Major Upgrade to the Fern Resort Nursery
The history of The Nursery Building is long standing at Fern Resort. The building itself may have more miles on it than some cars (not really), but this building has moved around on the property quite a bit over the years. At the centre of the safe, fun, and comfortable vacation for your little ones is our Playvillage Nursery building, and we know you will love everything we have done there. With new easy-to-clean floors and walls, a fun-loving design, and upgraded climate control, this new nursery is the perfect backdrop for our excellent and friendly caregivers. At Fern, giving parents time to enjoy their vacation starts with their comfort in knowing that their children are well cared for.
Accommodations Renovated for Summer 2012
Most recent on the accommodation renovation list are the Main Inn rooms. We have applied clean and modern design elements that suit the atmosphere of a Northern Ontario resort while striking a balance between the requirements of our families in the summer and the demands of corporate clientele atother times. Rich, dark furniture and fresh, cheerful walls are highlighted by the frieplace, featured as an accent piece. Modern duvet bedding, softened with a slight pattern and finished with a throw pillow make your stay at Fern much more comfortable. Guests have always enjoyed the Main Inn with itsextra large rooms, wet bars, and convenient location. We know that you will love the new elements as much as we do.
Tuesday Evening Entertainment
For the past four years our staff have embraced Tuesday evening as a platform to entertain you. For two years we harnessed the energy and excitement of our Jamaican staff for a night of cultural and high-energy fun. The next two years the Fern sports staff embraced the challenge to entertain you in a totally different atmosphere with Retro Night. For summer 2012 the sports staff is taking Tuesday night to a whole new level with Fern Reality Night. Expect great new games, exciting new challenges, and high-energy fun, themed to some of the best-known reality shows, and perhaps to a few that you don't know. And did we mention a chance to win Reality Bucks?
Canada's Got Talent Semi-finalists
Does Fern Resort bring you quality entertainment? Well according to "Canada's Got Talent" we do. Congratulations to Leon, Tatiana and their Fantasy Circus Family for a fabulous showing this winter on Canada's Got Tallent. We are so happy to have them back this summer kicking off the weekend in a new timeslot.
For summer 2012, Fern will be introducing wristbands to help identify our guests. To ensure our guests’ safety, comfort, and ease of access to facilities, we have implemented wristband identification, something most other resorts have been doing for years. We, the managers and owners, have put them on and lived in them to ensure no intrusiveness will affect your stay. Who would have known they would be this comfortable? You won’t even know you have one on.
This is not your backyard bouncy inflatable! The Bounce Bot is a fantastic commercial interactive inflatable, providing a huge bouncing area, climbing ramp, and a double racing slide. The retractable roof keeps kids cool during those sunny days of Fern; commercial safety netting and snap-shut door keep them safe. The Bounce Bot holds up to eight friends at a time.
Not that we condone the watching of TV, with all of the great things to be done around the resort, but we do know that there are times that the kids need some down time, as do the the kids-at-heart too. Watch for kid-specific programming with Treehouse and Teletoon, as well a, Rogers Sportsnet and TSN for sports fans. Included in the package are MTV, Showcase, CNN, Fox, A&E, and all the major Canadian and American networks: 16 channels all together. Just to see what is happening in your home town, we have added The Weather Network, because you know it is always beautiful at Fern!
Bigger Air – Cooler Ride – Smoother Trip
As sad as we are to be saying goodbye to a long-time friend of the ski dock, the Mastercraft Barefoot 200, we are equally happy to introduce the newest member of the ski team, the Tigé inboard ski boat. Say hello to bigger air with hydraulic TAPs with instant wake adjustment making this the perfect boat with which to teach beginner to expert skiing, wakeboarding, kneeboarding and for fun on the water, the water weenie. With kicker speakers designed for the skier and a clean-line interior, everyone can enjoy the ride. With the Air Nautique, and now the new Tigé, you will experience watersports at Fern Resort like never before.
New Waterfront Manager – Familiar Face
As cool as it is to be on the Fern Resort ski dock, you know it is really the staff's care and commitment to the kids learning and progressing their skills on the water that really make the ski dock what it is loved for. Jordan Long has been part of the waterfront at Fern for six years teaching skiing and dazzling us during the weekly ski shows and will now be leading the docks traditions as Waterfront Manager. Jordan Long is a nationally-ranked wakeboarder and his experience at the dock and incredible abilities on the water mean that no matter what level of skiing and wakeboarding you are at, our staff will make sure you can make the best of your time on the water.
We are sorry to inform you that we received an order to cease use of the Bungee Trampoline from the Technical Safety Standards Authority. In March of 2012, Fern was visited by an inspector who informed us that this piece of equipment is categorized as an amusement ride. Since we are not an amusement park, Fern Resort is not set up to support amusement rides and cannot continue to use it.
It's the latest water sport to take Canada by storm: you stand on a large board, bigger than a windsurfing board, with an extra long paddle. You will not believe how much fun this is and the incredible core body workout this gives. We expect this will be a very popular activity and have purchased five boards. Join a friend and have a race or just explore on your own. Either way, we know you will have loads of fun.
Enjoy the latest and greatest adventure activity right here at Fern Resort. Water travel has never been like this before, as you run across the marina bay in your hamster wheel. Be prepared for the totally awesome and world-rocking adventures of being a Fern Resort Zorbonaut.
Recognizing some opportunities for expansion,Mike and his sports staff have expanded to offer programming for young adults that are not looking to play bacci ball or horseshoes. Even though these are very popular events at the resort, the Extreme program is going where no program has gone before at Fern to add more edge and excitement for our guests. Taking our ever popular paintball activity from last, adding some long time favourites like rock climbing, lunge trust and archery and we highlight with some new like Zorbing, Water Explosion and paddle boards. We have also added dune buggys for rent this summer to take the Extreme program to the next level.
You already know that under the dock ... along with Shelley the turtle... are the hungriest fish north of Toronto. We have renovated the major part of the dock from which to throw your line in to catch those fish. It also makes a fabulous roof to keep over their heads!
Kiddy Shuffleboard Court
Everyone loves shuffleboard and now with bright colours, short cues, and a kid- friendly layout so almost every shot is in, even the little ones can easily play a fun game of shuffleboard.
New Patio and Lifeguard Roofs New roofs are rarely an exciting bit of news but more of a necessary evil. But when you put the roof on the largest and most intriquet lifeguard stand, it can be fun! We replaced the steel roof on the Patio Dining Room. We had some left over material so on it went. We like it!
Accommodations on the first floor landside of Fireside have all become a bit more comfortable. We have replaced one of the double beds in the room with a queen bed so now there is the pull out single, a double and a queen.
Ring Road Asphalt
Not much to say . . . but it is new, it is black, and it is smooth!
Pride of the Fern Lawn Care Fleat
Fern Resort’s new zero turn lawn mower sure can get the job done. From preparing the Family Friendly Fern Five to getting the ball diamond for the big Staff vs. Guests mushball game this machine will be keeping the grounds finely manicured!