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.

* Expand yo14408035_1133956620031681_1789940086_our network of friends/acquaintances
* Learn from Christian home-school experts
* Commiserate with others who share your beliefs

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 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 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 27 through Friday morning, February 1, 2019

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: 352-258-4604 (on January 27-February 1 only please)

What is the registration cost?

As low as $119 per family, $25 for singles. There are day-passes for as low as $35 per family and $17 for singles. The Florida Shindig will sell out– register early!

What is the cost of accommodations?

Maximum of $90 per family per night for private rooms with bunk-beds and a private bath/shower (sleep up to 12).

Singles are $22.50 per night for bunk-beds in dorm-style housing.

There are RV, pop-up, and tent spaces.

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

Reserve your accommodations early!

What will be the total attendance?

We’re predicting as many as 450 attendees from across the country, including families and singles. In 2018, there were 433 attendees from 71 families in 22 states. In 2017, there were 309 attendees from 59 families in 20 states!