Friends General Conference

Together we nurture the spiritual vitality of Friends

Family Time

Children and Teens
Date and Time: 
Monday, July 1, 2019 - 1:30pm to Sunday, July 7, 2019 - 4:30pm
Grinnell College, Grinnell Iowa

Opportunities abound for families to spend time together at Gathering. 

During all meals and every afternoon from lunch until dinner time.

Family Time Options include:

The Family Place: a gathering place to play, read, relax and learn together - open daily from 1:30 - 4:30 pm  

Balls and frisbees, board games, dress up clothes, riding toys, and lots of books can be found here. These can be used in the Family Place or some can even be checked out, like the books in the Junior Gathering Library. Want to have a pick up soccer game? Check out a soccer ball from the Family Place, round up a team and play! There are usually quiet places to grab a nap in air conditioning on a hot day.  Some afternoons there is a topic for parents to discuss while chidren play nearby.   

Look for Family Place in the Daily Bulletin to see what's available and see Junior Gathering Times Summer 2019 for our schedule of activities.  Some special ones this year include Kite Making, yoga, drama games, stories, songs and more!

Multi-Generational activities, like Capture the Flag, Sidewalk Chalk Art & more, are planned for afternoons from 1:30- 3:15.  Check the Daily Bulletin each day for additional information on these and other Family Friendly activities. 

Field Trips for 2019 Learn what attactions are nearby

Family Friendly Activities in Iowa

Make your own plans - with just your family or join with others.



Get other ideas from Junior Gathering Times Winter 2017  and Summer 2016

The Wednesday evening plenary with singer and songwriter John McCutcheon is for all ages.