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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

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 2018, 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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2018 Program Fees

Adult Program Fee $405
   Young Adult Program Fee(18-35 yrs) $370
Half Gathering Program Fee (Adults only) $245
   Young Adult Program Fee (18-35 yrs) $225
Infant through High School Program Fee
(up to age 18, read more)
$185
Family Discount on Program Fees (for families with dependents) 15%
Adult part-time program & campus fee,
adults only (per day)
$95

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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2018 Lodging & Campus Fees

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

Little Child=birth to under 2 yrs · Child=2-5 yrs · Youth=6-11 yrs · Middle School=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 Middle School Youth Child 5-11 Little Child
Single, air conditioning $384 $192 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Double, air conditioning $267 $134 $175 $175 $175 $175 $175
On floor (see Family Housing Notes) n/a n/a n/a n/a $55 No charge No charge
In RV on campus (First person) $180 $90 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
In Tent on campus (First person) $180 $90 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
RV or Tent additional per person fee $31 $15 n/a $31 $31 No charge No charge
Commuter $80 $40 n/a $31 $31 No charge No charge
EARLY ARRIVAL ROOM FEE,
per night
(before July 1)
             
Single, air conditioning $50 $50 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Double, air conditioning $40 $40 n/a $40 $40 $25 $25
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
RV on campus (first person) $15 $15 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Tent on campus (first person) $15 $15 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
RV or Tent additional person $5 $5 No charge No charge No charge No charge No charge

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2018 Meal Plans (dinner July 1 to lunch July 7)

Everyone staying on campus or in a Gathering camping or RV site must choose a meal plan
  Adult
(full-Gath)
Adult
(half-Gath)
High School Middle School Youth Child 5-11 Little Child
Breakfast, lunch & dinner $160 $80 $160 $160 $126 $102 No charge
Lunch & dinner $117 $60 $117 $117 $90 $72 No charge
Cafeteria breakfast & lunch, and
cooperatively cooked dinner
$117 n/a n/a $117 $100 $80 No charge
Cafeteria lunch and
cooperatively cooked dinner
$75 n/a n/a $75 $63 $50 No charge

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2018 Pre-Purchased Early Meals (any meals before dinner on July 1)

This year there will not be any pre-purchased meals before Sunday dinner (July 1). 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, & Middle School (age 12 and up)

  • Breakfast: $7
  • Lunch: $9
  • Dinner: $10.50

  • Youth (age 6-11)

  • Breakfast: $6
  • Lunch: $7
  • Dinner: $8

  • Child (age 2-5)

  • Breakfast: $5
  • Lunch: $6
  • Dinner: $6

  • There is no charge for ages 2 and under.

    Sample Rates

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

    $832 Adult (36 yrs. and older)
    $520 High schooler
    $366 11-year-old, on the floor
    $2140 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.

    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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