Friends General Conference

Nurturing faith and Quaker practice

Gathering Fees

On This Page

Find details on the half-Gathering options, payments, deposits, cancellations, and additional fees.

Fees Described

Every full-time and half-Gathering attender pays three fees:

  • a Program Fee
  • a Lodging and Campus Fee
  • a Meal Plan Fee

Part-time attenders pay a daily program fee and can purchase meals on site. On campus housing is not available to part-timers but is available to half-Gathering registrants.

Children on the floor must bring their bedroll, pillow, and towel.

Attenders may choose to purchase other items: early arrival rooms, shuttle tickets, t-shirts, and an attenders directory. Fees for these additional purchases will be posted by April, 2016.

Financial aid is available. Learn more.

Back to top >

2016 Program Fees

Adult Program $380
   Young Adult Program(18-35 yrs) $340
Half Gathering (Adults only) $230
   Young AdultProgram(18-35 yrs) $205
Infant through High School Program
(up to age 18, read more)
$170
Family Discount on Program Fees (for families with dependents) 15%
Adult part-time program & campus fee,
adults only (per day)
$90

Family Discount (since 2014)

A family consisting of one adult plus dependents is eligible for a 15% discount on Program Fees. Full-time students under age 24 are usually dependents. Note that a spouse or domestic partner is not considered a dependent. However, if the family consists of at least one adult and one dependent, then the discount also extends to a second adult spouse or domestic partner. Dependents are registered oldest to youngest, and third, fourth and fifth dependents will not be charged a program fee.

A grandparent plus dependents also constitute an eligible family. (“Dependent” means dependents of the grandparent, or dependents of another adult in the family who is not attending the Gathering.)

See examples and read more about the Family Discount.

If you are not eligible for a Family Discount, the first registrant indicates that s/he is "not registering with dependents" and subsequent registrants respond to the question "Which registrant are you?" with "Other adult without dependents."

Back to top >

2016 Lodging & Campus Fees

"Double" refers to a single bed in shared room with two beds

Little Child=birth to 3 yrs · Child=4-6 yrs · Child=7-11 yrs · Youth=12 yrs to rising ninth grade ·
High School=rising 10th grade - 18 yrs and in HS program
FULL- AND HALF-GATHERING FEES Full-
Gath
Half-
Gath
Full-Gathering
  Adult Adult High School Youth Child 7-11 Child 4-6 Little Child
Single, air conditioning $398 $199 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
Double, air conditioning $298 $149 n.a. $91 $91 $91 $91
Single, no air conditioning $298 $149 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
Double, no air conditioning $198 $99 $155 $91 $91 $91 $91
On floor (see Family Housing Notes) n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. $5 $5 No charge
In RV/car/tent on campus (in addition to site fee) $85 $43 n.a. $10 $5 $5 No charge
Commuter $65 $33 n.a. $10 $5 $5 No charge
Tent or RV site fee (in addition to per person fee) $20 $20 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
EARLY ARRIVAL ROOM FEE,
per night
             
Single, air conditioning $40 $40 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
Double, air conditioning $35 $35 n.a. $20 $20 $20 $20
Single, no air conditioning $35 $35 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
Double, no air conditioning $30 $30 n.a. $20 $20 $20 $20
HS on floor (see conditions) n.a. n.a. No charge n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
Child on floor (birth–age 11) n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. No charge No charge No charge
Tent or RV site fee $8 $8 No charge No charge No charge No charge No charge

Back to top >

2016 Meal Plans (dinner July 3 to lunch July 9)

Everyone staying on campus or in a Gathering camping/RV site must choose a meal plan
  Adult
(full-Gath)
Adult
(half-Gath)
High School Youth Child 7-11 Child 4-6 Little Child
Breakfast, lunch & dinner $176 $88 $145 $145 $145 $101 No charge
Lunch & dinner $124 $62 $105 $105 $105 $74 No charge
Cafeteria breakfast & lunch, and
cooperatively cooked dinner
$133 n.a. n.a. $133 $133 $84 No charge
Cafeteria lunch and
cooperatively cooked dinner
$82 n.a. n.a. $82 $82 $55 No charge

Back to top >

2016 Pre-Purchased Early Meals (dinner July 1 to lunch July 3)

Purchase pre-Gathering meals when you register, or add to your registration by June 10.
Return to this page in February to view pre-Gathering meal prices.

Cash Meal Prices

Return here in late March to learn the cash prices for individual meals.

Back to top >

Pre-Gathering Events

Return here in February to learn the prices of pre-Gathering events

Sample Rates

Here are some sample rates* to help you plan your budget:

$754 Adult (36 yrs. and older)
$470 High schooler
$320 11-year-old, on the floor
$1833 Family with two adults, one 10-year-old, and one 3-year-old

*Sample rates assume shared rooms, full-time attendance, and a three-meal per day meal plan. We assume children 11 and under will have the floor rate.

Find details on the half-Gathering options, payments, deposits, cancellations, and additional fees.

Back to top >