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Young Friends Program


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Wee Friends through Middle School
 
  Morning Program:
  • During the morning business sessions on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, a planned program for all children, organized into appropriate age groups, will be provided. These programs are designed to be meaningful while giving children a chance to connect with other Friends in their age groups.  The typical age groups are: 0-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-11, Middle School (MS). The exact age is not as important as a comfortable level for the child.
  • Parents are asked to sign their children in and out of the program daily. Please pick children up by noon.    
  Afternoon Program:
  • There is an informal craft tent set up during worship sharing and workshops.  All ages may drop in and do a craft or play a game.
  • Babysitting is available for ages 0-6 at the Wee Friends tent area. 
  Evening Programs:
  • Each night a different program will be offered for children. There will be some adult chaperones available.  Parents should bring special supervising needs to the attention of the chaperones. Babysitting is available for ages 0-6 (except Friday during dancing). 
 
Babysitting
Child care will be provided for children age 6 and under during all adult programs (not during Friday night dancing). Look for the babysitters near the Wee Friends tent and play area to the west of the meetinghouse. 
 
 
Recreational Activities
Recreational activities are planned and posted.  Parents are expected to chaperone or arrange a chaperone for their children as needed. 
 
 
High School (HS)
The Youth Oversight Committee and High School age Friends (entering grade 10 through 2013 high school graduates) plan their program. 
 
 
Adult Young Friends (AYF)
The Adult Young Friends of ILYM are a group of 18 to 35 year olds led to maintain a sense of community among individuals who often find themselves in a transitional period in their lives. AYFs consider themselves a subgroup of the adult community of ILYM Friends, but also participate as active members in the wider ILYM community. The AYF group is in a constant state of change and development as they adjust to meet the needs of new and old members experiencing changes in their lives. They welcome new members with open arms.