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Welcome to Our Community Cares Camp in Richmond, Vermont!

We offer children  (ages 5 – 14) from  Eastern Chittenden County (Richmond, Huntington, Bolton, Jericho and Underhill) Vermont the opportunity to  enjoy healthy summer food and to participate in a free, fun and engaging summer day camp program on the grounds of the Camels Hump Middle School.  Our camp provides the kids in our community with  the chance to explore and be creative.  We nourish the whole child in a caring environment.   OCCC also provides internships to local teens to gain work experience as a junior counselor or culinary intern.

What is Food Insecurity? Do we have it in Eastern Chittenden County?

food in-se-cu-ri-ty:

  1. the state of being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food.


Many families in each of our towns struggle to get sufficient nutritious food on the table each day.  During the school year, kids can get meals for free or reduced prices at school.  During the summer – it is harder to meet those nutritional goals.   So how many kids is that, exactly?   Here are some numbers to ponder, sorted by town(s).

Elementary Schools

Bolton 35.85%
Huntington 30.00%
Richmond 24.80%
Jericho Elementary 19.28%
Underhill ID 15.46%
Underhill Central 13.57%

Middle Schools

Camels Hump 21.72%
Browns River 14.35%

How to apply?

Do you know a child from Richmond, Bolton, Huntington, Jericho or Underhill,  Vermont who might benefit from supportive and stimulating camp experience in our own community? If yes, please check out our Parent/Camper Information page to learn how.


Check out our newly updated staff page for pictures and bios of our talented and dedicated staff!


OCCC is a proud member of the Western Slopes Business Association.  You can learn more about local businesses and activities at their website http://www.westernslopesvt.org/

OCCC news

Celebrate Gardens!  Workshop and Plant Swap

OCCC has two fun Garden themed fundraisers coming up!  The Beneficial Wildflowers for Diverse Habitats Workshop, taught by Richard Dube & The Richmond Area Perennial Plant Swap.  Learn, Enjoy, & Donate

For more details check out our Blog Page

Enjoy these photos from Summer Camp 2014

Check out more pictures on our Gallery Page.