Youth and families are invited to attend ‘Retreat Days!’ The Youth Committee is offering two regional retreat days this year instead of a full weekend retreat in order to minimize COVID transmission risk.
• Saturday, June 19th, at Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Hobe Sound, FL
• Sunday, July 25th, at Anastasia State Park St Augustine, FL
Activities include swimming, nature walks, games, and all-ages worship. All activities will be outdoors, using social distancing, masks, and other COVID-19 safety measures.
We welcome both Quaker and non-Quaker families who want to build inclusive community and explore Quaker spiritual practices. Feel free to bring friends! This event is designed for youth (under 18) attending with their families (parents, siblings, grandparents, caregivers, family friends). We welcome whoever you consider to be your family. Children under 18 need to be accompanied by an adult, and adults need to be accompanied by one or more youth.
Pay as Led: This event will cost SEYM about $40-50 per family; but you may pay the amount that feels right to you. Park entrance, breakfast, and lunch are included.
Make it a Weekend! We know that it may be difficult for families to travel a distance for a one-day event. Both Jonathan Dickinson and Anastasia State Parks offer camping (make reservations early). Hotels, AirBnbs, and other accommodations may offer discounted off-season rates.
We hope you’ll find ways to have as much fun as possible attending one, or both, of the retreat days!
9 am: Breakfast available for early arrivals (stays out until lunch for late arrivals)
10 am: Welcome, intros, and group games
11 am: Beach
Lunch: Stay at the beach as long as you’d like, then head back to the pavilion for lunch, watermelon carving, splash ball tag, and board games
2 pm: Nature walk
3:30 pm: Worship
4:30 pm: Clean up, pack a snack for the road!