What's New at Smugglers' Notch Vermont
The theme around Smugglers’ Notch in all four seasons is fun. And when you have a place like this in such a beautiful setting, there is a myriad of directions for that to go. This summer, Smugglers’ is focusing on offering fun and healthy experiences with an underlying emphasis on learning. And there’s no better place for it. Family STEAM activities, proven to be a hit in seasons past, are now offered for children ages 7-17 in full-day camps. Typical days include field exploration, games, group projects and challenges, all centered around the day's given theme; and of course, swimming in a variety of the Resort’s pools and waterparks. Smugglers’ also continues to develop the popular Bootleggers’ Reservoir; arguably one of the most beautiful places for a dip in the state of Vermont. A variety of inflatable water structures, field activities, stand up paddleboarding, kayaking, giant slip and slides, and more ensure everyone in the family has the chance to play in this quintessential Green Mountain swimming location.
The energy continues into the Summer season as Smugglers’ welcomes Summer with the Summer Solstice Celebration the week of June 16-22. Smugglers’ hosts a celebration of the longest day of the season with drumming, fire performers, a Country Fair that’s not to miss, and fireworks to round it all out. Special lodging deals are offered this week, giving families who book 3 nights or more during that week get the night of the Solstice FREE!
The Smugglers’ Disc Golf Center continues it’s tremendous success by hosting the 2019 PDGA Professional Masters Disc Golf World Championships from September 22-29. This massive event brings top players from around the world to compete for the Master's title. The Smugglers' Notch Disc Golf Center also welcomes a new 1,500 square foot Outdoor Center and Pro Shop, with a wide range of equipment as well as a bevy of craft beers and ciders for purchase, serving as the perfect compliment to a round of disc golf in the outdoors.
Summer Fun University now offers fun new educational programming. Children who have taken part in Smugglers’ Notch Resort’s award-winning vacation programs for ages 3-17 have enjoyed Vermont’s Green Mountains as their playground since the Resort first developed these programs more than forty years ago. Traditional activities are still favorites: pool and waterpark visits, nature discovery, arts and crafts, outdoor games, and more. The resort’s specialty camps offer immersion for kids interested in Outdoor Survival, Tennis, Mountain Biking, and High Adventure, which includes aerial trekking, kayaking, rock climbing, and a Tyrolean Traverse ropes course/river gorge experience. New this summer, STEAM camps offer kids fun, hands-on learning experiences focused around science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. Facilitated by counselors trained to support team building and activity skills, the camp day at Smugglers’ is all about having fun and building memories together in a social environment that leaves campers wanting more!