Here is our selection of vacations (with an educational purpose) that your entire family can enjoy.
THE BROADMOOR for tennis
One of the nation’s best tennis programs can be found at The Broadmoor hotel in Colorado Springs. Little ones, as young as 4 can get lessons in pint-size courts. Families can also receive private lessons.
This creative camp school, located in the woods of Pennsylvania, attracts kids of all ages. The focus is on drawing, ceramics, sculpture and blacksmithing. Families stay in dorms, cabins or tents.
EPITOUREAN for cooking
This company can design a custom trip to suit your family’s interests. You can visit farmers’ markets and learn to make cheese in Tuscany or hone your culinary expertise in Napa Valley.
CHILCOTIN HOLIDAYS for outdoor skills
Along with teaching horse-back-riding, this dude ranch offers fly-fishing excusrions and four-day horse-pack camping trips for the whole family. Kids should be at least 6 years old for most excursions.
SUNSAIL for sailing
This company offers weeklong sailing school on yachts in the British Virgin Islands. They also operate a family-friendly resort in Creece dedicated to sailors.
QUIKSILVER AND ROXY SURF CAMPS for surfing
This company hosts five-day programs in the U.S., Canada and Costa Rica for kids ages 6 and up. They partner with local instructors, and on occasion have celebrity guest teachers.