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- April's Earthcare retreat in Atlanta saw SAYFers learning more about ways
to protect our environment on the local level with guest Lisa Rose, plus digging
a lot of invasive plants from the AFM grounds and unearthing some great dance
moves at the first ever SAYF Prom. Special thanks to the FANs who helped cover
all the adult duties with a skeleton crew. Other appreciations and thoughts from
the April retreat have been posted with the EPISTLES page worship journals.

The final event of the 2015 - 2016 SAYF season is SAYMA:
June 09-12, 2016 @ Warren Wilson College, NC
- Lead FAN: Aaron Ruscetta

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

Please see the SAYMA page of this website for registration and
participation details. No-fee Registration Deadline is May 16 !
Registrations will NOT be accepted after May 25th. We ask our
Young Friends to please be timely in completing their SAYMA
registration, sponsor and transportation arrangements to ensure
they are able to attend.

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

(To be mailed to SAYMA with payment before deadlines)

SAYMA 2016 Advance Program
SAYMA 2016 Registration Form (pdf)
SAYMA 2016 Registration Form (xlsx)

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

SAYF at SAYMA 2016 Sponsor Form
SAYF at SAYMA 2016 Registration Form
SAYF at SAYMA 2016 Arrival Reminders
SAYF at SAYMA 2016 Cover Sheet
SAYF Revised 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 2016-2017 Schedule (as of June 2016)
Parent Information Letter for 2014-2015
Current SAYF Guidelines (rev 2014.08)


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Last updated 2016.05.03