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Learning Vacations at Wintergreen Resort

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.  -- Benjamin Franklin

Whether it’s discovering a new sport, or improving on one, learning about the world we live in, enhancing musical understanding, or experiencing the history of Virginia and the United States, Wintergreen is the perfect spot for a learning vacation this summer.

Stand Up Paddle Board Lessons

Who: Ages 13 and older; children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult 
What: One hour lesson includes equipment, instruction and paddle time.  
When: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, from 9-10 AM  
Where:  Lake Monocan 
Wear: Comfortable bathing suit, sunscreen and sunglasses (with strap) 
Cost: $39
Preregistration required, call 434-325-8180.

Nike Camps for Kids

Sports are fun, but they are more fun when you get better. Nike camps are designed to help your child be a better player and a more inspired athlete. Your children will improve skills, make new friends, laugh hard and smile a lot. Wintergreen is proud to again host Nike camps for both tennis and golf. Click here for details.

Junior Golf & Tennis Camps

Offered from June through August, the Junior Golf & Tennis camps combine time improving both your child’s golf and tennis game. Your junior player will spend the morning working on their tennis game, break for lunch and a dip in the pool, then end the afternoon with golf instruction. The program runs weekly from Monday-Thursday. You can choose to attend all four days, or just one or two days.

Archery Lessons

This summer, aim to improve your skills in archery! Lessons are for ages 8 and older and includes equipment, instruction and field time. We recommend comfortable shoes and a long sleeve shirt to help protect your arm!

Archery Lessons 

Who: Ages 8 and older 
What: One hour lesson includes equipment, instruction and field time 
When: Beginner - Tuesday-Sunday at 2:30 and 3:30;  
Where:  Archery Field at Discovery Ridge 
Wear: Comfortable shoes and clothing, long sleeve shirt to help protect your arm (not mandatory) 
Cost: Beginner, $34

You’re Never Too Old to Learn

Don’t settle for an average game of golf or tennis. The better you get, the more you’ll enjoy the sport. Wintergreen’s golf and tennis pros are ready to help you reach your goals and improve your game. From private lessons, to academies, check out which program is best for you.

See all  Golf Academies and Lessons and Family Golf

See all Tennis Lessons and Academies

The Latest Water Craze – Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Yes, it’s fun, but it’s also a great workout. Getting out on the lake with your paddle board will help improve your balance, increase your core and leg strength and work out almost every muscle in your body! This summer head to Lake Monocan for some water fun. 

Stand Up Paddle Board Lessons

Who: Ages and older; children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult 
What: One hour lesson includes equipment, instruction and paddle time.  
When: Tuesdays from 9-10 AM  
Where:   Lake Monocan  
Wear: Comfortable bathing suit, sunscreen and sunglasses (with strap) 
Cost: $39

For the Musically Inclined

The Wintergreen Summer Music Festival (July 6-August 7) offers plenty of learning experiences. Masterclasses, seminars, and lectures are just the beginning. Check out the Music, Make it Yours series and learn to read rhythms, try a new instrument, pull out and old one, compose a new piece and sing. This year, Expect the Unexpected at the Wintergreen Summer Music Festival. 

The  Wintergreen Performing Arts website has more detailed info.

The Nature of Wintergreen

From guided hikes, lectures, special excursions, The Nature Foundation at Wintergreen encourages understanding, appreciation and conservation of the natural and cultural resources of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Check out their weekly hikes and special events.  See more at The Nature Foundation at Wintergreen.

Wild Saturdays for Kids and Families - Saturdays in July you can go exploring our wild and wonderful world with The Nature Foundation. July 2, Strange Creatures of The Sea; July 16, hunt for amphibians at Shamokin Springs Nature Preserve; July 30, catch fish at Wintergreen's Black Walnut Pond.

For the History Buff – and Further Afield Day Trips

Wintergreen’s central location is a perfect home base for summer learning vacations for all ages with excursions to nearby historic homes and gardens, interpretative museums and civil war sites. Visit the presidential homes of Thomas Jefferson (Monticello and Poplar Forest), James Monroe (Ashlawn-Highlands), James Madison (Montpelier) and Woodrow Wilson’s Presidential Library and Museum. Civil War history can be found at Appomattox Courthouse; and in Lexington, you’ll find Stonewall Jackson’s home and the Lee Chapel and Museum. The Civil War Trail explores Virginia’s back roads, learning history while driving and walking through the beautiful Shenandoah Valley and central Virginia. See more on our Area Attractions page.

We recommend starting your day visiting historic sites and museums, then heading back to the resort to enjoy refreshing swimming and cool mountaintop breezes.