3 Resort Programs That Get Kids Out Into Nature

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With the summer in full swing, many parents are looking for ways to encourage their kids to switch off their screens and enjoy the outdoors. In response, several luxury resorts have developed engaging programs that have been carefully curated to integrate your child into nature.

3. Rosewood Bermuda (Hamilton Parish, Bermuda)

Rosewood Bermuda

As part of Rosewood’s brand-wide Family Time initiative, which seeks to showcase the unique family-oriented attractions of each of its destinations, the Rosewood Bermuda has partnered with the Living Reef Foundation to offer guided kayaking and snorkeling tours aimed at children. The tours will explore the colorful coral reefs of Bermuda and educate participants on how best to preserve them. After the tour, families will be invited to “adopt” their own coral garden to look after for years to come.

“Rosewood guests of all ages have the explorer spirit and these experiences will not only fuel meaningful bonds between children, parents and extended families, but encourage deep connection with the cultures and communities they visit,” said Sonia Cheng, chief executive officer of Rosewood Hotel Group in a press release statement. “Rosewood Family Time is designed for families to spend time together, to engage, learn and stretch boundaries while having fun, and to spark a life-long love of discovery amongst our youngest guests.”

For more information visit rosewoodhotels.com

2. Mohonk Mountain House (New Paltz, NY)

Mohonk Mountain House Junior Naturalist program

The sprawling upstate New York mountain house is offering a Junior Naturalist program as part of its Kids’ Club to immerse children in nature under the supervision of expert naturalists and counselors.

Kids ages 4-12 will be encouraged to dive into the natural world with nature walks to the lily pond, animal tracking and tree identification. Other activities include fossil hunts, animal and plant identification walks and arts projects. At the end of the program, each child will receive an official Mohonk Mountain House Junior Naturalist certificate.

For more information visit mohonk.com

1. Gurney’s Star Island Resort and Marina (Montauk, NY)

Gurney’s Star Island Resort and Marina

The lake-front Gurney’s Star Island Resort and Marina has partnered with the Cornell Cooperative Extension Marine Program to devise a custom youth education program as part of its kids’ club offering.

The program will include on-site educational exhibits on water quality, habitat, aquaculture, STEAM, and fisheries. Children will also be invited to participate in hands-on activities including oyster reef restoration and caring for shellfish growing on-site at the resort.

For more information visit gurneysresorts.com