Viamede’s Hidden Gems

By: Alyssa Joynt

When there is so much going on, it’s easy to miss out on some incredible opportunities, and with a recreation schedule as busy as ours, that happens all the time here at Viamede.  To help you stay on top of everything, here’s a list of some of the best (but lesser known) activities here at Viamede.


Pajama Pingpong:  As much as we wish it was, going out in pajamas is not always socially acceptable.  But every Saturday night, we toss out the rules and enjoy comfy clothes, friendly competition, and new faces with Pajama Pingpong.

Historic Walk and Nature Hike:  Did you know that the Viamede chapel didn’t always stand amongst our gardens?  Or that Mount Julian was actually an inn itself once?  Do you know where you can find the old reservation book from decades past?  Transport yourself to days gone by and take a guided tour of Viamede as you learn about our historical roots.  If history isn’t your thing, let one of our staff members take you on a naturalist adventure to see the Viking Oak and other local flora and fauna.

Beach Games:  Sometimes, the best way to make new friends is with a little friendly competition, and what better way to do that than playing on the beach?  Participate in sand castle competitions, building expeditions, or games such as musical beach towels, Sharks and Minnows, and Beach Golf.  Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at noon.

Fireside Water Volleyball:  The newest addition to our recreation schedule, this is an activity that is fun for all ages.  On rainy or cold nights, gather in the indoor pool to play water volleyball beside the flickering fire.  Just don’t get distracted by the starry night sky!

Nature/Survival Activity:  Go foraging with our GM Ben, play games on the activity field, or go on an interactive hike through our beautiful grounds.  Just don’t forget your bug spray!  Every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at two o’clock.

Chef’s Tour:  A quintessential part of any foodie’s vacation, the Chef’s Tour is the perfect opportunity to get an exclusive look at the kitchens while getting to know our chefs.  Learn more about our locavore philosophy and find out exactly where your food comes from.  Every Wednesday and Sunday at two o’clock.


As you can see, there is a lot of fun, learning, adventuring, and discovering to be had at Viamede.  Don’t miss out!