Picture of REACH! activity

 Since 2001, the REACH! Afterschool and Summer Program have       provided afterschool and summer enrichment opportunities for all   students in the OSSU. Our current sites include programs for K-8 at   Craftsbury Schools, K-6 at Hardwick Elementary, and K-6 at Wolcott   Elementary. Any youth who resides in these towns may attend   REACH!,  even if they attend another school or are homeschooled. All   families are welcome. 

Our mission is to expand participants' horizons through engaging activities focused on academic improvement, cultural opportunities and community health and well-being. 

What we stand for:
Recreation: Plant the seed for enjoyable life-long physical activity.
Enrichment: Expand a child's horizon; connect the world around us.
Academics: Support and reinforce the learning from the classroom.
Culture: Explore diversity through drama, visual arts and music.
Health: Relate our choices to our well-being

Afterschool Programs:

Picture of REACH! program after school program

 Afterschool programs are held throughout the academic year and typically   begin on the first full week of school for 32-34 weeks. Programs are held   every day that school is in session, with the exception of half days. Programs   normally end the Friday before Memorial Day, but may extend closer to the   end of school depending. Enrichment programs include: recreation, art,   cooking, music, literacy, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and   Mathematics), theater, culture studies, sports, outdoor exploration, language   , and more. 




Summer Programs:
New this year! REACH! is offering a centralized summer camp program at our   Hardwick Campus for all families in Craftsbury and Wolcott. Through this   program we offer field trips (a camp favorite is Lake Eden Recreation Area),   small group tutoring, arts, themed enrichment, and recreation. During our summer programs we partner with Hardwick Recreation Committee and schools to provide seven weeks of summer programs. We offer swimming lessons, enrichment, tutoring, sports/adventure camps, and much more!


REACH! is in large part funded by a 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant from the VT Agency of Education. We are also supported by local school budgets, businesses, participant fees, many community partners, and friends.

Interested in making a donation or volunteering for REACH!? Contact program director Ceilidh Galloway-Kane at 802.472.2588 or email

We greatly appreciate the support of our community!  

Summer Learning Challenge
FREE - Grades K - 8 - Win Prizes Choose what interests you
June 22nd - August 14th | The more challenges you choose the more prizes you win! 
Challenges can be done on your own and/or you can join us throughout the summer by logging on virtually
Prizes have been donated by the Town of Hardwick Recreation Committee, Local businesses, and more!
Sign up today and we will send you full descriptions, a calendar of optional virtual activities, and how to earn and track points to win prizes!
To see more details or sign up visit 
REACH! staff will be available all summer to support you and your child as they work on these challenges.
Craftsbury Schools


Serves grades PK-12
Merri Greenia, Principal
1422 North Craftsbury Rd
Craftsbury Commons, VT 05827
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Hardwick Elementary


Serves grades PK-6
Patrick Penneck, Principal
135 South Main St.
Hardwick, VT 05843
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Wolcott Elementary


Serves grades PK-6
Matthew Foster, Principal
320 School Hill Dr.
Wolcott, VT 05680
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WES Reach Page Coming Soon