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- The March retreat in Celo was a great adventure in reconnecting with nature
via hikes, building fairy houses by the creek, warming by a bonfire and sleeping
under the stars. The SAYFers of Arthur Morgan School were exceptional organizers
and hosts, exemplifying Quaker community leadership! The Worship Journals
have been mailed out with the April invitations and are now posted, as usual,
on the EPISTLES page.

Our April retreat is now less than two weeks away, where the Durham
& Chapel Hill planners will have us sharing more outdoor fun at the
Ridge Haven Camp in Brevard, NC. Watch for your invitation and forms
packets in the mail or, as always, you can download and print the PDF
files below. Please note that in addition to the usual SAYF registration
and Medical Release you will need to complete, sign and bring the
waiver form that is required by our hosts at Ridge Haven Camp. 

SAYF Retreat
April 17-19, 2015 @ Ridge Haven Camp, Brevard, NC

- Lead FAN: Jennifer Chapman

Retreat forms and information:

April, 2015 Cover Page
April, 2015 Registration Form

Ridge Haven Waiver
SAYF Medical Release Form (double-sided)
Directions to Ridge Haven, Brevard, NC

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 2014-2015 Schedule (complete)
Parent Information Letter for 2014-2015
Current SAYF Guidelines (rev 2014.08)


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Last updated 2015.04.06