Who: All Young Friends and Young Adult Friends (YFYAF), ages 13-35.
What: A three-day retreat at Camp NeeKauNis, to continue what was started at the 2017 YF Camp NeeKauNis gathering.
Where: Camp NeeKauNis, the beautiful property belonging to all Friends of Canada.
When: August 2-4, 2018
Why: To gather ourselves in preparation of CYM in session, including working toward finding a sense of the meeting before CYM in session in Barrie 2018. Young Friends and Young Adult Friends are encouraged to attend both the gathering and CYM in session, the later of which runs from August 4 - 11, 2018.
Travel Details:-We encourage YFYAF to arrive in Toronto on Wednesday August 1, or the morning of Thursday August 2. -We will travel together by bus as a group to Camp NeeKauNis in the late afternoon of Thursday August 2. -YFYAF are also welcome to make their own way to camp by bus or private vehicle. -We will gather at Camp NeeKauNis from the evening of August 2 to the evening of August 4. -We will then travel together by bus on the evening of August 4 to CYM in session, in Barrie Ontario, just 30 minutes down the highway.
The Program:-Last year’s programming worked very well in building community and nurturing Spirit-led activities at the gathering. -As our Epistle notes, “along with meals together, work around the camp, and daily meeting for worship, the organizers left space for Friends to offer self-directed programs as they desired. These smaller sessions sprung from the amazing diversity of gifts Friends wanted to share, from the gentle art of cat’s cradle to discussions of the role of Christ in our lives and in Quakerism; from canoeing at sunset, to the plenary workshop on the surprisingly recent history of Christian homophobia and transphobia.” -We will once again hold an initial session to go over the desired community norms, as well as the policies of Canadian Yearly Meeting and Camp NeeKaunis, which previously helped to create a safe space and a smoothly run time during the 2017 Camp NeeKauNis gathering.
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