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Family Weekend is a signature program of LuMind IDSC and is the largest event of its kind for individuals with Down syndrome and their families. As a celebration of our spirited community, we welcome more than 4,000 people to 19 locations of Great Wolf Lodge in a single weekend.

Join myDSC today (it’s free!) and be one of the first to receive registration information for the 2024 Family Weekend!

We want to hear from past FW attendees!

As we re-vamp and improve this event for 2024, we are soliciting input from past attendees.

If you have attended Family Weekend before, we want to hear from you!

Let us know your thoughts via this short survey!  In addition, you can always reach out to us at

Family Weekend Feedback Survey

Thank you!

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Important Update about Family Weekend in 2023

In 2022, we were excited to finally have a “normal” Family Weekend and gather in person. Over 700 families joined us at 19 Great Wolf Lodge locations in North America! Based on the photos and feedback, a great time was had by all attendees, but we know we can do better. We want to do better for our families!

In order to meet the needs of our devoted Family Weekend attendees, to bring this event to even more families, and to find new ways to collaborate with local and national supporters, Family Weekend will be on a one-year hiatus in 2023.

We are already looking forward to seeing you in 2024 with a bigger and better weekend, more affordable Saturday night events, and some new features to enhance your favorite weekend of the year.

Thank you for your understanding. See you in 2024!

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Visit the FAQ page for frequently asked questions about Family Weekend.

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