Please find the Admitted Camper Forms at the bottom of this page.
Here are some PCP basics for Parents and Campers:
Arrival: Please plan to arrive between 2-4pm on Sunday. We will provide a tour of the campus, and ask you to complete any last minute paperwork. All parents must leave the campus by 4pm. Please note that we do not provide lunch on check-in Sunday, so it is best to feed your camper before you arrive.
Communications: All campers are UNPLUGGED! No phones for texting or calling are allowed. We encourage you to write letters and mail them to your camper at: 1361 Hooker Rd., Leicester VT 05733. Your children love to hear their names called at mail time!
Semi-weekly on Tuesdays and Fridays we will update either our Facebook page or our website with photos and information about current camp activities. www.pointcp.com – under flickr photos. Camp email is checked daily, and that email address is: email@example.com.
Expect that you will receive a short note from your camper’s counselor once during the session. Music Faculty write a note directly to the camper’s Music Teacher at the end of the session.
Safety: The health and safety of our campers is our number one priority. We have a certified lifeguard on duty during all swimming activities. Swim skills for each camper are assessed the first day of camp. Swimming lessons are provided, upon request. Campers are not allowed off campus without camp staff.
Health Form: A completed health form for each camper must be returned to camp by June 15th. In addition to the immunization record and assessment of health by a physician, each family’s health insurance information is requested. Be sure JennyB is made aware of all recent physical or mental health conditions and prescription medications. We have a consulting physician who sees our campers when necessary. We provide a separate quiet space for campers who need to spend a night away from other campers. Porter Hospital in Middlebury is fifteen minutes away in case of emergencies.
Camper Electronics: All campers are unplugged! (please read separate electronic policy)
- Cell Phones are not allowed and will be confiscated by staff.
- iPods – allowed ONLY for music and ONLY during rest hour, and will be confiscated if used inappropriately.
- We discourage camp telephone use by campers except for rare emergencies.
Miscellaneous Expenses: On the final day of each session, parents will be asked to write a check for any miscellaneous expenses incurred by your camper such as laundry and a camp T-shirt/hat. Campers can send their laundry out once a week; no laundry is done at camp. Each camper’s laundry is handled individually and billed by the pound. A typical expense per week is $30.00.
Physical Activity: We encourage campers to participate in activities that are physically active, like jogging, hiking, frisbee, and watersports. All campers are required to take a swim test.
Visiting Policy: Parents or friends of campers are welcome to visit camp on Sunday afternoons. Please notify us if a non-family member has your permission to visit your child and/or take them off camp. For visitor swimming there is a public beach on the other side of Lake Dunmore (Branbury State Park).
Homesickness: A few campers may experience a degree of homesickness, particularly if this is the first time on their own. Overcoming homesickness and achieving independence are important lessons for campers. Research and experience proves that campers who are involved in activities and who make friends with other campers and/or staff, adjust to their new environment with ease. We will contact you if homesickness persists and work together with you to ease the problem.
Campers enjoy receiving mail! Write positive and encouraging letters. Upon request, we have a “Homesick” cd/dvd set by a noted camp psychologist, to help prepare for this time away from home.
Accommodation and Food Basics: PCP cabins are rustic, and lovingly graffiti-ed with campers’ memories from the past 40+ years. Our campers’ bathroom facilities have hot water and private shower stalls. Our water is treated and monitored daily.
We are a nut-free facility. We offer fresh and healthy meals, with vegetarian options daily. A high priority is placed on providing well-balanced meals. Please let us know of food allergies prior to arriving. In order to maintain rodent and vermin-free living areas, we do not allow food in the cabins. Campers should not bring food into camp or receive it from visitors or in the mail; it will be confiscated.
Mid-Sunday Camper Concert
The campers have the opportunity to perform for parents each Sunday during the session at 3:30pm. Campers will display their progress on one of their pieces in our RecHall; this is merely an opportunity to hear progress, rather than a formal concert. Parents are welcome on-campus after 3pm. After the concert, parents are welcome to take their campers off-campus for dinner, and return them to campus by 7:30pm.
A non-sectarian Sunday service is held each week, out-of-doors whenever possible. At this time, a member of the camp staff speaks about topics such as friendship, appreciation of nature, sharing, teamwork, and caring for each other. As an ensemble, our cabin counselors perform at this service.
Final Camper Concert
The final camper concert is held on Saturday at 1pm at the Salisbury Congregational Church a few short miles from camp. Concert dress is required for campers.
Last day Pickup
Please plan to arrive on campus between 10am – Noon on Saturday, the last day of the session. Once you have picked up your camper’s belongings, enjoy lunch in town, and meet us at the final concert venue. We are responsible for feeding your campers their Saturday lunch, and transporting them to the final concert venue. Departure is post-concert; there is no need to return to campus.
Summer Mailing Address:PCP
1361 Hooker Rd.
Leicester VT 05733
Camp Telephone: 802- 247-8467 Typically, the best time to call and speak with JennyB is right before or after mealtimes. Our telephone policy restricts talking with campers except in the case of emergencies. Note that our phone is not manned 24/7, and only works in the summertime. In an emergency, call JennyB’s cell phone: 267-886-5359 however please be aware that cell phone reception is not always reliable at camp.
Here are some documents which will help you to prepare for camp! By June 15th, please mail the following forms to us at:PCP
1361 Hooker Rd.
Leicester VT 05733
- Health History Form
- Emergency Medical Release
- Letter to Counselor
Any other questions, please email Jenny at firstname.lastname@example.org . Thank you.