Winter Escape

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Jack and Jill families in the Chicagoland area have been escaping to Wisconsin Dells for more than 20 years. Winter Escape has grown into one of the largest premier family activities in the Mid-Western Region and this year is South Suburban Chicago’s turn to host! Save the date for Friday, February 15th – Monday, February 18, 2019 in Wisconsin Dells at Kalahari Resort and Cascade Mountain. Our theme is “Boogie Winter Wonderland” and we are planning a weekend full of disco dancing and fun!

We have worked closely with the Kalahari Resort and Cascade Mountain to offer a vast amount of activities just for you! Activities are planned for everyone – moms, dads, teens, tweens and children! The event registration fee covers meals/hospitality events for the entire weekend.

**Event registration fees are priced by guest type and by the costs associated with the events specifically geared towards that guest type. Click on the Weekend Agenda tab to view the specific event details.

Your Winter Escape Chapter Chair/Co-Chairs are available to answer any questions you may have regarding the event! Feel free to email JJSSCC Winter Escape Chair Wright anytime at [email protected].

The 2019 Winter Escape Committee is very excited to plan a wonderful, fun-filled weekend for you and your family.We hope that you will join us and we look forward to seeing you in February of 2019!

Go ahead…take the escape!



The Winter Escape package offers:

  • Discounted rates on ski and snowboarding packages
  • Group lessons/private lessons
  • Cascade Kids ski learning program (ages 4-10) designated for Winter Escape Guests only
  • Meals are included with ski packages

Winter Escape On-Line Registration is from November 1, 2018- January 15, 2019

DEADLINE EXTENDED- Registration will close on January 26, 2019!

Click here to register!

Cancellation Policy
You must send a request to cancel your registration by January 12, 2019 to Winter Escape via [email protected] and to your Chapter Committee Representative to receive a refund less a $30 per person processing fee.

Any SKI cancellations after February 1, 2019 must be done via Cascade Mountain Group Sales.

Lodging Details

kalahariClick here to access our group reservation booking site.

Our group booking ID is: 41430

Enter the Group Code when prompted, click continue and follow the on-screen instructions. You can also call Kalahari for assistance at 1-877-KALAHARI (525-2427) and request rooms under the block Group JACK & JILL OF AMERICA- ROH.

Kalahari is an advance deposit resort requiring the first night’s lodging fee plus applicable taxes to be charged at the time of reservation.

**Please note**- the hotel will ask if you would like to add on a theme park pass for $30. No need! The Winter Escape Registration fee will include theme park wristbands for all children. Rooms available include Hut Rooms, Desert Rooms, and Royal Hospitality Suites. Visit Kalahari Resorts for more information.

Available Rooms

The following types of rooms are included in our Winter Escape block:

Hut Room

hut-blockTwo queen beds, full bath. Work desk & chairs. Patio/balcony with furniture. Please note that the Hut Rooms are located in the Sands Building which is connected to the main resort by an enclosed skywalk.

Admission to Wisconsin’s largest indoor waterpark is included for each registered hotel guest! Room is priced for up to 4.

Desert Room

rooms-block-imagesTwo queen beds with a full size sofa sleeper. (Furniture configuration will be altered in handicapped-accessible rooms and does not have a sofa sleeper).

Admission to Wisconsin’s largest indoor waterpark is included for each registered hotel guest!

Room is priced for up to 4, you may add one or two guests by using the sofa sleeper at $30 per person, per night. Accessible version of this room style is available and is wheelchair accessible throughout with grab bars in the bath tubs.

Lodge Room

room-gallery_0000_dells_hutroomroom_no-balcony_0002_wi_lodge-room_2One king bed, queen sofa sleeper, living room group with fireplace, fully equipped kitchen, dining room set, whirlpool tub, 2 flat screen televisions. Patio/balcony with furniture. Please note: this room is located in the Sands Building which is connected to the main resort by an enclosed skywalk.

Admission to Wisconsin’s largest indoor waterpark is included for each registered hotel guest!

Book Your Room Now!


Friday February 15, 2019

6pm : I’m So Excited Family Meet & Greet Mixer
8pm: Disco Inferno Trivia Night
8pm: I Love the Night Life Movie Night (X-Men:Dark Phoenix or The LEGO Movie 2, additional fee for adults)

Saturday February 16, 2019

8-10am: Hospitality Suite Continental Breakfast
8am: Stayin Alive Exercise Bootcamp
10am-4pm: Copacabana Waterpark Splash Party
12pm: Celebration Lunch at the Waterpark
5pm: We are Family Banquet Dinner (Wilderness Resort)
8pm-11pm: Let’s Groove Adult Party (Wilderness Resort)
8pm: I Will Survive Escape Room Adventure (Teens 14 & Up,Wilderness Resort)
7-11pm: Night Fever Teen and Tween Kickback & Games (Wilderness Resort)
7-11pm: Pop-In Nanny (additional fee)

Sunday February 17, 2019

8-10am: Hospitality Suite Continental Breakfast
10am-5pm: Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough Family Ski Day (Cascade Mountain, additional fee)
5pm-11pm: Good Times Theme Park
5pm-9pm: Ladies Night at the Kalahari Spa (By Appointment Only, additional fee)
5pm-9pm: Daddy Cool Dads Kickback in the Hospitality Suite
5-9pm: Pop-In Nanny (additional fee)

Monday February 18, 2019

8am-10am: Best of My Love Breakfast
Optional Ski Day (Cascade Mountain, additional fee, on your own)

Happy snowman made from disco balls, Close up and Selective focu

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