Here are some PCP basics for Parents and Campers:
At PCP in order to be more attuned with nature and to create an authentic camp experience, we try to keep campers as unplugged as possible.
- Cell Phone Policy: the policy varies depending on the Director Music. Generally, phones are only to be used for listening to music or taking photos. Cell phones are not to be used for calling, texting, or social media. Some music faculty may decide to have a no phones policy. 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! 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.
- Camp Telephone: In the rare case of an emergency your camper can be reached via the camp telephone, 802- 247-8467. In an extreme emergency call our Executive Director, Jenny Beck’s cell phone: 267-886-5359.
- Camper Updates: Semi-weekly on Tuesdays and Fridays we will update either our Facebook page or our SmugMug with photos and information about current camp activities. Camp email is checked daily, and that email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Health/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. Campers are not allowed off campus without camp staff. We ask that every camper provides us with the required camp forms and medical history so that we can best care for the camper.
Dietary Restrictions/Allergies: to learn more about the food at PCP click here to be redirected to our kitchen page
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.
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.