The Orwell Free Library received a Summer Matters Grant from Vermont Afterschool, Inc to offer 4 weeks of Day Camp to Orwell and Benson children, 1st grade-6th grade, and a Band Camp for kids between grades (rising) 5 and 7.
Here is more about the funding from Vermont Afterschool, Inc:
“Vermont Afterschool is proud to work with Governor Phil Scott’s office, Senator Bernie Sanders’ office, and the Vermont Agency of Education to establish the Summer Matters for All Grant Program. A total of $3.85 million will be awarded to programs in 13 counties to expand access to summer enrichment opportunities for K-12 youth this summer. Read the Governor’s press release on the grants here.
As we emerge from the pandemic, Summer 2021 will be an important time for Vermont’s youth to re-engage, connect, learn and heal; meet the immediate needs of families; and inform efforts to provide universal afterschool in the future.”
With this funding, we will offer 4 weeks of day camp during the month of July in the fields and forests of Orwell Village School. Each week will have a theme. Our themes are “The Great Outdoors”, “Art, Music, & Movement”, “S.T.E.M. Discovery”, “Games, Games, Games!!!”, and a Band Camp for older elementary aged children.
This is a very quick turn-around from funding announcement to camp beginning and we are excited to take on the challenge
Check out our summer programming brochure to find out more about each week or continue reading.
With the help of this funding, we will also offer Story Time for families with younger children and teen nights throughout July.
We are excited to provide this opportunity to the kids and look forward to a great summer This, along with the 3+ week options provided by SVUUD will give our children a chance to connect and have fun after a challenging year. To learn more about what Slate Valley is offering, visit their website here.
To sign up your child, fill out our registration form on our camp page. We will be in contact asap.