My family and I recently got to go and visit The Great Wolf Lodge in Virginia, to preview their new Summer Camp-In theme. This will be happening from the end of May through September 2, and is such a fun way to enjoy a summer week/weekend!

They really thought about all of the activities, the kids, the way the rooms would be, and even the menu. The team at Great Wolf wanted kids that weren’t going away or going to an outdoor campy for the summer to have a way to come back to school and share their “camp” stories from their trip to the lodge.

My kids had the best time, and they loved it all. They range in age from 3-7, and each of them had something to do and tons of ways to keep busy. There were also plenty of things that we did all together as a family, and each one of us enjoyed for different reasons.

*Our trip here was hosted by Great Wolf. All opinions on the trip and the lodge are my own. 

For the summer, The Great Wolf Lodge is adding camp-themed elements to all of their locations. We had a chance to preview the delicious campfire inspired menu (including a crawfish boil and s’mores), indoor campfire stories, camp crafts, and pool parties.

You can find out more about it by checking out our review, and heading over to their website to read more and see some of the awesome deals they have for summer stays!


Summer Camp-In Activities

These are some of our favorite things that we did! Some of them are related to their summer camp-in theme, and others are available all of the time for visitors.

We can’t wait to go back to try more! They even have bowling and a climbing wall, and will also be opening an outdoor pool this summer.

  • Arcade

  • Water Park

  • MagiQuest

  • Candy Store

  • Nightly Storytime

  • Morning Yoga

  • S’mores Bar

  • Camping Crafts

  • Breakfast Buffet @ Loose Moose

  • Hungry as a Wolf Pizza

  • Great Wolf Candy Company

  • Trailblazer Challenge

  • Themed Rooms for Summer

  • Plenty of Room for Big Families or Multi-Families

  • Activities for all ages

Water Park

We had so much fun at the waterpark, and went there on all of the days we stayed at the lodge. I love that they had something for every age group!

Slides, Lazy River, Wave Pool, & More

Summer Camp-In Character Time

We got to meet a ton of the characters from the Great Wolf Lodge, a number of times. From story time at night, to dance parties, and character breakfasts, this was one of the highlights for my kids. All of the crafting and such is created around these characters, so it makes it really interactive for the kids.

Breakfasts, Storytime and More


The summer camp-in activities that they have are amazing! From crafts, to s'mores, to campfire stories, there is something for everyone. We loved decorating our rubber ducks and then watch them in the Ducky 500 race. My little man won!

Their goal is for kids to NEVER be bored when they are there!

What was your favorite thing about the Great Wolf Lodge? Will you be taking your family to the summer camp-in?

Book Your Trip to The Great Wolf Lodge for a Summer Camp-In!


*Cheers to traveling with family and enjoying time together at the Great Wolf Lodge*