Teen Retreat and Harvest Festival Service Project: September 28-30, 2012 (Palo Alto, CA)

You’re invited……

Teen Retreat and Harvest Festival Service Project
for High School Aged Teens, and FAPs
September 28-30, 2012
Palo Alto Meetinghouse
Start: Friday 4pm / End: Sunday 12pm

Register or inquire by emailing Barbara Maloney, Parent
and Friendly Adult Presence

Needed ASAP: registration, forms, and you!

Please read the invitation letter below for details.


Dear High School Aged Teens of Pacific Yearly Meeting,

Please join us for a fantastic service project and retreat weekend at Palo Alto Meeting September 28-30, 2012. Help us run our annual Harvest Festival fundraiser and then stick around for more social and reflection time!

In case you haven’t heard, the Harvest Festival is a marvelous day of music, fun, food, face painting, and sales of toys, rummage, baked goods, jewelry, books etc. It is also the largest fundraiser held in support of Friends Committee on Legislation of California (FCLCA). We teens are very much needed to help set up on Friday evening starting at 4pm, hang out and assist a bit during the 9am-4pm event on Saturday, and then throw ourselves into the clean up and tear down. We have a tradition of celebrating with a pizza party at the end. Saturday evening is for deepening friendships and learning more about the social justice issues that FCLCA is involved in. We’ll finish up on Sunday morning and depart around noon.

(For any of us who have to keep an eye on homework, we are reserving areas for study and quiet time all Saturday.)

This is a very important project to support in our Quaker community and one that is also a lot of fun. We do hope that you will join us. We will begin helping on Friday at 4pm so come as soon as you can make it.

To sign up or learn more please contact Barbara Maloney, parent and Friendly Adult Presence, at barbara@kinecht.com, and fill out the 3 release forms (see below).

Please share this announcement with high school teens and parents/guardians throughout PYM. Meetings: please help your teens with transportation and registration costs if possible.

Some meals will be provided for volunteers during the fundraiser, and our group will arrange our other meals (pizza!). We suggest that you bring some spending money for great deals and delicious lunch and baked goods during the festival. $20-$30 should be enough for the whole weekend.

If you need community service hours or just love to volunteer, you will get A LOT of that. If you like to go bargain hunting or hang out with your favorite Quaker teens, this is the place to be. If you like good food, bake sales, and lemonade, then come along! Really, there is something for everyone.

The Palo Alto Friends Meeting Teen Group:
Daniel, Elizabeth, Nathan, Rachel, Rose,  & Thea

Barbara Maloney, Parent and Friendly Adult Presence

(Please email Barbara right away to say you’re coming, and then follow up with these forms by email or bring printed, signed copies with you. Thanks!) 

1) Parent_Consent_Form_Harvest_Festival_2012 (PDF)

2) Medical_Form_PAFM_Teen_Retreat (PDF)

3) Photo_Release (PDF) [Needed only if you haven’t previously submitted a photo release, or if you would like to change your choice to opt in or out.]

p.s. Adults: There are a few FAP slots open for the teen retreat. Adults who are interested in volunteering on Friday, Saturday, and/or Sunday, please contact Barbara Maloney.