Kids Want to Be Where the Action Is

By Runice, Jacky | Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL), July 18, 2004 | Go to article overview

Kids Want to Be Where the Action Is


Runice, Jacky, Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)


Byline: Jacky Runice Daily Herald Correspondent

You'll see. As you become entrenched in this parenting thing, everything revolves around the kids and travel is one of the first to transform. Before the little darlings arrived, you might decide to finally visit Hawaii, for example - anywhere in the islands just to get a taste of the terrain and the culture. If you follow that train of thought with kids in tow, you'll return smarter - and grayer - from the wear.

We parenting vets have learned to zone in on a particular place that offers the coolest of activities and the rest will simply fall into place.

Your children shouldn't have to settle for typical scavenger hunts and a game of bocce ball on their next vacation, not when they could be immersed in an interactive, in-depth exploration of the wonders of the natural world. The multimillion-dollar Discovery Channel Camp at Atlantis in Paradise Island, Bahamas, puts Junior in the middle of real adventure. For kids ages 4-12 who are guests at the resort, the Discovery Channel Camp shoves off at Base Camp with an authentic replica of the Atocha, the Spanish galleon that sank somewhere in the Bahamian seas in 1622.

Crayons and coloring books? Puh-leese. Try the Arts and Crafts area and a Technology Lab with state-of-the-art computers linked to the Internet, image scanners and real video camcorders. Kids can make personalized movies, postcards and posters using the latest video and graphics technology. The Science Outpost is equipped with microscopes, magnifiers, live animal touch tanks, aquariums and specimen collections of fossils, bones, animals and plants so young scientists may investigate everything from archaeology to entomology with authentic tools and equipment.

The camp's format was developed by an alumnus of Children's Television Workshop and the Cape Cod Children's Museum. There's one counselor for every five children, plus parents get pagers to ensure security and comfort for all.

The Atlantis resort is home to the world's largest manmade marine habitat: 11 million gallons of salt- and freshwater exhibit lagoons, pools and tanks that hold more than 50,000 sea creatures from giant sharks to sea turtles.

Teenagers call Club Rush their own. The teen and pre-teen nightclub is a fully supervised private club with high-speed Internet, plasma screen television sets for playing games on X-box, Game Cube, Nintendo 64 and Sony PlayStation, a dance area, movie screenings and karaoke.

For more information about Atlantis, Paradise Island, visit www.Atlantis.com or call (888) 528-7155.

How do tennis, canoeing and kayaking, paint-ball games and mountain boarding grab Junior's attention? Back in 1766, when The Homestead opened amid the beauty of Virginia's Allegheny Mountains, the resort offered guests a grand vacation to be sure. Click forward to the 21st century and the horseback and carriage rides are still available as well as exciting active and intellectual activities for kids and teens. …

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