March 2-4, 2018


In the style of the Powell House youth program, we parents will gather to explore how we empower ourselves and our offspring. Two long winter nights with an almost-full moon … time to tell our stories to each other and spend some time together building and burning a story fire. Jobs, schools, relationships, family, travels, and travails – these are the things that we weave into our stories. Learn from each other as you share experiences in small groups and maybe jump into a Story Slam in the evening as part of cabaret. Let the joy of a Powell House conference light up these winter evenings.


There will be games, small group discussions, large group exercises, self space time and communal worship. We will move, be still, laugh, eat well, be creative, and bask in the moment. Join other parents who share your journey as we learn and gather strength from each other.

(A 6th - 8th grade youth conference will run separately in the other building at the same time.)


Julie Glynn returns to facilitate this gathering again. Julie is the parent of three and a once-upon-a-time youth attender who is now active in Brooklyn Meeting. She is an expert in finding delight. Mike Clark or Chris DeRoller, youth program directors, will facilitate with her. Their 17 years as youth directors and raising two adult children have shown them that finding the fun and the spirit in parenting is essential.


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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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