Did you know that FREE Summer breakfast and lunch meals are available for children under 18 years of age? They are being offered at the following locations in Fair Haven:
If you have any further questions, please contact Ashley Bride (802) 265-3666.
Vermont State Parks Announces First Time Happy Campers Program:
Try out camping for free, gear included
MONTPELIER, VT – Vermont State Parks is excited to launch the new First Time Happy Campers Program at five parks during the months of July and August. Created in partnership with the Outdoor Gear Exchange, this program provides free camping for new campers, whose names will be chosen at random when they register here.
The program is designed to encourage families who haven’t camped before to give it a try. Participants will receive a free campsite, firewood, tents, camp stove, lantern and sleeping pads. If campers don’t have sleeping bags or don’t want to bring bedding from home, they can purchase sleeping bags online from the Outdoor Gear Exchange for a discounted rate of $34.95 for delivery to their home or pick up upon arrival at the park.
On Friday night, campers will be met by friendly park interpreters who will show them around and help set up their camp, providing camping tips and support throughout the weekend. Campers can attend interpretive programs, check out free fishing gear and enjoy all the parks have to offer.
Prior to the trip, participants will receive a packet containing a packing list and tips, meal and recipe ideas and other information to prepare them for their trip.
Participating parks are Bomoseen, Button Bay, Grand Isle, Stillwater and Woodford.
Interested campers can sign uphere and choose the park and weekend of their choice. Two families will be chosen each weekend with campsites located near each other, so they can meet other families new to camping. If many applicants choose the same weekend, winning entries will be selected at random (The Vermont Department of Libraries 2018).
Please view the video below to learn more about Vermont State Parks.