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Spiritual Formation Program

Spiritual Formation 2022

Spring Spiritual Formation Retreat May 13-15, 2022
The Claggett Center
3035 Bukeystown Pike, Adamstown, MD
Registration for the Spring Retreat is Now CLOSED

Fall Spiritual Formation Retreat Sept. 9-11, 2022
Shepherd's Spring Outdoor Ministry Center
16869 Taylors Landing Rd, Sharpsburg, MD

Summer Virtual Retreat, Date TBD
For Friends who cannot travel to an in-person retreat, we plan to offer a specially designed 3 hour retreat via Zoom in Summer 2022.

We invite you to a journey of personal spiritual deepening in the fellowship of your local Meeting and with Friends from across Baltimore Yearly Meeting. Our Spiritual Formation Program is designed to gather us in spiritual friendship for the deep listening that opens our hearts and helps us to discern how God is at work in our lives. Friends are invited to two annual retreats, to monthly gatherings of your local Meeting group, and to smaller friendship groups. We support and encourage one another in finding spiritual practices that nourish us. We share and reflect on readings that provide wisdom along the way. We welcome you to join us.

To find out more about the Spiritual Formation Program, read our booklet Sacred Intersections: Spiritual Formation Program. You are also welcome to contact the clerks of the Spiritual Formation Working Group, Amy Schmaljohn ( or Alan Evans ( You can get a taste of the program by registering for our next retreat or by inviting Amy and Alan to visit your Meeting. We have developed a short-format (2-3 hour) retreat that we offer on-site at local Meetings, often at the rise of Meeting on a Sunday.

2022 Spring Retreat Details & Registration
May 13-15, 2022
The Claggett Center
3035 Bukeystown Pike, Adamstown, MD

The Spiritual Formation Program invites you to rekindle relationships as we gather together for the first time in two years around the theme of Renew and Rejoice. The retreat will begin Friday with dinner at 6:30pm and end with lunch on Sunday. Together, we will reflect upon how difficult life can be, particularly during the pandemic-induced isolation we found ourselves in, and yet rejoice at our collective spirit yearning for companionship and connection. We'll enjoy moments of quiet reflection, spiritual friendship, table fellowship, and restorative chanting. We'll take in all that the renewed spring landscape extends to our bodies and spirits. Whether you are new to Spiritual Formation retreat or are a returning retreatant, this respite - with all the gifts of the wider BYM Spiritual Formation fellowship has to offer - is for you.

Retreat Costs: We offer a range of accommodation options to meet your needs. Rates include all meals from Friday dinner through Sunday lunch. New for 2022, we are offering a "pay as led" model. The rates listed below represent the costs the Claggett Center is charging BYM to host our retreat. However, Friends may register at the amount they choose. We hope Friends who are able will consider paying at or above the listed rates. Registration above the suggested rates helps ensure all Friends can attend, regardless of ability to pay. 

  • 1-Person Single: $285/person
  • 2-Person Single: $225/person
  • 2-Person Double: $250/person
  • 3-Person Double: $220/person
  • 4-Person Double: $200/person

Single rooms have 1 queen bed. Double rooms have 2 queen beds. All meals are included. 

Dietary Accommodations: The Claggett Center can accommodate omnivore, gluten free, dairy-free, vegan, and vegetarian diets. If you have other dietary restrictions or concerns, please speak with our registrar, Marilyn Rothstein at

Payment Due Dates: All retreat fees must be paid in full two weeks prior to the retreat.

Cancellation Policy: Friends who cancel their registration earlier than two weeks prior to the retreat will receive a full refund minus a $50 administrative fee. No refunds will be made after that point.

Registration for BYM's Spring 2022 Spiritual Formation Retreat is Now Closed

For additional questions, please contact Marilyn Rothstein at 

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