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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 434-325-8383. Please give 24 hour so we can be prepared! 

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. Learn more about Nike Tennis Camp or Nike Golf Camp

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: Please check This Week at Wintergreen for session times.        
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

For the Musically Inclined

The Wintergreen Summer Music Festival (July 6-August 6) offers plenty of learning experiences. This year's theme: "Fountain of Youth." Dive into the music of child prodigies Mozart, Mendelssohn, and Rota; celebrate the young at heart with the artistry of Charlie Chaplin and Christopher O'Riley; and remember your own childhood with favorite folk, pop, and jazz music from decades past. Of course, you'll be treated to musical excellence, artistic creativity, thrilling orchestra concerts, intimate chamber performances, a welcoming community, happy patrons, exciting cooking classes, and great parties. See festival highlights.

Come join us for a day, a weekend, a week, or even the entire month. Tickets are on sale now. Get them here!

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.

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.