It’s Fall ya’ll. When it comes to local travel, you’ll catch us heading to the Poconos at least once each season- and Fall is no different. If you’re looking for some family fun this October, you might want to consider Camelback’s Fall Fest and Monster Mountain- now through the end of October.
We were recently invited out to Camelback Resort to experience the additional activities and attractions available for the fall season. From the moment you walk into the lobby, this lodge and indoor waterpark goes out of their way to get you into the Autumn spirit. So be prepared to go from your bathing suit to Halloween costume during your stay.
For this visit, we ended up in one of Camelback’s King Bunk Suites- a room featuring a king size bed, queen pullout couch, and two bunk beds. This room is perfect for large families and solves the issue that so many of us traveling with extended groups face. The kids loved having their own TV- even if their only chance to watch it was as they drifted off to sleep after a fun filled day.
For Camelback’s Fall Fest activities, kids can head over to the Adventure Park area (yes, you can walk it if you want) and enjoy pumpkin painting, apple chucking, sand art, and t-shirt decorating.
As the sun set, it was time for Lights Out ziplining. Camelback has opened up their 1000 foot zipline for those daring enough to fly through the night sky. It was a lot of fun zipping through the dark, with only tiki torches visible from the jumping off point of these dual ziplines.
Camelback has also turned their Mountain Coaster into a Monster Coaster after dark. We were sent off on the mountain with just a headlamp to experience this 4500 foot steel-track in the dark. My five year old Gia even braved the ride.
The final thrill is Kartrite’s Kurse Haunted House- 17 rooms of doom with themes taken from Kartrite’s own journal entries.
After our first night enjoying all of the Halloween festivities, we spent the following day enjoying indoor fun at the lodge. From laser tag to rock climbing- there was no shortage of fun for my 5 and 10 year old. We spent the last part of our day splashing around in Aquatopia- Camelback’s indoor waterpark. Guests have access to Aquatopia the entire day of check out- and changing rooms make it easy to head home after.
Fall Fest activities at Camelback run through Oct. 31st. Guests staying at Camelback Lodge will receive up to four complementary tickets to one expedition of their choice with a room reservation in addition to passes to the 84-degree Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark. General admission tickets to Kartrite’s Kurse, Monster Coaster and Lights Out Ziplines are $10.00 each or at a bundled discount and can be purchased on-site at Camelback Mountain Adventures. For more information, visit www.camelback.com.
We received accommodations to facilitate this post. As always, all opinions are our own.