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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 (optional for commuters)

Beginning June 1, there is a $60 late fee for all full-time and half-Gathering registrations. Late fees will not be charged for part-time registrations.

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. In 2019, t-shirts can be pre-ordered when you register, or purchased onsite at QuakerBooks. The Attenders Directory can be purchased on-site at QuakerBooks. Shuttle reservations are purchased individually with our transportation provider.

Financial aid is available. Learn more.

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2019 Program Fees

Adult Program Fee $410
   Young Adult Program Fee(18-35 yrs) $320
Half Gathering Program Fee (Adults only) $245
   Young Adult Program Fee (18-35 yrs) $170
Infant through High School Program Fee
(up to age 18, read more)
FREE
Family Discount on Program Fees (for families with dependents) N/A in 2019
Adult part-time program & campus fee,
adults only (per day)
$95


Family Discount

In 2019, due to a generous donation, there will be no program fee for children and teens! (Age infant to high school.) The program fee for young adults (age 18-35) will be reduced by an additional $55, to be $90 less than the adult program fee. The Family Discount, which offered a 15% reduction of program fees, has been eliminated for this year.

We recognize that for a small number of families with college students, the elimination of the family discount would mean Gathering program fees would be more expensive for the parents than in previous years. For families of parents with only young adults as dependents (full-time students under age 24), there will be a discount code giving the 15% discount on the adult program fees, to match what the Family Discount offered in previous years

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2019 Lodging & Campus Fees

"Double" refers to a single bed in shared room with two beds. Learn more about housing choices.

Little Child=birth to 5 yrs · Child=6-10 yrs · Youth=11 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 (age 11-14) Child (age 6-10) Little Child (5 & under)
Single, air conditioning $427 $213 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Double, air conditioning $327 $164 n/a $168 $168 $168
Single, no air conditioning $327 $163 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Double, no air conditioning $227 $114 $127 $127 $127 $127
On floor (see Family Housing Notes) n/a n/a n/a n/a $5 No charge
In RV on campus (First person) $155 $83 n/a n/a n/a n/a
In Tent on campus (First person) $155 $83 n/a n/a n/a n/a
RV or Tent additional per person fee $10 $10 n/a $5 $5 No charge
Commuter $95 $48 n/a $48 $25 No charge
EARLY ARRIVAL ROOM FEE,
per night
(before June 30)
           
Single, air conditioning $65 $65 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Double, air conditioning $50 $50 n/a $28 $28 $28
Single, no air conditioning $50 $50 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Double, no air conditioning $40 $40 n/a $21 $21 $21
HS on floor (see conditions) n/a n/a No charge n/a n/a n/a
Child on floor (birth–age 10) n/a n/a n/a n/a No charge No charge
RV on campus (first person) $15 $15 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Tent on campus (first person) $15 $15 n/a n/a n/a n/a
RV or Tent additional person $5 $5 No charge No charge No charge No charge

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2019 Meal Plans (dinner June 30 to lunch July 6)

Everyone staying on campus or in a Gathering camping or RV site must choose a meal plan. Learn more about meal plan options.

  Adult
(full-Gath)
Adult
(half-Gath)
High School Youth Child (age 6-10) Little Child (5 & under)
Breakfast, lunch & dinner $183 $92 $92 $92 $63 No charge
Lunch & dinner $135 $68 $68 $68 $45 No charge
Cafeteria breakfast & lunch, and
cooperatively cooked dinner
$130 n/a n/a $65 $40 No charge
Cafeteria lunch and
cooperatively cooked dinner
$81 n/a n/a $40 $20 No charge

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2019 Pre-Purchased Early Meals (any meals before dinner on June 30)

This year there will not be any pre-purchased meals before Sunday dinner (June 30). If you arrive early for a pre-Gathering event or workgrant, you will need to purchase each meal you want at the cafeteria. See single meal prices below.

Cash Meal Prices

Attenders staying off-campus and part-timers will be able to purchase individual meals at the cafeteria. Any pre-Gathering meals (before Sunday dinner) will also be at these prices.

Adult, High School, Youth (age 11 - rising 9th grade)

  • Breakfast: $10
  • Lunch: $13
  • Dinner: $16

  • Child (age 6-10)

  • Breakfast: TBD
  • Lunch: TBD
  • Dinner: TBD

  • Little Child (age 0-5)

  • Breakfast: TBD
  • Lunch: TBD
  • Dinner: TBD

  • Sample Rates

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

    $820 Adult (36 yrs. and older)

    $730 Young Adult (age 18-35)
    $219 High schooler

    $68 10-year-old, on the floor

    $1708 Family with two adults, one 8-year-old, and one 4-year-old

    *Sample rates assume shared non-a/c rooms, full-time attendance, and a three-meal per day meal plan. We assume children 10 and under will have the floor rate.

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

    Payments and Deposits

    Deposits: The minimum deposit is the Program Fee(s) for your party, due when you register. However, if you are applying for financial aid from your meeting or from FGC, a deposit is due one week after you learn of aid granted. Deposits and other payments may be made by credit/debit card, electronic check, or paper check. FGC pays twice the fees for reward cards - whenever possible, avoid Visa Signature Preferred and Mastercard World Cards.

    Canadian Payments: Payments made in Canadian dollars will be credited with the prevailing exchange rate at our financial institution on the day of deposit.


    Cancellation Fees

    Read our full cancellation policy

    • Cancellation must be in writing (mail or email)
    • Cancel by May 31: incur a charge of $45 per person ($125 maximum per family.)
      See our full cancellation policy for exceptions - Friends offered financial aid have one week after the offer to cancel without a fee.
    • Cancel June 1–10: the cancellation fee will equal 50% of program fees.
    • Cancel after June 10: 75% of all fees will be owed even if you do not attend the Gathering.

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