Frequently Asked Questions
Where do I go?
The Green Lake Conference Center (GLCC) is on the northern shore of Green Lake, Wisconsin, approximately 6 miles west of the town of Green Lake. The entrance to the grounds is on the south side of Wisconsin Route 23. The driveway is flanked by 2 large brick pillars. The Kraft Centre is approximately 1 1/2 miles down this driveway. The area map (not to scale) shows general location only. GLCC Address: W2511 St. Hwy 23, Green Lake, WI 54941, (920) 294-3323 See Ground map at https://www.glcc.org/uploads/3/4/8/1/34813808/grounds_map_8-28-20.pdf
See Main Conference Area Map at https://www.glcc.org/uploads/3/4/8/1/34813808/main_conference_area_map_8-28-20.pdf
What things should I bring?
What do I need to know about the GLCC?
The Green Lake Conference is certified 'green' by the Wisconsin Department of Tourism and to reduce waste do not place shampoo and conditioner in rooms. The rooms are not equipped with hair dryers. You are encouraged to bring your own shampoo, conditioner and hair dryer, but GLCC is happy to provide them at the front desk if it is impossible or impractical for you to bring them. Because GLCC is a reflective retreat center, the rooms do not have TVs in them. However, TVs are provided in hotel lounges to watch a program together, and there is high speed Internet for streaming on your device in your room.
What about lodging?
Lodging registration is the responsibility of each attendee. GLCC policy requires a pre-paid 2 night’s lodging as a deposit.
Cancellation 30 days or more prior to arrival, 100% of the deposit will be refunded.
Cancellation between 3 and 29 days prior to arrival, 50% of the deposit will be refunded. Cancellation less than 3 days prior to arrival, no refund will be issued.
Payment for meals is made during check-out.
What do I do when I arrive?
Lodging check-in and registration begins at 4:00 pm Friday in the Kraft Centre, which houses the front desk and the main dining room. Lodging check-out is Sunday 10:00 am Many people arrive early on Friday and use the afternoon to walk, relax and enjoy the area.
If you are NOT using the lodging at the GLCC there is a $5.00 guest fee which will be collected when you do the Workshop check-in and registration.
Workshop check-in and registration is in the main lobby of Kern Lodge, where all of the meetings and most sleeping rooms for our group are located. Friday Check-in begins at 4:00 pm. Saturday Check-in begins at 8:00.
Are meals provided?
A GLCC reservation includes five meals: a Friday dinner, three meals on Saturday, and a Sunday breakfast at a cost of $65.50. If you do not want the Friday dinner (5-6pm) you can note this while making your online reservation, or by calling GLCC at 920-294-3323. It will be removed from your reservation with a $15 reduction in meal costs. Reservations made after April 15 will be assessed a $2 fee per meal. When you check-in for your room, you will receive meal tickets for the meals that you reserved. All meals will be in the Kraft Centre Dining Room. Please note the times for meal service, the serving lines close promptly as listed.
People with special dietary needs (vegan, gluten-free, etc.) must make advance arrangements on the computer through the GLCC website. A link to this website can be found at www.acafg.org or www.glcc.org. The kitchen will make accommodations with prior notice. This must be done at least two weeks prior to your arrival. You will receive a confirmation of your request by e-mail. Notify the kitchen when you arrive for your meals that you have requested a special diet.
For walk-in Workshop participants and others not staying in the lodge, there normally are no additional tickets for individual meals available at the Kraft Centre registration desk.
Coffee and tea in limited amounts will be available free in the lounges on the sleeping room floors of Kern Lodge in the Kraft Centre. The nearest food services off-site is at Langford’s Pub at the golf course on the GLCC grounds. Additional food services farther off-site are about a 10-minute drive.
What types of events will be happening this weekend?
All social events are open to everyone attending the workshop.
Can you tell me more about the meetings?
The heart of this event is the wide range of topics available to aid us on our journey.
The format is very simple:
Is smoking allowed?
GLCC regulations prohibit smoking indoors in any facility including the sleeping rooms. Smoking “outdoors” is permitted. In order to provide an atmosphere that is healthiest and most comfortable for the majority, please smoke 15 feet away from the doorways.
What about other 12 Step groups?
We invite you to use this weekend as a time to express yourself at the deepest level you can, trusting that the words coming from your heart will touch our hearts and yours also. The greatest gifts come when we share honestly from our heart about our own experience, strength, and hope.
We understand that many of the people who come to this event come from other 12-step groups, each with their own traditions. Welcome! Our Al-Anon sixth tradition reminds us that we do not "endorse, finance, or lend our name to any outside enterprise”.
Can I leave early?
Sometimes there is a temptation to start ‘going home’ mentally or even physically before the program ends Sunday at approximately 12:30 pm. We encourage you to stay for the entire Sunday morning program. The closing is a special journey created just for you.
Check-out time for the sleeping rooms is 10:00 a.m.
We look forward to seeing you very soon. Be safe and enjoy your journey and the loving voices you hear along the way.
Any final thoughts?
In consideration of others, please turn off cell phones and similar devices during meetings, speaker times, and the closing. There will be a message board to communicate with other people at the event. Guests can receive outside messages at the Kraft Centre registration desk. Phones for room-to-room service are in Kern, Bauer and Roger Williams bedrooms.