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Friday, June 26, 2015

Top 5 Reasons Kids Love Wintergreen in The Summer

It's summertime and the livin' is easy! Especially if you come to our Blue Ridge mountaintop where temps rarely top 80 all summer long. With school out for the summer, it's the perfect time for kids and families to visit us, and here are the top 5 reasons why!

5. Kids Camps

Kids camps at Wintergreen are a blast because our PGA and USPTA Pros are not only talented athletes and instructors, but they're really FUN. We've got Nike camps for both tennis and golf where your child can learn to play the Nike way, or we have a combo option with the Junior Golf & Tennis Camps.  These camps give kids the chance to learn sports that will last a lifetime.

4. The Treehouse

What could be better than hiking, swimming, jumping, and playing at tennis, arts & crafts, and archery with new friends? Mornings feature a variety of indoor and outdoor play that includes hikes, nature walks, arts & crafts, storytime, games, and playground time. Afternoon activities vary by day of week, Discovery Ridge Adventure Center on Tuesdays, Lake Monocan on Wednesdays, Archery on Thursdays, Tennis on Fridays.

  • For children 2 and 1/2 to 12 years old
  • Tuesday-Saturday, 9 am-4 pm
  • Full day and half day options available
  • Lunch option available

All Treehouse programs require advance reservations. Please sign up early as programs fill up fast. For information visit  The Treehouse web page, or contact the Treehouse Office at 434-325-8179.

3. Lake Monocan

Maybe you didn't realize that you could have a beach on your mountain vacation, but you can at Lake Monocan! Lake Monocan is a hidden gem in the valley with a sandy beach and a wide range of activities both in the water and on the shore.  It's worth the drive down the mountain. So pack your beach tote and come feel the sand between your toes.  Lake Monocan offers:

  • Snack Bar
  • Canoes, kayaks, aquacycles
  • Road Bike Rentals
  • Sand volleyball court 
  • Fishing equipment  
  • Picnic area with charcoal grills 
  • And new this year -- STAND UP PADDLE BOARDS!

2. Discovery Ridge

Discovery Ridge Adventure Center at Wintergreen Resort is where your family vacation starts, with indoor and outdoor fun for the entire family. Experience a thrilling Blue Ridge family vacation in the mountains - with a host of activities that will satisfy even the most adventurous spirit. 

  • The Plunge 
  • The Zip 
  • Archery
  • Ridgely's Fun Park - family headquarters with movies under the star
  • Outdoor activities including bungee trampoline, climbing tower, miniature golf, campfire facility with s'mores kits available for purchase
  • Indoor activities including Kinect Systems, Xbox 360s, Nintnedo Wiis,42-inch plasma TVs, comfy game rocker chairs at every station, Wifi Lounge Theater showing sporting events and videos, foosball, pool table, air hockey, mechanical bull, toddler inflatable

1. Mountains of Adventure

Combine all the fun of Discovery Ridge with all the fun of Lake Monocan and you get -- Mountains of Adventure!  For those seeking adventure this summer, the Wintergreen Mountains of Adventure Pass is your ticket to fun.  Each pass is loaded with tons of free and discounted activities and adventures.   

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Friday, June 26, 2015

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