Oct. 30 - Nov. 1, 2015
This year our Wicked Good! Birthday Party (RG) is going to be the same and different too! It is Boston Mensa's 50th Birthday and we are going to celebrate at the Great Wolf Lodge in Fitchburg, MA (a 45 minute drive from the MA Pike at route 128). We'll have an entire convention center (7 rooms) to ourselves. They will be used for all of our usual activities like games, games tournaments, speakers, crafts, paper puzzles, raffle, costume party, karaoke, meals, and of course, Hospitality. This year, along with the paper puzzles in Hospitality, we will also have a coloring contest. Pens and adult coloring books (NOT adult in content) will be available. There will be 3 winners and those three will all get 3 raffle tickets each.
All meals and snacks will be furnished by the hotel and are included in the pre-registration fee of $100. Partygoers will be issued 4 tickets that can each be exchanged for a beer or similar product (Heineken, Sam Adams, Guinness, Twisted Tea, Woodchuck, etc.) or a glass of wine (Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, or White Zinfandel) throughout the weekend. After that, the convention room bar will be a cash bar. Several other cash bars are available throughout the resort. BTW, 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 the plastic cups provided by the hotel. 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 so that you might get to use their drink tickets! Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, and water are included in your registration fee.
Great Wolf Lodge (https://www.greatwolf.com/new-england) offers great features for our party goers who stay at the resort: Water Park with rides appropriate for children of all ages, fitness room, ropes course, game arcade, 4D movie, restaurants, Dunkin Donuts, snack bars, hot spa, child-sized candlepin bowling, and much more. 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 cost $129.00. There will be an additional charge of $19.99 per night when the room is booked, but the fee will be subtracted when you register in person. To reserve a room call: 1-866-980-9653 by 10/23/15. Our group booking code is: 1510BOSTON.
Note: 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.
This Wicked Good! Birthday Party will definitely be a bit more expensive than previous RGs, but how often does a Chapter turn 50? This is going to be a special year. As has been the case in other years, Boston Mensa will continue to subsidize some RG costs.
Room rates will be $129.00 per night until October 23, 2015
Registration before October 1:
Child $50 (Under 13)
Child $75 (Ages 13 to 21)
after October 1:
Child $60 (Under 13)
Child $90 (Ages 13 to 21)