Friends General Conference

Nurturing faith and Quaker practice

Gathering Fees

We have not yet determined the 2017 fees. We are leaving this page online for people to get an idea of fees in recent years. Please check back in mid-January for the 2017 fees.

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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, 2017.

Financial aid is available. Learn more.

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2017 Program Fees might be a little higher than in 2016. Housing, campus, and meal plan fees might be similar, but we will not know for sure until 2017.

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
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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."

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Pre-Gathering Events

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

Approximate Rates (a few examples)

The 2017 rates are not yet finalized. Here are some earlier rates for these sample registrants and groups. "Basic costs" assume that registrants are in shared rooms, full-time attendance, and choose a three-meal per day meal plan. We assume children 11 and under will have the floor rate.

Here are some sample (estimated) 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