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Smugglers' Award-Winning AutumnFest Children's Programs

Crafts, fun, games and more for ages 6 weeks - 7 years!

Kids' Connection & Autumn Adventures, September 2 - October 13, 2014

Our Kids' Connection program is available Monday - Friday, September 2 - October 10, plus Columbus Day Weekend, October 11-13, 2014 with advance reservations. The full-day program runs from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and the half-day morning program runs from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm for children 6 weeks to 7 years at TREASURES Child Enrichment Center. Children are encouraged to arrive before 9:30 am to maximize their participation in morning activities.

Kids' Connection is $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.
Autumn Adventures
Autumn Adventures is our AutumnFest Children's Program for children 8 years - 17 years and is based out of Outer Limits.

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
October 11 - 13, 2014

TREASURES will be available Saturday & Sunday October 11 - 12, 2014; 9:00 am - 4:00 pm for child care.
$85 per child, per full day program. $60 per child per morning session.

Kids' Night Out
- available on Saturday evening, October 11th from 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm including dinner, ice cream party, fun activities and crafts. Available for ages 6 weeks - 12 years at $30 per child. 24-hour advance reservations required.

Evening Babysitters

TREASURES can arrange for evening babysitting in your village home.
All TREASURES programs require 24 hour advance reservations.
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