Young Adult Friends Fall Retreat

When:
October 27, 2017 @ 5:30 pm – October 29, 2017 @ 12:00 pm America/New York Timezone
2017-10-27T17:30:00-04:00
2017-10-29T12:00:00-04:00
Where:
Fallsington Friends Meeting
9300 New Falls Rd
Levittown, PA 19054
USA
Cost:
TBD
Contact:
Young Adult Friends Coordinator
215-241-7075

Young Adult Friends (YAF) age 18-35ish come together from across the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting region and beyond for a weekend retreat! We’ll be spending much of our time at Snipes Farm, focusing on service and connection with the earth. Register Today!

Expect worship sharing, games, and fellowship at this retreat focused on service and nature! We’ll be spending much of our time at Snipes Farm & Education Center, a Quaker farm, and will be doing service projects, explore the farm and woods, and end the day with a bonfire! YAFs are at different places on our journeys, and we come together for rejuvenation, relaxation, and to deepen our connection to one another & the Spirit. Registration is open now.

Program

We’ll gather Friday evening for dinner, opening games & get-to-know you activities, and centering worship sharing. Our Saturday morning program will be dedicated to continue engaging with anti-racism work. Saturday afternoon we’ll spend at Snipes Farm, and have outdoor worship, workshops and YAF meeting for business. We’ll end Sunday morning with a closing circle, and worship with Fallsington Friends Meeting. More details TBD. (This is an overnight event! We’ll be staying at the meetinghouse.)

Attending a YAF Retreat

To help build a sense of community, we encourage everyone to attend the full retreat. But we realize that we all have other things going on in our lives, so you can also come part-time if that makes it more possible for you to join us.  There is a spot on the registration form to say when you plan to attend. Learn more about the expectations of the YAF community.

Our Cancellation Policy: Full refunds will be given if you cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the retreat. If you cancel with less than 48 hours notice, you will instead receive credit to a future event. (This helps make sure the retreat planners buy the right amount of food & supplies!)  

To make these events accessible to as many young adults as possible, we keep costs low by sharing the cooking and clean-up chores, and sleeping on the meetinghouse floor (so bring a sleeping pad or air mattress to make it more comfy!) If you have accessibility needs you’re not sure if we can meet (including needing a local homestay option), contact the Young Adult Friends Coordinator.

Have questions?  Learn more about Young Adult Friends retreats, or contact the Young Adult Friends Coordinator at youngadultfriends@pym.org.

Getting there

Arrival at the YAF Fall Retreat begins at 5:30PM on Friday, October 27. If you register early, we can help arrange carpooling when you let us know how you intend to travel on your registration form. We don’t have a location yet, but we try to find locations that are public transit accessible. Fallsington Friends Meeting is about a 10 minute drive from the Woodburne Station on the West Trenton SEPTA Regional Rail line.

More about the Young Adult Friends program