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Discounts for Students with A's at Ohio State Park Resorts

Kids who did well during the last school year as well as kids with great grades this coming school year can celebrate their accomplishments by saving their parents’ money on a vacation at an Ohio State Park Resort beginning this August.

Ohio State Park Resorts’ popular “Stays for A’s” program allows students with A’s on their report cards to transform them into a $10 discount for each top grade. Travelers need only show their student’s report cards at check-in to earn $10 off the published rate for each A up to five A’s or $50.

A’s can be exchanged for discounts August 10, 2009 through June 3, 2010. Blackout periods apply, and  the offer is subject to room availability. One report card per room may be applied for the discount, and families must present the original report card upon check-in. The Stays for A’s program is valid for up to $50 per night discount.  Rooms can be reserved online or by phone. To reserve online visit www.atapark.com and use the promo code “Stay4A.” For additional information about the Stays for A’s program and other offers at Ohio State Park Resorts, call 1-800-ATAPARK (1-800-282-7275).

“The Stays for A’s program gives families a chance to make a big deal out of good report cards with the bonus of some good memories for the whole family, including siblings who will benefit from their brother’s or sister’s success,” said Dianna Rom, regional director of sales for Ohio State Park Resorts.  “All seven resorts feature a variety of activities, from game rooms to indoor swimming pools, so children as well as the parents can find many ways to blow off steam after weeks of scholastic focus.”

The seven Ohio State Park Resorts operated by concessioner Xanterra Parks & Resorts are located throughout the state and within an easy drive of major cities in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.  The resorts are Shawnee State Park Resort in south central Ohio near Portsmouth, Hueston Woods State Park Resort in southwestern Ohio near Oxford, Burr Oak State Park Resort near the southern Ohio town of Glouster, Salt Fork State Park in central Ohio near Cambridge, Mohican State Park Resort in north central Ohio near Loudonville, Punderson Manor State Park Resort in northeastern Ohio near Newbury and Maumee Bay State Park Resort in northwestern Ohio near Toledo.

Each Ohio State Park Resort is distinctive and reflective of its natural surroundings. A common denominator, however, is a wide range of recreational activities. For example, Maumee Bay State Park Resort on Lake Erie in northwestern Ohio just completed a renovation including the installation of a soft play area and new kid-friendly water features. Hueston Woods State Park Resort and several of the other resorts offer a huge, old-fashioned arcade with an array of games such as pinball and the new and highly popular Dance Revolution. At Burr Oak State Park Resort, an entire room has been turned into a kid-friendly nature center, and the resort naturalist leads frequent games, experiments and nature hikes.  Mohican State Park Resort hosts a Saturday-night birds-of-prey demonstration. Known for its abundance of winged wildlife, guests are often treated to glimpses of bald eagles and wild turkeys. Also, bicycles, paddle boats, canoes and rowboats can be rented at many of the parks. Most of the resorts feature an indoor pool and exercise room, and guests can borrow a variety of board games to take back to their rooms or play in the lobby areas.

Complete information about the facilities at each of the seven Ohio State Park Resorts operated by Xanterra Parks & Resorts is available online at www.atapark.com or by calling 1-800-AT-A-PARK (1-800-282-7275).

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