See Schedule page for more information.
Please Note: The waterpark at the Great Wolf Lodge closes at 9 p.m. every night. Curfew is 10:30 p.m.
Great Wolf Lodge and Conference Center
20500 Old Highway 99, SW
Grand Mound, WA 98531
Driving Directions: http://www.greatwolf.com/grandmound/guestservices/directions
Hotel Direct: 360.273.7718
Team check-in is on Wednesday, May 15 from 1:00 – 8:00pm in the Great Wolf Conference Center.
Please note: Waterpark passes can be used starting at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, May 15 through Thursday, May 16 until 9:00pm. Hotel room check-in and Youth Forum check-in does not begin until 4:00 pm, however, teams can arrive beginning at 1:00 pm and the hotel will provide waterpark passes and allow teams to swim prior to room check-in.
Youth teams awarded with a scholarship to attend the event may be provided up to two sleeping rooms at the Great Wolf Lodge on Wednesday, May 15. Teams who score best on an application may be awarded an additional room, based on need.
Due to budgetary constraints, there are no guarantees that more than two rooms per team can be accommodated. The sleeping rooms are family suites that sleep up to six (6), and depending upon the make-up of your team, up to two rooms can be requested. It will be up to each team to determine how many and who should be in each room (i.e., one chaperone and three youth per room or six youth in one room and two chaperones in the second room, etc.) However, due to budgetary restraints, there is no guarantee on the number of rooms a team may receive.
For teams traveling long distances, hotel rooms may be available on Wednesday, May 15 as well. Teams will be notified, on the acceptance letter, if they qualify for a second night of lodging.
Lodging reservations will be made for you approximately a week before arrival. Once lodging accommodations are finalized, a confirmation number(s) will be provided to the Team Adult Advisor.
For teams needing to reserve and pay for additional rooms to accommodate their group, a small block of rooms has been set up at the Great Wolf Lodge. To receive the group code and other information in order to make an additional reservation, please contact CASAT at
The room is rate (including tax) is $171.39*. (Following is a cost break down.)
$144 Sleeping Room (per diem rate plus water park passes**)
$14.40 Taxes (10%)
$12.99 Resort Fee
*Subject to change
**Even if water park passes are not needed for the guests in the additional room, this rate still applies.
Cutoff Lodging Reservation: Monday, April 15, 2013
Please Note: There is no guarantee that additional rooms purchased and paid for by the team will be next to or near the rooms reserved by the Spring Youth Forum Committee.
Transportation to/from the event is the responsibility of the Adult Team Advisor/chaperone(s). The travel stipend provided to teams upon acceptance can be used to assist with transportation costs.
Parking is free at the Great Wolf Lodge.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided, by the Spring Youth Forum Committee, to youth teams (and non-chaperone prevention professional adults accepted to attend) on Thursday, May 16. 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, Pizza Hut, 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 Center food and beverage policies.
Special Dietary Needs
For participants that are vegetarian, please be sure to indicate this in the special accommodations field on the online registration form. A special meal coupon will be provided to you. Participants with other special dietary needs (i.e. vegan, gluten free, dairy free, etc) are welcome to include this information under special accommodations but there is no guarantee that the conference can accommodate these needs. It is highly recommended that participants with special needs plan to bring food with them. Participants will be contacted, prior to the event, with information as to whether their special need could be accommodated.
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 this conference. Lodging accommodations and water park passes will not be provided for guests. Additionally, guests will not be allowed in the main sessions, meals or in breakouts. Please make alternate arrangements for any lodging and/or childcare needs. Please see the FAQs page for more information regarding this topic.