New Kid's Camp, Father's Day Package, Independence Day Fireworks, Classic Boat Show and USGA Amateur Qualifier Top List of Reasons to Visit Shore Lodge this Summer

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Unparalleled summer vacation opportunities abound at historic Shore Lodge in McCall, Idaho.

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Kids enjoy one of the lakeside swimming pools at the historic Shore Lodge in McCall, Idaho -- one of the Northwest's best-kept secret vacation destinations.

Camp Sharlie is designed to spark kids' imaginations. Our certified camp counselors will encourage fun and safety while allowing kids to make new friends, try out new activities and create memories that last a lifetime.

The family friendly Shore Lodge resort in McCall, Idaho, is becoming even more so by introducing a kid's camp this summer. Camp Sharlie, the namesake for which is a mythical sea serpent local legends say inhabits neighboring Payette Lake, is open June 14 through Labor Day weekend and offers recreational opportunities that encourage physical and mental development among participants.

Activities at Camp Sharlie include swimming, hiking, tennis, golf, field games, orienteering, martial arts, kite flying, arts and crafts and other pursuits that foster physical, mental and creative fun. Many activities will take place at the resort's private, sandy beach, which boasts a water trampoline and full-service marina where guests can take sailing lessons and rent ski boats, canoes, single and tandem kayaks, and Hobie Wave catamarans.

"Camp Sharlie is designed to spark kids' imagination and challenge them creatively, intellectually and physically," says Shore Lodge general manager Dan Scott. "Our certified camp counselors will encourage fun and safety while allowing kids to make new friends, try out new activities and create memories that last a lifetime. Plus our kid's camp gives harried parents a little peace and quiet so they can explore the surrounding area on their own or simply relax and unwind at the resort."

According to Scott, Camp Sharlie is run by Kids Entertainment, which has been providing unique day-camp experiences at top destinations since 1999. Every staff member is certified in first aid and CPR and has passed federal, state, and local criminal background checks.

Individual full-day kid's camp passports cost $60 each, although a 10 percent discount is offered for extra siblings. The resort also offers a Camp Sharlie package that allows kids to attend free. The package costs $498 midweek and $598 on weekends and includes two night's lodging and two full-day camp passports. The passports can be used on two separate days or for two children on the same day. Additional passports are available at discounted multi-day rates and discounted sibling rates.


  • Memorial Day -- Lake Grill will open its patio Memorial Day weekend. One of the resort's four dining establishments, Lake Grill offers casual fare, lush landscaping and gorgeous views of the lake from its sunny, tiered patio. The restaurant's Sunday breakfast buffets are especially popular.
  • Father's Day -- The resort is offering a special "It's All About Dad" Father's Day package available June 18-20. Lake-view accommodations for two nights, a round of golf at Whitetail Club, and complimentary brunch for dad on Father's Day are included. Rates are $399 and do not include taxes or resort fees. One dad per package is allowed. Extra rounds of golf are on hand at rack rate based on availability, and Sunday brunch for additional guests is available at menu pricing.
  • Fourth of July -- McCall's annual Fourth of July fireworks display has become a perennial pilgrimage for thousands of visitors. The dining establishments and Shellworth Beach at Shore Lodge offer breathtaking views of the spectacular pyrotechnics presentation launched over Payette Lake.
  • USGA Amateur Qualifier at Whitetail Club -- Whitetail Club is among the qualifying courses for the United States Golf Association's national championship. The event, a U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship qualifier, is slated for Aug. 2.
  • Classic Boat Show -- The Payette Lakes Chapter of the Antique & Classic Boat Society is holding its fifth annual boat show Aug. 13-15 at Shore Lodge Marina. The event includes a boat parade, dinner banquet, and live and silent auctions on Saturday.


In addition to its Father's Day package, Shore Lodge is offering the following value-priced, double-occupancy-based vacation packages and specials this summer:

  • Golf package -- Includes two nights of lake-view accommodations and two rounds of golf at Whitetail Club Sundays through Thursdays from June 1 to Oct. 15 with rates ranging from $299-548 depending on dates and length of stay.
  • Par or Pamper package -- Perfect for couples or a couple of best friends, this package lets guests play a round of golf at Whitetail Club or relax at the spa. It includes two nights of lake-view accommodations plus guests can choose either two rounds of golf, two 60-minute massages, or one of each. The package is available June through mid-October with rates ranging from $469-569 depending on dates.
  • Pontoon and Paddle package -- Enjoy a cruise to North Beach on Payette Lake via Shore Lodge's new pontoon boat and then take to the waters of the Upper Payette River on your own with one of the resort's new canoes or kayaks. The package, which must be booked in conjunction with lodging and requires a minimum of four guests, costs $100 per person and includes the half-day trip to and from North Beach, use of a canoe or kayak, and lunch.

Regardless of the season, Shore Lodge offers a military discount of 10 percent off the rack rate.


Established in 1948 and nestled on the sandy shores of beautiful Payette Lake, the iconic Shore Lodge is the premiere resort in Central Idaho and a quintessential mountain retreat. Having completed a major renovation in 2009, the property and its amenities are second to none and include Whitetail Club, an 18-hole, 1,200-acre, private golf course designed by U.S. Open winner Andy North. In addition, Shore Lodge is nearby three major river systems and only 5 miles from Brundage Mountain, which Ski Magazine says has "the best powder in North America" and which provides lift-assisted access to more than 20 miles of mountain bike trails. Visit for more information.

Unless otherwise noted, rates are based on double occupancy. Reservations must be made two weeks in advance or further, and restrictions may apply. Rates do not include tax or resort fees and they are subject to change without notice.

Jocelyn Kidd, Shore Lodge, (208) 630-0216
Sydney Sallabanks, Stoltz Marketing Group, (208) 631-7406
Tony Harrison, Stoltz Marketing Group, (208) 880-9814


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