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. Please join us Saturday July 1 for this special Saturday retreat to continue building our community

The Adult Young Friends Pre-Gathering Retreat is a wonderful way to connect with the AYF community before the busyness of Gathering begins. It’s entirely optional, but is a great opportunity to bond with your fellow AYFers. It also provides a way for everyone to transition from the stresses of travel and everyday life so that we can move smoothly into the experience of the Gathering.

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 Niagara University in Niagara Falls, New York on Saturday, July 1.  You may order cafeteria meals beginning with dinner on Friday June 30 through lunch on Sunday July 2.  Friends are encouraged to arrive Friday since the retreat is all day Saturday.

Cost

The retreat fee will be posted in February. Please see our Gathering Fees for early arrival housing and meal fees.

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. The deadline to request pre-Gathering childcare is June 10th.

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 Gathering meal plan will not begin until Sunday supper, July 2.

Registration for the FGC Gathering opens April 3.

If you register after June 10th, please call the office to find out whether pre-Gathering housing and pre-purchased meals are still available. Children can not be registered for retreat childcare after June 10th.

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.