Family Day Update

Dear Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Vermont,

It is hard to imagine, but summer is here again. Plans are made, vacations are coming up, summer sports are in full swing and it is time to start planning for Saturday, September 15th, the first annual “Our Episcopal Family Day and Golf Tournament,” being held at the Basin Harbor Club in Vergennes, Vermont.

The planning is in full swing, the activities are growing, and the golfers are getting excited to play the Basin Harbor course. This is just the beginning. There will be face painting for the kids, bocce ball for the family and a silent auction, just to name a few of the Fun Day activities. The Fun Day events start at 12:00 Noon, but participants may arrive at the Basin Harbor Club any time after 10:00 a.m. and will have full use of the Basin Harbor grounds. At 3:30 p.m. there will be a celebration BBQ and silent auction for all participants of the day, golfers and Fun Day participants alike. All other food is at your own expense.

All Fun Day activities are $5 per person or $15 per family of three and over! The cost for this event is being highly subsidized. We wanted to make sure that every person who wanted to attend could. If you would like to make a gift to help defray the costs, please send your donation to: The Episcopal Diocese of Vermont: Family Fun Day, 5 Rock Point Road, Burlington, VT 05408.

Below, you will see all the activities available to participate in as the day moves along. There are a few activities that will charge a nominal fee: if you want to rent a kayak, canoe, or bike you may do so for a flat fee of $25.00 per person for all three for the whole day. If you want to take a museum tour at the Maritime Museum, it will cost $4.00 per child and $8.00 per adult. And finally, if you want to take a ride on the “The EScape” for a tour of Lake Champlain, it will cost $10.00 per person. Pre-registration for the boat tour and canoe/kayak/bike rentals is necessary.

Spending the day at the Basin Harbor Club affords the whole family a great time at a low per-person cost. In addition to the below activities, along with the fee-based events, you may bring with you: bikes, kayaks, canoes, and dogs (must be on leash). Please plan on making this day a true FUN day for the whole parish family. Please come as a parish family or individual member. At the top of the page are links to the registration forms for the Fun Day events. Pre-registration is essential, so please keep the deadline of September 1st in your mind as the summer rolls on.

More information on the Golf Tournament is coming soon. Add it to your calendar today. Please arrive at the course no later than 10:00 for a 10:30 shotgun start.

In the Peace of Christ,
The Rev. Rick Swanson
Chair, Our Episcopal Fun Day and Golf Tournament

Scheduled Family Fun Day Activities

Events Planned by Basin Harbor Club at NO cost to guests:

• Hay rides
• Bike rides
• Hiking
• Bounce house
• Face painting
• Tennis  – supplied tennis rackets & balls
• Croquet
• Badminton
• Frisbee golf
• Bocce ball
• Swimming (Lake, Pool)
• Paddle boats
• Surf boards w/paddle

Events planned by Episcopal Diocese of Vermont

• Cribbage tournament
• Croquet tournament
• Bocce ball tournament
• Additional children’s games
• Scavenger hunt (Multi-generational – family event)

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