Our mission is to foster spiritual growth after the manner of Friends (Quaker) and to strengthen the application of Friends’ testimonies in the world.
We offer programs for all ages. We rent this quiet space for your family reunions, school retreats, church groups, and small conferences.
Cherish Family & Friends - PoHo's Annual New Year Celebration
December 30, 2017 - January 1, 2018
This multigenerational conference is one of our most popular. We can only house 90 people, so register early! At this annual event we can have activities for all ages - and you can help! Let us know what type of activity you want to see and will lead. We've had finger painting, energy work, tai chi, pilates, work projects, a walk to Dorson's Rock, a gathering for young adult F/friends, and cookie making. Think about it and be in touch.
Right after our evening meals on the 31st, it's Cabaret! Bring your instruments, a song, story, poem and/or skit to share with everyone on New Year's Eve. Our cooks will have a Quaker midnight feast ready for us. We'll conclude the celebration with a brunch on January 1st. Come and be part of this wonderful intergenerational celebration.
This is the Hazel and Louis Meszaros Event. Hazel and Louis are remembered as a couple whose gentle loving ways embraced their family and friends and all of nature. Scholarship funds are available for this family-centered and creation-friendly event.
Register by December 15th: $400/families; $200/adults; $100/ages 13-22; $50/infants-12; Commuters: one-half price.
After December 15th: $440/$220/$110/$55
December 21, 2017 2:00pm to 8:00pm
As we head into winter and the coldest months of the year, we welcome and celebrate the imminent return of light. What is the interplay of dark and light in your life, and in the life of the world? What are the spiritual gifts of the dark? Of the light? What is the full spectrum of spiritual light? Join us for a time of spiritual seeking and renewal that includes some activity outdoors (bring weather appropriate clothing), supper, snacks, and a place for you to take a breath during this busy season.
Facilitated by Mary Kay Glazer, a long-time member of NYYM, now lives in Madison WI with her husband Mark Moss. She is a member of Madison Friends Meeting, Northern Yearly Meeting. She has a passion for spiritual formation - the many ways we are shaped by God, and how we respond. Find out more at www.mkglazer.com
Register by December 10, 2017: $80/person for the day.
After December 10: $100
SPECIAL OFFER: Want to spend the night after this day-long retreat? Stay on through the night at Powell House for an extra $20. Includes a continental breakfast.
January 12-14 Art Inside and Out
Not just for those who see themselves as artists - this is about the doing and the being present in that moment. We will use a variety of media – clay, snow, food, paint, things in the forest, paper for drawing or folding, pillows, people, sounds, words …. What did we leave out?
Jan 19-21 Feed the Spirit
9th – 12th Grade
Feb 2-4 When You’re Alone
Young Adults (including 11th &12th grade )
Feb 16-18 One Purple Crayon
4th & 5th Grade
That is all it takes to express your creativity and create your own reality. Sometimes in a world that seems ever more complicated all you need is one purple crayon and a big blank wall of paper to feel happy again. We will provide you with both so you can create a world the way you want it to be. All you have to bring is your self and your imagination. We'll share thoughts on how to move those visions from the walls to the outside world.