Summer Camp In at Great Wolf Lodge

We attended a media preview event hosted by Great Wolf Lodge. All opinions are honest and my own.

Great Wolf Lodge Summer Camp In is an event you don't want to miss! Come enjoy summer fun indoors and make memories of a life time!
Tent for Summer Camp In at Great Wolf Lodge

Over this last weekend, we got the pleasure of hanging out and experiencing the Great Wolf Lodge Summer Camp In.  It was a trip we will never forget.  This was our very first time visiting, and I was simply amazed at just how much there was to do!

This summer, all Great Wolf Lodge locations will be participating in the summer camp-in experiences.  Just like camping, there will be a ton of summer classics from Memorial Day through Labor Day that the whole family can enjoy!

You may already know Great Wolf Lodge for their absolutely amazing water park, but they are so much more.  On any day throughout the year, there are activities like MagiQuest, Arcades, Mini Golf, Shops, and more.   Now that list is increased tenfold!

Our family hanging out at Great Wold Lodge

Summer Camp In at Great Wolf Lodge

We had a TON of fun during our short stay. Having three autistic kiddos going for a day of nonstop play and activities did have me a little worried. I can truly say I was pleasantly surprised at not only how well my kids did, but how amazing the staff at the Kansas City, KS location was in helping us. Every staff member was very sweet and whenever we asked for help, they were willing to help.

We hung out for a day to experience their day passes since we live relatively close. Did you know they had day passes?! Staying overnight is ideal for most families, but if you live close it doesn’t make a lot of sense. Now, you can buy a pass for a full day of play! These passes are exclusively available on their website and a great deal for local families!

Our son swimming with his life vest on!

Paw Passes

Another great deal I quickly wanted to tell you about before getting into the Summer Camp In at Great Wolf Lodge experience are their Paw Passes. Passes can vary by location, but typically you have three options: Pup Pass, Paw Pass, and Wolf Pass. We received Wolf passes during our visit and I have to say they were amazing! If you do everything on your pass (which is a ton!) you will wind up with more than 3x the value. This can be added to your package when you book, which is a nice bonus to surprise the kids with!

Camping Indoor

What’s camping without tents and bunk beds?  Great Wolf Lodge Summer Camp In offers the fun of camping with the benefits of being indoors for the night.  These seasonal suites offer a tent, campfire (electric), and seasonal décor to make you feel like you are camping under the stars while having the comfort of beds, a/c, and electricity.

Hanging out with Violet at Great Wolf Lodge

Character Breakfast

Start your summer camp-in experience off right with all your favorite Great Wolf Characters.  Each morning while enjoying your delicious breakfast, hang out with Wiley & friends and grab a few pictures to remember the event!

Trailblazer Challenge

Most every child I’ve met has liked a good challenge.  Get them off their devices and into the real world with The Trailblazer Challenge.  This awesome challenge rewards the kids with stickers to place on their lanyards for participating in activities throughout the day.  See who can get the most!

BBQ for the Family!

BBQ Buffet at Great Wolf Lodge

What is a summer camp in without BBQ?!  Great Wolf Lodge is bringing in an amazing buffet style BBQ the whole family will enjoy!  Each location differs slightly, but our visit included Ribs, Brisket, Mac & Cheese, Chicken Strips (for the pickiest of eaters), Cornbread, Coleslaw, Corn on the Cob, Homemade Chips, and S’mores!

We had the coolest Smores Dish EVER with our lunch. Bean had everyone laughing because she called it “Smores Soup.” It was this adorable metal tin with graham cracker & chocolate, topped with Toasted Marshmallows. Bean told us because it is in a bowl and requires a spoon, then it must be soup. Solid reasoning on her part. What I can say was her “Smores Soup” was AMAZING!

S’mores Dish at Great Wolf Lodge Summer Camp In event

Pool Party

Let’s face it, the kid’s main focus at Great Wolf Lodge is the water park.  For the Summer Camp In, every day is a pool party! This summer, you get to experience the Ducky 500 race.  Each camper can decorate a rubber duck to enter into the race.  When the race starts, watch for your duck coming down the slide!  If your duck wins, you receive a prize!

There are a ton of great pool party games to participate in like limbo, the ducky 500, and more!

Even More Fun for the Summer Camp-In at Great Wolf Lodge:

Check out this HUGE list of activities planned every day for your Summer Camp in experience at Great Wolf Lodge:

  • Camp Bingo 
  • Camping Trivia 
  • Camping Memory Match 
  • Minute To Win It Cornhole 
  • Rubber Ducky 500 
  • Hula Hoop Competition 
  • Water Bucket Ring Toss 
  • Flamingo Ring Toss
  • Face Painting  
  • Balloon Animals 
  • Camp Button Making 
  • My Favorite Camp Memory 
  • Letters from Camp “Postcard” 
  • Camp scene coloring sheets 
  • Wolfagami
  • Rubber Ducky Decorating 
  • Friendship 
  • Craft Stick Tent Photo Frames 
  • Dream Catchers
  • Bean Bag Can Toss
  • Fish Bowl Challenge 
  • Sponge Water Bomb Toss 
  • Limbo and Conga Line 
  • Hole In One Mini Gold 
  • Arcade Challenge  
  • Bowling Challenge

Campfire Ceremonies

No summer camp is complete without the end of the day, campfire ceremonies.  Round up the family and head to the main lobby to enjoy Summer Camp-In exclusive dancing, story time, and treats.  These fun activities are a blast, so even the teenagers can get out there and have some fun!

Enjoying Great Wolf Lodge Summer Camp In Experience with the Kids

Summer Camp In at Great Wolf Lodge

If you haven’t already, head over to the Great Wolf Lodge website to book your stay this summer.  You’ll make memories you and the kids will never forget! To book your stay at Great Wolf Lodge, Click Here. You can also find them on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!

TheMomKind

Alicia Trautwein is an autism parenting coach living in Missouri. She is the creator behind The Mom Kind, a website dedicated to parenting neurodiverse families.  She is featured in the "Amazing Moms" coffee table book by Hogan Hilling & Dr. Elise Ho.  She shares her expertise along with her experience in parenting children, both with and without autism.

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