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What is it?

Festival is a district event for students in grades 7-12. This event gives students the opportunity to compete/perform in a variety of areas. Students in grades 9-12 that place highest in their area of competition will be invited to compete at Regional FOL at Eastern Nazarene College in May!


Something NEW for 2022 is, we’ve combined Refresh Retreat and Festival of life into one FESTIVAL REMIX!

Our hope in the combination of these two events is simple: the heart of these events are the same. At Festival of Life, we are competing with the skills and talents that God has given us, but more than that, we are reframing these as they help us to worship and serve. Our focus is worship and asking God how we might be able to live Holy lives of service in a variety of contexts including a volleyball court, a drama stage, or even a math class. Along the same vein, Refresh is about living out our missional call to our local Zones. Refresh is an intentional time for our teens to gather in Zones to participate in missional projects that can range from serving food, fixing up homes, or even leading a sports camp. Our ultimate hope is to gather as we do for FOL but then to GO and live out this call in different ways as we do for Refresh all in one event.

The final hope for the new date is that it will give us time to connect better with some of the churches that haven’t had an NYI representative or connection to the district over the last few years. For those who have already registered, we are going to be giving a complete refund. Registration for Festival Remix is open now, and we are offering a discounted rate for those students who already registered for the previous Festival of Life cancelled in Nov. 2021. Additional information on Festival of Life and Refresh will be coming soon.


January 15th - 7:00AM - 6:30PM

January 16th - Service Projects


Grace Point

110 Durlach Rd Ephrata, PA


$60 for full event

or $20 for only Sunday

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FREE Festival Remix Hoodie!!
for early bird registrants

~ Early Bird Registration Deadline: December 19, 2021
~ Deadline for Registration: January 7, 2022. No Exceptions.

Qualifying events for 2022 include:


  • Team Dodgeball

  • Men’s & Women’s Basketball

  • Women’s Volleyball

  • Men’s and Women’s Soccer

  • Chess

  • Table Tennis

  • Math/ Science Quizzing

  • Pickleball

  • Rocket League

  • Ultimate FrisbeeCross Country


  • Drawing & Prints

  • Painting

  • Sculpture

  • Crafts

  • Creative Writing

  • Baking

  • Poetry

  • Photography



  • Puppetry

  • Vocal Solo (Male and Female)

  • Vocal Group (2-6 people)

  • Vocal Choir (7+ people)

  • Keyboard Solo

  • Instrumental Solo

  • Instrumental Group

  • Group Drama

  • Bands

  • Spoken Word

  • Digital Media

  • Interpretive Worship (Individual or Group)

Additional Info & Reminders

  • This is an overnight event. Please plan accordingly. (Bring sleeping bag, pillow, toiletries, medications, etc.)

  • Don’t forget your artwork, music, sports equipment, or anything else you may need to participate in your events.

  • Communication Events: Students will need to provide for the judges a completed Copyright Authorization Form (form can be found at the bottom of your registration confirmation email) for any photocopied music or material that has not been purchased. Sheet music will also need to be provided to the judges.

  • Arts & Crafts Submissions: All artwork must be accompanied by a completed Arts & Crafts Information Sheet (form can be found at the bottom of your registration confirmation email). Artwork MUST be submitted by midnight Friday night in order to be counted for judging on Saturday.

  • ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST FILL OUT A HEALTH SCREENING FORM AND A COVID-19 WAIVER (form can be found at the bottom of your registration confirmation email).

  • We recommend that you bring extra money for the Café, and for the hoodies (if you miss early bird special) and other Merch we will have on sale.