Family vacations can sometimes be a tad too hectic, leaving parents feeling like they need a vacation from their vacation. Luckily, many resorts offer fabulous kid camps, so parents can enjoy some R&R while the children are off on adventures of their own. In the evening, families reconnect for a movie poolside, or a dinner under the stars. Here are four resorts that offer fabulous kid camps. so mom and dad can catch tee time, take a hike, or just sip cocktails poolside while the kids have fun with new friends and activities.
Shore Lodge, McCall, ID
Located in the heart of the Salmon River Mountains, Shore Lodge is an amazing mountain retreat, perfect for the family looking to get away from it all and reconnect with nature. Just a 2.5-hour drive from Boise, National Geographic dubbed McCall one of the best hidden ski towns to visit in 2016. You’ll feel as if you’re miles upon miles away from the stress of daily life.
Kids will love Camp Sharlie, which offers hiking, sports, and arts and crafts, as well as water activities on the resorts’s private beach, which features a water trampoline and full-service marina.
Parents can escape for a relaxing day at The Cove, a world-class spa, or opt for adventure: mountain biking, ATV’ing, hiking, golfing, whitewater rafting, and fishing are all on the menu of grown-up fun.
Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, CA
Escape to an oceanfront retreat for a little family R&R at Monarch Beach Resort, Orange County’s most luxurious coastal playground. The resort is home to the Coastal Caterpillar Club, an action-packed day camp for guests aged 5-12 years.
While the kids learn new sports, get creative with art projects, and enjoy a variety of games, parents have the option to unwind in peace at the resort’s Miraval Life in Balance Spa, make a date for golf on the green overlooking the Pacific Ocean, or enjoy a one-of-a-kind dining experience at the resort’s acclaimed restaurant, Stonehill Tavern. Up for a surfing adventure? The resort’s official Surf Hosts will help you hone your skills.
Wailea Beach Resort, Maui, HI
Wailea Beach Resort is located on an idyllic stretch of oceanfront property, offering vacationing families a taste of paradise. Kids will want to join the Kolohe Keike Club, a kid-centered day camp located in an engaging learning and play facility.
While the kids are busy with arts and crafts, local storytelling, and games, moms and dads can opt to relax at the water’s edge while whale watching at the resort’s newest oceanfront ‘Ohi Pools, cool down inside private cabanas lining the adults-only Maluhai Serenity Pool, or sip tropical-inspired cocktails at the Whale’s Tale beach bar, located just steps from the ocean.
Bring the entire family together for splash-worthy memories at the two-acre NALU Adventure Pool which features four water slides – one measuring 325 feet (Hawaii’s longest resort water slide!) and an array of water activities, including paddle boarding, scuba diving, and snorkeling.
Carmel Valley Ranch, Carmel, CA
Carmel Valley Ranch is a 500-acre, luxe summer camp-inspired resort on California’s central coast. This splendid resort boasts a hillside vineyard, an apiary with 60,000+ Italian honeybees, an extensive horseback program, and more.
Kids can giddy on up to the Ranch Hands Kids’ Camp, where every day offers unique adventures centered around weekly themes like Wild, Wild, West, Art of Imagination, Our Friendly Planet, and Flower-to-Hive Week.
While the kids are busy horsing around, moms and dads can set off on miles of scenic hiking trails, explore vineyards and gardens bordering the resort’s Pete Dye-designed golf course, or check out one of the resort’s many activities including honey tasting, custom spa treatments, and wine tasting at the resort’s signature restaurant, Valley Kitchen.