Boston Mensa had its 50th
birthday last year so the Chapter subsidized the event for this special
destination RG. Boson Mensa had so many people say that they would like to
return there that the Chapter will subsidize another year at the same venue.
What? Yes, it is true. YAY! Mark your
calendars for October 28th - 30th
because we are
again going to howl again at Great Wolf
Lodge in Fitchburg, MA.
Like last year, we will have an
entire convention center (7 rooms) to ourselves. They will be
used for all of our usual activities like games, games tournaments, Mah Jongg instruction, speakers,
paper puzzles, raffle, costume party, karaoke, adult coloring books, the Mensa Boutique, meals, and
of course, Hospitality. All meals and snacks (Some additional snacks will be
added this year) will be furnished by the hotel and are included in the registration
fee. Partygoers will be issued 4 tickets that can each be exchanged for a beer
or a glass of wine throughout the weekend. After that, the convention room bar
will be open for cash sales. Several other cash bars are available throughout
the resort. If you have a room at the resort, any purchases made anywhere at
the resort can be charged to your room by simply showing your bracelet with microchip.
(This same microchip is also your room key.) There is no restriction on moving
about the entire resort with drinks in hand as long as they are in Lodge issued
plastic cups. Grab a drink and sit by the pool or hot tub if you like! This is
a great time to make friends with non-drinkers who might let you use their
drink tickets! (non-alcoholic drinks are part of the registration package.)
Great Wolf Lodge (https://www.greatwolf.com/new-england) offers great
features for our partygoers who stay at the resort: Water Park with rides
appropriate for children of all ages, Fitness Room, Ropes Course, Game Arcade,
4D Movie, Restaurants, Snack Bars, Hot Spa, modified candlepin bowling, and
much more. Since this is a family resort, the activities and snack bars at the Lodge close by 10PM. All rooms have 2 Queen beds and a pull out couch, microwave, and
small refrigerator. Maximum occupancy in the rooms is 5 people. Rooms can be
reserved now and will still cost $129.00 (The same as last year!). Rooms are guaranteed until
October 20th. If the hotel has available rooms after that, they will
be added to our block, as needed. There will be an additional charge of $19.99
per night when the room is booked but the fee will be subtracted when RG goers
check in at the hotel. Our group booking code is: 1610BOSTON.
Note: Mensans and their guests staying at the resort will
have free use of the Water Park, Ropes Course, Hot Spa, and Fitness Area. A
nominal fee is charged for the other activities.
before September 1st is:
Child $80 (ages 13 - 20)
Child $55 (under 13)
from September 2 - October 1st
$85 (ages 13 - 20)
Child $60 (under 13)
from October 2 - October 20th and on site (after the 20th registration is on site only):
Child $85 ( ages 13 - 20)
Child $60 (under 13)
Day rates will be available on site.
last year was the highest in at least the last 20 years of Boston Mensa RGs. Hopefully, it will be even higher this year!