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Aquatopia Ranked #1 Waterpark in Pennsylvania

Camelback Lodge & Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark was ranked among the 30 top indoor waterparks in the world—and #1 in the state of Pennsylvania—by U.S. News & World Report. Aquatopia offers year-round family fun to guests and visitors at Camelback Resort, the Poconos’ premier adventure destination.

Catering to guests of all ages, the 125,000-square-foot indoor waterpark is housed under a Texlon® transparent roof that immerses guests in sunlight year-round while providing protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Aquatopia features seven pools, 13 water slides and a multitude of thrilling water attractions, including: Storm Chaser, North America’s longest uphill water coaster; The Great Ka-Na-Gawa Wavepool; an indoor/outdoor hot tub; and Kartrite’s Quest, the world’s first themed “next generation” multi-level aqua play structure equipped with 84 interactive water effects.

“At Camelback, we believe that life needs adventure,” said Ame Cameron, VP of Sales & Marketing at Camelback Resort. “From the innovative slides that appeal to all ages, to our commitment to safety, our priority is ensuring a memorable guest experience and we are proud to receive this recognition.”

Earlier this year, Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark received the “Platinum International Aquatic Safety Award” from Jeff Ellis & Associates, Inc International Aquatic Safety and Risk Management Consultants. This prestigious honor is awarded to aquatic facilities that epitomize safety excellence and exceed industry standards in risk management.

Opened in April 2015, Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark is the most innovative waterpark ever constructed in the U.S. in a single phase. The award-winning leadership and cutting-edge innovations of Aquatic Development Group created the largest indoor waterpark in the Northeast with several never-before-seen attractions, such as the Venus SlydeTrap, a 608-foot-long, fully-enclosed family rafting experience with a record-breaking sphere and open ‘manta’ wall ride. Aquatopia was part of a $163 million project that also included the construction and development of the eight-story, 453-suite Camelback Lodge.

Aquatopia perfectly complements the existing family-friendly adventures at Camelback Resort, including 36 ski trails; the biggest snowtubing park in the U.S.A. with 42 lanes and a nightly Galactic LED light show experience; Pennsylvania’s only Mountain Coaster; North America’s longest twin, 4,000 ft. zip-flyers; and Camelbeach, Pennsylvania’s largest outdoor waterpark.

Located just 90 minutes from New York City and two hours from Philadelphia, Camelback has wide appeal to a broad audience, including families and seasonal outdoor enthusiasts. Camelback Resort serves more than 1.7 million guests annually.

In early 2019, Camelback fans will have a new vacation destination to explore: The Kartrite Hotel & Indoor Waterpark, the latest creation of Ken Ellis and Arthur Berry II, co-owners of Camelback Resort. Built in the midst of 1,600 acres of wilderness in the Catskill Mountains, The Kartrite will feature two acres of exhilarating four-season indoor waterpark space—designed by Aquatic Development Group—and a luxury hotel with 324 exquisitely designed guest suites. For more information, visit TheKartrite.com.

For more information about Camelback Resort or to make a reservation, call 855.515.1283 or visit www.CamelbackResort.com.

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New York Trend is a weekly news publication that focuses on issues and lifestyles of the African & Caribbean American communities throughout the New York metropolitan area and Nassau and Suffolk Counties of Long Island. It is a respected and well recognized news publication that has been in existence since 1989. Owner, Publisher and Executive Director, Dr. Teresa Taylor Williams has been at the helm of this award-winning publication since its inception. New York Trend continues to be the only black woman-owned, metropolitan newspaper in New York and Long island. New York Trend is the largest black-owned newspaper throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties.

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