Community Living | Multigenerational Shangri-La
Located in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains, Lake Naomi Club is the only Platinum Club of America, 5-star rated, private family resort destination in the Northeast. With all that it has to ffer—Pennsylvania’s top-rated tennis complex, two Olympic-sized outdoor pools, boating and fishing on one of the largest private lakes in the Poconos, a sailing program, a multifaceted com- munity center, and a wide range of planned activities for kids and teens—it’s easy to see why.
But Lake Naomi’s allure goes beyond its phenomenal amenities. It is that rarest of Shangri-Las—a place where multiple generations come together to build memories, sharing experiences that they will pass along to their children...
who, in turn, will return to Lake Naomi Club when they have little ones of their own.
“My family first brought me up there as a young child in 1984,” says Lake Naomi Club homeowner and member
Andrew (Andy) Bacon. “When I was in second grade, that was my first year there. From my perspective, what’s great
about it is a number of folks we’ve known for a lifetime, much like family. It’s very much a community where the kids
know the grandparents, the parents, and each other.”
A competitive person by nature, Andy is very much into the sailing program. His son is now six, and has begun
sailing at Lake Naomi Club as well. “When I was a kid, up until when I was in high school, we went up there every
summer. We’d pack the car and leave New York City,” Andy says. He attended college at Old Dominion University
in Virginia Beach, a further distance from Lake Naomi, and so didn’t have much of a chance to visit until his mid-
twenties—though his sister went to a local Pennsylvania university and spent a lot of time at the Club. “When I came
the 5-Star Way at Lake Naomi Club
By Emily Colin