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As Jean-Michel Cousteau says, “All kids start out as scientists, constantly asking ‘Why? What’s that? How does it work?’” Our resort’s experiences tap into that innate curiosity by introducing our youngest guests to both the natural wonders and the rich cultural traditions of our family resort’s barrier island location. Immersive and adventurous, the experiences provide your child with enthralling activities during your family vacation. With a diverse collection of activities based on the four pillars of the program – water, land, environmental responsibility and culture – kids are swept away by everything from sand dunes and ancient forests, to recycling and sustainability, storytelling, art and even food.

Ritz Kids introduces our young guests to the natural wonders of the island through a variety of hands-on adventures. Designed for children ages 4 through 12, the supervised program entertain kids with educational games and activities featuring different themes throughout the week. Ritz Kids programs are offered seasonally.

Prices:
Day Programs: $20 per hour per child | Add $25.00 for lunch | Evening Programs: $80 per child; includes dinner | Extended hours: $30 per hour per child.

Important Program Information:
Please outfit all children with comfortable clothing for all day-time activities. Reservations for all activities are required and must be made a minimum of 24 hours in advance. Parents will be required to sign a waiver before their children participate in an activity.

Monday
Create Learn & Play
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Sharks
1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday

Nature Scouts*
10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Something Fishy
1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday

Coral Reef
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Lights, Camera, Take Action
1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Thursday

Fun Food
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Water Wows
1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Family Movie Night*
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Friday

Create Learn & Play
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Culture Exploration
1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Pajama & Storytelling: Myths, Legends & Fables
6 p.m. – 9 p.m

Saturday

Lights, Camera, Take Action
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Amazing Nature
1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Sunday

For The Birds
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Animal Discovery & Movie time
1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Nature Scouts* – Learn how to recognize different type of iguanas and lizards and all their adaptations. Find out the greatest mystery about their third eye and why they have such a long tail. Our four legged friend will cross around the property while we try to find the most colorful ones.

Create, Learn & Play – This program offers a unique opportunity to get to know a little bit more about Aruba and its history, culture, language and animals through fun and interactive activities. Come and paint with all the colors of the wind and soar with us on this journey to uncover all this island has to offer.

Something Fishy – Learn about some of our favorite underwater friends – fish! We dig into what makes a fish a fish and why fish are shaped and colored the way that they are. Become a fish detective as we play games to discover how much we can learn about a fish just by looking at it, as well as what makes fish so different from you and me.

Lights Camera Action – You are the star as we make our very own movie. Take the lead as we pick what topic we want to share with the world, write the script, read the lines and voilà. Your very own service announcement that you can use to showcase your talents and spread the message with friends, family and teachers.

Water Wows – Become a scientist as we run a series of experiments on one of the most fascinating substances on earth – water! This activity focuses on that amazing substance we call water – its properties, mysteries and importance. A number of fun experiments and games demonstrate the wonder of water..

Amazing Nature – Through dynamic, interactive games we realize just how amazing nature can be. Discover the human inventions that nature did first, like Velcro and army tanks, and challenge yourself to invent something new. We investigate special talents that some critters have and the important gifts we get from nature

For the Birds – Did you know that there is a bird that can fly over 100 mph (161 km/h)? This activity looks at the world from a bird’s eye view as we examine all of the fascinating types of birds and some of the amazing things that they can do. Play games, create art and even search for some birds out in the wild.

Culture Exploration – Through variations of stories told around the world, we will explore culture and challenge you to create your very own culture. Imagine you now live on an island in the middle of the ocean – express the new culture through dress, jewelry, music, dance, art and food, while you envision your new community.

Pajama & Storytelling: Myths & Legends – This activity offers a chance to discover how and why myths came to be and look at inspiring legends from around the world. Investigate what is a hero and how not all heroes are legends of old. They still exist today! Who are some heroes in your life? Create your own story to share and inspire.

Sharks – Whether you are fascinated by or scared of the world of sharks, this activity is for you. Through a variety of games, activities and videos, we learn about different kinds of sharks, why sharks are so misunderstood and how sharks are important to us and to the ocean.

Coral Reefs – Ever wonder what is a Coral Reef? Is it a plant or an animal or both? Trough games, Multimedia, and crafts, explore the magical ecosystem known as the “City under the water “.

*Complimentary family activity, guardians required to accompany children under 18.