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All in
the FAmily

Woodloch Resort brings family vacations to life in the Pocono Mountains
By Andy myer

F

amily-style resorts thrived after World War II,
destinations like Grossingers epitomized in the
classic movie Dirty Dancing. Those legendary
Catskill vacation spots have vanished, but their
tradition is kept alive and well at Woodloch,
a Fifties-era resort set on the shores of Lake
Teedyuskung in the Pocono Mountains. What began in 1958 as
a rustic converted barn with 12 tiny rooms is now a sprawling
leisure complex.
Rory O’Fee, Woodluch's director of marketing, sums up the
attraction Woodloch holds for its patrons, many of whom return
year after year. “As cliched as this may sound, we have something for every taste. High-end luxury in our destination spa, an
elite country club with a golf course, beautiful homes that could
be in Better Homes and Gardens, hotel accommodations, great dining, a lovely lakeside setting, and
our family focus.”
That homey, family-friendly atmosphere is no acWebsite: www.woodloch.com
cident. The resort is still largely run by descendants
of the original partners, Harry and Mary Kiesendahl
No I in Team:
Woodloch offers team-building excurand Don and Marge Kranich, who came to Hawley,
sions for corporate groups, which
Pa. to start their venture. The families have manincludes a variety of physical and
aged to keep impressive numbers of second and
mental challenges. Whether the group
is aiming for relaxation, camaraderie,
third generation members happily involved in a
or resource development, Woodloch
widening circle of new projects and features that
prescribes itinereries that include Spy
add to the guest experience.
Games, scavenger hunts, karaoke
parties, Texas Hold’em, and the Beer
Beyond the lure of the 18-hole, par-72 champiMarketing Challenge.
onship golf course, you can choose tennis, bocce
G3 Generation Grandparents:
ball, a climbing wall, a 600’ zip line, bumper boats
For a memorable experience with
and cars, miniature golf, batting cages, an arts and
the grandchildren, Woodloch offers a
crafts center, nightly entertainment, a Wii room,
specialty experience called G3, which
includes meals, kid-friendly activities,
paintball field, Segways, an arcade, a fitness center,
and entertainment.
and much more.
The resort is open all year, and the changing seasons offer distinctly different diversions. Summer, of
course, has the full assortment of water activities, from kayaking
and canoeing to water-skiing and fishing, as well as hiking and

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At the Fifty
The Thrill Is On
Leder(hosen) of the Pack
The Masters of Disaster
Sea for Yourself
Reaching Out
All About Safety
In Their Honor
A New Sheriff in Town
The Beach is Back
Multi-Use Makeover
All in the Family
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Wisconsin
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North Carolina
South Carolina
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