Georgia: Pine Mountain, Callaway Gardens - Create Your Own Summer Family Adventure.
This is the place for families to make memories that will last a lifetime and for parents or grandparents to enjoy a vacation within a family vacation. Here’s the scoop.
For more than five decades Callaway Gardens® has been welcoming families to its annual Summer Family Adventure which always includes entertaining activities, plenty of day adventures, and time for parents to relax while the children are entertained.
The best part of the Summer Family Adventure
program is the quality and variety of expert-led programs suitable for families to share. Choices span the gamut of summer fun and include: golf, tennis, fishing, water skiing, ziplining, or circus activities. More sedate options include butterfly counting, stargazing, bird watching, and workshops about photography, gardening, or horticulture. No two vacations will be the same.
The Summer Family Adventure program allows families to customize their vacation and provides each family member an active, enjoyable getaway tailored to their own interests. For example: Guests of try behind-the-scenes tours of Callaway Gardens, hiking on trails, bicycling, or gardening workshops. Golf lessons are offered on Callaway Gardens’ world-famous golf courses or guests can take circus and acrobatic classes from The Florida State University Flying High Circus. Families who return year after year treasure the traditions such as enjoying muscadine grape ice cream to singing the Callaway Kid Camp Song. Seven-Day Summer Family Adventure.
This year the seven-day adventures are available each week from June 2 through August 4. The seven-day Summer Family Adventure vacation package includes: private two-bedroom cottage; day camp for children and teens ages 3 to 17; children’s activities including arts and crafts, swimming, miniature golf, circus activities, and outdoor adventures; teen activities including beach and water volleyball, a challenging ropes course, water skiing, tennis, a teen center, game room, teen dance, golf clinics and canoe trips. Plus parents and adults can enjoy rounds of golf on Callaway Gardens’ courses; try exercise classes, tennis, fishing and even circus skills. During summer evenings families may spend time together with bingo, beach activities, marshmallow roasts, miniature golf, bike rides, and star gazing. Bonus points:
For an extra thrill check out the TreeTop Adventure featuring ziplining aerial challenges for all ages. For foodies there’s a Farmers Market featuring locally, regionally available food, flowers and more.Location on the planet.
Callaway Gardens US Hwy. 18 and GA Hwy.27 Pine Mountain, 31822. Make it happen.
The resort offers families oodles of ways to play, have fun, and connect with nature from golf and tennis to waterskiing, ropes courses, boating, kayaking, canoeing, and biking. And the obvious benefit you will have easy access to the awesome Gardens and more than ten miles of trails. The resort offers guests a rich menu of organized activities including supervised activities for children at the day camp on site. Organized activities for teens include: volleyball, dances, scavenger hunts, water skiing lessons, and ropes course challenges. Bonus points:
Callaway Gardens Resort has partnered with The FSU Flying High Circus to provide an expert-led family camp experience for all ages, interests and skills. Callaway Gardens (706) 663-2281 or toll-free 1-800-CALLAWAY (1-800-225-5292) or www.callawaygardens.com About Callaway Gardens.
For almost 60 years Callaway Gardens has provided “a place of relaxation, inspiration and a better understanding of the living world” for millions of visitors. Owned and operated by the non-profit Ida Cason Callaway Foundation, Callaway Gardens includes a garden, resort, preserve and residential community on 13,000 acres in Pine Mountain, Georgia. Highlights include a butterfly conservatory, horticultural center, discovery center, chapel, inland beach, nature trails and special events throughout the year. In addition, Callaway Gardens offers nearly 80,000 square feet of meeting space, 763 guest rooms, restaurants, a full-service spa, shops, golf, tennis, fishing and more. Five unique, close-knit residential communities with custom home sites, lakefront properties and cottages on the golf course – offer an ideal home away from home or full-time residence.Editor's note:
I love butterflies and gardeneing so Callaway Gardens is my kind of place - very green and quiet but never boring. If you are considering a summer vacation in the southest Callaway Gardens needs to be at the top for one reason - it is peaceful. Yup , just imagine peaceful and family vacation in one place. The the woods, winding roads, the lake, gardens, and general calm of the complex makes for an ideal atmosphere fo runwinding and recharging. It's easy to navigate the resort and the number of options for families is endless. It is also a place to do everything or sit on the porch and whatch the kids and grandkids do everything. My husband and children claim the golfing if mighty fine. And I know from friends that the circus and acrobatic classes are ideal for competitive teens. Even better, now ziplining has been added to the fun. Content and images provided by Callaway Gardens. Comment by Nancy Nelson-Duac, Editor FTF. Copyright 2012.