Children, Youth, and Young Adults

“Friday night we had a leadership challenge where we had to listen to each other, be prepared and be gentle in order to succeed. Then we ate ice cream!’  – From the Children’s Epistle, Annual Sessions 2011

Children, Middle Schoolers and Young Friends (high school age) will actively participate in worship and the business of the Yearly Meeting during Sessions. They will spend time in both age-specific and multigenerational activities with the whole community.  Young Adult Friends (YAF – age 18-35-ish) are immersed an all aspects of Annual Sessions – from business sessions, to leading youth programs to facilitating worship sharing groups.

More on 2013 plans for Age-Specific Programs:

Programs for Infants-5th grade children are being planned and  include loving care for the tiniest friends, quiet reflection, our own business meetings, and of course, FUN! Visit the Children’s Session 2013 page to learn more!

Middle Schoolers will spend days with their peers, joining the larger community for parts of Meetings for Worship for Business, meals, and multigenerational programs. Visit the Middle School Sessions 2013 page for details.

Young Friends (high school age) spend much of the day in their age-specific program and have the option of staying in the Young Friends dorm wing with their peers or with family.  For details, visit the Young Friends 2013 Sessions Page.

Young Adult Friends (YAFs) – age 18-about 35 are planning a YAF dorm wing and organizing other opportunities to connect as peers during sessions.  Young Adult Friends Sessions 2013 plans will be posted here.