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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 our family-friendly resort.  Ritz Kids is perfect for those on a quick weekend escape as well as those on a longer family getaway.

Our Ritz Kids experiences turn one of the top vacation resorts into an imagination-filled odyssey by providing your child with enthralling activities to reward their interest in the beauty and workings of the world we live in. The different programs offer a variety of supervised physical and creative activities designed especially for children aged 5-12. Offering full- or half-day options, Ritz Kids has something for every child.

Full Day $110 (includes lunch)
Half Day $85
Ritz Kids Night Out $85, Friday and Saturday (includes dinner)

Jr. Explorer — A day full of learning, this immersive program turns Ritz Kids into Jr. Explorers with interactive classes on lake mapping, lessons on how to build a proper tent, top fishing techniques, knot tying, and the different variations of observing the property’s own indigenous wildlife. 

  • Offered on Sunday

Spy Camp — At The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee tweens are invited to embark on the ultimate secret spy mission around the lake with their very own cameras, official Spy ID Badge, and accompanying Spy team! While incognito at the lake, each spy will gain all the necessary training he/her will need to tackle obstacle courses, decode messages with listening devices, and unlock hidden clues to complete their top-secret mission. 

  • Offered on Friday

Ritz Kids Field Day — Take home the gold with a special Field Day event that will challenge little campers with an assortment of outdoor games for all levels. Here, kids and Tweens will have a ball with activities that include basketball, wiffle ball, soccer, and more! 

  • Offered on Saturday

*All Ritz Kids Camps are subject to availability. For more information or to secure a Ritz Kids Camp reservation, please contact our Resort Concierge at 706.467.7130.

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 and let your little ones experience an exploration unlike any other with a night of in-room camping.

This experience includes one premium tent per room, complete with:

  • A plush sleeping bag and standard pillow
  • A battery-operated flashlight
  • A children’s book
  • A stuffed animal
  • Ritz-Carlton tent delivery and set up

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

Package is priced $100 per room per child and is based on availability with a maximum of one tent package per room. Additional sets of amenities are available for $35 per child.

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 in all of our restaurants; 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.

In addition the resort offers an exclusive Kids Meal Plan, 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.


Linger Longer Steakhouse – Children’s Menu (PDF)

Georgia’s – Children’s Menu (PDF)

Gaby’s By the Lake – Children’s Menu (PDF)

Exclusively offered at the resort children can explore the variety of restaurants with their family. The Ritz-Carlton Chefs have developed unique Kid’s Meal Plan with our younger guests in mind.

Kids Meal Plan includes:

  • Breakfast from the Children’s Menu at Georgia's
  • Lunch from the Children’s Menu at Gaby's by the Lake
  • Dinner from the Children’s Menu at Gaby’s by the Lake, Georgia’s or 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 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

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

Price is per day, per child, and includes tax and gratuity. Kids 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 additional information contact our Guest Relations Team at 706.467.7135.