Where is Rugged Adventures located?
Our home base is at the Mt. Mansfield Winter Academy, 3576 Mountain Road in Stowe, VT. Pull into the parking lot and look for our sign.
What are your hours of operation?
Drop off is 8:45 to 9 am, pickup is 3:45 to 4 pm.
What should my camper bring?
For a full list of everything you will need, visit the Schedule Page and select a week. Each week's information page includes a list of what to bring.
Is there anything I should NOT bring?
We ask that campers please not bring electronics of any kind, including cell phones. Thank you in advance for your help with this.
Is my child ready for Rugged Adventures?
For day camp we require that campers be at least 7 years old by the start of their week of camp. For overnight trips campers must be at least 9. To have a positive experience campers must be able to keep up with the group in a variety of activities. If in doubt, please see our Policies Page for a list of required physical abilities.
How and when do I pay?
To reserve a spot, payment in full is required at the time of registration. Payments are processed through PayPal by using the shopping cart function on the Sign Up Page.
Can I switch weeks after I've paid?
We understand that plans change. Please let us know as soon as possible if you'd like to switch weeks. You may apply your payment towards another week at no penalty, subject to availability.
Can I get a refund after I've paid?
You are eligible for a full refund if you cancel more than 60 days before your scheduled start of camp. For our full refund policy please visit our Policies Page.
What if it rains?
We are fortunate to have access to the Mt. Mansfield Winter Academy fitness center, which is an awesome rainy day facility. Bad weather is no problem, we can shoot hoops, build obstacle courses, or climb on the climbing wall!
What if I don’t have a bike? (for day camp and bike trips)
We often have campers who are in Stowe on vacation and do not bring bikes on their trip. In these situations, we recommend that campers rent a bike from one of the many local bike shops. Both Pinnacle Ski and Sports and Mansfield Cycles/Nordic Barn are within 1/4 mile of our camp and rent top quality kids bikes.
Do you have the same campers each week?
The short answer is no. Some of our campers sign up for multiple weeks, some for just one week, so we have a different combination of campers every week.