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What is the Family Weekend?

The LuMind IDSC Family Weekend is an opportunity for families in the Down syndrome community to get together for a fun weekend at Great Wolf Lodge.

Who can attend the Family Weekend?

Individuals with Down syndrome and their families are welcome to attend Family Weekend. In the past, families have also invited their Respite workers, caregivers or additional family members to assist with child care.

What ages can attend?

The Family Weekend is open to individuals with Down syndrome of all ages! We have had infants to adults attend the Family Weekend.

Is there a fee to attend?

We do not charge a fee to attend Family Weekend. Some locations host pay-to-attend activities such as Mom’s Night Out or Dad’s Night Out. We also host a pay-to-attend optional evening event. Details about all events for each location will be available as we get closer to the weekend.

Do we have to stay for both nights to take advantage of the discounted room rates?

You do not have to stay both nights to take advantage of the discounted rates. You are welcome to stay, Friday night, Saturday night or both nights.

My family exceeds the occupancy for Standard rooms. Are larger suites available?

Larger Suites are also available at a discounted rates. If you are interested in a Themed or Premium Suite, visit your local Great Wolf Lodge’s website and visit the Suites dropdown to view available suites. Once you have decided on a suite, send an email to mslape@lumindidsc.org with the following information:
  • Name
  • Phone Number
  • Preferred contact method – email or phone call
  • Lodge location
  • Dates of stay
  • Suite Style
  • # of adults
  • # of children
  • Phone Number
  • Preferred method of contact – phone or email

Larger suites are based on lodge availability.

Do I have to stay at Great Wolf Lodge to participate in the Family Weekend?

You do not have to be a guest at Great Wolf Lodge to enjoy some of the activities. Some Great Wolf Lodge locations offer waterpark Day Passes. Please check your local Great Wolf Lodge’s website for more information. The price of Day Passes varies by location. Note that sometimes, the price of Day Passes is greater than that of one night’s stay. We have contracted for highly discounted rates for rooms in the first reservation block and for 2021, the rates begin at $159 for a night.
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