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Additional Options 2018-04-23T13:21:38+00:00

Additional Activity Offerings

In addition to our traditional counselor-led activities, we’ve lined up a number of new off-campus guided outings with selected local partners. From fly-fishing and canoeing to rock climbing and mountain biking, these optional activities will be led by local experts at a special price available to our Quimby Country guests. At Quimby Country, we enjoy working hard to provide our guests with a well-rounded experience. The Northeast Kingdom provides countless adventures to experience and we look forward to sharing them with you! Please explore our options below as we hope you’ll add some of them to your stay!

Fly-Fishing Instruction

Josh Adams is the owner and operator of Great Drake Angling & Outdoor Adventures LLC. Josh is one of the finest instructors and guides you will ever meet. His teaching methods are proven to make learning easy for clients of all abilities, and his perpetual smile and friendly demeanor always make for a fun day on the water.  Josh’s passion for hunting and fishing is contagious, and a day spent on the water, or in the woods with him, will leave you with a yearning to try it again and again and again.

Quimby’s is very excited to partner up with Josh this season to offer its guests drift boat tours and wading tours along the Connecticut River and surrounding rivers in and near the Northeast Kingdom.

Details:

  • All gear included (boots, waders, rods, terminal tackle)
  • Guests will need to secure an appropriate fishing license (available in Quimby giftshop)
  • Adults don’t need to accompany children (age 10+) on wading trips (QC staff can chaperone)
  • No prior experience necessary
  • Quimby Country transportation included (during all-inclusive family camp weeks)
  • Full and half day options
  • Streamside lunch included on full-day fishing trips

Cost:

Full Day (8 hours) Guided Tours

  • Wading (local rivers) – $175 per angler / up to 4 total (group discounts available)
  • Drift boat (Connecticut River) – $425 1-2 anglers / $100 for a third angler

Half Day (4 hours) Guided Tours

  • Wading (local rivers) – $100 per angler / up to 4 total
Fly Fishing Reservation
We do our best to accommodate our guests' schedule, however, we can't guarantee every request. Please offer 1 -2 days that you will be available during your stay. We will be in touch to confirm your reservation date.
Full Day (8 hrs) Half Day (4 hrs)

Rock Climbing Instruction

John Kascenska owns and directs Kingdom Adventure out of East Burke, Vermont. John is one of the most experienced outdoor educators in North America with 36 years of professional outdoor experience. Throughout his career, John has remained current with the latest developments in the outdoor adventure profession to maintain a high level of knowledge and skills that he has passed along to the hundreds of people he has instructed. John is very excited to offer day-long rock climbing trips at Wheeler Mountain to Quimby’s guests.  These trips will be available for both shoulder and all-inclusive family camp guests. Availability is limited, so please be in touch to express your interest.  Trips are offered to both adults and children (minimum of 8 years old).

Details:

  • All gear included (shoes, harness, helmet)
  • Adults don’t need to accompany children (8+ years old) on climbing trips (QC staff can chaperone)
  • No prior experience necessary
  • Full day activity
  • Lunch included
  • Quimby Country transportation included (during all-inclusive family camp weeks)

Cost: $65 per person

Rock Climbing Reservation
Example: John (7 yrs. old)
We do our best to accommodate our guests' schedule, however, we can't guarantee every request. Please offer 1 -2 days that you will be available during your stay. We will be in touch to confirm your reservation date.

Mountain Bike Instruction

Are you looking to learn how to mountain bike or are you interested in taking your riding to the next level? Either way, Quimby’s has you covered! Jonathon Dodge, owner and operator of local bike shop Spoke ‘N’ Word in Colebrook, NH, will offer guided mountain bike trips to Circuits Frontiers in Hereford, Canada this season.  When not out riding on the road or trails, Jonathon can be found tuning up bikes at his shop or spending time with his family. We are thrilled that Jonathon has offered to provide guided mountain bike trips to our guests this season. These guided trips will be offered to our guests on Mondays during QC’s shoulder and all-inclusive family camp weeks.

Details:

  • Bike rental available
  • No experience necessary
  • Full and half day clinics
  • Quimby Country transportation included (during all-inclusive family camp weeks)
  • Adults don’t need to accompany children (12+ years old) on mnt. Bike trips (QC staff can chaperone)

Cost:

  • Guided Trip: $35 first person $10 each additional rider
  • Bike Rental: $40 full day
Mtn. Biking Reservation
Example: John (7 years old)

Upper Connecticut Canoe Trip

We are thrilled to offer a daylong canoe excursion on the Upper Connecticut River for our guests. The Connecticut River is the longest river in New England and offers a unique experience to paddle through the heart of the Northeast Kingdom. Our trip will begin just 10 minutes from Quimby’s in Canaan, right below the rt. 114 bridge, which connects Canaan to West Stewartstown, New Hampshire. This stretch of the river alternates between swift and flat waters and meanders through a series of agricultural valleys. Halfway through our paddle, we will stop at “Lunch Rock,” a popular resting point, to refuel and take in the sights. If you are interested in exploring this historic waterway while enjoying time paddling with friends in a beautiful setting than this trip is for you!

Details:

  • Canoes, Paddles and PFD’s included
  • No experience necessary, instruction included
  • Transportation available
  • Adults don’t need to accompany children (10+ years old) on the canoe trip (QC staff can chaperone)
  • Quimby Country transportation included (during all-inclusive family camp weeks)
  • Length: 8 or 10 miles (4 or 5 hours including rest stops)
  • Includes a picnic lunch

Cost:

  • Guide Trip: $50 per person
Upper Connecticut River Canoe Trip

Yoga Instruction

Carol Bouchard is a certified yoga instructor, personal trainer and health coach.  She has been in the North Country for several years and enjoys time spent in the outdoors.  Her fitness journey started with Tae Kwon Do, achieving her 2nd-degree black belt. Carol is a fitness instructor at On-Core Health and Fitness in Clarksville, NH where she offers private personal training and a number of fitness classes including Yoga, Bootcamp, Kickboxing, Pound, Dance fitness and Aquacize at area pools.  Carol teaches Hatha Yoga and Restorative Yoga and incorporates doTERRA essential oils for relaxation.  Along with her passion for fitness, Carol loves animals.  She owns Mountain Air Grooming in Clarksville, NH where pets can come spend the day at the spa or extend their stay at the resort.  Carol has been grooming pets for 27 years.  Carol offers a weekly yoga class for guests at Quimby Country. We are excited to welcome Carol back to Quimby’s for her 2nd summer.

Details:

  • Yoga Pads included
  • No experience necessary, instruction included
  • 1 hr. Instruction

Cost:

  • Instruction: $12 per person
Yoga

Massage Therapy

We are very excited to welcome Jenna Kelly to Quimby Country this season as our resident Massage Therapist. Jenna is a certified massage therapist, yoga instructor, K-12 art educator and adjunct professor of fine arts. She is a graduate of Green Mountain Massage School and is well versed in multiple modalities including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, Reflexology, and Thai yoga massage. Jenna is the owner of Mobile Metta Massage company, offering therapeutic massages that provide loving-kindness to your body, mind, and spirit.

Details:

  • A variety of massages are offered at Quimby Country
  • 1 hr. massage

Cost:

  • Massage: $95 per hr.
Massage