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Smuggs Vermonter Camp

Vermonter Summer Camps for kids ages 5-15 —

Vermonters, come and experience Smuggs this Summer!

Everyone knows that Smugglers' Notch has the best skiing and riding terrain in the state and the best family program in the country. Thousands of Vermonters enjoy our snowy peaks all Winter. Now, Vermont kids are invited to come experience what the heart of the Green Mountains can offer in the Summer. From rock climbing and bouldering to cool dips in our refreshing reservoirs and waterholes, there is way more to do at Smuggs in the Summer than a camper can fit in during one week.

Our Monday through Friday day camp schedule lets Vermont kids explore our four unique program tracks — from Nature & Hiking and Adventure & Games to Arts & Crafts and Sound & Stage. There's something for every interest, and the best part is that each day KIDS get to choose what they want to do!

Transportation is convenient: simply find the closest drop off location to your home and we pick campers up! Our shuttle runs trips to and from Stowe, Morrisville, Johnson, Burlington, Essex, Jericho, Cambridge and Fairfax daily.

Summer Camp brochure & registration card

Ages 5-6
Let your young camper begin to explore the world of Smugglers' Notch in our Trail Blazers program. This all-day program will start to challenge your child with fun physical activity and introduce some of the options they will have in Adventure Rangers while providing the opportunities for low-key activities that 5 & 6 year olds sometime need.
Ages 7-10
Enjoy a full slate of unique activities only a mountain camp can provide. Pick Nature & Hiking to explore hidden parts of our forests and mountains, Adventure & Games to play recreational games in picturesque settings, or Arts & Crafts to make some of the coolest projects around. You can choose to stick with one program all week or switch it up each day. No matter what you choose, you'll get to swim in one of our three waterparks each day and may even get to cool off in our meandering creek! For more on activities, read our sample camp options

Adventure & Games:
  • Basketball
  • Capture the Flag
  • Disc Golf
  • Recreational & Field Games
  • Ropes Course Challenge
  • Sports Galore
  • Street Hockey
  • Tag Games
  • Volleyball

Arts & Crafts:
  • Duct Tape Jewelry & Wallets
  • Friendship Bracelets
  • Gimp & Hemp
  • Marker Tie-Dye
  • Recycled Art
  • Sky Lanterns

Nature & Hiking:
  • Climb It & Climate
  • Forest Quest
  • Rock Pebble Madness
  • Water Worlds

Sound & Stage: If you decide to join Sound & Stage, plan on staying with it all week. This program creates a performance to be presented on Thursday afternoon at the Country Fair! Each day you will learn new dance moves or performance tactics.

Ages 11-15
The Notch Squad builds on the Adventure Ranger experience and takes it to the next level. With more thrilling adventures, breathtaking hikes, stylish crafts, trips to local waterfalls, and sports galore; the Notch Squad campers have unforgettable fun. You'll also swim daily in one of our three waterparks! Read about some of the exciting activities campers get to try in the Notch Squad.

Adventure & Games:
  • Basketball
  • Capture the Flag
  • Disc Golf
  • Field Games
  • High Ropes Course
  • Sports Galore
  • Street Hockey
  • Volleyball

Arts & Crafts:
  • Friendship Bracelets
  • Hemp Bracelets & Necklaces
  • Journal Making
  • Mega Gimp
  • Silk Screen T-shirts
  • Tie-Dye

Nature & Hiking:
  • Brewster River Gorge Hike
  • Bug Hunt
  • Survival Skills
  • Sterling Pond Hike

Sound & Stage: If you decide to join Sound & Stage, plan on staying with it all week. This program creates a performance to be presented on Thursday afternoon at the Country Fair! Each day you will learn new dance moves or performance tactics.

Sound & Stage
Ages 7-15

For campers that love singing, dancing, and acting, Sound & Stage brings out the creative side in every kid. Working with some of Smugglers' most talented performers, this group will spend the week trying out a little of everything in the performing arts before working on a performance. Every Thursday, Sound & Stage gets to perform at Smugglers' Vermont Country Fair that takes place from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm.
Mountain Bike Camp
Ages 9-17
$399 per person, per week

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. 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!

Survival Camp
Ages 9-17
Monday - Friday
$399 per person, per week.

Smuggs is offering a camp about nature, exploration, and wilderness survival skills. Campers will learn an array of wilderness survival skills as well as modern camping and backpacking methods and the tactics that complement them. Survival camp revolves around the themes of shelter, water, fire, and food. Campers embark on an optional overnight camping journey on Thursday to bring it all together. Friday is a camper's choice exploration day! Join us and be prepared to have some wild adventures!
High Adventure Experience Camp
Ages 9-17
$425 per person, per week

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!
Hiking Badge Program
Consider yourself an expert explorer? Then participate in our Hiking Badge Program and earn yourself one of our custom made badges! We've got three badges; Morse, Sterling, and Madonna. Each badge signifies three different levels of challenge with Madonna being the most difficult. To get a badge you need to go on every one of the required hikes. Just tell your counselor if you want to try it! Ages 7-15.

Great Race Friday!
Friday brings the whole week (and camp!) together as all Adventure Rangers and Notch Squad groups participate in the Great Race. This day-long race runs throughout the Village. It challenges campers to come together as a team to solve riddles, get past obstacles, and win challenges. Swimming and lunch time are built into the race! In the end, everyone's a winner!

2018 Available Session Dates:
5-day program Monday-Friday.
June 18-22, 2018
June 25-29, 2018
July 9-13, 2018
July 16-20, 2018
July 23-27, 2018
July 30-August 3, 2018
August 6-10, 2018
August 13-17, 2018

$325 per person, per week.

Multi Week Discount for Regular Camp Program
2 Weeks $599
3 Weeks $825
4 Weeks $999
Each additional sibling is $285 (save $40)

Single Week: $399 per person, per week.

Single Week: $399 per person, per week.

Single Week: $425 per person, per week.

For more information about Vermonter Camp,
please call Camp Administrator Sarah Grunwell at (802) 644-1090.

Summer camp route times and locations may vary, we will call you one week prior to camp to confirm times
TownDeparture TimePick-up TimeLocation
Route 1:
Burlington 7:45 am - 8:00 am 5:00 pm - 5:15 pm Staples
Essex 8:10 am - 8:25 am 4:50 pm - 5:05 pm Essex Cinemas
Jericho 8:25 am - 8:40 am 4:40 pm - 4:55 pm ID School
Route 2:
Fairfax 8:50 am 4:30 pm - 4:45 pm Erica's American Diner
Cambridge 9:00 am 4:20 pm - 4:35 pm Cambridge 360
Jeffersonville 9:10 am 4:10 pm - 4:25 pm Cambridge Elementary School
Route 3:
Stowe 8:00 am - 8:30 am 4:30 pm - 4:50 pm Stowe Elementary School
Morrisville 8:20 am 4:50 pm - 5:15 pm Morristown Elementary
Johnson 8:35 am 5:15 pm - 5:30 pm Johnson Elementary
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