When you’re on a family vacation, you want to play together and bond as a family. But sometimes you also want a little “me” time (or couple time). Here’s the good news: When you’re staying at The Sebastian - Vail, you can have it all.
The Battle Mountain Kids' Camp offers your school-age kids opportunities for fantastic fun in a safe and nurturing environment. While you head to the slopes, shopping or for a treatment at Bloom Spa for some R &R, you can enjoy your adult-only time guilt-free, confident that your kids are having a blast just like you.
Every day is different so kids are never bored. And the specially trained counselors (known as Sherpas) have as much energy as the Hikers (kids 7 to 10) and Mountaineers (ages 11 and 12) that they’re in charge of. Here’s a week in the life of a Battle Mountain kids camper.
Monday: Magnificent Manuels
Art is a fundamental part of The Sebastian - Vail experience, and we believe that art appreciation starts young. So on Mondays, campers channel their inner-Matisse by drawing, painting, sketching, sculpting and more! Some of these creations are sure to become lasting keepsakes once you get home, a permanent reminder of the fun you had at your Vail Vacation Home.
Tuesday: Mighty Mountaineers
Kids hit the slopes (no skis required!) for a behind-the-scenes look at how Vail keeps its mountain guests safe. Your Hikers and Mountaineers may have wondered: What happens if someone gets lost? They’ll feel reassured that someone is always on hand to help once they meet the Ski Patrol crew.
Wednesday: Make a splash!
It’s time to mix things up — and hit the pool! Kids will love the novelty of swimming amidst mountain views and a fire pit that keeps things toasty even when it’s cold outside. Those energetic counselors are ever-present to entertain (Marco Polo anyone?) and keep your child safe. After they’ve splashed to their heart’s content, kids head inside for a little bowling action. By mid-afternoon, they’ll have had quite a workout, so a little relaxing in front of the big-screen for a movie is in order.
Thursday: Snow Day
Where does snow come from? Science comes alive in this fun hand-on learning session. Campers find out how Vail keeps snow on the mountain when the weather is not cooperating. Be prepared: Once your child gets home, he may want to take matters into his own hands and order up a snow day.
Friday: Culinary Kids
Budding chefs, don your aprons! It’s time to whip up some yummy recipes. Exploring the tastes and textures of different foods means kids are more likely to eat what they make — even the pickiest of eaters. Lunch never tasted so good.
Saturday: Colorado Critters
Kids become wildlife investigators as they follow the tracks of deer, elk, foxes, raccoon, coyotes, mice — and who knows what else.
Sunday: Icy Cold
It’s another science lesson, as kids learn all about water and ice. They’ll never take these basics for granted again. And guess who has a head start in chemistry come high school?
Friday and Saturday Nights: Date Nights!
The good times continue on Friday and Saturday night. For moms and dads, Friday and Saturday evenings can be date night. For kids, they’re a chance to hang out with all the friends they’ve made during the day.
While you’re checking out the night life in Vail, your kids are partying as they munch on white chocolate popcorn and sip some sparkling apple cider. After the kid-version of Happy Hour, the gang heads to Market for pizza, movies, and games.
It’s dinner at Market for the kids, followed by S’Mores. Board games, movies, and some video game action.
For more information or to register, please call The Sebastian concierge desk at 970.331.0016 or ext. 8020 in-house.