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Smugglers' Notch Adaptive Programs

Dedicated to giving your child a fun experience in a supportive environment.



We are honored to be chosen by familyvacationcritic.com as one of their "Best vacation spots for families with special-needs children" and to be a top pick in Autism Parenting Magazine's 2016 "The Ultimate Guide to Autism Friendly Products and Services"

The Smugglers' Notch Adaptive Program is dedicated to providing therapeutic recreation for children and adults of all abilities in a supportive environment. Experiences are tailored to meet the needs and goals of each individual. The ratio of counselor to program guest is based on the individual needs of each person.

Depending on individual need, an inclusion program in our daily children's programs may be appropriate, offering the guest the opportunity to socialize with peers while still maintaining the support he or she needs through our adaptive program.

It is our hope that each camper will leave the program with feelings of self respect, respect for others and nature, and new skills.

The Summer program offers a variety of adventure activities ...
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Climbing Wall
  • Disc Golf
  • Guided Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mini Golf
  • Nature Time
  • Sing-alongs
  • Swimming
  • Watersliding

We invite you to read the stories shared by our visitors describing their family's Smugglers' adaptive program experience:

"12 reasons why Smugglers' Notch is special needs family vacation heaven," on Love That Max, "a blog about kids with special needs who kick butt"!

"A Summer "Unplugged" at Smugglers' Notch" on The iQJournals, Adventures in Autism, Media and Technology with a Boy Named Quentin


Our Summer 2016 guests share their feedback...

Richard from Sewell, NJ
"SNAP is excellent. Every person we have encountered in this program over the past few years has been outstanding. It is inclusive in activities with non-disabled peers, which we highly value, and it is respectful of the person with a disability."

John from East Stroudsburg, PA
"The SNAP program is excellent. Our son Patrick has been coming for 10 years. This time he went for a full two weeks. Shawna and Aiden are just wonderful ... Patrick has a motor that does not stop and they all kept him so busy, with hiking, swimming, Horseback riding and kayaking, plus much more. Patrick is on the severe end of the Autism Spectrum Disorder, and all the staff know how to handle him. We feel very comfortable with Patrick in the SNAP program ... Wonderful people."


Additional programs

We offer private one-on-one swim lessons with trained instructors.

We offer half-hour swim lessons for $50 per person, per lesson.
Swim lessons can be set up through our Aquatics Department.

Off-Site Excursions (formerly known as Autism Mountain Camp)
These special activities are offered a la carte to your camp week for an additional fee during the following weeks.

Weeks of:
June 19 to June 23
June 26 to June 30
July 3 to July 7
August 7 to August 11
August 14 to August 18
August 21 to August 25
August 28 to September 1

Tuesday — Horseback Riding at
Hope Grows Farm Hyde Park, VT: $50
WednesdaySailing on Lake Champlain with Vermont Adaptive Sports: $75
Thursday — Kayaking on the Lamoille River: $75
FridayArborTrek: $48

Each trip requires a minimum of 3 participants

Advanced reservations are required in order to meet each individuals needs. Due to popular demand we have limited space during our peak weeks. Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis. Please make your reservation as early as possible. For more information about our program or to book a reservation, please contact the Smugglers' Notch Adaptive Program directly.

Full day program, 9:15 am - 4:00 pm, $169 per person, per day. Half-day program, 9:15 am - 12:00 noon or 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm, $105 per person, per half-day. Optional camp lunch program: $6.15 plus tax (ages 3-6 years) $7.25 plus tax (ages 7 years & older) or bring a bag lunch. Download the Student Information Form here. For further information about our program, pricing information, or to book a reservation please call the Smugglers' Notch Adaptive Program directly at (802)644-8502 or email Shawna Fatigate, SNAP Program Manager
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