Summer vacation is fast approaching! Looking for some new & fun activities to keep the kids busy and active this summer? Try something new and join us for summer in the Green Mountains. Here’s our top 5 summer vacation activities right here at Stratton.
1. Stratton Kids Adventure Camps Choose from four different types of camps, each one allowing kids to make new friends and explore the beauty of Southern Vermont in the summer.
2. Take a scenic gondola ride. You’ve seen the breathtaking views in the winter, but have you ever seen the Green Mountains actually green? A gondola ride to the summit will give the whole family a total 360 degree view!
3. Golf as a family. The new 9-hole Pitch and Putt Course at the Stratton Golf School is ideal for beginner and family play. The Stratton Golf School also provides family and kids programs, where you can get personalized coaching from Stratton’s golf pros.
4. Enjoy the Free Summer Concerts Series on the lawn with the whole family. Each Saturday, a new artist will entertain at the commons, where there will be lawn games and a BBQ. Dancing is encouraged.
5. Hike & Explore! No matter what age or ability level, there’s a hiking trail for everyone in the family. Along the way, make it fun – see how many critters you can spot, collect fun shaped rocks and splash in natural streams.
Officially, summer starts June 21st, but at Stratton we’re starting early! Our 27-hole Championship Golf Course is open, tennis is in full swing, and hikers & bikers have been flocking to the mountain. In addition to the many summer activities we offer, this year’s event lineup should get you excited. Kicking things off is a Memorial Day Doubles Tennis Tournament May 23-25 followed by the Golf Course Expo May 24. Soon after is Wanderlust! Returning to Stratton June 18-21, Wanderlust is a place for yogis alike. This festival of music and yoga is infused with amazing workshops, wonderful speakers and great food. Then July 4th rolls around beginning our annual Free Summer Concert Series. If you enjoy jam bands and tribute bands, you’ll love the line-up. Come July, we’ll welcome cyclists from all over for the Tour de Grace on the 11th and Tour de Bondville on the 18th. The last cycling event bringing enthusiasts for the area is on August 12 – The Vermont Challenge. Finally, we end the summer with Labor Day celebration and huge Tent Sale.
Wanderlust Festival is less than a month away! (June 18-21, 2015) Can you believe it? Soon we will channel our inner yogi, jam to live bands, taste local Vermont fare and enjoy all that the Vermont summer has to offer. This year, the Wanderlust crew has added some new activities that you can only find at this amazing festival.
Meditation. More meditation classes have been added to the diverse schedule. Get your om on! Beginners are welcome.
Practice in a brand new environment. A black light venue will be added this year, so get your white clothes ready and stretch it out in this unique space!
Soulscape Classes. Classes devoted entirely to the music of The Police and The Grateful Dead are on this year’s roster, designed to unwind the tension of everyday life.
Gentle Aerial Yoga and Stargazing: As the sun is setting, a class lead by Carmen Curtis will practice slow and fluid movements with a hammock while watching the stars.
Music. Among an abundance of talented musicians set to rock the stage, this year there will be a Musical Hike with Trevor Hall. Explore Stratton’s beautiful green trails to the sounds of Trevor’s acoustic rock and reggae tunes. Another hike accompanied by the tunes of Jacob Cohen and his cello will also be available this year.
The stars. Wanderlust falls on the eve of summer solstice this year.In a class called “Slooh’s Summer Solstice Celebration in Space,” Wanderlusters will get close-up views of the stars through a large telescope and a hands-on tour of the cosmos. If you have ever seen a clear night sky in Vermont, you know this is one you won’t want to miss.
Learn something new with the Tribal Body Marking and Movement – a partner class with exercised that incorporate acro yoga, Capoeira and balancing movements. Then embrace your artistic side by using special pens and markers to create your own unique designs on the body.
TY KU Sake Tastings: On Thursday and Friday late afternoons, sample four types of award winning sake and learn how to craft your own yummy cocktails.