fit every family's needs and scheduling.  We've created several options for day time, evening with several different sessions.  We maintain a very low teacher to student ratio creating a great aquatic experience for all.Lessons you can choose from: See Level descriptions below.Parent & ChildPreschool  - kids ages 3-5Learn to Swim - kids ages 6-18Adult Lessons - ages 16+Stroke Isolation - ages 7 to adult (see separate program listing to register)Aqua Fitness Class - ages 14 to adultLifeguard TrainingJunior Lifeguard TrainingWSI - Water Safety Instructor Training Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                                                  (REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS SEPARATELY) If after reviewing the guidelines, you're still not sure which class to register your child for, contact the office at 524-1500 x *266 for Kelly or x *268 for Andrew or after June 1st you can contact the pool house at 524-6796 We're happy to help. :)