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~Shared by J. Ranner

“That jukebox in the corner blasting out my favorite song / the nights are getting warmer, it won’t be long / it won’t be long till summer comes…”

Even though my dad was but a school boy when Thin Lizzy hit the scene in 1976, I think their lyrics have transcended the generations. While the Pocono Mountains of Pennyslvania offer some of the finest skiing, ice skating, sledding and wintry fun on the East Coast, nobody can deny the buzz that the advent of summer creates during the last of the winter months. We want to trade our cold nights and high heating bills for barbeques, ice pops and short shorts. For me, there still is no greater feeling than having the sun brightly long after dinner has been served. Long days in the sun make for plenty of fun nights out with reunited friends. 

And just as the sun finds its way back North, so begins another summer at Woodloch Pines resort… it’s 55th, to be precise. We pride ourselves on tradition- and not to contradict myself but one of our proudest traditions is finding new and unique ways for you to enjoy time with your friends and family.

Even though we’ve already given you over a million reasons to visit us, why not a few more? 

This summer is shaping up to be one for the ages. If you are already planning on visiting us, then you are in for a real treat. If you are still in the planning stages of your family vacation… maybe you need to hear about the new delightful fun we are going to dish out this summer!


You’re Not in Kansas Anymore – A new summer means new Theme Games down at the lakegirlfriend getaway, all-inclusive on Wednesday afternoons. In the past, we’ve sent you through Hollywood movie sets, had you don a cape and showcase your superpowers, and even saluted our real American Heroes with our Firemen & Policemen games. This year, be prepared to follow the Yellow Brick Road to Lake Teedyuskung! We know that our guests have the brains, the heart, and the courage to find their way to the Emerald City! Forget your ruby red shoes, though- be prepared to lace up your sneakers for great relay events that provide fun for all ages! There’s no place like (your other) home! 

Unleash your inner “Hawkeye” – After a few decades absence, we are very pleased to announce that archery will be returning to campus! Starting this summer, you will be able to kick it old school to demonstrate your shooting abilities!

Baking Up a Storm – Last year, we debuted our now famous “Cupcake Battles” to universal acclaim. Do not be fooled by their innocent nature; this slowly but steadily became our most competitive and challenging event! But of course, we continually raise the bar in the interest of maximum fun. That’s why we’ve upped the ante this year and will be hosting a “Cake Showdown.” Be prepared for plenty of plot twists and start dreaming up a confectionary gold medal!

“COME ON DOWN!” – Perhaps you’ve had a chance to participate in some of our gameshow events. Perhaps you’ve squared off against another family in Woodloch Feud. Or maybe you’ve put your musical prowess to test with Name That Tune. This summer, we are very excited to announce that we’re ready to put your consumer knowledge to the ultimate test with “Precisely Right.” Through a rigorous test of pricing knowledge (and maybe a little bit of luck), maybe your family will hit the ultimate jackpot and win a FREE STAY at Woodloch!

Koombaya – So that’s a stretch, we most certainly won’t be singing those kinds of songs! BUT we are very excited to use our new fire pit all summer long! Located on the North Lodge long, it will be lit nightly and offers a great place to relax and tell stories with all your friends, both old and new. On select nights, we’ll even have live entertainment out by the pit. They will actually be playing good music! 

As I sit here right now, I am still buried in all sorts of new and exciting things headed your way for this summer- let all of this fantastic news resonate for a while and be ready for a second article heading your way SOON!




Water Skiing at Woodloch from Woodloch Pines on Vimeo.

Double Dare at Woodloch from Woodloch Pines on Vimeo.