I'm just back from the Dawn and wasn't there during a vacation week. (not many young kids at all) However, I honestly NEVER saw any member of kids crew or the kids. As far as I could tell, they were holed up in the childrens play area all day. I believe they aren't allowed to take them swimming either. Maybe during a vacation week they have alot more activities outside of the play room..I'm not sure. I just thought I'd see them around in groups on the ship doing things and it never happened.