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Last Minute Options For Luxury Kid Campers

Jul 26 2010 - 1:00pm

Summer may be halfway over, but mamas still looking for the activities to keep their lil ones busy are in luck. Many luxury resorts are providing guests with more than swanky pools and five star service right now – they're offering tots week-long programs that will make lasting impressions. From cheerleading classes taught by world-famous cheering squads to an environmental adventure, these five camps will keep adventurous kids busy during the last weeks before school. But interested parents must act fast – this is the last week to sign up for several of the programs!

Atlantis Lego Fantasy Camp

This is the last week to attend Atlantis's Lego Fantasy Camp [1] ($425 for 5 days and 4 nights not including hotel room). Hosted by one of the popular toy brick company's master builders, the camp teaches enthusiasts tips for creating incredible structures, a swim with the dolphins and access to the resort's water park.

Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment

As if a trip to Maui weren't vacation enough, visitors to the Ritz-Carlton's Kapalua resort can sign up to participate in the Ambassadors of the Environment [2] program (starting at $70 for each three-hour session), an environmental education program designed for children over 5 years old. The program's various activities include snorkeling along a reef, lessons in underwater and nature photography, and starring in a public service announcement about sustainable living.

Glamping at Creekside Camp

If your family's idea of camping [3] is checking in at the local motel, Greenough, Montana's Paws Up's Creekside Camp [4] ($1,015 per night for a two-bedroom tent) may change your family's mind. The truly luxurious camping adventures take place in 530-square foot tents, designed for a family of four. Each tent has electricity, feather beds, en-suite bathrooms, and fireplaces.

Westin Kierland, Scottsdale

While mom and dad relax by the pool, the Westin Kierland [5] in Scottsdale, Arizona offers tots a five-day Digital Kids Zone Summer camp ($200 per child). Attendees can design their own video games, put together a morning show and learn how to make a movie.

Dallas Cowboy Cheer Camp

Mini cheerleaders can learn from the best with Atlantis'sDallas Cowboy Cheer Camp [6] ($495 for a three-day program). Lean basic cheerleading and dance moves, motivation techniques and how to channel self-confidence into stellar routines, while taking advantage of the resorts water and marine life programs.

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