Over the years, I’ve written about so-called fantasy camps more times than I can count. And with good reason: Any program that gives you a chance to actually live out a long-held dream—whether it’s going one-on-one against basketball legend Michael Jordan or rocking out on stage with superstars like Roger Daltrey or Steven Tyler—definitely qualifies as an extraordinary experience in my book.
Just when I thought I’d seen every fantasy camp experience out there, however, I discovered several new and novel takes on the concept from the folks at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas. While the subjects for these programs varies widely, all offer a chance for kids and teens to have thoroughly unique adventure they’ll still be talking about when they go back to school next fall:
Give your teen a leg up on the Miss Universe competition with this week-long program that includes hair, makeup, and wardrobe tips, an on-location photo shoot, spa party and more.
Help your kids take their LEGO-building skills to new heights with these five-day events where they can learn expert tips and tricks from a LEGO Master Builder.
These sessions designed for kids and teens ages 7-17 are led by members of America’s most famous cheerleading squad and cover everything aspiring pom-pom wielders need to know, from warm-up exercises to crowd-wowing choreography.
If you’ve got a future marine biologist at home, this hands-on experience for kids 10-14 years-old will give them a rare chance to interact with the men and women who care for thousands of marine mammals and sea creatures that call the resort’s 14-acre marine habitat home.
As far as workplaces go, you could do a lot worse than punching a clock at a deluxe resort like Atlantis. Which is where this slightly nerdy camp program comes in, as it offers teens a behind-the-scenes look at a variety of hospitality-related careers.
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