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- The April retreat in Asheville was a bear, literally and metaphorically, since
bear's got into our trash after we left and a raucus game of bear was one of
the retreat highlights. We explored ways to make a stand for what we believe
in and respectful ways of expressing disagreement with others -- important
skills in the wild wider world we live in today. Other illuminations of the light
at the April retreat have been posted to the EPISTLES page worship journals.

The final event of the 2016 - 2017 SAYF season is SAYMA:
June 15-18, 2017 @ Warren Wilson College, NC
- Lead FAN: Wren Hendrickson

SAYMA registration information has been distributed to active
SAYFers and forms are also posted below for convenience.

Please see the SAYMA page of this website for registration and
participation details. FINAL SAYMA REG DEADLINE is MAY 30th!
(Late registration will apply if you missed the May 23 early bird

Young Friends are encouraged to follow up promptly with their
sponsor and transportation arrangements to ensure they are able
to attend when June 15th.

All SAYFers who register for SAYMA will be receiving a packet
in the mail with copies of the required SAYF Registration, Sponsor
and Medical Release forms. The SAYF specific forms that will be
needed on arrival are also posted below.

(To be mailed to SAYMA with payment before deadlines)

SAYMA 2017 Advance Program
SAYMA 2017 Registration Form (pdf)
SAYMA 2017 Registration Form (xls)

(Required when arriving at SAYF dorm after SAYMA check in)

SAYF at SAYMA 2017 Registration & Sponsor Forms
SAYF at SAYMA 2017 Arrival Reminders
SAYF at SAYMA 2017 Cover Sheet
SAYF Medical Release Form
Directions to Warren Wilson College

About our Retreats:
Each retreat is planned by the Young Friends of the meeting that is sponsoring or hosting the gathering. They choose a theme and decide on worship, workshops, activities and food. They experience Quaker process in this planning and produce a schedule for the weekend.

Each retreat begins on Friday evening with a guideline review after all teens have arrived, then a worship sharing circle follows as the first activity on Saturday morning. The retreat ends on Sunday around noon, after gathering in silence to write and share our worship journals about the weekend.

The young Friends have their own Nurturing Committee comprised of experienced attenders who uphold the guidelines during the retreats and attend an additional two retreats each year to conduct business and address any issues for the SAYF community. They also nurture individuals during the retreats.

Additional details of our SAYF program are found on the Guidelines page and in our annual fall parent letter:

SAYF 2017-2018 Schedule (pending)
Parent Information Letter for 2016-2017
Current SAYF Guidelines (rev 2014.08)


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Last updated 2017.05.23