Campers will depart on Wednesday for Vermont’s famed Long Trail, a section of which runs over the spine of our Sterling and Madonna Mountains! Starting in beautiful Smugglers’ Notch, the group will climb up to the Sterling Pond shelter where they will make camp for the night. Thursday is spent hiking on the Long Trail to either Beaver Meadow Lodge or Bear Hollow Shelter for the night. Friday morning the group will be up early for a short stroll out to the road where they will be picked up and driven back to the resort for a 9:30 am pick up at the Notch Squad tent! Campers will be carrying portions of their supplies for sleeping and eating and will be accompanied by two fully trained guides with their Wilderness First Aid Certiﬁcations. There are privies at both shelter sites. Campers must attend Survival Camp on Wednesday in order to participate on the backpacking overnight trip. Trip must have a minimum of 4 participants to run. Check-in: 8:45 am Wednesday, return Friday morning. Meets at the Notch Squad Tent next to Teen Alley. $289 per child. CLOSE
Disc Golf Camp Tuesday-Thursday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Ages 9-17 Try out the fastest growing sport in the country!
This three-day program will leave campers eager for more, and includes their own discs and information about local courses to continue play once they return home. Set on one of the nation's finest courses, the Brewster Ridge Disc Golf Course, with a curriculum designed by Vermont's reigning disc golf champion Jeff Spring. Every student will have fun, improve, and learn valuable concentration and focus skills while spending time in the woods.
$219 per person for 3-day program, $79 per person for single day program. Includes instruction, equipment, and lunch. Disc Golf Camp is included with the Adventure Connection Package. FamilyFest Package guests take 25% OFF. CLOSE
High Adventure Experience Camp Monday - Friday. 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Ages 9-17 Kids looking for adventure can mix it up with our High Adventure Experience Camp. Campers will challenge themselves with the most exciting activities Smuggs has to offer!
5-day Program Schedule:
Monday - Experience our exciting Via Ferrata with Peak Expeditions, which includes a waterfall climb and rappelling. Campers will also get to participate in our High Ropes challenge course. Includes guides, activities, bag lunch and transportation.
Tuesday - Come explore, rappel and climb some of Vermont's beautiful rock climbing spots. Peak Expedition's professional guides will lead rock climbing expeditions to some of the most pristine rock climbing locations around the area. Includes guides, activities, and bag lunch.
Wednesday - Enjoy a scenic kayaking adventure and picnic lunch guided by our experienced counselors. Includes guides, transportation, bag lunch, boats & gear.
Thursday - Aerial Trekking at the ArborTrek Treetop Obstacle Course, where they can navigate their way through 50+ elements, as well as climb our rock wall. Must be at least 70lbs and be able to reach up 66" standing flat footed. Includes guides, activities, and bag lunch.
Friday - Start the day with paddle boarding at Bottleggers Basin. Continue the day at Notchville Park! Climb Raven's Roost climbing tower, swing on the Giant Swing, soar high into the sky on our Eurobungy, and swim in the pools at Notchville Park. In the afternoon head up to Rum Runners' Reservoir for exploration, fun and relaxation in the cool mountain water. Includes hot lunch.
Includes guides, lunch, equipment and transportation. Regular price $119 per person, per day. $569 per person for 5-day program. Included with the Adventure Connection Vacation Package. FamilyFest Package guests take 25% OFF. CLOSE
Mountain Bike Camp Monday-Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Ages 9-17 Mountain Bike Camp is for anyone wanting to learn the basics of trail riding or looking for new challenges.
Discover the joy of riding at your own pace, exploring the forest trails that surround us. In this four-day offering you will also learn about the history of mountain biking and the opportunities to ride at home. Whether taking a first step into a new sport, or fine-tuning advanced technique, Mountain Bike Camp is for anyone looking to ride!
$299 per person for 3-day program, $99 per person for single day program. Includes instruction, equipment, and lunch. Mountain Bike Camp is included with the Adventure Connection Package. FamilyFest Package guests take 25% OFF. CLOSE
Survival Camp Monday-Friday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Ages 9-17 Challenge and surprise yourself in nature by joining our Survival Camp.
Try it if you dare! During this five-day journey, campers ages 9-17 will learn an array of wilderness survival skills as well as modern camping and backpacking methods and tactics that complement them. Campers learn to build on essential survival skills each day and then embark on an overnight camping journey on Thursday to bring it all together. Join us for the full five days or one day — be prepared to have some wild adventure!
5-day Program Schedule:
Monday: Shelter Spend the morning learning various strategies for the building of shelters with natural materials such as debris huts. In the afternoon learn procedures and tips for setting up a modern camping tent and site. You’ll also learn how to tie various knots and make rope(cordage) as well as troubleshooting shelter issues in a challenging wilderness environment.
Tuesday: Water Spend the morning learning various strategies for locating and drawing out safe drinking water in nature. You’ll also learn procedures and tips for using water filters correctly & safely. The afternoon will be filled with a water adventure as campers will go X-Streaming (hiking up a stream)!!!
Wednesday: Fire Campers will get to try different strategies for starting fire in nature using only natural materials. We’ll explore how to make & use a Bow drill and try to make fire using Flint & Steel. Don’t forget about camping too! Campers will learn strategies and techniques for building and managing a camp fire safely.
Thursday: Food Learn how you can find food in the woods! You’ll learn about locating, trapping and foraging for food safely in nature. Later, you’ll complement that with tips on the selection and preparation of a well-rounded camping diet and tips on where to buy and how to keep a pack lightweight.
Friday: Get Lost! Find your way back to the Resort using maps, compasses and the skills you've learned throughout the week.
Survival Camp Overnight Ages 9 - 17 — Thursday Meets at the Notch Squad Tent next to Teen Alley. Campers put all their skills together for a night of fun on the mountain. Campers will hike to our Survival campsite where they will use a combination of skills they learned throughout the week to make a ﬁre, cook their dinner, and set up a functional campsite! This overnight meets at 5:00 pm and campers get picked up around 8:00 am the next morning. Campers must attend at least one full day of Survival Camp to attend the overnight. $49 per child.
Daily activities include: - Specific wilderness survival skills - Specific modern camping skills - Plant and animal identification - Tactics for moving, tracking, and escaping in the wilderness - Native American games, stories, and heritage - Hiking, swimming, and journaling
Includes guides, lunch, equipment and transportation. Regular price $99 per person, per day. $469 per person for 5-day program. Included with the Adventure Connection Vacation Package. FamilyFest Package guests take 25% OFF. CLOSE
Junior Tennis Camp Tuesday - Thursday, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. Ages 9-17 Whether your child is a budding pro or simply wants to learn the basics.
Combine fun and learning to build confidence and develop tennis skills. Match techniques to court surface, explore games and strategies and movement analysis. Groups based on ability level and age. One 1/2 hour semi-private lesson and pool time are included. This 3-day program includes:
A half-hour semi-private lesson
Coached match play
Individual skill assessment
Activity & pool time
3-day program, regular price $90 per person per day, including lunch and equipment if needed. Included with the Adventure Connection Vacation Package. FamilyFest Package guests take 25% OFF. Junior Tennis Camp is available June 17 - August 21, 2014. CLOSE
Skateboard Camp Tuesday & Wednesday, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm. Ages 9-17 Whether you are just getting started or are an experienced skater, you'll step it up a notch with the help of our pros.
Try out our Skateboard Camp at our skatepark! Focus on the fundamentals of balance, position, stopping, falling techniques and skating safety, while learning new tricks. Camp includes:
Skilled instruction at Smuggs skatepark
Individual skill assessment
Off-site skatepark session
Lunch & pool time
Two-day program. Helmet and pads required. All equipment provided if needed. Lunch included. $198 per person for two-day program. Included with the Adventure Connection Vacation Package. FamilyFest Package guests take 25% OFF. Private instruction also available. Skatepark open daily, 9:00 am - 8:00 pm. Skateboard Camp will be cancelled due to inclement weather. CLOSE
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