SUMMER PASSPORTS NOW AVAILABLE!
We are very pleased to be able to provide our summer passports free to everyone this year! It has been a hard spring. With the added stress on all of our lives from the COVID shutdowns, there has never been a more important time to enjoy the benefits of spending time outdoors in nature.
Typically our passports are hyper-local resources that allow elementary students to earn points and win prizes for visiting local parks, farmers markets and community events. Due to the ongoing need to practice safe physical distancing, the summer passport this year consists entirely of fun, safe outdoor activities that you can complete anywhere!
Complete all 15 activities in the passport to earn a prize! Complete your passport and you will also qualify to win a grand prize $50 Gift Card to Dick’s Sporting Goods!
This passport was designed for K-5th grade students, but anyone is welcome to participate. Take a look at some sample pages below!
Download your passport, print it out and start having fun. Or just use it straight from your phone! Summer Passports are available for download in two formats. The first is a full page version. The second is laid out so that you can print it front and back and then fold in the middle to make a booklet. We ask for your email so that we can keep track of how many people participate. We will also send you a short survey in September to help us evaluate the program.
GET ONE IN THE MAIL!
We currently have funding to mail printed passports to families living in Rutland County and Windsor County, Vermont. Please do not request a passport by mail if you live outside of these counties. Everyone is welcome to download and print your own at home for free!
If you have children who attend Rutland City Public Schools, please do not request to have a passport mailed to you. Passports are being mailed home to every K-6th Grade family in partnership with the school district. Also keep an eye out for passports available at school lunch pick-up sites in Rutland County.
Funding for this program comes through the Vermont Department of Health, Rise VT, United Way of Rutland County, Mentor Connector, Casella Waste, Heritage Family Credit Union and the Rutland Regional Medical Center.
If you are interested in sponsoring the cost of passports being printed for families in another community, please contact us!
2019 Program Impact
Children more excited about physical activity
Families more physically active