We're heading to Pigeon Forge, TN. Pigeon Forge is nestled in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. Noahide Retreats will give attendees a chance to appreciate Hashem's majestic creations while getting to know other Noahides. Workshops and activities will be available. This year, each person or family will have the opportunity to secure their own private cabin, or RV space. For those wanting to have an outdoor tent camping experience, please contact the organizer at email@example.com for recommended nearby locations. View the Smoky mountains in all of Hashem's great glory from your cabin's patio. Your party will have access to all of the amenities and common areas, which includes; a pool, a kiddie splash pad, 2 bath houses, service trolley to downtown Pigeon Forge, an arcade room, all group activities, and more.
Who can make a reservation?
You must be 18 years or older to make a reservation on behalf of your party. Parents or other adult guardians must accompany children. All Noahides and non-Noahide supporters of Noahides, from any part of the world are welcome. Invite your non-Noahide family and friends to join and learn about the beauty of the Noahide laws. However, proselytizing is not allowed. Noahides come from all walks of life, have different lifestyles, varying ethnicities, political beliefs, and worldviews. What most share is a respect for Torah Judaism and an acceptance of the 7 categories of moral laws for all mankind. By making a reservation you agree to abide by all of our retreat rules and regulations. If you'd like to be the first to know about new events, join the Noahide Online Community group for the latest updates. Other Noahide groups and websites may post updates as well. Lodging is available on a first to reserve, first to be served basis.
If I don't have a reservation and I'm a local, can I still drop by?
Yes. If you're a local Noahide or supporter, please feel free to join us for our group events. Safety first: Please notify the organizers in advance at or register with us upon arrival, if you plan to attend but will lodge off site. If you intend to bring children, and would like them to participate in the summer camp, you must be pre-registered. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how to register your child(ren).
Yes. If you'd like to send along supplies with someone else, please do. If you'd like to donate money to offset the cost of our supply and other expenses, assist someone in paying for their lodging, donate to TNC, or just donate to help us secure future venues, you can. Please use the "Donate" button. Your donation will be processed securely through PayPal and sent to the organizer. May the blesser be blessed.
If booking a cabin or RV spot through our "Book A Room" option, be sure to include the number of children accompanying your party or simply complete the initial registration form. We will reach out to you with a full registration form, using the email address you provide us. If you prefer you can also email email@example.com and include "Register For Camp" in the subject and we will reach out to you with a registration form. Deadline to register is May 1, 2021. This summer camp is not a drop-off camp where parents leave their children overnight. Parents must be on call for pick up and drop off.
There may be different fees from year to year, so please see optional add-ons when checking out. If your family is attending the main retreat, and you do not want your children to participate in the Summer Camp activities, that's okay.
No. Non-Noahide children are welcome and encouraged to attend. Our goal is to share the beauty and simplicity of Noahide life and laws with others, so camp is a great opportunity to do this. Proselytizing is not allowed. Please be sure that all children in your party are aware of this rule.
Yes! Parents who want their children to enjoy the experience of meeting other Noahide kids in a traditional summer camp setting, will be able to offer them that experience with through our Raising Noah summer camp. Nature and skill building activities for all ages will be available. Though it varies from year to year, there are times that late night camping under the stars, story telling, and marshmallow roasting will occur on one or more nights. However, camping may not be overnight, and parents may be required to drop off and pick up their children from the camp site. Dedicated summer camp staff will be present to provide guidance, and assistance with activities. Parents are required to be on call in the event of an emergency. For specifications on this year's summer camp activities, please refer to the travel app or itinerary, which will be provided after registration.
Children must always be under the direct supervision of parents when not in the care of our staff. Parents will be emailed a waiver form that must be signed and completed before or upon arriving to summer camp. Children who are considered under our care, are children who have been dropped off to a Raising Noah summer camp staff member each morning, and signed in by a parent or guardian using our sign-in form. For the safety of your child, children cannot arrive unaccompanied by their parent or guardian. Parents must drop their children off to a staff member wearing a Raising Noah summer camp badge and T-shirt each morning, at the designated drop off location given to them upon arrival. Instructions on where and when to pick up your child will also be given daily. Our summer camp is not a drop-off overnight camp, so parents must drop their child off each morning or when choosing to participate in activities, and return to pick them up after summer camp for that day has concluded. The registering staff member will provide a disposable bracelet with an identifying number to each parent, which must be used to pick the child up. Parents must also provide any emergency contact information for that day, in the event that early pick up or the need to communicate with the parent or guardian arises. A disposable bracelet will be used to indicate to our staff what day you choose for your child to participate. It is each parent's responsibility to provide a list of necessary medications and the medications themselves (in original Rx containers, along with instructions for use), a list of food allergies (and parent provided meal if food allergies exist), or other information at registration, that if unknown to our staff may pose risk or harm to your child's health or life. Our staff reserves the right to refuse care of a child that we may be unable to adequately care for.
Generally, volunteers and staff will always try to assist parents with service and supervision, but are not responsible for the safety and well being of your children. While our staff will make our best effort to protect your children, when not in our care, parents are solely responsible for the safety of their child.
Summer camp will include outdoor and water activities. We recommend packing clothing for your child that includes swim wear, comfortable closed toe shoes, flip flops, and beach towels. An email will be sent to all registered retreat parties, requesting confirmation of the number of children expected to participate in summer camp. At that time, the option to purchase an "Adventure pack" will be given to you.
Our non-Jewish organizers and hosts are generally familiar with basic Jewish laws, and will encourage adherence to them where it applies. Some Noahides may feel uncomfortable with interactions or activities that may cause you or your children to be placed in a compromising position, regarding Jewish obligations. Food catering will not be kosher, and some events are held during the Shabbat. Violation of Jewish laws will be discouraged by our organizers. Other non-Noahide guests may be unaware of Jewish restrictions. Some of our local and nearby Jewish friends have suggested that it's a good idea to stop by rather than book a reservation on premises. Jewish friends wanting to enjoy the retreat and meet Noahides during our group events, are encouraged to prepare other accommodations that will allow them to comfortably leave when wanted, and to eat kosher food. However, it is within your discretion and personal obligation to decide what to do, when, and how. We look forward to meeting you!
If you prefer the comfort of a beach towel after a dip in the pool, you may want to bring your own. You may also want to bring modest swimwear. It's a good idea to bring additional towels or hand cloths as there is a limited supply of pool and bath towels. Basic hygiene products, such as toothpaste may be provided in limited supply but is not guaranteed. There is no daily room service. Local shops are nearby if there are supplies needed. Bedding is not required if you prefer to camp style your experience, but can be purchased as an additional service upon making your reservation. If you intend to book lodging that does not have a shower in unit, you may want to bring swimwear, full body bath towels, and flip flops into the shower room for your comfort. Bath houses are separated by gender. Parents, please do not allow your child to enter restrooms and showers unsupervised.
The temptation to bring days worth of perishable food supplies for your family, in order to save money, is probably very strong but keep in mind that storage space may be limited. Please see details about your lodging on the reservation page. Don't sweat it, because if you run out of supplies, the local grocery store is less than 10 minutes away.
Yes. Please see the Itinerary for all scheduled activities planned for the group. Some activities may be added at a later time. The focus of the annual retreats is to socialize with other Noahides, and to relax and enjoy your vacation. However, there will be educational workshops, fun activities for attendees to enjoy as a group. We will keep scheduled activities to a minimum. For off grounds activities please follow our app.
Yes. Please do not enter a shower or bathroom when a child is present without the company of their parent. Parents please be mindful that the safety and security of your children is your responsibility. You should know who they are with and where they are at all times.
Because The Noahide Community Foundation, Inc. (TNC) and it's organizers are not the owner's of the properties being secured, TNC and other organizers are not liable for any damage caused by any attendees accidental or reckless actions. The third party venue reserves the right to directly seek compensation for damage from any guest of the retreat. Adult guardians and designated supervisors are financially responsible for damages caused by children, and are also responsible for the safety and well-being of their children.
Noahide annual retreats are dedicated in loving memory of Nancy Todd Overall, and are organized, hosted, and sponsored by a variety of individuals and their groups, organizations, and businesses. The Noahide Community Foundation, Inc. (TNC) is a non-profit organization committed to the development of services for Noahides and their communities. TNC serves as the website host and one of many sponsors of the annual retreats.
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