I live in the Ocean City area and it has become tradition for me to take my grandson and one of his friends to Francis Scott Key for an sleepover swim party for his birthday. The kids love it and so do I - the pool area is perfect for both young and not so young children. The kids are encouraged to have fun and it's not unusual for one of the lifeguards to join them in playing volleyball or water basketball when there are only a few kids in the pool. The resort itself is kept very clean and the staff is very welcoming, making suggestions of other activities to keep the kids busy. We go in December so it's usually too cold to do many of the outside activities, but during the summer there is a nice outdoor pool, basketball, putt putt area to keep everyone busy. During the evening they now have a nice family lounge area where you can watch the movie of the evening and enjoy free popcorn. Thankfully one of the recent additions to the resort is the concessions so during the winter months when the restaurant is closed you can pizza and snacks without having to leave the resort - although if you wish to there is plenty of options just across the street in the outlet mall. My grandson has had such a good time that every year when asked what kind of party he wants for his birthday he immediately says he wants to go back to the Francis Scott Key - this was our 6th year there and he never tires of it.