Gathering costs are deliberately kept very low (around $35–70/day/adult including meals). Fees are on a “freewill offering, pay-what-you-feel-led” basis, so no one need stay away for reasons of limited funds.
We welcome Friends of all branches and expressions of faith to join with us. Although Bible study happens each morning and many Friends who attend Quaker Spring have been drawn to the faith of earlierQuaker generations, Friends with several different paths have enjoyed this opportunity to seek, share, and worship with others in this open, relaxed retreat-like time.
We especially welcome Young Adult Friends. One of the most exciting things about these gatherings has been the powerful sharing across generational lines between Young Adult and older Friends. Many in both groups have spoken of how powerful and unusual this experience has been.
Our planning/discerning group currently includes: Deborah Haines (Baltimore YM), Micah Bales (Friends of Jesus Fellowship), Susan Smith (Ohio YM), Angela Hopkins, Janet Hough, Joanna Hoyt, Frederick Martin & Jonathan Vogel-Borne (New England YM), Anne Pomeroy (New York YM), Dorothy Henderson (Pacific & Lake Erie YMs), and Ellen Deacon (Philadelphia YM). Please email the Quaker Spring planning group at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or ideas about this summer’s gathering or to be added to our mailing list. If you prefer, you may also write Deborah Haines, 2794 Fort Scott Dr, Arlington VA 22202 or call her at 703-706-8176.
We welcome contributions to support these gatherings. If you can help out, please go to the Contributions to Quaker Spring page.
We hope you will join us this June in Poughkeepsie!