YAF Fall Retreat

October 18, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – October 20, 2019 @ 12:00 pm America/New York Timezone
Camp Onas
609 Geigel Hill Rd
Ottsville, PA 18942

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Do you feel like you are doing the life work that Spirit is calling you to do? Are you being/would you be well cared for in doing that work? Young Adult Friends are gathering for our annual fall retreat and centering the theme of “Vocation.”


Friday, October 18
7 pm
People arrive, get oriented to the campus, and unpack. Light refreshments provided.
8 pm Gathering
Intros, Community Expectations, Spiritual Grounding exercise
There will be a fire going and games in the room where people can stay up late and hang out, the building where sleeping happens will be quiet after 10.

Saturday, October 19
9 am Breakfast
10 am Worship
10:30 am Meeting for Business:
– Nominating Committee
– Minutes of Appreciation for the service of our clerks
– New Sanctuary Movement Membership Proposal
12:30 pm Lunch
2 pm High Ropes Course (2 hours/ 12 ppl) / Free Time
6 pm Dinner
7 pm Clearness Committee Workshop
Post-Program Bonfire & S’mores

Sunday, October 20
9 am Breakfast
10 am Closing Program
10: 30 am Meeting for Worship
11:30 am Clean up and Pack up and Head out!

More on Retreats:

The Young Adult Engagement Coordinator, along with volunteers, organizes quarterly weekend retreat for young adults (age 18-35ish) in the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting area and beyond.  The retreats are held quarterly – fall, winter, spring, and a YAF community at PYM Annual Sessions in the summer.

Retreats are usually held at a meetinghouse, and typically begin on Friday night with dinner, and run until the rise of meeting on Sunday morning.  During the retreat, expect worship sharing, workshops, games, and fellowship as our time is centered around a theme.  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.  Good food and fun are also assured!

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 attend.  At each retreat, there are a few YAFs who attend Friday night-Saturday night or just for Saturday.