Chip-a-Tooth, Growing Years staying put on Basalt school campus this summer

Staff report

The Growing Years preschool and Camp Chip-a-Tooth programs will operate as usual this summer in the Red Brick Building on the Basalt Elementary School campus despite extensive construction elsewhere on the grounds.

The Red Brick Building was remodeled in 2016 and will not undergo further work this summer, so the early childhood education programs will be spared from disruption this summer.

Camp Chip-a-Tooth owner Deb Morrison said summer camp will start June 12. Parking and drop-off will be from Two Rivers Road, with access across from Timbo’s. She said that will be the access for all Red Brick Building entities.

The Summer Advantage program will still be offered to Basalt Elementary students, but at Crystal River Elementary School in Carbondale. Transportation will be provided from Basalt to Crystal River Elementary.

The Roaring Fork School District is undertaking nearly $30 million of projects at the Basalt public schools this summer. Athletic fields and gyms at the schools will be closed due to the level of activity.