Friends General Conference

Nurturing faith and Quaker practice

Adult Young Friends Retreat

The Adult Young Friends (AYF) Retreat is a great place to get a jump start to the FGC Gathering experience.

Return here in mid-January to learn more about the planned content for the 2015 retreat.

More information is provided below.  We hope to see you all there, and if there are any questions, please contact us at fgc-ayf-retreat@googlegroups.com.

Where and When
Cost
How to Register

Childcare
Scholarships
Invite a Friend

Where and When

The program will be held immediately before the FGC Gathering at Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC from  9 am to 5 pm on Saturday July 4.  You may order cafeteria meals beginning with dinner on Friday July 3 through lunch on Sunday July 5.  Friends are encouraged to arrive Friday, and are welcome to join the retreat whenever they arrive on campus, if they have registered for it in advance. 

Cost

Return here after January 1 to learn about the cost of the retreat.

Childcare Is Available

If you are a young adult with children eighth grade or younger, childcare is available for the retreat.  You will only need to pay for housing and meals for your child.  Read more about childcare for pre-Gathering events.

How to Register

When you register for the Gathering, choose the “AYF Retreat.”  Choose early housing (Friday or Saturday nights) to match your housing for the full Gathering.  Select which meals you want in addition to the Gathering meal plan. The cafeteria will open beginning with supper on Friday, June 27. The Gathering meal plan will not begin until Sunday supper, June 29. You may add pre-Gathering housing and meals to your registration until June 10.  If meals are available on-site for cash, they will be significantly more expensive than pre-ordered early meals.

Registration for the FGC Gathering opens April 1.

Scholarships

You may add a scholarship request for the AYF Retreat on top of the described maximum scholarship.  Registrants may request a scholarship from FGC for up to half of the retreat costs (housing, meals, and retreat fee). 

Request a scholarship when you register for the Gathering.

Invite a Friend

Are you planning on attending the retreat?  Invite a friend to join you.