Culture Weekend

The FCC Rochester Culture Weekend is a weekend of activities with fellow adoptive families the first weekend in August. This is FCC-Rochester’s largest gathering of families.

Culture Weekend 2017 will be Aug 4-6

This year we are trying something new!  We will be meeting as a group at Splash Lagoon in Erie PA.  We have reserved a block of rooms at the nearby Comfort Inn and have set up a package that includes accommodations at the hotel as well as passes to the water park.  We are hoping this new adventure will bring all our families together no matter what the age of your children!

The 2017 theme is Chinese Dragons!
Did you know that Chinese dragons live in the water and wield control over water, rainfall, typhoons, and floods?  The Chinese dragon is usually a benevolent creature and a symbol of strength and good luck for people who are worthy of it!

The weekend will include:

  • Access to the waterpark on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
  • A scheduled dinner together at a local Chinese restaurant.
  • Cultural activities organized at the hotel.
Erie, Pa also offers a shopping mall, zoo, children’s museum, beaches, and more!

Our committee is in the process of developing the full schedule and activities now and we welcome new members to the committee.  Email Jenna at if you would like to be a part of the planning!

T-shirts will be available for $12 up to XL, $14 for XXL and XXXL.  Check out this link for a sneak peek of the design.

Unlike our past agreement with Keuka College, our arrangements with the Splash Lagoon Group programs require each family to register themselves with the hotel.  Because of this, we are asking each family to fill out a registration with FCC-Rochester AND also call the hotel to make your overnight arrangements separately.



This year a family of four may see a significant cost savings for the weekend when compared to previous years, although not all meals are included in the price this year.

The small registration fee ($20) that goes to FCC will help to cover logistics and materials expenses for the activities.

Our hotel package offers a Standard Queen type room, two nights, for $368.



Step 1.  Fill out FCC Rochester 2017 Culture Weekend Registration Form available at this link and mail it with payment by June 1, 2017.  Don’t forget your T-shirt order!  They will be a great way to spot our group members while at the waterpark!


Step 2. Email Jenna at for instructions on how to book your hotel room in Erie PA.


Hotel reservations must be made by 9pm on July 3, 2017

Our Splash Lagoon Overnight Package includes:

  • Accommodations for 2 nights
  • Up to 4, Three-Day Splash Lagoon Passes
  • Passes are valid:
    • Friday 12:00pm – 9:00pm
    • Saturday 9:00am – 9:00pm
    • Sunday 9:00am – 9:00pm
  • One additional pass is available per room at a discounted rate of $40 each per night.
  • Free Breakfast

Cancellation Policy:  You may cancel your reservation prior to 4pm, Tuesday, August 1, 2017.  At that time Splash Lagoon will refund your deposit minus a $35 cancellation fee.  If you cancel after 4pm, Tuesday, August 1, 2017, your deposit is non-refundable.  However, they will hold your deposit as a credit for a future reservation for one year.

REMEMBER:  Your registration is not complete until BOTH of the above steps are completed.