Annual Session 2017
Junior Yearly Meeting (JYM)

All JYM children attend for FREE this year!

Junior Yearly Meeting Staff welcomes families to the wonderful community at Annual Session. Junior Yearly Meeting (JYM) provides fun and learning within a Friendly community for children from infancy through rising 8th grade. It is a great opportunity for your child to meet other kids from different Meetings. The JYM program involves morning classes, which are divided by grades and filled with fun, structured activities focused on the YM theme, and in the afternoon and evening sessions the children participate in less structure fun activities and games either inside or outside. The rising 6th through 8th graders (JYFs) meet in their own community to learn experientially about Quaker process and participate in a wide variety of activities. Together they write an epistle to share with other JYFs around the world. Rising 9th graders may choose to stay with JYFs or join the Young Friends.

For safety reasons, children attending Annual Session are expected to either participate in JYM programs or be under the direct supervision of a parent or other designated adult during JYM program times. A co-op aftercare will be offered after the JYM afternoon program on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 4 pm (when workshops end) until 5 pm (when dinner begins). Parents who want their children to participate must sign up at the Afternoon Program to work one shift. Please attend the interest group on Wednesday afternoon to organize and sign up.

We know that it is difficult for new families to make the newcomer orientation in the evening, so we will have a table at lunch set aside where new families can sit with people who are able to provide information and help. Look for our sign.