1111 Ritz-Carlton Drive, Sarasota, Florida 34236 U.S.A.
Phone:  +1 (941) 309-2000   •  Map & Directions

Ritz Kids®

As Jean-Michel Cousteau says, “All kids start out as scientists, constantly asking ‘Why? What’s that? How does it work?’” Ritz Kids experiences at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota tap into that innate curiosity by introducing our youngest guests to both the natural wonders and the rich cultural traditions of our family-friendly resort. Immersive and adventurous, the resort’s experiences provide your child with enthralling activities to reward their interest in the beauty and workings of the world we live in. With a diverse collection of vacation activities based on the four pillars of the program – water, land, environmental responsibility and culture – kids are swept away by everything from coral reefs and forests, to recycling and sustainability, storytelling, art and even food.

Our Ritz Kids program offers a variety of supervised physical and creative activities designed especially for children aged 5-12.

Ritz Kids
Whether building kites, shouting "Marco Polo” or running a zany obstacle course on the beach, your children will be treated to a day of adventure they’ll not soon forget. Parents
can feel secure in knowing that all counselors are certified in CPR, First Aid and basic water safety. Reservations are required at least 2 hours in advance of each activity. Please contact the Ritz Kids Program by dialing (941) 309-2573 to make your reservations.

Kids Night Out
Available Friday and Saturday evenings from 6 to 10 p.m., children can get away for a night of fun and excitement just for them. The supervised evening includes games, arts and crafts and loads of fun all centered on a special theme for the night! Pirate Party, Alien Invasion, Sneaky Spies & Private Eyes, Bee Bop Sock Hop, Hokey Karaoke and Pajama-rama are just a few of the upcoming themes. Please see the Weekly Resort Activities Flyer for the current week’s schedule. $80 includes dinner and refreshments. Reservations are required at least 2 hours in advance of each activity. Please contact the Ritz Kids Program by dialing (941) 309-2573 to make your reservations.

In addition to our Ritz Kids program, we offer junior guests and families a variety of special services and amenities.

Amusement games are available on the Pool Level (PL) of the hotel including skee ball, ping pong, air hockey, video games, billiards and foosball. Board games can be checked-out at the Resort Concierge Desk.

Additional Activities
Please check the Weekly Resort Activities Flyer for details on daily activities for resort guests including:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Water sports
  • Beach games
Summer Camp 2014
Join us this summer to learn, grow and have fun through our summer camp sessions. Each session has its own theme and has been created using activities designed specifically for The Ritz-Carlton by Jean Michel Cousteau’s Ocean Futures Society. A fieldtrip is included in each session and each Friday will be a family event in the afternoon where children may showcase what they have done throughout the week while celebrating a fond farewell to the friends that they have made.
Sessions will run Monday- Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily. Welcoming ages 5 - 12
Each day includes subject specific activities as well as lunch, swimming, group games and snacks.

All About The Arts!
July 28 – August 1
Children will explore cultures, myths, legends, and nature to understand the influence that each of these have on art from around the world. They will explore art in many different forms including music, painting, photography and theater, with the opportunity to create their own masterpieces.

All About Food!
August 11 – August 15
Children will follow the journey of different foods from around the world to understand how cultures and communities use the land around them. Using environmentally and socially responsible food practices, children will create their own menus that reflect Florida’s most natural resources.

Members/ $360 per child
Resort Guests & Guests of Members/ $450 per child

Camps will also include plenty of outdoor fun like swimming, beaching, scavenger hunts and other friendship-building activities; as well as lunch, afternoon snacks and a keepsake Ritz Kids Camp T-shirt.

Prices above include taxes, but exclude gratuities.

We kindly request that reservations be made at least one week in advance of camp.

For more information or to make reservations call (941) 309-2573.

Hours of Operation:
Please contact the Ritz Kids Program by dialing (941) 309-2573 to make your reservations.

Kids Night Out
Friday and Saturday
6 to 10 p.m.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Do I have to make reservations? 
    Yes please. Reservations are required at least 2 hours in advance of each activity. Please contact the Ritz Kids Program by dialing (941) 309-2573 to make your reservation.

  • Is Ritz Kids located at the Hotel?
    Yes. The Ritz-Kids program is located at the hotel. The children also go by shuttle to The Beach Club which is located on Lido Key.

  • What should my child bring/wear?
    Play clothes are best and shoes that are easy to kick on and off. Pack a swimsuit, spray-on sunscreen and goggles if eyes are sensitive to the pool or gulf water.

  • How many children does one counselor supervise?
    Our staff to child ratio is one to five.

  • What if my child has special allergies? Can I order a specific meal for him?
    Yes. Please make your allergies known at the time of making your reservation. Our children’s menu offers a great variety of choices.

  • My child is a mature four year old and is potty trained. Can he attend the Program?
    Unfortunately, no. We are not licensed to take any child even a day under the age of five. The Concierge staff of The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota are happy to assist in finding child care service during your stay. For more information, please contact our Concierge staff at (941) 309-2160.

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