Black Hills Mini Shindig 2024

September 5-8, 2024
Cedar Canyon Camp, Rapid City, South Dakota

Come join us in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota for our Seventh Annual Black Hills Mini Shindig!

We look forward to another time of biblical teaching, warm fellowship, friendship, and encouragement with other homeschool families and singles.

On this page, you will find information about the location, registration details, meals, housing, and other things to consider.

See our [FAQ] page for more details on what to expect and why you should come.


Cedar Canyon Camp is nestled in the Black Hills of South Dakota with convenient access to Rapid City and its surrounding attractions and activities. The camp has plenty of recreation and beautiful gathering spots onsite and the location has worked very well for us. There is nearby hiking and ample space to enjoy a campfire, talk over a good meal or cup of coffee, play gaga ball, volleyball or frisbee golf. We work with the camp to offer this event at an affordable price so that it will be accessible to as many families as possible.

Cedar Canyon Camp website:

Address: 5130 Memorial Rd, Rapid City, SD 57702


The camp is approximately a 6hr drive from the Denver area and a 9hr drive from Minneapolis/Saint Paul area.

The Rapid City Regional Airport (RAP) is less than 30 mins from the camp. Carpool rides to and from the RAP airport may be available on a limited basis on Thursday and Sunday. Please contact us for details as far ahead as possible.

Note that the event starts on Thurs afternoon and concludes after the service on Sunday afternoon around 12PM. Some folks do come earlier on Thurs and stay after the end of the event on Sun afternoon.


Total cost is broken down into three categories:

  1. Shindig Registration Fee (see below)
  2. Housing (see below)
  3. Meals (see below)


SinglesCouples or 2 SiblingsFamilies or 3+ Siblings


There are four different housing options available:

Housing TypeDescriptionCost Per NightCost for Weekend
ModernHotel-style rooms with attached bathroom. These rooms range in size from beds for one up to beds for five. See the photo gallery at$96$288
EconomyMore rustic, bunk-style cabins. Those staying in economy use the central shower house. Restroom facilities are located throughout the main buildings. These rooms range in size with enough beds for 1 to 20 guests. Check out their photo gallery at$26 per night/per person with a cap for families of $78 per night$78-$234
RV SiteThere are some full hookups (water/electric/sewer) and other sites that have just water and/or electricity.$42$126
Tent SiteThere are many tent sites located throughout the camp. Those tent camping can use the central shower house. Restroom facilities are located throughout the main buildings. $19$57

NOTE: If you need to arrive prior to Thursday, or depart after Sunday, the camp is very good at accommodating. You can indicate that on the registration form when you select housing.


Meals that will be served in the Dining Hall:
Thursday: Supper
Friday: Breakfast, Lunch, and Supper
Saturday: Breakfast, Lunch, and Supper
Sunday: Breakfast
You may take all meals, no meals, or some meals. Meal selections will be made in the online registration form. Note: Gluten-free meal options are available at no additional cost.

MealAdult (12+)Child (6-12)Child (5 & under)


Ranch Hand Relay: This is our ice-breaker event on Thursday afternoon, and it is a lot of fun for participants and spectators alike! Teams consist of 5 ranchers, one from each of the following age groups: 1-4 / 5-9 / 10-13 / 14-17 / 18+. The teams compete in a timed relay consisting of a variety of ranch chores – no live animals involved! You can sign up for the ranch hand relay at the bottom of the online registration form. Let us know if you want to be on a team but are missing team members for some of the age groups. We can usually find team members for you. If you wish to be added to a team, let us know that also. We’ll do our best!

General Store: This will be open immediately before and after main meetings. If you have items you would like to sell, please sign up when registering. There is no booth fee, and a table will be provided.

Paid Activities: These optional activities are administered by the camp staff and include the zip line, paintball, climbing wall, and high ropes. You can sign up at the camp, and details of when these activities run will be announced.

Other Activities: There will be young adult hikes, hymn singing, volleyball, gaga ball, social activities, an evangelism outing, family friendly square dance, games, and more! Different families and individuals are happy to organize activities, and there will be something for everyone. If you have a great idea, let us know and we will consider it.