Announcing UCG 2011 Winter Family Weekend!
June 27, 2011
Winter Family Weekend Promises to be a BIG SPLASH!
“Family, Friends, Fellowship and Fun”
ANNOUNCEMENT: The United Church of God “Winter Family Weekend 2011” will be held at the Great Wolf Lodge in the Cincinnati, Ohio, area from December 23-27. This beautiful, newly constructed rustic resort and conference center will be the main venue for all meetings and accommodation.
This facility boasts a 78,000 square-foot indoor waterpark with 11 water slides, a giant wave pool, 6 swimming pools, a lazy river and a 30-person hot tub—and it is bound to be well-used by our members at this hotel.
Each family suite sleeps up to six and is equipped with a small fridge, microwave and balcony—some with a fireplace. There are king suites which sleep four and bunk beds and queen beds in others. Very soon we will let you know the number of the various types of rooms which are available so you may make your reservation. The Church is managing the bookings directly to save you some taxes.
Also at the Great Wolf Lodge is a large state-of-the-art game arcade, a large fitness room, spas, a gift shop, Starbucks and several dining options. All these will be open during our stay. There is entertainment for all ages—from tots, to teens, to the young at heart. At least five cafés or restaurants are on the premises and will be open throughout our stay. We have contracted the rooms for $90 plus taxes per room for up to four people ($25 for each extra person over four), and reservations will be made online on our Church website to save you on taxes for this Church-wide event. The use of the water park for each person in the room is included in this price!
The modern Conference Center is well equipped to serve our needs with a 1,200 seat main auditorium with overflow rooms catering for an additional 300-400. There will be several breakout rooms available for the seminars on the Sabbath. A family evening is planned for Sunday December 25 at the water park with free pizza and drinks to give energy while having fun together. There is plenty of seating for those who just want to watch and visit.
Finally, a quote from the Great Wolf Lodge brochure: “You can park your car and never need it again until it is time to return, reluctantly, home. Spacious guest rooms, amazing restaurants, a luxurious spa, fitness center and world-class entertainment are yours to be enjoyed within the beautiful confines of our majestic resort.”
We plan to have more information online in August about registration for the hotel and for the various Sabbath seminars, sporting events and other exciting activities.
The sporting events will all be under one roof at the Courts 4 Sports which is a mere five miles away. This very modern sports facility will host both the volleyball and basketball venues. We’re excited to have made this arrangement as it allows more fellowship among those who engage in the different sporting events throughout the day, keeping the family together when playing both sports.
Another lodging facility for those who do not wish to have access to the water park and want more economical housing will be the King’s Island Resort. This hotel was used in years past when the Winter Family Weekend first began in Cincinnati. They feature comfortable rooms at a rate of only $59 plus tax. The benefit of this hotel is that it is directly across the street from the Great Wolf Lodge. All who stay at the King’s Island Resort Hotel will be able to participate in all of the events of the Winter Weekend except for the water park.
Please see the Winter Family Weekend website for more information and links to the Great Wolf Lodge for more information and photos. Save December 23-27 on your calendars now for a wonderful family experience!
We are very excited to host this grand event here in the Cincinnati area.
Gary Antion and Roy Holladay—WFW Event Coordinators