new date    August 26 - 27

 ( This will be concurrent with the Fun In The Sun event for families on August 24-30 )

In conjunction with the Fun in the Sun week we will have a full day and night of youth program activities for

3rd and 4th graders and their parents.

We’ll play games, take hikes, share stories and maybe swim in the pond.

We’ll also explore insides: of logs, the Anna Curtis Center (ACC), you.

What’s inside that wants to get out and what from the outside do you let in?

No additional fee if you are attending Fun in the Sun.   Otherwise it’s $75 for each participant.  

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To sign up just for Inside / Outside:

  1. When you register the first person, confirm the information, enter at the top how much you are paying for that person and click "Next Step" at the bottom. 
  2. On the next page that opens click "Register for Another Event"  
  3. It will open a list of all programs. 
  4. Click the registration button for this event and it open a registration form with the fields all filled in from the first person.  Change the name and other information as appropriate.
Bring your adult to join you in wondering, playing and being.




Feb 2-4, 2018

“Alone” comes in many flavors like those every-flavor jelly beans. ( “Hmm, is this flavor mango or ear wax?” ) Some are yummy and some are yucky.

Alone can be powerful; alone can be painful.

We will share experiences on how to cope with this universal experience and to practice ways to be powerful individuals, even when in a crowd.

But for most of THIS weekend we will not be alone. It is an almost full moon, so plan on group night walks ( Will we have deep snow for that? A frozen pond?) and a fire. We may be all adult-ish, but there should still be pillow piles, people piles and piles of snacks to keep us fueled for games and small group discussions.

In spite of the title, we also encourage you to invite other young adults who have not been to the Powell House youth program. This is a great conference for first time attenders or folks who have not been in long while.

Fee $125

While Mike Clark and Chris DeRoller plan to facilitate this conference, they probably won't do it alone. To start, much of the content was developed by a young adult who was left alone at Powell House due to a snow storm.


This conference is through the youth program, so adults who attend are expected to follow the schedule, expectations and guidelines of a youth conference.

Nov 3-5


Take a breath, let out a laugh, kick off your shoes or lace up your sneakers.

In the midst of exams, college applications, family holiday preparations and other things that fill your plate, treat yourself to a weekend of play, pure and simple. Of course, there’s always time for a soul-satisfying conversation around the meaning of life and our place in the world, served with hot tea and fresh cookies.

And a chance to reconnect with, or meet for the first time, people who love you just as you are.

Fee $125

Chris DeRoller and Mike Clark, Powell House Youth directors, are hosting this conference, although they just may pull in some major resource people who like Frisbee to help facilitate.

 This conference is through the youth program, so adults who attend are expected to follow the schedule, expectations and guidelines of a youth conference.

Dec 8-10

This is our traditional two-house conference where older middle schoolers join our high schoolers to create a vibrant, joyful community.

Large, boisterous sessions mix with small group gatherings for deeper discussions, creative expression and work projects.

Saturday night culminates in a dress up dinner and talent-filled cabaret.

Since this is a popular conference (up to 80 kids), priority will be given to those who have participated in conferences throughout the fall.

Fee $125

Powell House is the conference and retreat center of the 

New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Powell House
524 Pitt Hall Rd
Old Chatham,  NY
phone  518-794-8811
fax     518-794-8815
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