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

Discovery Dynamos and fun activities for your children!

June 15 - September 3, 2018.

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.

Discovery Dynamos All-Day Program

Discovery Camp Activities
Ages 3 & 4 years
Offered daily: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Meeting location: The Discovery Center adjacent to the Nature Center (Monday - Friday), TREASURES Child Care Center (Saturday & Sunday)
Check-in time: 9:15 am - 9:45 am. Prior to 10:00 am camp departure, groups play games, ice breakers, and playground fun.
Program cost: $95 per child, per day. Discovery Dynamos daily program is INCLUDED with the FamilyFest Package and 50% OFF the Daycation or SimplySmuggs Packages.
Optional camp lunch program: $6.15 plus tax or bring a bag lunch.

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.

RELAX, CREATE, DISCOVER. Dynamos explore a unique theme each day with fresh activities to give children a chance to discover new facets of themselves and the world around them. In our experience, offering 3 & 4 year olds a special focus each day helps them succeed and enjoy their day away from mom and dad. Children must be completely potty trained and out of diapers and pull-ups to participate in the Dynamos program.

Daily Activities(Click here for more details.)
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 enjoy one of our wadding pools carefully supervised by lifeguards and counselors.
Monday — Taking Flight
We will focus on birds that live in Vermont! We will dedicate the day to learning about birds through stories, bird watching and making our own bird feeders or bird houses!

Tuesday — "X" Marks the Spot
The day will be dedicated to going on treasure hunts. Throughout the day we will be finding buried treasure, hear stories and make our own treasure maps and treasure galore!

Wednesday — Gotta Move
This will be an action-packed day filled with moving and Grooving! The day will consist of an obstacle course, fun & games, and at the end of the day we will watch the 802 Disc Dogs.

Thursday — Performance Day
Today the kids will work on songs and performances for our Thursday afternoon showcase. (All parents are invited to the parade on the Village Green at 3:30 pm.)

Friday — Rockin' Rhythms
Come join us for a day filled with music! We will dedicate the day to making our own instruments, dancing and singing songs with Rockin' Ron the Friendly Pirate

Saturday & Sunday —
Discovery Campers will meet at TREASURES Child Care Center. Treasures staff will lead campers in craft making and indoor & outdoor group games. They will wade in Mountainside Lagoon and Turtle Slide, hike along our trails, visit the nature center and more.

Every Day Activities Sampling

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

Rest/Story Time
Please let us know if your child normally takes a nap, 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 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. Kids Camp Lunch Menu
What should you wear?

• Sturdy sneakers or hiking shoes. NO SANDALS or Crocs 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

• 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 under 3 years of age are offered daily this Summer.

Kids' Night Out (click for details)

If your ideal Winter vacation includes a romantic dinner or an evening out socializing at one of our adult events, we offer Kids' Night Out at FunZone 2.0. Kids enjoy dinner, art projects, access to the Ozone, arcade games and Laser Tag. The evening closes with ice cream sundaes and a movie.
June 15 - September 3, 2018.

Tuesdays from 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm.
$40 per night, per child; for youngsters 3 - 11 years old. (Price includes a $5 Fun Card for the FunZone 2.0 Arcade.)

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


Babysitting Services (click for details)

TREASURES will help to arrange a private caregiver for evenings in your vacation home. Babysitters will entertain your children in your resort home with games and stories, or take them to activities that are occurring at the resort, if you wish.

Reservations for babysitting can be made by calling TREASURES at extension 1193 directly from your condominium or by calling 802-644-1193. TREASURES will take reservations daily between 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. A 48 hour advance reservation is recommended.

A $15 non-refundable finders fee per babysitter is paid to TREASURES. A $15/hour, first child, $1/hour each additional child payment is made directly to babysitter for this service. A minimum of 2 hours is required. Sits with more than four children may require an additional sitter.

Holiday pricing for babysitting is $20/hour for the first child, $1/hour for each additional child. Holidays include: Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve, Valentine's Day, 4th of July, and Thanksgiving Day. 48 hour advance reservation is recommended.


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