Sharing the space with Young Friends and Caln Quarter’s annual family retreat, we will conclude our year at beautiful Camp Swatara. This is also our graduation gathering, where we say goodbye to our wonderful 8th graders!
Dates: April 29-May 1
Location: Camp Swatara, Bethel, PA
Participants: Middle School Friends, Young Friends, and families from Caln Quarter!
Cost: $93 Before April 1, $105 after (Aid always available!)
Welcome to the Middle School Friends Program
The goal of the Middle School Friends program is enabling the spiritual growth and commitment of Friends who are in that peculiar stage of life commonly known as middle school. It is hoped that by participating in the MSF program, middle school Friends will come away with a better sense of what it means to be Quaker, establish and maintain meaningful relationships with other Quakers their age, develop a sense of possibility for what being Quaker could mean for them in their lives today, and in the future.
The PYM Middle School Friends program holds yearly-meeting wide weekend-long gatherings of Middle School Friends. A typical gathering consists of about 35 middle schoolers and 10 adults (staff and volunteers). Our program is a mix of play, discussion, spiritual education, arts/music, and community-building activities. Learn more about our gatherings here!
The middle school friends community is incredibly grateful to the many volunteers who donate their time and energy to the MSF program. We are always looking for people who are energetic, playful, spiritually grounded, interested in hanging out with middle schoolers, and able to sleep on a meeting-house floor for a weekend. If this sounds like a good time to you, check out our volunteers page!