- The September retreat at Ridge Haven Camp was packed with
and Friendly competition with swimming, water sliding, gaga ball,
course challenges and night time bubble soccer. For mental health
was a nurturer led fishbowl and campfire camaraderie. We ate
healthy too, with
Saturday's dinner featuring an awesome vegan stew, recipe courtesy
of our Lead
FAN, Jennifer Chapman. Our appreciation goes out to the Ridge
Haven staff for
helping keep us SAYF through all the vigorous activities. Worship
both the August Nurturing and Steering retreat and Septembers
retreat are now posted on the EPISTLES
retreat of the 2017-2018 SAYF season is being hosted by
Altanta Friends Meeting with planning by Atlanta's Young
in Atlanta Retreat
October 13-15, 2017 @ Atlanta
- Lead FAN: Aaron Ruscetta
- Planning: Atlanta Nurturers and Young Friends
Invitations & forms
packets will be in the mail by October 2nd.
Please note that registration fees had to be increased to $35 in
order to keep our expenses in balance with recent attendance
numbers and scholarship needs. Forms are posted for download
below, including the cover page theme & things to bring
A preliminary schedule for the 2017-2018 season can be found
on the SCHEDULE
page, and a final schedule will be posted once
the date & location details for late spring are confirmed.
About our Retreats:
Each retreat is planned by the Young Friends of the meeting that
is sponsoring or hosting the gathering. They choose a theme and
decide on worship, workshops, activities and food. They
experience Quaker process in this planning and produce a
schedule for the weekend.
Each retreat begins on Friday evening with a guideline review
after all teens have arrived, then a worship sharing circle
follows as the first activity on Saturday morning. The retreat
ends on Sunday around noon, after gathering in silence to write
and share our worship journals about the weekend.
The young Friends have their own Nurturing Committee comprised
of experienced attenders who uphold the guidelines during the
retreats and attend an additional two retreats each year to
conduct business and address any issues for the SAYF community.
They also nurture individuals during the retreats.
Additional details of our SAYF program are found on the
Guidelines page and in our annual fall parent letters:
Donation offers, requests for information and inquiries about
or volunteering in SAYF can be directed via email to:
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