Every year for the past 25 years our family has spent a vacation week at Kanuga, the Episcopal Conference Center in Hendersonville, NC. www.kanuga.org/guest-period/
Summers at Kanuga are guest weeks. It's not a retreat or a study, it's just get away with the family. There are no TV's no telephones. There are morning crafts: water color, basket making, wood carving. There is day camp for the children age 2 and up all day, every day (lunch with parents). It's all included in the price. There are local entertainers every night (no TV). It's like a cruise except it is in the mountains. It's the best kind of cruise for people like me who get very, very seasick on the ocean.
Here is a wee, small picture of the large pavillion on the lake. Yes, there is swimming every day. Also boating (row boats, it a small lake) and fishing (I suspect they keep it stocked).
Every January Janet Houts (my sister) and I spend the MLK weekend teaching a quilting workshop at Kanuga. It is my favorite place in the world to be. Registration is open for the Knitting and Quilting weekend. You are all invited to come and join the quilting (or knitting) fun. Here is the very long link: