Jonesing for a roadtrip? Then pack up the car and head to YMCA Trout Lodge and Camp Lakewood. Conveniently located only 90 minutes from St. Louis, this beautiful lodge is hosting special events the entire family will love.
• This weekend, treat Mom like a queen during Trout Lodge’s British-themed Mother’s Day weekend. Pamper mama bear with a chair or full-body table massage, a relaxing manicure, makeover or a new hairstyle. After you’re fully relaxed and gorgeous, enjoy a spot of tea and delicious scones, take a carriage ride or try a candle making class.
Treat Mom Like a Queen Weekend • Friday, May 11 to Sunday, May 13
• Explore the great outdoors during the Island Safari weekend. Whether you sitting dockside with a rod and reel or would rather practice your target shooting, this weekend is packed with hunting, fishing, bird watching and lots of learning activities. Take a walk on the wild side with a one-mile Nature Hike. Your family will learn about different parts of the forest and how trees work together with different animals to provide shade and shelter. Take everyone’s favorite camping traditions up a notch with a wickedly huge bonfire complete with all your favorite songs. Kids will love playing a game of rattlesnake tag, making animal masks or getting their face painted.
Island Safari Weekend • Friday, May 18, to Sunday, May 20
• Throw on your flip flops for a beach-style family weekend! During Fun in the Sun, swing by the Coconut Cabana for face painting, hit the beach for a friendly game of crab soccer, make a hula skirt for the luau and have a foot stompin’ good time during the Barn Dance. When the sun goes down, celebrate Memorial Day with a fireworks cruise on Sunnen Lake.
Fun in the Sun Weeks • Friday, May 25 to Thursday, June 7
By Andrea Wilson, Events Blogger for SmartParenting