Travel Information

Lodging

Great Wolf Lodge and Conference Center
20500 Old Highway 99, SW
Grand Mound, WA 98531

Phone: 360-273-7718
Driving Directions: http://www.greatwolf.com/grandmound/guestservices/directions

For teams needing to reserve and pay for lodging to accommodate their group, a group block of rooms has been set up at the Great Wolf Lodge. If a registrant cancels a room, it must be within 72 hours in order to receive a refund. If your team does not reserve a room under the Spring Youth Forum block (or is a guest of the hotel), your team cannot purchase waterpark passes separately. However, your team is welcome to join in on other activities at the lodge.

For check in, the Great Wolf Lodge requires an amount to be charged to a credit card for incidentals that might be charged to the room. A credit card hold is the best to handle the check in. For more questions about check in, please contact the Great Wolf Lodge at 360-273-7718 or contact a representative through the Great Wolf Lodge website.

Check-in and Curfew Hours

Team check in is on Wednesday, May 13 from 3:00pm – 7:30pm in the Great Wolf Conference Center. During this time, teams will have the opportunity to take team photos. Wear your team outfits! Check in is also available on Thursday, May 14 from 7:30 – 8:00am for teams arriving on Thursday. There will be a photo opportunity during this time for teams checking in on Thursday ONLY.

Please note: Waterpark passes can be used starting at 1:00pm on Wednesday, May 13 through Thursday, May 14 until 9:00pm. However, Hotel room check-in does not begin until 4:00pm.

Curfew for those participating in the Spring Youth Forum is 10:00pm.

Transportation and Parking

Parking is free at the Great Wolf Lodge. Transportation to/from the event is the responsibility of the Adult Team Advisor/chaperone(s) and/or participant.

Food

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided, by the Spring Youth Forum Committee on Thursday, May 14. All other meals are the responsibility of the teams and individuals. Meals will be served buffet style so participants can pick and choose which items they would like.

All sleeping rooms at the Great Wolf Lodge have refrigerators and microwaves. In addition, the hotel has a breakfast/dinner buffet restaurant, a café, Hungry as a Wolf Pizza, Starbucks as well as a snack shop to purchase drinks/snacks. Participants can bring their own food/snacks for their sleeping rooms, but please do not bring them to the Great Wolf Conference Center, per the Conference Center food and beverage policies.

Special Dietary Needs and Food Allergies

By now you have indicated on the registration form if a participant has a food allergy (i.e. nuts, gluten, etc) or a special diet (vegetarian, dairy free, vegan). This information will be used to order food and beverage onsite. Service will be buffet and all types of diets and allergies will be taken into consideration from the registration data. The conference center will make every effort to accommodate what is needed.

Security

Security services will be provided by Ross McDowell.


Families and Guests

While families are extremely important to us, we are unable to accommodate extra guests, including family members and children at the official event. Guests will not be allowed in the main sessions, meals or in breakouts. However, please feel free to bring guests to accompany your family or team members as your discretion to enjoy the facilities at the Great Wolf Lodge.