The Community Sailing Center has adapted it’s existing youth programming to provide a child care resource for front line workers and families affected by school closures. This program is a full day of care that combines indoor and outdoor time specifically tailored to abide by the state’s health and safety standards.
The Spring Adventure Sailing Camp is available between May 25 – June 26 with its first full week exclusively catering to children of eligible essential workers. After June 1st, the program will expand to include any families in our community seeking childcare.
- The program goes from 8 am to 5 pm on weekdays and caters to children between the ages 6-15.
- Children will participate in sailing on 23 ft long keelboats and on land science activities. They will explore topics such as weather, lake ecology, water quality, environmental stewardship, geology.
- Each day will be balanced with time dedicated to the children’s school requirements.
- Some families are eligible for financial support as essential workers via the State of Vermont during the week of May 25 – May 29. A direct subsidy of $200 a week per child is available those who qualify. After June 1st, the CSC is offering a discount of equal value to those children of essential workers.
Registration for Spring Adventure Sailing Camp is now open!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- What safety measures are you using to prevent the spread of COVID?
The CSC is committed to following the safety protocols as defined by the Department of Children and Families. This includes but is not limited to staggered pick-up and drop-off for families, daily health screenings, and regular cleaning and disinfection of the building and boats. For continued safety of the staff and the children, the facility will otherwise remain closed to the general public.
- Am I eligible for the essential personnel rate?
Visit Department of Public Safety to determine eligibility for childcare for essential persons. Some families are eligible for financial support as essential workers via the State of Vermont for the week of May 25 – May 29. After June 1st, a discount is available to children of essential workers.
- What should I do in the event my child or someone in their household gets sick?
If a camper becomes ill during the hours of the Spring Adventure Sailing Camp, their parent or guardian will be contacted immediately and the camper will be sent home as soon as possible. During the time the sick child remains at the CSC, they will be kept away from other campers to avoid spread of the contagion. If the child is exposed to an individual who has gotten sick, please notify the CSC as soon as possible.
- Will the CSC host childcare for the rest of the summer?
The CSC will run the Spring Adventure Sailing Camp from May 25 – June 26. We expect to reopen registration for summer camps on June 1st with an anticipated start of July 6th. These programs have been altered to accommodate the new restrictions as set by the State of Vermont.
- What will the daily schedule of activities include during this camp?
Children will participate in sailing on 23 ft long keelboats and on land science activities. They will explore topics such as weather, lake ecology, water quality, environmental stewardship, geology.
- Will scholarships be made available for families who cannot afford the full cost?
At present, the Community Sailing Center is exploring grants from state, municipal and private sources to help fund the significant increased costs of running camps within the new DCF guidelines. Our plan is to use existing financial resources to absorb these expenses and not pass them on to families, thus maintaining the current prices for camp. Should the Community Sailing Center be successful in our efforts to receive funding, we will do everything possible to meet demand for scholarship support. Do not hesitate to ask for financial assistance if you need it. We are hard at work to try and help.
For all questions related to program and registration, please contact Office Manager, John Nagle or call 802.864.2499.