For the last eight years, my family has spent a memorable week at Clevelands house, a fantastic family resort in Muskoka, Ontario. We always go the same week, as do a bunch of other families, so we've made friends with a ton of families who are also Cleve's regulars. It's our summer family tradition.
Every summer after my week away, I talk everyone's ears off about the awesome time we had, and highly recommend they join us the following summer with their families. So this year I'm finally doing something about it. I'm actually taking over Clevelands House Resort for a long weekend in August and inviting everyone I know to come and hang out for four days with me.
From August 23-August 26, Clevelands House is letting YMC Bloggers run a special program for our members friends and family. First, you automatically get a 20% discount, which is virtually impossible during the busy summer months.
You have access to all the regular features and activities regular guests enjoy. So all your meals are included. Meals are served in the large old-fashioned dining hall overlooking the lake, and if I have my way, all YMC friends and families will sit in the same area. I love that we're at the same table with the same teenager servers for our whole stay. If your kids have allergies, trust me—you're safe here too! And yes, they serve booze.
Then, repeat after me—Full-Day Cleve's Camp! From ages 4 and up there is a fantastic free day program to keep the kids busy (so mummy can play with her friends) with 35 counselors. And if you have a baby, don't despair!
What will keep you busy during the day? 16 tennis courts, 9-hole on-site golf course, priority access to the new Nick Faldo designed 18 hole championship golf course "The Rock," 4 swimming pools, 4 hot tubs, fitness facilities, and sauna. Boat Rentals, cruises, and water skiing are also available.
And then there's the added YMC fun exclusive for YMC members, friends and families!
Sharon DeVellis is coming with her family! So is Ali Martell. But we're putting them to work! Everyone who signs up for our YMC weekend will receive a complimentary copy of a hot new book for the YMC Cleves Book Club! You'll be mailed a copy of the book well in advance of our weekend so you'll have time to read it, and we'll all meet one afternoon by Cleve's pool to discuss the book. Or drink. Maybe both! Sharon and Ali both drink and read a lot, so they'll be leading the discussion party.
Since Ali is coming, her husband Gav Martell, YMC food blogger and all around fab dad, will be put to work as well. He'll be running a BBQ party for the guys—to teach the hubbies the finer points of BBQing at home. There may be beer involved. Just saying.
Speaking of beer, make way for Party Mummy. No party weekend is complete without Lisa Thornbury and her family. In fact, Lisa's husband spent is his summers at Cleveland's House! Lisa will be making sure everyone is having fun when she put on a workshop for thirsty YMCers to make some some yummy cocktails. And if she makes them, someone's going to have to drink them.
And finally, our Design Maven Sarah Gunn and her brood are joining us for the YMC weekend at Cleve's. For all you design DIYers, Sarah will put together a special workshop for YMC members so while your kids are playing at camp or napping at the nursery, you can have some fun doing some grown up crafting with Sarah. Or you can sleep by the pool. Whatever works.
Evenings are a blast at Cleve's. There are a bunch of scheduled family activities. And once the kids are falling asleep, babysitters are on call so we can have some late night fun. We can all meet at Fracks, the bar on the property by the lake, for some live music and laughs.
To add to the fun, we're also running a YMC contest where one lucky family will be able to attend this long weekend for FREE. I spoke to the guys at Cleve's and they assured me that if you sign up for the weekend and win, your money will be refunded!
Seriously, I am giddy just writing about this!! I really hope you come and join me—actually all of us—at Clevelands House this August. Take advantage of the 20% discount and let's have a holiday together this summer. Cuz we deserve it. And you'll LOVE Clevelands House. Maybe it will become your summer family tradition too!!
Join us at the YMC Family Weekend at Clevelands House!
Register ASAP by calling 1-866-645-1902 or via email at [email protected].
YMC Members get 20% Off—Make sure you mention YMC when you call to get your discount.