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At The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee in Georgia, family vacations become treasured memories; where time stands still and kids simply enjoy being kids. Our resort’s Ritz Kids program introduces young guests to both the natural wonders and rich cultural traditions of the area through a variety of supervised physical and creative activities. Designed for kids ages 5 to 12 and offering half- or full-day programs seven days a week, Ritz Kids is perfect for those on a quick weekend escape as well as those on a longer family getaway. Our program features:

  • Ritz Kids Camp: Daily 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ($85 USD per child, including lunch); half-day 9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4 p.m. ($65 USD per child). Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance.
  • Kids Night Out: Themed evening of games and arts and crafts. Friday and Saturday 6 to 9 p.m. ($75 USD per child, including dinner and refreshments). Reservations must be made by 2 p.m. the day prior; fees applied for cancelations within 24 hours.

They grow up so fast. It is a secret passed from one generation of parents to the next. At The Ritz-Reynolds, Lake Oconee in Georgia, family vacations become treasured memories — where time stands still and kids of all ages simply enjoy being kids. Our Ritz Kids resort experiences turn one of the top vacation resorts in Georgia into an imagination-filled odyssey by introducing our youngest guests to both the natural wonders and the rich cultural traditions of the local area.

Our Ritz Kids program offers a variety of supervised physical and creative activities designed especially for children aged 5-12. Offering full- or half-day options, seven days a week, Ritz Kids has something for every child.

Ritz Kids Camp
Whether going on a nature hike or scavenger hunt, hooking a fish or making a pine cone bird feeder, your children will be treated to a day of adventure they’ll not soon forget. Ritz Kids Camp is offered 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily; $85 USD per child with lunch included. Half-day programs from 9 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 to 4 p.m. are also available; $65 USD per child per session. Reservations are requested 24 hours in advance.

Kids Night Out
Available Friday and Saturday evenings from 6 to 9 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! $75 USD includes dinner and refreshments. Advance reservations are required by 2 p.m. the day prior. Cancellation fees will apply for reservations canceled within 24-hours of the program.

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

VIK Check-in

Located adjacent to the front desk, your vacation begins at our Very Important Kids registration desk, where children can sign the guest book and receive a fun scavenger hunt.

Leave Your Trace

Bring the feel of our backyard inside. The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee is proud to introduce our new in-room camping program called “Leave Your Trace.” This program is designed for guests who are staying in a suite or cottage because we bring a traditional-style teepee to set up in your room, along with a comfy sleeping bag and a camping kit from our hotel mascot, Dooley. The camping kit will include the book Toasting Marshmallows: Camping Poems, a plush Dooley dog,  and a welcome card from our lovable hotel mascot.

Once the teepee has been delivered and set up, each child will be given the opportunity to trace the outline of one of their hands and decorate it to leave their trace on our teepee. We ask that parents are present and oversee the set-up and decoration of the teepee.

This experience has limited availability and reservations are required. Please call 706.467.7130 to secure your reservation.

Dooley’s Dozen Book Club 

A program to promote the love of literature, Dooley has approved and paw-signed 12 books for the year, selected at two levels based on age group (preschool through early elementary and third through fifth grades) and corresponding reading experience. During each stay at the resort, parents can enroll their children to receive a special delivery of one of the 12 books along with a special “puppy chow” treat created by the hotel’s culinary team. If all 12 books are collected throughout the year, the child receives a special photo session with Dooley and an award.

Each book and “puppy chow” delivery is $25, and reservations must be made 24 hours in advance. Please call the concierge at (706) 467-7130 for more information.

The lists include classic stories as well as recently popular titles. Books include:

Preschool through Early Elementary

1. “Good Night Georgia”
2. “Russell the Sheep”
3. “Biscuit’s First Trip”
4. “The Little Engine that Could”
5. “The Gruffalo’s Child”
6. “Harold and the Purple Crayon”
7. “Annie the Apple Fairy”
8. “Splat the Cat – What Was That?”
9. “The Very Stuffed Turkey” (Thanksgiving special)
10. “The Snowy Day”
11. “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” (Halloween Special)
12. “Snoopy Takes Off!”

Third through Fifth Grades

1. “A Light in the Attic”
2. “The BFG”
3. “A Wrinkle in Time”
4. “Because of Winn Dixie”
5. “Shiloh”
6. “The Lighting Thief”
7. “Wayside School is Falling Down”
8. “Gregor the Overlander”
9. “Holes”
10. “The Bridge to Terabithia”
11. “Dear Mr. Henshaw”
12. “The Chocolate Touch”

We offer special menus for guests ages 2 to 12; children under 2 dine free. We are also happy to puree foods for babies to your specifications. If you have any concerns regarding food allergies, please alert your server prior to ordering.

We also offer meal plans for kids, allowing them to explore the variety of restaurants we offer on property. The Kids Meal Plan is $40 per day, per child (12 years and younger). For details and conditions, contact our guest relations team at (706) 467-7135.

BREAKFAST $10 
Includes nibble, choice of entree and kids' beverage. 
Served in Georgia's Bistro from 6:30 to 11 a.m. 

CEREAL AND FRUIT 
Choice of Cold Cereal 
Small Seasonal Fruit Plate. 

OATMEAL 
Old-Fashioned Oatmeal 
Brown Sugar and Raisins (dairy free) 

FRESH FRUIT CUP AND YOGURT 
Sliced Seasonal Fresh Fruit 
Vanilla Yogurt 

SCRAMBLED EGG WHITES 
Scrambled Eggs, Turkey Bacon, Wheat Toast. 

SCRAMBLED EGGS 
Scrambled Eggs, Bacon or Sausage 
Breakfast Potatoes, Toast 

BREAKFAST BURRITO 
Burrito with Egg and Cheese, Avocado/Salsa on the Side 

PANCAKES 
Maple Syrup and Berries 
(Gluten Free Pancakes Available) 

WAFFLE 
With strawberries and maple syrup. 
(Gluten-Free Waffle Available) 

DRINKS 
Fresh Apple Juice, Orange Juice, Milk or Water

ALL DAY DINING $12 
Includes nibble, choice of entree and kids' beverage. 

VEGGIE CRUDITE PLATE 
Carrots, Celery Sticks, Hummus 

FRESH FRUIT PLATE 
Sliced Fresh Fruit, Vanilla Yogurt 

TURKEY AND SWISS SANDWICH 
Oven-Roasted Turkey and Swiss Cheese 
Lettuce and Tomato on Wheat Bread 
(Gluten-Free Bread Available) 

GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH 
Fresh Fruit Cup or Fries (Gluten-Free Bread Available) 

PEANUT BUTTER & JELLY 
Fresh Fruit Cup or Fries (Gluten-Free Bread Available) 

HAMBURGER OR HOT DOG 
Fries or Fresh Fruit Cup (Gluten Free Bread Available) 

MAC AND CHEESE 
Elbow Macaroni 
American and Cheddar Cheese 

SPAGHETTI WITH TOMATO SAUCE 

SPAGHETTI OR CHEESE RAVIOLI 
Tomato Sauce, Alfredo Sauce or Butter & Parmesan 

GRILLED CHICKEN BREAST 
Steamed Vegetables 

CHICKEN FINGERS 
Fries or Fresh Fruit Cup

DESSERTS $6 

THREE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES 

CHOCOLATE BROWNIES, VANILLA ICE CREAM 

CHOCOLATE OR VANILLA ICE CREAM 

SUGAR-FREE RASPBERRY JELLO 

* Advisory: The consumption of raw or undercooked foods such as meat, poultry, fish, shellfish or eggs, which may contain harmful 
bacteria may cause serious illness. 

We invite you to take advantage of a special offer at The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee allowing children to explore the complete variety of restaurants of the resort. The Lodge chefs have created a special Kids Menu with our younger guests in mind.

Our Kids Meal Plan includes:

  • Breakfast from the Children’s Menu at Georgia's Bistro 
  • Lunch from the Children’s Menu at Gaby's by the Lake and Linger Longer Steakhouse
  • Dinner from the Children’s Menu at Gaby’s by the Lake, Georgia’s Bistro, and Linger Longer Steakhouse
  • Sodas, juices and milk consumed during the meal period. (The Kids Meal Plan does not include Red Bull, smoothies, milkshakes and other specialty drinks.)
  • Dessert from the Children’s Menu at Gaby's by the Lake , Georgia's Bistro or Linger Longer Steakhouse during lunch or dinner meals
  • A special bracelet per child to be worn while dining within the restaurants to identify the child as being on the Kids Meal Plan
  • All taxes and gratuities on included meals

Pricing: The Kids Meal Plan is available for $40 per day, per child 12 years of age and younger.

Details: Price is per day, per child, and includes tax and gratuity. Meal Plan must be purchased for all children in party for entire length of stay. Reservations are required prior to arrival or during check-in. Meal Plan does not apply to In-Room Dining or The Lobby Lounge. No reimbursement for unused portions. Children must be accompanied by an adult and display wristband. For more information contact The Ritz-Carlton Lodge Guest Relations Team at 706.467.7135. 

Meal Plan must be purchased for entire length of stay. Reservations are required prior to arrival or during check-in. Meal Plan does not apply to In-Room Dining or Lobby Lounge. No reimbursement for unused portions. Children must be accompanied by an adult and display wristband.

We invite parents and children of all ages to join us in the Ritz Kids room for a fun, interactive Family Fun Hour from 4-5 p.m. (This experience is offered May through September)

Mondays

4 p.m.  Ships and Sailors
Forget Simon Says. When you're at the lake it's all about ships and sailors and who can outlast the game leaders to take home the top prize.

Pirate Eye Patches
Join us for creating a custom pirate eye patch to follow our Ships and Sailors activity.

Tuesdays

4 p.m.  Six Corners
Think how chaotic and fun Four Corners is. Add two more and its controlled chaos for all.

Craft Corner
Let us guide you on a nature walk around the backyard to collect items for your personalized picture frame.

Wednesdays

4 p.m.  Giants-Wizards-Elves
A fantasy twist on Rock, Paper, Scissors.

Wonderful Wands
Collect, carve and create your own wizard wand. Our recreation team will help young wizards craft the perfect wand.

Thursdays

4 p.m.  Ninja
A fun for all, active and exciting game themed around masters of karate.

Ninja Bandanas
Join us for creating a custom ninja bandana to follow our Ninja game.

Fridays

4 p.m.  Steal the Bacon
A game of quickness and skill, Steal the Bacon divides the group in to two teams. One person from each team races against the other to the middle of the playing field to steal the "bacon" before the other team does.

Paint the Piggy
Following our exciting game of Steal the Bacon, we will have all the supplies necessary to design your very own piggy bank.