The Woodloch approach to family-friendly recreation is all about spending time together, and there is no formal children's program; so if you are looking to check your kids into a supervised group and leave them for the day, this is not the place for you. But there are plenty of family activities scheduled throughout the day, all of which are well-orchestrated and fun, and the resort is teeming with kids.
Visiting in Warm Weather
Because of its location on lake Teedyuskung, you'll find dozens of water sports and activities in summer, including boat rides, bumper boating, waterskiing, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, fishing, and swimming. A quaint little sand beach with lounge chairs provides a gathering spot for many of the day's activities, and kids will love the waterslide that dumps swimmers into shallow water. Despite the plethora of more exciting options, my children's favorite "water sport" was hanging out in the kids' pool area, which is a great for spot young ones to splash around. The water is zero-entry and nowhere more than 18 inches deep. Little ones will love the frog waterslide, sprayers and soakers. There is also a small snack stand where you can buy drinks and ice cream, along with two dozen or so tables with umbrellas. In addition to the kids' pool are larger indoor and outdoor pools, a sports complex, go-carts, a shooting range, arts and crafts, a climbing wall, mini golf, batting cages, bicycling, bocce ball, tennis, racquetball and basketball courts, a baseball field, an arcade and several jungle gyms.
Visiting in Cold Weather
The lake freezes over in winter, and a section is cleared for ice skating. Skates can be rented for a small fee at the sports complex. The resort has its own snow-making equipment, and in winter builds two snow tubing hills, a small one, and the Extreme Snow Tube Run, which is located across the street at the baseball field. Also try snowmobiling (for an extra fee) and a horse-drawn hayride. During December and January the hayride takes you along a "Festival of Lights" along the nature trail. Winter activities include a Yule log and walnut hunt, holiday craft show, caroling, and a visit from Santa and Rudolph. Also in the works is a snow-shoeing trail. If you are looking to ski, Big Bear and Elk Mountain are nearby.
In addition to the core resort activities, each day there are scheduled events for the whole family, both indoors and out. We thoroughly enjoyed the Dr. Seuss party and candy hunt, and other events included family Olympics, bingo, a Guitar Hero 3 contest, movies, makeovers, cocktail hours, and dance classes. There is an indoor toddler room, supervision required. While there are some activities geared toward the youngest travelers (0-2), older children will have many more options, and will probably get the most out of a Woodloch visit.