Hotels and resorts are so much more than a place to rest your weary head. In fact, many are going above and beyond to keep the whole family entertained. Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas has introduced themed summer camps for children that are so much fun they may never want to leave. So if you’re looking for some amazing summer fun in paradise this summer, then checkout this conversation with my friend, Amanda Felts, Vice President of Guest Activities Programming at Atlantis!
Q:Atlantis is such a fun destination resort to begin with, what made Atlantis decide to offer themed camps for kids?
A: We have great partnerships with the Miss Universe Organization, LEGO Systems, Inc. and the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders and felt it was the perfect extension to these partnerships to offer a unique one of a kind experience that our guests have come to not only expect, but appreciate. Then we realized that we have wonderful assets right here on property that we could offer to our guests, who would like to have a more in depth look at our Marine, Culinary, Golf and Hotel operations. For kids, Atlantis is not just a resort or simply a “place” to play with mom and dad. There may be no resort in the world better suited to that zest for discovery and pleasure than Atlantis, with its incomparable ruins of ancient Atlantis populated by schools of sharks, rays and tropical fish, its waterslides, its white-sand beaches and swimming pools, to its remarkably diverse dining experiences. Kids typically go off to a summer camp but just imagine going to a summer camp where the whole family gets to enjoy their own “camp” experience. We are a destination with something for everyone – spa, casino, golf, water slides, and dolphins just to name a few – and the kids have their own unique camp experience. This is a win-win situation for the entire family – kids get their camp experience by day and family time at night.
Q. Tell me, briefly, about the different camps?
A: The four-night/five-day Atlantis Fantasy Camps provide an opportunity for guests between the ages of seven and 17 to pursue one of their dream goals or career with a variety of different edutainment camp programs suited to specific age groups and interests. Campers can learn to cheer with one of the world’s most famous cheering squads during Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader Fantasy Camp. At the Kids Culinary Adventure Fantasy Camp, young foodies will cook up culinary creations and even design their own birthday cake. For young LEGO fanatics, the LEGO Fantasy Camp will offer kids the opportunity to work with LEGO Master Builders for tips on perfecting their building and construction skills.
Pricing for the four-night/five-day camps are $495 per camper (not inclusive of room cost), and includes activities such as dolphin interaction, admission to Atlantis Kids Adventures, select meals and more. The Fantasy Camp sessions will take place during various dates beginning June 28 through August 13, 2010. For a full list of Fantasy Camp session dates and prices.
Q. What if you already have a reservation at Atlantis this summer during the time of one of the camps, can you enroll on site?
A: Yes, we will allow enrollment based on availability. For Atlantis reservations, click here.
Q. What do parents need to know about a vacation at Atlantis?
A: That we certainly have something for everyone – young and old alike. We offer the perfect combination of fun and learning for the whole family on one of the world’s most beautiful beaches.
Q. Any other events or new features that will be taking place this summer at Atlantis?
A: Our Atlantis Live Concert Series continues this summer on July 17th with Katy Perry.