Young Friends Christmas Gathering 2017

When:
December 27, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – December 30, 2017 @ 12:00 pm America/New York Timezone
2017-12-27T19:00:00-05:00
2017-12-30T12:00:00-05:00
Where:
Mickleton Monthly Meeting
413 Kings Hwy
Mickleton, NJ 08056
USA
Cost:
$95 - full and partial aid availalbe!
Contact:
Hannah Mayer
215-241-7222

Registration is closed. Email Hannah to inquire

Young Friends gatherings create a fun and vibrant community of high-school-aged Quaker and Quaker-friendly folks!

Come join Young Friends for an extended time of fun and community! Our theme this time is Living a Peaceful LifeWe’ll play “The Game of [a Peaceful] Life,” explore personal and societal contexts for peace in workshops and worship experiments, have time for committees and community business, and enjoy some downtime! Check back for updates about activities and registration.

What to Bring:

Bring along everything from the standard packing list:

  • Seasonally appropriate clothing and pajamas
  • Bedding: sleeping mat or blow-up mattress, pillow, sheets & blankets or sleeping bag
  • Toiletries: all your normal stuff plus sunscreen and bug-spray in the summer
  • Other: flashlight & batteries, games, craft materials and musical instruments
  • Any Young Friends forms for this 2017-2018 school year that have not yet been submitted as of July, 2017
  • No pocket money necessary – the program provides $5 for Young Friends to spend during free time (and no more is allowed).

Arrival & Departure:

Mickleton Friends Meeting is located at 413 Kings Hwy, Mickleton, NJ 08056. It is about 30 minutes southeast of Center City Philadelphia in good traffic. Please aim to arrive between 7 and 7:30pm on Wednesday evening. Get food at home or on your way – we’ll have snacks, but no dinner will be served. We’ll start our opening activities by 8pm. On Saturday we will close our time together with worship (parents are welcome!), beginning at approximately 11AM. Please pick up your child at 12pm.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I get financial aid to attend a gathering? Full and partial financial aid is available to all Young Friends for all gatherings. To receive financial aid, simply register online with either the “partial financial aid” option (entering the amount you are able to pay) or the “full financial aid” option. This financial flexibility is made possible by two funds: the Sergei Thomas/Haley Yarmark fund, which memorializes two Young Friends who died before their time (1948 and 2007 respectively), and the Tyson scholarship fund.
What’s the sleeping situation? We will most likely all be sleeping in one space on gender-segregated sides of the room, with a different space designated for those who need non-gendered sleeping (contact Young Friends staff if that would be helpful). Friendly Adult Presences (chaperone) will be spread around the space, and a staff person will stay up past lights out (11:30) to ensure sleep.
Is there transportation help available? An email containing a carpool list will go out to all registrants about 5-10 days before the gathering. Those who need rides are encouraged to contact others near them to find one and vice versa for those with space in their cars.
How can I be in touch with my child or PYM staff at the event? Young Friends may be less responsive at gatherings than usual to texts and other messages from parents. This is partly our rules (they aren’t allowed to use a personal screen during program time), and partly a product of being surrounded by people to get to know and enjoy. Don’t worry – if something goes wrong you will definitely hear from us or them! Also, if something has gone wrong on your end, feel free to contact PYM staff on site by email at youngfriends@pym.org or by phone at 267-702-4796.