March 25-31, 2013 – Spring Youth Work Camp at Quaker Oaks Farm ~ Visalia, CA

Quaker Oaks Farm ~ Visalia, CA
Spring Youth Work Camp
March 25 – 31, 2013

Focused on the theme of Land Use and Sustainability, campers will participate in service learning and trips around the farm and neighboring areas. We will work with the local Wukchumni Tribe to help rebuild their Sweat Lodge and then join them in a sweat.  We’ll learn about the local nature reserve, help prepare and attend Visalia Meeting’s Easter Celebration, and create community by working side-by-side all week.

Co-sponsored by Quaker Oaks Farm, Pacific Yearly Meeting’s Youth Program Committee, and Pacific Yearly Meeting’s Unity with Nature Committee

Sliding Scale Cost: $100-500

 Tell us you are interested and receive updates by e-mailing Melissa Lovett-Adair: mladair [at] charter [dot] net. Mail in the youth registration and/or adult application form asap. (See links at top of page.)

 Sliding scale fee, $100 to $500, no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Please give generously to support camper scholarships and the work of Quaker Oaks Farm.  Check out our web site at

 Register by March 1st:  Send us the registration form with a $50 deposit.  Once we receive these materials from you, we’ll send you the full enrollment packet.  Make checks payable to Quaker Oaks Farm and mail to Friends of Quaker Oaks Farm, 17218 Avenue 296, Visalia, CA 93292. 

Participants:  During this work camp, we will build together a community of service, learning, respect, and inclusion that is safe and fun for all. Although we are calling this a “Youth Work Camp,” because we aim to attract a core group of teen campers, older participants will also serve in leadership and support roles. We expect to have a mix of Quakers and other friends participating, including members of the local Wukchumni tribe. Our ideal camp community will celebrate the diversity of its membership, as we seek unity among participants of any age, gender, sexual orientation, culture, language, and family background.  We strive to see “that of God” in everyone and every thing. In alignment with our camp’s theme of “Land Use and Sustainability,” we recognize the land as a member of our community and will act as grateful guests of our hosts.

Planning Committee: Melissa Lovett-Adair (Central Coast / QOFarm, Co-Clerk), Elizabeth Boardman (Davis, Co-Clerk), Emma Castanedo (La Jolla / JYM), Clare Griese (La Jolla / JYM / PYM Youth Program), Darlene Franko (Visalia / Wukchumni Tribe), Mary Klein (Palo Alto / PYM Youth Program / Western Friend), Beth Lovett (Visalia / QOFarm), Bill Lovett (Visalia / QOFarm), Graciela Martinez (Visalia / QOFarm), Alyssa Nelson (Davis / PYM Youth Program), Dan O’Connell (Visalia), Muriel Strand (Sacramento / PYM Unity With Nature)


  • Registration Form for Youth: Please fill out and mail in with $50 deposit by March 1st. (UPDATE 3/13/13: Please fill out BOTH the registration form and the enrollment form, below. If possible, please send in the full amount you are able to pay on the sliding scale. Thanks.) [.doc link to download]
  • Enrollment Forms for Youth: Details in addition to Registration Form. Please fill out BOTH the enrollment and registration forms, and mail or fax a.s.a.p. [.pdf link]
  • Adult Application: For adults who would like to participate — please tell us what role(s) you’re interested in and skills you have to offer — you don’t have to be an overnight chaperon unless you want to. Please save the file to your computer to fill out this form electronically and e-mail as an attachment to the e-address given on the form. Alternative is to print, fill out by hand, and mail in. [.doc link]