The registration fee for all attendees is $625 plus the credit card processing fee per person. This includes mothers and/or fathers.

•    Friday Reception (Heavy hors d'oeuvres & New Orleans Cuisine)
•    All meals on Saturday (3)
•    Sunday breakfast
•    Transportation to all events on Saturday
•    Admission fees and all activities
•    Event t-shirt 

What is not included:
•    Hotel accommodations
•    Friday Optional Excursion—Whitney Plantation or Urban Cultural Tours
•    Airport transfers/shuttles

The National Youth Trip is open to all active mothers, fathers, teens, and children ages 5 and up.  Mothers cannot be on a leave of absence. Children under age 5, Alumni, other family members and guests are not able to participate in activities or event transportation.  If there is availability, Associates and Life Members will be allowed to register after November 17, 2023. If your child will be age 5 before March 22nd, they are eligible to attend.

At this time, registration is only open to active mother members, fathers and children ages 5 and over. If there is availability, Life Members and Associates will be able to register on November 17, 2023.

FRIDAY (Heavy hors d'oeuvres (a variety of options suitable for children, adults, and various dietary restrictions); SATURDAY BREAKFAST:  Grab and Go Breakfast; SATURDAY LUNCH, SATURDAY DINNER (Buffet with a variety of items), SUNDAY BREAKFAST (Buffet with a variety of items)

For Friday, there is a Welcome Reception for all attendees from 7:00pm – 9:30pm that will have breakout rooms that are targeted to different age groups. For each age group, a designated adult will need to be with the child to escort to each experience.  From 10:00pm – midnight, Teens will have a party that parents do not need to chaperone.

On Saturday, tours will be conducted by grade group and these groups will stay together starting on the bus until the 2:00pm return.  Moms with multiple kids that could be on differing touring tracks need to think about who will be with your child as all children will need to be accompanied by an adult on our Saturday excursion. This is not only for safety but also for conversation.  Besides spouses and fathers, we suggest that mother members partner up prior to registration to make sure all children can be accounted for and have the best experience that would be suited for them.  During the registration process, you will need to name the registered adult who will be with each child. 

Grade groupings are:

If you have two or more children in the same grade grouping, then one adult can be with each of the children in that group.

Families will travel together by bus to the venue. You are responsible for your child(ren). 
Families will be seated together for the Worship service and breakfast.


No, there is only one event price of $625 for each attendee in grades K-12, active mothers and fathers.

Yes, each teen will need a designated registered adult to escort them for the events. 

For the Saturday Experience Tours, it is important that all groups stay together, starting on their assigned bus and during the time at each venue. To stay on time and organized, we cannot afford delays while groups try to reconnect. Therefore, you will need to travel on the bus with the group.

We do not have a limit on the number of children one adult can reasonably manage in each age grouping, however, please consider the normal ratio of 1 adult to 5 children.

The host hotel is the Sheraton New Orleans and the JJOA rate is $229 per night plus tax for single and double occupancy; $254 plus tax for triple occupancy; and $279 plus tax for quad occupancy.  Upon successful completion of your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to secure your hotel lodging.  The deadline to book a room at this rate is February 27, 2024 by 11:59pm Central Time.  You must be registered to reserve a room in the JJOA block. The rate is valid from Tuesday, March 19 to Wednesday, March 27, 2024, subject to hotel availability.  Jack and Jill of America, Inc. has the right to cancel any reservations that it feels are not valid or that exceed the reasonable number of rooms needed based on the registrants in a family.

It is not required to stay at the Sheraton, however, pick up for all offsite events will be from the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel. 

New Orleans International Airport (MSY)

The average temperature in March is 75 degrees.
Daily high temperatures range from 73°F to 82°F.
Daily low temperatures range from 58°F to 61°F.
The weather is mild to warm.

New Orleans is a vibrant, active, family-friendly and historic city.  For things to do and additional resources, go to New Orleans Things to Do


We know that circumstances can change, but unfortunately, there are no refunds.   However, substitutions are permitted until March 1, 2024, by submitting the Substitution Form.  All monetary transactions are between the two mothers.

It is not required, but strongly recommended that you purchase trip insurance to cover your investment in case unforeseen circumstances prevent you from attending. Here are companies that you can contact.  Note: this is not an endorsement of any company, just a referral:
•    Travel Guard
•    TravelEX
•    Allianz Travel Insurance
•    CSA Travel Protection
•    Travel Safe

If you are no longer able to attend, you may substitute your registration to another active member/family by completing the Substitution Form.  The form must be received no later than March 1, 2024, by emailing it to  All monetary transactions are between the mothers. The substitution does not have to be a "like for like" registration category.

No, per the National Constitution and Bylaws, this is not a qualifying event for 1 in 4.

The Children’s Choir is open to all in grades K-12. You will confirm the child’s intent during registration and details about practice will be shared with those who choose to participate.

On Friday, there are two optional excursions being offered. The first is to the Whitney Plantation ($85) and will depart from the Sheraton Hotel at 10:00am on Friday, March 22nd. The second is an Urban Cultural City Tour ($65) that will depart at 9:00am or 1:00pm. You will have the option to add these to your registration, subject to availability.  All on the optional excursions must be registered attendees for the National Youth Trip.

No, there are no restrictions on ages for the Friday optional excursion. However, there must be a designated adult for children/teens as they may not travel alone. One adult can be responsible for multiple children/teens.