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- Retreats at Durham Friends Meeting don't happen every year due to travel
distance concerns, but the Durham & Chapel Hill Friends are always wonderful
hosts. Though our Nashville SAYFers were out of range, Young Friends from
Atlanta, Berea and several spots in North and South Carolina were all able
to attend. Beautiful weather made for comfortable outside sleeping on the
ample covered porches of Durham meeting house, and the facilities were
perfect for a roaring game of bear. An afternoon in nature at the Eno river
and a range of workshops honored the retreat theme of bringing Peace into
our lives. Other peaceful joys from the April retreat have been posted to
the EPISTLES page worship journals.

The final event of the 2017 - 2018 SAYF season is SAYMA:
June 14-17, 2018 @ Warren Wilson College, NC
- Lead FAN: Aaron Ruscetta

ATTENDING SAYF AT SAYMA requires you to arrange for your
sponsorship, transportation, and SAYMA registration in advance.

PLEASE REVIEW the SAYMA page of this website for detailed
sponsor and registration information (plus helpful instructions)
and start the process promptly.

If any sponsorship and registration requirements are incomplete,
you will not be allowed to attend the SAYF retreat.

(To be mailed to SAYMA with payment by May 14th to avoid
late fees. No registrations can be accepted after May 30th.)

SAYMA 2018 Advance Program & SAYF Reg Info
SAYMA 2018 Registration Instructions
SAYMA 2018 Registration Form (pdf)
SAYMA 2018 Registration Form (xls)


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:

(*Required when arriving at SAYF dorm after SAYMA check in)

SAYF at SAYMA 2018 *Registration & *Sponsor Forms
SAYF *Medical Release Form (2 pages)
SAYF at SAYMA 2018 Arrival Reminders (with checklist)
SAYF at SAYMA 2018 Cover Sheet
Directions to Warren Wilson College

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:

SAYF 2017-2018 Schedule
Parent Information Letter for 2017-2018
Current SAYF Guidelines (rev 2017.08)


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Last updated 2018.05.10