Junior Young Friends Conference Registration

The dates for the Junior Young Friends (JYF) Conferences for 2019-2020
November 9 - 10
Langley Hill Friends Meeting (McLean, VA)
January 11 - 12
Gunpowder Friends Meeting (Sparks, MD)
March 7 - 8
Adelphi Friends Meeting (Adelphi,MD)
May 1 - 3
Catoctin Quaker Camp (Thurmont, MD)

Registration for the November 9-10 Conference is full. Please write to Jossie at youthprograms@bym-rsf.org to be put on a wait-list.

Financial Aid: To request financial aid email Jossie at youthprograms@bym-rsf.org. Do not register online.

We need new med forms at the start of every school year OR the first conference a participant attends. Med forms will be kept on file for the duration of the school year and attenders do not need to submit a new form for each subsequent conference they attend. Medical forms from camp, annual session or the previous school year do not count as they have already been filed away over the summer. Friends that do not submit a med form are not allowed to stay at the event without the proper signed documentation. Copies of insurance cards are helpful but not necessary.

Junior Young Friends Gathering Expectations

JYFs try new things, attend all community meetings and events, and participate in color group activities and chores.

JYFs practice enthusiastic consent - asking for, and getting, permission before touching other members of the community or using their stuff - and treat community members, their belongings, and conference venues with care.

JYFs are kind and encouraging, don’t exclude people, listen to and respect others’ opinions - and their need for rest.

JYFs think before acting, use good judgment, and practice self-care. And they abide by any other decisions or rules made at a particular conference, particularly those involving sleep schedules and spaces.

Behavior that threatens others or makes them uncomfortable, or disrupts or destroys community, will not be tolerated. Nor will bringing or using any form of tobacco, alcohol or illegal drugs - or engaging in any form of sexual activity or harassment.

If a problem arises, JYFs notify the Youth Programs Manager or a FAP.

Consequences for violating these expectations are decided by the Youth Programs Manager, in consultation with the DFAP, other FAPs, and the JYF or JYFs involved.

Parents of JYFs are informed of any serious transgressions involving their child, either immediately or at the end of the conference.

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