Nestled in Maine's Carrabassett Valley, Sugarloaf is one of New England's most popular resorts, offering more than 5,000 acres of wilderness, whitewater rafting and wildlife in addition to the state's top golf course. Sugarloaf offers guided adventures for the whole family and Outdoor Adventure Camp for children ages 4 to 13, where children may swim, fish, play tennis and golf, and go on field trips. The Sunrise Canoe Trip on Wednesday mornings should not be missed.
Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia, is a resort and 14,000-acre nature preserve in the southern foothills of the Appalachians. Less than an hour southwest of Atlanta, the resort is a rich, green oasis of manicured gardens and natural wonder, enlivened by performances from Florida State University's Flying High Circus troupe. These talented performers also double as counselors in Callaway's Summer Family Adventure Program, which is available as part of a lodging-and-activity package.
Crowne Plaza Resort
Crowne Plaza Resort on the south end of Hilton Head Island possesses a casual elegance mixed with Southern charm that takes visitors away from the pressures of everyday life. Whether your family likes to stroll, bike and play on the famous white-sand beaches, sail and surf, or head inland to play at the Shipyard Golf Club and Van der Meer Tennis Center, you will find activities for everyone. Camp Castaway for children ages 6 to 12 also includes trips to the nearby water park and the Coastal Carolina Arts Center. Holiday events include the Easter egg hunt and special activities during the Fourth of July.
Just 21 miles from Charleston, South Carolina, Kiawah Island Golf Resort offers miles of beautiful beaches, and walking and biking trails. This scenic nature preserve where eagles, dolphins and alligators flourish also boasts five famous golf courses as well as tennis, fine dining and a spa. Kamp Kiawah is for children ages 3 to 11, and Kiawah Island also offers organized activities for children 9 to 13, older teenagers and the whole family.