About the Shindig

At the Florida Shindig, you’ll meet other like-minded Christian families for fellowship, worship, fun activities, and more.

Enjoy the mild North Florida winter! Swim or canoe in the lake, laugh your head off playing human foosball, get exercise hiking, relax at a moonlight campfire, and enjoy great fellowship. New speakers in 2024!

* Expand your network of friends/acquaintances
* Learn from Christian home-school experts
* Commiserate with others who share your beliefs
* Get encouraged, challenged, and edified through great Biblical teaching

Children will have lots of fun with outdoor and indoor sports and activities.

Your older teens and young adults can connect with other singles and broaden their horizons.

Learn about Lake Swan Camp

Any Christian family or single from any state is welcome to attend!

What is the Florida Shindig?

It’s a gathering of Christian homeschooling families from across nation for fun, fellowship, and more!

See photos from 2023’s Florida Shindig!
See photos from 2021’s Florida Shindig!
See photos from 2020’s Florida Shindig!
See photos from 2019’s Florida Shindig!
See photos
 from 2018’s Florida Shindig!
See photos from 2017’s Florida Shindig!

The Florida Shindig was inspired by, but is not affiliated with, the No Greater Joy Ministries national Shindigs.

What is the date?

The Florida Shindig will be held on Sunday night, January 21 through Sunday, January 28, 2024.  Stay longer after the Shindig program concludes!

What is the Shindig location?

The Florida Shindig is being held at the Lake Swan Camp, 647 State Road 26, Melrose, FL 32666. It’s about 20 minutes east of Gainesville.

Text the Florida Shindig: 352-258-4606

What is the registration cost?

As low as $149 per family, $39 for singles. There are day-passes for as low as $25 per family and $25 for singles. The Florida Shindig will sell out– register early!

What is the cost of accommodations?

Maximum of $130 per family per night for private rooms with bunk-beds and a private bath/shower (sleep up to 12).

Singles are $35 per night for bunk-beds in dorm-style housing.

There are RV, pop-up, and tent spaces ($60 per night). Some have full hook-ups including water, electric, and sewer.

There are motel-style rooms available (sleep up to four).

Reserve your accommodations early!

What will be the total attendance?

We’re predicting as many as 500 attendees from across the country, including families and singles. In 2023, there were 450 from 100 families in 29 states. In 2022, there were 458 Shindiggers from 94 families in 24 states. In 2021, we had 474 attendees. In 2020, there were about 385 attendees. In 2019, there are 460 from 79 families in 23 states. In 2018, there were 433 attendees from 71 families in 22 states. In 2017, there were 309 attendees from 59 families in 20 states!