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March 15, 2014
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New Ritz Kids an active, environmental program

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. established with Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ocean Futures Society, in an expanded partnership introduced themed children’s activities at the The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe.

The new Ritz Kids program offers activities and experiences based on four key pillars: water, land, environmental responsibility and culture.

“The kids who participate in the Ritz Kids program will experience an array of environmentally focused activities … with our surroundings and the larger environment …” said Joseph Mattioli, general manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe.

Kids will learn about rivers, the wonder of water, creating sustainable communities, and the foods we eat.

Games, hands-on activities, and arts and crafts will be part of the program. Find following a few examples:

Forests: Forests are beautiful, important to our culture and the habitat to a variety of animals. Explore the forest and its creatures through activities such as Forest Tag, Web of Life Game, Guess Your Animal and drawing or painting.

Celebrate Nature: Nature inspires many artists. Observe and hear these expressions in visual arts and music. Look and listen to nature, as well as create your own art, music and dance.

Trash Bash: When we throw something away, where is “away?” What happens to our trash? Is all trash created equal? Find out the answers and learn tools to help save the planet through art, games and — trash.

Meet in the remodeled Ritz Kids room adjacent to the new arcade. Decor includes bean bag chairs, an LCD high-definition television and kid-sized craft stations, the hub of entertainment and outdoor adventure for the resort’s youngest guests.

The Ritz Kids program is offered daily for children ages five to 12. Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance. Full and half day sessions are available, and both include lunch. The full-day session operates 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., and costs $150 per child. Half-day sessions are offered in the morning and afternoon, beginning at 9 a.m. or 1 p.m., and cost $100 per child. A 50 percent discount is offered for each additional child in a family. Kids Night Out sessions are also offered 6- 9 p.m. and include dinner, arts and crafts and a children’s movie screening. The cost is $100 per child.

Short Day programming is also available for $75 per child that includes a two-hour session beginning at 1 p.m.

Visit www.ritzcarlton.com/LakeTahoe or call reservations toll-free at 800-241-3333.


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