Announcing the Smoky Mountains Shindig!
No Greater Joy’s 2014 Shindig will be held at Ridgecrest, located near the beautiful Smoky Mountains of North Carolina, September 10-14. It will be our largest gathering ever, with 2,500 in attendance. Sign up today. Don’t wait and be too late! The rooms last year all sold out early. First come, first serve. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!
It is a beautiful campus, the best yet, with wonderful accommodations. And for those of you who will be camping, expect us to join you in the evening around your campfires to hear you tell tales and sing songs.
The food is several steps up from our previous Shindigs. And because we know how expensive it can be for big families to eat out, we pulled some strings to make things easier. You can choose how many meals you want to eat in the cafeteria and how many in your rooms.
This year our music will be led by a group of men who are learning Scripture songs. We hope to have several small choirs that have distinctive sounds. So it is time to start getting together with your friends, family or church to create a small choir or ensemble. Make a video of your group and email it to us at email@example.com.
Remind us to have all our Shindig couples stand up and be counted this coming year. We expect there will be about 100, which means a pile of new young’uns coming on. Makes our ol’ hearts smile.
See you there!
Michael & Debi Pearl
1. Registration with Ridgecrest
You must make your reservation with the Ridgecrest Conference Center before registering with NGJ!
Call Ridgecrest toll-free at 1-800-588-7222 for lodging and meal plan pricing, and to make your reservations. Make your reservation with Ridgecrest now, then register with NGJ.
2. No Greater Joy Registration Fee
Register with NGJ at http://ngj.me/shindig-register or call us toll-free 1-866-292-9936 – but only after you have made lodging and meal arrangements with Ridgecrest!
Registration pricing is as follows:
March 1–August 31, 2014: $119 per Family* / $45 per Individual**
September 1–10, 2014 (“at the door”): $149 per Family* / $59 per Individual**
* Family pricing includes parents, and children 20 years old and younger as of September 10, 2014. Children over 21 years old as of September 10, 2014 must register separately as Individuals.
** Individuals (includes children attending with their families) 21 years old and older as of September 10, 2014.
Due to demand we have extended this year’s Shindig by adding an extra day!
Coming soon! We expect to post a tentative schedule by mid-March.
We are looking for ensembles and choirs to minister in music during the General Sessions. We would like a variety of musical and regional styles. Please upload your submission to YouTube and send us the link and your contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org and put “Music” in the subject line.
Ridgecrest Lodging Options
Prices listed are a per room, per night rate.
Mountain Laurel ($79) – 2 Queen beds
Rhododendron ($69) – 2 Queen beds
Maple ($59) – 2 Queen beds
Pritchell ($59) – 1 Twin bed, 1 Double bed
Walnut ($75) – 1 Queen bed, 2 sets of bunk beds
Royal Gorge ($75) – 1 Queen bed, 3 sets of bunk beds
Woodland ($75) – 3 sets of bunk beds
Boys’ Cabins ($50) – 12 bunks, separate bathhouse
Girls’ Cabins ($50) – 12 bunks, separate bathhouse
Family Cabins ($75 per cabin) – 12 beds, private bathroom
RV site ($30)
Tent Site ($20)
Notes about Cabin Rentals: If you’re renting a cabin at Ridgecrest, please be aware that there are no locks or keys. You’ll need to provide your own linens & towels. Since the cabins are located at Ridgecrest’s summer camps, so you will need to provide your own transportation from the camps over to the conference center.
Ridgecrest Meal Plans
3 meal option:
Adults: $99 per person for Wednesday Dinner – Sunday Breakfast
Child 6-11: $49 per person for Wednesday Dinner – Sunday Breakfast
Child under 6: Free
2 meal option: Lunch and Dinner only
Adults: $75 per person for Wednesday Dinner – Saturday Dinner
Child 6-11: $35 per person for Wednesday Dinner – Saturday Dinner
Child under 6: Free
1 meal option:
Lunch – Thursday lunch, Friday lunch, Saturday lunch
Adults: $33 per person
Child 6-11: $18 per person
Dinner – Wednesday dinner, Thursday dinner, Friday dinner, Saturday dinner
Adults: $50 per person
Child 6-11: $26
See the Ridgecrest Conference Center website or call 800-588-7222 for more details.
Stay tuned for further details.
“The mountains shall bring peace to the people, and the little hills, by righteousness.” —Psalm 72:3