January 12-14  Art Inside and Out  

6th-8th Grade

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

This retreat we will explore the spiritual dimension of feeding ourselves as we create tasty, nutritious meals and heavenly desserts with and for one another.   

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. 



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
Adult Program 
Youth Program