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Gathering Fees

For the 2021 Gathering, fees are "Pay as Led".

Pay as Led is a method of offering sliding scale pricing. We have three set price categories, as well as a fourth option, "Choose Your Price," where you can write-in a different price that you are able to pay. There is also an option to make an additional donation to the Gathering or specific programs. We ask that you prayerfully consider your financial resources and the value you believe the Gathering brings to your life and to Friends. Based on this personal reflection, we invite you to pay as you are led, and to make any donation that feels appropriate to you.

Learn more about Pay as Led, and how the fees were determined. 

When you register for the Gathering, you will first choose your events package - how much of the virtual Gathering you are planning to attend. Then you will select your Pay as Led price on the next page.

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Event Packages

At a virtual Gathering, you can choose how much of the conference to attend. When you register, you will select one of the event packages listed below. During the Gathering, you will only have access to the events in the package that you registered for. You can add-on additional workshops and/or pre-Gathering retreats to the packages below.

Full Program: This package includes access to evening programs, worship sharing, afternoon activities, Bible half hour, open hang out time, and one workshop

Workshops Plus: This package includes access to worship sharing, afternoon activities, Bible half hour, open hang out time, and one workshop (it does not include evening programs)

Evening Programs Plus: This package includes access to evening programs, worship sharing, afternoon activities, Bible half hour, and open hang out time (it does not include workshops)

Evening Programs Only: This package only includes access to evening programs, worship sharing, and open hang out time. (It does not include workshops, afternoon activities, or Bible half hour)

Quaker & Business pre-Gathering only: This option is for Friends who only are able to attend the weekend Quakers & Business pre-Gathering Conference, taking place June 18-20. The Quakers & Business Conference can also be added onto any of the above packages

High School Program: For youth who have completed 9th grade - age 18. This package includes access to everything listed in Full Program above, plus High School Program sessions. The only mandatory part of the High School Program is support groups (you choose your preferred support group time when you register.) 

Junior Gathering: For children & youth aged 0-14 (rising 9th grade). This package includes access to afternoon activities, including Junior Gathering afternoon programming, and evening programs. 

Read more about Programs & Events at the 2021 Gathering or view the 2021 Gathering Schedule

"Pay as Led" fee scale

  • Abundant Sharing: this amount covers the cost of your attendance plus an extra amount towards others attending, helping to equalize the cost for everyone
  • Traditional Price: this amount covers the cost for your attendance at the Gathering 
  • Limited Resources: for those with limited financial resources who want to pay a set price
  • Choose Your Price: if none of the above options seem right for you, you can write-in your own price
  • Any payment you make beyond Traditional Price is considered a donation to FGC and is tax deductible. 
  Abundant Sharing Traditional Price Limited Resources Choose Your Price
Full Program - Adult & Young Adult $800 $400 $125 $0-1000+
Workshops Plus - Adult & Young Adult $500 $250 $100 $0-1000+
Evening Programs Plus - Adult & Young Adult $350 $175 $75 $0-1000+
Evening Programs Only - Adult & Young Adult $250 $125 $50 $0-1000+
Full Program - High School $100 $50 $25 $0-1000+
Full Program - Junior Gathering $60 $30 $15 $0-1000+
Quaker & Business pre-Gathering only $50 $25 $5 $0-1000+
         

Additional Programs

       
Additional Workshop $200 $100 $50 $0-1000+
Pre-Gathering Retreat - Adult, YA, HS $50 $25 $5 $0-1000+

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Payments and Deposits

Please pay your balance within two weeks of registering to confirm your registration (or before the start of the Gathering if you are registering less than two weeks before the start of the Gathering.) We prefer payment online via debit or credit card, due to limited mail access at this time. 

All fees are listed and calculated in US dollars.

If you did not pay your full balance when you registered, here are instructions for how to make a payment online.

Cancellation Fees

Read our full cancellation policy

  • Cancellation must be in writing (email preferred) or completed online by the registrant
  • Cancel by June 20: incur a charge of $25 per person ($100 maximum per family.)
  • Cancel after June 20: no refunds - full balance is due. (Some exceptions will be made for extraordinary circumstances.)

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