One of the best and most complete children’s programs… Boston Globe

Award-Winning Child Care Programs at Smugglers' Notch Resort

TREASURES our million dollar Child Care Center


September 3 - October 14, 2013.

Over the years, Smugglers' has been single-minded in its approach to providing exceptional family vacations. That's why we built our state-of-the-art child care center - TREASURES. We have created a wonderland for infants and toddlers that is more accessible and more convenient for parents. Most importantly, while your children frolic in this fully-licensed center, you can rest assured that we continue to care for them with the same dedication and professional staff that has always been here for your family.

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TREASURES has some very special features for both kids and parents including air conditioning, giant fish tanks in every room, a multitude of age-appropriate toys, tiny toilets and small sinks, 5,400 square feet of indoor space, over 4,000 square feet of outdoor playground, one-way mirror viewing for parents, and easy drop off and pick up.


At TREASURES your infants and toddlers are in good hands with our caring counselors. Many of the staff are trained in first aid, CPR, child development and behavior management. And, our child-to-caregiver ratio assures full attention and the best possible care. Entertaining your kids will be no challenge at all!

Fireflies - 6 weeks to 16 months
Nurturing, experienced caregivers soothe and entertain our tiniest guests. Young children play, nap and eat according to their individual schedules in our well-equipped baby room, and enjoy mountain breezes while swinging in our screened in porch.

Little Dippers - 17 months to 3 years
This active group enjoys plenty of playtime to experience the ball pit, dramatic play area, dolls, puzzles and books at their own pace. They participate in art activities and spend time outdoors engaging in sand and water play, exploring the play equipment, and running through the sprinkler on warm days.

Little Rascals - 3 to 8 years
This award-winning program will stimulate and encourage your child to make new friends, discover the world around them and have fun. Daily activities include nature walks, outdoor sand and water play, literature based art experiences and lots of time to play with costumes, trains and construction toys. The Rascals take mini hikes to the Nature Center, river and Village Reservoir.

September 3 - October 14, 2013. Open daily 9:00 am - 4:00 pm for guests with Advance Child Care Reservations. Children are encouraged to arrive before 9:30 am to maximize their participation in morning activities. TREASURES is also open 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Columbus Day weekend, October 12-13, 2013.

October 15 - December 5, 2013*, open Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm for guests with Advance Child Care Reservations. Babysitting will be available on the weekends.
*Closed Thanksgiving, November 28, 2013
Open Friday November 29 - Sunday December 1, 2013, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


$85 per child, per full day program. $60 per child per morning session. 50% OFF TREASURES Full Day or Morning Half-Day Programs for AutumnFest Guests. Advance reservations required on a space available basis. Lunch and snacks included. 50% cancellation fee within 24 hours for all of TREASURES' programs.

AutumnFest Children's Programs
September 3 - October 14, 2013. Daily 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Kids' Connection, is our AutumnFest Children's Program for children 6 weeks to 7 years and is also located at TREASURES Child Enrichment Center.

Autumn Adventures is our AutumnFest Children's Program for children 8 years - 17 years and is based out of Teen Alley.

Thursday — Adventure & Crafts Day
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
A blend of two of our most popular activities, you can spend the day enjoying the beautiful Vermont Autumn outdoors by exploring Smugglers’ trails and playing games lead by our Adventure staff. Options include an array of sports, games, or adventures such as disc golf, geocaching, mini golf, creek exploration, and a trip to our reservoir where you can try out our new obstacle course! In the afternoon, we will open our Art Studio and you’ll have the chance to create take home projects such as friendship bracelets, journals, earth art, and more.

Friday — Nature Exploration
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Our forests come alive in the autumn, and we have some thrilling nature activities planned to make it easy to explore them with our guides. Head out into Smugglers’ Forest and Nature Trail network to check out a nearby ancient forest, then investigate a large beaver pond that features many dams and pools. After returning to the Resort Village for lunch, we'll head out to the Brewster River Gorge in the afternoon to see one of the coolest waterfalls in Vermont!

Saturday — Fall Foliage Hiking
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Start the weekend right by going to the Notch to enjoy one of Smugglers’ most fun and scenic hikes up to Sterling Pond, this body of water is at the highest elevation in the state. In addition to the scenic views of cliffs, mountains, and Fall foliage, participants will get a bag lunch to eat by the pond. After lunch, check out the Sterling Pond shelter on the historic Long Trail before hiking down Smugglers’ ski trails back to the Resort!

Sunday — Camping, Backpacking & Survival Skills
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Spend the day learning skills that you can use for life! Our guides will teach you how to set up and use all of our modern camping gear. You’ll head up to Ping’s Pavilion on our Nature Trail Network to put your skills into action as well as learn some survival skills by creating primitive debris shelters that will hold up to the elements. After lunch you’ll catch a shuttle to the base of Sterling to check out our backpacking center. Discover how to pack for a long hike including planning multiple overnights on the trail and learning skills like lightweight packing and “Leave No Trace” principles. Finish the day off by attempting to make fire without matches or lighters, using our bow drill set!

Autumn Adventures is $85 per child, per day; 50% OFF for AutumnFest guests. Includes lunch.
Columbus Day Weekend Kids' Night Out

If your Holiday Weekend plans include a romantic dinner or an evening out, we offer our Kids' Night Out program at TREASURES. Kids enjoy dinner, ice cream party, fun activities and crafts with our caring staff.

Saturday evening, October 12, 2013 from 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm. $30 per child (ages 6 weeks - 12 years). 24-hour advance reservation required. 50% cancellation fee within 24 hours. Call .
Evening Babysitting Services

Babysitting services in your home can also be arranged. Reservations for babysitting in your village home are taken daily 8:00 am - 4:00 pm at TREASURES, ext. 1180. 24 hours advance notice required.

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