10 Best Resort Kids' Programs

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A full-day program is open from mid-June through Labor Day and kids ages 2 to 12 can join in hikes, take pony rides, go on frog hunts, go swimming, take boat rides and get plenty of beach and playground time.

Older kids, ages 7 to 12, also have the option of learning rock scrambling, as well as joining in tennis and golf clinics and sports tournaments.

Supervised activities for children ages 13 to 17 take place in the teen lounge, a separate space where teens can listen to music, watch movies and just hang out away from mom and dad.

In the winter, kids can take ice-skating lessons, or go snow tubing or snow shoeing.

Mohonk also offers a program for children ages 4 to 12 on Saturday evenings.

No. 4 -- Georgia: Cloister at Sea Island

The Cloister at Sea Island, located on five miles of private beach on Georgia's Atlantic coast, has an impressive children's center. The resort's seasonal kid's club, Camp Cloister, has an impressive selection of activities for children ages three to 12, including fishing, crabbing, baking and even tennis and shooting schools.

Each day explores a different theme, from pirates to frogs and birds, and kids participate in activities like arts and crafts, scavenger hunts, and fishing.

There is a separate space, Club Sea Island, for pre-teens, ages 9 to 12, that operates during peak travel periods.

On Saturdays, kids can don their own personalized chef hats and play chef as they bake and decorate cookies.

This resort's club also operates a children's dinner on Friday and Saturday nights for kids ages 3 to 12, so parents can dine solo.

The Shooting School at the Cloister at Sea offers private and group lessons, and an Air Rifle Bull's-Eye Hour for children ages 5 to 12 takes them on educational adventures in the great outdoors such as reptile encounters and summertime campouts.

No. 5 -- New Mexico: Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa

Hyatt Regency Tamaya is a great example of a resort that takes great care to enrich the children's program with local culture and flavor.

The 500-acre resort is located on part of a Native American Pueblo and offers kids ages 3 to 12 the chance to experience the art and history of this culture firsthand within organized activities at Camp Hyatt. Kids will create their own sand paintings, play Native American games, and explore the Rio Grande River on a guided stroll of the Bosque.

Camp Hyatt works with National Geographic Kids to create eco-friendly and locally inspired activities. Each day of the week brings a different theme, including New Mexico Sunday, Tamaya Monday, Hisru Ku Hinu [You and Me] Tuesday, Wildlife Wednesday, Land of Enchantment Thursday, Farming Friday and Native American Saturday.

In addition to the kids' program, Hyatt Regency Tamaya offers other family activities like trail riding, Pueblo pottery making, adobe brick making, hot air balloon rides and Native American stories under the stars.

No. 6 -- Jamaica: Half Moon Bay

If it's luxury you're after, the posh Half Moon Bay in Jamaica promises to spoil your kids as much as they spoil you.

Half Moon's kids' program is housed in the resort's Anancy Children's Village, where kids ages 3 to 12 can join in many different supervised activities.

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