2016 National Jedi Gathering

2016 National Jedi Gathering

Here is all the information for our upcoming National Jedi Gathering, this year in Oregon, Illinois! This event is always a ton of fun and a great way to meet other Jedi (Realists) from around the world, as well as learn and share new skills related to the Jedi path.

August 4-7, 2016 
hosted by the Jedi Federation

 castle grounds


Stronghold Camp & Retreat Center 
1922 North IL Rt 2
P. O. Box 199
Oregon, IL 61061


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Check-in time is 2:00 P.M. on Thursday. Check-out time is Noon on Sunday. People can filter in throughout the weekend as their schedules allow. Everyone is encouraged to be there for the full days on Friday and Saturday when the majority of workshops will take place to get the most benefit out of the Gathering. 


Accommodations: Carriage House

We will be in the Carriage House which is a separate, two-story wing of the Castle. All the essentials needed for a relaxing stay are readily available...eight sleeping rooms with bunk beds, shared baths, full kitchen, a dining/conference room, a meeting room with a fireplace and air conditioning.

Cost: $200 per person for food and lodging

2016 Gathering costs are as follows: 

$200 – Food and lodging per person

$100 - Day guest (cost for food, pool, parking)  

A $25 late fee will be added for registrations received after July 4, 2016.

*Registrations are not considered complete until a payment is made.

If you wish to send payment offline, please contact the Main Coordinator - Gabriel Calderon - for details. Additionally, for anyone with financial considerations, a payment plan can be arranged. 

Food: Meal Plan 

Food is included in the overall price of the gathering.

Meals are Thursday dinner, Friday and Saturday breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and Sunday breakfast. They are served cafeteria style in the Brubaker dining room.

Meals will be prepared by the Retreat staff. Special diets are accomodated as much as possible. Please indicate any food restrictions or food allergies on your registration form.


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Events: Workshops, Activities, and Discussions 

An exact schedule will be provided a bit closer to the event, but some activities may include, but are not limited to swimming, mediation, sword work, energy sensing, leadership training, mentoring, etc.

If anyone is interested in leading a workshop or have any suggestions for workshops, please fill out a Workshop Proposal and email to the Workshop Coordinator - Michael Hannigan 


If you either need a ride or would like to help provide transportation for others, please notify your Chapter/Regional Leader. 


For More Information: 

You can also join us at our Facebook event page here:

Should you have additional questions, knighthood nominations, or workshop proposals, please direct them to:

Angelus Kalen / Gabriel Calderon (Main Coordinator)

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Michael Hannigan (Workshop & Schedule Coordinator)

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