Archived calendar: 2015-2016

See current calendar at: https://www.pacificyearlymeeting.org/youth/calendar/

Intergenerational and youth-focused activities
in Pacific YM and beyond

2015-2016 Ongoing Calendar of Events
** denotes recent change or addition (Updated 5/6/16)

Also see in Google Calendar format (links available at: pacificyearlymeeting.org/youth)

Email the PYM Youth Programs Coordinator to have events included on the calendar.

Please support young Friends and families in your area to attend events by helping them register, figure out payment and/or scholarships, and arrange transportation.


  • August 22: Woolman Fall Semester begins (Sierra Friends Center, Nevada City, CA): Woolman Semester is accepting applications. semester.woolman.org
  • September 12: Rise Again! Benefit Concert for Woolman (Grass Valley CA) woolman.org/events/2015/rise-again-benefit-concert
  • September 20: Youth Programs Fund Applications Due (Bob Vogel Endowment)pacificyearlymeeting.org/youth/resources-funding
  • September 26 (and teen overnight and service on the 25-26th): Annual FCLCA Harvest Festival Fundraiser (Palo Alto Friends Meeting, CA) quakerharvestfestival.org
  • October 4: World Quaker Day (Everywhere) “… opportunity for children to lead the meeting or church in an activity or conduct a multi-generational activity about God’s transformative power….”  worldquakerday.org
  • October 16-18: College Park Quarterly Meeting (Sierra Friends Center): collegepark.quaker.org
  • October 22-25, 10am-4pm.: Quaker Oaks Farm Harvest Festival (Visalia, CA). Free and open to the public! quakeroaksfarm.org
  • October 22-25: Quaker Earthcare Witness Steering Committee Open Meeting (at Ben Lomond Quaker Center), including presentation by Joanna Macy. One of two annual face-to-face meetings. “We especially encourage west coast Friends to join us to learn more about QEW.” quakerearthcare.org/upcoming
    • Financial assistance for young Friends is available from QEW.
  • November 3, Tuesday, Election Day in the US
  • November 7-8: Southern California Quarterly Meeting’s Fall Fellowship (Temescal Canyon Gateway Park, near Santa Monica). scqm.org
  • December 4 & 5: Envisioning the Future of Woolman (Sierra Friends Center, Nevada City, CA):  woolman.org
  • December 4-6: Music and Dance Retreat (Ben Lomond Quaker Center, CA; see website for complete list of workshops) quakercenter.org
  • December 18 & 19: Woolman Semester Baccalaureate & Graduation (Sierra Friends Center, Nevada City, CA): All are welcome. Woolman Semester is accepting applications. semester.woolman.org
  • December 20: Youth Programs Fund Applications Due (Bob Vogel Endowment)pacificyearlymeeting.org/youth/resources-funding
  • December 27-January 1: Year-End Retreat: In the Life and Power of God, with Marcelle Martin (Ben Lomond Quaker Center, CA; see website for complete list of workshops) quakercenter.org
  • December 28-January 2: Western Young Friends New Year’s Gathering (at Daybreak Camp in Felton, CA (near Santa Cruz)). All ages welcome.  newyearsgathering.org


  • January 15 (tentative): Teen Clerking Workshop (at site of CPQM) – all PYM teens welcome. Sponsored by CPQM Teen Program Committee. Contact Adult Clerk of Teen Program, Kathy Runyan.
  • January 16, Saturday (plus likely teen overnights on Friday and Saturday): College Park Quarterly Meeting (hosted by Palo Alto Friends Meeting, CA) collegepark.quaker.org **SCQM Friends are always invited, especially when the SCQM Joshua Tree Campout isn’t happening.
  • January 19-27: FWCC World Plenary Meeting: Focus on Youth (Pisco, Peru). Registration open now. fwcc.world/peru
  • January 30: Woolman Spring Semester begins (Sierra Friends Center, Nevada City, CA): Woolman Semester is accepting applications. semester.woolman.org
  • February 13-16: FLGBTQC MidWinter Gathering (Location TBD) Friends for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Concerns flgbtqc.quaker.org
  • **February 23: Nevada Presidential Caucus
  • March 4-6: PYM Representative Committee “RepCom” Meeting & JYM Planning Meeting (hosted by Santa Monica Friends Meeting, CA): pacificyearlymeeting.org
    • Travel costs for Reps, Committee Clerks & Officers are paid by PYM. 
    • Travel costs for JYM planning meeting paid by JYM committee budget.
    • RepCom “consists of the officers of the Yearly Meeting, Clerks of Quarterly Meetings and all Yearly Meeting standing committees [including Young Adult Friends and JYM], the Registrar, one Representative from each Monthly Meeting, Representatives of special committees as approved by the Clerk, the convener of the Friends World Committee for Consultation Representatives, and the immediate past Clerk of Yearly Meeting. All members of Representative Committee are expected to attend all meetings of the Committee.” (PYM Faith & Practice 2001, pp 175-176)
  • March 12-15: FCNL Young Adult Spring Lobby Weekend (Washington, DC) futureadvocate.org/program/spring-lobby-weekend
  • March 22-26: Spring Youth Service Learning Camp at Quaker Oaks Farm (Visalia, CA), with the Wukchumni Tribe and the Youth Programs Coordinator & Committee. Interested middle and high school aged youth and potential adult staff please contact Melissa Lovett-Adair, chair [at] quakeroaksfarm [dot] org. Coincides with the Wukchumni Spring Ceremony. ** quakeroaksfarm.wordpress.com/blogevents/service-camp-registration/
  • March 20: Youth Programs Fund Applications Due (Bob Vogel Endowment)pacificyearlymeeting.org/youth/resources-funding
  • **March 26: Hawaii Presidential Caucus
  • Spring (TBD): “Becoming Adult Allies to Youth” Workshops: one in Northern CA and one in Southern CA, with the PYM Youth Programs Coordinator & Committee. Dates & host-meeting sites pending – ideas welcome.
  • April 8-10: Couple Enrichment for Young Adult Friends with facilitators Cathy Walling and Scott Bell (at Berkeley Friends Meetinghouse). [Registration info forthcoming.] Contact KylinNavarro [at] gmail [dot] com.
  • April 14-17: White Privilege Conference “Let Freedom Ring – Re-Imagining Equity and Justice in the United States” (Philadelphia PA). Group discount through FGC. whiteprivilegeconference.com Registration opens MLK Day.
  • **April 16: Quaker Heritage Day (Berkeley Friends Church, Berkeley CA berkeleyfriendschurch.org/qhd/
  • **April 23: Southern California Quarterly Meeting and potential teen overnight (hosted by Claremont Meeting, CA). scqm.org
  • April 29 – May 1: “Nurturing Spiritual Formation: the Soul of Eldering” workshop with Elaine Emily and Diego Navarro (Ben Lomond Quaker Center, CA; see website for complete list of workshops) quakercenter.org
  • May 13-15: College Park Quarterly Meeting (Ben Lomond Quaker Center): collegepark.quaker.org
  • May 27 & 28: Woolman Semester Baccalaureate & Graduation (Sierra Friends Center, Nevada City, CA): All are welcome. Woolman Semester is accepting applications. semester.woolman.org

*SUMMER CAMPS* Registration Open Now!

  • Camp Woolman (Sierra Friends Center, Nevada City, CA) woolman.org/dates-rates
    • Teen Leadership Camp (ages 15-16) Two-week hiking camps and one-week farming and cooking camps & Sierra Friends Camp (ages 9-14)
      • Session 1 (Two weeks): June 19 -July 2
      • Session 2 (One week): July 3-9
      • Session 3 (One week): July 10-16
      • Session 4 (Two weeks): July 17-30
  • Mountain Friends Camp (Santa Fe Tree House Camp, New Mexico, IMYM) for 10-15 year olds. Teens ages 16-17 can apply to serve as Counselors in Training. Come for 1, 2, or 3 weeks. mountainfriendscamp.org
    • Family Camp: June 24-27
    • Session I: July 3-16
    • Session II: July 17-23
  • Ben Lomond Quaker Center Youth Camps quakercenter.org Quaker Center’s annual passes can be applied to camp! Quaker Camp (4th-6th grade) & Service Camp (7th-9th grade) run concurrently July 24-31
  • July 12-19: Next Generation Climate Justice Action Camp (Southern Oregon). For teens ages 14-18 interested in social and environmental issues to gain hands on skills.  cldc.org/2016/02/16/2016-ngcjac/

June 2016, continued…

  • June 3-5: “Let’s Go! Growing the Quaker Movement the World Needs Now” workshop with NiaDwynwen Thomas and Hilary Burgin (Ben Lomond Quaker Center, CA; see website for complete list of workshops). “Are you hungry to be part of a more vibrant, life-changing spiritual movement? Are you yearning to connect and strengthen relationships with others who are also on this journey? Are you ready to get to work on making this real in your community? Across North America and beyond, a rising generation of Quaker leaders are asking these questions and building a movement. Friends of all ages, but especially young adult Friends (ages 18-35ish) are invited to a weekend of conspiring for change, connecting with wisdom from our Quaker spiritual ancestors, experiencing worship, and building relationships to hold each other accountable as we go forward.” quakercenter.org
  • **June 7: California Primary Election
  • June 3-8: “Continuing Revolution: A Young Adult Friends Conference on Integrity” (Pendle Hill, Wallingford, PA). “Designed for all young adult Friends who feel a movement in our generation to create the world we believe is possible, and to live into Right Relationship with the Divine, one another and the earth, [this YAFCon will]  strengthen a networked generation of awakened and effective spiritually grounded change agents.” Rolling application period: apply early. pendlehill.org/yafcon
  • **June 5-12: Intermountain Yearly Meeting (Ghost Ranch, Albiquiu, NM) imym.org
  • **June 10-12: Quaker Religious Education Collaborative Conference (Quaker Hill, Richmond, IN) quakers4re.org
  • **June 15-17: PYM Young Adult Friends & Elders Retreat: Pre-Annual Session service, spirit, and fellowship with young adults and older adults of PYM. Couples and families with children welcome. pacificyearlymeeting.org/young-adult-friends
  • June 17-22: PYM Annual Session & JYM (Walker Creek Ranch, Petaluma, CA). Financial and transportation assistance available – just ask! pacificyearlymeeting.org
    • “The exchanges of experience, feelings and insights which Friends are able to make at Yearly Meeting, in correspondence and intervisitation, as well as in Monthly and Quarterly Meetings, are the lifeblood of our fellowship. Widely dispersed as we are geographically, the Annual Gathering allows us to feel, with deep gratitude to God, as one body. Friends of all ages find this gathering binds them into a close-knit community, which in many cases lasts far longer than the week of the experience.” (PYM Faith & Practice 2001, pp 167-168)
  • June 20 (and the 20th of every month that has a solstice or equinox): Youth Programs Fund Applications Due (Bob Vogel Endowment): pacificyearlymeeting.org/youth/resources-funding
  • July 3-9: Friends General Conference (FGC): “be humble, Be Faithful, BE BOLD” (College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph, Minnesota) fgcquaker.org/connect/gathering
  • July 13-17: North Pacific Yearly Meeting: (Whitworth University, Spokane WA). Friend in Residence will be Diane Randall, FCNL npym.org
  • **August 5-18: Guatemala Service Trip with NPYM Junior Friends. Spots might be available for PYM youth to participate. Contact Alyssa Nelson for more information. Facebook group: Guatemala Service Trip 2016 FUNDRAISING


Want to learn more about your PYM youth programs and current events?
See past epistles, reports and more on our page on the PYM website:
and on our Facebook page: “Pacific Yearly Meeting Youth Programs”

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