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The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake's Hosts First Annual Grape Camp
GENEVA-ON-THE-LAKE, Ohio (June 25, 2008) - Those searching for a unique camp experience the whole family can enjoy should look no further than The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake's first annual Grape Camp on July 17 - 18 and August 14 - 15. Families can scour a local vineyard in search of scavenger hunt clues, perfect the art of making homemade grape juice, enjoy grape stories by a roaring campfire?all the while learning about the Northeast Ohio grape industry.
Upon arrival at The Lodge on Thursday afternoon, families will be treated to a welcome reception at 5:30 p.m. followed by a pizza dinner. During the evening, Executive Chef Stephen Gary will lead children in a hands-on demonstration on how to make grape juice. Guests are invited to wear purple and enjoy an evening by the campfire with smores and stories from the "Sweetest Grape."
On Friday, guests will enjoy a complimentary breakfast at Horizons restaurant before departing at 10:30 a.m. for a tour to Chalet Debonne Vineyards in Madison. While touring Ohio's largest estate winery, Grape Camp participants will learn about different types of grapes and how they're grown and harvested in Northeast Ohio. Guests can pick their own grapes while participating in a vineyard scavenger hunt. A boxed lunch and grape-related craft will also be provided.
The Grape Camp package is $209 plus tax and includes Thursday overnight accommodations for two adults and one child, age 5-12 years. Additional children and adults can be added to the package for $50 plus tax each.
Kent State University Ashtabula will be providing scholarships for Ashtabula County children participating in the Grape Camp. For more information contact Diana Gardner at (440) 964-4340.
For Grape Camp reservations, please visit www.TheLodgeAtGeneva.com or call 866-442-9765.
About the Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake
Located at 4888 North Broadway (State Highway 534) in Geneva-on-the-Lake, the Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake features 109 finely appointed guest rooms (the majority with lake views); Horizons, an upscale restaurant with a striking octagonal dining room and breathtaking view of Lake Erie; a lounge with a rectangular bar and great views of Lake Erie; and amenities that include a fitness center, game room, indoor pool and gift shop. The Lodge entrance is located one mile north of Geneva State Park, on the left. For room reservations, call 866-442-9765 or visit www.thelodgeatgeneva.com. For Horizons reservations, call (440) 466-7100, then press "2."
The Lodge is adjacent to Geneva State Park, which encompasses 698 acres featuring 1.6 miles of Lake Erie shoreline as well as a beach and bathhouse, six-lane boat ramp and marina, hiking, picnic areas and more. To learn more about Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake, visit www.thelodgeatgeneva.com.
About Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts
Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts is a subsidiary of Delaware North Companies, a leading hospitality provider with significant experience in hotel, retail, food service, recreation and transportation operations. The company's portfolio includes historic properties in North America, such as Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex; Yosemite, Sequoia, Yellowstone and Grand Canyon national parks; Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds; Tenaya Lodge; Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa; Niagara Falls State Park; Jones Beach; Plaza del Pasado in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park; The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake; The BALSAMS Grand Resort; and The Gideon Putnam Resort. For additional information, visit www.dnchospitalitymgt.com.
About Delaware North Companies
Delaware North Companies is one of the world's leading hospitality and food service providers. Its family of companies includes Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment, Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services, Delaware North Companies Sportservice, Delaware North Companies International and Delaware North Companies Boston, owner of TD Banknorth Garden, Delaware North Companies is one of the largest privately held companies in the United States with revenues exceeding $2 billion annually and 40,000 associates serving half a billion customers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. For more information, visit www.DelawareNorth.com.