REGISTRATION IN LATE APRIL!
Families come together from across the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting region and beyond for an overnight retreat at Camp Dark Waters along the Haines Creek in Medford, NJ! We’ll be spending much of our time outdoors, focusing on themes of Peace and Memories.
We’ll gather Saturday Afternoon, with plenty of time for families to settle in to their rooms, explore the beautiful camp and do some welcome activities. After introductions we will go canoeing! Followed by a dinner we prepare and eat together as a big community. In the evening we will play a bit with our theme, get cozy with s’mores and stories in front of the fire. After kids go to bed there will be space for parents to spend time with each other. On Sunday we will gather for breakfast, have all-together worship, and finish up with plenty of time for families to get home and prepare for the coming week!
Attending a Family Overnight, Frequently Asked Questions!
Part of the idea here is an ‘It Takes a Village’ mentality that will make caring for individuals and groups easier on everyone. Younger and older kids are welcome as well! However, the activities and schedule are geared towards kids under 5th grade and their parents. We would ask each family to make the choice that makes the most sense for them. Feel free to give Melinda a call or send ChildrenandFamilies@pym.org an email to talk over details or specifics for either of these age groups.
What if I have specific needs in terms of food, schedule, sleeping arrangements, etc?
Let us know! We want to make this as possible for families as possible, and if we can help make that work, we will!
Is there scholarship or work-grants available?
Our registration is sliding scale/ pay what you are able. If you have any questions about this, feel free to email Melinda at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What will I need to bring?
A pillow, sheets and blankets or a sleeping bag, (beds are standard single bunk beds), flashlights, toiletries, maybe some games or toys to share. Appropriate dress for outdoor play (closed toed shoes are a must). Saturday dinner and Sunday breakfast are part of the program. If you play any instruments, they can be fun to have around the fire.
Send Melinda an email and we’ll talk about trying to find someone from your area for a carpool!