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Children's Programs & Activities
for ages 7 - 10 years

Adventure Rangers and fun activities for your children!


June 17 - September 5, 2016.

This energetic age group is broken down into groups of 7 & 8 year-olds and 9 & 10 year-olds who enjoy a full slate of adventure activities daily! At Smuggs we give 7-10 year-olds freedom to choose the activities they like - every day! Campers select a main focus each day, plus everyday includes swimming, team building and other activities.

Adventure Rangers All-Day Program
Ages 7 - 10 years
Offered daily: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Meeting location: Adventure Tent on the Village Green (Monday-Friday), lower level of the Meeting House (Saturday & Sunday)
Check-in time: 9:15 am - 9:45 am. Prior to 10:00 am camp departure, groups play games, ice breakers, and team building games.
Program cost: $85 per child, per day. Adventure Rangers daily program is INCLUDED with the FamilyFest and Adventure Connection Vacation Packages.
Optional camp lunch program: $7.25 plus tax or bring a bag lunch.
Major in Fun - All day every day! (click for details)
Children in Adventure Rangers programs are given the opportunity to tailor their experience at Smuggs based upon their own interests. Within the Adventure Rangers program, they are grouped by age: 7 & 8 year olds and 9 & 10 year olds. Typical Child to Counselor Ratio 1:10. Our children's program activities are all CHALLENGE BY CHOICE. This means that if at any point a camper does not feel comfortable with any activity, he or she can either step aside and observe, or counselors may help the camper to find a more comfortable way to be a part of the group without doing the specific activity.

Choose your own Minor!

Adventure & Games Minor (click for details)
Meeting location: Adventure Tent on the Village Green
Monday — Recreational Games
Campers will play a wide assortment of games which could include kickball, dodgeball, SPUD, tag games, kick the can, and more!

Tuesday — Sports Galore
Disc golf, basketball, street hockey, volleyball, shuffleboard, ultimate frisbee, and more during this day for sports lover!

Wednesday — Bootlegger Team Challenge
Participate in an assortment of team oriented field games on our green space overlooking Bootleggers' Basin or try our wooded Obstacle Race Course.

Thursday — Low Ropes
Learn and play some unique games working your way through the woods around Smugglers' end up at our Low Ropes Course to practice some balance skills.

Friday — Great Adventure Race!
Friday ties the whole week together when all of the Adventure Rangers get together to participate in the Great Adventure Race. This day-long race incorporates all the programs in the morning and then heats up after lunch, winding throughout the Village. It challenges campers to come together as a team to solve riddles, get past obstacles and win challenges. Swimming is built into the race! In the end, everyones a winner!

Saturday & Sunday — Choose Your Adventure!
On weekends we combine all the programs so every camper will be able to choose from a variety of activities which may include parachutes, ice cream making, boat making, GPS tracking, nature hikes, field games, and challenge games. This is a great chance for campers to experience all of our exciting programs so they can then choose a minor for the upcoming week or when they return next Summer.
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Arts & Crafts Minor (click for details)
Meeting location: Adventure Tent on the Village Green
Monday — Clay Creations
Campers can use sculpting clay to create bowls, sculptures, figurines and more. Campers can either take their projects home or they can leave them in the studio to be painted another day at camp.

Tuesday — Float your Boat
A fun and exciting day building different types of boats out of new and recycled materials. Once built, the race is on between all campers in the group as they test them out.

Wednesday — Marker Tie Dye Try a new spin on tie-dye using Sharpie marker design techniques. Kids will bring home their own tie dye trucker hats and tube socks.

Thursday — Into the Wild
Use recycled materials to create a variety of projects! Projects will change each week. Check with your counselor for the current project of the week.

Friday — Great Adventure Race!
Friday ties the whole week together when all of the Adventure Rangers get together to participate in the Great Adventure Race. This day-long race incorporates all the programs in the morning and then heats up after lunch, winding throughout the Village. It challenges campers to come together as a team to solve riddles, get past obstacles and win challenges. Swimming is built into the race! In the end, everyone's a winner! Arts & Crafts campers will make kaleidoscopes before joining the Great Race.

Saturday & Sunday — Choose Your Adventure
On weekends we combine all the minors so every camper will be able to choose from a variety of activities which may include parachutes, ice cream making, boat making, GPS tracking, nature hikes, field games and challenge games. This is a great chance for campers to experience all of our exciting minors so they can then choose a minor for the upcoming week or when they return next Summer.
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Sound & Stage Minor (click for details)
Meeting location: Summer Fun University Stage on the Village Green

Smugglers' Sound & Stage
Monday — Meet, Greet, and Move
Get acquainted with the group by sharing songs, dances, and skits that you know from home. Begin planning for your performance on Thursday.

Tuesday — Decision Day
After a day and a half of dancing, singing, and acting you should have a good feel for what the group strengths are. Final decisions are made for Thursday's performance.

Wednesday — Tune-Up Day
Work on nailing down your performance for Thursday while relaxing by the beautiful Bootleggers' Basin!

Thursday — Dress Rehearsal & Performance
Dress rehearsal, theme parade teaser performance at 3:45 pm. Finish the day with a performance at the
Vermont Country Fair at 5:00 pm.

Friday — Great Adventure Race! Friday ties the whole week together when all of the Adventure Rangers get together to participate in the Great Adventure Race. This day-long race incorporates all the programs in the morning and then heats up after lunch, winding throughout the Village. It challenges campers to come together as a team to solve riddles, get past obstacles and win challenges. Swimming is built into the race! In the end, everyone’s a winner!

Saturday & Sunday — Choose Your Adventure
On weekends we combine all the programs so every camper will be able to choose from a variety of activities which may include parachutes, ice cream making, boat making, GPS tracking, nature hikes, field games and challenge games. This is a great chance for campers to experience all of our exciting programs so they can then choose a specific program for the upcoming week or when they return next Summer.
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Nature & Hiking Minor (click for details)
Meeting location: Adventure Tent on the Village Green

Monday — Bug Hunt
Using our collecting equipment and nature guides, campers will learn about the amazing diversity of insects in a wild meadow, and try to examine some up close and personal!

Tuesday — Brewster River Gorge
Adventure campers will travel off site to explore the awe-inspiring Brewster River Gorge. This is a gentle hike ending at a waterfall that careens through a nearby canyon!

Wednesday — Forest Quest
Campers will hike through our maze of beautiful woodland trails, learning new plants and animals and playing games on the way!

Thursday — Climb it & Climate
This will be a big all-day hike on one of our challenging mountain trails, and will include some sky science such as cloud and weather identification using scientific instruments.

Friday — Great Adventure Race!
Friday ties the whole week together when all of the Adventure Rangers get together to participate in the Great Adventure Race. This day-long race incorporates all the programs in the morning and then heats up after lunch, winding throughout the Village. It challenges campers to come together as a team to solve riddles, get past obstacles and win challenges. Swimming is built into the race! In the end, everyone’s a winner!

Saturday & Sunday — Choose Your Adventure
On weekends we combine all the programs so every camper will be able to choose from a variety of activities which may include parachutes, ice cream making, boat making, GPS tracking, nature hikes, field games and challenge games. This is a great chance for campers to experience all of our exciting programs so they can then choose a specific program for the upcoming week or when they return next Summer.
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General Information:

Wednesday is Bootleggers' Basin Day! Adventure Rangers will hike to our beautiful Bootleggers' Basin. They will spend the day swimming and participate in activities in the fields around Bootleggers' including our obstacle race course that weaves through the woods. Please order a bag lunch from your counselor on Tuesday or bring your own.

Children's Program Lunch: For your convenience, we invite your children to participate in our optional Childrens Program Lunch at an additional fee of $7.25 per child per day, plus tax. Kids Camp Lunch Menu

What should you wear?

• Sturdy sneakers or hiking shoes. NO SANDALS or Crocks 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

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Read about one family's Adventure Camp experience on trekaroo.com

Overnight Adventure (click for details)
Ages 7 - 12, Wednesday- Check in: 4:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Meets at the Notch Squad Tent next to Teen Alley
Come spend a night with your favorite Adventure counselors and new friends at the Morse Highlands Lodge.
Start off with a pizza dinner followed by a dance party with Goodtime Charlie, a bonfire with s'mores, and tons of games. The evening will wind down with the showing of a kid friendly movie. Sleeping bags are provided. Please bring your own pillow, pjs, warm sweater or sweatshirt and any special snacks. Campers can be picked up at the Welcome Sign in the Village Center at 7:30 am the following morning. Every camper will receive an Overnight t-Shirt. Sign up at the Guest Service Desk by 12:00 noon on Wednesday.

$49 first child, $40 each additional child in family. Additional child rate applies only to children on the same reservation.
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High Adventure Experience Camp (click for details)
For ages 9 - 17 years
Monday - Friday. 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Kids looking for adventure will love our High Adventure Experience Camp. Campers will challenge themselves with the most exciting activities Smuggs has to offer!
Survival Camp (click for details)
For ages 7 - 17 years
Monday - Friday. 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Challenge and surprise yourself in nature by joining our Survival Camp.
Junior Tennis Camp (click for details)
For ages 7 - 17 years
Tuesday - Thursday, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Combine fun and learning to build confidence and develop tennis skills.
Mountain Bike Camp (click for details)
For ages 7 - 17 years
Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Mountain Bike Camp is for all skill levels, from campers looking to learn the basics, to experienced riders looking for new challenges.
For your best value and to assure a spot, call to pre-register for these All-Day Camp Programs.
>>>Other Lessons & Clinics<<<

Tennis Lessons for Kids

Beginner - Intermediate Junior Clinic — Open to ages 9 - 15.
This clinic is designed for those players who have never played, have played very little, or could just use some extra work on the FUNdamentals of tennis. Tennis racquet provided if needed.
Monday & Friday, 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm, $21 per youth advanced registration recommended.

Early Risers Clinic — Open to ages 5 - 8.
Young tennis enthusiasts, come explore the game of tennis with foam balls and fun play emphasizing fundamental skills and hand-eye coordination. Beginners welcome, equipment provided. This clinic will be cancelled in case of inclement weather.
Tuesday & Thursday 9:10 am - 9:45 am. $19 per person. Advance registration required.
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Skateboard Clinics for Kids

Skate Clinic Level 1
Ages 7-18, Monday 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm; Tuesday 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm & Thursday 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Learn the basics of skateboarding and skateboarding safety in this kids only clinic. Learn balance and body position to gain comfort rolling and skating over changing terrain. Equipment provided. One and one half hour clinic. $30 per person.

Skate Clinic Level 2
Ages 7-18, Monday 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm & Thursday 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Take your skating up a notch in this hour and a half clinic. Learn the basics of skating ramps and features and the how to's of performing flat ground tricks in the Smuggs skate park. Previous skateboard experience is required. Equipment provided. Limited space available, advance registration required. $30 per person.


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American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Program

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.
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Kids' Night Out

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 and will have the option of attending scheduled family evening entertainment. The evening closes with ice cream, popcorn and a movie.

June 17 - September 5, 2016.

Wednesday from 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm.
$35 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. Call .

Click Here to download Kids' Night Out Registration Form

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Babysitting Services

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 - 4:30 pm. After 4:30 pm you can call the Guest Service Desk at extension 1293 or 802-644-1293. A 48 hour advance reservation is required.

A $10 non-refundable 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. A minimum of 2 hours is required. Sits with more than four children may require an additional sitter.

Holiday pricing for babysitting is $15/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.


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