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Children's Programs & Activities
for ages 3 - 4 years

Discovery Dynamos and fun activities for your children!

June 6 - September 1, 2014.

Discovery Camp Activities

Discovery Dynamos All-Day Program
For Ages 3 - 4 years.
Offered daily, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Regular price $85 per child per day. Discovery Dynamos daily programs are INCLUDED for those children paid to be on the FamilyFest or Adventure Connection Vacation Package.


Discovery is exactly what this all day program is about. Youngsters will explore Vermont nature and the forests, make creative crafts, search for Mogul Mouse and Billy Bob Bear, make new friends and have plenty of play time too.

Children are placed in groups based on age and developmental abilities. Typically 3 year-olds are placed together and 4 year-olds are placed together. If you wish children of different ages to be in the same group, the older child will be placed with the younger child, in a group appropriate to the younger child.

Discovery Dynamos Program is licensed by the State of Vermont Social Rehabilitation Services to ensure the best programming and care possible for children ages 3-4. Children must be completely toilet trained to participate in the Discovery Dynamos program. No pull ups or diapers are allowed in this program.

Theme of the Day(Click here for more details.)
The Dynamos are given a new theme each day to keep activities fresh and give children a chance to discover new facets of themselves and the world around them. While many themes are present throughout the entire week, giving 3 and 4 year-olds a focus each day helps them succeed and enjoy their day without mom and dad.

Every day kids will play at one of our water facilities, re-energize with snack time, and relax during story and quiet time. During water play, groups will get to play in one of our wading pools carefully supervised by lifeguards and counselors.
Sunday — Creative Crafts
We'll use our imaginations to create projects using a variety of materials such as clay, paint, and recycled items.

Monday — Blend, build, mix and match
We'll play with different tools for measuring, mixing, building and blending of solids and liquids. Final creations will be used for playing, eating, or building!

Tuesday — Mogul Mouse & Billy Bob Bear Mystery
Mogul Mouse and Billy Bob Bear are lost! We'll follow clues around the Village to find them and then pose for a group photo.

Wednesday — Gotta Move
This will be an action-packed day filled with running and jumping as we test physical abilities and build self-confidence by going through a mini-obstacle course and enjoying other movement activities. We'll finish the day watching an exciting show featuring Stanley the Supernova Disc Dog and his pals.

Thursday — Theme Parade Day & Creative Fun
This day is focused on making costumes for our afternoon theme day parade. (All parents are invited to the parade on the Village Green at 3:30 pm.)

Friday — Rockin' Rhythms and Musical Fun
We'll start the day with a sing-along with the Friendly Pirate, followed by an afternoon of play and fun.

Saturday — The Great Reservoir Adventure
We'll learn about frogs through puppet games, fun stories, and arts & crafts. Then we'll hike to the Village Reservoir to see frogs and tadpoles up close, and explore the nature of a forest pond.
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Every Day Activities Sampling

Discovery Camp Pool Activities
Water Play
Groups will get a chance to play in one of our wading pools daily, which are 2 1/2 feet deep and are carefully supervised by counselors and lifeguards, or our new Splashville Splash pad, daily.

Rest/Story Time
Please let us know if your child normally takes a nap and at what time and for how long. We will group the children as best we can.

Snack Time
Groups will get a snack in the afternoon. There is a different snack every day. Check out our bulletin board, located at the Discovery Camp Check-in, for the current Snack Schedule.

How to find your child during the day: The best time to check on your child is at lunch time, which is 11:15 am in the Meeting House. The Guest Service Desk can also help you locate individual groups.

Typical Day in Camp:
9:15 am - 9:45 am Check in/Registration
9:45 am - 11:00 am Morning Activities
11:15 am Lunch time in the Meeting House
11:45 am - 4:00 pm Afternoon activities (e.g., pool time, snack time, arts & crafts, and games)

All children must be picked up by 4:00 pm at the Discovery Center.

All children in this program must be out of diapers and pull-ups. Typical Child to Counselor Ratio is 1:5. Arrangements can be made for children requiring more individual attention than with the above ratio for an additional fee.

Camp Program Lunch
For your convenience, we invite your children to participate in our optional Children’s Program Lunch at an additional fee of $6.15 per child, per day, plus tax. The lunch buffet includes:

hot entrées • whole wheat pasta & sauce • tossed salad • carrots & celery • assorted fruits • assorted salads
applesauce • soy butter & jelly • pudding • Jello • water • lemonade • milk • chocolate milk

SUNDAY Mexican day

MONDAY Grilled cheese, veggie burger, and broccoli

TUESDAY Lasagna rolette, broccoli, and garlic bread

WEDNESDAY Hamburger, veggie burger, mashed potatoes, and corn

THURSDAY Baked chicken nuggets, veggie burger, and broccoli

FRIDAY Pepperoni pizza, and cheese pizza

SATURDAY Turkey & cheese roll-ups, broccoli, and garlic bread

Please Note: If you have not packed a lunch we will bill your guest account $6.15 + tax for camp lunch.
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What should you wear?
• Sturdy sneakers or hiking shoes. NO SANDALS allowed.
• Dress for an active outdoor day, including sweatshirt, light jacket or raincoat if needed.
• Please label all of your belongings.

What should you bring to the program?
• Backpack or bag
• Bathing suit & towel
• Camp registration card
• Change of clothes
• Close-toed sturdy shoes
• Sunscreen
• Water bottle

Optional:
• Water shoes
• Bug Repellent



For your best value and to assure a spot, call to pre-register for our
All-Day Camp Program.

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American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Program (click for details)

Do you have trouble fitting in swim lessons for your children in your busy Summer schedule? Now you can incorporate your child’s and adult swim lessons into your Summer vacation! As an American Red Cross Authorized Provider, this Summer Smugglers' will once again be offering Red Cross Learn-to-Swim group lessons for ages 3-16 years.

These classes provide instruction to help swimmers develop their swimming and water safety skills. The program is designed to give students a positive learning experience. Learn-to-Swim teaches aquatic and safety skills in a logical progression. There are six learn-to-swim levels. Each level builds on skills learned in the previous level. Children who have not participated in Red Cross lessons previously will be placed appropriately based on their current swimming skills.

The Learn-to-Swim program will run Monday through Friday and classes will meet in the morning to permit children to participate in Summer Fun University for the rest of the day. Children ages 3-16 years are able to participate in this program. Classes will have a 1 instructor to 6 student teaching ratio. The cost is $80 for the sessions for Levels 1-4 and $115 for Levels 5 & 6.

Our popular Private Swim Instruction Programs for infants and adults, and our Mom & Me, Dad & Me ... Parent and Child Aquatics programs for children uner 3 years of age are offered daily this Summer.
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Kids' Night Out (click for details)

If your ideal Summer vacation includes a romantic dinner or an evening out socializing at one of our adult events, we offer Kids' Night Out at TREASURES. Kids enjoy dinner and fun activities, such as dodge ball, scavenger hunts and art projects with our caring staff. Your children, accompanied by our staff, will have the option of attending scheduled family evening entertainment. The evening closes with ice cream, popcorn and a movie.

June 6 - September 1, 2014.

Tuesday, Wednesday & Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm. $30 per night, per child; for youngsters 3 - 11 years old. Children must be potty trained. 24 hour advance reservation required.
50% cancellation fee within 24 hours.
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Click Here to download Kids' Night Out Registration Form

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Babysitting Services (click for details)

Evening Babysitters:
TREASURES will help to arrange a private caregiver for evenings in your vacation home. Babysitters will entertain your children at home with games and stories, or take them to evening family activities if you wish.

A non-refundable $10 finders fee per babysitter is paid to TREASURES. A $12/hour, first child, $1/hour each additional child payment is made directly to babysitter for this service. Large groups of children will require multiple sitters. 48-hour advance reservations required, space available basis. Once we have confirmed your babysitter, changes in arrival time of the sitter may not be feasible. Call 802-644-1193 to make your arrangements for babysitters.

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