Press Releases

Back to Press Releases

Families Embrace Fun and Flexible Summer Programming at Terranea Resort

Property offers a wide range of programming options including ‘drop in’ fun hours

Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. – April 2011- Summer programming at Terranea Resort is all about fun and flexibility this year. Families will find a wide range of activity options from traditional day camps, to afternoon ‘drop-in’ fun hours and even weeklong techno-tainment camps. What’s more, programming is available for all age groups from two to teens to meet the needs of families at all stages.


“Terranea recognizes that each family has different needs when it comes to children’s programming depending on ages, gender, number of kids and interests,” said Marissa Edwards, Terranea’s director of fun. “We’ve created our menu of services to give kids a choice of participating for an hour, a day or even a week of adventure. We also have activities for families to enjoy together.”


New! Welcome To Terranea Scavenger Hunt

On arrival, all children receive a scavenger hunt map that leads them to different parts of the property.  When each spot is filled in with a stamp, kids can redeem the map for a prize. It’s a great way to introduce families to the many amenities that await them on their vacation from the 140 foot water slide and two-mile coastal hiking trail to the sandy beach cove and resort lawn where bocce ball, croquet and family bingo night are regular events.


New! Fun Hours

New for this summer, Terranea’s Fun Hours provide parents with the freedom to leave kids for short amounts of time to spa, have lunch or even enjoy an hour or two escape to the Cielo Point adults-only pool. Between 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. kids can join in for Fun Hours for $15 per hour/per kid. Activities during Fun Hours include free play, fun with food, arts & crafts and science experiments.


New! Techno-Tainment Weeklong Camps

PlanetBravo is returning to Terranea this summer with its popular Techno-tainment Camp that features classes in Game Design, LEGO-Motion, Movie Production, Photography and so much more. Students entering grades 2-9 can participate in over a dozen different classes that include both hands-on tech times, as well as outside fun playing games like capture the flag, kickball, ultimate Frisbee and more! All PlanetBravo campers receive lunch and discounted room rates are available for families of enrolled students. Course dates are June 20 through July 29, 2011. All camps are five days from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Reservations and more information can be found at or call 310-443-7607.


School Age Day Camps

Terranea’s Tide Pool Adventure Club (ages 4-12) takes children on an exciting journey of the resort’s unique history and location through creative age-appropriate activities, science experiments and locally inspired art projects. Four-hour morning (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.) and evening (6 p.m. to 10 p.m.) camps are offered throughout the summer, each one with an exciting theme such as Oceanarium Adventure, Planet Terranea, Pirate’s of the Peninsula and Terr-O-lympics.

Cost: $50.00 per child and meals are included.


Camp for Tikes

For tikes ages 2-4, Terranea offers the Tadpole Adventure Club from 10 a.m. to 1p.m. The Tadpole Adventure Club is an introduction to a camp setting with oversized activity, creative play, and arts and crafts.  Potty training is suggested.

Cost:  $15 per child/per hour.


Early Risers Club

Early birds of all ages can take part in the Early Risers Club from 7 a.m. to 9a.m. Early Risers can participate in non-programmed open play including games, movies and computer time. Parents have the option to stay. Light breakfast snacks are available.

Cost:  $10 per child


Week-long Golf and Adventure Camps

Popular five-day golf and adventure camps are back this summer and are open to both resort and non-resort guests. Participants can choose from Golf Camp, Adventure Camp or a combo Putt & Plunge camp. Dates vary from June 13 through August 26.

-          Golf Camp: Designed to teach beginning and intermediate level golfers the fundamentals including putting, chipping, pitching, full swing and etiquette. Ages 12-17. Cost: $349. Hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

-          Adventure Camp: Games, crafts, activities, and water adventures. Ages 4-11. Cost: $299. Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

-          Putt & Plunge Camp: The best of golf and adventure camp! Ages 7-11. Cost: $299. Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Teen Lounge

Non-structured activities, such as creating scenic web postcards, keep teens ages 13-17 busy in the Teen Lounge that features computers, board games, video games and more. Teens can also sign up for group activities include surfing, kayaking, biking, horseback riding and hiking. After dark, Terranea’s after dark scene gives teenage guests a chance to meet new friends during glow-in-the-dark recreational activities and movie showings.


For more information, visit


About Terranea Resort

Just 20 miles from Los Angeles International Airport, Terranea, LA’s Oceanfront Resort, is magnificently poised above the Pacific Ocean on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts, the property boasts a 582-room Resort including a 360-room hotel with 32 suites, plus 20 bungalows. Also available are 50 oceanfront casitas and 32 ocean view villas tailored specifically to individuals looking for a more residential setting.


Resort amenities include The Links at Terranea, a 9-hole par 3 golf course; The Spa at Terranea, a 50,000 square-foot oceanfront spa; and three unique swimming pools, one with children’s play area and a 140-foot waterslide. Three ocean view restaurants offer a variety of food and beverage experiences including Catalina Kitchen for casual, all-day dining; mar'sel, the free-standing signature restaurant; and Nelson's, a cliff-side restaurant and bar with spectacular vantage points for whale watching. Designed to reveal the Resort’s dramatic outdoor vistas, Terranea's conference and meeting facilities include 135,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space. Other amenities include a children’s center with interactive programs and several miles of scenic bluff-top trails that connect miles of off-property coastal trails. A secluded beach cove also adds to the unique experiences at Terranea Resort. For more information visit or call 866-802-8000.


For high resolution, downloadable pictures of Terranea Resort, please visit



Media Contacts:

Lori Kennedy or Shae Geary

JLK Communications

760-941-4121 or

Back to Press Releases

True To Our Place, Diverse By Design | DestinationHotels.Com

View All on Map

destination hotels