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Registration for the 2024 Minidoka Pilgrimage is closed!

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Registration for the 2024 Pilgrimage is now closed. You can still visit our Eventbrite page for information on the 2024 Minidoka Pilgrimage. If you are a survivor who would like to attend, please reach out to minidokapilgrimage@gmail.com

Thank you for understanding that we are running at a much smaller capacity this year as well as our desire to give priority to survivors and descendants.
 

There are a number of other changes this year, including:

  • Priority registration for Survivors, Descendants, and their Families

  • There will be no bus from Seattle this year. Information on transportation will be provided below
     

General Information

  • For the 2024 Minidoka Pilgrimage, priority registration will open March 1st at noon for Survivors, Descendants, and their Families. General registration will open April 15th if space is still available.

  • Survivors over 78 years of age may attend at no cost – please select the correct registration!

  • The Pilgrimage will officially begin in Twin Falls on Thursday, July 4th at 6pm (MDT). The Pilgrimage program will end approximately at 11am on Sunday, July 7th

  • Historically, the weather for the Twin Falls, ID during the time of the pilgrimage has been in the mid-80s and sunny. However temperatures have the ability to reach the mid to upper 90s but also as low as the low-70s. A cool breeze can be expected in the evening as well.

  • Pilgrims are advised that personal services and devices such as wheelchairs and oxygen will not be provided. Pilgrims in need of services of a personal nature are responsible for arranging for such services prior to registering for the pilgrimage and are encouraged to travel with a companion.

  • More information and additional details for the pilgrimage will be sent to participants as soon as registration forms and fees are received and confirmed.

Registration Details
 

  • Pilgrims will meet at KOTO Brewing Co. (156 Main Ave W, Twin Falls, ID 83301) at 6pm MDT on Thursday, July 4th

  • Travelers will need to make their own arrangements for transportation to Twin Falls, Idaho. Transportation will be provided ONLY within the Twin Falls, ID area on Saturday.
     

What to Bring

The following items are just a few of the things we suggest you may wish to bring:

  • Comfortable shoes and long pants for walking around Minidoka.

  • Sun hat and sunglasses

  • Sunscreen

  • Light weight jacket for cool evenings

  • Minidoka family stories and poems to share

  • Camera
     

Accommodations

  • Lodging is not included and accommodations need to be arranged in Twin Falls, ID on your own. Lodging information will be provided upon registration confirmation.

  • For any Survivor Fellowship recipients, Minidoka Pilgrimage will provide a stipend that may be used for hotel registration.
     

Transportation

  • This year there is no bus from Seattle. Therefore, you are required to arrange your own transportation to and from Twin Falls, Idaho. Transportation will be provided within Twin Falls for Saturday programming.

  • Twin Falls is a 9.5 hour drive from Seattle, and an 8.5 hour drive from Portland.

  • There are many daily flights in and out of Boise, ID. From there, it is a 2.0 hour drive to Twin Falls.

  • There is also a small airport in Twin Falls that is 15 min. from our base hotels.

  • Please consider rental car sharing with friends and family.

Raffle Donations

We are now collecting donations for our raffle - all proceeds directly benefit the many vital programs of the Minidoka Pilgrimage!

 

Do you have a treasure you'd like to donate? 

 

Minidoka themed items, a gift card to a national chain or perhaps you would like to contribute one item to complete a gift basket - gift basket themes include Hello Kitty, Anime, Japanese Cooking & Japanese Snacks. 

 

All thoughtful raffle donations in support of the Minidoka Pilgrimage are greatly appreciated. 

 

To donate, please email a description of the item to Raffle Coordinator - Cathy Kiyomura, ckiyomura@hotmail.com

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Student Scholarship

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Each year, the MPPC awards the Youth Fellowship to college students, recent graduates, and other young people interested in learning about the history of Minidoka and getting involved in the Japanese American community.

 

Youth Fellows get hands-on experience volunteering before and during the pilgrimage, complete a project of their choosing related to their experience on the pilgrimage, and get to attend the pilgrimage, including room and board, for free.

 

To be eligible you must be 18+ years old, be able to attend the pilgrimage in its entirety during July 4-7, 2024 in Twin Falls, Idaho, and be willing to attend weekly evening MPPC meetings to the best of your ability starting in late May of 2024. The deadline to submit applications was April 15th. Applications are now closed.

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