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Children’s Sessions

Annual Sessions is a gathering of Friends that is supportive of families with children.  Children’s Sessions provide the opportunity for children to experience various aspects of Quaker faith and life. There is no registration fee for children and youth age 18 and under.


Wee Friends through Middle School
Morning Program: Small age-appropriate groups with 2 teachers, designed to be meaningful while giving children a chance to connect with other Friends of their age. During this time parents can attend Meeting for Business. Children will join the adults for the last 10 minutes of closing worship of the Business Meeting.

Afternoon Activities: A variety of activities on different days include a craft tent, swimming, recreation on the lawn, and multigenerational workshops. During this time parents can participate in workshops and worship sharing.

Evening Programs: Programs include hayrack ride and games, banner making with singing and flashlight parade, and campfire with s’mores and songs. During this time parents can attend the evening plenary programs. Friday evening is multigenerational folk dancing on the lawn.

First Day School on Sunday morning
FDS will be held while adults are attending the Plummer Lecture and Sunday Meeting for Worship. The children will be joining the adults towards the end of worship.

Babysitting & Childcare
Babysitting & Childcare will be available for children too young to attend Children’s Sessions programs.  Additionally, babysitting and supervised play area time will be available during morning Meeting for Worship (8:00-9:00 am) and worship sharing and workshop time (1:15-4:00 pm).  Please consult the schedule at the registration table for a full listing of times.

 

 

High School Program

The Youth Oversight Committee and High School Friends (entering grade 9 through 2016 high school graduates) plan the program.  Consult the Youth Coordinator for program specifics.

 


Adult Young Friends

The Adult Young Friends of ILYM are a group of 18 to 35 year old Friends led to maintain a sense of community. While a subgroup of adult Friends, AYFs participate as active adult members of ILYM. They welcome new members with open arms.