Annual Session 2017
Lowering Costs and Rates

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Looking to Reduce the Cost of Annual Session?

There are of options available to help defray the cost of Annual Session. It is necessary to apply for many of these, and instructions are included. For Friends registering for Annual Session online, you can indicate what form of assistance you are seeking during the registration process.

  1. First-Time Attender certificates: Each Local Meeting may award up to three vouchers to first-time adult attenders, or Friends returning after a long absence, giving them two free days at the Early Registration rate. Contact your Meeting Clerk!
  2. Junior Yearly Meeting Workgrants: If you have experience and would enjoy working with children, JYM is a great “home” during Annual Session. You can have fun, be valued as an important part of the JYM staff community, and, as a bonus, you would also qualify for a work grant! Please consider take some time to consider this, and if you wish more information, contact Ellen Arginteanu. If you are interested in being a Friendly Adult Presence (for Young Friends) contact Jossie Dowling for clearance and training.
  3. Maximum Fee Cap: Annual Session fees are capped at $1,500 per family.
  4. Tent space: Tent space is an option available nearby at Frederick Friends Meeting, but must be seperately requested by no later than June 30. Showers and bathroom facilities are available, as is an Electric Vehicle Charging Station. Contact Katie Bliss if you are interested. You should register as a commuter for Annual Session.
  5. Young Adult Friends: Young Adult Friends aged 18-35 are invited to apply for financial assistance for Annual Session. This helps YAFs participate as fully as possible in the Yearly Meeting. Funds are limited, and so are given out first come - first served, with a preference for BYM Committee members and officers. As much as 50% of the registration costs may be covered by BYM. This assistance cannot be combined with first-time attender certificates but may be combined with BYM work grants. If you would like to apply, please:
    • Determine how much you can afford to pay,
    • Apply to your local Meeting for assistance as soon as possible,
    • If more assistance is needed from BYM, please get a letter from your Meeting stating the amount of assistance being provided by your Meeting,
    • This letter and the regular application to attend Annual Session must be received in the BYM office by the early registration date. (June 26)
  6. Ask your Local Meeting!

Annual Session Registration Rates and Payment Information

Payment Information

Each lodging night includes three meals, beginning with dinner on the day of arrival, continuing through lunch the following day.

Annual Session Fees are capped at $1,500 per family. If the sub-total is greater than this and you are registering online, simply select paying 25% of fees at the time of registration and your balance due will be credited with the excess.

Early Registration Deadline is June 26, 2017!
Refund Policy
If you cannot attend Annual Session and want a refund, your request (by mail or email only) must be received by July 17. Your registration fees, minus a $25.00 service charge, will be refunded as soon as possible after Annual Session.
No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after July 17.

Registration Rates
Plan A - Adult Room
 
1 night
2 nights
3 nights
4 nights
5 nights
6 nights
Through June 26
$95
$190
$285
$380
$475
$570
After June 26
$105
$210
$315
$420
$525
$630

Plan B - Young Friend
 
1 night
2 nights
3 nights
4 nights
5 nights
Through June 26
$95
$190
$285
$380
$475
After June 26
$105
$210
$315
$420
$525

Plan C - Child between birth and 8th Grade
(there is no charge but registration is required).
1 night
2 nights
3 nights
4 nights
5 nights
6 nights
$0
$0
$0
$0
$0
$0

Plan D - Adult Commuter with two meals
1 night
2 nights
3 nights
4 nights
5 nights
6 nights
$75
$150
$225
$300
$375
$450

Plan E - Adult Commuter without meals
1 night
2 nights
3 nights
4 nights
5 nights
6 nights
$50
$100
$150
$200
$250
$300
Plan F - Single Event Attendance
$15