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FAMILY REUNION ACTIVITIES: SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE AT PRIZER POINT

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February 15, 2016

The Best Ways to Keep Everyone Entertained

When you think of a family reunion, what’s the first thing that comes to mind?   Is it old-fashioned games like potato sack races? What about learning a little bit about family history?  Hanging out with cousins you just met for the first time and debating the merits of your favorite bands or baseballs teams? Or how reconnecting with cousins you haven’t seen in 20 years?

The fact is, a family reunion should offer something for everyone—no small task for reunion planners. The secret lies in preparing a variety of events and having downtime as well.  Here are a few ideas to get things started:

Get Gamed
Although you may not have been a gamer as a kid, many of today’s tweens and teens are. Consider setting up a video zone and host a gaming tournament. Some KOAs even offer Wii’s on-site to accommodate family-friendly, sports-related “battles”.  If someone in your family has an RV, they may even offer to host the tournament in their rig.


Rent a Boat / Go Fishing
Getting out on the water in a Pontoon, Tritoon or Fishing Boat is a great group activity!  Kids can rent tubes or skis from the marina store at Prizer Point, Dad can fish and Grandma can enjoy a cruise on the Pontoon.  There is just something peaceful and communal about being out on Lake Barkley together-it’s where some of your best family reunion memories will be made!

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Going Old-School
While there may be a little moaning at first, there’s nothing better than getting out your family’s favorite board games or decks of cards and setting the up on the plethora of picnic tables found at KOA. Put games for younger kids at one table (with an adult to referee) and games for teens and adults at another. Scavenger hunts are another fun activity for kids (and adults!) and a KOA campground is the perfect place to play. Here are a few lists to get the hunt started:

Bingo and charades work, too. And those potato sack races mentioned above? Kids still love those, along with three-legged races, Red Rover and other games. Of course, bean bag toss is always popular.


Dance Off!
Talk to the KOA manager and see if you can host a dance for your family outdoors or in the pavilion in the afternoon or early evening. Put the teens in charge, but make sure they incorporate songs from all decades, including 50s beach blanket tunes, 80s rock anthems, and a few of today’s artists as well. Get everyone moving and consider giving prizes or crowning a “king and queen” with the best (or worst!) moves.


Climb (Your Family) Trees
Ask family members to bring family photos and copies of stories or genealogy records they’d be willing to share. Set up a laptop and scanner and assign the tech-savvy folks in your group the job of getting them scanned in for easy sharing. Then add them to your reunion e-mail list, website or Facebook page (Your KOA hosts can help you with finding a great spot to plug in). Make sure to get the names of people in the photographs as well as any other information that can be provided—future generations will thank you for it. And while you’re at it, pull out that phone or video camera and collect some life stories from the folks who are there. It’s a great way to bring history to life. Here are a few ways to get the conversation started: Capture Your Memories | Family History Questionnaire


Recipe Swap!
Are you the only person to have your great-aunt’s macaroni salad recipe or your grandpa’s one-of-a-kind barbecue rub blend? A family reunion is ideal for sharing them, along with the stories of why they and other recipes hold a special place in your heart or in family lore. Create a family recipe book or blog, or add them to your family website or Facebook page.


Chill Out
Find a cool spot, pull out the camp chairs and just take time to talk. Ask questions, share your own stories or listen as others share what’s important to them. It’s a great way to learn more about your family, whether it’s your grandparents or your own kids.  And that’s really what family reunions are all about. Here’s a questionnaire to get started: Family History Questionnaire

To Book Your Family Reunion Visit www.PrizerPoint.com

This blog was orginally posted at http://blog.koa.com/family-reunion-activities/

 

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Have You Seen Our Cottages?

The lodging unit of the month happens to be our 1-Bedroom, 1-Bath Cottage with a full size kitchen & TV sitting area.

Cottages sleep up to 6 people with two full size beds & a pull-out sofa. Cottages are perfect units for getting a group of friends together for a fishing weekend or a small family looking for a weekend Get-A-Way! Prizer Point Marina & Resort Kentucky Lakes KOA offers a variety of Family fun amenities to Bring out the Kid in Everyone! Check out http://www.prizerpoint.com for to see everything Prizer Point Marina & Resort.

Cottages at Prizer Point Marina & Resort

Camping Packing Checklist

Going on a camping with the family? Do you create a checklist? Let us help you out. Here are a couple of suggestions for a “Packing Checklist”

In and Around Camp

Tent (with stakes and guylines)
Tent footprint
Tent-pole repair sleeve
Sun shade, tarp or screen house
Sleeping bags (with optional liners)
Sleeping pads
Air mattresses
Pump for air mattresses
Pillows
Multi-tool or knife
Child carrier
Rolling jogger
Folding chairs
Folding table
Mallet or hammer (for tent stakes)
Headlamps (with extra batteries)
Flashlights (with extra batteries, bulbs)
Lanterns (with mantles, if needed)
Lantern fuel or batteries
Water filter or treatment tablets
Bikes
Fishing gear (and license)
Canoeing/kayaking gear

These are just a few suggestions for a camping checklist, check out http://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/family-camping-checklist.html for additional camping checklist suggestions.

Premier Western Kentucky Family Reunion Resort

Family Reunions in Western KY at Prizer Point

Did you know Prizer Point Marina & Resort is a Premier Western Kentucky location for your family reunion? With something for everyone to do, Prizer Point brings out the KID in everyone! We have Treehouse lodging units that start at $89 per night for weekdays and $109 a night for weekends, all the way up to a 3-bedroom, 2-Bath Lakeside Condo with a large open floor plan starting at $345 for weekdays and $375 for weekends! We also offer a group discount with 3 or more lodging units or 5 or more campsites! (Group discounts cannot be combine with any other discount)

3-Bedroom, 2 Bath

Have a few family members that would like to camp? Check out our Lakeside Campsites or our Primitive camping for more of a backwoods feel. We have three bathhouses with separate showering rooms, and even a large family bathroom with a bathtub for the little ones.

Tent Camping

Looking for a boat rentals for a day for your family? No problem we have you covered with a 36′ pontoon known as “Slidezilla”. Slidezilla happens to be the perfect large family boat with 2 slides, a top layout deck, a gas grill, & a on board restroom! Don’t need something quite that big, check out our 24′ pontoon or a deck boat for a little “Air Time” while skiing or tubing on the Beautiful Barkley Lake!

Slidezilla

Want a easier way around the resort, check out our 4- or 6-seater Golf Carts. You can also bring your own Golf Cart to get from one area to the other.

6-Seater Golf Cart

Have a few family members who would like to go on a Golfing venture or a guided fishing tour? We can help with that too! Within 25 minutes we have Arrowhead Golf Course, Arrowhead is an 18-hole golf course that can even test the best at their golf game. Looking for a day of fishing try Double A Fishing Guide Services, they leave right out of Prize Point Marina & Resort, so all you would have to do is meet Mr.Allen on the dock and enjoy your fun day of fishing!

Double A Fishing Guide Servie

At Prizer Point have so many options for your family reunion, let us help you Make Memories That Last Forever without all of the stress of planning the reunion. Contact Prizer Point Marina & Resort Kentucky Lakes KOA Today to start planning you next family reunion at 270-522-3762 or email marketing@prizerpoint.com

Prizer Point Marina & Resort Kentucky Lakes KOA

The Pier Floating Restaurant

The Pier Floating Restaurant at Prizer Point

The Pier Floating Restaurant is a Wonderful New addition this year to the Resort! The Pier is owned and operated by the Donaldson family of Eddyville, KY. The dining room is completely new, having been totally remodeled over the winter. The Pier is open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The Pier served delicious charbroiled burgers and other American favorites every day of the week, and make sure you join us Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for our fish fry!

“Come out to The Pier for good friends, good fun, and good food!”

The Pier Menu Prices Subject To Change

The Pier Menu
Prices Subject To Change

The Pier Menu Prices Subject To Change

The Pier Menu
Prices Subject To Change

Family Reunions @ Prizer Point

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Prizer Point Marina & Resort is the perfect location for you FAMILY REUNION! With lodging units starting at $69 in our Shoulder Season, and starting at $89 in the Prime Season! With lakeside lodging & Premium Campsites there something for EVERYONE’s Budget, with our resort being “All-Inclusive” (with the Rentals being separate) you get to enjoy the resort for One Price that is included in your rental rate!

You can also rent pontoon boats, deck boats, fishing boats, & golf carts to add Fun to your reunion!