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Smugglers' All-Day Special Interest Camps

High Adventure Camp, Junior Tennis Camp, Mountain Bike Camp, S.T.E.A.M. Camp, and Survival Camp!

Available June 24-August 30, 2019
High Adventure Camp

High Adventure Camp - Ages 9-17

Kids looking for adventure can mix it up with our High Adventure Camp. Campers will challenge themselves with the most exciting activities Smuggs has to offer!
Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

High Adventure Camp Information & Schedule
Monday - Enjoy a scenic kayaking adventure guided by our experienced counselors and a picnic lunch on the beautiful Lamoille River.

Tuesday - For many children and teens, climbing is a natural inclination - from trees to playgrounds to that boulder in the backyard. Our campers will journey to MetroRock, located in Essex, Vermont. Campers will follow their inner monkey and take to the skies with MetroRock’s highly trained staff, scaling the up to 50 foot tall climbing walls at the largest indoor climbing venue in VT. With climbs of all levels and heights, absolute beginners and experienced veterans will find a climb perfect for them. When taking a break from the climbing adventures, campers will then engage their sense of adventure as they take to the enormous indoor high ropes course, which consists of 21 separate elements! Set high above the ground, MetroRocks’ challenge course presents a series of unique elements and physical challenges as you move from platform to platform.

Wednesday - Hosted by MetroRock, we will hit some of Vermont's finest real rock and be scaling up the walls in no time. The day is a blend of climbing, safety instruction, and teamwork. Rainy days will take place at MetroRock indoor climbing facility.

Thursday - Awaken your inner Ninja Warrior and join us at the ArborTrek Treetop Obstacle Course and Climbing Adventure. Come prepared to climb, swing, balance, jump, zip, and dash through the forest on our Treetop Obstacle Course. Designed for those who like to get physical, the Treetop Obstacle Course blends beautiful views with a variety of elements ranging from easy to extremely challenging, including wobbly bridges, balance beams, rope swings, cargo nets, log swings, and more.Campers must be between 70 - 250 pounds and able to reach 66" standing flat-footed.

Friday - This is an action packed fun filled day. Campers will get to climb the climbing wall in our new FunZone 2.0 Go Zone. They will also enjoy time at Notchville Park where they will swing on the Giant Swing and soar high into the sky on our Eurobungy. And if that isn’t enough campers will also get to paddle board and enjoy a picnic lunch at Bootleggers’ Basin.

$569 per person for 5-day program, $119 per person for single day program. Includes guides, equipment, lunch, and transportation. FamilyFest Package guests take 25% OFF.

4 guest minimum for program to run.

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Mountain Bike Camp

Mountain Bike Camp - Ages 7-17

Mountain Bike Camp is for anyone wanting to learn the basics of trail riding or looking for new challenges.
Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Mountain Bike Camp Information
Join us for some action packed days exploring our trails and features on a bike! Groups are split based on age and ability. Join for a day or come for the week and save! Whether taking a first step into the sport, or riding the upper end features of our park and trail network, MTB camp is for everyone looking to ride! Visit mtb.com for information.

$425 per person for a 5-day program, $99 per person for single day program. Includes guides, 50% off bike rental, lunch, and transportation. Advance registration at least two hours prior to program required. FamilyFest Package guests take 25% OFF.
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Mini Structures S.T.E.A.M.

S.T.E.A.M. Camp
Ages 7-17

Calling all engineers, scientists, and naturalists! Come join us for STEAM camp as we work together to solve engineering challenges, explore the ecosystems in our Vermont woods, and build things big and small.
Tuesday-Thursday, $239 per person.

S.T.E.A.M. Camp Information
Each day will include field exploration, games, group projects and challenges, all centered around the day's theme. In the afternoon, each camper will choose between two focus activities, where they will dive in with even more hands-on-investigation. We will end each day with a swim.

Tuesday, Feathered, Furry & Fierce:
Learn all about predators and their prey, as well as specific adaptations that help each animal survive.
Focus Activity choice: Owl Pellet Dissection or Squid Dissection

Wednesday, Build It & Break It:
Get ready to think critically and creatively as we use the engineering design process to build models, test designs, and overcome problems.
Focus Activity choice: Catapults or Sink the Boat

Thursday, Earth, Fire & Water: Ever wonder where all the snow and other waste waters go at Smuggs? How do humans impact the environment, and what can we do to help? We will explore these issues and many more!
Focus Activity choice: Forest Fires or Mudslides


$239 per person for 3-day program, Tuesday-Thursday, $99 per person for single day program. Includes instruction, materials for activities, and lunch. Advance registration at least two hours prior to program required. FamilyFest package guests take 25% OFF.
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Survival Camp

Survival Camp - Ages 7-17

Challenge and surprise yourself in nature by joining our Survival Camp.
Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Survival Camp Information & Schedule
Try it if you dare! Challenge and surprise yourself in nature by joining our Survival Camp. During this five-day journey, campers will learn an array of wilderness survival skills as well as the modern camping and backpacking methods and tactics that complement them. Operating on a weekly schedule based on wilderness survival needs, each day has a special focus. Can't make the whole expedition? Join us on any day you're able, prepare for adventure and wild fun!

5-day Program Schedule:

Monday: Shelter

Tuesday: Water

Wednesday: Fire

Thursday: Food

Friday: Get Found! Find your way back to the Resort using maps, compasses, and the skills you've learned throughout the week.

Daily activities include:
- Specific wilderness survival skills
- Specific modern camping skills
- Plant and animal identification
- Tactics for moving, tracking, and escaping in the wilderness
- Hiking, swimming, and journaling

$399 per person for 5-day program, $99 per person for single day program. Includes guides, equipment, lunch, and transportation. FamilyFest Package guests take 25% OFF.

3 guest minimum for program to run.

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Junior Tennis Camp

Junior Tennis Camp - Ages 7-17

Whether your child is a budding pro or simply wants to learn the basics.
Tuesday-Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Junior Tennis Camp Information
Think Summer camp, grounded in the life long activity of tennis! Our dynamic camp director creates a safe environment filled with skill development, cooperative learning, and most importantly, fun, and laughs! Our camp specializes in introducing new players to the game of tennis as well as working with existing players. Groups are divided based on ability and age. We provide all the necessary equipment, including the use of a variety of types of tennis balls from regular balls to larger foam balls. Each day will include several hours of on court instruction and game play, but also off court fun and engaging daily activities. Daily activities may include making cotton candy, ping pong tournaments, water balloon day, tennis ball arts and crafts, spikeball, ice cream breaks, one or more pool trips, utilizing the new Ozone at FunZone 2.0 and more! Campers will have the opportunity to choose additional tennis or exciting non-tennis activities. A 1/2 hour semi-private lesson is included for all campers who attend the 3-day session.

Available June 20 - August 24. $99 per youth, per day. FamilyFest Package guests take 25% OFF. Lunch included.
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