Youth & Intergenerational Calendar

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2018-2019 Calendar:
Intergenerational and youth-focused activities in
Pacific YM and beyond

** denotes recent change or addition (Updated 11/29/18)

OVERVIEW
(scroll down for chronological list of events)

See also in Google Calendar format (TO BE UPDATED SOON).
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To SEARCH this page, use your browser’s “find” function and the keyword you’re looking for (e.g., camp, quarterly, annual session, repcom, jym, etc.).

To have events included on the calendar, email the PYM Youth Programs Coordinator: pym.youthcoordinator [at] gmail [dot] com

If you need contact information for someone listed in this calendar (who is not listed on the Contact Us page), first try asking in your Meeting for copy of the QM directories, then ask the PYM Youth Programs Coordinator.

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. For info about available attendance assistance, see pacificyearlymeeting.org/youth/resources-funding

Note: This calendar includes select Ben Lomond Quaker Center workshops of particular interest to teens and young adults. All BLQC workshops are open to interested Friends of any age, and childcare can be arranged by request. See quakercenter.org for full listings. Quaker Center offers Meeting and individual annual passes that include both camps and workshops.

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Fall 2018

September

  • September 7-9, 2018: “Wherever Two (Kids) are Gathered: Quaker Community and Spiritual Growth
    with Youth” – Workshop with Betsey and Darren Kenworthy (Ben Lomond Quaker Center, CA; see website for complete list of workshops). Ask your Meeting to use its annual pass! quakercenter.org
  • September 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
  • September 29: Annual FCLCA Harvest Festival Fundraiser & Teen Service Weekend (Palo Alto Friends Meeting, CA). Teens and Young Adult Friends especially encouraged to attend and to volunteer. Event questions or RSVP to Peter Arnold at PAFM. quakerharvestfestival.org

October

  • October 7, 2018: World Quaker Day (Everywhere) worldquakerday.org
  • October 19-21: College Park Quarterly Meeting (Sierra Friends Center) collegeparkquarterlymeeting.org
    • Theme: “Gathered Together in Love”
    • Teen Program Adult Co-Clerks: Maren Sinclair Hurn & Karen Morgan. Children’s Program Clerk: Cheryl Hendrickson
    • Register online, pay onsite
  • October 26-28: “Rise Up & Sing: Renew Your Spirit with Song” – Workshop with Annie Patterson and Peter Blood (Ben Lomond Quaker Center, CA; see website for complete list of workshops). Ask your Meeting to use its annual pass! quakercenter.org

November

  • November 3-4, 2018: Southern California Quarterly Meeting’s Fall Fellowship (Temescal Canyon Gateway Park, near Santa Monica, CA).  scqm.org
    • Theme: “What Does Love Require of Us?
    • Invited Guest Speakers: Annie Patterson and Peter Blood, editors of Rise Up Singing, and Rise Again!
    • Adult Clerk of Teen Program: Jane Blount. Children’s Program Clerk: Winnie Sunshine.
  • November 16-18: “Why be a Quaker?” – Workshop with Sally Kingsland and Diego Navarro (Ben Lomond Quaker Center, CA; see website for complete list of workshops). Ask your Meeting to use its annual pass! quakercenter.org
  • November 30: George Lakey–Quaker activist–Book Talk (7:15pm at Berkeley Friends Meeting).
    • His newest book is “How We Win: A Guide to Nonviolent Direct Action Campaigning”. Contact Shelley Tanenbaum (Strawberry Creek)
  • November 30 – December 2: Music and Dance Retreat (Ben Lomond Quaker Center, CA; see website for complete list of workshops). Ask your Meeting to use its annual pass! quakercenter.org

December

  • December 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
  • December 27-January 1: Year-End Retreat at Quaker Center (Ben Lomond Quaker Center, CA; see website for complete list of workshops). Ask your Meeting to use its annual pass! quakercenter.org
  • December 28-January 2: Western Young Friends New Year’s Gathering (at Camp Myrtlewood, OR. Site alternates between Southern Oregon and NorCal). All ages welcome. newyearsgathering.org

2019

January

  • January 15: Registration opens for White Privilege Conference (event date: March 20-23). Group discount through FGC. Registration opens MLK Day (1/15). whiteprivilegeconference.com & fgcquaker.org/deepen/enrichment/help-your-meeting-challenge-racism/fgc-white-privilege-conference
  • January 18-21, 2019: SCQM Joshua Tree Campout. Contact Pat Wolff (Orange Grove). scqm.org
    • Space is limited
  • January 19 *Saturday-only* (plus teen overnight): College Park Quarterly Meeting (Host: Redwood Forest Meeting in Santa Rosa, CA). collegeparkquarterlymeeting.org
    • Invited Guest Speaker: Brent Bill, author and recorded Quaker minister
    • Teen Program Adult Clerk: Karen Morgan & Janet Wile. Children’s Program Clerk: Cheryl Hendrickson.
  • January 25-27: Come as You Are — Reading the Bible with Friends” – Workshop with Stephen Matchett (Ben Lomond Quaker Center, CA; see website for complete list of workshops). Ask your Meeting to use its annual pass! quakercenter.org

February

  • February 18, 2019: Deadline to apply for FCNL Young Fellows Program fcnl.org/updates/young-fellows-program-32 
  • Presidents’ Day Weekend (usually): FLGBTQC MidWinter Gathering (TBD). Friends for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Concerns. flgbtqc.quaker.org
    • The next gathering where FLGBTQC will have a presence will be the 2019 FGC Gathering in Grinnell, Iowa from June 30 – July 6, 2019. All are welcome to attend.
  • February 22-24: Faithful Living in Challenging Times” – Workshop with Marty Grundy and Connie Green (Ben Lomond Quaker Center, CA; see website for complete list of workshops). Ask your Meeting to use its annual pass! quakercenter.org

March

Representative Committee (RepCom)
  • ** March 1-3: PYM Representative Committee “RepCom” Meeting & JYM Planning Meeting (hosted at the La Jolla Meetinghouse): pacificyearlymeeting.org

    Reports for RepCom will be due by Saturday, February 9th to the Assistant to the Clerk. Further instructions, including registration, will be posted and shared with committee clerks and officers.

    • 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, cont.

April

  • April TBD: Spring Youth Service Learning Camp at Quaker Oaks Farm (Visalia, CA), with the Wukchumni Tribe and PYM 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 Visalia Friends’ Easter Breakfast.  quakeroaksfarm.org/portfolio-items/spring-service-learning-camp
  • April 19: Deadline to Apply for FCNL Advocacy Corps fcnl.org/updates/advocacy-corps-34
    • “The Advocacy Corps is a 9 month-long program where young adults between the ages of 19-30 get paid to organize their local community around federal legislation. Advocacy Corps organizers connect local activists and leaders with their local member of Congress to affect big, long-term change. During the course of this program, Advocacy Corps organizers learn critical organizing skills and put them into practice with hands-on leadership experience.”
  • April 27: Southern California Quarterly Meeting (host site TBD)Adult Clerk of Teen Program: Jane Blount. Children’s Program Clerk: Winnie Sunshine. scqm.org

May

  • May 10-12: Renewing our Meetings to Welcome New Quakers” – Workshop with Henri Ducharme and Hilary Burgin (Ben Lomond Quaker Center, CA; see website for complete list of workshops). Ask your Meeting to use its annual pass! quakercenter.org
    • Hilary is the new executive director of Quaker Voluntary Service
  • May 17-19: College Park Quarterly Meeting (Ben Lomond Quaker Center, CA): Teen Program Adult Clerk: Karen Morgan & Janet Wile. Children’s Program Clerk: Cheryl Hendrickson.  collegeparkquarterlymeeting.org
  • May 31 – June 2: Abundance and Justice in our Common Home” – Workshop with Shelley Tanenbaum and Sara Wolcott (Ben Lomond Quaker Center, CA; see website for complete list of workshops). Ask your Meeting to use its annual pass! quakercenter.org
  • Spring (postponed until 2020): “Becoming Adult Allies to Youth” Workshops: one in Southern CA and one in Northern CA, with the PYM Youth Programs Coordinator & Committee. Dates & sites pending requests from Meetings to be this year’s hosts 

*SUMMER CAMPS 2019*

[SEE NEXT SECTION FOR CONTINUED LISTING OF EVENTS IN JUNE-AUGUST]

  • June 22-19: Ben Lomond Quaker Center Service and Art Camp (rising 5th-9th graders) quakercenter.org
    • “Learn about Quaker faith and practices, share time in nature and build community through art, service, campfires, singing, games, hikes, and more.”
    • Quaker Center’s annual passes can be applied to camp!
  • July 29-August 3: BLQC Family Work Camp (Ben Lomond, CA) quakercenter.org
    • “A camp for all ages! Build community while constructing, repairing, prepping, painting, cooking, cleaning. Deepen community by worshiping, playing, hiking, singing, chatting.”
  • June/July/August Sessions: Camp Woolman (Sierra Friends Center, Nevada City, CA) woolman.org/camp 
    • Camp Woolman:  ages 9-14
      • Session 1,  June 23-29
      • Session 2: June 30 – July 13
      • Session 3:  July 14- July 27
      • Session 4:  July 28-August 3
    • Teen Leadership Camp (Ages 15-17) – 17 year olds may also apply to be Counselors in Training for the younger camp
      • Session 1, June 23-July 6
      • Session 2: July 7- July 20
      • Session 3: July 21 – August 3
  • TBD: Mountain Friends Camp (New Mexico, IMYM) for 10-15 year olds. Teens ages 16-17 can apply to serve as Counselors in Training. mountainfriendscamp.org

June-August 2019, continued…

[SEE SUMMER CAMP SECTION ABOVE FOR CAMPS IN JUNE-AUGUST]

  • June 9-16: Intermountain Yearly Meeting (Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, NM) “Fear, Faith and the Future” imym.org
    • In 2020, IMYM moves to Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado

[SEE SUMMER CAMP SECTION ABOVE FOR CAMPS IN JUNE-AUGUST]

  • June 30 – July 6: Friends General Conference (FGC): “Peace in Our Hearts, Justice in the World(Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA) fgcquaker.org/connect/gathering
Pacific Yearly Meeting (PYM) Annual Session
  • TBD, likely July 10-12 (Wed-Fri): PYM Young Adult Friends (YAFs) & Elders Retreat (held near site of Annual Session): 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
  • July 12-17 (Fri-Wed): PYM Annual Session & JYM (Walker Creek Ranch, Petaluma, CA, USA). Theme TBA. Financial and transportation assistance available – apply by the deadline published in the registration materials. 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)

  • July 24-28: North Pacific Yearly Meeting (Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR) npym.org
  • Possibly in Summer 2019: Guatemala Service Trip with NPYM Junior Friends. Spots might be available for PYM youth to participate. Contact PYM Youth Programs Coordinator for more information.

Fall 2019 (skeleton Fall calendar at this point)

  • August 30 – September 1, 2019: “Clerking with Joy and Enthusiasm” – Workshop with Barbara Babin and Jamie Newton (Ben Lomond Quaker Center, CA; see website for complete list of workshops). Ask your Meeting to use its annual pass! quakercenter.org
  • September 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
  • October 6, 2019: World Quaker Day (Everywhere) worldquakerday.org
  • October 18-20, 2019: College Park Quarterly Meeting (Sierra Friends Center) collegeparkquarterlymeeting.org

 

  • November 2-3, 2019: Southern California Quarterly Meeting’s Fall Fellowship (Temescal Canyon Gateway Park, near Santa Monica, CA).  scqm.org
  • November 15-17, 2019: “‘In the world but not of it’: Quaker Spiritual Community over Time” – Workshop with Ben Pink Dandelion (Ben Lomond Quaker Center, CA; see website for complete list of workshops). Ask your Meeting to use its annual pass! quakercenter.org
  • November 18-20, 2019: “Building the Blessed Community: Nurturing Authentic Quaker Spirituality” – Workshop with Ben Pink Dandelion (Ben Lomond Quaker Center, CA; see website for complete list of workshops). Ask your Meeting to use its annual pass! quakercenter.org
  • November 29-December 1, 2019: Music and Dance Retreat (Ben Lomond Quaker Center, CA; see website for complete list of workshops). Ask your Meeting to use its annual pass! quakercenter.org
  • December 27-January 1: Year-End Retreat at Quaker Center (Ben Lomond Quaker Center, CA; see website for complete list of workshops). Ask your Meeting to use its annual pass! quakercenter.org
  • December 28-January 2: Western Young Friends New Year’s Gathering (In NorCal 2019. Site alternates between Southern Oregon and NorCal). All ages welcome. newyearsgathering.org

MORE ORGANIZATIONS & PROGRAMS OF INTEREST

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:
pacificyearlymeeting.org/youth
and on our Facebook page: “Pacific Yearly Meeting Youth Programs”