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Baltimore Yearly Meeting is the regional organizing unit for the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in the area of central Pennsylvania, Maryland, parts of West Virginia, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. It is through membership in a Yearly Meeting that individual Quakers become connected with the larger Quaker movement worldwide. "In fellowship, in deep listening, in waiting worship, in commitment to each other, it richly rewards those who embrace the challenge of being a Yearly Meeting Friend." (2011 draft Faith and Practice)

Baltimore Yearly Meeting is Hiring Our Next Camping Program Manager

Baltimore Yearly Meeting (BYM) is seeking a Camping Program Manager. The Baltimore Yearly Meeting Camping Program is a religious education program carried out in a diverse inclusive community in an outdoor setting. The Camping Program Manager, with the oversight and assistance of the Camping Program Committee (CPC), is responsible for the Yearly Meeting’s camp programs, which provide a summer camping experience for 500-600 young people aged 9-17 each year.

The Camping Program Manager engages in the ministry of empowering BYM workers, campers and work grantees to safely work, play, learn and worship in a creative spiritual community. The Camping Program Manager directly supervises the Camp Directors of Catoctin Quaker Camp, Shiloh Quaker Camp, Opequon Quaker Camp, and Teen Adventure Quaker Camp. The Camping Program Manager works closely with the Camp Property Manager, the Camp Directors, and other camp staff. The Camping Program Manager implements the goals, directions and policies set by the Camping Program Committee for the successful annual operation of the camp program.

The Camping Program Manager cultivates inclusiveness across the camping program with particular attention to young adults, people of color, people of diverse socioeconomic backgrounds, and people of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities. The Camping Program Manger provides leadership to camp staff to create a safe place for all campers and staff, takes steps to ensure that all elements of camp programs are safe for all participants, and investigates any incidents that may occur. The Camping Program Manager applies the tests of BYM’s Anti-Racist Declaration to all aspects of the Camping Program.

The Camping Program Manager is responsible to and is directly supervised by the General Secretary. Among other key duties, the Camping Program Manager supervises the Camp Directors, coordinates all seasonal personnel (currently over 120), and manages the work grant program for all adult volunteers (currently over 120). A number of supervisory duties continue throughout the non-camping seasons.

Baltimore Yearly Meeting is a vibrant Quaker organization comprised of more than 50 worshipping communities and 6,500 members across the mid-Atlantic region. Since the first gathering of Friends in Maryland in 1672, BYM has had a long, rich history of worship and social witness. This vibrancy is demonstrated today in an array of programs, the largest of which is the residential summer camping program. BYM is dedicated to advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion throughout the Yearly Meeting.

Non-Discrimination: Baltimore Yearly Meeting, as a spiritual community, seeks to welcome all in participation of programs and in employment. The Yearly Meeting is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring based on race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, age, or national origin. The Yearly Meeting affirms the right of all individuals, including transgender, genderqueer and questioning young people and adults, to understand and express themselves with authenticity and integrity, both inwardly and outwardly. We affirm a policy of compassion and inclusion in all programs sponsored by BYM, including the Youth Program and Camping Program.

For the complete job description: Please visit the BYM web site at

Salary and Benefits:  Baltimore Yearly Meeting endeavors to provide salaries and benefits in line with those of other non-profit positions in the Washington metropolitan area. The salary range for this position is $58,000 to $75,000, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits include: health and dental coverage; long-term disability insurance; term life insurance; eleven paid holidays; annual, personal, medical, maternity/paternity and adoption, and sabbatical leaves; retirement contribution.

To apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, and list of three references to Camping Program Manager Search at Applications received by October 29, 2020 will be given preference in consideration, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Virtual Annual Session

Saturday, August 1, 2020
Virtual Event
Each element of the programming for Annual Session 2020 will have different connection information. You must select each session that you are interested in participating in to receive the information.

The Program Committee wants as many Friends as possible to participate in Annual Session programs this year. We have been exploring the concept of Pay as Led financing over the last year, and will be using that model to cover the expenses for our virtual Annual Session 2020. By making Annual Session more financially possible for more people, we hope our community can become more inclusive and welcoming. Pay as Led financing acknowledges that while some Friends require assistance to participate, many others could pay more/give more than the rates that are set.

We are particularly aware that this year some Friends have been unemployed, living on their savings, or experiencing other financial hardships. Do not let lack of funds keep you from participating.

The suggested Annual Session registration fee is $100 per adult (over age 18). As always, youth programming is free. This fee includes the retreat, all programs during the week, and programs scheduled in the pre-session week (July 20-24). Whether you attend a lot or a little of the Annual Session program, we invite you to prayerfully consider your own financial circumstances, and pay as you are led. You may be led to pay significantly more than $100, or less. It is up to each of us to individually discern what fee to pay. You will see the option to enter your fee on the registration page.

Registration is online only. If you need assistance, please contact the Yearly Meeting office. You may register throughout Annual Session, but must register for any specific event or session no less then 2 hours in advance of that session to allow time to receive the connection information. You must preregister to receive the technology link for any session. We will not be posting them publicly due to security issues.

Note that the registration includes all currently announced pre-session events that will be occurring prior to the 27th of July. As new pre-session events are added, they will be announced generally and those who have already registered will be given an opportunity to add these to their registration.

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