2023 GMA & GCS Youth Council Symposium

Georgia Municipal Association, Georgia City Solutions, and the City of Lagrange Youth Council are pleased to host the 2023 Youth Symposium in Lagrange at Great Wolf Lodge October 13-15, 2023.  This weekend event will bring together Youth Councils from all over the state of Georgia. Youth participants will have the opportunity to meet & learn from young professionals, connect and network with other youth councils, share their youth council accomplishments, participate in leadership workshops, and gain practical skills through simulations and team work.


The registration fee for each participant is $50.00 per youth & chaperone staying at Great Wolf Lodge, and $100 if not staying at Great Wolf Lodge for the  symposium. Registration packets with detailed schedule information will be emailed to the adult youth leader prior to the event in October, but a tentative schedule is below.  If you have any questions, please contact Artiffany Stanley at GMA at 404-783-4736.

A block of rooms has been reserved at Great Wolf Lodge at a rate of $239 per night. All rooms have 2 queen beds w/ pull-out sleeper sofa & include access to the indoor water park & resort activities. Use the link to book your room by September 13th  or call 1-866-751-9653 to make your reservation using the group name: 2310GMAY. 

                                                             Tentative Schedule

Friday, October 13       Great Wolf Lodge       150 Tom Hall Pkwy, LaGrange, GA 30240

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm                Registration, Arrival at hotel and Check-in  
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm                Evening Ice Breaker w/Dinner
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm        Great Wolf Lodge – Water Park After Dark

Saturday, October 14       Great Wolf Lodge   White Oak III Conference Room

9:00 am   –  9:30 am      Welcome, Introductions, & Announcements
9:30 am –  12:00 pm      Youth Council Reports, Youth Leadership Training & Team Building
12:00 pm –12:45 pm      Networking Lunch 
12:45 pm –  3:30 pm            Panel Discussion, Group Collaboration, Breakout Groups
3:30 pm  –   6:30 pm      Free Time (Great Wolf guests has access to water park & resort activities)
6:30 pm –  10:00 pm            Dinner and Movie night at Sweetland Amphitheatre (110 Smith St., LaGrange)
                                             Movie night will be on the lawn at Sweetland, so bring own blankets or use ones provided in gift bag.

Sunday, October 15      Piney Woods Farm         485 Hudson Rd, LaGrange, GA 30240

9:00 am – 10:00 am        Morning Breathing Exercise & Learn about efforts of regenerative and sustainable farming practices

                                             Breathing exercises might occur while sitting on the ground, so bring  own blankets or use ones provided in gift bag.

10:00 am - 10:30 am           Youth Symposium group photo & testimonials
10:30 am - 11:00 am           Closing remarks & wrap up


 Cancellation Policy: Cancellations after September 29th will not be refunded.                                        





10/13/2023 6:00 PM - 10/15/2023 11:00 AM
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Great Wolf Lodge 150 Tom Hall Pkwy Lagrange, GA 30240 UNITED STATES
Sign in or create an account to register Registration ends 10/6/2023 5:00 PM
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Event Contact
Ms. Artiffany Stanley - Phone: (678) 686-6285

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