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Mountain Buddies

Providing Exceptional Children's Activities for your California Family Vacations


Enhance your child's Lake Tahoe family vacation at Resort at Squaw Creek. Mountain Buddies Kids Kamp, our year-round children's activity program, offers kids a safe and active place to play at our mountain family resort in California. Children choose from a variety of fun activities each day and are supervised by an experienced, creative staff, who maintain a 7:2 ratio of kids to adults.

*All children must be 4-12 years old and completely potty-trained to enjoy Mountain Buddies.

Our program offers a variety of activities all year round with an emphasis on being outside and active!

Summer vacation outdoor activities include (but are not limited to)

  • Swimming in the Resort's private pool
  • Sliding on our own 120' water slide
  • Biking to Squaw Village
  • Soccer, tennis and other sports
  • Nature hikes
  • Wildflower walks
  • Group games

Winter outdoor activities for family vacations include (but are not limited to)

  • Sledding on super steep or slightly sloped hills
  • Ice skating on the Resort's private ice rink
  • Playing broom ball
  • Snowshoeing
  • Cross country skiing across our private trails
  • Snowball fights, snowman making and other snow activities

Year-round indoor vacation activities  include

  • Climbing on our 8' rock climbing wall
  • A 4x4 Lego table for endless creations
  • Board games
  • Arts & crafts
  • Painting, drawing and coloring
  • Wood creations
  • Sand art
  • Beadwork
  • Computer games
  • Occasional movies

Daily activities at our family resort in California are “kid-chosen” and we always take into consideration the age and dynamics of each child who is signed up.

The Menu

The children's menu at the resort consists of kid-friendly healthy options including mac & cheese, veggie sliders, sandwiches, pizza, and hot dogs. Every meal comes with a choice of apple juice, orange juice, or cranberry juice. Kids always enjoy meal time at this Lake Tahoe resort.

Choose between our half-day, full-day and evening sessions

The full day session is 9 am-5 pm, includes lunch and offers a full day of fun and adventure for kids and the same for their parents, while the half day (9 am-12:30 pm or 1:30 pm-5 pm) is jam-packed with fun for kids and gives parents time to enjoy the spa, kid-free shopping, or simply a break. Our evening session includes dinner and a movie while parents can enjoy a relaxing evening at Six Peaks Grille or a night on the town.



*Half Day Session


Full Day Session (includes lunch)


*Evening Session


*lunch may be added for $10 

*second child is half-price


For family vacation information or to reserve a spot for your child in our Mountain Buddies Program, please call our California family resort (530) 583 6300, ext. 11, 24 hours in advance. Cancellations are required by 5pm the night before.

What to Bring

  • ***Sunblock already applied
  • Snow essentials: boots, gloves, hat, pants and jacket (weather dependent)
  • Play shoes for hiking and biking
  • Swimsuit
  • Lifejacket if necessary

Optional items

  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Goggles
  • Water shoes
  • Bicycle and helmet
  • Snow or water toys
  • Please do not bring
  • Candy, gum, or soda
  • Nut products
  • Sunblock

Your children will never forget your fun-filled family vacation in California.

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