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- The September retreat at Ridge Haven Camp was packed with healthy activity
and Friendly competition with swimming, water sliding, gaga ball, team obstacle
course challenges and night time bubble soccer. For mental health exercise there
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 journals from
both the August Nurturing and Steering retreat and Septembers Ridge Haven
retreat are now posted on the EPISTLES page.

The next retreat of the 2017-2018 SAYF season is being hosted by
Altanta Friends Meeting with planning by Atlanta's Young Friends:

October in Atlanta Retreat
October 13-15, 2017 @ Atlanta Friends Meetinghouse

- 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 details.

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.

Oct. 13-15, 2017 Atlanta Retreat Cover Page
Oct. 13-15, 2017 Atlanta Retreat Registration
Directions to Atlanta Friends Meeting
SAYF Medical Release Form with Diet Preferences

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:

SAYF 2017-2018 Schedule (updated 08/14)
Parent Information Letter for 2017-2018
Current SAYF Guidelines (rev 2017.08)

Donation offers, requests for information and inquiries about participation
or volunteering in SAYF can be directed via email to:

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Last updated 2017.09.23-26