- Retreats at Durham Friends Meeting don't happen every year due
distance concerns, but the Durham & Chapel Hill Friends are
hosts. Though our Nashville SAYFers were out of range, Young
Atlanta, Berea and several spots in North and South Carolina were
to attend. Beautiful weather made for comfortable outside sleeping
ample covered porches of Durham meeting house, and the facilities
perfect for a roaring game of bear. An afternoon in nature at the
and a range of workshops honored the retreat theme of bringing
our lives. Other peaceful joys from the April retreat have been
the EPISTLES page
The final event of the 2017 - 2018 SAYF season is SAYMA:
14-17, 2018 @ Warren
Wilson College, NC
- Lead FAN: Aaron Ruscetta
ATTENDING SAYF AT SAYMA requires you to arrange for your
2018 EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS MAY 15!
sponsorship, transportation, and SAYMA registration in
PLEASE REVIEW the SAYMA
page of this website for detailed
sponsor and registration information (plus helpful
and start the process promptly.
If any sponsorship and registration requirements are
you will not be allowed to attend the SAYF retreat.
SAYMA INFO &
(To be mailed to SAYMA with payment by May 14th to avoid
late fees. No registrations can be accepted after May 30th.)
All SAYFers who register for SAYMA will be mailed an invite
packet with copies of the required
SAYF Registration, Sponsor
and Medical Release forms. These forms will be needed when
the Young Friends and their sponsors check in at the SAYF
dorms at Warren Wilson. These forms are also posted here
for download and print:
SAYF at SAYMA RETREAT REG/SPONSOR/MED FORMS:
(*Required when arriving at SAYF dorm after SAYMA check in)
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 letter:
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