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Youth & Community Groups

ArborTrek Canopy Adventures provides a novel opportunity for groups to celebrate successes, come together, experience the outdoors, and recreate with one another.  Our eco-adventure offerings range from serene to extreme with something for everyone who is adventurous at heart.  

ArborTrek is open year-round to groups by reservation.  During peak seasons, we are often able to handle modest-size groups with limited notice.  For groups of 16 or more, advance reservations are required.   

The options presented on this page present broad progressions that have proved successful for thousands of groups.  The descriptions should enable group leaders to select a program that will fit their needs.  After choosing a program option or options, group leaders should arrange to meet with an ArborTrek Course Manager to complete a needs assessment, develop a program, and establish specific program objectives.  The more we know about your group prior to the program, the more the experience can be tailored to its needs.

If none of the standard options in this guide fit your group, please let us know and we will work to design a custom program for you.

Group Types

  • Athletic Teams
  • Church Groups
  • Scout Troops
  • Community Agencies
  • Neighborhood Groups
  • Summer Camps
  • Family Reunions
  • Adventure Races
  • Boot Camps and Fitness Programs
  • Non-profit charities
  • Many, many more

Zipline Canopy Tour

Traverse cables high above an ever-babbling mountain stream and spend time among centuries-old hemlocks, mature sugar maples and paper birches on Vermont’s first “World-Class” zip line canopy tour.Designed to educate, entertain and inspire, the zip line canopy tour consists of a series of interconnected zip lines through dense mountain forest, suspension bridges, and rappels. Navigating in small groups, each tour is accompanied by two guides familiar with the local ecology and natural history who are prepared to deliver an unforgettable experience.

Retail Cost: $99.95/person plus taxes and feespdf School, Youth & Community Guide w Rates

Treetop Obstacle Course

Our Treetop Obstacle Course (also referred to as High Ropes Course or Aerial Trekking Course) poses challenges to the individual. It presents tests of physical strength, stamina, agility, balance, and flexibility, and invites participants to confront such emotional issues as fear of heights, fear of failure, and fear of losing control.

The course requires participants to draw upon reserves of courage and strength and to re-examine assumptions about their physical and emotional limitations. Conducted within a context of group encouragement and support, these programs often lead participants to a heightened awareness of self and to an increase of confidence and self-esteem.

Our treetop obstacle course is offered as a stand-alone event or can be combined with a session of teambuilding or climbing to create a full-day program.

Retail Cost: $99.95/person plus taxes and feespdf School, Youth & Community Guide w Rates

Climbing Programs

Climbing presents participants and small groups the opportunity to explore problem-solving, confront a fear of heights, and to test physical abilities.

Individuals can prove their prowess on our tree climbs or artificial rock wall. A variety of routes ranging from easy to challenging are available. Climbing programs can be run as stand-alone events or incorporated with our treetop obstacle course, teambuilding, and canopy tour programs.

Retail Cost: $99.95/person plus taxes and feespdf School, Youth & Community Guide w Rates

Team Building

Group Initiatives, involving real and imaginary ground-based obstacles, present physical, mental, and emotional challenges that invite a group to explore teamwork strategies and demonstrate for themselves the importance of planning, cooperation, and communication.

The success of a group in meeting the challenges of an initiatives sequence will depend not only upon individual strengths but also upon creativity, tenacity, strategic planning, shared risk taking, the allocation of resources, and the ability to create a climate in which individuals are able to trust each other and in which each member’s contributions are recognized and valued. In the process, members should discover their collective power to meet the ongoing challenge of work in other settings. Whatever the focus of a program, nearly every group comes away from the experience with a renewed sense of community and common purpose.

Retail Cost: $99.95/person plus taxes and feespdf School, Youth & Community Guide w Rates

Group Program Options

The group programs offered in this guide is designed for youth ages 8 and older. Group programs can be arranged for younger children, but pricing may reflect the need for additional staff and supervision.

We are very busy during the summer months and on weekends in the Spring and Fall.  Groups seeking dates during peak season are encourage to plan well in advance.

ArborTrek is located at Smugglers’ Notch Resort in Jeffersonville, Vermont and operates in partnership with the Resort. With adequate notice, custom events can be arranged in conjunction with programming, lodging, and food service from the Resort and its other vendors.

Group Leaders & Chaperones

Spectators and chaperones are welcome to accompany groups.  Teachers, counselors, coaches, and group leaders accompanying youth participants on outings are free of charge when their position in arranging the group is a paid position.  Adult chaperones are welcome to accompany groups during a session of team building and observe the treetop obstacle course and climbing from the ground.  For non-profit groups, one chaperone or group leader per every 8 minors may accompany the participants on the treetop obstacle course and zip line canopy tour free of charge.  Group leaders, chaperones, and accompanying staff must meet all tour requirements and sign a participant waiver before entering the course.


For more information on our school programs, please contact us at (802) 644-9300. A more detailed overview of our programs, including rates, cancellation policy, bad weather policy, map and directions, and participant requirements and restrictions are available in our School, Youth, and Community Guide.

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Directions to ArborTrek
1239 Edward Rd.
Jeffersonville, VT 05464
GPS: 44.59745,-72.800496