Bring the whole family to enjoy all that is Great for Kids at Stoweflake! Our on-site facilities are designed with kids—and kids at heart—in mind, including indoor and outdoor pools, outdoor Jacuzzi and 60 acres of open space. Experience the beautiful Green Mountains by getting outside in the fresh mountain air! Teach your kids to golf on our 9-hole Par 3 golf course in the summer or enjoy your time together in the winter at Stowe Mountain Resort where kids under five can ski free!
Kidsitting services please contact us at [email protected] or call us toll free at 1-800.253.2232
Stoweflake is Dog Friendly! (Advance reservations required via phone 800.253.2232 ~ fees apply).
STOWEFLAKE FAMILY GUIDE SERVICE
In every season, Stoweflake Family Guide Services can provide your family with the adventure that works for you. Let us care for your children or we welcome parents to join in on these exciting adventures. Our full-day and half-day programs are designed around our Stoweflake families’ interests, abilities and schedules. Our staff will meet you at your convenience, guide you through an adventure of your choosing, and help you make your own unique discovery. See fee schedule and credentials below.
For more information contact our Mountain Vacation Planners at 800.253.2232 or [email protected]
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MID-WEEK SUMMER CAMP
Our Summer Camp runs from 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday-Friday by Apple Tree Learning Centers and is located here at Stoweflake. Our camp is designed for children 5-7 years old, and 8-12 years old. Join us for the summer, by the week, or by the day to experience an exciting schedule of on-site and off-site activities for campers to explore. Apple Tree collaborates with local experts that have set aside special programming designed to develop skills in a flexible progression that meets each camper's abilities. Accesses to amenities here at Stoweflake include our swimming pools, ponds, event fields, playground, tennis courts, lawn games, and access to miles of beautiful field and forest trails for hiking and biking.
For more information contact our Mountain Vacation Planners at 800.253.2232 or[email protected]
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EXAMPLE OF EXPERIENCES
Llama Walk and Farm Tour:
Travel to Apple Cheek Farm to visit with llamas, horses, chickens, and emus! Then head out and let the llamas lighten the load and brighten the day as you take them for a hike and have a fireside (in winter) picnic.
Reservoir Expedition Paddle:
Campers will be carefully guided in stable canes to explore the Waterbury Reservoir. Our expedition will wander to a beach camp picnic with time for lunch, games, snacks, and forest discovery.
Mountain Biking Adventures:
Campers start up the Stowe Recreation Path and head off into the woods on a variety of single-track trail explorations from relaxed rides for learners to challenging routes for the most advanced. The new Stowe dirt track provides an alternative style of fun with an outer ring of up-hill / down-hill rollers and an inner ring pump track. Mountain biking in Stowe provides something for everyone.
Notch Road Adventure and Cook Out:
Campers will visit the notch road and explore short side trails, giant boulders, and tiny climbs in and around the notch. We’ll enjoy a picnic lunch and conclude our adventures with a fireside snack.
Bolton Adventure Center:
Campers travel to Bolton Mountain Resort to experience their new stand-alone pole-constructed challenge course. Trained facilitators will introduce our campers to the latest features such as a new zip line and the popular giant swing.
Stowe Rec. Path Discovery:
Campers may bike, roller blade, or walk the Stowe Recreational Path. We will stop for stream-side exploration, a picnic lunch, and a great game of “Eagle Eye.”
Learn to distinguish the bounders, hoppers, walkers, and waddlers who leave their tracks in our Vermont forests. Then head out for a snowshoe tour of the woods to look for tracks and play some games with your own tracks too!
All Sleigh rides are not the same. You will sample both resort and farm rides to capture the full range of sleigh riding adventure. While on your adventure, you will take time between rides to do some hillside sliding on Apple Tree’s own sleds.
Campers travel to select fishing holes in search of pumpkins seeds, perch, small mouth, large mouth, bull-head, rainbow, and brown.
Petra Cliffs Outdoor or Indoor Climbing Adventure:
Campers explore climbs here in Smugglers notch or Bolton notch or travel to South Burlington to enjoy an indoor climbing experience inside the state-off-the-art indoor climbing gym at Petra Cliffs.
Stoweflake Discovery fees
For the Family Discovery Program when reservations made seven (7) or more days in advance:
- Full day program (8am-5pm) $75.00 per person (or $250.00 for a family of four).
- Half day program (9am-1pm) $45.00 per person (or $150.00 for a family of four).
For the Family Discovery Program when reservations made less than seven (7) days in advance:
- Full day program (8am-5pm) $80.00 per person (or $275 for a family of four).
- Half day program (9am-1pm) $50.00 per person (or $175 for a family of four).
Stoweflake Discovery Programs are created and operated by Apple Tree Learning Centers, established as a private childcare/preschool in 1998. They later expanded their programs for school aged children to include After School, Summer Camp, and Vacation Adventures. Apple Tree's highly trained staff that continually participates in seminars and training to maintain and enhance their education, as well as to fulfill state requirement for licensed centers. All staff is CPR and First Aid Certified. Most have degrees in early childhood education or related fields.
ABOUT APPLE TREE
Apple Tree Learning Centers opened it’s doors in January of 1998. During these years, Apple Tree has grown to be one of Stowe's largest most comprehensive children's programming experts. Their goal has always been to offer a wide array of services that meet the needs of locals and visitors by providing exciting and stimulating options. This has been accomplished by establishing relationships with local area businesses and working collaboratively with area agencies to ensure that Apple Tree structured itself in a way that met the needs of the community.
Apple Tree Learning Centers' facility is located at 1056 Mountain Road and is a Nationally accredited, 5-STAR program. Owned and operated by Sonja Raymond for the past 6 years, this business is truly a local family run business. Apple Tree learning Centers was started in January 1998 by Scot and MaryLou Baraw. Sonja Raymond, Scot's sister bought into the business in June of 2000. In 2006, Sonja took over full ownership. This summer, Apple Tree will become part of the Baraw family again as Stoweflake Mountain Resort hosts its' summer camp.