January 24 – 26, 2020
A Gathering of Gamers (AGOG)
Info for Kids, Tweens, and Teens (and Parents)
Tweens and Teens:
We welcome teens and tweens to participate in all of our AGOG activities.
Kids Ages 8 and Under:
Kids ages 8 and under may attend AGOG for free, with a registered adult. Parents must remain in the hotel at all times when their children are present at the hotel.
IMPORTANT INFO for All Parents:
We expect all minors attending AGOG to have one or more parents or legal guardians in attendance. However, some parents consider their children able to conduct themselves responsibly in the context of a Mensa Gathering. With this in mind, at our sole discretion, we allow minors aged 12 to 17 to attend without parents if the parents agree to and sign our unaccompanied minor policy on-site. You can read and print out this policy in advance by tapping here, however, a responsible parent must show ID and sign this policy on-site — it cannot be mailed in or signed in advance. Additionally, all minors must have their parent's contact information on the back of their badge. These policies are for the safety of all involved, and we appreciate your coöperation.
Our hotel also asks that we remind parents that minors that are not guests of the hotel must stay in AGOG areas and not enter parts of the hotel not open to the public, including but not limited to the pool, business center, and fitness center. The hotel will not sell rooms to unaccompanied guests under 21 years of age. For AGOG purposes, this means unaccompanied attendees under age 20 will need some other sleeping arrangement (crashing in any of the AGOG areas is not acceptable for any age!).
No matter the age or maturity level of your child, it is important to remember that children and their behavior are ultimately the responsibility of their parents. Even if your child is old enough to enjoy activities without immediate supervision, it is expected that parents provide guidance as to expected behavior and to supervise as appropriate.
Under NO circumstances may any person under 21 consume, handle, or distribute alcoholic beverages at AGOG. Anyone found violating this policy will be immediately ejected from the event, and, as appropriate, parents and/or authorities will be contacted. Additionally, the same behaviors which would result in ejection for an adult will result in ejection for a minor.
If any child proves to be uncontrollable or dangerous, their parents will be asked to remove that child from AGOG and they will not be allowed to participate further.
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kids.php last updated December 19, 2018.