Clever Parents Opt Not to Send Their Children to Traditional Sleep-Away Camps This Summer

Rather, They Have Found the Ideal Compromise at Quechee Lakes, a Four-Season, Second Home Community That Offers Full Schedule of Activities and Supervision

Quechee Lakes’ Michael Maynard available to discuss why families are finding it advantageous to consider second homes that include quality programming that replace the traditional sleep-away summer camp.

HARTFORD, Vt., June 23 /PRNewswire/ — Summertime brings excitement for the average family with youngsters, but also anxiety. Young children are often tearful to leave home for the summer, while many parents long for an alternative to sleep-away camp. Some Boston, New York and Hartford families have found a solution to emotional sleep away summer camp good-byes.

They’re opting to find weekend and summer homes in places like Quechee Lakes that offer summer camp-like activities. Quechee Lakes is an active, four-season rural community packed with superb activities and supervision that keeps kids busy, engaged and healthy, while parents enjoy a full slate of luxury amenities of their own.

“While many parents spend more time at work than they do with their own families, many are reluctant to send their children away for yet another summer. These parents are discovering the benefits to buying a second home property at a community that has programs like day camps and supervised outings and activities. And the best part is that parents get their children back as the day ends and are able to be there to ‘shoo away’ the monsters under the bed and really spend quality time with their children,” said Michael Maynard, a principal at The Quechee Lakes Development Company.

Grandparents Discover the Joys of Day Camp-Style Activities

Many grandparents have discovered the joys of summertime with the grandchildren. Supervised day camps at Quechee Lakes are tailored to the child’s age-”Mini-Crew” caters to tots aged three to five while “Q-Crew” provides activities for kids aged six to twelve.

Daytime activities at Quechee Lakes provide an easier alternative for grandparents watching their grandchildren for a portion of the summer. They are able to relax during the day-play golf, tennis or go swimming while the kids are occupied playing games, arts and crafts and exploring with their peers.

“Quechee Lakes has become nirvana for harried grandparents,” said Michael Maynard. “Instead of spending their precious time with the grandkids chasing them around and trying to keep up-they have options. They can get the kids involved with the day camps and activities at the Quechee Club and still have plenty of quality time to spare.”

Professionally Trained Staff and Extensive Activities in One’s Backyard

At Quechee Lakes, counselors are professional day camp supervisors, and undergo special training before each summer at Quechee Lakes. All counselors are certified in Community First Aid/CPR and water safety by the American Red Cross. The minimum ratio of children to counselors is 8:1 so individualized attention is prominent.

Throughout the summer, Quechee Lakes holds additional special events for the entire family, such as a White Water Tubing Trip, a Cardboard Boat Regatta, and Canoe & Kayaking trips. A dedicated Recreation Center is available to all families daily, offering air hockey, pool tables, puzzles and games, and a large-screen TV.

A complete Four Season Activity Guide for the Quechee Lakes Community is available at The general public can obtain more information by calling Quechee Lakes Membership Services at (802) 295-9356.

Rare Current Opportunity at Quechee Lakes

Quechee Lakes’ 5,200 acres of private property is considered the largest acreage for a private home community in the Northeast. Quechee Lakes Development Company is committed to maintaining the rural character of the community, despite strong demand.

Now, the construction (nearly completed) of the 22 new Townhouses at The Vale represents second home searchers’ rare opportunity to purchase new townhomes at Quechee Lakes. (Second-home searchers can also purchase a homesite and select from 30 single-family home styles, work with one of the builders in the community’s Preferred Builder Program or work with their own contractor.)

About Quechee Lakes

Quechee Lakes ( is a private, four-season recreational community located in the Village of Quechee, Vermont in the Ottauquechee River valley, six miles east of Woodstock, Vermont and twelve miles west of Hanover, New Hampshire. Quechee Lakes in central Vermont is west of the Connecticut River at the New Hampshire state line. Quechee Lakes is easily accessible from Boston, Montreal, Hartford and New York. Two interstates, Route 89 and Route 91, intersect nearby approximately six miles from the property, with access to Route 89 located four miles east of the community at Exit 1. In addition to the myriad of amenities offered by Quechee Lakes and the Quechee Club, the surrounding area is a cultural hub for residents. Fine dining, theater and shopping are nearby in the historic villages of Woodstock, VT and Hanover, NH.

Situated in the heart of central Vermont, near the Quechee Gorge, the Green Mountains, 52 state parks, lakes and rivers and within an hours drive of seven of Vermont’s premier ski resorts, Quechee Lakes provides residents with the benefits of four seasons of activities and the warmth of small-town charm and easy accessibility to nearby cities.

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