Youth & Intergenerational Calendar

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2017-2018 Ongoing Calendar of Events in PYM and Beyond

** will denote recent change or addition (Original posting: 9/19/17)

See also in Google Calendar format.
Please print this periodically to display at your Meetinghouse.
If viewing this in print, you can see web-links at pacificyearlymeeting.org/youth/calendar

Email Alyssa Nelson, Youth Programs Coordinator, to have events included on the calendar. pym.youthcoordinator [at] gmail [dot] com

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. Info about available attendance assistance: pacificyearlymeeting.org/youth/resources-funding

Note: Calendar includes select Ben Lomond Quaker Center workshops of particular interest to teens and young adults though 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.

Fall 2017

  • 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 30: 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 Diane Duerr-Levine. quakerharvestfestival.org
  • October 1: World Quaker Day: Gathering in Worship Around the Globe (Everywhere)  “… There are three ways to let [FWCC] know about your activities: Email …, post them to the FWCC World Office Facebook page, or Twitter, hashtag #wqd for posting to the website.”….”  worldquakerday.org
  • October 14, 10am-5pm: Quaker Oaks Farm Harvest Festival (Visalia, CA). Free and open to the public! quakeroaksfarm.org/special-events/ 
  • October 13-15: College Park Quarterly Meeting (Sierra Friends Center). collegeparkquarterlymeeting.org
    • Teen Program Adult Co-Clerks: Maren Sinclair Hurn & Karen Morgan. Children’s Program Clerk: Cheryl Hendrickson. Theme: “Awaken to the call of the Divine Spirit, within one’s self, within all persons
    • Register by October 3rd to avoid the late fee. Register online, pay onsite.
  • October 19-22: Quaker Earthcare Witness Steering Committee Open Meeting. One of two annual face-to-face meetings. quakerearthcare.org/upcoming
    • Financial assistance for young Friends is available from QEW.
    • QEW AT 30 – WAY FORWARD: This year marks QEW’s 30th anniversary. Our … Steering Committee meeting will focus on where spirit is leading us. We will also be celebrating our history of inspiring Friends to act on our spiritual connection with the natural world, with thanks to the many Friends who have been part of the journey. We will seek way forward to build a sustainable and life-enhancing future in these challenging times.”
  • November 4-5: Southern California Quarterly Meeting’s Fall Fellowship (Temescal Canyon Gateway Park, near Santa Monica, CA) Register and pay by October 16th to avoid late fee. No registrations after October 23rd. scqm.org
    • Invited Guest Speaker: Ben Pink Dandelion
      • Pre-reading: “Celebrating the Quaker Way” by Ben Pink Dandelion
      • SCQM invites all PYM Friends to attend this extra-special Fall Fellowship!
      • Adult Clerk of Teen Program: Kate Watkins. Children’s Program Clerk: Winnie Sunshine.
  • November 17-19: The Quaker Legacy and the Art of Campaigning for Justice” Workshop with George Lakey (Ben Lomond Quaker Center, CA; see website for complete list of workshops). Ask your Meeting to use its annual pass! quakercenter.org
  • December 1-3: 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 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 Sierra Friends Center, Nevada City, CA. Site alternates between Southern Oregon and NorCal). All ages welcome. newyearsgathering.org

2018

  • January 20, Saturday-only (plus teen overnight): College Park Quarterly Meeting (Host: San Francisco Meeting). Teen Program Adult Clerk: Maren Sinclair Hurn & Karen Morgan. Children’s Program Clerk: Cheryl Hendrickson. collegeparkquarterlymeeting.org

 

 

  • March 2-4: PYM Representative Committee “RepCom” Meeting & JYM Planning Meeting (host meeting TBD (in Southern 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 5: Deadline to apply for FCNL Summer Internships futureadvocate.org/program/internship
  • March 17-20: FCNL Spring Lobby Weekend (Washington, DC): Financial assistance and subsidized housing (limited amounts) available to Young Adults 30 and under: contact Andrew@fcnl.org (Andrew Silva). futureadvocate.org/program/spring-lobby-weekend
  • TBA (March 2019?): FWCC Section of the Americas Meeting  fwccamericas.org/events/
  • March 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
  • March 26-30: 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 the Wukchumni Spring Ceremony and Visalia Friends’ Easter Breakfast.  quakeroaksfarm.org/portfolio-items/spring-service-learning-camp

 

  • Spring (TBD): “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 
  • May 18-20: College Park Quarterly Meeting (Ben Lomond Quaker Center, CA): Teen Program Adult Clerk: Maren Sinclair Hurn & Karen Morgan. Children’s Program Clerk: Cheryl Hendrickson.  collegeparkquarterlymeeting.org

*SUMMER CAMPS 2018*

  • June 23-30: Ben Lomond Quaker Center Service Camp (rising 5th-9th graders) quakercenter.org Quaker Center’s annual passes can be applied to camp!
  • June/July/August Sessions: Camp Woolman (Sierra Friends Center, Nevada City, CA) woolman.org/dates-rates
    • Sierra Friends Camp (ages 9-14)
      • Session 1: (two weeks): June 24-July 7
      • Session 2: (one week): July 8-July 14
      • Session 3: (one week): July 15-July 21
      • Session 4: (two weeks): July 22-August 4
    • Teen Leadership Camp (Ages 15&16)
      • Session 1: (two weeks): June 24-July 7
      • Session 2: (two weeks): July 8-July 21
      • Session 3: (two weeks): July 22-August 4
  • Summer TBA: 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 2018, continued…

[SEE SUMMER CAMP SECTION ABOVE FOR CAMPS IN JULY AND AUGUST]

[SEE SUMMER CAMP SECTION ABOVE FOR CAMPS IN JULY AND AUGUST]

  • July 1-7: Friends General Conference (FGC): “The Power of Truth” (University of Toledo, OH) fgcquaker.org/connect/gathering
  • July 11-13 TENTATIVE (Wed-Fri): PYM Young Adult Friends & 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 13-18 (Fri-Wed): PYM Annual Session & JYM (Walker Creek Ranch, Petaluma, CA, USA). Theme: “Radical Vulnerability.” 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 TBA: North Pacific Yearly Meeting npym.org

[SEE SUMMER CAMP SECTION ABOVE FOR CAMPS IN JULY AND AUGUST]

  • Possibly in August 2018: Guatemala Service Trip with NPYM Junior Friends. Spots might be available for PYM youth to participate. Contact Alyssa Nelson for more information.

Fall 2018

(skeleton Fall calendar at this point)
  • October 7: 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 19-21: College Park Quarterly Meeting (Sierra Friends Center) collegeparkquarterlymeeting.org
  • November 3-4: Southern California Quarterly Meeting’s Fall Fellowship (Temescal Canyon Gateway Park, near Santa Monica, CA).  scqm.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”