490 4-H Road Derby, VT 05829
Mailing: PO BOX 565 Derby, VT 05829
The way we live our lives has been dramatically different the past two months due to Covid-19. The Vermont Department of Health has released a 13-page document that provides the guidelines for summer camps. While we have decided to open camp this summer,we will look different. The following is a quick summary of how things will be different:
*Day Camp ages 5-13 only.
*Campers will be in 2 groups of 16 to 20 campers and 3-4 staff that will stay together all week. These two groups will not be able to interact throughout the day.
*Campers will typically have two choices during activity blocks, which is less choices then typical.
*All camp activity areas will be open.
*Lunch and 2 snacks will be provided.
*No Thursday overnight or slide show on Friday.
*Any campers who do not reside in Vermont will need to comply with the Governors order and confirm they have quarantined for 14 days before attending camp.
*Campers will be screened at drop off each morning and those running a temperature or showing Covid-linked symptoms will not be allowed to stay.
*Parents and guardians are advised to consult with the child’s doctor before attending camp if they have any medical conditions that could put them into a higher risk group for Covid-19.
*Camp costs will stay the same $145 reduced rate and $190 full rate.
**There will not be any Residential, Teen Adventure Camps, CIT Camp, or Bear Cub Camps.
Under the current guidelines, Masks are required for all staff. Masks present so many challenges in a summer camp setting that if worn at all times would make it impossible to open camp. After multiple phone conversations with the Vermont Department of Health and local medical professionals, we are confident that the following policy around staff and masks will keep kids and staff safe falls within the guidelines.
*The guidelines encourage campers to wear masks, however campers will not be required to wear masks.
*Staff will be required to wear masks indoors.
*Staff will be required to wear masks outdoors when personal distancing is not possible.
To Register Email Jason at email@example.com
9 weeks of day camp June 8-Aug 7
Finally, please understand that although we are pleased to open camp this summer, we are extremely disappointed to be so restricted in how camp will look and so limited in our numbers and program offerings. Families who have already registered for camp this summer and who either do not feel comfortable sending their child or whose child cannot attend because we are not able to offer the camp they were attending will receive full refunds. We also imagine that many families will still have questions after reading this over. Questions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Calls to Annie at 673-5638 or Jason 673-4638 with questions are also welcome.
Whether on-site or off on a river trip, Coutts has been focused on creating week-long summer camp experiences that focuses on the whole child since 1929. One where, hearty and healthy meals containing many locally grown ingredients fuel and nourish bodies, a wide range of outdoor adventures keep kids physically active, and hands-on projects challenge minds, develop skills, and inspire creative expression.2020 Registration Form
Coed ages 5-13 yrs old. Each day we serve 2 snacks and a hot lunch. Drop off 8-8:30 am pick up 4-4:30pm Friday pick-up at 2pm. Thursday evening campers are welcome to stay for dinner, evening swim, campfire with songs and skits and overnight at no extra cost.
Week 1 June 22-26
Week 2 June 29-July 3
Week 3 July 6-10
Week 4 July 13-17
Week 5 July 20-24
Week 6 July 27-31
Week 7 August 3-7
Reduced Rate $145/week
Residential Camp: Coed ages 8-13 yrs old. Drop off Sunday 4 pm pick up Friday 2 pm.
Week 3 July 5-10
Week 4 July 12-17
Week 5 July 19-24
Week 6 July 26-31
Week 7 August 2-7
Reduced Rate $250/week
Coed ages 3-5 yrs old. Each day we serve a snack. Drop off 8-8:30am pick up 11:30 am at the beach.
Week 2 June 29-July 3
Week 4 July 13-17
Week 6 July 27-31
Week 7 Aug 3-7
Reduced Rate $70/week
Invaders of Darkness June 22-26 Ages 13-15
Experience a “day” at Camp by the light of the moon as Coutts goes nocturnal. Beginning the first day of camp, campers gradually stay up later and later (and sleep in longer) until we head out for a 2am hike up a local peak. Campers will participate in a mix of in camp activities and leave camp to paddle a river, hike a peak and much more. A summer favorite – this camp will fill early. Cost $340 reduced rate $275Mon. 8:30am-Fri. 2pm
Counselor In Training June 24-26 Ages 13-15
This camp offers a good introduction into the life of a Coutts counselor while providing training in camper management skills, first aid and facilitating camp activities. Upon successful completion, campers are eligible to return for a week as a Volunteer Camp Counselor. Cost $200 Wednesday 8:30am-Friday 2pm
Girl’s Basketball Camp July 13-17 Ages 12-15 Day or Overnight
With our new Coutts gym, we are excited to add this to our camp mix. Our focus will be on individual skill development and growing the basketball IQ necessary for dynamic team oriented basketball. However, we will also sprinkle in some zip lining, kayaking, holy cow swinging, and swimming. Overnight campers will join the other campers for campfires, evening swims, and other night adventures. Limit 20 girls. Cost Overnight $330 reduced rate $250 Mon. 830-Fri. 2pm Cost Day $200 Mon.-Thur. 8-4pm Friday 8-2pm
Hike,Paddle, Pedal July 20-24 Ages 13-15
The success of past summers’ epic VT Long Paddle and Pedal trips inspired us to blend the two modes of travel and add some hiking into the mix! Campers will start by shouldering packs for an overnight hike, switch their gear into dry bags to paddle canoes and camp out a riverbank, and finish with an overnight pedal to end safely back at Coutts. Cost $340 reduced $275 Sunday 4pm – Friday 2p
CT River Canoe July 27-31 Ages 12-15
The upper section of the CT River with its quick water, swimming holes, and amazing campsites, makes for a perfect canoe adventure. In addition to three nights paddling and camping on the river, this camp blends a bit of high ropes, climbing & holy cow swinging and other camp activities. Cost $300 reduced rate $250Mon. 8:30am – Fri. 2pm
Water Warriors August 3-7 Ages 13-15 Day or Overnight
Lakes, ponds, rivers, streams, brooks, and springs – the Kingdom is literally overflowing with opportunities for aquatic adventures. Our band of hardy and soggy water warriors will canoe, kayak, swim, splash and wade our way around these watery gems. Overnight $330 reduced rate $250 Mon. 8:30am –Fri. 2pm Day $200 Monday-Thursday 8-4pm Friday 8-2pm