One of the best and most complete children’s programs… Boston Globe

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"

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 adaptive 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 ...
• Swimming
• Watersliding
• Guided Hiking
• Sing-alongs
• Arts & Crafts
• Kayaking
• Horseback Riding
• Nature Time
• Climbing Wall

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 Smuggler’s Notch" on The iQJournals, Adventures in Autism, Media and Technology with a Boy Named Quentin


Our Summer 2014 guests share their feedback...

Richard from Province, CT
"Shay with the Smugglers' Notch Adaptive Program helped make sure our daughter was happy. We had a problem in getting my daughter to "get going" in the morning, and Shay suggested bringing the golf cart with the group my daughter was in over to our place to get her. That was sweet, and things like that really made for an enjoyable time for my daughter."

Janice from Cochranville, PA
"My daughter Catherine's adaptive program counselor was wonderful!! Kyrstyn did a great job with allowing Catherine enough independence, but still supporting her. Their relationship was more like friends hanging out than someone supervising my daughter."


Additional programs

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

We offer half-hour swim lessons for $50 per person, per lesson.


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 20 to June 24
June 27 to July 1
July 4 to July 8
August 15 to August 19
August 22 to August 26
August 29 to September 2

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
FridayNorthern Lights Adventure Course $65

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 - 12:15 pm or 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm, $105 per person, per half-day. Optional camp lunch program: $6.15 + tax (Discovery Dynamos & Trail Blazers programs) $7.25 + tax (Notch Squad & Adventure Rangers) or bring a bag lunch.
Click here to download the
Student Information Form.

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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