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Summer Program

July 5 - 29, 2022

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Welcome to the Rivendell Interstate School District summer day-camp which will be held at both Westshire Elementary School and Samuel Morey Elementary School (depending upon which school your child attends)! Our camp is geared for children entering 1st - 5th grade!

Our summer camp is a structured program which offers an array of daily activities which may include arts and crafts, soccer, line dancing, community service, music fun, basketball, volleyball, cooking classes, jump rope, obstacle courses, gardening, team-building skills, and more! We also work in conjunction with the schools to provide daily enrichment activities that help children improve with their literacy and math skills through highly engaging and hands-on activities and project-based learning opportunities!

We have put together this information packet in hopes of answering your questions about our program and informing you about all we have to offer. After you have looked it over, please feel free to contact me at any time with any questions or concerns you may have!

Hope Cataldo, Director Rivendell Interstate School District 

What You Need to Know!

REGISTRATION PROCEDURES:  Registration is open on April 4th at 8:00 AM and will close on April 15th at 6:00 PM. We will be utilizing  the same online program that is currently being used for the after school program:  https://www.ezchildtrack.com/AfterTheBell/ . If you already have an account, you will simply need to  enroll your child in the program. If you do not have an account, you will need to make one prior to  enrolling your child. Only 25 students from each school will be accepted into the program per day, due  to licensing requirements. Online applications will be processed in the order they are received. 

CAMP HOURS:  Camp is open Monday-Friday, beginning Tuesday, July 5th - Friday, July 29th . Summer camp runs  from 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM . This year, there will be NO transportation available for students to get to camp  and back home. Please plan accordingly. Furthermore, parents will be able to utilize our aftercare/late  pick up, which will run 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM at an additional cost, staff permitting . For those that utilize  this service, the schools will close promptly at 5:00 PM. Your child must be picked up in a timely manner  and, barring an emergency, there will be an additional fee of $5.00 per child for every 15 minutes you are  late. This additional charge will be strictly enforced and will need to be paid before your child can return  to the program. If we cannot find staff to work these extra hours, you will be notified 2 weeks before the  start of camp. 

DAILY DROP OFF & PICK UP PROCEDURE:  Drop off and pick up will take place in the bus loop and students will be asked to enter through the front  of the school. Parents will not be allowed inside the school buildings. Campers will be checked in and out  each day by a staff member, who will remain in the front doorway 8-8:30am and 3:00-3:30pm. If your  child is dropped off later or needs to be picked up earlier, please contact your site coordinator. 

MEALS:  Breakfast, lunch, and a healthy morning snack will be provided each day. For those in after care, there  will also be an afternoon snack provided. A calendar of meals will be provided at the beginning of camp.  All meals will be free, but you are welcome to provide food for your child if you would like. 

SWIMMING LESSONS:  Our local pools are not able to provide swimming lessons this summer, but we will have regular field trips  to swimming locations. For those attending WES, we are planning on having weekly trips to Treasure  Island. For those attending SME, we are planning on having weekly trips to Pastures. 

COVID-19:  Based on the most recent information from the state, we look forward to returning to some of our  "normal" elements, including field trips, inter-mixing students and using "outside" instructors. We are  currently following school protocol, so masks will be optional. We are putting out our materials with the  best intentions, but please note, due to future state guidance there may be changes. We will communicate  clearly and often about any changes to our programming. 


  • Sunscreen & hat, sneakers
  • Bathing suit & towel
  • Water bottle
  • Extra set of clothes
  • Reading book
  • Bag lunch (only if your child does not want served lunch).
  • Optional: goggles, PFDs /life jackets for swim trips. 
  • Please leave personal toys at home. 

FIELD TRIPS:   Field trips are to area attractions and events will be taken primarily on Friday’s. The cost of the field trip  is included in the daily fee. Camper t-shirts must be worn on all field trips. This is for the safety of the  campers and helps us keep our group together. If your child is suspended from a field trip or chooses not  to attend the trip, you will have to make other arrangements for care as the building will be closed.  Inappropriate behavior on field trips could result in the loss of field trip privileges for the following field  trip. Continuous bad behavior will result in the permanent loss of field trip privileges or removal from the  program. 

BEHAVIOR POLICY:  At our summer camp, we take behavior very seriously and expect the best from our students. We are  doing everything we can to create a fun and safe place for them to learn and grow, and therefore need the  cooperation of all involved!  We will be implementing a 3-strike policy for behavioral concerns. These concerns include any form of  bullying or harassment, not listening to adults, and/or creating an unsafe environment for those involved,  including running away. Each day, a child will be given 3 opportunities to follow the rules of the program  and participate in a fun and safe way. If after those three opportunities, your child continues to break the  rules, the following will take place. 
The First Time: There will be a phone call and email home explaining what has taken place and creating  a plan to help alleviate any problems. 
The Second Time: Will result in a call home with you or an emergency contact being asked to come pick  up your child from the program for the night. Students will then be asked to miss the next day of the  program, and will not be reimbursed for any payments made. We will then ask for a face-to-face meeting  to take place to discuss the behaviors and come up with a plan to help the students succeed in the  program. 
The Third Time: There will be a call home, with the child asked to be picked up, and asked to stay home  for the remainder of the week. A face-to-face meeting will then be set up to discuss a potential return plan to camp. 

We want everyone to be safe and enjoy their time at the program. We want our students to have a great  time, thus, if there is violence of any kind, an investigation will take place, which could lead to a child  being asked to find an alternative summer program. Our staff will reinforce these rules daily, working to  ensure all students are kept happy and safe. Thank you for your continued support! 

 summerprogram payment schedule

Additional Information!

BIKERS & WALKERS : We encourage our campers to get as much exercise as possible and encourage them to ride to camp if possible. If you prefer your child to walk or bike to and from After the Bell, we will need written permission. We encourage the use of helmets and will not be responsible one the child has left the property.

PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION: The RISD summer staff is unable to dispense prescription medication without written consent from a parent or guardian. If your child requires prescription medication during the day, please make arrangements with the director. We will have a nurse on staff, but days may vary.

NON-PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION: The following medication can be given with written parental consent, only at the dose recommended and only for the duration and method of administration recommended on the manufacturer’s label.

  • Antihistamine
  • Non-aspirin fever reducer/pain reliever
  • Anti-itching ointment or lotion (specifically for itch relief only).
  • Decongestant

A physician’s written authorization is required to dispense non-prescription medication not listed above.

SICK CHILD POLICY: If your child is sick at camp, you will be responsible to pick your child up or send someone else to transport them home. We do not have a place for sick children at camp. As a general rule of thumb, if your child is not feeling well, please keep them home.

PHOTO RELEASE: Once you register your child, you will be prompted to complete a photo release form. This will give permission for summer camp staff to take photographs for newsletters, Vermont Afterschool and Summer Camp Inc., the media, or any other positive and wholesome portrayal of the program to the public!

TENTATIVE DAILY SCHEDULE Monday - Thursday, Friday Off-Site Field Trips!
Students must be enrolled prior to attending. Drop ins will not be allowed.

  • 8:00 - 9:00 Drop Off, Breakfast, & Morning Meeting
  • 9:00 - 10:00 Active Learners Centers: Reading, Writing, Math
  • 10:00 - 10:15 Morning Snack
  • 10:15 - 10:45 Recess
  • 10:45 - 11:45 Genius Hour - Project Time
  • 11:45 - 12:15 Lunch
  • 12:15 - 12:45 Recess
  • 12:45 - 1:00 Quiet Time - Coloring, Reading, Puzzles
  • 1:00 - 2:30 Themed Activity / Swimming Outing
  • 2:30 - 3:00 Free Play / Pick Up
  • 3:00 - 5:00 After Care - $10 per day / child 

SUMMER THEMES (Subject to Change)

Week 2: ANIMAL ADVENTURES: Throughout this fun week, students will learn about animals throughout different parts of the world during their Genius Hour. They will participate in activities that will expand their knowledge of animals, as well as possibly create their own animal. To end the week, we will be visiting a center to witness animals first-hand!

Week 2: TRAVEL THE WORLD: Campers will have the opportunity to travel the world from their elementary school! They will learn each day about a different country or continent, and get to dive deeply into a country of their choosing to learn more about. We will be cooking and baking dishes that will truly allow the students to immerse themselves into the culture and end the week with a trip to a museum!

Week 3: WATER WEEK: This week is all about one thing: WATER! Whether it be learning about water through weathering or getting outside and having a blast on our slip-n-slide, your child will see all aspects of water that they never knew before. Our week will end with a trip to Whales Tale Water Park where students will truly get to see water in action!

Week 4: FARM TO TABLE: Campers will have an opportunity to explore Vermont's small-scale farming and local food culture in this hands-on program. Campers will work with our trained Farm to School instructors to help grow their own school garden. Working in small groups, they may prepare/cook specific dishes with the goal of preparing a local, well-balanced meal that is both visually appealing and tasty. Campers will gain understanding of how eating locally grown food benefits humans and our earth.


There are many local summer camps.

Hope Cataldo at 603-353-2170 or email