North America’s largest group of indoor waterpark resorts kicks of 25th birthday celebration with new games, activities and limited-time giveaways

CHICAGO (June 2022) – Families looking for a convenient, fun-filled getaway this summer can find one close to home during the Summer Camp-In celebration at Great Wolf Lodge. From May 27 through August 31, 2022, all 18 North America-based Great Wolf Lodge locations invite guests to enjoy the nostalgic fun of summer camp with themed programming that perfectly complements the resort’s signature family-friendly attractions, including the expansive indoor waterpark, for an endless summer experience.

This year’s Summer Camp-In launches nearly in tandem with Great Wolf Lodge’s 25th birthday celebration, which kicked off on May 16. The celebration includes special programming like a new pool party experience created by husband and wife dancing duo Steven “tWitch” Boss and Allison Holker, limited-edition coins in Oliver’s Mining, 25th birthday merchandise, new food and beverage items to satisfy any sweet tooth, the opportunity to win a free future night stay at the lodge, and so much more.

“With the start of our 25th birthday celebration, there’s no better time than the summer of 2022 to experience all the fun of our Summer Camp-In celebration at Great Wolf Lodge,” said Brooke Patterson, Senior Vice President of Brand Experiences for Great Wolf Lodge. “Spending quality family time together is important, and with our lodges just a short drive away from many families and schools on summer break, we can offer a fun-filled, quick family getaway this summer to help families reconnect and escape for a moment from their everyday lives.”    

Throughout their stay, campers of all ages can reawaken their outdoor spirit and experience infinite fun with special programming and activities. The “Trailblazer Challenge” allows guests to earn badges by participating in different interactive games like family trivia and bean bag toss, fitness activities like Wolfercise or YogaTails, or arts & craft projects like friendship bracelet making and sponge painting. After a long day of activities, enjoy the evening with campfire sing-alongs, Hustle & Howl Family Dance Parties, themed bedtime stories and more.

Great Wolf Lodge’s Summer Camp-In programming and activity highlights include:

  • Splash & Dance Pool Party with tWitch and Allison. Great Wolf Lodge partnered with Stephen “tWitch” Boss and Allison Holker to create a new pool party experience for summer, complete with dances to start and end the event, and games throughout like the couples’ version of Simon Says “tWitch & Allison Say”, Freeze Dance, ring toss and more. The final dance break is a TikTok-friendly dance choreographed exclusively for the pool party by tWitch and Allison. It’s guaranteed to be fun for the whole family!

  • Character appearances. Enjoy special appearances from Great Wolf Lodge’s very own Wiley the Wolf, Violet Wolf and other characters throughout the day. Be prepared to ask for autographs and photo-ops!

  • Trailblazer Challenge. Campers up for a challenge can sign up for select activities and earn a badge for each one they complete. To win bragging rights, collect 5 badges and earn the ultimate honor – the title of Trailblazer.

  • Arts & Crafts. Get creative with special arts & crafts activities including creating your own button making, sponge painting, 25th Birthday Cards and friendship bracelet making.

  • YogaTails + Wolfercise. Stay fit with fun, family-friendly fitness programming like yoga for kids and choreographed exercise classes.

  • Campfire Ceremony. At the end of the day, guests gather in the lobby for a sing-along, special show, competitions, crafts, a dance party, and the time-honored Great Wolf Lodge tradition, Storytime.

During this year’s Summer Camp-In celebration, we’re also supporting the Confetti Foundation, a nonprofit that supplies birthday parties to children who have to spend their birthday in a hospital, pediatric oncology clinic or hospice facility. Throughout Summer Camp-In, for every purchase of Great Wolf Lodge’s specialty birthday drink and slice of chocolate birthday cake, $1 (up to $50,000) will be donated to the Confetti Foundation. Additionally, during craft time, guests will also have the opportunity to color birthday cards for Confetti Foundation kids. For more information on the nonprofit, visit
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About Great Wolf Resorts, Inc.
Great Wolf Resorts, Inc. is North America’s largest family of indoor waterpark resorts, and through its subsidiaries and affiliates, owns and operates family resorts under the Great Wolf Lodge brand. Great Wolf Resorts is a fully integrated resort company with locations in: Wisconsin Dells, Wis.; Sandusky, Ohio; Traverse City, Mich.; Kansas City, Kan.; Williamsburg, Va.; Pocono Mountains, Pa.; Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada; Mason, Ohio; Grapevine, Texas; Grand Mound, Wash., Fitchburg, Mass., Charlotte, N.C.; Garden Grove, Calif., Colorado Springs, Colo., Bloomington, Minn., LaGrange, Ga., Gurnee, Ill.; and Scottsdale, Ariz. The next resort is slated to open in Manteca, Calif. in 2021. Additional information may be found on the company’s online media center.