The Woodloch's 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 endless 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, a rock climbing wall, 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, kids may simply like hanging out in the kids' pool area, which is a great spot for 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. There is also a snow-shoeing trail. If you are looking to ski, Big Bear and Elk Mountain are nearby.
Entertainment & Activities
Several times a week there are Theme Nights at Woodloch, when teens (13 and older) and adults gather in the 500-seat Heritage Night Club for a Broadway-style show. On other nights the Night Club hosts swing bands, comedians, magicians and other performances. Nightly entertainment is included only in the Traditional (three-meal a day) package but will be included if you are not on the plan and opt to purchase dinner. Note that children 12 an under are not allowed in the Heritage Club; so if you want to see the show you must secure (and pay for) a babysitter for the night, or have one adult stay in the room with the children.
In addition to the core resort activities, each day there are scheduled events for the whole family, both indoors and out. Events may include family Olympics, bingo, 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.
Adventure and Passions
Families can enhance their stay with the Adventure and Passions Package, which can include zip lining, art classes, Delaware River white-water kayaking excursions, Escape the Room, shooting and challenging forest paint ball course. The Adventure and Passions Program is in addition to the resort's year-round activities.